Wet‘n’Wild Offers End-of-Season Specials: Discounted Admission for School Supplies; Free Admission for Military, Veterans, First Responders; Special Labor Day Weekend All-You-Can-Eat BBQ

Several end-of-season specials will be available prior to Wet‘n’Wild closing for its second season on Sept. 28.

LAS VEGAS – School may be going back into session, but the fun is not over at Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas.  Several end-of-season specials will be available prior to the water park closing for its second season on Sept. 28.  Events include a School Supplies Donation Drive, Salute to Heroes, and an all-you-can-eat barbecue to celebrate Labor Day. School… [More...]

August 2014: Around the State

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RSCVA Sees Year-Over-Year Growth The Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA) concluded the Fiscal Year 2013/2014 with 163,259 room nights of future business for Reno, Sparks and North Lake Tahoe. That number is a 49 percent increase from last year’s 110,000 room nights. According to the RSCVA, 63 percent of this year’s bookings are new business… [More...]

Alternative Energy Projects: Who Pays for These Boondoggles?

Not only do these taxpayer-funded projects fail to produce jobs, but the bottom line is that alternative energy is expensive energy.

Work is almost completed on the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project, located near Tonopah. The developers had received a $737 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy, so if the project fails like Solyndra did, taxpayers will be on the hook for all that money. Even if we don’t have to ultimately make… [More...]

June 2014: Around the State

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Southern Nevada Business Confidence at an All-Time High According to a report from UNLV’s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) in the Lee Business School, businesses’ expectations continue to steadily increase. The Southern Nevada Business Confidence Index, created by CBER, rose from 132 to 137 for a second quarter and is now at an… [More...]

Nevada’s Utilities: Fueling the State’s Energy and Water Needs

As movers and shakers in Nevada’s utilities industry plan for the future, they share a number of common bonds in the challenges they face.

As movers and shakers in Nevada’s utility industry plan for the future, they share a number of common bonds in the challenges they face. Future strategies are likely to make provisions for such factors as increased regionalization, new regulations, enhanced customer satisfaction, state-of-the-art technologies, alternative energies, drought conditions, greater management efficiencies and economic growth. Decision… [More...]

Officials Break Ground on Moapa Paiute Tribe Solar Project

The first utility-scale solar project on tribal land is underway in Southern Nevada. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) joined representatives from the Moapa Band of Piautes and executives from First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to kick off construction on the 250 Megawatt power… [More...]

Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance’s ‘Engage Southern Nevada’ Investment Campaign Narrows in on its $2 Million Mark

The ‘Engage Southern Nevada’ investment campaign, launched by the LVGEA in the fall of 2013, is nearing a $2 million mark thanks to local businesses.

The ‘Engage Southern Nevada’ investment campaign, launched by the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance in the fall of 2013, is nearing a $2 million mark thanks to local businesses and organizations that support the LVGEA’s global economic development mission. The latest group of notable investors includes: Martin-Harris Construction; R&O Construction; Juliet Companies; Nevada State College; Fair,… [More...]

Tangerine Communications Merges with The Ferraro Group

The Ferraro Group announced that Heather Austin will merge her public relations and social media firm, Tangerine Communications, with The Ferraro Group.

Nevada Public Relations and Public Affairs Firm Expands to Phoenix  (Las Vegas/Reno, Nev.) — The Ferraro Group, a Nevada public relations and public affairs company with offices in Las Vegas, Reno and Carson City, announced today that Heather Austin will merge her public relations and social media firm, Tangerine Communications, with The Ferraro Group effective… [More...]

Industry Focus: Alternative Energy

A group of Nevada’s alternative energy leaders recently met at the offices of City National Bank to discuss the trends and obstacles facing their industry.

Nevada’s alternative energy sector is changing with new projects and regulations as well as the buyout of Nevada’s major utility. Industry experts are expecting a resurgence of the industry as well as more conservation efforts. Recently, executives representing the alternative energy industry met at the Reno offices of City National Bank to discuss their changing industry. Connie… [More...]

Henderson Chamber hosts I CAN BE events at Foothill, Silverado

The Henderson Chamber of Commerce will host the I CAN BE program, geared to help local freshmen better plan for their future and achieve their goals.

Feb. 12, March 14 events help high school freshmen plan for their futures HENDERSON, Nev. – The Henderson Chamber of Commerce will host the I CAN BE program, a one-day event geared to help local freshmen better plan for their future and achieve their goals. This year the program will take place at two high schools,… [More...]

Home Prices Up 24 Percent

Home prices in Southern Nevada are continuing to rise. The median price of existing homes for December is up 24 percent from the same time last year, according to statistics recently released by the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors (GLVAR). “Local homeowners should be happy with the strong appreciation we’ve seen over the past… [More...]

January 2014: Around the State

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Saint Mary’s Home Care Named in Top 25 Percent of Nation Saint Mary’s Home Care has been listed as a 2013 HomeCare Elite program which ranks the top-performing home health agencies in the nation. The home care program has been listed in the top 25 percent for providing quality healthcare service to the Northern Nevada community.… [More...]

Elko’s Annual Boost: National Poetry Gathering Promotes Economic Development

Read the Silver Linings article, Elko’s Annual Boost: National Poetry Gathering Promotes Economic Development.

As Nevada prepares to celebrate its 150th birthday in 2014, Elko’s National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is commemorating 30 years of presenting the artistic traditions of ranching and cowboy culture of the American West. Held the last week of January each year, the event brings thousands of visitors to Elko. From its inception, the gathering defied… [More...]

Nevada Real Estate & Development Report: January 2014

Read the Nevada Real Estate and Development Report: January 2014 - Commercial real estate and development - projects, sales, and leases.

New Year – New Format The ReD Report has a new, easier to read format. Commercial real estate professionals throughout the state have requested the report be categorized in market areas, as opposed to zip codes. The color-coded areas correspond to the map below and each deal is presented in a more concise manner. We… [More...]

CBRE Brokers Sale of 38 Acres by NV Energy to Ryland Homes

Las Vegas, NV – Derek Rafie, first vice president of CBRE’s Land Team, announces the sale by NV Energy of approximately 38 acres in the southwest valley, just north of the 215 beltway between So. Buffalo Drive and So. Durango Drive, to Ryland Homes, a Southern California based homebuilder with offices in Las Vegas and throughout… [More...]

Henderson Chamber Announces 14th Leadership Henderson Class

Leadership Henderson recently announced its class of 2014, the 14th graduating class of the program offered by the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

HENDERSON, Nev. – Leadership Henderson recently announced its class of 2014, the 14th graduating class of the program offered by the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The 28 community and business leaders will receive more than 30 hours of professional leadership development training, which began with a two-day kickoff event in October and will continue through… [More...]

Windermere Taking Day to Help Homeless Youth in Southern Nevada

Dozens of Nevada real estate professionals are taking Oct. 18 off. But they aren’t calling in sick. Instead they will spend the day providing service to Street Teens, a non-profit that assists homeless, abandoned, and at-risk youth in in Las Vegas. Windermere Real Estate announced its three local offices will close from 9 a.m. to… [More...]

PUCN Dismisses NV Energy Complaint in Creech Air Force Base Dispute

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Valley Electric Association Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative serving more than 45,000 consumers in southwestern Nevada, achieved a significant victory, as the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) formally dismissed a complaint filed by NV Energy in response to VEA’s $36.6 million contract to purchase, maintain and operate the electric distribution infrastructure… [More...]

Save the Date: PRSA Announces 17th Annual Pinnacle Awards in Las Vegas

Wednesday, Nov. 13 will be the date for the 17th Annual Pinnacle Awards, recognizing the best and brightest in public relations strategies and tactics.

LAS VEGAS – The Public Relations Society of America – Las Vegas Valley Chapter (PRSA-LVVC), an active chapter of more than 100 public relations professionals in Southern Nevada, announced today that Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 will be the date for the 17th Annual Pinnacle Awards. The Pinnacle Awards recognize the best and brightest in public… [More...]

July 2013: Around the State

Nevdada business news - July 2013: Around the State

AlphaVu Launches Nevada Operations AlphaVu LLC, a Washington, DC company that provides data mining and target messaging, has established a Las Vegas branch. The Nevada arm will serve as the operational base for the company’s growth into the southwest region.  AlphaVu-Nevada will open its doors next month in the Howard Hughes Center.  The company serves… [More...]

Henderson Chamber to Host Networking Breakfast July 16 Focusing on Energy Savings for Businesses

Speaker to discuss ‘Energy Saving Programs for Businesses’ HENDERSON, Nev. – The Henderson Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly network breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, in the Cancun Room at Fiesta Henderson, 777 W. Lake Mead Parkway. Two experienced energy professionals, Adam Grant, NV Energy project manager, and Jon Trabert,… [More...]

Flip a Switch, Turn on a Faucet: Nevada’s Utility Companies

Utilities in Nevada took a beating during the recession. Now the light at the end of the tunnel may be an indication that the economy is recovering.

Utilities in Nevada took a beating during the recession. Now the light at the end of the tunnel may be an indication that the economy is recovering. Utilities is a catchall phrase for services businesses and individuals use on a daily basis: water, power, natural gas. Most utilities are regulated by the Public Utilities Commission… [More...]