Industry Focus: Power Women

A group of Nevada’s power women recently met at the offices of Gordon Silver to discuss the trends and obstacles facing their industry.

Women executives are no longer a novelty in board rooms. They represent a growing percentage of businesses across the state. Nevertheless, women face a unique set of challenges and many believe the glass ceiling has not yet shattered. Recently, a group of successful female executives met at the Las Vegas offices of Gordon Silver to discuss… [More...]

Industry Focus: Alternative Energy

A group of Nevada’s alternative energy leaders recently met at the offices of City National Bank to discuss the trends and obstacles facing their industry.

Nevada’s alternative energy sector is changing with new projects and regulations as well as the buyout of Nevada’s major utility. Industry experts are expecting a resurgence of the industry as well as more conservation efforts. Recently, executives representing the alternative energy industry met at the Reno offices of City National Bank to discuss their changing industry. Connie… [More...]

Industry Focus: Healthcare

A group of Nevada’s healthcare leaders recently met at the offices of Gordon Silver to discuss the trends and obstacles facing their industry.

Nevada’s healthcare industry continues to see an increasing number of challenges. With the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the ongoing issue of physician and specialist shortages, healthcare executives in the Silver State are working to adapt while ensuring quality care for their fellow Nevadans. A group of Nevada’s healthcare leaders recently met… [More...]

Industry Focus: Attorneys

Recently, a group of Nevada attorneys met at the offices of First Security Bank to discuss the trends and challenges facing their industry.

The Nevada legal industry has been witness to a multitude of changes in recent years and has had the difficult job of protecting their clients in trying times. From a recession to a slow recovering economy and the integration of new technologies, attorneys in the Silver State have learned to be ready for anything. Recently,… [More...]

Industry Focus: Mining

Mining in Nevada is an industry that has been thriving despite the economic instability of the past several years.

Mining in Nevada is an industry that has been thriving despite the economic instability of the past several years. Nevertheless, the industry still faces many challenges ranging from public perception and workforce outlook to restoration and regulatory delays. Mining executives representing companies from the industry recently met at the Reno offices of City National Bank… [More...]

Industry Focus: Education

The Nevada education system has overcome a multitude of hurdles in recent years. Even so, the system still has a long way to go.

From kindergarten to college graduation, Nevada’s education system has overcome a multitude of hurdles in recent years. Even so, the system still has a long way to go. Coming together to discuss issues Nevada faces in regards to education, a combination of business leaders, economic development resources and leaders in education recently met at the… [More...]

Industry Focus: Bankers

Nevada bankers met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss what the future of banking looks like and the lessons learned from the past.

The past several years have brought many changes to the banking industry including new security threats, a distressed market and changing customer expectations. Nevertheless, the industry works to push through these issues and carry on into the future. Recently, executives representing banking met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss what… [More...]

Industry Focus: Telecommunications

Telecommunications executives met at the office of City National Bank to discuss the need to stay current amidst technology overload.

With the threat of cyber attacks at an all time high and transition to Cloud storage becoming more common, the telecommunications industry is evolving at a rapid pace. Recently, telecommunications executives representing companies throughout the industry met at the office of City National Bank to discuss the need to stay current amidst technology overload. Connie… [More...]

Industry Focus: Commercial Real Estate

Industry experts are beginning to see an uptick in Nevada commercial real estate. Executives recently discussed the market.

It’s likely that no industry has felt the recession as strongly as the commercial real estate industry. Yet, industry experts are beginning to see an uptick in the previously challenged market. Executives representing commercial real estate interests recently met at the Las Vegas offices of Stable Development to discuss the market. Connie Brennan, publisher of… [More...]

Industry Focus: Economic Development

Recently, executives representing various economic development agencies throughout the state met to discuss the industry.

Economic Development has been a buzz-word in Nevada for the past several years. Since the recession hit, moving-in and retaining companies has become imperative to the health of Nevada. Recently, executives representing various economic development agencies throughout the state met to discuss these issues. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada Business Magazine, served as moderator for… [More...]

Industry Focus: Accountants

Accountants in Nevada have been busy this tax season. Executives from accounting firms throughout the state met to discuss accounting issues.

Executives representing various accounting firms throughout the state met at the Las Vegas offices of Snell & Wilmer to discuss the future of Nevada’s accounting industry:

Nikki Kirkhouse, Nevada Society of CPA’s; Harry Parsons, Pangborn and Co., Ltd.; Michael Mehr, Mehr CPA’s; Mike Bosma, The Bosma Group; Leland Pace, Stewart, Archibald & Barney; Kirk Jacobson, Johnson, Jacobson, Wilcox; Ralph Piercy, Piercy, Bowler, Taylor; Jason Griffith, De Joya and Griffith; Curt Anderson, Fair, Anderson and Langerman; Daniel Gerety, Gerety and Associates; Bob Anderson, Snell & Wilmer; Dianna Russo, Houldsworth Russo [More...]

Industry Focus: Alternative Energy

Nevada Industry Focus on Alternative Energy

Nevada’s alternative energy sector has seen a plethora of hills and valleys in recent years. From federal funding challenges to educating the general populace about alternative energy, the sector has seen its share of challenges. Recently, executives representing various alternative energy interests throughout the state met at the Reno offices of City National Bank to… [More...]

Industry Focus: Investment Firms

Recently, executives representing various investment firms met to discuss what the future of their industry could look like.

Recently, executives representing various investment firms met at the Las Vegas offices of Snell and Wilmer to discuss the investment landscape and what the future of their industry could look like:

Randy Garcia, The Investment Council; David Dunn, Kingsbridge Private Wealth; Doug Nelson, TCI Wealth Advisors, Inc.; Joe Gatt, Financial Planning & Management Corp.; Staci Scharadin, Diamond Wealth Management; Michael Baumgardner, Edward Jones; Brian Loy, Sage Financial Advisors; Zac Redman, Snell & Wilmer [More...]

Industry Focus: Media

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Recently, executives representing various media outlets met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss changes in media and what the future of the industry could look like.

Cory Cuddeback, Beasley Broadcasting • Tom Porterfield, ABC Channel 13; Lisa Howfield, NBC Channel 3; Jerry McKenna, CBS Radio • Tom Axtell, PBS Channel 10 • Emily Neilson, CBS Channel 8; Connie Brennan, Nevada Business Magazine • Larry Charlton, City National Bank [More...]

Industry Focus: Healthcare

Industry Focus: Healthcare in Nevada

Recently, executives representing healthcare in Nevada met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss changes to and the future of healthcare in the Silver State.

Left to right: Dr. Brian Lawenda, 21st Century Oncology; Dr. Benjamin Rodriguez, Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners; William Moore, Desert Radiologists; Larry Charlton, City National Bank; Doug Geinzer, Southern Nevada Medical Industry Coalition; Dr. Linda Johnson, Southwest Medical Associates; Mike Murphy, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Dr. Brian Murphy, Nathan Adelson Hospice; Mike Gorman, MedicWest/American Medical Response [More...]

Industry Focus: Accountants

Industry Focus: Accountants

With taxes a hot topic nationally and over concerns with what the new year will bring for businesses, accountants have their hands full keeping up with new requirements and changing laws. However, working to service clients in a dwindling economy and finding new ways to diversify is nothing new to the industry and CPA’s across the state are rising to the challenge. Recently, executives representing accounting firms in Nevada met at the Las Vegas offices of Holland and Hart to discuss these issues and what the future will bring.

Bill Wells, McGladrey LLP; Barry Herr, Nevada Society of CPA’s; Ralph Piercy, Piercy, Bowler, Taylor and Kern; Glenn Goodnough, Stewart, Archibald and Barney; Dana Tompkins, Tompkins & Peters; Bob Anderson, Holland and Hart [More...]

Industry Focus: Education

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Education has long been one of the biggest challenges facing the Silver State. With a jobs base that has traditionally not encouraged secondary education and a need for an education culture, Nevada has been on the low end of several national indicators. However, educators in this state see hope for the future and are working hard to improve Nevada’s educational system. Recently, educators met at the Las Vegas offices of Holland & Hart to discuss the progress made and their hopes for the future.

Dr. Steve Buuck, Faith Lutheran; Dr. Carolyn Yucha, UNLV School of Nursing; Dwight Jones, Clark County School District; Bart Patterson, Nevada State College; Dr. Eucharia Nnadi, Roseman University of Health Sciences; Bob Anderson, Holland & Hart and The Nevada School for the Blind [More...]

Industry Focus: Bankers

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The banking industry plays a vital role in the success or failure of companies and individuals that rely on banks for their financial needs. Over the last few years, the industry has experienced a myriad of challenges including government regulations, foreclosures, finding qualified borrowers, low interest rates and image issues. Executives from the banking industry recently met to discuss these and other issues:

John Wilcox, City National Bank; Alfred Alvarez, Bank of the West; Arvind Menon, Meadows Bank; Kirk Clausen, Wells Fargo; Reed Radosevich, Northern Trust; Greg Gilbert, Holland & Hart; George Burns, Nevada Commissioner of Financial Institutes; Bob Martin, BNY Mellon; Bill Uffleman, Nevada Bankers Association [More...]

Industry Focus: Mining

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Mining in Nevada is one industry that has been thriving in recent economically tumultuous times. Even so, the industry is facing a myriad of issues from taxation to regulatory delays and public perception. Recently, executives representing various companies in the mining industry met at the Reno law offices of Holland & Hart to discuss these issues and what the future of mining looks like:

Fred Reeder, Reno-Tahoe Construction; Ben Veach, JBR Environmental; Jeff Thompson, University of Nevada, Reno – College of Science; Jim Faulds, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology; Corrado De Gasperis, Comstock Mining; Tim Crowley, Nevada Mining Association • Tom Clark, Holland & Hart [More...]

Industry Focus: Telecommunications

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Telecommunications executives representing companies throughout the industry met at the Las Vegas office of Holland & Hart to discuss their growing pains and meeting the needs of increasingly technologically advanced consumers:

Mel Urquhart, TruCom Fiber & Wireless; Lance Earl, Holland & Hart; John DeMarco, XO Communications; Chris Donnelly, Switch Communications; Cheri Hickman, Diversified Communications Solutions; Duffy Leone, Cox Communications; Jeff Grace, NetEffect; Mark Haley, Smart City Networks; Mike Ballard, Cobalt Data Centers [More...]

Industry Focus: Non-Profit

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Executives representing several non-profits throughout the state recently met at the Las Vegas office of Holland & Hart to discuss the challenges non-profits face in a down economy:

Caleen Norrod Johnson, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada; Steve Chartrand, Goodwill of Southern Nevada; Sherri McKenzie, Nevada Gives; Patricia Falvey, Catholic Charities; Sherri Rice, Access to Healthcare Network; Bryan Wright, Holland & Hart; Kathleen Miller, Living Grace Homes; Courtney Orrock, Sunrise Children’s Foundation; Angela Quinn, Building Hope Nevada; Rino Armeni, Las Vegas Business Academy; Barbara E. Buckley, Legal Aid; Ed Guthrie, Opportunity Village; Carole Fisher, Nathan Adelson Hospice; Fred Schultz, Foundation for Positively Kids; Karen Barsell, United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra; Juliana Pisani, American Cancer Society [More...]

Industry Focus: Economic Development

Industry Focus: Economic Development

Executives representing various economic development agencies throughout the state recently met at the Las Vegas office of Holland & Hart to discuss new approaches to economic development and tried and true methods to boost Nevada’s economy:

Arnold Lopez, NV Energy; Somer Hollingsworth, Nevada Development Authority; John Ramous, Henderson Development Authority; Terri Janison, Economic Development – Governor’s Office; Bob Anderson, Holland & Hart; Terri Sheridan, City of North Las Vegas – Economic Development; Bill Arent, City of Las Vegas – Economic and Urban Development [More...]