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...]

McDonald’s Announces BigMac444 Twitter Sweepstakes Grand Prize Winner

McDonald’s announced the winner of its BigMac444 Twitter sweepstakes.

LAS VEGAS – McDonald’s announced the winner of its BigMac444 Twitter sweepstakes. A grand-prize of 444 Big Mac burgers has been awarded to Southern Nevada resident Thomas Keplinger. The prize will be presented to Keplinger in the form of punch card vouchers redeemable at participating Southern Nevada restaurant locations throughout the next two years. The contest… [More...]

Vegas Home Prices Rise, Market Sees More Traditional Buyers

The median price of an existing single-family home sold in Southern Nevada during June was $199,900 – the highest mark since September 2008. This is according to recent statistics released by the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS (GLVAR). The median price is 2.5 percent higher than May and up over 14 percent compared to June… [More...]

McDonald’s to Host Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at New Restaurant Location

Ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of McDonald’s newest Southern Nevada location.

Event celebrates the opening of Cheyenne & Durango location  WHO:              McDonald’s WHAT:           Ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of McDonald’s newest Southern Nevada location WHY:              McDonald’s invites community members to celebrate the opening if its newest Southern Nevada location near Cheyenne Ave. and Durango Dr. with a special ribbon cutting ceremony. The new location… [More...]

McDonald’s Hosts Community Service Day, Now Accepting Applications for Future Volunteer Projects

McDonald’s is proud to continue its tradition of community-focused volunteerism in 2014 with a special community service day at the RMHC.

Southern Nevada restaurants to provide volunteer support to local nonprofit organizations   WHO:              McDonald’s WHAT:           Community Service Day at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas WHY:              McDonald’s is proud to continue its tradition of community-focused volunteerism in 2014 with a special community service day at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las… [More...]

Hospice Collecting School Supplies for Students in Need

Nathan Adelson Hospice locations will serve as drop-off points to collect school supplies for local elementary students. The hospice will be collecting supplies for students at Robert L. Taylor and Sunrise Acres elementary schools. The drive continues until Aug. 18. “Many schools unfortunately suffer from a lack of funding, and a large number of students… [More...]

Getting Out: The Financial Planning Features of a Business Exit Strategy

If an IPO is used as an exit strategy, it is important for ownership to begin planning for it right from the start and include it in the business plan.

Starting a business takes a large amount of planning. But after the business plan is completed, retail or office space is rented and employees are hired, many entrepreneurs have neglected one crucial question: When the time comes, how will they exit their business? When owners are immersed in the details of building a business, it’s… [More...]

McDonald’s Pranks Las Vegas with Casting Call for Nonexistent Zombie-Inspired Show

McDonald’s announced the release of its latest video campaign, featuring footage gathered during elaborate prank auditions for a nonexistent Las Vegas show.

Video showcases auditions for ‘Hunger in the Night’ musical LAS VEGAS – McDonald’s announced the release of its latest video campaign, featuring footage gathered during elaborate prank auditions for a nonexistent Las Vegas show. The video was created to highlight that most McDonald’s restaurants are open after midnight. Auditions for a proposed zombie-inspired musical spectacular,… [More...]

McDonald’s Announces ‘I’m Lovin’ It’ Summer Book Drive Promotion

McDonald’s is partnering with Spread the Word Nevada for the ‘I’m Lovin’ It’ summer book drive.

WHO:             McDonald’s Southern Nevada locations WHAT:          ‘I’m Lovin’ It’ summer book drive promotion WHY:             McDonald’s is partnering with Spread the Word Nevada for the ‘I’m Lovin’ It’ summer book drive.  Guests will receive a free kid’s cone* in exchange for a new or gently used children’s book at participating Southern Nevada locations. Spread the Word… [More...]

Foundation Raising Funds for Veterans Memorial in Downtown Las Vegas

A local foundation is raising money to build a “world-class” veterans memorial in downtown Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Veterans Memorial Foundation is seeking $2.2 million through its Brick Campaign, where bricks are being sold at a range of $250 to $550. All bricks can be purchased in honor of a veteran and customized with the… [More...]

McDonald’s Raises Over $41,000 During Annual Green for Grads Fundraising Event

McDonald’s announced a total of $41,113 was raised in Southern Nevada restaurants during its fourth annual Green for Grads scholarship fundraising event.

Local owner/operators donate funds to Ronald McDonald House CharitiesÒ of Greater Las Vegas scholarship program LAS VEGAS – McDonald’s announced a total of $41,113 was raised in Southern Nevada restaurants during its fourth annual Green for Grads scholarship fundraising event on April 17, 2014. During the one-day scholarship fundraising event, 110 participating Southern Nevada restaurants pledged… [More...]

Organ Donation on the Rise in Nevada

Nevada Donor Network (NDN) saw its second consecutive record-breaking year in “all apsects” of organ donation, according to a recent statement. NDN received donations from 104 organ donors, 373 tissue donors and 632 cornea donors - totaling a 96% increase compared to 2011. “These significant increases are a testament to the heroism of our courageous donors and their families,” said… [More...]

McDonald’s Kicks Off Annual Ronald McDonald House Charities “Give a Hand” Fundraiser

McDonald’s announced the launch of its 12th annual “Give a Hand” fundraiser to support Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).

LAS VEGAS, NV - McDonald’s announced the launch of its 12th  annual “Give a Hand” fundraiser to support Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). From May 1 through 10, community members can support the charity by visiting participating McDonald’s restaurants and purchasing a paper hand valued at $1, $3 or $5. Paper hands purchased will also be… [More...]

First Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program Coming to Nevada

Nevada’s first osteopathic fellowship program has the green light. The American Osteopathic Association approved Nathan Adelson Hospice for a Hospice and Palliative Medicine Program. The program is a collaboration between the hospice and Touro University Nevada. This is a first-of-its-kind fellowship in Nevada and one of only 11 in the nation, according to a recent statement… [More...]

McDonald’s to Host Annual Green for Grads Fundraising Event

WHO: McDonald’s Southern Nevada locations WHAT: McDonald’s is hosting its annual Green for Grads scholarship fundraising event. During the one-day event, all Southern Nevada restaurants will donate $1 from every Extra Value Meal purchased locally. Funds raised will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas scholarship program. Dozens of community leaders including Las… [More...]

Retail Summary: Fourth Quarter 2013

Southern Nevada The Las Vegas retail vacancy rate fell below 10 percent or the first time since 2008 as it ended 2013 at 9.2 percent. The latest rate is down 0.2 percentage points from the prior quarter and represents a decline of 0.8 percentage points from the prior year. During the fourth quarter, the retail… [More...]

McDonald’s Announces Launch of Free Coffee Event

Throughout the year, the McDonald’s offers a variety of promotions for community members to enjoy quality products at affordable prices.

WHO: McDonald’s Southern Nevada locations WHAT: Free McCafé Coffee event WHY: McDonald’s invites all community members to visit its stores from March 31 through April 13 to enjoy one small McCafé coffee free of charge. The complimentary McCafé coffee promotion is available at participating Southern Nevada locations during breakfast hours. No purchase is necessary and… [More...]

McDonald’s USA Gives Las Vegas Kid Chance to Join Soccer Heroes on FIFA World Cup Field

McDonald’s is giving young soccer enthusiasts the opportunity to meet their soccer heroes competing for the 2014 FIFA World Cup title in Brazil.

LAS VEGAS – McDonald’s is giving young soccer enthusiasts in Las Vegas the opportunity to meet their soccer heroes competing for the 2014 FIFA World Cup title in Brazil this summer and also secure a $1,000 grant for a Las Vegas soccer organization. Kicking off McDonald’s Player Escort sweepstakes gives 25 children across the country ages 6 to 10 the… [More...]

McDonald’s Honors Local Las Vegas General Manager With Prestigious National Award

Las Vegas is home to one of the nation’s top McDonald’s restaurant managers. Elizabeth Rodriguez recently received the Ray Kroc Award.

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas is home to one of the nation’s top McDonald’s restaurant managers. Elizabeth Rodriguez recently received the Ray Kroc Award, an annual performance-based award that recognizes the top performing McDonald’s restaurant managers in the country. Named after McDonald’s Corporation founder Ray Kroc, the award was established thirteen years ago in 1999 to… [More...]

Colliers International Finalizes Sale of Tropicana Centre for $39.8 Million

Colliers International announced the recent finalization of the sale of Tropicana Centre in Las Vegas for $39,800,000.

LAS VEGAS – Colliers International announced the recent finalization of the sale of Tropicana Centre in Las Vegas for $39,800,000. The retail power center was sold to New Jersey-based investment firm, Arilex Tropicana Associates LLC. The 589,191-square-foot property, one of the largest and most prominent in Las Vegas, is located at 3035 to 3375 E. Tropicana… [More...]

$3.75 Million Net-Leased Property Sale Arranged by Marcus & Millichap

Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services has announced a 30,239 square-foot triple net-leased property located in Arizona.

CHANDLER, AZ – Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, the nation’s largest real estate investment services firm, has announced the sale of Savers, a 30,239 square-foot triple net-leased property located in Chandler, AZ, according to Justin White, regional manager of the firm’s Las Vegas office. The asset sold for $3,750,000. Ray Germain had the exclusive… [More...]

Franchising: A Rapid-Growth Business Model

Despite the inherent and external challenges, franchising can be very rewarding, if done right.

Since 1985, Reno-headquartered franchisor, Port of Subs Inc., has sold licenses to entrepreneurs to independently own and operate its made-fresh-to-order sandwich shops, in accordance with the brand and the parent companies’ wishes. Today, the corporation has 108 franchisees in addition to 35 of its own locations, spread throughout the western U.S., and it continues to… [More...]