Dickson Realty Awarded Revitalization Award

Dickson Realty Awarded Revitalization Award from Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce Dickson Realty has been awarded the 2014 large company Revitalization Award from the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce in honor of its new 7,048 square foot office building in Truckee. The award recognizes new construction and/or renovation projects that help make Truckee more visually… [More…]

Sex Education in Clark County Schools: Let Your Voice Be Heard!

The sex education model currently used in the district focuses on abstinence, while giving older students information on contraception and safe sex.

Would you like your child or grandchild to be taught about vaginal intercourse, masturbation and homosexuality in kindergarten? How about a junior high student being instructed about orgasms and anal intercourse? If you think this couldn’t happen in Clark County schools, you’re mistaken. These very topics were discussed at closed-door meetings held by the Clark… [More…]

Industry Focus: Education

Industry Focus: Education

  Faced with a wealth of challenges, Nevada’s education system has some hurdles to overcome. However, industry leaders recognize the challenges they face and are working to improve the state’s rankings. Recently, those leaders met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss the needs of education. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada… [More…]

Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada Ignites the Holiday Season with Suite Holidays Tours and Tastings Experiences

‘Tis the season to preview some of the Strip’s most lavish suites and iconic experiences at JA of Nevada's Suite Holidays Tours and Tastings Experiences.

LAS VEGAS – ‘Tis the season to preview some of the Strip’s most lavish suites and iconic experiences at Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada’s  (JA) Fourth Annual Suite Holidays Tours and Tastings Experiences on Dec. 6 from 3 – 10 p.m. Guests are invited to the hot spot-hopping extravaganza as some of Las Vegas’ major… [More…]

Community Invited To Las Vegas Downtown Achieves Symposium: Learn More About This Model Program, Celebrate The First Year Successes and Engage in Creating The Path to Success for Nevada Students

Community members are invited to get an update on how Las Vegas Downtown Achieves (LVDA) is helping transform the lives of students in downtown schools during a symposium on Nov. 3, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Western High School, 4601 W Bonanza Rd. Click here to register. The event will include presentations by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn… [More…]

Park Place Infiniti Sponsors Smiles for Survivors; Governor Approves Solar Tax Incentives

Park Place Infiniti Sponsors Smiles for Survivors Park Place Infiniti is sponsoring the fourth annual Blow Out Breast Cancer event, presented by the Smiles for Survivors foundation and Square Colour Salon and Spa. [Read More…] Governor’s Office of Energy Approves Solar Tax Incentives Highlighting its commitment to renewable energy in Nevada, the Governor’s Office of Energy… [More…]

Veteran Educator Named Assistant Principal at Nevada Learning Academy at CCSD

Clark County School District’s Nevada Learning Academy at CCSD announced that veteran educator Tracy Viscosi has joined as the school’s assistant principal.

Las Vegas — Clark County School District’s Nevada Learning Academy at CCSD announced that veteran educator Tracy Viscosi has joined the staff as the school’s assistant principal. Formerly assistant principal at Rancho High School, Viscosi helped see the school through the federal school improvement grant. She supervised the English, Career and Technical Education, Medical, and… [More…]

Capital One and Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada Teach Clark County Students Financial Lessons of Life at JA Finance Park

LAS VEGAS – Capital One Financial Corporation and Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada are giving more than 4,000 Clark County students an income, mortgage,  family and cable bill at its mock city, Capital One/Junior Achievement Finance Park. Capital One/Junior Achievement Finance Park will provide financial curriculum and reality-based financial scenarios to 8th through 12th grade students… [More…]

United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra Partners with Soroptimist International of Reno To Help Second Graders Learn To Read

Reno, Nev. — United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) has partnered with Soroptimist International of Reno to work with 20 second graders at Florence Drake Elementary School with the goal to assist the students with reading skills. Volunteers from Soroptimist International of Reno will read and mentor the children weekly reading seven… [More…]

Gordon Silver’s Jeffrey Silver Appointed to UNLV Tier 1 Subcommittee

Gordon Silver is pleased to announce that Jeffrey A. Silver has been appointed to the UNLV Tier 1 Subcommittee on Community Engagement and Resources.

Gordon Silver is pleased to announce that attorney Jeffrey A. Silver has been appointed to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’s (UNLV) Tier 1 Subcommittee on Community Engagement and Resources. The Path to Tier 1 is intended to make UNLV a Carnegie Tier 1 Research University with the goal of bringing UNLV into the top… [More…]

Ensuring That All of Our Kids are Nevada Ready: Preparing the Silver State

As business leaders who are deeply engaged in education reform efforts as schools across the state have not performed at the level of our expectations.

As business leaders who are deeply engaged in education reform efforts through Nevada Succeeds and the Education Alliance of Washoe County, we know that our schools across the state have not performed at the level of our expectations. We spend significant efforts each day to ensure that all schools are receiving the support they need… [More…]

Campaign Helps Fight Hunger; Nevada-Based Firm Lands New Jersey Contract; Workshop to Bring Fraud into Light

Social Media Campaign Helps Fight Hunger in Southern Nevada The SK+G Goose Summer Road Trip Campaign wrapped up on Thursday, Sept. 11 when Senior Vice President of Strategy Jim Gentleman and the SK+G Goose dropped off a $1,000 check to Three Square Food Bank—the only food bank in Southern Nevada. [Read more…] Smart City Networks… [More…]

The Shenker Academy and Temple Sinai Complete Campus Improvement, Unveil New Building

The Shenker Academy and Temple Sinai Complete Campus Improvement, Unveil New Building

The Shenker Academy and Temple Sinai Complete Campus Improvement, Unveil New Building Las Vegas – A new campus is greeting families at Shenker Academy and Temple Sinai in Summerlin.  After 11 months of construction and renovations, Shenker Academy and Temple Sinai are welcoming a new, grand front entrance, improved security system, an updated playground for the… [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 Nevada’… [More…]

McDonald’s Now Accepting Applications for MAC Grants Program

McDonald’s Southern Nevada owner/operators are now accepting applications from local educators for its Make Activities Count (MAC) Grants program.

Local owner/operators to award up to $30,000 to fund educational initiatives LAS VEGAS – McDonald’s Southern Nevada owner/operators are now accepting applications from local educators for its Make Activities Count (MAC) Grants program. A total of $30,000 will be awarded to 60 local teachers to help fund educational initiatives during the 2014-2015 school year. McDonald’s MAC Grants… [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…]

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…]

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…]