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...]

Risk Management: A Necessary Consideration

The Importance of Risk Management in Business

As president and owner of Heuer Insurance Company in Sparks, Larry Heuer is well aware of the catastrophic losses businesses have the potential to experience if they don’t practice appropriate risk management. As an example of sound risk management, however, he chooses to remember a client who suffered a large loss due to a fire… [More...]

Retail Summary: Fourth Quarter 2012

Read the Nevada Retail Summary: Fourth Quarter 2012.

Las Vegas By the end of 2012, vacancies in the retail sector reached their lowest level since the first quarter of 2009. The vacancy rate ended the year at 9.9 percent, down 0.3 percentage points when compared to last quarter (Q3 2012). Compared to a year ago (Q4 2011) the rate is down an even… [More...]

Career Coach Offering Professional Development Workshops in Reno

Nevada Business Press Releases for March 21st

In today’s competitive job market, professionals need to take the time to manage their career. Make your plans now to attend career development workshops led by certified career coach Marshall Brown April 15, 16, and 17 at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino in Reno, Nevada.  Whether you’re currently looking for a new job or just want to be prepared for… [More...]

Three Day Workshop Opens the Door to Performance Improvement

Nevada Press Releases for March 14th

Three Day Workshop Opens the Door to Performance Improvement in Your Organization Washington, DC (March  14, 2013) - The International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) is hosting a three-day Principles and Practices of Performance Improvement Institute on Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14, 2013 from 8:30 am – 5 pm at the Silver Legacy Resort and Casino in Reno,… [More...]

Technology: Wired Up and Ready to Go

The state of Nevada is building the future today by taking all the right steps to become a global technology leader in the year ahead.

With so much of America looking hopefully to the future, the state of Nevada is building it today by taking all the right steps to become a global technology leader in the year ahead. The technology sector in Nevada “has changed so much in five years,” says Dave Archer, President and Chief Executive Officer of… [More...]

Housing Market: Honing in on Homes

Nevada Housing Market Improving

With increasing sales and home values, Nevada’s housing market shows signs of recovery and strength not seen in recent years. “We’re on a good path right now,” said Patti Kelley, president of the Nevada Association of Realtors (NAR), a group that provides services to its members and advocates for private property rights. “We’re pulling out… [More...]

Mark Estee: Campo

Mark Estee: Campo

Owner, Chef Reno How did you first get into your profession? I always knew I wanted to be a chef. Ever since high school and my summer job washing dishes, I loved the action of kitchens. I spent a fair amount of time working my way up the ladder. Early on I decided I wanted… [More...]

Office Summary: Fourth Quarter 2012

Nevada Office Real Estate Report: Fourth Quarter 2012

Las Vegas During the fourth quarter of 2012, the office sector witnessed a quarter-over-quarter increase in vacancy rate. The market-wide vacancy rate for the fourth quarter of 2012 was 25.3 percent, up 0.3 percentage points when compared to the prior quarter (Q3 2012). Over one-fourth of existing office space has now been vacant for five… [More...]

Barbara Smith Campbell to affiliate with The Ferraro Group

Nevada Business Press Releases for February 28th

The Ferraro Group, a public relations and public affairs company with offices in Las Vegas, Reno and Carson City, announced today that respected tax consultant Barbara Smith Campbell will affiliate her company, Consensus, with The Ferraro Group and will be available during the 2013 Nevada Legislature to provide exclusive legislative tax review and analysis to… [More...]

International Society for Performance Improvement Announces Awards

Nevada Business Press Releases for February 26th

International Society for Performance Improvement Announces Awards of Excellence Recipients Washington, DC (February 26, 2013) – The International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Awards of Excellence. For the past 50 years, the Awards of Excellence has recognized outstanding achievements of individuals and organizations in the field… [More...]

Upcoming Conference Highlights ‘What Works’ in Performance Improvement

Nevada Business Magazine Press Releases for February 14th

THE Performance Improvement Conference 2013  Highlights ‘What Works’ in the Performance Improvement Field Performance Experts from Around the World Convene April 12-17 Washington, DC – Performance improvement professionals will make their way to Reno, Nevada, for THE Performance Improvement Conference, April 12-17, 2013. THE Performance Improvement Conference 2013 focuses on advancing what works in the… [More...]

Getting There: Transportation in Nevada

Transportation in Nevada

Nevada is a hub state, with easy access and distribution from both ends of the state to the Western states. Northern Nevada offers access by roadways, railways and an international airport as well as additional airports in surrounding areas. Southern Nevada offers ground access to Los Angeles, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and points south. The… [More...]

Architects & Engineers: Creating Opportunities

Architects and Engineering Opportunities in Nevada

Nevada’s architects and engineers particularly were hard hit when the state’s residential and commercial real estate activities abruptly stopped and the recession began. Numerous firms downsized their staffs and operations. Economic conditions forced many of these professionals to leave Nevada for available jobs in other states or remain in the Silver State and pursue a… [More...]

Mark Gunderson, MD: Age Management Institute

Mark Gunderson, MD - Medical Director, Age Management Institute

Medical Director Reno How did you first get into your profession? My lifelong interest in fitness, diet, nutrition, supplementation, the process of aging and disease management led me to this field. Previously as an ER physician, I would see these patients literally on their deathbed, and I recognized that there was a significant need for… [More...]

Industrial Summary: Fourth Quarter 2012

Nevada Industrial Real Estate Report: Fourth Quarter 2012

Las Vegas With no completions during the quarter, the industrial market witnessed some increased demand, reporting approximately 32,000 square feet of positive net absorption. However, for the year, absorption remained negative with 243,700 square feet of net move-outs. Average asking rates remained flat at $0.51 per square foot per month for the fourth consecutive quarter.… [More...]

Economic Development: Critical to Nevada

Economic Development: Critical to Nevada

When it comes to Nevada’s future, economic development is critical. Over the last 12 months, The Silver State has made strides on this front. Among other accomplishments, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) hired a leader in November 2011. This spring Gov. Brian Sandoval released “Moving Nevada Forward: A Plan for Excellence in Economic… [More...]

John P. Desmond: Gordon Silver

John P. Desmond, Gordon Silver

Shareholder Reno What do you like most and least about your industry? My favorite part of our industry is being creative in trying to help solve problems for businesses that find themselves in a dispute. Litigation is very stressful and time consuming for businesses and getting problems resolved quickly is almost always in everyone’s best interest.… [More...]

Retail Summary: Third Quarter 2012

Nevada Commercial Real Estate Report: Third Quarter 2012

Las Vegas While the vacancy rate in the Las Vegas retail sector remains elevated, it posted both consecutive-quarterly and annual declines during the third quarter of 2012. The market reported a vacancy rate of 10.2 percent during the third quarter, down 0.3 percentage points when compared to the prior quarter (Q2 2012). Compared to a… [More...]

Miller Industrial Properties Brings GE Capital’s 44,690 sf Reno, NV Property to 100 Percent Occupancy.

Nevada Press Releases for December 31st

(Reno, NV) Miller Industrial Properties has completed the lease‐up of GE Capital’s 1105 Rock Blvd., Brookside Project, Reno, Nevada. The 44,690 sf property is part of a 261,141 sf, 3 building complex, adjacent to the Reno‐Tahoe International Airport. The property is now fully long term occupied, according to Tom Miller, President of Miller Industrial Properties.… [More...]

Miller Industrial Properties Represents 3PL Business in New Lease


(Reno, NV) Allergy Be Gone, a New York based business will open a new 25,000 sf warehouse in Sparks to distribute their extensive allergy relief product lines. Reno – Sparks was selected due to its central location to the 11 western states and Nevada’s beneficial business climate. The company plans to be operational early in… [More...]

2013 Economic Forecast: Watch for the Wild Card

2013 Economic Forecast: Watch for the Wildcard

As the end of 2012 nears, Nevada’s economy continues its gradual recovery, but the unemployment rate remains in the double digits and job creation is slow. What’s in store for the Silver State’s economy in 2013? Experts weighed in on their predictions for the coming year, which primarily are based on the performance of certain… [More...]