Gun Control or People Control? What Are the Real Issues?

Lyle Brennan

After the shootings in Aurora, Colorado and Sandy Hook, Americans are searching for ways to prevent future tragedies, and politicians are taking advantage of the public outcry to advance their own political agendas. For example, when Harry Reid used to represent the citizens of Nevada, he voted to support our Second Amendment rights. Now that he only represents the Progressive … [Read more...]

Healthcare in Nevada: Prognosis Encouraging

Nevada healthcare is under an unprecedented combination of pressures but is also holding its own.

Nevada’s 2013 healthcare checkup reveals an industry under an unprecedented combination of pressures – little surprise there – but also one that is holding its own, moving quickly to adapt, gearing up to provide the best patient care possible, and looking confidently to the future. “Nevada’s healthcare industry is in a state of flux as a result of the changes occurring on a … [Read more...]

Flip a Switch, Turn on a Faucet: Nevada’s Utility Companies

Utilities in Nevada took a beating during the recession. Now the light at the end of the tunnel may be an indication that the economy is recovering.

Utilities in Nevada took a beating during the recession. Now the light at the end of the tunnel may be an indication that the economy is recovering. Utilities is a catchall phrase for services businesses and individuals use on a daily basis: water, power, natural gas. Most utilities are regulated by the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, utility companies aren’t affected … [Read more...]

Industry Focus: Accountants

Accountants in Nevada have been busy this tax season. Executives from accounting firms throughout the state met to discuss accounting issues.

Accountants in Nevada have been busy this tax season. Whether struggling with changes in tax laws or dealing with a shaky economy for their clients, CPA’s are busier than ever keeping up with the changing times. Recently, executives representing various accounting firms throughout the state met at the Las Vegas offices of Snell & Wilmer to discuss these issues and the … [Read more...]

Business Financing: An Economic Bright Spot

The business financing picture in Nevada today is brighter than it was during the two years following the country’s great recession.

The business financing picture in Nevada today is brighter than it was during the two years following the country’s great recession. Capital is available. Businesses are seeking financing, and lenders are closing loans. “Things are definitely looking up,” said Bob Francl, executive vice president and regional manager of First Independent Bank, which serves clients primarily … [Read more...]

Family Owned Business 2013

The backbone of the economy, family owned businesses are an integral part of Nevada’s economic landscape.

Congratulations to the 2013 Family Owned Business Finalists The backbone of the economy, family owned and entrepreneurial businesses are an integral part of Nevada’s economic landscape. It is important to recognize the achievements of these outstanding companies. Nevada Business Magazine acknowledges the hard work, late hours and personal sacrifices these owners make and … [Read more...]

Kent Sasse, MD: Sasse Surgical

Meet Kent Sasse, MD: Sasse Surgical

Medical Doctor Reno How did you first get into your profession? I excelled in science and math in school, and then found a passion for making surgery less invasive with emerging technology while I was a medical student and later a Resident at U.C. San Francisco. What would you want your legacy to future generations to be? That I helped many individuals in Nevada … [Read more...]

Shelley Hartmann: Mineral County Economic Development Authority, HWY 95 RDA

Meet Shelley Hartmann: Shareholder, Mineral County Economic Development Authority, HWY 95 RDA

Executive Director Hawthorne How did you first get into your profession? In 1986 when Lincoln County needed an economic development coordinator, I applied. I was working at the newspaper at that time. My background was in art and business and I was a counselor at Caliente Youth Center. I wasn’t afraid of new things and no one knew at the time what economic development … [Read more...]

Tom Standish: Jolley Urga Wirth Woodbury & Standish Attorneys at Law

Meet Tom Standish: Shareholder, Jolley Urga Wirth Woodbury & Standish Attorneys at Law

Shareholder Las Vegas What would you want your legacy to future generations to be? I would want my legacy to reflect my reputation as a skilled litigator in my specialized field and that I was known for working effectively with every opposing counsel. If you could be another person for a day, who would you be? Chief of Staff at the White House. I’ve always held a … [Read more...]

May 2013: Around the State

Nevada business news - May 2013: Around the state

Las Vegas Named No. 1 Trade Show Destination For the 19th consecutive year, Las Vegas has been named the top trade show destination in the country, according to a list compiled by the Trade Show News Network. In 2012, Las Vegas hosted 53 of the largest shows, more than the next two competitors combined. The list represents the top 250 trade shows, ranked by net square footage. … [Read more...]

Following Through With a Judgement: Working Towards a Successful Debt Collection

In debt collection, there are various options available to seek payment.

When a business sells goods or services, that business can expect to be paid. However, payment is not always the reality. If a business is not getting paid, there are options to seeking repayment, either informally or formally. If the informal methods of trying to convince the debtor to pay have been unsuccessful, business owners should consider formally seeking payment by … [Read more...]

Transparent Nevada: Nevada’s Collective Bargaining Laws Enable Government Employees to Live High at Taxpayers’ Expense

Last year, Governor Brian Sandoval made $181,586.49 in total compensation. How many government employees in Nevada made more than the governor? One hundred, five hundred … maybe a thousand? No, nope and not even close. Over 2,000 government employees in Nevada made more in total compensation than the governor in 2012. Those employees include, a community services … [Read more...]

Industrial Summary: First Quarter 2013

A look at the Nevada commercial real estate industrial summary: First Quarter 2013.

Southern Nevada The Las Vegas industrial market reported a meaningful decline in vacancy rate, falling to 17.2 percent during the first quarter of 2013. Compared to the prior quarter, vacancies are down 50 basis points (0.5 percent), while compared to a year ago, they are down 70 basis points (0.7 percent). Approximately 690,600 square feet of positive net absorption was … [Read more...]

May 2013: Business Indicators

Nevada business news - May 2013: Around the State

Revised estimates for fourth quarter 2012 show U.S. real GDP increasing at an annualized rate of 0.4 percent, a little higher than the “second” estimated rate of 0.1 percent. Private inventory investment, federal government spending, and exports made negative contributions. The reduction in federal government spending comes after a surge in defense spending during third … [Read more...]

What was the first thing you bought with money you had earned yourself?

Six Nevada business executives answer: What was the first thing you bought with money you had earned yourself?

“At nine years old I started my first business renting sleds and toboggans out of my dad’s television repair shop. The business was booming and I was able to buy my first pair of skis that winter.” Scott Meier • Co-Owner, Right Now Air - “I was 14 and wanted the coolest shoes that everyone was wearing (Adidas).  My dad said my shoes were just fine. I still wanted them; he … [Read more...]