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… [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… [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… [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.

Executives representing various accounting firms throughout the state met at the Las Vegas offices of Snell & Wilmer to discuss the future of Nevada’s accounting industry:

Nikki Kirkhouse, Nevada Society of CPA’s; Harry Parsons, Pangborn and Co., Ltd.; Michael Mehr, Mehr CPA’s; Mike Bosma, The Bosma Group; Leland Pace, Stewart, Archibald & Barney; Kirk Jacobson, Johnson, Jacobson, Wilcox; Ralph Piercy, Piercy, Bowler, Taylor; Jason Griffith, De Joya and Griffith; Curt Anderson, Fair, Anderson and Langerman; Daniel Gerety, Gerety and Associates; Bob Anderson, Snell & Wilmer; Dianna Russo, Houldsworth Russo [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… [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 applauds them… [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… [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… [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… [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… [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… [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… [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… [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… [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?

Six executives share their answers:

Scott Meier • Co-Owner, Right Now Air; Andrew Economon • General Manager House of Blues Las Vegas; Morris Jackson • Northwest Las Vegas District Manager, Wells Fargo Community Banking; Stephanie Forte • Founder, Forte Creative Media PR; Boris Sapone • Owner, Colosseum Training Center; Darby Neagle • Co-Owner, Guns and Ammo Garage [More...]