Technology Trends in the Silver State

A major technological trend today is mobility, a bevy of technologies that not only allow us to connect to others and the Internet anywhere.

In December 2011, Frederick Cook and Kelly Eidson co-founded a business that aims to make moving one’s office or home a seamless, problem-free process. Using its proprietary technology, this Las Vegas firm acts as the intermediary between people who need moving services—truck rentals, full-service movers, pods, freight trailers and more—and the companies that provide those.… [More...]

Industry Focus: Accountants

Nevada Accountants recently met at the Las Vegas offices of Gordon Silver to discuss the challenges in their industry.

With looming regulatory changes and increasingly complex tax laws, accountants must keep pace in order to remain as trusted advisors for business owners. Recently, Nevada accounting executives met at the Las Vegas offices of Gordon Silver to discuss the challenges in their industry. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada Business Magazine, served as moderator for the… [More...]

Managing Nevada: Commercial Property Management in the Silver State

As the commercial real estate market is enjoying a healthy rebound, commercial property owners are on the hunt for experienced property management.

As the nation’s recession continues to drift further into the distance, the commercial real estate market is enjoying a healthy rebound. This means more commercial property owners are on the hunt for experienced property management companies to protect their investments. During the height of the economic downturn, Nevada’s real estate industry was on the receiving… [More...]

NAIOP Works for Southern Nevada’s Commercial Real Estate Industry

NAIOP gives everybody a seat at the table and allows the leaders of the Southern Nevada’s commercial real estate industry the opportunity to work together.

As an organization, it’s clear that NAIOP works. The commercial real estate development association serves as the premier trade organization for commercial real estate development professionals in Southern Nevada. Membership includes brokers and developers as well as general contractors, bankers, architects, engineers, title companies and attorneys. In large part, it’s the people that make the… [More...]

Ensuring That All of Our Kids are Nevada Ready: Preparing the Silver State

As business leaders who are deeply engaged in education reform efforts as schools across the state have not performed at the level of our expectations.

As business leaders who are deeply engaged in education reform efforts through Nevada Succeeds and the Education Alliance of Washoe County, we know that our schools across the state have not performed at the level of our expectations. We spend significant efforts each day to ensure that all schools are receiving the support they need… [More...]

Minimum-Wage Hikes: The Path to Poverty for Poor People

Presumably, State Senator Tick Segerblom thinks his proposal to increase the minimum wage to $15-per-hour in Nevada would be beneficial. After all, it sounds appealing to double the pay of fast-food workers and other entry-level workers with one wave of the government’s mandate wand. As businessmen and women know firsthand, however, there’s a big difference… [More...]

Karen Barsell: United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra

Meet Karen Barsell, President and CEO United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra.

President and CEO Reno http://uwnns.org/ How did you first get into your profession? I was a United Way donor in the workplace. Later, I became an intern while working on my Masters Degree in Social Work at the University of Nevada, Reno. What is a little known fact about yourself? I’ve taken up the hobby of… [More...]

Krisanne Cunningham: Rice Reuther Sullivan & Carroll, LLP

Meet Krisanne Cunningham, partner at Rice Reuther Sullivan & Carroll, LLP.

Partner Las Vegas http://www.rrsc-law.com How did you first get into your profession? I was an accounting major at Notre Dame and, during a summer working at one of the big accounting firms, I decided to attend law school to learn more about, and focus on, tax planning and structuring and business/corporate law. If you had to… [More...]

Shawn Danoski: DC Building Group

Meet Shawn Danoski, CEO of DC Building Group

CEO Las Vegas http://buildwithdcbg.com/ How did you first get into your profession? I graduated from college and then went to work for a man named Doug Carson who spent many years mentoring and teaching me the importance of giving back to our community. What is your pet peeve? Complacency. Seeing someone with talent, but unwilling to… [More...]

October 2014: Around the State

Read business news from around Nevada for October 2014.

Nevada Mining Association Seeks Successor For Long-Time President Tim Crowley, president of the Nevada Mining Association (NMA), has announced his intention to start a public affairs firm, Crowley & Ferrato Public Affairs (C&F). Crowley has reached an agreement with NMA to stay on temporarily as they search for his replacement. C&F is a partnership between… [More...]

Retail Summary: Second Quarter 2014

Southern Nevada The Las Vegas retail vacancy rate reported a slight increase in the second quarter of 2014. The rate rose 0.1 percentage point compared to the prior period (Q1 2014) to 9.1 percent. However, compared to a year ago, the retail vacancy rate remains down 0.7 percentage points. Since the high of 11.1 percent… [More...]

Business Indicators: October 2014

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

The “second” estimate for second quarter 2014 shows U.S. real gross domestic product increasing at an annualized rate of 4.2 percent, slightly higher than the 4.0 percent growth first reported. The revision was due to the increase in non-resident fixed investment being larger than initially estimated. Personal consumption expenditures, changes in private inventories, residential investment… [More...]

Janet Mello Selected to Head The Private Bank in Northern Nevada

The Private Bank by Nevada State Bank has named Janet Mello vice president/senior private bank officer to lead the Reno Private Banking Office.

RENO – The Private Bank by Nevada State Bank has named Janet Mello vice president/senior private bank officer to lead the Reno Private Banking Office. Mello specializes in serving the complex needs of high net-worth and high-income individuals and their families and will assist clients with a full range of personalized financial services, including deposit… [More...]

Personal Goals of High Net Worth Individuals; Desert Radiologists Receives ACR Award

Monthly Report Focused on “Personal Goals” of High Net Worth Individuals, Released by The Private Bank by Nevada State Bank The Private Bank by Nevada State Bank released the seventeenth edition of its High Net Worth Report series, with this month’s analysis focusing on the personal goals of high net worth individuals. [Read More...] Desert… [More...]

3 Tips for Marketing to Millennials: Go Mobile, Be Agile, Think Hostile

Successfully connecting to and engaging with millennials is slowly but surely becoming the holy grail of marketing to most organizations. That’s because ignoring them is no longer something business owners can afford to do. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, this cohort of highly educated 18-34 year olds currently possess $200 billion of direct… [More...]

Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association to Award Honors at Stars of the Industry Hospitality Awards on Oct. 2, 2014

NHLA to award honors at Stars of the Industry Hospitality Awards on Oct. 2, 2014.

The Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association  (NHLA) will award Allied Supplier of the Year, Sustainability, General Manager of the Year, Manager of the Year, Emerging Leader of the Year, Administrative Employee of the Year, Guest Services Employee of the Year, Housekeeping Employee of the Year, Maintenance Employee of the Year, Casino Employee of the Year… [More...]

Groundbreaking for Downtown Las Vegas Clinic; Wells Fargo Invests in Southern Nevada; Home Prices Holding Steady

Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada Hosts Groundbreaking Event for Clinic in Downtown Las Vegas Groundbreaking ceremony for VMSN’s new downtown Las Vegas clinic. Members of the community are invited to attend and receive information about the project. [Read more...] Wells Fargo Invests in Southern Nevada through Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance’s ‘Engage Southern Nevada’… [More...]

SK+G Announces Additions To the Company’s Media, CRM and Interactive Teams

SK+G is pleased to announce three new hires spanning the media, CRM and interactive divisions of the full-service marketing communications agency

LAS VEGAS– SK+G is pleased to announce three new hires spanning the media, CRM and interactive divisions of the full-service marketing communications agency. New Hires: Nikki Velez, Digital Media Manager SK+G welcomes Nikki Velez as the newest member of the media team in her position as digital media manager. In her role, Nikki will oversee digital… [More...]

United Blood Services and The Speedway Children’s Charity Host Community Blood Drive

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:          The Speedway Children’s Charity/Las Vegas Motor Speedway Community Blood Drive 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 admissions to the Rhino Linings 350 NASCAR Camping World Series Truck Race on… [More...]

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...]