United Blood Services to Host Blood Drive at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall

UBS currently has a need for all blood types, especially O negative.

WHO: United Blood Services of Las Vegas WHAT: Blood drive at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall WHY: Find the hero in you! Volunteer blood donors are needed in Las Vegas year-round. All donors at this blood drive will receive two free vouchers to the Firelight Buffet. As Southern Nevada’s community blood provider, United Blood… [More...]

United Blood Services to Host Blood Drive at Fiesta Henderson  

As Southern Nevada’s community blood provider, United Blood Services relies on blood donations to make sure blood is available for anyone who needs it.

WHO:              United Blood Services of Las Vegas WHAT:           Blood drive at the Fiesta Henderson WHY:              Find the hero in you! Volunteer blood donors are needed in Las Vegas year-round. All donors will receive a voucher for a free midday sightseeing cruise courtesy of Lake Mead Cruises. As Southern Nevada’s community blood provider, United Blood Services… [More...]

Volunteers in Medicine Awarded $30,000 by Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Foundation

Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada (VMSN) recently announced it received a generous donation of $30,000.

Nonprofit awarded grant to provide medical care for the uninsured in Southern Nevada  LAS VEGAS – Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada (VMSN) recently announced it received a generous donation of $30,000 from the Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Foundation. The donation will support the volunteer-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the uninsured with access… [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...]

United Blood Services Offering Donors a Free Mid-Day Cruise from Lake Mead Cruises

United Blood Services of Las Vegas (UBS) is offering blood donors a voucher good for one mid-day sightseeing cruise courtesy of Lake Mead Cruises.

LAS VEGAS  – United Blood Services of Las Vegas (UBS) is offering blood donors a voucher good for one mid-day sightseeing cruise courtesy of Lake Mead Cruises. Donors supplying blood or platelets at any of the three Southern Nevada UBS locations and select mobile blood drives in July are eligible to receive a voucher. Lake Mead… [More...]

Center For Hope Of The Sierras Welcomes New Executive Director

Specialty eating disorder treatment facility, Center for Hope of the Sierras, welcomes new Executive Director Brandon Keppner to the team.

Brandon Keppner brings a wealth of knowledge to local eating disorder treatment center RENO, Nev. – Specialty eating disorder treatment facility, Center for Hope of the Sierras, welcomes new Executive Director Brandon Keppner to the team. Keppner previously worked with Center for Hope as the executive director, and returns to the Sierra Nevada facility with a mountain… [More...]

NCET President Dave Archer Awarded as ‘Influencer of the Year’ by Reno-Tahoe Chapter of American Marketing Association

Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology President was recognized as the “Influencer of the Year” by the American Marketing Association.

RENO, Nev. — Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology President Dave Archer was recognized as the “Influencer of the Year” by the American Marketing Association’s Reno-Tahoe chapter at an awards ceremony on June 26. Archer serves as both the president and CEO of NCET. He has over 35 years of experience in marketing, technology and… [More...]

Gordon Silver Lawyers Receive Top Super Lawyers Honors

Gordon Silver is pleased to announce that six of our lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the Top 100 in the 2014 edition of Mountain States Super Lawyers. In addition to being named in the top 100, Michael Feder was listed in the Top 10 Super Lawyers. Erika Pike Turner (Business Litigation) was listed… [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...]

Clark County School District Waste: Throwing Our Money Away

Two stories have come to light recently that show how taxpayers’ money is being wasted by the Clark County School District.

Am I the only one sick of this BS? Two stories have come to light recently that show how taxpayers’ money is being wasted by the Clark County School District. These examples not only point out the quality of the district’s decision-making, but also make me wonder what other questionable expenses haven’t yet been discovered.… [More...]

How Nevada Stacks Up 2014

The numbers are in and most data indicates that Nevada is making economic progress in recovering from the depths of the recession.

The numbers are in and most data indicates that Nevada is making economic progress in recovering from the depths of the recession.  The state’s unemployment rate, while still high, is lower than it was a year ago, the housing market is up, and tourism numbers are slightly higher.  This weak and prolonged recovery is taking… [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...]

Industry Focus: Insurance

Insurance executives across the state met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss the challenges in their industry.

Despite constant changes in legislation and the additions of new regulations, the insurance industry strives to be a consistent resource for business owners and individuals alike. Recently, insurance executives across the state met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss the challenges in their industry. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada Business… [More...]

Hospitals in Nevada: An Industry in Transition

Hospital administrators are working very closely with purchasers of care and insurance carriers, to needs while striving to be competitive with costs.

Some things that don’t change in healthcare: the importance of patient outcome, patient experience, patient compliance and patient ability to pay for services. Other things in healthcare are changing rapidly: bio-engineered medications to treat specific patients, imaging devices take the place of exploratory surgery, the model for healthcare, the way hospitals are reimbursed for services.… [More...]

CCIM: Join the Club

The requirements to earn the CCIM designation are challenging and extensive, necessitating a commitment of time, effort, money and, often, sacrifice.

After Nevada’s economic downturn and resulting real estate crash had begun, Cindy Santilena, a Las Vegas commercial real estate lender for small businesses and entrepreneurs, was looking for a way to highlight herself and her company when working with other industry professionals during a struggling, competitive market. She decided to pursue a CCIM, a prestigious… [More...]

Nevada Real Estate & Development Report: July 2014

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

E Sale, Multi-Family ADDRESS 1401 N. Lamb Blvd., 89110 BUYER Masuda Family Trust SELLER Brooksone Apartments, LLC DETAILS 193 units; $10,550,000 APN 140-29-101-019 SELLER’S REP Patrick J. Sauter and Art Carll of NAI Vegas The Sauter Multifamily Group H Sale, Multi-Family ADDRESS 1651 American Pacific Dr., 89074 BUYER Hamilton Zanze & Company SELLER The Calida… [More...]

Wage Insurers, Enforcers and a General Contractor’s Role

In 1931, the Nevada Legislature enacted a statute that made general contractors (GC) liable for the labor-related debt of their subcontractors. This statute, now codified as NRS 608.150, was set up to protect Hoover Dam workers to make sure they were properly compensated for their work. The statute ensures payment of not only wages, but… [More...]

‘Reading Rainbow’ Not Just About Books: One-Time Children’s Show Teaches About Free Markets

Ask people in today’s workforce about “Reading Rainbow” and they’re likely to have either been viewers themselves or raised children who reaped its educative benefits. For over a quarter century, the publicly funded television show worked to instill a love of reading within countless children, but in 2009, the show was abruptly canceled by PBS.… [More...]

July 2014: Around the State

Read business news from around Nevada for July 2014.

MountainView Hospital and UNSOM Collaborate on Expanded Medical Education Program In an effort to increase the number of physicians serving in Southern Nevada, MoutainView Hospital and the University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM) have agreed to work toward the development of an expanded Graduate Medical Education (GME) program based at MountainView Hospital.  The GME… [More...]

Court of Appeals: Timely Justice to Nevadans and their Businesses

Adding a Court of Appeals would have minimal fiscal impact on Nevada.

Nevada’s Supreme Court has been overburdened for decades as it struggles to provide the public with speedy access to justice in the face of an ever growing population. The increasing backlog of cases is prolonging justice in Nevada. Currently, 56 percent of all appeals require more than six months to be heard, with 29 percent… [More...]

Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center: Established in 1877

Saint Mary’s began its legacy of caring for the community in 1877, when a few Dominican Sisters made an unplanned stop in Reno, on their journey from California to Kentucky. The Sisters stayed in Reno and built Mount Saint Mary’s Academy to bring education to the children of farmers and miners in the area. The… [More...]

Retail Summary: First Quarter 2014

Southern Nevada The Las Vegas retail market continued to witness increased demand in the first quarter of 2014 as the sector reported positive net absorption for the fourth consecutive quarter. The retail market vacancy rate fell to 9.0 percent by the end of the first quarter, which is down 0.1 percentage point from the prior… [More...]