Dickson Realty Awarded Revitalization Award

Dickson Realty Awarded Revitalization Award from Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce Dickson Realty has been awarded the 2014 large company Revitalization Award from the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce in honor of its new 7,048 square foot office building in Truckee. The award recognizes new construction and/or renovation projects that help make Truckee more visually… [More…]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada Appoint New Leadership

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada has appointed two new leaders to their executive team.

LAS VEGAS – Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada (BGCSNV) has appointed two new leaders to their executive team.  Brian Knudsen will now serve as President and CEO and Angel Williams will serve as Chief Development Officer. In his capacity as President and CEO, Knudsen will lead BGCSNV as its chief executive in its… [More…]

Sex Education in Clark County Schools: Let Your Voice Be Heard!

The sex education model currently used in the district focuses on abstinence, while giving older students information on contraception and safe sex.

Would you like your child or grandchild to be taught about vaginal intercourse, masturbation and homosexuality in kindergarten? How about a junior high student being instructed about orgasms and anal intercourse? If you think this couldn’t happen in Clark County schools, you’re mistaken. These very topics were discussed at closed-door meetings held by the Clark… [More…]

Medical Marvels: Nevada’s Top Physicians

The Medical Marvels list took a look at Nevada’s doctors and asked Nevadans to vote for the best, with doctors, in particular, asked to rank their own.

Nevada’s healthcare industry is in a time of transition. With a variety of changes to insurance and healthcare delivery already having been made, and more in the pipeline, the industry is undergoing a massive amount of alterations. Few are more affected by these changes than doctors who are at the front-line in healthcare. Nevertheless, they… [More…]

Industry Focus: Education

Industry Focus: Education

  Faced with a wealth of challenges, Nevada’s education system has some hurdles to overcome. However, industry leaders recognize the challenges they face and are working to improve the state’s rankings. Recently, those leaders met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss the needs of education. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada… [More…]

Legal Opinions 2014: A Resource for Doing Business in Nevada

Attorneys throughout Nevada, specializing in a variety of areas, have pooled their collective knowledge in the Legal Opinions special report.

For the third year in a row, attorneys throughout Nevada, specializing in a variety of areas, have pooled their collective knowledge in the Legal Opinions special report. The following pages feature several well-respected attorneys offering up their expertise in the form of articles written on subjects ranging from collections to litigation and due diligence. An… [More…]

Five Ways to Avoid Litigation

Litigation is an expensive endeavor to all parties involved, not just financially, but also the lost opportunity costs associated.

The reality of today’s world is that we live in a litigious society. Litigation is an expensive endeavor to all parties involved, not just financially, but also the lost opportunity costs associated with the amount of time spent litigating the case rather than focusing on your business itself. The best way to avoid litigation is… [More…]

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

An issue with far-reaching effects for businesses and HR professionals, the advent of medical marijuana in the workplace has led to a host of questions.

An issue with far-reaching effects for business owners and HR professionals, the advent of medical marijuana in the workplace has led to a host of questions on the subject. In an effort to answer some of those questions, a panel of experts recently convened to educate attendees on the topic. The breakfast was hosted by… [More…]

November 2014: Around the State

Union Village Breaks Ground One of the world’s first integrated health villages, Union Village, has broken ground in Henderson. The Valley Health System has partnered with Union Village, LLC to create a master-planned hospital complex and health center that combines residential components, entertainment and retail, a senior community and a civic and culture arts center. The… [More…]

Chris Ferrari: Ferrari Public Affairs

Meet Chris Ferrari, President of Ferrari Public Affairs

President Ferrari Public Affairs http://ferraripa.com/ How did you first get into your profession? A fraternity brother of mine helped me secure an internship in the 1995 Legislative Session, and I graduated from the University of Nevada in December of 1996. I then got a job as a junior legislative analyst for a full-time gig in the… [More…]

Denise A. Bradshaw, Esq.: Bradshaw Law LLC

Meet Denise A. Bradshaw, Esq., Owner and Founder of Bradshaw Law LLC.

Owner/Founder Elko http://bradshawlawnv.com/ How did you first get into your profession? After taking some paralegal courses right out of high school, I got a job as a legal receptionist in Reno. In pursuit of my dream, I attended Great Basin College at night, while working three jobs. After 8 years, I finally earned a four year… [More…]

Jeric Leavitt: Leavitt Insurance Agency

Meet Jeric Leavitt, the Producer and Co-Owner at Leavitt Insurance Agency

Producer, Co-Owner http://www.leavitt.com/ How did you first get into your profession? Ours is a family business started in the 1950’s that now has 120+ offices in 17 states. In college, I set out on another direction but found my way back and am glad that I did. What do you like most and least about your industry?… [More…]

Nevada Real Estate & Development Report: November 2014

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

N Sale, Office ADDRESS 6624 Sky Pointe Dr., 89131 BUYER WDG 6624 Sky Pointe, LLC SELLER 2010-1 RADC/CADC Venture, LLC DETAILS ; $315,000 APN 125-21-710-014 REP (Both) David Howes of David Howes Commercial Real Estate Lease, Retail ADDRESS 8350 N. Decatur Blvd., 89031 TENANT Spartan Arms and Range Supplies LLC LANDLORD Decatur Horse LLC DETAILS… [More…]

Industrial Summary: Third Quarter 2014

Southern Nevada In the third quarter of 2014, the Las Vegas industrial market vacancy rate reached single digits for the first time since the fourth quarter of 2008. The rate fell to 9.3 percent during the period, which is down 0.8 percentage points from the prior quarter (Q2 2014). Compared to a year ago, industrial… [More…]

What are you most thankful for?

Six Nevada executives share what they are most thankful for.

“Opportunity. My life is fortunately filled with constant and diverse opportunities, which appeases my deep curiosity, allows me to curate what’s next, to share my gifts and learn from other’s passions.” Beth Campbell, AIA | Principal and Managing Director, Gensler – “I am most thankful for the three B’s of a happy life: bacon, butter… [More…]

Park Place Infiniti Sponsors Smiles for Survivors; Governor Approves Solar Tax Incentives

Park Place Infiniti Sponsors Smiles for Survivors Park Place Infiniti is sponsoring the fourth annual Blow Out Breast Cancer event, presented by the Smiles for Survivors foundation and Square Colour Salon and Spa. [Read More…] Governor’s Office of Energy Approves Solar Tax Incentives Highlighting its commitment to renewable energy in Nevada, the Governor’s Office of Energy… [More…]

Business Leaders Unite: Educate Your Employees about Question 3 – The Margin Tax

One of the dangers of the Margin Tax is that so many business owners think it’s such bad policy that it will never pass.

One of the dangers of the Margin Tax is that so many business owners think it’s such bad policy that it will never pass. However, a recent poll suggests otherwise. In fact the poll, which was conducted before the Coalition to Defeat the Margin Tax Initiative launched their mass-media campaign, showed a passage by nine… [More…]

Industry Focus: Accountants

Nevada Accountants recently met at the Las Vegas offices of Gordon Silver to discuss the challenges in their industry.

With looming regulatory changes and increasingly complex tax laws, accountants must keep pace in order to remain as trusted advisors for business owners. Recently, Nevada accounting executives met at the Las Vegas offices of Gordon Silver to discuss the challenges in their industry. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada Business Magazine, served as moderator for the… [More…]

Karen Barsell: United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra

Meet Karen Barsell, President and CEO United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra.

President and CEO Reno http://uwnns.org/ How did you first get into your profession? I was a United Way donor in the workplace. Later, I became an intern while working on my Masters Degree in Social Work at the University of Nevada, Reno. What is a little known fact about yourself? I’ve taken up the hobby of… [More…]

Krisanne Cunningham: Rice Reuther Sullivan & Carroll, LLP

Meet Krisanne Cunningham, partner at Rice Reuther Sullivan & Carroll, LLP.

Partner Las Vegas http://www.rrsc-law.com How did you first get into your profession? I was an accounting major at Notre Dame and, during a summer working at one of the big accounting firms, I decided to attend law school to learn more about, and focus on, tax planning and structuring and business/corporate law. If you had to… [More…]

Shawn Danoski: DC Building Group

Meet Shawn Danoski, CEO of DC Building Group

CEO Las Vegas http://buildwithdcbg.com/ How did you first get into your profession? I graduated from college and then went to work for a man named Doug Carson who spent many years mentoring and teaching me the importance of giving back to our community. What is your pet peeve? Complacency. Seeing someone with talent, but unwilling to… [More…]

October 2014: Around the State

Read business news from around Nevada for October 2014.

Nevada Mining Association Seeks Successor For Long-Time President Tim Crowley, president of the Nevada Mining Association (NMA), has announced his intention to start a public affairs firm, Crowley & Ferrato Public Affairs (C&F). Crowley has reached an agreement with NMA to stay on temporarily as they search for his replacement. C&F is a partnership between… [More…]