There is something about competition that brings out the best in companies. It pushes creativity to new levels and sharpens the imagination, bringing forth excellence. The Southern Nevada Home Builders Association [SNHBA] and the Builders Association of Northern Nevada [BANN] provide a level playing field for their members to be judged and to compete against the designs of … [Read more...] about Nevada’s Homebuilders’ Awards: S.N.H.B.A. + B.A.N.N. = B.E.S.T.
Archives for February 2004
With 17 institutions in the Las Vegas Valley and nearly 30 in the state, credit unions continue to grow in Nevada and across the country. "Nearly a third of Americans now belong to credit unions," said Tony Mook, president and CEO of Las Vegas’ Cumorah Credit Union and chairman of the Nevada Credit Union League. "Each credit union has a niche it tries to serve, and serve well. … [Read more...] about Nevada’s Credit Unions: Serving 450,000 Nevadans
Mountain’s Edge is a master-planned community with an Old-World feel. Located near the hillsides and mountain terrain at Rainbow Boulevard and Blue Diamond Road, the community will feature a number of walking and equestrian trails. More than 1,900 acres of land will be dedicated to approximately 12,500 residential development units in 71 subdivisions. The project’s master plan … [Read more...] about Focus Property Group: Builds with Nevada’s History in Mind
Home Finding Center Wins Award The Home Finding Center at the master-planned community of Aliante in North Las Vegas has been awarded top honors in Southwest Contractor Magazine’s "Best of 2003" competition, in the category "Best Public Project Under $ 5 Million". Finalists were judged on design, construction, innovation, ability to overcome unique construction challenges and … [Read more...] about February 2004: Building Nevada Briefs
Nevada’s economy continues to expand. Job growth equaled 3.6 percent for November 2003 over the same month a year ago. Visitor volume grew at 3.1 percent and gaming revenue was up 1.5 percent. Most noteworthy, taxable-sales growth reached a one-month growth rate of 10.8 percent. Of course, a strong month does not yield a long-run cyclical uptrend, but the news is … [Read more...] about February 2004: Business Indicators
It seems like every day we hear about more Guard and Reserve units being called up to serve in Iraq, Afghanistan or other hot spots around the world. Other units are being called up to take the place of those serving overseas. As of January 7th, a Pentagon news release stated that 193,959 Navy, Air Force, Marine and Army Guard and Reserve members were currently serving on … [Read more...] about Supporting Our Guard and Reserve: A Duty and A Privilege
If your child gets sick, you take him to the doctor and buy an antibiotic at the pharmacy. It’s pretty simple. But if you’re a single parent of four children, and you’re just scraping by on your salary, what do you do? How are you going to afford the doctor’s bill and antibiotics, especially if all four kids get sick? That’s where CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada comes … [Read more...] about Supplying Peace of Mind: CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada
Name: Michael Marriott Title: Executive Vice President Company: IT Strategies International Corp. Type of Business: Privately-held global firm that provides computer consulting for both private companies and public organizations. Location: Las Vegas Years in Nevada: 6 Years with Company: 6 What do you like best about your job? The best aspect of my … [Read more...] about February 2004: Face to Face
On December 10, 2003, CEOs from Nevada healthcare organizations met at a breakfast roundtable meeting at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas. The moderator was Connie Brennan, publisher and CEO of Nevada Business Journal. The group engaged in a lively discussion that covered topics ranging from recruitment and retention of medical professionals, to higher operating costs, the … [Read more...] about Industry Focus: Healthcare – Costs, Recruiting, Growth Present Challenges
It’s not uncommon for a public body to make a decision that causes controversy. It happens on a fairly routine basis at most levels of local government, and last year’s tax decision by the Nevada Legislature certainly created a stir. However, the recent decision by the Nevada Board of Regents to demote Community College of Southern Nevada President Ron Remington and lobbyist … [Read more...] about Board of Regents Ignite Controversy: Closed Meeting Provokes Protests
Ask a room full of small-business owners about the biggest challenges facing them today, and you will get a variety of answers. However, one common concern will undoubtedly be how to attract and retain quality employees due to the increased competition for talent. As a result, today’s forward-thinking business owners are taking a much closer look at the benefit packages they … [Read more...] about 401(k) Plans: Small Businesses’ Opportunity to Attract and Retain Employees
REI Plans New Store in Henderson Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), a national retail cooperative providing outdoor gear and clothing, recently announced plans to open a store in April 2004 in Henderson in a new lifestyle center called the Shops at Green Valley Ranch at the intersection of I-215 and Green Valley Parkway. This is REI’s first store in the Las Vegas area. Its … [Read more...] about February 2004: Nevada Briefs
Employees know they have rights in the workplace and are not hesitant to exercise those rights, as is evidenced by the increase in the number of charges of discrimination and lawsuits filed. As employers, you have rights, too (i.e., the right to terminate your employees’ at-will employment at any time for any reason, so long as the reason is not illegal). Not all employers, … [Read more...] about Employer Beware: Top Ten Legal Mistakes to Avoid
Many events have occurred to change the country and the state since our last Power Poll, which was published in March 2003. The war with Iraq flared up in the spring, and battles almost as fierce were fought last summer in Carson City, during a legislative session that ended up authorizing the state’s largest-ever tax increase to fund Nevada’s budget shortfall. New issues have … [Read more...] about Power Poll: Nevada’s Business Leaders Discuss the Issues
Editor’s Note: Nevada Business Journal asked Secretary of State Dean Heller, who serves as the state’s chief elections officer, about the upcoming 2004 electoral process. A presidential election year, control of the state’s Assembly and Senate, a possible tax vote backlash, several controversial initiative petitions, and new voting equipment and standards. All in all, it … [Read more...] about Fasten Your Seatbelts: It’s Going to be a Bumpy Ride!
There’s no question that rapidly evolving technology impacts the way people communicate. Gone are the days when a business could operate efficiently with a single phone line and a dedicated fax. Instead, new innovations are pushing customers – residential and business alike – to keep up in order to stay connected. So it comes as no surprise that telecoms are pushing the … [Read more...] about Telecommunications: Changing Trends Create More Options
Have you ever asked yourself, "How did I ever do business without cell phones or e-mail?" Well, there’s another technology that has exploded into mainstream corporate America that will make you ask a similar question very soon. This communications tool is speech-enabled technology, also known as voice recognition. This technology has experienced significant improvements during … [Read more...] about Speech-Enabled Technology: Are You Ready to Reap Its Benefits?