Watch Your Country Die or… Know Your Enemy!

If no one stops this persecution now, what will stop the Islamic State from making their way through Iraq and Syria to Israel and, eventually, to America?

Americans didn’t pay much attention to the rising power of radical Islam until the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks inside our borders, so it may seem like a relatively new phenomenon.  But Muslim terrorists have actually been killing Christians, Jews and other non-Muslims since before the U.S. was founded, and we fought two wars against them… [More...]

Nevada’s Convention Industry: Combining Business & Pleasure

Convention planners choose venues, take into account where their attendees are traveling from, determine necessary meeting and exhibition space.

Convention and meeting planners choose locations and venues, take into account where their attendees are traveling from and how, determine necessary meeting and exhibition space and hotel rooms – and arrange for coffee. Coffee is important. Conventions thrive on coffee, served during events, before and after meetings and at meals, which also figure into the… [More...]

Employment Law: Attorneys Speak Out

To learn the complicated ins and outs of employment law, we went to six attorneys that are at the top of their field and experienced in employment law.

To learn the complicated ins and outs of employment law, it’s best to go straight to the source. The following pages highlight six attorneys that are at the top of their field and are experienced in employment law. These attorneys were each asked to share advice with Nevada Business Magazine readers and responded to a… [More...]

Industry Focus: Bankers

Nevada banking executives recently met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss the challenges in their industry.

Enduring a slow economic recovery, the banking industry stays focused on getting businesses back on their feet in the midst of increasing regulations and legislative uncertainty. Nevada banking executives recently met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss the challenges in their industry. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada Business Magazine, served… [More...]

Ninth Annual Healthcare Heroes

Healthcare Heroes began with the dual goal of honoring individuals that excel in healthcare and helping fund scholarships for future healthcare educators.

Legacy Now in its ninth year, Healthcare Heroes began with the dual goal of honoring individuals that excel in healthcare and helping fund scholarships for Nevada’s future healthcare educators. After realizing there wasn’t a program in place to honor individuals that have done amazing things to propel healthcare in the Silver State, Healthcare Heroes was… [More...]

Cherie Jamason: Food Bank of Northern Nevada

Meet Cherie Jamason, President and CEO of Food Bank of Northern Nevada

President and CEO Reno http://fbnn.org/ How did you first get into your profession? When I moved to Nevada in 1987, I had the amazing opportunity to marry my employment with something of deep interest to me – working to end hunger as a volunteer - by coming to work at the Food Bank. It has been an… [More...]

Aaron Martinez: A.M. Engineering

Meet Aaron Martinez, Chief Executive Officer of A.M. Engineering.

Chief Executive Officer Elko http://www.amengineering.org/ When you were a kid, what did you want to be? I always wanted to build something. Ever since my mother purchased my first Erector Set with the battery operated drill, I’ve been hooked on how things work and come together. What business advice would you give someone just starting… [More...]

Melissa Jeanne Arias: Epicurean Charitable Foundation

Meet Melissa Jeanne Arias, Executive Director of Epicurean Charitable Foundation.

Executive Director Las Vegas http://ecflv.squarespace.com/ What is your pet peeve? Negativity! A positive attitude improves motivation in yourself and those around you. A positive attitude can make an amazing difference in the world. What is a little known fact about yourself? I was terrified of public speaking so I entered a pageant to conquer my… [More...]

September 2014: Around the State

Nevada Health Care Association Announces Restructuring Leadership at the Nevada Healthcare Association (NVHCA), which was established in 1974, has announced plans to restructure the organization into two divisions: the NVHCA and Nevada Assisted Living Centers (NVALC). The move is a direct result of NVHCA’s membership expansion which increasingly includes more assisted living facilities. Sunrun Expands… [More...]

Nevada Real Estate & Development Report: September 2014

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

E Sale, Retail ADDRESS 884 N. Nellis Blvd., 89110 BUYER Halle Properties, LLC SELLER Lutfi Antin Etal DETAILS 28,750 SF; $625,000 APN 140-28-410-007 BUYER’S REP Mark Keyzers of NAI Alliance SELLER’S REP David Lipp, CCIM and Chris Godino of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Sale, Industrial ADDRESS 5550 Reference St., 89122 BUYER Angelo Infante SELLER Dean… [More...]

Office Summary: Second Quarter 2014

Southern Nevada The Las Vegas office vacancy rate declined in the second quarter of 2014 after increasing in the first quarter of the year. During the latest period, the sector reported a vacancy rate of 25.2 percent, which is down 0.4 percentage points from the prior quarter. Compared to a year ago, vacancies have fallen… [More...]

Is the solution to improving education money or reform?

Is the solution to improving education money or reform?

“Neither…Any organization asking for additional funding should have a PLAN with how they anticipate using the funding to achieve the results they desire.  Then the source of the funding (the electorate or elected official) can make an educated funding decision.  Seems so simple…” Michael D. Bosma | CPA | The Bosma Group “Education is knowledge and… [More...]

Downtown Summerlin Job Fair; Three Nonprofits Partner to Help Homeless Youth

Downtown Summerlin Announces Upcoming Job Fair The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE: HHC) announced details for the highly-anticipated job fair for Downtown Summerlin. Job seekers will be able to learn about and apply for jobs in the Summerlin Ballroom at Red Rock Resort on Wednesday, August 27 from 11am – 7pm. [Read More...] Three Nonprofits Work Together to… [More...]

Educating, Connecting Entrepreneurs; Median Home Price Hits $200,000; 5K to Raise Funds for Kids with Cancer

Las Vegas Will Launch 1 Million Cups to Educate, Connect Local Entrepreneurs 1 Million Cups, a program to engage, educate and connect entrepreneurs, launched in Las Vegas on Wednesday,  August 13. The weekly event will be located in the inNEVation Center, powered by Switch. 1 Million Cups is a weekly gathering that is building startup communities… [More...]

Industry Focus: Public Servants

Public Servants executives across the state met at the Las Vegas offices of Gordon Silver to discuss the challenges in their industry.

A public servant is anyone who serves the people, from Nevada’s elected officials to those serving in our public agencies. What isn’t often evident is that many of them do a sometimes thankless job for little pay because they have a passion for service. From door-to-door campaigning to working to raise ever-increasing amounts of necessary… [More...]

Dusty Wunderlich: Bristlecone Holdings

Meet Dusty Wunderlich, CEO of Bristlecone Holdings

CEO Reno Bristlecone Holdings What do you like most and least about your industry? I enjoy the finance industry due to its diversity. Since finance spans across all industries this allows you to work with and learn about a broad range of businesses. The downside is that financing products and services tend to be looked… [More...]

Claudia Wines: Northeastern Nevada Museum

Meet Claudia Wines, Director of Northeastern Nevada Museum

Director Elko http://museumelko.org/ How did you first get into your profession? I was on the museum board of directors. I became the interim director until we could find a real one. That was 13 years ago and I’m still here. What is your pet peeve? People who hold grudges. Get mad and get over it.… [More...]

Jeffrey F. Barr, Esq.: Ashcraft & Barr | LLP

Meet Jeffrey F. Barr, Esq., Partner of Ashcraft & Barr | LLP

Partner Las Vegas http://ashcraftbarr.com/ If you could be remembered for one thing, what would it be? I would like to be remembered as a gregarious and caring husband, father and lawyer who served his family, friends and community with enthusiasm and joy. What business advice would you give someone just starting in your industry? Be humble. Be… [More...]

August 2014: Around the State

Read business news from around Nevada for August 2014.

RSCVA Sees Year-Over-Year Growth The Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA) concluded the Fiscal Year 2013/2014 with 163,259 room nights of future business for Reno, Sparks and North Lake Tahoe. That number is a 49 percent increase from last year’s 110,000 room nights. According to the RSCVA, 63 percent of this year’s bookings are new business… [More...]

Nevada Real Estate & Development Report: August 2014

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

E Project, Other ADDRESS 501 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 89101 CONTRACTOR OF RECORD Recreation Development Company LLC (RDC) DETAILS A $1.3 million ‘shell and core’ contract has been awarded to RDC for gypsum board assemblies at the Federal Justice Tower in downtown Las Vegas. The 129,000 SF project is a joint effort between the City… [More...]

Industrial Summary: Second Quarter 2014

Southern Nevada The Las Vegas industrial market vacancy rate stood at 10.9 percent by the end of the second quarter of 2014. The latest period represents a decline of 0.9 percentage points when compared to the prior quarter. Compared to a year ago (Q2 2013), industrial vacancies in the Valley have fallen an even more… [More...]

What was your first car?

Six Nevada executives share what they had as their first car.

“My first car was a 1960 Comet Station Wagon. When I was 14 years old, there was a kind elderly lady that lived next door who couldn’t drive anymore. So I mowed her lawn, ran errands, etc. for her. As thanks she gifted me the car and I was one very happy 14-year-old unlicensed driver!”… [More...]