What would be a person’s first impression of you?

Six Nevada executives share what they believe another person's first impression of them would be.

“A strength of character that shows itself through integrity in action and a genuine commitment to create a positive work environment.” Lynn W. Mitchell, CHA | Chairman of the Board, Nevada Hotel & Lodging Association and Vice President of Operations, Soleil Management – “I think they’d find me understated, but driven, especially when it comes… [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...]

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...]

What is your favorite charity?

What is Your Favorite Charity?

“Candlelighters of Southern Nevada is special to me because of the support, education, hope and advocacy they provide families of children with cancer. It’s important for these families to know they are not alone and that someone cares.” Justin Brown | Vice President Regulatory Affairs, Southwest Gas “My most compassionate feelings go out to the… [More...]

What is your favorite local restaurant?

Six Nevada executives share what their favorite local restaurant is.

“L’atelier Joel Robuchon at MGM Grand is always a special experience. I always leave looking forward to the next time I can go! The food and service are the best anywhere, and I was fortunate to meet Chef Robuchon himself the last time I was there.” Dr. Michael S. Levy | Medical Director, Center for… [More...]

If you could meet any fictional character, who would it be?

Six Nevada executives share what fictional character they would meet if they could.

“Sydney Carton. His last words are a proclamation of hope for the future of mankind. ‘It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.’” Mitchell D. Forman, D.O. | Dean & Professor, Touro… [More...]

What is your personal philosophy regarding working with people?

Six Nevada executives share their personal philosophy regarding working with people.

“To always be aware of what people say they want and need. Then work together with integrity and all parties will achieve the desired results.” Jane Anthony | Sales Executive, LP Insurance Services, Inc. – “My philosophy is to have immediate connectivity with your customers. Do anything to help them. Talk a little, listen a lot,… [More...]

What is your most prized possession?

Six Nevada executives share what they consider to be their most prized possession.

“My first answer would be my family, but after that I would have to say my bed.  My mattress, sheets and pillows are so wonderful that even when I don’t get my eight hours (due to our hectic schedules) I still feel refreshed.” Stephanie Angold | Founder/Owner, The Find in Reno – “My most prized possession… [More...]

What do you enjoy most about being a business owner and/or executive?

Six Nevada executives share what the enjoy the most about being a business owner.

“Each day presents opportunities to serve others and to find new and innovative ways to make my clients’ visions become realities.” Alicia R. Ashcraft | Managing Partner, Ashcraft & Barr | LLP – “The MDL Group supports every owner, executive and employee in giving back to the community. For example, I’m serving as CALV president,… [More...]

What’s your New Year’s Resolution?

Six Nevada executives share their New Year's resolutions for 2014.

“New Year’s resolutions are made to be broken!  Instead, I like to establish a New Year’s “theme” to help me refocus my priorities each year.  I have declared 2014 the “Year of Breaking Boundaries!” Kelley Goldberg | Shareholder, Intellectual Property Group Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP “The goal I have for 2014 is to step… [More...]

Should judges be elected or appointed?

Should judges be elected or appointed? - Nevada Business Magazine

“Ever-growing judicial campaign finance coffers, endorsements from political groups and low voter turn-out in judicial elections all contribute to citizens’ lower confidence in the judiciary. Selecting our judges based on merit through a bipartisan commission and appointment process is crucial to a fair and impartial judiciary, and necessary to maintain our democratic ideals.” Tamara Beatty… [More...]

What are you most thankful for?

Six Nevada executives share what they are most thankful for.

“I’m thankful for our employees and their dedication to the community. They’ve donated more than $1 million to local charities in their communities as part of this year’s Fuel For Life giving campaign and it’s an honor to work with such caring people.” Laura Lopez Hobbs • Senior Vice President/Human Resources and Administration, Southwest Gas Corporation… [More...]

Is Nevada’s Recession Over?

Is Nevada's Recession Over?

“Yes. The pendulum is swinging back in a positive direction. Get ready… good things are happening now and it’s about to get fun again!” Mike Mixer • Managing Partner, Colliers International – Las Vegas – “We see promising signs that the recession is over and the economy is on a sustainable upswing.  Certainly, there are… [More...]

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Nevada business professionals answer the question: What is your biggest pet peeve?

“A press release is not the Holy Grail of a communications plan. There are many tools, especially online, to really make a public relations campaign a success and often times a traditional, long, boring press release is not the answer.” Solveig Raftery • President & CEO, The Firm Public Relations & Marketing “Top pet peeves… [More...]

What is your greatest concern regarding the Affordable Care Act?

Six Nevada decision makers share their greatest concerns regarding the Affordable Care Act.

“My main concern is insurance rates.  The goal of ObamaCare was to get more people covered at affordable costs. However, with mandates, rating changes, etc going into effect next year it does not appear insurance rates will be going down anytime soon – especially for the younger, healthy population who we need in the risk… [More...]

How has social media impacted your daily life?

How has social media impacted your daily life?

“Social media is a constant part of my day. It’s the first thing I see when I wake up in the morning and the last thing I think about when I go to sleep at night.” Nicole Rose Dion • Digital Communications, The Abbi Agency – “Social media has impacted my daily life by allowing… [More...]

What is your favorite place in Nevada?

Six Nevada executives answer the question: What is your favorite place in Nevada?

“My favorite place in Nevada is Red Rock Canyon. It is absolutely gorgeous and a great place to hike. Getting to enjoy some fresh air and nature’s beauty is a perfect way to spend any weekend.” Lea Carrasco-Zanini • Executive Director, Golden Rainbow – “My favorite place is Lake Tahoe.  I love the quietness, natural… [More...]

What was the first thing you bought with money you had earned yourself?

Six Nevada business executives answer: What was the first thing you bought with money you had earned yourself?

Six executives share their answers:

Scott Meier • Co-Owner, Right Now Air; Andrew Economon • General Manager House of Blues Las Vegas; Morris Jackson • Northwest Las Vegas District Manager, Wells Fargo Community Banking; Stephanie Forte • Founder, Forte Creative Media PR; Boris Sapone • Owner, Colosseum Training Center; Darby Neagle • Co-Owner, Guns and Ammo Garage [More...]

What do you hope the legislators will accomplish this session?

Executives Weigh in on 2013 Nevada Legislature

Six executives share their thoughts:

Anne Calarco CMCA,AMS, PCAM, • President & Managing Partner, Level Property Management; Jamie Cogburn • Co-Founder, Cogburn Law Offices; Stephanie Shirit • CEO/Founder, Resource Associates of Nevada, Inc.; Kirk Jacobson, CPA/CFF/CITP, CFE • Shareholder, Johnson Jacobson Wilcox CPAs; Tara H. Popova • Vice Chair, Immigration Department, Marquis Aurbach Coffing Law Firm; Ronna Timpa • Founder & Chief Motivator, Workplace ESL Solutions [More...]

Who has had the greatest impact on your career?

Who has had the greatest impact on your career?

Six executives share their answers:

Daren Libonati • President/COO, Justice Entertainment Group; Lynn Rosenbach • Chief Executive Officer, Southwest Medical Associates; Dr. Andrew M. Cash • Orthopedic Surgeon, Desert Institute of Spine Care; Kimball S. Anderson • CEO, Southern Hills Hospital; Kirk Boylston • President, NAIOP Southern Nevada; Pat Taylor, CMCA • Board of Directors Secretary, Community Association Institute [More...]

What has the greatest potential to improve Nevada’s economy?

What has the greatest potential to improve Nevada’s economy?

Six decision makers share their thoughts:

Joselyn Cousins • Vice President, Community Development, United Way of Southern Nevada; Bill Spohrer, SPHR, CLM • Director of Administration, Jolley Urga Wirth Woodbury & Standish Attorneys at Law; Matthew Saltzman • Shareholder, Kolesar & Leatham; Buster Neel • Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration, Nevada State College; Jon Goldberg • Owner, CJ’s Italian Ice and Custard; Elizabeth Trosper • Principal, Trosper Communications, LLC [More...]

What is your hope for 2013?

Nevada Business Magazine - The Last Word - January 2013

Six executives share thoughts on what their hopes are for 2013:

Lea Carrasco-Zanini • Executive Director, Golden Rainbow; Barry Meyer • President, Tuff-N-Uff Productions, Inc.; Lexy Capp • Owner and Founder, Nannies & Housekeepers U.S.A; Brian Burton • President and CEO, Three Square Food Bank; Patty Kelley • 2013 President, Nevada Association of Realtors; Gene Galloway • President and CEO, Plaza Bank [More...]