Nevada Needs a Court of Appeals: Businesses Should Support 2014 Ballot Question

The November 2014 ballot will contain a proposal to amend the Nevada Constitution and create a court of appeals (appellate court).

The November 2014 ballot will contain a proposal to amend the Nevada Constitution and create a court of appeals (appellate court). Those of you who have been reading my columns awhile know that 99 percent of the time I’m a passionate supporter of smaller government. However, this is one case where adding a layer of… [More…]

Nevada’s 2014 Economic Forecast: The Way the Wind Blows…

This year’s predictions offer more good news than has been reported in Nevada Business Magazine’s annual Economic Forecast in the last few years.

When it comes to fortune telling, nothing is ever certain, but a handful of industry experts share their thoughts on Nevada’s economy in 2014. This year’s predictions offer more good news than has been reported in Nevada Business Magazine’s annual Economic Forecast in the last few years. While most business executives are proceeding with caution,… [More…]

A Primer on Estate Planning: Be Prepared

Estate planning is one of those tasks everyone knows is important, staring the Grim Reaper in the face to figure out how to distribute assets isn’t fun.

Estate planning is one of those tasks everyone knows is important, but few do eagerly. After all, staring the Grim Reaper in the face to figure out how to distribute assets isn’t fun. However, postponing the decisions is a mistake. Jeffrey Burr, an attorney specializing in estate planning, explained many of the threats that lurk.… [More…]

Industry Focus: Mining

Mining in Nevada is an industry that has been thriving despite the economic instability of the past several years.

Mining in Nevada is an industry that has been thriving despite the economic instability of the past several years. Nevertheless, the industry still faces many challenges ranging from public perception and workforce outlook to restoration and regulatory delays. Mining executives representing companies from the industry recently met at the Reno offices of City National Bank… [More…]

Corporate Philanthropy: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Read Corporate Philanthropy: The Gift that Keeps on Giving Special Report.

When Alexander Graham Bell, the founder of the Bell Telephone Company (now AT&T), embarked on a mission to teach speech and lip-reading to deaf people in the late 1800s, he helped sow the seeds of present day corporate philanthropy. Along with other business leaders of his day, such as J. P. Morgan and Henry Ford,… [More…]

The Role and Responsibilities of State Officers

Read the role and responsibilities of the Nevada State Officers.

In Nevada, six constitutional officers comprise the state government’s executive branch. They are the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, state treasurer and state controller. All are elected to four-year terms and may serve a maximum of two terms. Next year, Nevadans will vote for all positions but governor. The primary obligation of… [More…]

Fueling Our Future

Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada to support legislation to index the fuel tax to inflation in Clark County for three years.

As Southern Nevada rebounds from the recession, it has become a community that is much more engaged and collaborative with the goal of making the Valley a better and more vibrant metropolis. Businesses, local governments and community organizations work together, now more than ever, to help improve, grow and diversify our economy. This spirit of… [More…]

Tina Perchetti: LP Insurance Services, Inc.

Meet Tina Perchetti: Northeastern Nevada Division Leader, LP Insurance Services, Inc.

Northeastern Nevada Division Leader Elko http://www.lpins.net/ How did you first get into your profession? I was a commercial bank executive and was actually soliciting LP when the tables turned and I found myself joining their team instead. What do you like most about your industry? I like that our business is relationship-based (my clients become a part… [More…]

Darcy K. Neighbors: CIM Marketing Partners

Meet Darcy K. Neighbors: Founder/CEO, CIM Marketing Partners.

Founder/CEO Las Vegas http://www.cimmp.com/ How did you first get into your profession? I started my first business in retail at the age of 24. It was during this season that I learned I had a true passion for marketing. After selling this business, I focused on finishing my degree in business with an emphasis in marketing… [More…]

Ann Santiago: TMC Financing

Meet Ann Santiago: Senior Vice President, TMC Financing.

Senior Vice President Las Vegas http://www.tmcfinancing.com/ What do you like most about your industry? I like that my industry helps a lot of small businesses realize their ultimate dream of owning their own building and expanding. What do you like least about your industry? I don’t like the misconceptions about working with the government and Small Business… [More…]

Nevada Real Estate & Development Report: December 2013

Nevada Real Estate and Development Report: December 2013

Projects Las Vegas, 89110 Government CORE Construction began building Fire Station 108 in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week in October 2013. The project was initially placed on hold due to economic conditions in 2009. Construction is projected for completion on August 21, 2014. The $6.7 million project will improve emergency response time in its… [More…]

December 2013: Around the State

Business News from Around Nevada: December 2013

Barclaycard to Open Customer Center in Henderson Barclaycard US, the payments business of Barclays in the United States, has announced plans to open a customer contact center in Henderson. The center is expected to add 400 new employees in 2014 with a total of 700 new employees expected by the end of 2015. Once fully… [More…]

Office Summary: Third Quarter 2013

Nevada Office Summary: Third Quarter 2013

Southern Nevada The Las Vegas office vacancy rate declined for the second consecutive quarter, reaching 25.9 percent by the close of the third quarter of 2013. Although the latest period represents a decline of 40 basis points when compared to the prior quarter, vacancies remain elevated. Compared to a year ago, the vacancy rate is… [More…]

December 2013: Business Indicators

Read Nevada business indicators: December 2013. Includes status of U.S. Nevada, Las Vegas, and Reno economies.

Advanced estimates for third quarter 2013 show U.S. real gross domestic product increasing at an annualized rate of 2.8 percent, a slight improvement over the 2.5 percent growth experienced in second quarter 2013. Federal government spending made negative contributions. Personal consumption expenditures, private inventory investment, business fixed investment, residential investment, net exports, and state and… [More…]

Should judges be elected or appointed?

Should judges be elected or appointed? - Nevada Business Magazine

“Ever-growing judicial campaign finance coffers, endorsements from political groups and low voter turn-out in judicial elections all contribute to citizens’ lower confidence in the judiciary. Selecting our judges based on merit through a bipartisan commission and appointment process is crucial to a fair and impartial judiciary, and necessary to maintain our democratic ideals.” Tamara Beatty… [More…]