Panattoni Breaks Ground on Business Center Panattoni Construction’s latest project in the Nevada market is the Creekside Business Center at 2575 East Washburn Road in Las Vegas. Phase I of the development includes two multi-use facilities: 40,140 square feet and 38,833 square feet, respectively. The tilt-up construction buildings, featuring space for both warehouse and office … [Read more...] about September 2005: Building Nevada Briefs
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Several years ago, when Silverwing Development entered the Northern Nevada market, the area’s housing boom was just beginning. At that time, the developer’s only Nevada project was a raw piece of land in Stead, known as Sky Vista. The land was broken into smaller parcels for subdivisions, and sold to other developers for residential building. And in one small portion, … [Read more...] about Silverwing Development: Right at Home in Northern Nevada
The data, across a wide range of measures, support what we hear: the economy is doing well, with more favorable than unfavorable financial reports. The U.S. price and employment picture shows stable prices, even in the face of sharp increases in oil prices, and a steadily – if belatedly – improving job market. Inflation remains at less than a 3 percent growth rate, up 2.5 … [Read more...] about September 2005: Business Indicators
We All Pay for Healthcare for Uninsured Premiums for employer-provided family health insurance will cost, on average, an extra $922 in 2005 to cover the unpaid expenses of healthcare for the uninsured, according to a recent report issued by Families USA, a health consumer organization. These added costs account for $1 out of every $12 spent for employer-provided health … [Read more...] about September 2005: Business Up Front
The Nevada Department of Education recently reported that more than half the schools in the state (53 percent) failed to meet the "adequate yearly progress" standards of the federal No Child Left Behind Act for the 2004-2005 school year. Out of the 608 schools evaluated, only five were named "exemplary" and only 52 received a "high achieving" ranking. More than 27 percent were … [Read more...] about Business Success Requires Accountability & Competition: What about Public Education?
The Shade Tree (TST) is the only 24 hour-accessible shelter designed specifically to meet the needs of women and children in Southern Nevada. Since 1990, TST has served homeless and abused women and children. Many of those who stay at TST are victims of domestic abuse, elder abuse or street violence. Others who make TST their temporary home include female veterans, the elderly, … [Read more...] about The Shade Tree Shelter: Helping Women and Children in Crisis
Name: Jeff Eigenman Title: Project Manager Company: Voit Development Company Type of Business: Commercial real estate development Location: Reno Years in Nevada: 39 Years with company: 3 Biggest Business Challenge: Our biggest challenge is locating new development opportunities in the Reno/Sparks market. The market is tight, land is scarce and the … [Read more...] about September 2005: Face to Face
Northern Nevada business owner Maurice Dussaq purchased a franchise because he could not find a business for sale that he had an interest in, and he did not want to start one from scratch. "Franchising seemed like a viable option, and I knew I wanted a business-to-business franchise that was profitable," said the owner of two FASTSIGNS franchises, one in Carson City and one in … [Read more...] about The Franchising Solution: In Business for Yourself, but Not by Yourself
In Nevada, unprecedented growth has kept just about every entity, from the housing market to government agencies, hustling to keep up with demand. Higher education is no different, leaving the state’s public institutions searching for ways to accommodate more and more college students each year. In the past 12 years, Nevada’s public higher education system has gone from … [Read more...] about Higher Education Outlook: What’s Next for Nevada’s Colleges?
Commercial real estate agents from the Las Vegas and Reno areas gathered at The Stirling Club recently to discuss the real estate market in Nevada and how it is affecting their profession. The gathering was part of Nevada Business Journal’s Industry Outlook series. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada Business Journal, served as moderator for the roundtable, which included … [Read more...] about Industry Focus: Commercial Real Estate Brokers – Chasing Deals in a Volatile Market
Kenny Guinn created a new precedent when he decided to run for governor – two years before the race actually started. Now candidates for the state’s highest office announce their intentions well ahead of time and have campaign offices in full swing more than a year away from the general election. This type of early campaigning hasn’t been limited to the governor’s race, … [Read more...] about Campaigning for 2006 Seats: How Early is Too Early?
For small business owners, a 401(k) qualified retirement plan can be powerful tool for attracting and retaining talented employees and for helping them to achieve a secure retirement. These plans offer tax benefits as well – for both the employer and the employee. As an employer, you will be responsible for making important decisions regarding your company’s plan. Because … [Read more...] about Setting Up a 401(K) Plan for Employees: Where Do You Begin?
BankWest Inks Monorail Deal BankWest of Nevada recently announced it has signed a $1 million, three-year deal with the Las Vegas Monorail Company to install Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) at every monorail station and to be the first local company to purchase the rights to all of the available advertising space on one of the monorail’s nine trains. At a VIP unveiling event … [Read more...] about September 2005: Nevada Briefs
The office phone on the empty desk rings and rings, but no one is there to answer it. Not a problem in your organization today – but how about tomorrow, next week or next year? Take a look at the people in your organization. How many of them are nearing 65 or are eligible to retire? In most cases, the list is a lot longer than anyone expected. It is estimated that over 76 … [Read more...] about Where Did All My People Go? Contingency Planning for Your Company
Now that you have chosen an attorney, how do you keep from giving him or her a blank check? In many ways, you control the amount of fees. Remember the famous saying attributed to Abraham Lincoln: "A lawyer’s time is his stock in trade." Every time you or anyone calls or writes your attorney, you will be charged for the time needed to field the call or read the letter. You can … [Read more...] about Saving Money on Attorney’s Fees: A Guide for Clients
Investing in real estate can be a risky business. Individual investors who bought property in the wrong place and at the wrong time, or saw the real estate market take an unexpected plunge, can attest to the difficulties of this investment. Developers who have tried to line up financing for real estate projects are also affected by the unpredictability of the market. Real … [Read more...] about Real Estate Investment Trusts: What’s Right with REITs?
With money flowing into the state’s coffers since the end of the 2003 legislative sessions, the prevailing view was that the 2005 legislative session would be relatively easy compared to 2003. And generally it was, if you discount the legislative politics of the last 10 days. During that time, a record number of bills were put "on the desk" and more conference committees were … [Read more...] about The 2005 Legislative Session: Some Property Tax Relief Accomplished
Question: Should a light rail line (Regional Fixed Guideway) be built from Henderson to North Las Vegas? Yes, Our Economic Future Depends on It by Jacob Snow The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has a vision for everyone, not just those who drive automobiles. While the RTC oversees the funding of roadway construction, we know that people need … [Read more...] about September 2005: State the Issues
In 1877, a group of intrepid nuns made an unplanned stop in Reno on their way from California to Kentucky. When they saw the need to educate the children of miners and farmers, they ditched their Kentucky plans and stayed in Reno to build a school. By 1908, the nuns had gone on to build a hospital for the rapidly growing community. While the Dominican Sisters could not have … [Read more...] about Saint Mary’s Health Network: Still Growing After All These Years