November 2014 Elections: Support Pro-Business Candidates Now

Now is the time to start researching the field of candidates to decide who you want to represent your interests when the Legislature convenes in 2015.

November may seem far away now, but plans for the next elections are already well underway. Now is the time to start researching the field of candidates to decide who you want to represent your interests when the Legislature convenes in February 2015, and who you want to represent Nevada in Washington, DC. This year,… [More...]

Corporate Branding: A How To Guide

What makes one business stand out from the pack? Why do potential clients choose one over the other for their services? The answer is in the brands.

What differentiates similar companies, making one stand out from the pack? Why do potential clients choose one over the other for their services? The answer is in the brands. Branding, while second nature to some, remains a mystery to numerous other businesses. In fact, a common belief is that a company’s brand is its logo;… [More...]

Banking on Nevada: A New Day Dawning

Banking doesn’t exist in a vacuum; the industry is affected by the economic environment.

Banking doesn’t exist in a vacuum; the industry is affected by the economic environment which, in turn, can be directly affected by practices and realities within the banking industry. So it should be good news that Nevada bankers are feeling optimistic about 2014. The banking industry has stabilized, according to George E. Burns, commissioner, Nevada… [More...]

Industry Focus: Healthcare

A group of Nevada’s healthcare leaders recently met at the offices of Gordon Silver to discuss the trends and obstacles facing their industry.

Nevada’s healthcare industry continues to see an increasing number of challenges. With the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the ongoing issue of physician and specialist shortages, healthcare executives in the Silver State are working to adapt while ensuring quality care for their fellow Nevadans. A group of Nevada’s healthcare leaders recently met… [More...]

Back to Basics: Architects and Engineers in Nevada

Architects and engineers around the Silver State say they expect to see the appearance of a light at the end of the recession tunnel this year.

It may not usher in the booming economy that Nevadans were basking in just a short decade ago, but architects and engineers around the Silver State say they expect to see the appearance of a light at the end of the recession tunnel this year. “The outlook looks quite good. There was almost a stop… [More...]

Miriano Ravazzolo: MB America, Inc.

Meet Miriano Ravazzolo, CEO of MB America, Inc.

CEO Reno http://www.mbamerica.com/eng/ How did you first get into wholesale distribution of construction machinery? I started in corporate Europe where I gained extensive experience during that time. I moved to Nevada in 2002, as the CEO of a multi-national company, after that I worked as a consultant for several years and then in 2010, I became CEO… [More...]

Travis Crowder: Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley

Meet Travis Crowder, Chief Professional Officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley.

Chief Professional Officer Yerington http://www.bgcmasonvalley.org/ How did you first get into your profession? I started working for Boys & Girls Club in Carson City when I was 20 years old as an Athletic Director. It was full-time work and it was working with kids which was a perfect storm! What other types of work do you… [More...]

Shelley Berkley: Touro University Nevada Touro Western Division

Meet Shelley Berkley, CEO & Senior Provost of Touro University Nevada Touro Western Division.

CEO & Senior Provost Las Vegas http://tun.touro.edu/ What do you like about your industry? I am excited to lead an institution that is educating Nevada’s future healthcare and educational professionals. Touro is the state’s best kept secret and I am working to change that. What was the toughest lesson you’ve learned in your career? The best… [More...]

Are Unpaid Internships Becoming a Thing of the Past?

Read the Nevada Business Magazine February 2014 article: Are Unpaid Internships Becoming a Thing of the Past?

Employers in Nevada and every state have historically used unpaid interns for a variety of reasons, it being taken for granted that the research, filing and coffee-schlepping were necessary steps to career growth. Now, as 2014 gets underway, a series of closely-watched lawsuits may mean that the army of interns may not be back next… [More...]

The Left’s New Agenda: Minimum Wage Hikes and Unemployment Benefits Aren’t the Key to Prosperity

Capitalism did not create poverty—it inherited it,” observed individualist philosopher Ayn Rand. Over the past centuries, capitalism has eradicated the previous conditions of widespread famine and starvation and has elevated the living standards of the poor to a level previously unheard of, even for kings. Today, even low-income Americans commonly enjoy cell phones, automobiles, a… [More...]

February 2014: Around the State

Read business new from around Nevada for February 2014.

Sunrise Health Hospitals and H2U Partner to Open Health Centers for Employees Sunrise Health Hospitals and Health to You (H2U) have partnered to open three H2U health centers for hospital employee and dependents, approximately 8,855 individuals. MountainView and Southern Hills centers opened in January with the final clinic at the Sunrise and Sunrise Children’s Hospital… [More...]

Profit and Loss Statements: Sounds Simple. Is It?

Profit and loss statements are a great tool to monitor the profitability and health of a company. At first glance they seem fairly simple; however, there are some important things to remember when working with these statements. There is real life, and there are taxes. They look alike but one is an orange and the… [More...]

Nevada Real Estate & Development Report: February 2014

Read the Nevada Real Estate and Development Report: February 2014 - Commercial real estate and development - projects, sales, and leases.

H Sale, Office ADDRESS 3039 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy, 89052 BUYER Denco, LLC SELLER Vantage at Horizon Ridge, LLC DETAILS 6,754 SF; $1,725,000 APN 177-35-510-029 BUYER’S REP William Skupa and Gino Vincent of MINT Property Group, Ltd. SELLER’S REP Joseph DeSimone of First Federal Realty Desimone Sale, Vacant Land ADDRESS Stephanie St. and Wigwam Pkwy.… [More...]

Industrial Summary: Fourth Quarter 2013

Southern Nevada In 2013, the Las Vegas industrial market reported the highest net absorption since 2007. The vacancy rate at the end of 2013 was 13.8 percent, which represents a decline of 0.4 percent from the prior quarter. Compared to a year ago (Q4 2012), the vacancy rate reported an even more substantial decline of… [More...]

Business Indicators: February 2014

Read Nevada business indicators: February 2014. Includes status of U.S. Nevada, Las Vegas, and Reno economies.

The “third” estimate for third quarter 2013 shows U.S. real gross domestic product increasing at an annualized rate of 4.1 percent, an improvement over the 3.6 percent growth reported in the “second” estimate. Higher levels of personal consumption expenditures and nonresidential fixed investment were responsible for the upward revision. Residential investment, net exports, and state… [More...]

What do you enjoy most about being a business owner and/or executive?

Six Nevada executives share what the enjoy the most about being a business owner.

“Each day presents opportunities to serve others and to find new and innovative ways to make my clients’ visions become realities.” Alicia R. Ashcraft | Managing Partner, Ashcraft & Barr | LLP – “The MDL Group supports every owner, executive and employee in giving back to the community. For example, I’m serving as CALV president,… [More...]