Sansone Companies, located in Las Vegas, specializes in the development of professional office, retail, industrial and multi-family properties, as well as their property management services. One factor that distinguishes Sansone Companies from other development companies is its commitment to long-term tenancy through practical and aesthetic values, according to Sansone … [Read more...] about Sansone Companies: Building People-Friendly Communities
Archives for May 2007
It may not be sexy and it may not be glamorous, but a degree in engineering is one of the most sought after entries into today’s job market. With fewer university students graduating in the engineering disciplines, engineering firms are scrambling to fill their ranks with qualified personnel. “Our biggest issue is a shortage of talent,” explained Jeff Codega, president and CEO … [Read more...] about It’s Hip to Be Square: The Changing Face of Nevada’s Engineers
Business Leaders Struggle to Find Good Talent Many of today’s top CEOs describe the quest to find quality talent like searching for a needle in a haystack. Recruiting and training staff is such a plight for businesses that they recently selected it as the No. 1 challenge in today’s workplace, according to the 2007 Management Action Programs (MAP) Quarterly CEO Survey. Despite … [Read more...] about May 2007: Business Up Front
Founded by Southern Nevada teen Allison Knott, an equestrian, Horses for Heroes, Inc. introduces the wonder and love of horses and horseback riding to the children of the men and women in our community who do so much for us every day … police officers, firemen, active duty military, special needs teachers, hospice nurses and other heroes within our communities. With the help … [Read more...] about Horses for Heroes, Inc.: Befriending Children of War
W. Michael Beardslee President IT Strategies International Las Vegas Years in Nevada: 10 Years with Firm: 10 Type of business: Computer Consulting and Placement Biggest business challenge: Finding clients with computer technology needs for project work, specialized skills requirements, or supplemental personnel so we can place our appropriate talent. What do … [Read more...] about May 2007: Face to Face
Nevada is a ripe environment for the banking industry. With its rapidly growing population, active development sector and strong economy, the Silver State has developed into a robust growth market. While the economy, in terms of housing, has slowed, the overall market remains strong. “Nevada continues to be a very dynamic market as far as growth opportunities,” said Jackie … [Read more...] about Behind the Vault Door: A Look Inside Nevada’s Banking Industry
In sports, a team is really only as good as it’s bench – the players who don’t start, but come in to fill key roles at crunch time, or who eventually become starters when veteran players retire or move on. The same is true in politics. A political party, in any state, is only as strong as the quality of the members it has in down-ballot positions – offices that aren’t the … [Read more...] about The Game of Politics: Which Party Will Win?
Nevada’s Infrastructure Hurting Quality of Life The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Nevada Section recently released the 2007 Nevada Infrastructure Report Card assigning a cumulative grade of C to the state’s roads, airports, drinking water systems and other essential public works. The 2007 Nevada Infrastructure Report Card assesses eight infrastructure categories. … [Read more...] about May 2007: Nevada Briefs
Nevada is blessed with abundant renewable energy resources – particularly solar and geothermal. Recognizing the potential for the development of these indigenous resources, state lawmakers enacted the first Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) a decade ago. After several years of modifying and improving the RPS, Nevada now has one of the most aggressive standards in the … [Read more...] about Renewable Portfolio Standard: What is being done to ensure Nevada has renewable energy resources?
The business community is up against the wall. Predictions are that the average Fortune 500 Company will spend as much on employee healthcare benefits as it makes in profits by 2008. General Motors (GM) already spends more on healthcare than it spends on steel. We’re losing our edge to global competitors in countries with lower costs and universal healthcare services. GM’s … [Read more...] about Rising Healthcare Costs: Hurting Pockets of Businesses and Individuals
Summerlin Hospital Undergoes $100 Million Expansion Summerlin Hospital recently announced plans for a $100 million expansion which will mark the largest expansion project to date in the hospital’s history. In its 10 years of existence, the facility has grown from a 147-bed community hospital to a 281-bed medical center offering services ranging from pediatric intensive care to … [Read more...] about May 2007: Building Nevada Briefs
Some softening is apparent for Las Vegas and Reno in the recent indicators, though overall conditions remain favorable. The number of jobs is down for January 2007 in both Las Vegas and Reno, 1.3 and 2.8 percents, respectively. Job growth for January 2007 is up by more than 3 percent, however. Still unemployment rates remain below 5 percent. These rates are 4.7 for Las Vegas … [Read more...] about May 2007: Business Indicators
Although many bills have already been passed, any bill labeled “exempt” can be held until the last minute. That’s when the legislature puts in an extra shift so it can grind out all the bills under the cover of darkness. How can Nevada taxpayers keep track of what’s going on in Carson City so they can have some input? One great source of information is the official Web site … [Read more...] about Legislative Watch: Web site Can Be Your Security Camera
I have one word for you – plastics,” was the advice given young Benjamin Braddock in the classic film The Graduate. Some forty years later, the advice should be “global trade.” The Nevada Commission on Economic Development (NCED) is your global trade partner. The agency’s Global Trade and Investment Office assists Nevada businesses to begin or expand trade activities in … [Read more...] about Here’s to You Mrs. Robinson: Global Trade is the New “Plastics”
Imagine running a business where your main competitor not only controls 95 percent of the market and provides its services for free, but federal law makes use of this product mandatory. Sounds like a recipe for disaster, doesn’t it? Yet, this is the marketplace for Nevada’s private schools. It is a marketplace that forces them to constantly evaluate their product and prove … [Read more...] about Business ABC’s: Private Education in Nevada
Recently, industry experts in public utilities sat down to discuss the challenges facing Nevada’s utilities, such as recruitment, climate change, growth and conservation efforts. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada Business Journal, served as the moderator for the event as part of the magazine’s monthly Industry Focus series, which brings industry leaders together to discuss … [Read more...] about Industry Focus: Public Utilities
In an economy such as the one Nevada has enjoyed for more than two decades, local individuals have accumulated large amounts of personal wealth and continue to accumulate even more. Now, Nevadans are looking to professionals to help them preserve and cultivate that wealth. The process of selecting an individual to manage your wealth should be given careful thought and … [Read more...] about Choosing a Private Wealth Manager: Where to Start
The older baby boomers are retiring and the younger ones are next in line. Many organizations have found they aren’t prepared for the accompanying loss of technical knowledge, job skills and abilities. In many cases, the reasons why many decisions were made the way they were, may only be found between the ears of these departing, or soon-to-be-departing employees. Organizations … [Read more...] about Are You Developing Your Employees … or Hoping for the Best?
There has been a lot of talk about blogs lately. Politicians and businesses alike are entering the blogosphere at a surprising rate. Why? Currently, more than 57 million American adults read blogs. For many years, the blog – a term coined by contracting “web log” – was conduit for personal expression by individuals who opened on a wide range of topics. Blogs did not appear to … [Read more...] about Blogging for Business: Why should businesses care about blogs?