Terri Lightfoot: Nevada Health Partners

Meet Terri Lightfoot, CEO and Executive Director of Nevada Health Partners and Nevada Business Group on Health

CEO and Executive Director Nevada Health Partners and Nevada Business Group on Health http://www.nvbgh.org/ How did you first get into your profession? My first job in healthcare was a receptionist when people still paid their doctors with cash … or chickens. I left healthcare for the early part of my career and returned as a healthcare lobbyist in 1990 which led to … [Read more...]

Bryce Clutts: DC Building Group

Meet Bryce Clutts, President of DC Building Group

President DC Building Group http://buildwithdcbg.com/ What do you want your legacy to be? That I loved God, my wife and children before anything else. What is your pet peeve? Lack of accountability. Not doing what you said you were going to do. What is a little known fact about yourself? I am the youngest President of the Las Vegas Chapter of the AGC (Associated … [Read more...]

Ann Simmons Nicholson: The Simmons Group

Meet Ann Simmons Nicholson, President & CEO of The Simmons Group

Las Vegas President & CEO http://www.simmons-group.com/ How did you first get into your profession? I was working as director of operations for a fast food chain. The position responsibilities were divided up and I was given my choice. I choose HR and training and development. What business advice would you give someone just starting in your industry? Find a way … [Read more...]

Industry Focus: Transportation

Nevada’s transportation industry has seen a fair share of ups and downs in the the past several years.

Nevada’s transportation industry has seen a fair share of ups and downs in the the past several years. Working around funding issues while trying to educate the public on their needs, industry leaders have a myriad of challenges to overcome. Recently, transportation executives met at the offices of the Regional Transportation Commission – Washoe in Reno to discuss those … [Read more...]

Around the State: August 2015

Reno Ranks Among Best Cities for Recreation WalletHub, a personal finance website, recently conducted an in-depth analysis of this year’s best and worst cities for recreation. The study found that, of the 100 largest cities, Reno ranked 10th for best cities for recreation. The study looked at cities across 27 key metrics and the data set included figures such as parkland … [Read more...]

Red Report: August 2015

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E Sale, Retail ADDRESS 4741 E. Charleston Blvd., 89104 BUYER H&J Goldman Properties, LLC SELLER 4741 Charleston Acquisition, LLC DETAILS 4,600 SF; $662,644 APN 161-05-510-007 BUYER’S REP Neil Dela Cruz and Hillary Steinberg of MDL Group SELLER’S REP Ben Millis and Chris Beets of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Lease, Industrial ADDRESS 2542 Abels Ln., 89115 TENANT … [Read more...]

Industrial Summary: Second Quarter 2015

Southern Nevada The overall vacancy rate for the Las Vegas Valley Industrial market in the second quarter was 6.2 percent, a drop of 0.5 points, from 6.7 percent in the first quarter of 2015. This decline equates to ten straight quarters of declining industrial vacancies. The strong growth in demand for industrial space, paired with resurgent construction and industrial … [Read more...]

What is Your Personal Mission Statement?

Six Nevada executives share their personal mission statement.

“It is my mission in life to create wonderful long lasting personal relationships. To live with integrity, honesty & unconditional love; And to never lose sight of what is important; family.” Kathy O’Grady Watkins | Partner, Sutton Watkins Advertising & Marketing, Inc. “Make someone else’s life better by what you do.” Matthew T. Dushoff, Esq. | Shareholder Kolesar … [Read more...]

Industry Focus: Insurance

Nevada insurance agents and brokers seek to educate the market on the importance of a trusted insurance advisor.

Combating a trend towards faceless online insurance purchases, Nevada insurance agents and brokers seek to educate the market on the importance of a trusted insurance advisor. Recently, executives in this industry met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss the challenges they face. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada Business Magazine, served as moderator … [Read more...]

Charlie Abowd: Cafe at Adele’s

Meet Charlie Abowd, Chef & Owner at Cafe at Adele’s.

Carson City Chef & Owner http://www.adelesrestaurantandlounge.com/ How did you get into your profession? [I was] a fourth-generation, born into an immigrant family of farmers, restaurant owners and candy makers that had strong family values that surrounded the celebration of food. It was a natural path. What business advice would you give someone just starting in … [Read more...]

Joseph F. Dutra: Kimmie Candy Company

Meet Joseph F. Dutra, President & Owner of Kimmie Candy Company.

President & Owner Reno http://www.kimmiecandy.com/ How did you first get into your profession? I was a farmer and a friend who I had helped out financially decided he wanted to pay me back. So his solution was for me to buy a 40 foot container, of candy coated chocolate covered sunflower kernels that he would sell and pay back the money. He could not sell the 40,000 … [Read more...]

Mark Haley: Smart City Networks

Meet Mark Haley, president of Smart City Networks

President Las Vegas http://www.smartcitynetworks.com/ When you were a kid, what did you want to be? A public accountant. Just kidding! I wanted to be a professional athlete. Baseball, hockey and then soccer. I didn’t quite make it, but I still enjoy the “thrill of victory” in my work life. What business advice would you give someone just starting in your industry? I … [Read more...]

Around the State: July 2015

Final Phase of Carson City Freeway Begins The Nevada Department of Transportation has broken ground on the final leg of the Carson City Freeway project. The $42 million project completes I-580, connecting Carson City to Nevada’s freeway system and Reno. The final phase of the project will pave and open the last four miles of the freeway to traffic. The freeway is expected to … [Read more...]

Red Report: July 2015

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

E Project, Industrial ADDRESS 5402 E. El Campo Grande Ave., 89115 CONTRACTOR OF RECORD Burke Construction Group DETAILS Burke Construction Group recently completed the 180,000 SF Bed, Bath & Beyond Harmon Distribution Facility Center. Developed by Thomas and Mack Development Group and designed by CASCO, the $5.2 million project included the construction of 120,000 SF of … [Read more...]

Retail Summary: First Quarter 2015

Southern Nevada The Las Vegas Valley anchored retail vacancy rate rose 0.5 points from 11.4 percent in Q4 2014 to 11.9 percent in Q1 2015. At the end of Q1, vacancy rates ranged from 9.3 percent in Power Centers to 12.7 percent in both Community and Neighborhood Centers. The first quarter makes two consecutive quarters with a rising vacancy rate. Still, this increase is not … [Read more...]

What does it mean to be an American?

Six Nevada executives share what it means to be an American.

“This country was built by immigrants and those who gave their lives for the opportunity to live the American Dream. As a Chinese immigrant, U.S. Veteran and entrepreneur, I feel a debt of gratitude to those who paved the way for free enterprise. I’m truly living the American Dream and am proud to be an American.” Sinan “Stanley” Hu | Founder LIUID “Being American means … [Read more...]

Legal Elite 2015: Nevada’s Top Attorneys

This year’s Legal Elite polling garnered 6,454 nominations of attorneys from across the Silver State, highlighting top attorneys as chosen by their peers.

The following pages list Nevada’s top attorneys as chosen by their peers. This year’s poll had the highest level of participation of any year with over 7,000 nominations. Polling for the Legal Elite feature began in February of this year and attorneys were permitted to nominate their peers based on a number of criteria. The results, featured in the following pages, highlight … [Read more...]

Industry Focus: Healthcare

Nevada’s healthcare industry strives to focus on high quality care while searching for ways to lower costs for patients.

Nevada’s healthcare industry strives to focus on high quality care while searching for ways to lower costs for patients. A group of Nevada’s healthcare leaders recently met at the offices of City National Bank to discuss the trends and challenges facing their industry. Connie Brennan, publisher and CEO of Nevada Business Magazine, served as moderator for the event. These … [Read more...]