Industry Focus: Insurance

Nevada insurance agents and brokers seek to educate the market on the importance of a trusted insurance advisor.

Combating a trend towards faceless online insurance purchases, Nevada insurance agents and brokers seek to educate the market on the importance of a trusted insurance advisor. Recently, executives in this industry met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss the challenges they face. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada Business Magazine, served as moderator … [Read more...]

What are Some of the Misconceptions that Non-Nevadans Have About People Who Live in Nevada?

Six Nevada executives share the misconceptions non-Nevadans have about living in Nevada.

“That we’re always playing blackjack in our free time. In reality, Nevada is blessed with tremendous outdoor activities, the year-round weather to enjoy them, and plenty of opportunities for cultural learning beyond the casino doors.” Rory T. Kay | Attorney, McDonald Carano Wilson, LLP (Hails from: Lincoln, NE) “It’s not just misconceptions as much as it is people thinking … [Read more...]

Buying and Selling a Business

A complicated topic with a myriad of details to consider, buying and selling a business will affect nearly all business owners at some point.

A complicated topic with a myriad of details to consider, buying and selling a business will affect nearly all business owners at some point. With so many issues to be aware of, it’s important that executives have the information necessary in order to successfully navigate the process. A panel of experts recently gathered for a breakfast seminar and responded to a host of … [Read more...]

What’s the Good News/Bad News About Living in Nevada?

Six Nevada executives share the good news/bad news about living in Nevada.

“The good news is the positive economic outlook we are experiencing in Northern Nevada. Hotel rooms are booked and new businesses are opening their doors. The bad news is that we need more snow/water!” Tim Holland | Sales Executive, LP Insurance Services, Inc. “Nevada has a rich history of philanthropy. We live in a very generous, supportive community; however, there are far … [Read more...]

Are You Optimistic That Our Legislators Will Work Together This Session?

Six Nevada executives share whether or not they are optimistic that our legislators will work together this session.

“I am optimistic they will come together. Once the session commences, the realization usually sets in, that they were elected to do the people’s business and most understand that involves compromise.” Carole Vilardo | President, Nevada Taxpayers Association - “With internal leadership struggles appearing to now be behind us, policymakers can now get down to business and … [Read more...]

What is Nevada’s Greatest Challenge Going Into 2015?

What is Nevada’s Greatest Challenge Going Into 2015?

“Our state’s greatest challenge is moving into yet again another year of not having a plan in place to facilitate the needs of our school district. Our state needs to attract and keep the best educators so that our students can flourish and stay in school creating a strong, smart work force for Nevada.” Michelle Jackson | President, Junior Achievement of Southern … [Read more...]

LP Insurance Hosts Ch. 40 Seminar

LP Insurance Services, Inc. proudly continues its Enterprise Risk Management Seminar series, recently hosting clients and guests in Reno, Nev.

RENO, Nev. - LP Insurance Services, Inc. proudly continues its Enterprise Risk Management Seminar series, recently hosting clients and guests in Reno, Nev. The seminar covered numerous aspects of Nevada’s Revised Statute (NRS) known as Chapter 40, the construction defect law. Attendees heard from Nevada State Senator, Ben Kieckhefer; LP Insurance Services President, Nick … [Read more...]

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

An issue with far-reaching effects for businesses and HR professionals, the advent of medical marijuana in the workplace has led to a host of questions.

An issue with far-reaching effects for business owners and HR professionals, the advent of medical marijuana in the workplace has led to a host of questions on the subject. In an effort to answer some of those questions, a panel of experts recently convened to educate attendees on the topic. The breakfast was hosted by Nevada Business Magazine, Holland & Hart and LP … [Read more...]

What would be a person’s first impression of you?

Six Nevada executives share what they believe another person's first impression of them would be.

“A strength of character that shows itself through integrity in action and a genuine commitment to create a positive work environment.” Lynn W. Mitchell, CHA | Chairman of the Board, Nevada Hotel & Lodging Association and Vice President of Operations, Soleil Management - “I think they’d find me understated, but driven, especially when it comes to my family. My … [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...]

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 knowledge is essential to … [Read more...]

LP Insurance Seminar: Successful Succession Planning & Work Comp Habits

LP Insurance Services, Inc. proudly continues its Enterprise Risk Management Seminar series, recently hosting clients and guests in Reno, Nev.

LP Insurance Services, Inc. proudly continues its Enterprise Risk Management Seminar series, recently hosting clients and guests in Reno, Nev. The most recent seminar, a joint endeavor with the accounting firm of BFBA (Brown, Fink, Boyce & Astle, LLP) in Sacramento, was held in August and covered business succession planning and workers’ compensation. Attendees heard … [Read more...]

Industry Focus: Insurance

Insurance executives across the state met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss the challenges in their industry.

Despite constant changes in legislation and the additions of new regulations, the insurance industry strives to be a consistent resource for business owners and individuals alike. Recently, insurance executives across the state met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss the challenges in their industry. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada Business … [Read more...]

LP Insurance Names Chief Risk Officer

LP Insurance Services, Inc. proudly announces the appointment of David Cisneros to the position of Chief Risk Officer.

LP Insurance Services, Inc. proudly announces the appointment of David Cisneros to the position of Chief Risk Officer. Cisneros, formerly the Director-Risk & Insurance Manager at International Game Technology, has more than 20 years of industry experience. As the Chief Risk Officer at LP Insurance, he is responsible for leading the Risk Management Services division … [Read more...]

LP Insurance Hosts Drug/Medical Marijuana Seminar

LP Insurance Services, Inc. proudly continues its successful Risk Management Seminar series, hosting multiple clients and guests in Las Vegas and Reno. The semi-annual series, conducted by LP Insurance, allows invited guests the opportunity to learn about timely insurance-related topics from industry leaders and compliance administrators. The most recent seminars, held in … [Read more...]

What is your favorite local restaurant?

Six Nevada executives share what their favorite local restaurant is.

“L’atelier Joel Robuchon at MGM Grand is always a special experience. I always leave looking forward to the next time I can go! The food and service are the best anywhere, and I was fortunate to meet Chef Robuchon himself the last time I was there.” Dr. Michael S. Levy | Medical Director, Center for Addiction Medicine Las Vegas “I love The Twisted Fork in south Reno. They … [Read more...]

What is your personal philosophy regarding working with people?

Six Nevada executives share their personal philosophy regarding working with people.

“To always be aware of what people say they want and need. Then work together with integrity and all parties will achieve the desired results.” Jane Anthony | Sales Executive, LP Insurance Services, Inc. - “My philosophy is to have immediate connectivity with your customers. Do anything to help them. Talk a little, listen a lot, then over-deliver on their expectations. … [Read more...]

LP Insurance Welcomes Jason Viechnicki to Las Vegas Team

LP Insurance Services, Inc. proudly announces the appointment of Jason Viechnicki to the Las Vegas sales team.

LP Insurance Services, Inc. proudly announces the appointment of Jason Viechnicki to the Las Vegas sales team. Viechnicki, formerly a Senior Marketing Representative for Philadelphia Insurance Company, has more than seven years of insurance experience throughout the Southwest. As an LP Insurance Sales Executive, he is responsible for supporting clients in all their insurance … [Read more...]

What’s your New Year’s Resolution?

Six Nevada executives share their New Year's resolutions for 2014.

“New Year’s resolutions are made to be broken!  Instead, I like to establish a New Year’s “theme” to help me refocus my priorities each year.  I have declared 2014 the “Year of Breaking Boundaries!” Kelley Goldberg | Shareholder, Intellectual Property Group Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP “The goal I have for 2014 is to step up one of my original goals when I first … [Read more...]

Tina Perchetti: LP Insurance Services, Inc.

Meet Tina Perchetti: Northeastern Nevada Division Leader, LP Insurance Services, Inc.

Northeastern Nevada Division Leader Elko http://www.lpins.net/ How did you first get into your profession? I was a commercial bank executive and was actually soliciting LP when the tables turned and I found myself joining their team instead. What do you like most about your industry? I like that our business is relationship-based (my clients become a part of my … [Read more...]