The Solution to Education: Do What Works

The Solution to Education: Do What Works

The Nevada State Government needs to stop throwing good money after bad; and, it should begin now. As business people, we have just a few days to affect our Nevada State Legislators and what they do, and do not, vote for. What do you plan to do? Sit back and be complacent and then suffer the consequences, or do you plan to be part of the solution? It seems government is … [Read more...]

Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth Previews One of Country’s Most Comprehensive Homeless Youth Drop-In Centers

The NPHY newly expanded Drop-In Center is the culmination of a unique partnership between three charitable organizations.

One of the country’s most comprehensive drop-in centers for homeless youth is opening, and it is located in Las Vegas. The Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth’s (NPHY) newly expanded Drop-In Center is the culmination of a unique partnership between three charitable organizations – NPHY, Nevada Women’s Philanthropy (NWP) and HomeAid Southern Nevada (HASN) – that has resulted … [Read more...]

Matt Smith Physical Therapy Collects More Than 300 Toys for Light of the World Childhood Cancer Foundation

Matt Smith Physical Therapy recently completed its annual toy drive, which benefited Light of the World Childhood Cancer Foundation.Matt Smith Physical Therapy recently completed its annual toy drive, which benefited Light of the World Childhood Cancer Foundation.

Las Vegas - Matt Smith Physical Therapy recently completed its annual toy drive, which benefited Light of the World Childhood Cancer Foundation, an organization that aims to provide programs to those affected by childhood cancer that give spiritual, emotional and financial support, and assist families with finding resources to address practical concerns. The company collected … [Read more...]

Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth Hosts Public Block Party for Grand Opening of Expanded Drop-In Center: Free Event is Jan. 31 From 11am – 3pm

Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) is inviting the public to a block party to celebrate the grand opening of its expanded Drop-In Center.

Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) is inviting the public to a block party to celebrate the grand opening of its expanded Drop-In Center on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free event will feature entertainment, games and other activities for all ages, tours, food and more. The Drop-In Center is located at 4981 Shirley Street, across from UNLV off of … [Read more...]

Matt Smith Physical Therapy Hosts Holiday Toy Drive Benefiting the Light of the World Childhood Cancer Foundation Through Dec. 12

Las Vegas – ‘Tis the season for giving and Matt Smith Physical Therapy is leading the charge. Matt Smith Physical Therapy is hosting a toy drive from Nov. 24-Dec. 12 to benefit Light of the World Childhood Cancer Foundation, an organization completely reliant on community partners to help ease the burden of families in need. Light of the World aims to provide programs to … [Read more...]

Dickson Realty Awarded Revitalization Award

Dickson Realty Awarded Revitalization Award from Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce Dickson Realty has been awarded the 2014 large company Revitalization Award from the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce in honor of its new 7,048 square foot office building in Truckee. The award recognizes new construction and/or renovation projects that help make Truckee more visually … [Read more...]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada Appoint New Leadership

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada has appointed two new leaders to their executive team.

LAS VEGAS – Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada (BGCSNV) has appointed two new leaders to their executive team.  Brian Knudsen will now serve as President and CEO and Angel Williams will serve as Chief Development Officer. In his capacity as President and CEO, Knudsen will lead BGCSNV as its chief executive in its mission to provide every child with equal access, hope … [Read more...]

Industry Focus: Education

Industry Focus: Education

  Faced with a wealth of challenges, Nevada’s education system has some hurdles to overcome. However, industry leaders recognize the challenges they face and are working to improve the state’s rankings. Recently, those leaders met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss the needs of education. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada Business … [Read more...]

Community Invited To Las Vegas Downtown Achieves Symposium: Learn More About This Model Program, Celebrate The First Year Successes and Engage in Creating The Path to Success for Nevada Students

Community members are invited to get an update on how Las Vegas Downtown Achieves (LVDA) is helping transform the lives of students in downtown schools during a symposium on Nov. 3, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Western High School, 4601 W Bonanza Rd. Click here to register. The event will include presentations by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman, Clark County School District … [Read more...]

Campaign Helps Fight Hunger; Nevada-Based Firm Lands New Jersey Contract; Workshop to Bring Fraud into Light

Social Media Campaign Helps Fight Hunger in Southern Nevada The SK+G Goose Summer Road Trip Campaign wrapped up on Thursday, Sept. 11 when Senior Vice President of Strategy Jim Gentleman and the SK+G Goose dropped off a $1,000 check to Three Square Food Bank—the only food bank in Southern Nevada. [Read more...] Smart City Networks Awarded Contract by Atlantic City Convention … [Read more...]

Colliers International – Las Vegas Expands Local Team

Colliers International – Las Vegas announced the company has hired two new team members, Sandra Naseef and Natalie Hufford.

LAS VEGAS – Mike Mixer, executive managing director of Colliers International – Las Vegas, announced the company has hired two new team members, Sandra Naseef and Natalie Hufford. Sandra Naseef has joined the Naseef Investment Services Team and will be responsible for research, development, and communications for the team. Naseef brings an impressive commercial real estate … [Read more...]

Groundbreaking for Downtown Las Vegas Clinic; Wells Fargo Invests in Southern Nevada; Home Prices Holding Steady

Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada Hosts Groundbreaking Event for Clinic in Downtown Las Vegas Groundbreaking ceremony for VMSN’s new downtown Las Vegas clinic. Members of the community are invited to attend and receive information about the project. [Read more...] Wells Fargo Invests in Southern Nevada through Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance's 'Engage Southern … [Read more...]

Nevada State Bank and “Eye Care 4 Kids” Helping Nevada Students See Their Way to Success

Nevada State Bank donated $25,000 to Eye Care 4 Kids, a nonprofit group that provided free eyeglasses to more than 1,500 low-income school children.

LAS VEGAS – Nevada State Bank recently donated $25,000 to Eye Care 4 Kids, a nonprofit group that provided free eyeglasses to more than 1,500 low-income Southern Nevada school children last school year. Eye Care 4 Kids was founded in 2001 by pediatric optician Joseph Carbone to provide badly needed vision care services to low-income and underserved families in Utah. Eye Care … [Read more...]

Educating, Connecting Entrepreneurs; Median Home Price Hits $200,000; 5K to Raise Funds for Kids with Cancer

Las Vegas Will Launch 1 Million Cups to Educate, Connect Local Entrepreneurs 1 Million Cups, a program to engage, educate and connect entrepreneurs, launched in Las Vegas on Wednesday,  August 13. The weekly event will be located in the inNEVation Center, powered by Switch. 1 Million Cups is a weekly gathering that is building startup communities over cups of coffee and … [Read more...]

Henderson Chamber to Host Pat Skorkowsky for Sept. 9 Breakfast

Pat Skorkowsky, superintendent of the Clark County School District, will be the guest speaker during the Henderson Chamber of Commerce’s network breakfast.

Clark County School District superintendent to introduce ‘Pledge of Achievement’ HENDERSON, Nev. – Pat Skorkowsky, superintendent of the Clark County School District, will be the guest speaker during the Henderson Chamber of Commerce’s network breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9. The event will take place at Sunset Station’s Sunset Room, 1301 W. Sunset Road, in … [Read more...]

Clark County School District Waste: Throwing Our Money Away

Two stories have come to light recently that show how taxpayers’ money is being wasted by the Clark County School District.

Am I the only one sick of this BS? Two stories have come to light recently that show how taxpayers’ money is being wasted by the Clark County School District. These examples not only point out the quality of the district’s decision-making, but also make me wonder what other questionable expenses haven’t yet been discovered. Did you know that the school district has a budget … [Read more...]

“Homeless Youth in the Alley” Bowling Tournament Supports Homeless Youth May 31

Have fun and support homeless youth in Southern Nevada by gathering some friends to form a bowling team or bowling on your own. The Fifth Annual “Homeless Youth in the Alley” bowling tournament will be Saturday, May 31 at the Suncoast Bowling Center, located on 9090 Alta Drive. "Homeless Youth in the Alley" is a fun-filled, family-friendly bowling tournament, featuring … [Read more...]

Officials Break Ground on Moapa Paiute Tribe Solar Project

The first utility-scale solar project on tribal land is underway in Southern Nevada. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) joined representatives from the Moapa Band of Piautes and executives from First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to kick off construction on the 250 Megawatt power plant. The project is located on … [Read more...]

Clark County School District’s Virtual High School and Academy for Individualized Study Announce New Name: Nevada Learning Academy @CCSD

Virtual High School and Academy for Individualized Study announced that the schools have a new official name - Nevada Learning Academy @ CCSD

Academy Also Announces that New Middle School Will Begin in the Fall Las Vegas — Clark County School District’s Virtual High School and Academy for Individualized Study announced that the schools have a new official name - Nevada Learning Academy @ CCSD – which was approved by the Clark County School District Board. Additionally, school officials have announced that for … [Read more...]

Best Year in Five Years for Southern Nevada’s Industrial Real Estate Market

Southern Nevada's industrial real estate market enjoyed one of its best years in recent memory. That is according to a recent report provided by Colliers International - Las Vegas. “Without a doubt, 2013 was the best year Southern Nevada’s industrial real estate market has had in five years,” said Colliers' research director John Stater. “Hopefully, it was merely a prelude … [Read more...]