Trump Tower Pours Concrete Trump International Hotel & Tower Las Vegas recently poured approximately 4,200 square yards of concrete to form a 12-foot thick foundation on which to begin building the first tower of the hotel. The project is located across from the Fashion Show Mall on a 41-acre site behind the Frontier Hotel. The first tower will rise 645 feet, with 1,282 … [Read more...] about January 2006: Building Nevada Briefs
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In 1990, when Doug Worth started Worth Group Architects in Reno, architects drew two-dimensional plans on Mylar with pencil. Today, they create computerized three-dimensional designs complete with people, animation, sound tracks and more. This is one of many industry changes the firm deals with while trying to increase its bottom line. "This is an exciting profession that’s … [Read more...] about Nevada’s Worth Group: Design-Build Firm Deals with Industry Changes
Hurricane season brought loss of life, devastation and economic disruption to the Gulf States. Though this region produces only about 2 percent of the national output, the region is rich in energy. As such, energy-supply disruptions loomed large and shortages appeared immediately. Prices jumped, but quickly receded as oil was released from the national reserve, supplies were … [Read more...] about January 2006: Business Indicators
Checking Monster.com at Work University of Phoenix, offering education and degree programs for busy adults, found more than 67 percent of working adults are looking for a job, although 76 percent are satisfied at their current place of employment. The university polled nearly 2,500 professionals in diverse industries to determine what keeps them happy, motivated and loyal in a … [Read more...] about January 2006: Business Up Front
Proposal "The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) should implement domestic partnership benefits to enhance the System’s ability to recruit and retain top quality faculty and staff in a competitive marketplace in which domestic partnership benefits are increasingly prevalent and to ensure that compensation and benefit programs provide for the equitable treatment of … [Read more...] about The People Have Spoken: Are University Regents Listening?
MyHopeChest (MHC), a 501(c)3 organization, was born in Las Vegas less than two years ago. Since its inception, the organization, dedicated to providing uninsured or underprivileged breast cancer survivors with reconstructive breast surgery, has been able to provide one surgery. The "final step in breast cancer treatment," as founder Alisa Savoretti put it, is undergoing … [Read more...] about MyHopeChest: Helping Cancer Survivors
In 2005 the state of Nevada made two types of tax surplus rebate payments to taxpayers. The first type was a $75 payment to individuals 65 or older, who had a state identification card from Nevada but no vehicle registered in Nevada during 2004. The second type was a payment to taxpayers who registered a vehicle in Nevada during 2004. There are possible tax consequences for … [Read more...] about Nevada Tax Rebate Checks: Taxable or Not?
Name: David Evans Title: President Company: Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Location: Las Vegas Years in Nevada: 7 Years with Company: 4 months Type of Business: Postsecondary education Biggest Business Challenge: Building our local student base; currently 77 percent of our business is from students who live outside Nevada. If you could start over … [Read more...] about January 2006: Face to Face
Engineers from the Las Vegas and Reno areas gathered recently at The Stirling Club for the monthly Industry Focus Roundtable to discuss pressing issues in their profession. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada Business Journal, served as the moderator for the event, which included topics such as: staffing and recruitment, training programs and internships and the development … [Read more...] about Industry Focus: Engineers – The Challenges of Building a New Nevada
They say money is the mother’s milk of politics. While occasionally the underdog with less money comes out on top, it certainly doesn’t happen very often. Just like any successful business venture, you need capital to run a successful political campaign. In past elections, putting together a substantial war chest of contributions was no problem for incumbents and "anointed" … [Read more...] about Shaking the Money Tree: Mergers Affect Political Fundraising
For years, Internal Revenue Code (IRC) §121 would let you exclude income tax on the profit of your primary residence, provided you satisfied certain requirements. And under §1031, investors and business owners have been able to defer capital gains tax when exchanging investment or business property. IRS Rev-Proc 2005-14 lets you combine the two code sections. You can now … [Read more...] about IRS Allows 1031 Exchange: For Business Use Of Primary Residence
Nevada Businesses Receive Tourism Awards The Saddle West Hotel, Casino and RV Resort in Pahrump was among 33 recipients of 2005 Tourism Development Awards, given by the Nevada Commission on Tourism for enhancing local visitor attractions and amenities. The rural resort organized a Wild West festival that drew 5,000 visitors to Pahrump. Among winners in other areas of the … [Read more...] about January 2006: Nevada Briefs
This past May, Reno was named the best place in the country to do business, according to Inc. Magazine. In March, Nevada was declared the nation’s most dangerous state by Morgan Quitno Press. In November, Time magazine named Governor Kenny Guinn one of America’s top five governors. There are ratings and rankings for every state in every category by more groups and organizations … [Read more...] about Nevada By The Numbers: Where Do We Stand?
If you ask most managers and supervisors to describe what someone with a bad attitude looks like, they will typically give any number of the following as examples. As you read these descriptions, you may recognize one of your own employees as perfectly fitting this mental picture. Their inappropriate behaviors may be included in the following: Arrives late to work – Some … [Read more...] about To Change Workplace Attitudes: Focus on Behaviors
Nevada’s shopping arena is where Wal-Mart and Dillard’s coexist profitably to give consumers exactly what they’re after. Although it may seem an unlikely combination, here in Nevada, high-end retailers, multi-use developments and value-oriented supercenters are all thriving and exceeding national sales averages. Two undeniable trends in Nevada’s retail segment are the growth of … [Read more...] about The Retail Market in 2006: Superb Shopping in Nevada
Q: What services does the Nevada State Contractors Board offer to help the average citizen in Nevada? Whether a consumer is contemplating major or minor repairs to a residence including painting, installing a fence or driveway, plumbing or electrical repairs, installing a swimming pool or spa, roofing or remodeling, the Nevada State Contractors Board has information to help … [Read more...] about Nevada State Contractors Board: Helping Improve Home Improvements
A recent study indicated that the meetings, conventions, exhibitions and incentive travel industry generated over $122 billion in U.S. direct spending for 2004. The "2004 Economic Impact Study," produced by the Convention Industry Council, found that the industry supports 1.7 million jobs, over 36 percent of hotel industry revenue and 17 percent of the airline industry’s … [Read more...] about From Bucking Broncos to Classic Mustangs: Special Events Round Up Big Money
Question: Should the federal government require a national identification card based on smart-card technology? We Need to Beef Up Our State IDs by Dr. Robert Atkinson Since the primary form of identification in the United States is issued by the states’ departments of motor vehicles, there is no need for a national ID. There is, however, a need for states to modernize … [Read more...] about January 2006: State the Issues
Many Nevada companies have Web sites to drive online sales, promote products and services and attract potential new customers and clients. They advertise online, which is a key component to a company’s overall sales and marketing plan. However, consider Search Engine Marketing (SEM), the hottest trend in making businesses shine online. Among online marketing activities, … [Read more...] about Get Your Motor Running Online: With Search Engine Marketing
Since the population began booming in Las Vegas, hospitals have been playing catch-up. Less than two years after the Valley Health System opened its fourth Las Vegas hospital, Spring Valley Medical Center, it broke ground on a fifth facility, Centennial Hills Medical Center, which is scheduled to open in June 2007. The $82 million facility will support 170 private beds, 400 … [Read more...] about Centennial Hills Medical Center: Marks Growth of Valley Health System