From Washington Mutual’s incorporation in 1889 to today, the company has consistently utilized cutting-edge technologies, as well as developing its own unique style of customer service that is family-friendly while also efficient. With its new retail service style of banking, Washington Mutual has initiated an entirely new kind of customer banking relationship. This new … [Read more...] about Washington Mutual: Innovative Programs Key to Success
Archives for February 2007
When Brad Van Woert joined the late Jack B. Sheehan to practice architecture in 1978, the Reno firm was barely three years old. From their first design project for the Reno Ace’s Hockey Ice Arena, the business has grown to become one of the largest, most successful and most award-winning architecture firms in Northern Nevada. Known today as Sheehan Van Woert Bigotti … [Read more...] about Architecture Extra: Brad Van Woert Embraces the Future of Architecture
It pays to be in the right place at the right time, according to architects in Nevada. For those lucky enough to be practicing in the state during these recent years of unprecedented growth and change, the experience has been exhilarating, to say the least. “It’s fantastic to be an architect in our town in this time period,” said Wade Simpson, principal at Welles Pugsley … [Read more...] about Emerging Trends in Architecture: Nevada Architects See Green
Carson City’s First Mixed-Use Development Landmark Communities recently announced their new project, Mills Landing, will be built in Carson City. The project, located at State Street and Highway 50, will be a 10-acre, 94-unit residential community surrounded by a blend of open space and retail shops and services. The community will become Landmark’s and Carson City’s first … [Read more...] about February 2007: Building Nevada Briefs
Residential construction and consumer spending grew at above average rates over the first five years of the new century. Starting at mid-year 2006, however, new home construction took a sharp downturn. A national housing recession is underway, though there are marked differences among regions of the country. Permitting is down by double-digit rates from year ago levels in Las … [Read more...] about February 2007: Business Indicators
Public-Private Water Utility Partnerships Urged American Water, the largest water services provider in North America, urged municipal officials to consider partnerships with private companies as a way to manage the enormous task of providing reliable water supplies to cities with aging infrastructure and growing populations. The company made its presentation at the 2006 … [Read more...] about February 2007: Business Up Front
The 74th session of the Nevada Legislature convenes on February 5, 2007, and until it adjourns this summer, the citizens of Nevada must guard their rights, their wallets and the state’s prospects for a healthy economic future. Since the last session concluded in 2005, interim committees have been busy drafting bills to put before the 2007 session. Hundreds of lobbyists have … [Read more...] about Watch Your Wallets: Lawmaking Season is Here Again
As a baseball player for the University of Nevada, Reno in the 1980s, Lance Bradford didn’t think he would be where he is today – owner of L.L. Bradford and Co. CPAs and director of Stable Development. Bradford moved to Las Vegas in 1992 and opened L.L. Bradford and Co. CPAs. Stable Development, which celebrates its first year of business this month, was a happy accident for … [Read more...] about Lance Bradford: Development by the Numbers
The Keaton Raphael Memorial for Childhood Cancer (KRM) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to form partnerships with businesses, organizations and the medical profession to assist Northern Nevada children and their families in their fight against pediatric cancer. KRM provides valuable financial assistance to families, raises awareness, and educates communities … [Read more...] about The Keaton Raphael Memorial: A Beacon of Hope for Children with Cancer
Leasing commercial space can be a daunting task. The terms of the lease could impact your bottom line and in some cases determine the success or failure of your company. With vacancy rates in the office and retail markets declining, it is safe to say that most business owners will be faced with the decision of leasing space for their business sometime in the near … [Read more...] about Leasing Commercial Space: Tips For A Successful Transaction
Troy Smith Chief Executive Officer Hometown Health Reno Years in Nevada: 10 Years with Firm: 10 Type of business: Insurance division of Renown Health Biggest business challenge: Creating a positive work environment that enables and empowers team members to do their best every day. What do you enjoy most about your job? Interacting with highly … [Read more...] about February 2007: Face to Face
This year’s Nevada Legislature will mark a year of firsts. It will be the first legislative session this century to be held under a new governor, and the first senate session this century to be presided over by a new lieutenant governor. The most important first, however, will come in the Assembly, where Barbara Buckley will become the first female speaker of the Assembly in … [Read more...] about Legislative Outlook 2007: History in the Making: Gridlock or Greatness?
The Changing Face of Education Educators from eight of Nevada’s public and private institutions recently sat down to discuss the new challenges that higher education is facing such as recruitment, finding qualified faculty, managing growth and collaboration efforts with the business community. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada Business Journal, served as the moderator for … [Read more...] about Industry Focus: Educators
To say that Dana Dye wears many hats is a like saying Lake Tahoe gets a bit of snow in the winter. As chief nursing officer (CNO), for Renown Health, she is responsible for overseeing nursing practices in all the facilities associated with the Renown network which includes four hospitals, eight medical groups, and several additional healthcare facilities throughout Northern … [Read more...] about Women-Owned EXTRA: Dana Dye Reaches the Top of Nursing Profession
For many people, supporting family members and giving to charitable organizations is the most fulfilling way to spend their hard-earned money – and is critical to the survival of many charities. The movement commonly referred to as values-based estate planning is a growing trend among individuals with significant estates. Today’s investors and money management clientele are … [Read more...] about Values-Based Estate Planning: Preparing Charitable Donations
COT Signs Friendship Agreements with ThreeChinese Provinces Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) recently signed tourism friendship agreements with three Chinese provinces while in China for the recent China International Travel Mart, the largest international tourism trade show in Asia. NCOT now has friendship agreements with seven Chinese provinces, the most of any U.S. … [Read more...] about February 2007: Nevada Briefs
The value of education and how it impacts earning power is a topic that has sparked discussion in many households of late. We have all heard the stories about the parking valets, dealers and others who earn a very good income, and education isn’t a factor impacting their earnings. They are the exception, not the rule, when it comes to education and earning power. The U.S. … [Read more...] about Higher Education: The Key to Earning Power
The last 10 years have produced an “explosion” of narrowly targeted information privacy rules. Navigating the patch-work of potentially applicable laws can be a continuing headache for Nevada businesses that maintain personal data regarding their customers. One common question concerns whether a business that has lost control of customer data (e.g., through theft or … [Read more...] about When Data is “Lost”: Should Customers Be Notified?
Arming Teachers Can Increase Safety BY: State Senator Bob Beers Fifteen years ago, Nevada’s Legislature granted the request of the Clark County School District administration to make it illegal for adults to carry a gun onto our school campuses. Administrators testified that they were seizing between 15 and 20 guns per school year in Clark County alone, and that they hoped … [Read more...] about Should teachers be allowed to carry weapons in schools?