Internationally Recognized Speaker and Human Behavior Expert Shares Speaking Skills to Aspiring Nuclear Scientists

LAS VEGAS – Dan Lier, author, human behavior and requested speaker from Las Vegas, shared his expertise with the next generation of nuclear scientists at a prestigious University of Nevada, Las Vegas summer program. Funded by the Department of Energy, UNLV is one of four universities in the United States specializing in developing the next generation… [More...]

How Nevada Stacks Up 2014

The numbers are in and most data indicates that Nevada is making economic progress in recovering from the depths of the recession.

The numbers are in and most data indicates that Nevada is making economic progress in recovering from the depths of the recession.  The state’s unemployment rate, while still high, is lower than it was a year ago, the housing market is up, and tourism numbers are slightly higher.  This weak and prolonged recovery is taking… [More...]

‘Reading Rainbow’ Not Just About Books: One-Time Children’s Show Teaches About Free Markets

Ask people in today’s workforce about “Reading Rainbow” and they’re likely to have either been viewers themselves or raised children who reaped its educative benefits. For over a quarter century, the publicly funded television show worked to instill a love of reading within countless children, but in 2009, the show was abruptly canceled by PBS.… [More...]

Improvements Coming to East Downtown in Reno

Reno’s East Fourth Street will be transformed during the second annual Positively 4th Street Better Block Project event. Considered “the gateway” to downtown Reno, Fourth Street is home to several historical properties but is in need of upgrades and repair. Local businesses are looking to spruce up the area through landscaping, adding a two-way bicycle lane, re-striping traffic… [More...]

Vegas PBS Announces Apps, Games, Programming & Workshops to Encourage Children to Continue Education During the Summer Months

Vegas PBS offers access to a variety of TV opportunities to continue education in a fun way to prepare children for their next phase of learning.

Las Vegas – The end of the school year brings one question to the minds of parents across the valley – how do I continue my child’s learning throughout the summer break? Vegas PBS offers access to a variety of TV, online and in-person opportunities to continue education in a fun and engaging way to prepare children for their… [More...]

The Big Picture – A Free Health and Well-being Education Event for Girls Ages 8-12

Young girls need opportunities to grow relationships, develop character, learn leadership skills, increase literacy, and acquire healthy lifestyle habits in a nurturing environment. This program is designed to bring the pre-teen girl into her middle school and high school years prepared to make wise and healthy choices. The event will include five topics: Young Girls… [More...]

Why Teachers are Leaving the Teachers Union

It’s easy to lump individuals together in a group based on one specific characteristic. How many people have been cut off in traffic by someone with a California license plate, and then blasted those “California drivers”? Generalizations are especially prevalent in politics. Who’s heard that rural Nevada is conservative, but Las Vegas is liberal? Or… [More...]

Several SBA Loan Requirements Eliminated

The U.S. Small Business Administration made significant changes in qualification for SBA 504 loans. The changes include elimination of “the personal resource test” and “the nine-month rule”. These modifications mean businesses will have an easier time qualifying for SBA loans, according to a recent statement by TMC Financing. “By eliminating the nine-month rule for expenditures, businesses that have… [More...]

Nationally Recognized Speaker and Human Behavior Expert Appointed Professor at Fort Hays State University

Dan Lier teaching courses at university’s College of Business and Entrepreneurship Las Vegas, NV  – Dan Lier, an internationally recognized speaker, author and human behavior expert, has been appointed as adjunct special professor for the school of entrepreneurship and business at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan. As an adjunct professor, Lier will teach multiple classes at… [More...]

Lowering the Education Bar: Nevada and the U.S. shortchange students or are we becoming a Third World country?

Americans no longer expect quality from our public education system, and U.S. students now lag behind those from other developed countries.

Americans no longer expect quality, much less excellence, from our public education system, and U.S. students now lag behind those from other developed countries. What’s happening in Nevada is a prime example of the dumbing-down of our public schools. Nevada’s high school juniors have trouble passing the math proficiency exam that’s required for graduation. In… [More...]

Educating Nevada’s Workforce: Higher Education in Nevada

Education and economy go together. It’s almost like an equation: education plus workforce equals a healthy economy.

Education and economy go together. It’s almost like an equation: education plus workforce equals a healthy economy. A top flight, community-involved system of higher education is a draw for new industries looking to locate within a state. There’s a need for research institutions, an educated, trainable workforce and a healthy feeder K through 12 school… [More...]

Final Winners announced for Nevada State Bank’s “Beautiful Nevada” essay contest: Schools win $5,000 – Students win iPad® Minis

While other financial institutions are cutting back or eliminating their mortgage services, Nevada State Bank is gearing up.

Las Vegas – Nevada State Bank is proud to announce the winners of its “Beautiful Nevada” Essay Contest for public school students throughout the state. Winning students received an iPad Mini and their schools each received $5,000. The essay contest, open to all Nevada public school students from kindergarten to 12th grade, asked entrants to answer… [More...]

Winners announced for Nevada State Bank’s “Beautiful Nevada” essay contest: Reno Area Schools win $5,000 – Students win iPad Minis

Nevada State Bank is proud to announce the winners of its “Beautiful Nevada” Essay Contest for public school students throughout the state.

RENO – Nevada State Bank is proud to announce the winners of its “Beautiful Nevada” Essay Contest for public school students throughout the state. Winning students receive an iPad Mini, and their schools each receive $5,000. The essay contest, open to all Nevada public school students from kindergarten to 12th grade, asked entrants to answer the… [More...]

Roseman University of Health Sciences Initiates Accreditation Process for its Planned College of Medicine

LAS VEGAS - Roseman University of Health Sciences has submitted an application to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) to begin the accreditation process for its planned College of Medicine. The university is now listed on the LCME website as an applicant program. “Formally submitting an application with the LCME is the latest step in… [More...]

February 2014: Around the State

Read business new from around Nevada for February 2014.

Sunrise Health Hospitals and H2U Partner to Open Health Centers for Employees Sunrise Health Hospitals and Health to You (H2U) have partnered to open three H2U health centers for hospital employee and dependents, approximately 8,855 individuals. MountainView and Southern Hills centers opened in January with the final clinic at the Sunrise and Sunrise Children’s Hospital… [More...]

Henderson Chamber hosts I CAN BE events at Foothill, Silverado

The Henderson Chamber of Commerce will host the I CAN BE program, geared to help local freshmen better plan for their future and achieve their goals.

Feb. 12, March 14 events help high school freshmen plan for their futures HENDERSON, Nev. – The Henderson Chamber of Commerce will host the I CAN BE program, a one-day event geared to help local freshmen better plan for their future and achieve their goals. This year the program will take place at two high schools,… [More...]

The Private Bank by Nevada State Bank releases research on education and income

High Net Worth Report series published by by Nevada State Bank shows that students from higher income families have better educational outcomes.

LAS VEGAS – While both the importance and cost of a better education continue to rise, new evidence outlined in the 13th edition of “High Net Worth Report” series published by The Private Bank by Nevada State Bank shows that students from higher income families have better educational outcomes, all the way from elementary school through college.… [More...]

VEA Begins Accepting Applications for Annual Scholarships

PAHRUMP, Nev. – In an effort to support the success of Nevada’s future leaders, Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) has started accepting applications for its annual scholarships. Each year, VEA awards a variety of post-secondary education scholarships to assist the cooperative’s members and their children. The Pahrump-based cooperative will award six scholarships in 2014, including:… [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...]

Killing Jobs to Pay for Education: Nevada’s Free Margin Tax Initiative… Won’t be Free

The Free Margin Tax initiative will be on the 2014 ballot in Nevada. If you’re not familiar with the initiative, you should be.

Since Nevada’s legislature chose to take no action on the Free Margin Tax initiative by the March 15th deadline, this important state issue has been automatically passed on to the 2014 ballot. This means Nevada voters will decide whether or not we need a Free Margin Tax. If you’re not familiar with the initiative, you… [More...]

Commentary: Want America’s best teachers?

Pay the exceptionally effective exceptionally well. Academic achievement, secondary school graduation and college entrance rates are alarmingly low in Nevada. And required remediation, for those few who do go to college, is dismayingly high. These conditions place Nevada at the bottom of national and international education measures. While pockets of promise exist among charter schools… [More...]

Creating New Opportunities: Executive Education in Nevada

Nevada offers various executive educations opportunities, from courses to degrees designed specifically for middle to upper management.

In today’s competitive job market and with evolving technologies, it’s not unusual for corporate executives to pursue additional education, whether to increase their knowledge in specific areas, update or acquire skills, discover new trends or even learn new management styles. Nevada offers various academic opportunities, from courses to degrees, some of them new, designed specifically… [More...]