Nevada’s Convention Industry: Combining Business & Pleasure

Convention planners choose venues, take into account where their attendees are traveling from, determine necessary meeting and exhibition space.

Convention and meeting planners choose locations and venues, take into account where their attendees are traveling from and how, determine necessary meeting and exhibition space and hotel rooms – and arrange for coffee. Coffee is important. Conventions thrive on coffee, served during events, before and after meetings and at meals, which also figure into the… [More...]

Industry Focus: Bankers

Nevada banking executives recently met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss the challenges in their industry.

Enduring a slow economic recovery, the banking industry stays focused on getting businesses back on their feet in the midst of increasing regulations and legislative uncertainty. Nevada banking executives recently met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss the challenges in their industry. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada Business Magazine, served… [More...]

Nevada Land Market Continues to Recover

“The land market has been in recovery since 2010, and homebuilders have been driving that,” said managing partner of Sunbelt Development & Realty Partners.

Demand for land in Nevada has resembled a rollercoaster pattern this decade. During the real estate boom in the first half of the 2000s, both residential and commercial developers hungrily purchased land, driving up prices. With the recession, the opposite happened; development nearly ceased, land demand decreased and so did the price. Again, the pendulum… [More...]

Ninth Annual Healthcare Heroes

Healthcare Heroes began with the dual goal of honoring individuals that excel in healthcare and helping fund scholarships for future healthcare educators.

Legacy Now in its ninth year, Healthcare Heroes began with the dual goal of honoring individuals that excel in healthcare and helping fund scholarships for Nevada’s future healthcare educators. After realizing there wasn’t a program in place to honor individuals that have done amazing things to propel healthcare in the Silver State, Healthcare Heroes was… [More...]

Nevada Division of Emergency Management: Preparing the Silver State

The mission of the NDEM is to coordinate efforts, protect lives and property, to prevent, respond to, recover from all threats, hazards and emergencies.

The mission of the Nevada Division of Emergency Management (NDEM) is to coordinate efforts, protect lives and property, to prevent, respond to, recover from and mitigate all threats, hazards and emergencies. NDEM is part of the family of divisions belonging to the Department of Public Safety. When a disaster or emergency impacts a city, county… [More...]

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...]

Cherie Jamason: Food Bank of Northern Nevada

Meet Cherie Jamason, President and CEO of Food Bank of Northern Nevada

President and CEO Reno http://fbnn.org/ How did you first get into your profession? When I moved to Nevada in 1987, I had the amazing opportunity to marry my employment with something of deep interest to me – working to end hunger as a volunteer - by coming to work at the Food Bank. It has been an… [More...]

Aaron Martinez: A.M. Engineering

Meet Aaron Martinez, Chief Executive Officer of A.M. Engineering.

Chief Executive Officer Elko http://www.amengineering.org/ When you were a kid, what did you want to be? I always wanted to build something. Ever since my mother purchased my first Erector Set with the battery operated drill, I’ve been hooked on how things work and come together. What business advice would you give someone just starting… [More...]

Melissa Jeanne Arias: Epicurean Charitable Foundation

Meet Melissa Jeanne Arias, Executive Director of Epicurean Charitable Foundation.

Executive Director Las Vegas http://ecflv.squarespace.com/ What is your pet peeve? Negativity! A positive attitude improves motivation in yourself and those around you. A positive attitude can make an amazing difference in the world. What is a little known fact about yourself? I was terrified of public speaking so I entered a pageant to conquer my… [More...]

September 2014: Around the State

Nevada Health Care Association Announces Restructuring Leadership at the Nevada Healthcare Association (NVHCA), which was established in 1974, has announced plans to restructure the organization into two divisions: the NVHCA and Nevada Assisted Living Centers (NVALC). The move is a direct result of NVHCA’s membership expansion which increasingly includes more assisted living facilities. Sunrun Expands… [More...]

Office Summary: Second Quarter 2014

Southern Nevada The Las Vegas office vacancy rate declined in the second quarter of 2014 after increasing in the first quarter of the year. During the latest period, the sector reported a vacancy rate of 25.2 percent, which is down 0.4 percentage points from the prior quarter. Compared to a year ago, vacancies have fallen… [More...]

Business Indicators: September 2014

Nevada Business Indicators: September 2014. Includes status of U.S. Nevada, Las Vegas, and Reno economies.

The “advance” estimate for second quarter 2014 shows U.S. real gross domestic product increasing at an annualized rate of 4.0 percent, rebounding from the negative 2.1 percent growth experienced during first quarter 2014. Personal consumption expenditures, changes in private inventories, residential investment, non-residential fixed investment, and state and local government spending made positive contributions. Net… [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...]

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… [More...]

Nevada State Bank Raise Funds for American Heart Association

Nevada State Bank is showing its heart by raising money for the American Heart Association (AHA).

LAS VEGAS – Nevada State Bank is showing its heart by raising money for the American Heart Association (AHA). Bank branches throughout the state are selling “hearts” for $1, $5, $25 or even $100. The funds raised benefit the work of the AHA in Nevada, and the hearts will be on sale through the end of… [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...]

Nevada State Bank Hosts Family Business Webinar “Financing Transitions in a Family Business”

Nevada State Bank is hosting a free family business webinar, “Financing Transitions in a Family Business,” on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 9 a.m. Pacific Time.

LAS VEGAS – Small businesses and entrepreneurs should not be tricked into thinking they have limited options. If a family-owned company is to provide opportunities for future generations, it must plan both adequate shareholder liquidity and sufficient business capital. With this in mind, Nevada State Bank is hosting a free family business webinar, “Financing Transitions in… [More...]

Smart City Networks Constructs Distributed Antenna System at Phoenix Convention Center

Smart City Networks announced the company is constructing a distributed antenna system (DAS) at the Phoenix Convention Center.

Smart City to complete system in time for venue to host 2015 NFL Super Bowl media headquarters LAS VEGAS – Mark Haley, president of Smart City Networks, the nation’s leading communications provider for convention centers and hospitality venues, announced the company is constructing a distributed antenna system (DAS) at the Phoenix Convention Center. The new DAS will… [More...]

CALV Symposium Set for Sept. 19 at Gold Coast

A luncheon featuring a lively panel discussion by local real estate legends will highlight a commercial real estate symposium being presented by CALV.

Panel discussion by local real estate legends highlights Sept. 19. CALV Symposium for local real estate pros A luncheon featuring what figures to be a lively panel discussion by local real estate legends will highlight a commercial real estate symposium being presented Sept. 19 by the Commercial Alliance Las Vegas (CALV). CALV is hosting its ninth annual Commercial Alliance Educational Symposium… [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...]

Fyzical to Host National Seminar on Oct. 18 at JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa

WHO:              Fyzical Therapy and Balance Centers WHAT:           Fyzical Therapy and Balance Centers, a nationwide network of medical and scientific-based physical therapy and fitness centers, will host a national seminar for physical therapists on Oct. 18 to help private practice owners address business challenges. The seminar will also discuss Fyzical’s vision to improve its industry. The… [More...]

‘Made in Henderson’ Panel to Focus on Local Manufacturing

Hosted by Henderson Development Association, panel to feature leading Henderson manufacturers, discuss workforce, logistics, more HENDERSON, Nev. – The economic development arm of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce, the Henderson Development Association, will host a panel focusing on manufacturing, titled “Made in Henderson” beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Estancia ballroom at the… [More...]