An Educated Workforce Begins with Empowered Parents

Study Offers 33 Ways to Boost Nevada Students’ Achievement with No Net Increase in Spending One of the most dangerous phrases in the English language is, “Because we’ve always done it this way.” It’s a phrase that could cost a company millions of dollars in missed opportunities. But what if someone said it about a child:… [More...]

Is the solution to improving education money or reform?

Is the solution to improving education money or reform?

“Neither…Any organization asking for additional funding should have a PLAN with how they anticipate using the funding to achieve the results they desire.  Then the source of the funding (the electorate or elected official) can make an educated funding decision.  Seems so simple…” Michael D. Bosma | CPA | The Bosma Group “Education is knowledge and… [More...]

Downtown Summerlin Job Fair; Three Nonprofits Partner to Help Homeless Youth

Downtown Summerlin Announces Upcoming Job Fair The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE: HHC) announced details for the highly-anticipated job fair for Downtown Summerlin. Job seekers will be able to learn about and apply for jobs in the Summerlin Ballroom at Red Rock Resort on Wednesday, August 27 from 11am – 7pm. [Read More...] Three Nonprofits Work Together to… [More...]

Lori Lea Elected President of Southern Nevada Public Television

Vegas PBS announced Lori Lea as the new President of SNPT, which provides volunteer, financial, marketing and advocacy support for the television station.

Las Vegas – Vegas PBS announced the appointment of Lori Lea as the new President of Southern Nevada Public Television (SNPT), which provides volunteer, financial, marketing and advocacy support for the television station. She has been a member of the board for more than seven years and previously served as Vice President and Secretary. Lea is founding… [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...]

Executive Education: New Pathways to Success

When UNR Extended Studies program held a series of leadership sessions for Barrick Gold, the event embodied new trends in executive education in Nevada.

When the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) Extended Studies program held a series of leadership sessions for Barrick Gold, the event embodied new trends in executive education in Nevada. The 15 courses held over two months were shorter than the training once offered by business schools and colleges. Instead of theoretical discussions of leadership, the… [More...]

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...]