PDQ and Vegas PBS Partner to Benefit Veterans and Services for the Deaf and Blind

PDQ is joining forces with Vegas PBS to help veterans and bolster services for the deaf and blind.

LAS VEGAS – PDQ, a rapidly growing restaurant brand known for its fresh, affordable chicken tenders, salads and sandwiches, is joining forces with Vegas PBS to help veterans and bolster services for the deaf and blind. With the coming of a second location – set to open on Sunday, July 12 at 3010 W. Sahara Ave. – PDQ is ramping up its annual fundraising initiatives to raise … [Read more...]

The Children’s Cabinet’s Redfield Academy Announced Graduating Class of 2015

Redfield Academy congratulated the graduating class of 2015, who were honored at a special graduation ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion on Sunday, June 14.

The Children’s Cabinet’s Redfield Academy congratulated the graduating class of 2015, who were honored at a special graduation ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion on Sunday, June 14. Graduates included: Jeronimo Rangel-Lopez: High School Diploma Jacqulin Acosta: High School Diploma Oscar Garcia: Certificate of Credits and Completion Jose Gonzalez:  Certificate of … [Read more...]

VEA Announces 2015 Annual Scholarship Winners

PAHRUMP, Nev. – In an effort to recognize hard-working students across its service area, Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative based in Pahrump, recently announced the recipients of its 2015 annual scholarships. Following a comprehensive review of submitted applications, the cooperative awarded four post-secondary education scholarships to … [Read more...]

Chamber Network Breakfast to Focus on UNLV Becoming Top-Tier

At UNLV, Piechota has lead various interdisciplinary research and education efforts.

Dr. Thomas C. Piechota of UNLV to present HENDERSON, Nev. – The Henderson Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly networking breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, at the Fiesta Henderson Cancun Room, 777 W. Lake Mead Parkway. Dr. Thomas C. Piechota, vice president for research and economic development and professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental … [Read more...]

Education: The Key to Success

Education affects more than workforce, more than the economic development that comes as a result of the talents and training of employees.

A high school graduate, entering the workforce in Southern Nevada directly after graduation, earns on average $6,000 more annually than a non-graduate. At a very basic level, that’s the effect of education on the economy. Education affects more than workforce, more than the economic development that comes as a result of the talents and training of employees and more than the … [Read more...]

Death and Taxes: With Some Revision, Sandoval’s Tax Hikes Not Necessary

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” — Benjamin Franklin Had Benjamin Franklin been living in 21st century Nevada, his famous quote might have read something like this: In Nevada, nothing seems certain, except death and tax increases. It appears that — regardless of who is elected, which party holds the majority, or how hard those in … [Read more...]

McDonald’s Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week with Free Breakfast Promotion

WHO: McDonald’s Southern Nevada locations WHAT:    In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, McDonald’s invites all Southern Nevada teachers to visit its restaurants from May 4 through May 8 to enjoy one small McCafé coffee and a breakfast sandwich free of charge with proof of a faculty I.D.. The complimentary breakfast promotion is available at participating Southern … [Read more...]

The Children’s Cabinet Offers Parenting Education Workshops in Washoe County at No Cost to Families

RENO, NV – Parent education plays a critical part in helping families build and maintain healthy relationships with their children, promoting a better future for each child. The Children’s Cabinet is an excellent resource in Washoe County, offering parenting education workshops at no cost to families, in both English and Spanish. The Children’s Cabinet uses evidence-based … [Read more...]

USC Northern Nevada-Lake Tahoe Alumni Chapter Welcomes Steve Lopes as Keynote

“The best thing is seeing young people develop and grow, and then see them years later being successful.” is the most rewarding aspect of Steve Lopes’ job.

CFO and COO will deliver USC athletics update at inaugural Scholarship Gala Reno, Nev – “The best thing is seeing young people develop and grow, and then see them years later being successful.” That’s the most rewarding aspect of Steve Lopes’ job. Lopes is the CFO and COO, USC athletics, and has been an integral member of the athletics department for 30 years. It’s part of … [Read more...]

The Solution to Education: Do What Works

The Solution to Education: Do What Works

The Nevada State Government needs to stop throwing good money after bad; and, it should begin now. As business people, we have just a few days to affect our Nevada State Legislators and what they do, and do not, vote for. What do you plan to do? Sit back and be complacent and then suffer the consequences, or do you plan to be part of the solution? It seems government is … [Read more...]

Green Schools Not Right for Nevada

As districts begin to build new schools, they should focus on kids, not environmental activists New school buildings are coming to Nevada, and if recent years are any indication, the push to build those schools to “green” standards will be as strong as the push that led lawmakers to authorize 10 additional years of bonding without voter approval to fund the construction of … [Read more...]

Attorney General’s Office Finds That the Washoe County Board of School Trustees Violated the Open Meeting Law

Carson City, NV – Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced this week that the Washoe County Board of School Trustees and its presiding chair violated the Open Meeting Law. The attorney general’s office investigated a complaint filed by a citizen, who had complained about her public comments being cut short prematurely. The Open Meeting Law requires that all meetings of … [Read more...]

The NCJFCJ and University of Nevada, Reno Speak Out About Sexual Assault and Victim Trauma

First-of-its kind symposium for the region Reno, Nev. – The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) and the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) are hosting a symposium of community leaders to stand against sexual assault and build a healing community for victims. A Healing Community: The Effects of Sexual Assault and Trauma on the Victim will take place … [Read more...]

Chamber Network Breakfast to Cover ‘College and Workforce Ready Graduates! A Solution for Saving Time and Money’

Drs. Hawk of Nevada State High School to present for Henderson Chamber HENDERSON, Nev. – The Henderson Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly networking breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, at Wildhorse Golf Club, 2100 W. Warm Springs Road. During the breakfast, Drs. John and Wendi Hawk, founders and operators of Nevada State High School, will present “College … [Read more...]

Retired Chief Justice of Nevada Supreme Court Joins Naylor & Braster Law Firm

Retired Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court A. William Maupin has joined the law firm of Naylor & Braster.

Retired Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court A. William Maupin has joined the law firm of Naylor & Braster. Maupin will focus his legal practice with the firm on litigation, litigation consulting and alternative dispute resolution in Las Vegas and Reno. Maupin is one of the Nevada legal community’s most respected professionals, both as an attorney and Chief Justice … [Read more...]

NPRI: Gov. Sandoval’s Proposed Business License Tax is Complex, Destructive, Unnecessary

NPRI executive vice president Victor Joecks issued the following comments in response to release of details of new business license tax proposal.

CARSON CITY – Responding to Gov. Brian Sandoval’s release of details of his new business-license tax proposal, NPRI executive vice president Victor Joecks issued the following comments: As part of his push for the largest tax increase in Nevada history, Gov. Sandoval is unfortunately trying to subject all Nevada businesses to a destructive new gross receipts tax. His … [Read more...]

Retiring in the Lap of Taxpayer-Funded Luxury

How pensions in Nevada are often better than paychecks Know a public employee in Nevada who is looking for a pay raise? Tell him to retire. According to a new analysis made possible by the court-ordered release of Nevada’s Public Employee Retirement System payment records, once-public employees in the Silver State are making golden pensions — so generous that their … [Read more...]

Sean McCray joins The International School of Hospitality

TISOH has named Sean McCray its academic curriculum manager.

LAS VEGAS – The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) has named Sean McCray its academic curriculum manager. In this position, McCray will review, revise and update curriculum content in collaboration with instructors and industry professionals to ensure students learn the skills needed launch or advance their careers in hospitality. “We’re so proud to have Sean on our … [Read more...]