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… [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… [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… [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… [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… [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… [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… [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 Nevada’… [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… [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… [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… [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.… [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… [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… [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… [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… [More…]

Vegas PBS Presents ‘Surviving Sin City’ Featuring Expert Panel Moderated by Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez-Masto

“Surviving Sin City” is a powerful documentary that captures the iniquitous reality of human sex trafficking in Las Vegas.

WHO:    Vegas PBS Channel 10 WHAT & WHEN: January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and Vegas PBS is broadcasting two special programs that shine a much-needed light on the crisis from a local perspective: Surviving Sin City – 10 p.m., Thursday, January 16.  “Surviving Sin City” is a powerful documentary that captures the iniquitous reality of human… [More…]

Historic Train Depot in Reno to House Combined Brewery and Distillery

The historic Nevada-California-Oregon Railway Depot in Reno will house the Silver State’s first combined brewery and distillery. This is according to a statement released by Reno natives Chris Shanks and Brandon Wright, who have partnered with a “long-time Nevada family” to transform the downtown building. The business, dubbed The Depot Craft Provisions Company, is expected… [More…]

Clark County School District’s Virtual High School and Academy for Individualized Study Gears Up for Holiday Laptop Drive

Clark County School District’s Virtual High School and Academy for Individualized Study announced the launch of the “Laptops for Learning Holiday Drive."

‘Laptops for Learning’ Drive To Benefit Potential Students Who Need Computers (Las Vegas) — Clark County School District’s Virtual High School and Academy for Individualized Study announced the launch of the “Laptops for Learning Holiday Drive,” a campaign designed to give economically challenged, potential Virtual High School and AIS students from across Clark County free… [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…]

Vegas PBS’ ‘artScene’ Premieres October 30, 2013

Vegas PBS’ Emmy Award-winning series artScene is back with its second season, premiering at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30 with another 13-week run.

The Hit Local Arts Series Begins Its Second Season (Las Vegas) – Vegas PBS’ Emmy Award-winning series artScene is back with its second season, premiering at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30 with another 13-week run. artScene will offer a mix of local art stories as well as national pieces, with the first episode highlighting Las Vegas photographer Daniel Mollohan. Bringing… [More…]

Volunteers Needed to Advocate for Foster Children with Disabilities in Local Schools — Orientation/training on Oct.1 –

Sponsored by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, the Educational Surrogate Parent Program trains volunteers to serve as parents for children.

Jimmy is a 14-year-old boy diagnosed with autism who has been in the foster care system since he was 8.  His mother left him with a neighbor and never returned, and his father is unknown.  In the past year alone, Jimmy has had six different foster placements. With each move, he is enrolled at a new school… [More…]