Vegas PBS Presents the 2015 SBA Small Business Awards Luncheon, May 21

WHO/WHAT: Vegas PBS is honoring Nevada’s most outstanding businesses at the 2015 SBA Nevada Small Business Awards for the fourth consecutive year. The prestigious event will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino, 4000 W. Flamingo Road. In partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the ceremony will highlight the … [Read more...]

Industry Focus: Senior/Assisted Living

Nevada executives in this industry met at the offices of City National Bank to discuss the trends and challenges facing their industry.

Despite staffing challenges and affordability concerns, Nevada’s senior and assisted living communities pour their heart and soul into providing the best care for this growing population. Recently, a group of senior and assisted living executives met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss the trends and challenges facing their industry. Connie Brennan, … [Read more...]

Family Owned Businesses 2015

As the fifth annual ceremony, this year marks an important milestone for the Family Owned Business Awards.

Congratulations to the 2015 Family Owned Business Finalists As the fifth annual ceremony, this year marks an important milestone for the Family Owned Business Awards. With over 240 companies having been honored over those five years, this event provides much needed recognition to hardworking business owners throughout the state. However, without the support of the sponsors, … [Read more...]

Around the State: May 2015

LandWell Company Donates 14-acres to Lake Mead Christian Academy The LandWell Company, developer of the 2,200 acre master planned community Cadence, has donated 14-acres of the community to the Lake Mead Christian Academy to accommodate the school’s expansion. The school, which was founded in 1989, begins construction immediately and is expected to open for the 2016 school … [Read more...]

Leticia Murphy: Murphy Counseling and Associates

Meet Leticia Murphy, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Murphy Counseling and Associates

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Las Vegas What business advice would you give someone just starting in your industry? Treat your company as a business. You can help others and still get paid. Establish a business budget and a business savings account. What is a little known fact about yourself? At times I can be silly and adventurous. A good example was when my … [Read more...]

Scott Owen: Reno Green Landscaping

Meet Scott Owen, president of Reno Green Landscaping.

President http://www.renogreen.com/ Reno How did you first get into your profession? My brother, Travis Owen, had a degree in horticulture and I was interested in owning a business with a lot of growth potential. We purchased Reno Green Landscaping in 2004. When you were a kid, what did you want to be? When I was a kid, I wanted to be an airline pilot. I received my … [Read more...]

Katie Coombs: Financial Advisor, LLC

Meet Katie Coombs, owner of Financial Advisor, LLC

Owner Carson City How did you first get into your profession? I began working at a credit union in college supporting a financial services representative. I was drawn to the process of helping people with all aspects of their financial picture. If you could be any fictional character, who would you be and why? Rocky Balboa. I would want to inspire people the way he … [Read more...]

Red Report: May 2015

Read the Nevada Real Estate & Development Report: May 2015 - Commercial real estate and development - projects, sales, and leases.

E Project, Industrial ADDRESS 4025 E. Cheyenne Ave., 89115 CONTRACTOR OF RECORD United Construction Company DETAILS Construction is underway on Dermody Properties’ LogistiCenter Cheyenne. The 381,804 SF distribution facility will feature a 32-foot clear height, 80 trailer stalls and 248 parking stalls. The project is expected to be complete in October of this … [Read more...]

Industrial Summary: First Quarter 2015

Southern Nevada The overall vacancy rate for the Las Vegas Valley industrial market in Q1, 2015 was 6.9 percent, a drop of 0.3 points, from 7.2 percent in Q4, 2014. The first quarter’s decline equates to nine straight quarters of declining industrial vacancies. The strong growth in the demand for industrial space, paired with resurgent construction, shows that the Valley’s … [Read more...]

How Will Senator Harry Reid’s Retirement Affect Nevada?

Six Nevada executives share how Senator Harry Reid's retirement will affect Nevada.

“The state got a lot of recognition in Washington but what long-term projects did he bring to Nevada while in office? Nevada is better off without him, we can do much better.” Jeffrey Lowden | President, Sky West Real Estate Services “Senator Harry Reid’s retirement will have a profound effect on our state. It will take years to accumulate the power and prestige Senator … [Read more...]

U.S. Bank Wealth Management Recognizes Top Performing Employee of The Private Client Reserve in Las Vegas

U.S. Bank Wealth Management, ranked among the top 25 U.S. wealth managers, congratulates Frank DeBlasi.

LAS VEGAS – U.S. Bank Wealth Management, ranked among the top 25 U.S. wealth managers, congratulates Frank DeBlasi, senior vice president, wealth management advisor in The Private Client Reserve’s Las Vegas market who was recently honored as a 2014 Annual Reserve Elite award winner at a celebration held in San Antonio, Texas. This year’s top performers include wealth management … [Read more...]

The Las Vegas Philharmonic Performs its Masterworks Series Finale on Saturday, April 25 at The Smith Center

The Las Vegas Philharmonic will perform its fifth and final Masterworks concert.

Music Director Donato Cabrera closes the orchestra’s 2014-2015 Masterworks Series with Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini featuring guest pianist Joyce Yang and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, plus John Adams’ The Chairman Dances Tickets $26, $46, $66 & $96 available from The Smith Center Box Office  702.749.2000 or lvphil.org Las Vegas, NV – On Saturday, … [Read more...]

Industry Focus: Credit Unions

Nevada executives in this industry met at the offices of Clark County Credit Union to discuss the trends and challenges facing their industry.

Strengthened by a collaborative spirit, credit unions that have made it through the recession work to provide quality services for their members. Recently, Nevada executives in this industry met at the offices of Clark County Credit Union to discuss the trends and challenges facing their industry. Connie Brennan, publisher and CEO of Nevada Business Magazine, served as … [Read more...]

Around the State: April 2015

Chase International Installs Tesla Charging Station An independent real estate company, Chase International, has installed a Tesla charging station at the firm’s Zephyr Cove location. The high-power wall connector adds 58 miles of range per hour for the Model S vehicles. Chase is the latest in a growing network of businesses and resorts adding charging stations in anticipation … [Read more...]

Sam Nicholson: Grand Canyon Development Partners

Meet Sam Nicholson, president of Grand Canyon Development Partners.

President http://grandcanyoninc.com/ How did you first get into your profession? I worked as a heavy equipment operator in the summers during high school and college, going into heavy highway construction right out of college, then later into building and construction. What is a little known fact about yourself? I was a commissioned reserve police officer with the … [Read more...]

Lori Brazfield: Nevada System of Higher Education

Meet Lori Brazfield, director of Nevada System of Higher Education

Director http://epscorspo.nevada.edu/ http://system.nevada.edu/Nshe/ How did you first get into your profession? Grant administration is one you fall into. I began writing grants for local non-profits to gain awareness and funding for projects; then one thing led to another and I began managing the projects and my career in higher education overseeing the entire grant … [Read more...]

Andy Chapman: Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau

Meet Andy Chapman, President/CEO of Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau

President/CEO Incline Village http://www.gotahoenorth.com/about-tahoe/business-and-community/incline-village-crystal-bay-visitors-bureau How did you first get into your profession? I have worked in the tourism industry in the Lake Tahoe basin for over 22 years for both public and private entities. What do you want your legacy to be? I am a big fan of Lake Tahoe and I … [Read more...]

Retail Summary: Fourth Quarter 2014

Southern Nevada The overall vacancy rate for the Las Vegas Valley anchored retail market in the fourth quarter of 2014 was 11.4 percent. The vacancy rate increased 0.4 points, from 11 percent in the third quarter. However, vacancies were down 0.3 points, from 11.7 percent compared to the same time in 2013. While the vacancy rate rose, the general trend still shows that the … [Read more...]

Red Report: April 2015

Read the Nevada Real Estate & Development Report: April 2015 - Commercial real estate and development - projects, sales, and leases.

E Project, Other ADDRESS SW Corner of Sahara Ave. & Las Vegas Blvd., 89104 CONTRACTOR OF RECORD Martin-Harris Construction DETAILS Construction is underway on MGM Resorts International’s open-air music venue. The entertainment complex will have a 2,700 SF administration and storage building, 23.3 acres for the main festival area, 7.7 acres for transportation pick-up and … [Read more...]