Andrew M. Cash, MD: Desert Institute of Spine Care

Meet Andrew M Cash MD, Orthopedic Spinal Surgery at Desert Institute of Spine Care

Orthopedic Spinal Surgery Las Vegas What would you want your legacy for future generations to be? Dedication to service. I feel that man’s greatest contribution to society is to actually contribute to society itself. There is an obligation for man to serve his fellow man and to give back to the community. What business advice… [More…]

Office Summary: Third Quarter 2012

Office Summary: Third Quarter 2012

Las Vegas The office sector witnessed a quarter-over-quarter decline in vacancy rates for the first time in two years. During the third quarter of 2012, the vacancy rate fell to 25.2 percent, down 0.4 percentage points compared to the prior quarter (Q2 2012). However, the rate remains 0.3-percentage points higher than a year ago (Q3… [More…]

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Mary Musso • Corporate Broker and Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Distinctive Homes; Tommi Bryan • Human Resources Representative, Tronox Henderson Plant; Jeffrey Lowden • MBA, Broker, President, SkyWest and Companies; Philip Patent • President and Chief Operating Officer, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Nevada; Michael D. Bosma • CPA, The Bosma Group; Stephanie Kirby • Executive Director, Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Southern Nevada [More…]

Work in Progress: An Update on Employment in Nevada

It seems like just yesterday that Nevada was the land of opportunity—the fastest growing state in the nation, with one of the healthiest economies. But the recession has created a vacuum that has given Nevada the highest unemployment rate in the country; at 14.3 percent in November, our rate was 2 points higher than even… [More…]

Business Bankruptcy: Understanding the “Worst Case Scenario”

Although filing for bankruptcy could have made debtors instant pariahs some years ago, the process has lost most of its social stigma during the current recession as bankruptcy has become an almost ubiquitous solution to today’s financial woes. The total number of personal and business filings in Nevada rose sharply from 5,542 in 2006 to… [More…]

Priorities for the 2011 Nevada Legislative Session: Control spending, reform budgeting, transparency and education reform top the list

Every company needs a business plan. Without a clear set of goals, a business won’t know what to aim for or whether it has achieved success. Similarly, Nevada conservatives and libertarians need clear goals heading into the 2011 legislative session. The following should top their list: Control taxes by controlling spending. Worried about what higher… [More…]

Tax Season: Things to Know from the IRS

About 80 percent of businesses use a tax professional to keep their books in order. For the sole proprietor or the largest corporation, record maintenance can be tedious but also valuable as keeping good records can actually save a company money. On the subject of finances and saving money, three new tax laws were enacted… [More…]

Multi-family Housing: More Renters in the Recession?

The multi-family segment has taken a pounding along with the rest of the real estate industry. But the good news, say those who know, is that the worst is probably over, and the climb – slow but steady – back to recovery has already begun. Multi-family properties remain a good investment, although investors hoping to… [More…]

Industrial Summary: Fourth Quarter 2010

Las Vegas  The Las Vegas Valley industrial market continued to weaken as pricing declined among an increase in vacancies.  The vacancy rate edged upward to 16.9 percent as 417,700 square feet of negative net absorption was reported during the quarter. For comparison purposes, the vacancy rate is up 0.4 percentage points from the previous quarter… [More…]

February 2011: Business Indicators

The U.S. economy continues a slow and uneven pace of recovery from its deepest recession since the Great Depression. Estimated growth of real GDP was 2.5 percent at an annualized rate for third quarter 2010—stronger than the 1.7 percent figure for second quarter 2010.  U.S. nonfarm employment rose by a moderate 103,000 jobs (seasonally adjusted)… [More…]

What is your favorite mobile app?

“My favorite Mobile App is ‘Visible Vote’  – it is a non-partisan app that allows you to vote on issues and bills.  It sends  the votes to your elected officials.  It also shows you how they voted, their approval rating, and how your votes coincide with theirs.  It is very interesting, educational, and informative.” Valerie… [More…]

Nevada Offers Great Value: Golden Opportunities in the Silver State

Folks who have lived in Nevada at least five years will remember times when the state’s biggest challenge was keeping up with growth:  we couldn’t build houses or commercial buildings fast enough to keep up with demand, prices for residential and commercial real estate were spiraling out of control and infrastructure like roads and utilities… [More…]

Powerful Communication: Nevada’s Leading Telecom Companies: You Can Hear Them Now

Years ago, most homes were equipped with one dial-tone phone and a television that actually required someone getting up off the couch to change a channel or turn up the volume. Meanwhile, office phone systems required an operator, of the human sort, to take and direct individual calls for all company employees. Today, thanks to… [More…]

Utilities: The Backbone of the Silver State

The Silver State’s utilities, like almost every other industry, have seen some rocky times.  New competition, shrinking customer bases and fewer move-ins have all resulted in Nevada’s utilities having to make some tough choices. “Utilities” is a catchall phrase for services everyone needs every day: water, power, natural gas. The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada… [More…]

Lean Manufacturing: What is it and why do it?

U.S. manufacturing and technology is what made our nation a great global power.  Unfortunately, our global rank in manufacturing has been eroded by foreign competition, especially in the last 20 years.  U.S. companies (large and especially small) who implement lean manufacturing practices in the U.S are now showing that we have the ability to turn… [More…]

Achieve Success: Marketing Tactics for 2011

2010 proved to be yet another year filled with reports of failed business, continued cutbacks and droves of people wondering…”have we hit bottom yet?”  As the economic tsunami continues to roll through our economy, it carries with it an entire generation’s worth of historical reference with regard to marketing and business development as we know… [More…]

Retail Summary: Third Quarter 2010

Las Vegas     Vacancies declined for the second consecutive quarter, and average asking rents among anchored-retail centers showed signs of continued weakness.  At the close of the third quarter of 2010, the vacancy rate fell a modest five basis points to 10.7 percent compared to the previous quarter.  Compared to the same period of… [More…]

Economic Forecast: Mostly Cloudy with a Chance of Improvement

Business leaders across Nevada are saying they expect 2011 to be slightly better than 2010, which should thrill absolutely no one. Still, better is… better. Viewed from a variety of perspectives – employment, tourism, real estate, gaming, retail and more — our state’s economic outlook could be worse, and in fact may already have taken… [More…]

The Reality of Lending: The New “Norm”

A Nevadan needs $120,000 to open a used sporting goods store but can’t get a loan from a bank. Either he gives up the idea or resorts to creative financing, if possible. In the end, he puts up $40,000 of his own money, gets his landlord to cover $15,000 of tenant improvements, and obtains a… [More…]

Now, the Real Fun Begins: What the 2010 elections mean for Nevada’s public policy

Future psephologists (sociologists who study election trends) will undoubtedly look back in puzzlement at how the massive, pro-Republican wave that swept most of the country in 2010 never quite materialized in a few select states, including Nevada. Instead, what the Silver State got was more of a soft ripple. The phenomenon wasn’t limited to races… [More…]

The Show Must Go On: A Look at Nevada’s Public Projects

Public works is a “the show must go on” proposition. Even with the economic downturn of the last three years, there are public projects that continue to be funded and completed. “The economy doesn’t change our need for modernizations and improvements to Nevada’s roads, schools and public facilities,” said Randy Highland, president of the Las… [More…]

Constitutional Challenge: The ObamaCare Battle Continues

On October, 23, 2009, in the midst of Congress’s healthcare legislation efforts, Speaker Nancy Pelosi was irritated by a question posed by a reporter. “Madam Speaker, where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?” Speaker Pelosi condescendingly responded, “Are you serious? Are you serious?”  When the question… [More…]