SH Architecture has turned up the meaning of “green” to go beyond turning out the lights and recycling copy paper. In 2004 and 2005, the company underwent substantial changes. Swisher Hall Architecture Ltd. became SH Architecture. In 20 years, the company has grown from a two-person operation to more than 50 employees who create commercial, government, higher education, … [Read more...] about SH Architecture: Leading by Example
Archives for March 2007
Some people may think that it’s easy to manage property and that all property managers do is collect rent and pay bills. That, however, is a myth. In reality, commercial and residential property management involves a lot of work and 24-hour availability. “It’s a busy field,” said Meaghan Levy, director of assets for the Las Vegas office of CB Richard Ellis, a worldwide … [Read more...] about Property Management: More Than Just Rent Collectors
Virtual Offices Improve Bottom Line According to recent studies, home-based businesses represent 52 percent of all small businesses and provide 10 percent of the total receipts for the economy. Virtual means having an actual office and a prestigious address for a minimal cost. Small and home-based businesses are opting for true virtual offices, while working from home or in a … [Read more...] about March 2007: Business Up Front
Opportunity Village’s (OV) Community Impact Assessment is in and the numbers are staggering. The study, performed by Hobbs, Ong & Associates, found that OV has a positive economic impact on Southern Nevada, employing nearly 1,000 workers and caregivers. It was found that OV reduces the demand for public health and human services, saving tax payers millions of dollars. OV … [Read more...] about Opportunity Village: Saving Tax Payers Millions
Frank Hamadani Chief Executive Officer Qualitect LLC/Luxe Lofts Las Vegas Years in Nevada: 3 Years with Firm: Self-employed for over 20 years Type of business: Real Estate Development Biggest business challenge: Finding land in an attractive location at a reasonable price with the appropriate zoning classification is a big business challenge for all … [Read more...] about March 2007: Face to Face
The American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASCGA) estimates that more than 30 million people play the game of golf in the United States, completing more than 650 million rounds annually. There are roughly 16,000 facilities in this country alone, while Nevada has 116 courses with a total of 415 miles of fairways. Today’s architectural marvels that can create a tropical … [Read more...] about Going Green – EXTRA – History of the Game: Emerging Architectural Designs
It is tax season again and the dreaded returns need to be filed. This article is not written to address all the vague rules that apply to complete a proper tax form, but rather, to explore tax strategies that can produce significant savings if planned and executed correctly. Implementing tax strategies can be accomplished with a scorecard that measures how much of every dollar … [Read more...] about Effective Tax Strategies: Yielding Substantial Savings
No doubt about it – Nevada is bursting through its boundaries. For a state with so much land, we’re still running out of land to build on. Our state’s population is largely grouped in metropolitan areas, and land, even in our vast state, is at a premium. In the Las Vegas Valley, commercial developers are feeling the land crunch for office, industrial and retail development – … [Read more...] about Yours,Mine, and Ours: Public and Private Lands in Nevada
Nevadans will experience a political phenomenon previously unknown to this part of the United States in the coming months. All eyes will be focused on the Silver State as we decide the best candidate for President of the United States on the Democratic ticket. Top presidential candidates will be formulating teams and making numerous visits to Nevada to gain support. During … [Read more...] about Nevada Takes Center Stage: Who Will be on the Democratic Ticket?
Silver State Bank ExpandsThrough Bank Acquisition Silver State Bank recently expanded its services to offer residential loan programs to new and existing customers. Silver State Bancorp, the holding company for Silver State Bank, closed acquisition of Choice Bank in Scottsdale, Ariz., in September of 2006. The acquisition and the increase in small businesses opening in Nevada … [Read more...] about March 2007: Nevada Briefs
Business is the backbone of Nevada’s economy, and nurturing business is one of my top priorities as governor. In my State of the State address, I told the Legislature: “I believe it is my job to foster a business climate that encourages investment in our state, and to have government help when necessary, and get out of the way when possible.” I have appointed Mendy Elliott … [Read more...] about Improving the Way Government Does Business: What plans does the Governor’s office have to help businesses in Nevada?
Saint Mary’s is now among the 43 hospitals affiliated with Catholic Healthcare West (CHW). CHW is one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare systems in the nation. Saint Mary’s, founded in 1908 in Reno, is an integrated healthcare system with more than 10 facilities. CHW, founded in 1986, is a system of 41 medical centers and hospitals in California, Arizona and Nevada. The … [Read more...] about Saint Mary’s and Catholic Healthcare West: Expanding Consumer Choice in Northern Nevada
Korte Company completes Beltway Corporate Center The Korte Company recently completed work on a 64,143-square-foot Beltway Corporate Center for Eastern and Pebble, LLC, which is located near the corner of Pebble St. and Eastern Ave. The Korte Company was awarded the $5.7 million project as the general contractor and collaborated with the design group, Howard F. Thompson and … [Read more...] about March 2007: Building Nevada Briefs
Job growth is one of a few key indicators for assessing current economic health. The most recent information for the U.S. economy shows more than 150,000 new jobs created and the unemployment rate at 4.5 percent. This job strength comes while two large sectors, housing and autos, have weakened. The slack in housing and automobiles has lowered expectations for growth in 2007. … [Read more...] about March 2007: Business Indicators
Voters are being told by leaders on the left (including Nevada’s own Harry Reid) that embryonic stem cell research offers hope for curing Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s and may eventually help people with spinal cord injuries walk again. They want voters to approve legislation to allow federal funding for research using embryonic stem cells. It’s true that researchers … [Read more...] about Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Who Does It Really Benefit?
In a world that thrives on success and advancements, companies must be open to adapting in order to remain competitive. Generally, people, technology and information drive organizational evolution. Changes such as corporate mergers, software revisions, new marketing strategies, relocations or downsizing are common workplace events that can cause upheaval and result in … [Read more...] about Managing Change: Effective Leadership
If the fairways of all 116 of Nevada’s golf courses were laid end-to-end, they would stretch from Las Vegas to Reno, encompassing a history as varied as the people who currently play on them. From age to gender to ethnic background, not to mention ability, golf is attracting an increasingly diverse group of players armed with equipment that helps even an average player hit the … [Read more...] about Going Green: Golf Course Design in the 21st Century
Most residents are unaware of the vital role mining plays in our economy. As part of Nevada Business Journal’s monthly Industry Focus series, we brought together mining experts for insight on their industry. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada Business Journal and Russ Fields, president of the Nevada Mining Association, served as moderators for the event. Nevada Business … [Read more...] about Industry Focus – Mining Industry: Key for Nevada’s Economy
Juan Palma, Las Vegas Field Office Manager for BLM When it comes to having somebody head up the lands program for Nevada BLM, the agency responsible for administering federal lands in Nevada, which take up 68 percent of the state, the best possible choice is obviously somebody who loves the American West – somebody who loves Nevada. Juan Palma is that person. For the past … [Read more...] about Yours,Mine, and Ours – EXTRA: Managing Nevada’s Lands
Many employers think that money is the key to attracting, hiring and keeping good people, so pay increases, bonuses and other financial rewards are often the main tactics used to try and keep employees motivated. Paying someone an extra $300 to $400 a month may cause a temporary increase in morale or productivity, but is unlikely to have any long-term impact. That fact is also … [Read more...] about What Motivates Your People? The Challenge for Employers