Nevada State Bank: Established in 1959

Nevada State Bank (NSB), the largest state-chartered bank in Nevada, has grown along with the state for nearly 55 years, succeeding despite the economic challenges that managed to defeat many other financial institutions. Today, it operates 50 branches in 20 communities across the state, and has over $4 billion in assets. Beginnings: 1959-1979 In the… [More…]

Retail Summary: Fourth Quarter 2013

Southern Nevada The Las Vegas retail vacancy rate fell below 10 percent or the first time since 2008 as it ended 2013 at 9.2 percent. The latest rate is down 0.2 percentage points from the prior quarter and represents a decline of 0.8 percentage points from the prior year. During the fourth quarter, the retail… [More…]

Protecting Babies in America: They Have the Right to Life

Lyle Brennan

Two items in the news lately have reminded people that killing babies is a crime and a tragedy that affects us all. In one case, a Philadelphia doctor, Kermit Gosnell, was convicted of murder for running a clinic that specialized in aborting babies as late as 30 weeks of gestation; that’s more than 7 months!… [More…]

Legal Elite 2013: Top Attorneys in Nevada

Legal Elite is an annual list that highlights the top attorneys in Nevada. The votes are based on peer nominations.

With 5,232 unique votes, this year’s Legal Elite polling had the most participation of any year. Legal Elite is an annual list that highlights the top attorneys in Nevada. The votes are based on peer nominations and the following lists feature the top vote getters throughout Nevada. These attorneys represent the best in an already… [More…]

Industry Focus: Economic Development

Recently, executives representing various economic development agencies throughout the state met to discuss the industry.

Economic Development has been a buzz-word in Nevada for the past several years. Since the recession hit, moving-in and retaining companies has become imperative to the health of Nevada. Recently, executives representing various economic development agencies throughout the state met to discuss these issues. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada Business Magazine, served as moderator for… [More…]

Joe Hoffman: Lincoln Electric Cutting Systems

Meet Joe Hoffman, Vice President of Sales and Service - Lincoln Electric Cutting Systems

Vice President of Sales and Service Reno If you had to choose another profession, what would it be? Why? Education…With my wife being a teacher I am able to see the positive influence she is able to have on her students. It is absolutely amazing to see the potential of some of these children when they… [More…]

Wendy Baroli: Grow For Me Sustainable Farm and Teaching Center

Meet Wendy Baroli, Farmer and Founder - Grow For Me Sustainable Farm and Teaching Center

Farmer and Founder Washoe County What would you want your legacy to future generations to be? To know that to choose to be a farmer and feed people- not a commodity trader for mono-cropped monopolistic farming-but feeding people is a good profession. To be a farmer is as important as a doctor or lawyer, educator… [More…]

Andrew M. Cash, MD: Desert Institute of Spine Care

Meet Andrew M Cash MD, Orthopedic Spinal Surgery at Desert Institute of Spine Care

Orthopedic Spinal Surgery Las Vegas What would you want your legacy for future generations to be? Dedication to service. I feel that man’s greatest contribution to society is to actually contribute to society itself. There is an obligation for man to serve his fellow man and to give back to the community. What business advice… [More…]

Nevada Real Estate & Development Report: June 2013

Cold Chain Technologies leased 42,500 SF from Panattoni Development for $790,500 on a five-year lease.

Projects Las Vegas, 89119 Government Whiting-Turner Contracting is constructing a 6,460 SF, open-air transit center at UNLV. The project will include several bike racks and an outdoor waiting area with shade and shelter canopies. The facility is designed by KGA Architects and G.C. Wallace will serve as engineer on the project. Construction of the transit… [More…]

Office Summary: First Quarter 2013

A summary of the office sector for Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada for First Quarter 2013.

Southern Nevada The Las Vegas office sector vacancy rate jumped to a record high of 26.2 percent during the first quarter of 2013. Compared to the prior quarter (Q4 2012) vacancies are up 50 basis points (0.5 percent), while they have increased 110 basis points (1.1 percent) from the same quarter a year ago (Q1… [More…]

What is your favorite place in Nevada?

Six Nevada executives answer the question: What is your favorite place in Nevada?

“My favorite place in Nevada is Red Rock Canyon. It is absolutely gorgeous and a great place to hike. Getting to enjoy some fresh air and nature’s beauty is a perfect way to spend any weekend.” Lea Carrasco-Zanini • Executive Director, Golden Rainbow – “My favorite place is Lake Tahoe.  I love the quietness, natural… [More…]

Half Price Lawyers Announces Acquisition, Launches Business Law Division

Stanford Law graduate purchases firm and leads new practice area Las Vegas – (May 28, 2013) – Half Price Lawyers, a full-service law firm offering counsel throughout the Las Vegas Valley, announced today it has been acquired by Glenn H. Truitt, Esq., now officially operating as Truitt & Associates. Truitt plans to expand the company’s… [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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Las Vegas Housing Market Improving

GLVAR reports increase in local home prices, traditional sales LAS VEGAS – Strong demand and a tight housing supply continue to push up home prices in Southern Nevada, according to statistics released today by the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors (GLVAR). The association’s report shows existing home prices are now 30 percent higher than one… [More…]

Upcoming Event to Provide an “Evening of Hope” for Children With Cancer

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada

Many in the Nevada business community are coming together to provide an “Evening of Hope” for children with cancer. The Evening of Hope Epicurean Experience, sponsored by dozens Nevada businesses, will feature culinary tastes from top Las Vegas restaurants, children’s art and both silent and live auction prizes.  The event will benefit Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation… [More…]