Enjoy the Ride: Nevada’s Luxury Car Business

Nevada’s luxury car business dipped during the recession but rebounded fairly quickly, coming back strong.

Nevada’s luxury car business dipped during the recession but rebounded fairly quickly, coming back strong. After all, given the demographics of luxury car buyers, the customer base has a bit more resilience and disposable income than other car buying populations. “Business is good and demand is high,” said Don Hamrick, general manager, Chapman Las Vegas… [More…]

Industry Focus: Commercial Real Estate

Executives representing the industry met at the Las Vegas offices of Gordon Silver to discuss the challenges of commercial real estate in Nevada.

As the economy recovers, commercial real estate is slowly regaining footing in the Silver State. Recently, executives representing the industry met at the Las Vegas offices of Gordon Silver to discuss the challenges of commercial real estate in Nevada. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada Business Magazine, served as moderator for the event. These monthly meetings… [More…]

Around the State: December 2014

Read business news from around the state for December 2014.

Board of Regents Announce UNLV President Nevada’s Board of Regents have announced their selection for the next president of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as Dr. Len Jessop. Replacing Neal Smatresk who was appointed in 2009, Dr. Jessop was selected after a national search and is currently the dean of the Eller College of… [More…]

Cecilia Lee: Cecilia Lee, Ltd.

Meet Cecilia Lee, Attorney at Law at Cecilia Lee, Ltd.

Attorney at Law Cecilia Lee, Ltd. http://www.cecilialee.net/ How did you first get into your profession? I began working as a paralegal in a law firm after I finished graduate school. I really enjoyed the work and decided to go to law school. What do you want your legacy to be? A career of helping people and businesses… [More…]

John McClain: The Dog and Pony Show

Meet John McClain, owner of The Dog and Pony Show.

Owner The Dog and Pony Show How did you first get into your profession? I started as a runner at an advertising agency, discovered the recording studios responsible for creating radio and tv spots and bothered them until they gave me a job sweeping up. What business advice would you give someone just starting in your industry? Try to… [More…]

Sherrie Hermann: Cal Pac Painting of Nevada

Meet Sherrie Hermann, President of Cal Pac Painting of Nevada.

President Cal Pac Painting of Nevada http://www.calpac.us/ How did you first get into your profession? I was working at Nabors Cadillac in Costa Mesa, California and a friend told me Cal Pac was hiring. I joined the company in 1984 as a secretary. What business advice would you give someone just starting in your industry? It is… [More…]

Red Report: December 2014

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

E Project, Multi-Family ADDRESS 5625 S. Hollywood Blvd., 89142 DETAILS The Tempo Senior Apartments recently opened. Ovation Development Corporation and Accessible Space, Inc. (ASI) co-developed the 101-unit affordable senior rental development located in Sunrise Manor. The Mediterranean-style residences feature 60 one-bedroom units. The community space includes high efficiency heating and cooling equipment, offsetting over 10… [More…]

Office Summary: Third Quarter 2014

Southern Nevada The Las Vegas office market vacancy rate fell to 24.8 percent in the third quarter of 2014. Compared to the prior quarter, vacancies fell 0.4 percentage points. Meanwhile, the vacancy rate is down 0.7 percentage points compared to a year ago. While the office market vacancy rate remains significantly higher than its industrial… [More…]

What is Nevada’s Greatest Challenge Going Into 2015?

What is Nevada’s Greatest Challenge Going Into 2015?

“Our state’s greatest challenge is moving into yet again another year of not having a plan in place to facilitate the needs of our school district. Our state needs to attract and keep the best educators so that our students can flourish and stay in school creating a strong, smart work force for Nevada.” Michelle… [More…]

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…]