Officials Break Ground on Moapa Paiute Tribe Solar Project

The first utility-scale solar project on tribal land is underway in Southern Nevada. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) joined representatives from the Moapa Band of Piautes and executives from First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to kick off construction on the 250 Megawatt power… [More...]

Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance’s ‘Engage Southern Nevada’ Investment Campaign Narrows in on its $2 Million Mark

The ‘Engage Southern Nevada’ investment campaign, launched by the LVGEA in the fall of 2013, is nearing a $2 million mark thanks to local businesses.

The ‘Engage Southern Nevada’ investment campaign, launched by the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance in the fall of 2013, is nearing a $2 million mark thanks to local businesses and organizations that support the LVGEA’s global economic development mission. The latest group of notable investors includes: Martin-Harris Construction; R&O Construction; Juliet Companies; Nevada State College; Fair,… [More...]

Equity Office Announces Rebranding of Hughes Center

Equity Office Properties, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Blackstone, recently announced the rebranding of the Hughes Center to HC | Hughes Center.

LAS VEGAS – Equity Office Properties, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Blackstone, recently announced the rebranding of the Hughes Center to HC | Hughes Center. With the recent acquisition of the office campus, Equity Office will be bringing new offerings to current and prospective tenants. While this rebranding will bring some enhancements to HC | Hughes… [More...]

Industry Focus: Attorneys

Recently, a group of Nevada attorneys met at the offices of First Security Bank to discuss the trends and challenges facing their industry.

The Nevada legal industry has been witness to a multitude of changes in recent years and has had the difficult job of protecting their clients in trying times. From a recession to a slow recovering economy and the integration of new technologies, attorneys in the Silver State have learned to be ready for anything. Recently,… [More...]

Business on the RISE Awards Honors Local Businesses and Individuals

HENDERSON, Nev. – The Henderson Chamber of Commerce hosted its inaugural Business on the RISE awards ceremony Nov. 21, and seven businesses and three individuals were honored with awards. During the ceremony, awards were announced in six categories. Honorees included: Marriott Munchables, Business on the RISE Award S.A.F.E. House, Outstanding Non-Profit Award Kyklos Greek Café, All… [More...]

Mind Lock: Protecting Intellectual Property

The biggest mistake companies make when it comes to their intellectual property is failing to fully identify and protect it, experts said.

The biggest mistake companies make when it comes to their intellectual property is failing to fully identify and protect it, experts said. The consequences can be disastrous and expensive. “Intellectual property is becoming more and more important as our economy changes into an idea-based economy from a manufacturing-based one,” said Charles Lombino, an intellectual property… [More...]

Industry Focus: Accountants

Accountants in Nevada have been busy this tax season. Executives from accounting firms throughout the state met to discuss accounting issues.

Executives representing various accounting firms throughout the state met at the Las Vegas offices of Snell & Wilmer to discuss the future of Nevada’s accounting industry:

Nikki Kirkhouse, Nevada Society of CPA’s; Harry Parsons, Pangborn and Co., Ltd.; Michael Mehr, Mehr CPA’s; Mike Bosma, The Bosma Group; Leland Pace, Stewart, Archibald & Barney; Kirk Jacobson, Johnson, Jacobson, Wilcox; Ralph Piercy, Piercy, Bowler, Taylor; Jason Griffith, De Joya and Griffith; Curt Anderson, Fair, Anderson and Langerman; Daniel Gerety, Gerety and Associates; Bob Anderson, Snell & Wilmer; Dianna Russo, Houldsworth Russo [More...]

See You in Court: Business Litigation in Nevada

In business litigation, taking steps to protect your business can mean the difference between see you in court and see you at settlement.

Conventional wisdom says that when the recession hit in late 2007, lawsuits between businesses probably increased as companies tried everything to stay afloat, including collecting all debts owed and enforcing contractual agreements. But many attorneys working in litigation saw a decrease in lawsuits filed in most arenas. Instead, there was a rise in alternative dispute… [More...]

Industry Focus: Investment Firms

Recently, executives representing various investment firms met to discuss what the future of their industry could look like.

Recently, executives representing various investment firms met at the Las Vegas offices of Snell and Wilmer to discuss the investment landscape and what the future of their industry could look like:

Randy Garcia, The Investment Council; David Dunn, Kingsbridge Private Wealth; Doug Nelson, TCI Wealth Advisors, Inc.; Joe Gatt, Financial Planning & Management Corp.; Staci Scharadin, Diamond Wealth Management; Michael Baumgardner, Edward Jones; Brian Loy, Sage Financial Advisors; Zac Redman, Snell & Wilmer [More...]

Getting It Done: The 2013 Legislative Session

Getting It Done: The 2013 Legislative Session

The 77th regular legislative session starts in Carson City on February 4, 2013. What major issues will be coming down the pipeline in 2013? How will issues discussed and laws passed in the upcoming session affect Nevada in the future? What part will a freshman Legislature play and what challenges will lawmakers face? The Budget… [More...]