Strata Building Group is making a name for itself among Southern Nevada contractors. It’s a new name, coupled with a renewed vision and focus. Strata Building Group LLC was formerly known as Centra Construction. While Centra Construction nurtured a thriving client base – working for its parent company, Centra Properties, as well as taking outside contracts – the association … [Read more...] about Strata Building Group: New Name, New Direction
Archives for November 2006
Kenneth Smith, managing partner of Glen, Smith & Glen Development (GSG), said the idea of incorporating green building principles into the company’s Sullivan Square project was motivated by a deep personal concern for the environment. “When respected national publications like Time Magazine, National Geographic and the New York Times run article after article saying the … [Read more...] about Sullivan Square Developer: It’s Easy Being Green
Victorian Square Plans Mixed-Use Project The city of Sparks and Trammell Crow Company recently announced that plans for The District at Victorian Square have been approved, with groundbreaking slated for the second quarter of 2007. The three-acre development, which will be the city’s first mixed-use community, is a major part of downtown revitalization efforts. The first … [Read more...] about November 2006: Building Nevada Briefs
New Law May Affect Tax Returns The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) recently completed a five-year effort to get legislation enacted to change appraisal standards. President Bush signed Senate Bill H.R.4 into law in late August, ensuring that in the future only “qualified appraisers” will be eligible to submit appraisals for charitable gift tax purposes. Future … [Read more...] about November 2006: Business Up Front
As a leader in fundraising efforts at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Don Snyder is not only helping to shape the future of the university, he is also playing a role in shaping the future of Southern Nevada. Snyder, retired Boyd Gaming president and a member of the UNLV Foundation’s board of trustees, said economic diversity is necessary in order for the Las Vegas … [Read more...] about UNLV Foundation: Inventing the Future
Paul Perkins, SIOR, CCIM Senior Vice President, Industrial Properties Alliance Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC Reno Years in Nevada: 28 Years with Firm: Since company was formed in May, 2005 Type of business Commercial real estate brokerage Biggest business challenge Utilizing technology to make me more efficient only seems to bog me down. I spend … [Read more...] about November 2006: Face to Face
Spotlight on Vicky VanMeetren, CEO St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, San Martín Campus As St. Rose Dominican Hospitals prepares to open the doors to its newest location, the San Martín campus, in November, all eyes will be on Vicky VanMeetren. She is not only the new hospital’s president and CEO, but she managed all construction efforts at San Martín. VanMeetren has been with … [Read more...] about Spotlight on Healthcare
In an effort to educate our readers about the philanthropic efforts of Nevada businesses and foundations, Nevada Business Journal recently sponsored its first-ever philanthropy roundtable meeting, which was attended by some of the biggest givers in the Silver State. They discussed issues important to all companies involved in community giving campaigns, including the challenges … [Read more...] about Industry Focus: Philanthropy
In 2006, two things happened to strengthen the ability of investors to shelter income in a tax-deferred pension plan. The first was the creation of the Roth Section 401(k) plan on January 1, 2006. The second occurred on August 17, 2006, when it became a permanent fixture of the available tax-deferred saving plan options. Originally, the Roth 401(k) plan was set to expire after … [Read more...] about The Roth 401(k) Plan: Can It Permanently Improve Your Future?
The increasing level of military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and other places in the world has resulted in the ongoing activation of thousands of National Guard and Reservists. As the rotation and deployment cycles continue, many Guard and Reserve members are now returning to resume their civilian jobs. Problems between these returning service members and their former … [Read more...] about Employee Rights: And Employer Obligations
Bill Moore recently took over the reins of Desert Radiologists, which has a 41-year history in Nevada. Rather than dwelling on the firm’s past successes, however, the new CEO looks forward to the challenge of leading the imaging company into the future. With five outpatient centers throughout the Las Vegas Valley and contracts to provide in-house diagnostic service to five … [Read more...] about Desert Radiologists: New CEO Takes Over Growing Company
Silver State Bancorp, the holding company for Silver State Bank, has expanded in 10 years from a five-person operation to a multi-state financial services provider with more than 260 employees. In September of this year, it acquired Choice Bank of Scottsdale, Ariz. As a result of the merger, the holding company’s consolidated assets now exceed $1 billion. Corey Johnson, … [Read more...] about Silver State Bancorp: Expanding in Nevada and Arizona
The Nevada landscape has changed dramatically in recent years due to an influx of retirees and urban dwellers drawn to high-rise living. This trend has fueled a vertical building boom at both ends of the state. In Las Vegas, however, land prices, construction costs and competition caused some high-rise condominium cancellations over the last 18 months. Some fallout was … [Read more...] about Nevada’s High-Rise Market: Reaching Sky-High Levels
Amid some pessimism, we see a good U.S. unemployment rate below 5 percent, but inflation topping out at the upper end of the comfort range. The core consumer price index (CPI) is growing at an annual rate of 2.8 percent. With inflation posing a concern, the Federal Reserve has moved the Federal Funds rate from 1 percent to 5.25 percent in a series of steps. However, with the … [Read more...] about November 2006: Business Indicators
Throughout the years, research has proved that employee performance and retention are strongly linked to consistent, appropriate positive reinforcement of behaviors that promote employers’ goals. Within companies, a recent study by Gallup showed that a simple act of recognition by an employee’s colleague or superior dramatically enhanced an employee’s work output and … [Read more...] about Employee Recognition: Is It Really That Important
Nevada’s credit unions offer an array of financial services; however, much more goes on behind the scenes. They’re constantly handling new regulations, fierce competition, escalating fraud, fluctuating interest rates and more. In essence, they engage in a continuous balancing act: providing the most benefits to members, while dealing with the challenges that threaten to … [Read more...] about Nevada’s Credit Unions: Engaged in a Delicate Balancing Act
Nevada makes a living from gamblers looking for “lucky numbers.” But with healthcare, Nevada’s numbers are anything but lucky: Nevada ranks 47th in the nation in physicians per capita, and 49th for nurses. Approximately 19 percent of the population is uninsured. And here in the fastest-growing state, those 65 and older – those who put the greatest strain on the system – are the … [Read more...] about Healthcare Checkup: What’s Ailing Nevada’s Hospitals?
Even before the shouting dies down on Election Day 2006, many heads are already turning toward Carson City and the 2007 Legislature. Sure, there’s still turkey to be carved, presents to be handed out and champagne to be sipped, but for some it’s never too early to start plotting strategies and getting a start on lobbying for their favorite causes. As always, there will be … [Read more...] about The 2007 Legislative Session: What’s Ahead for Nevada?
Nevada Hospitals Recognized for Quality Care At a recent meeting of the Nevada Hospital Association, HealthInsight, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for Nevada and Utah, announced two Nevada hospitals as recipients of the 2006 HealthInsight Quality Award. The hospitals were selected for demonstrating high-quality healthcare and excellence in performance on … [Read more...] about November 2006: Nevada Briefs
A whole new world has emerged in recent years – a world that helps businesses transform and grow at the speed of an Internet connection. This new world is referred to by various names, including Paid Search, CPC and Sponsored Links – all of which enable businesses to tap into millions of business prospects online. The major advantage of this new world of advertising is that … [Read more...] about Online Promotions: How to Navigate this New World