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...]

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...]

Eric Speer: Logical Position

Meet Eric Speer, General Manager at Logical Position.

General Manager Henderson http://www.logicalposition.com/ How did you first get into your profession? I spent 11 years working in my family’s tree farming business. In 2009, the industry took a hit, so I took an opportunity as a salesperson for an online marketing startup. I was excited to get involved in an emerging industry with a lot of growth potential. When you … [Read more...]

Around the State: June 2015

U.S. Trade and Development Agency Partners with Nevada Industry Excellence Nevada Industry Excellence (NIE), a resource for manufacturing businesses, has partnered with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) through the Making Global Local program. The program connects companies to USTDA’s export promotion programs. ArrowData Receives FAA Approval to Operate Drones for … [Read more...]

Red Report: June 2015

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

E Sale, Industrial ADDRESS 410 Mark Leany Dr., 89011 BUYER No Sweat Mechanical LLC SELLER M&R Leasing LLC DETAILS 5,400 SF; $415,000 APN 178-01-412-003 BUYER’S REP Jarrad Katz, CCIM, SIOR and Galit Kimerling of MDL Group SELLER’S REP Jack Holler Commercial Real Estate Lease, Retail ADDRESS 617 Mall Ring Rd., Ste 120, 89014 TENANT Wellness Connection of Nevada … [Read more...]

Office Summary: First Quarter 2015

Southern Nevada Las Vegas Valley office vacancy rates during the first quarter of 2015 ranged from 16.5 percent for Class C space to 29.3 percent for Class A space. The overall vacancy rate was 21.7 percent, a slight rise above the 21.3 percent recorded in quarter four of 2014. Q1’s rise equates to the first increase in vacancy rate in 6 quarters. Completions for Q1 were … [Read more...]

What are Some of the Misconceptions that Non-Nevadans Have About People Who Live in Nevada?

Six Nevada executives share the misconceptions non-Nevadans have about living in Nevada.

“That we’re always playing blackjack in our free time. In reality, Nevada is blessed with tremendous outdoor activities, the year-round weather to enjoy them, and plenty of opportunities for cultural learning beyond the casino doors.” Rory T. Kay | Attorney, McDonald Carano Wilson, LLP (Hails from: Lincoln, NE) “It’s not just misconceptions as much as it is people thinking … [Read more...]

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...]