Northern Nevada Used to be a Boomtown – It Can Be Again

In early June, one of my clients asked me if it were safe to invest in real estate in northern Nevada. My response: Only if you are sure of two things: 1) If the margins tax on the November ballot would be defeated; 2) If northern Nevada would get the Tesla battery gigafactory. Then, on… [More...]

Twenty-One McDonald Carano Wilson Attorneys Named in 2015 Best Lawyers in America

McDonald Carano Wilson LLP announced that 21 of its attorneys are included in 2015 Best Lawyers in America.

RENO, Nev. – McDonald Carano Wilson LLP announced that 21 of its attorneys are included in 2015 Best Lawyers in America. “At McDonald Carano Wilson, we are committed to providing the best legal advice and client service available in Nevada,” said Managing Partner John Frankovich. “We are honored to have twenty-one of our lawyers recognized by Best… [More...]

Reno Gordon Silver Attorney Named To Best Lawyers

Gordon Silver is pleased to announce that John P. Desmond was recently selected as a member of “Best Lawyers."

Gordon Silver is pleased to announce that John P. Desmond was recently selected as a member of “Best Lawyers” in the 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. He was named “Best Lawyer” in Appellate Practice and Commercial Litigation. Attorneys were selected in various practice areas based on high peer reviews. After more than… [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...]

The Orleans Hotel & Casino Summer Blood Drive Saves Lives

The Orleans Hotel & Casino’s upcoming blood drive is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22 at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas - Lifeguards aren’t the only ones who will be saving lives this summer. The residents of Las Vegas will too, by donating blood. Unfortunately, during the hot months of the year, donors often are in short supply. Many are on vacation or out having fun in the sun. “It’s no secret,” said Paul Milakeve,… [More...]

Thoran Towler Joins Nevada Association of REALTORS as General Counsel

Thoran Towler, who has served as Nevada’s labor commissioner for three years, is joining the Nevada Association of REALTORS (NVAR) as its general counsel.

RENO – Thoran Towler, who has served as Nevada’s labor commissioner for three years, is joining the Nevada Association of REALTORS (NVAR) as its general counsel. He will provide legal counsel to NVAR, oversee the legal information line operated by the association and play a key role in the government affairs activities of one of the state’s… [More...]

Cannery Hotel & Casino Summer Blood Drive Saves Lives

The Cannery Hotel & Casino’s upcoming blood drive will be saving lives this summer.

Las Vegas - Lifeguards aren’t the only ones who will be saving lives this summer, the residents of Las Vegas will too, by donating blood. Unfortunately, during the hot months of the year, donors often are in short supply. Many are on vacation or out having fun in the sun. “It’s no secret,” said Paul Milakeve,… [More...]

Reno Engineering’s Vince Griffith Steps Away from Tahoe Reno Industrial Center to Focus on Commercial Real Estate Business

RENO — Vince Griffith, project coordinator and long-time executive at Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, is stepping away from his responsibilities at the Storey County industrial center to focus on his growing commercial, industrial and office real estate ventures throughout the Reno area. Griffith leads two local businesses, Reno Engineering Corporation and Reno Land & Cattle. Reno… [More...]

Texas Station Gambling Hall & Casino Summer Blood Drive Helps Save Lives

United Blood Services has found that during the hot months of the year donors often are in short supply.

Las Vegas - Lifeguards aren’t the only ones who will be saving lives this summer, the residents of Las Vegas will too, by donating blood. Unfortunately, during the hot months of the year donors often are in short supply. Many are on vacation or out having fun in the sun. “It’s no secret,” said Paul Milakeve,… [More...]

Best Companies to Work For: Taking Care of People

In the midst of the recession, some employees might have argued that a “Best Company to Work For” is whichever company gives them a job.

In the midst of the recession, some employees might have argued that a “Best Company to Work For” is whichever company gives them a job. While times have been tough for many Nevada businesses, as the state comes out of this recession, it is clear there are a number of companies who continue to go… [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...]

Nevada’s Residential Market: A Season of Change

For the last two years, Nevada’s residential housing market has seen substantial rebound, with significant effect on prices.

For the last two years, Nevada’s residential housing market has seen substantial rebound, with significant effect on prices. Lowered median home prices have created low inventory and a seller’s market, which in turn impacted distressed properties and neighborhoods. “People are a lot smarter today, having learned from mistakes that occurred in the market; buyers are… [More...]

Dusty Wunderlich: Bristlecone Holdings

Meet Dusty Wunderlich, CEO of Bristlecone Holdings

CEO Reno Bristlecone Holdings What do you like most and least about your industry? I enjoy the finance industry due to its diversity. Since finance spans across all industries this allows you to work with and learn about a broad range of businesses. The downside is that financing products and services tend to be looked… [More...]

A Piece of Nevada’s Pie: The View from Reno’s Mayoral Office

In November of this year, my term will end as Reno Mayor, a role I’ve served in for more than a decade. Naturally, I’ve fielded the “what are you most proud of?” questions a lot lately.

A good friend of mine, former Nevada Governor Mike O’Callaghan, once told me: “Don’t try to get the whole pie. Get a piece of the pie. Maybe later you can get another piece of the pie.” That philosophy — that you’re only as good as the whole — is one that I’ve followed religiously during… [More...]

Industrial Summary: Second Quarter 2014

Southern Nevada The Las Vegas industrial market vacancy rate stood at 10.9 percent by the end of the second quarter of 2014. The latest period represents a decline of 0.9 percentage points when compared to the prior quarter. Compared to a year ago (Q2 2013), industrial vacancies in the Valley have fallen an even more… [More...]

PENTA Raises $120,000 for Southern Nevada Nonprofits with Charity Golf Tournament

LAS VEGAS – The PENTA Building Group, a nationally recognized general contractor based in Las Vegas, recently raised $120,000 for local nonprofit organizations during its 10th annual Charity Golf Classic at the Revere Golf Club in Henderson, Nevada. Tournament participants raised funds through sponsorships and donations to support the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation (NCCF), the Women’s… [More...]

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...]