Nevada’s Convention Industry: Combining Business & Pleasure

Convention planners choose venues, take into account where their attendees are traveling from, determine necessary meeting and exhibition space.

Convention and meeting planners choose locations and venues, take into account where their attendees are traveling from and how, determine necessary meeting and exhibition space and hotel rooms – and arrange for coffee. Coffee is important. Conventions thrive on coffee, served during events, before and after meetings and at meals, which also figure into the… [More...]

Industry Focus: Bankers

Nevada banking executives recently met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss the challenges in their industry.

Enduring a slow economic recovery, the banking industry stays focused on getting businesses back on their feet in the midst of increasing regulations and legislative uncertainty. Nevada banking executives recently met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss the challenges in their industry. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada Business Magazine, served… [More...]

Nevada Land Market Continues to Recover

“The land market has been in recovery since 2010, and homebuilders have been driving that,” said managing partner of Sunbelt Development & Realty Partners.

Demand for land in Nevada has resembled a rollercoaster pattern this decade. During the real estate boom in the first half of the 2000s, both residential and commercial developers hungrily purchased land, driving up prices. With the recession, the opposite happened; development nearly ceased, land demand decreased and so did the price. Again, the pendulum… [More...]

Ninth Annual Healthcare Heroes

Healthcare Heroes began with the dual goal of honoring individuals that excel in healthcare and helping fund scholarships for future healthcare educators.

Legacy Now in its ninth year, Healthcare Heroes began with the dual goal of honoring individuals that excel in healthcare and helping fund scholarships for Nevada’s future healthcare educators. After realizing there wasn’t a program in place to honor individuals that have done amazing things to propel healthcare in the Silver State, Healthcare Heroes was… [More...]

Cherie Jamason: Food Bank of Northern Nevada

Meet Cherie Jamason, President and CEO of Food Bank of Northern Nevada

President and CEO Reno http://fbnn.org/ How did you first get into your profession? When I moved to Nevada in 1987, I had the amazing opportunity to marry my employment with something of deep interest to me – working to end hunger as a volunteer - by coming to work at the Food Bank. It has been an… [More...]

Aaron Martinez: A.M. Engineering

Meet Aaron Martinez, Chief Executive Officer of A.M. Engineering.

Chief Executive Officer Elko http://www.amengineering.org/ When you were a kid, what did you want to be? I always wanted to build something. Ever since my mother purchased my first Erector Set with the battery operated drill, I’ve been hooked on how things work and come together. What business advice would you give someone just starting… [More...]

Office Summary: Second Quarter 2014

Southern Nevada The Las Vegas office vacancy rate declined in the second quarter of 2014 after increasing in the first quarter of the year. During the latest period, the sector reported a vacancy rate of 25.2 percent, which is down 0.4 percentage points from the prior quarter. Compared to a year ago, vacancies have fallen… [More...]

Business Indicators: September 2014

Nevada Business Indicators: September 2014. Includes status of U.S. Nevada, Las Vegas, and Reno economies.

The “advance” estimate for second quarter 2014 shows U.S. real gross domestic product increasing at an annualized rate of 4.0 percent, rebounding from the negative 2.1 percent growth experienced during first quarter 2014. Personal consumption expenditures, changes in private inventories, residential investment, non-residential fixed investment, and state and local government spending made positive contributions. Net… [More...]

LP Insurance Seminar: Successful Succession Planning & Work Comp Habits

LP Insurance Services, Inc. proudly continues its Enterprise Risk Management Seminar series, recently hosting clients and guests in Reno, Nev.

LP Insurance Services, Inc. proudly continues its Enterprise Risk Management Seminar series, recently hosting clients and guests in Reno, Nev. The most recent seminar, a joint endeavor with the accounting firm of BFBA (Brown, Fink, Boyce & Astle, LLP) in Sacramento, was held in August and covered business succession planning and workers’ compensation. Attendees heard… [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...]

Eating Disorder Treatment Center Now In Network With Blue Cross Blue Shield

CFHS, a specialized eating disorder treatment center, is in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield, making its individualized treatment program more accessible

RENO, Nev. – Center for Hope of the Sierras (CFHS), a specialized eating disorder treatment center, is now in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield, making its highly individualized treatment program more accessible for individuals suffering from a wide range of eating disorders. Center for Hope of the Sierras’ state-of-the-art outpatient and residential treatment facilities offer… [More...]

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

Commentary 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,… [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...]