Education: The Key to Success

Education affects more than workforce, more than the economic development that comes as a result of the talents and training of employees.

A high school graduate, entering the workforce in Southern Nevada directly after graduation, earns on average $6,000 more annually than a non-graduate. At a very basic level, that’s the effect of education on the economy. Education affects more than workforce, more than the economic development that comes as a result of the talents and training of employees and more than the … [Read more...]

Death and Taxes: With Some Revision, Sandoval’s Tax Hikes Not Necessary

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” — Benjamin Franklin Had Benjamin Franklin been living in 21st century Nevada, his famous quote might have read something like this: In Nevada, nothing seems certain, except death and tax increases. It appears that — regardless of who is elected, which party holds the majority, or how hard those in … [Read more...]

The Children’s Cabinet Offers Parenting Education Workshops in Washoe County at No Cost to Families

RENO, NV – Parent education plays a critical part in helping families build and maintain healthy relationships with their children, promoting a better future for each child. The Children’s Cabinet is an excellent resource in Washoe County, offering parenting education workshops at no cost to families, in both English and Spanish. The Children’s Cabinet uses evidence-based … [Read more...]

USC Northern Nevada-Lake Tahoe Alumni Chapter Welcomes Steve Lopes as Keynote

“The best thing is seeing young people develop and grow, and then see them years later being successful.” is the most rewarding aspect of Steve Lopes’ job.

CFO and COO will deliver USC athletics update at inaugural Scholarship Gala Reno, Nev – “The best thing is seeing young people develop and grow, and then see them years later being successful.” That’s the most rewarding aspect of Steve Lopes’ job. Lopes is the CFO and COO, USC athletics, and has been an integral member of the athletics department for 30 years. It’s part of … [Read more...]

The Solution to Education: Do What Works

The Solution to Education: Do What Works

The Nevada State Government needs to stop throwing good money after bad; and, it should begin now. As business people, we have just a few days to affect our Nevada State Legislators and what they do, and do not, vote for. What do you plan to do? Sit back and be complacent and then suffer the consequences, or do you plan to be part of the solution? It seems government is … [Read more...]

Green Schools Not Right for Nevada

As districts begin to build new schools, they should focus on kids, not environmental activists New school buildings are coming to Nevada, and if recent years are any indication, the push to build those schools to “green” standards will be as strong as the push that led lawmakers to authorize 10 additional years of bonding without voter approval to fund the construction of … [Read more...]

The NCJFCJ and University of Nevada, Reno Speak Out About Sexual Assault and Victim Trauma

First-of-its kind symposium for the region Reno, Nev. – The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) and the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) are hosting a symposium of community leaders to stand against sexual assault and build a healing community for victims. A Healing Community: The Effects of Sexual Assault and Trauma on the Victim will take place … [Read more...]

Retired Chief Justice of Nevada Supreme Court Joins Naylor & Braster Law Firm

Retired Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court A. William Maupin has joined the law firm of Naylor & Braster.

Retired Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court A. William Maupin has joined the law firm of Naylor & Braster. Maupin will focus his legal practice with the firm on litigation, litigation consulting and alternative dispute resolution in Las Vegas and Reno. Maupin is one of the Nevada legal community’s most respected professionals, both as an attorney and Chief Justice … [Read more...]

Retiring in the Lap of Taxpayer-Funded Luxury

How pensions in Nevada are often better than paychecks Know a public employee in Nevada who is looking for a pay raise? Tell him to retire. According to a new analysis made possible by the court-ordered release of Nevada’s Public Employee Retirement System payment records, once-public employees in the Silver State are making golden pensions — so generous that their … [Read more...]

Park Place Infiniti Sponsors Smiles for Survivors; Governor Approves Solar Tax Incentives

Park Place Infiniti Sponsors Smiles for Survivors Park Place Infiniti is sponsoring the fourth annual Blow Out Breast Cancer event, presented by the Smiles for Survivors foundation and Square Colour Salon and Spa. [Read More...] Governor’s Office of Energy Approves Solar Tax Incentives Highlighting its commitment to renewable energy in Nevada, the Governor’s Office of Energy … [Read more...]

United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra Partners with Soroptimist International of Reno To Help Second Graders Learn To Read

Reno, Nev. — United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) has partnered with Soroptimist International of Reno to work with 20 second graders at Florence Drake Elementary School with the goal to assist the students with reading skills. Volunteers from Soroptimist International of Reno will read and mentor the children weekly reading seven different age-appropriate books … [Read 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 to be successful so their students are ready … [Read 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 program covered … [Read 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 its toll, but Nevadans – ever resilient – are hopeful … [Read 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. While big-government … [Read more...]

February 2014: Around the State

Read business new from around Nevada for February 2014.

Sunrise Health Hospitals and H2U Partner to Open Health Centers for Employees Sunrise Health Hospitals and Health to You (H2U) have partnered to open three H2U health centers for hospital employee and dependents, approximately 8,855 individuals. MountainView and Southern Hills centers opened in January with the final clinic at the Sunrise and Sunrise Children’s Hospital campus … [Read more...]

Industry Focus: Education

The Nevada education system has overcome a multitude of hurdles in recent years. Even so, the system still has a long way to go.

From kindergarten to college graduation, Nevada’s education system has overcome a multitude of hurdles in recent years. Even so, the system still has a long way to go. Coming together to discuss issues Nevada faces in regards to education, a combination of business leaders, economic development resources and leaders in education recently met at the Las Vegas offices of Cox … [Read more...]

Killing Jobs to Pay for Education: Nevada’s Free Margin Tax Initiative… Won’t be Free

The Free Margin Tax initiative will be on the 2014 ballot in Nevada. If you’re not familiar with the initiative, you should be.

Since Nevada’s legislature chose to take no action on the Free Margin Tax initiative by the March 15th deadline, this important state issue has been automatically passed on to the 2014 ballot. This means Nevada voters will decide whether or not we need a Free Margin Tax. If you’re not familiar with the initiative, you should be. If passed, a 2 percent margins tax would be … [Read more...]

Commentary: Want America’s best teachers?

Pay the exceptionally effective exceptionally well. Academic achievement, secondary school graduation and college entrance rates are alarmingly low in Nevada. And required remediation, for those few who do go to college, is dismayingly high. These conditions place Nevada at the bottom of national and international education measures. While pockets of promise exist among … [Read more...]

Creating New Opportunities: Executive Education in Nevada

Nevada offers various executive educations opportunities, from courses to degrees designed specifically for middle to upper management.

In today’s competitive job market and with evolving technologies, it’s not unusual for corporate executives to pursue additional education, whether to increase their knowledge in specific areas, update or acquire skills, discover new trends or even learn new management styles. Nevada offers various academic opportunities, from courses to degrees, some of them new, designed … [Read more...]