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...]
Despite constant changes in legislation and the additions of new regulations, the insurance industry strives to be a consistent resource for business owners and individuals alike. Recently, insurance executives across the state met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss the challenges in their industry. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada Business… [More...]
The actions of some have caused investment firms as a whole to be painted with the same brush. For the past few years, Nevada investment firms have struggled to assure the community of their ethical practices while managing client expectations and working in a down economy. Recently, executives representing investment firms across the state met… [More...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]