The belief that projects are a collaborative effort involving the client, architect, builder and other specialists is the foundation of SCA Design. The success of the Las Vegas architectural firm, established in 1995, stems from the “hands-on” approach of founder Sheldon Colen and his business partner Michael Andersen, AIA. With a skilled staff of 17 who occupy 8,000 square … [Read more...] about SCA Design: Modern Day Visionaries
Archives for July 2007
Users of industrial space have discovered the advantages of locating in Nevada, from national companies utilizing Reno/Sparks as a distribution hub for the western U.S., to resort-related enterprises serving Las Vegas’ casinos and conventions. However, this popularity comes with a price, as increasing demand for industrial facilities, coupled with a shortage of available land, … [Read more...] about Nevada’s Industrial Demand Fuels Growth
2007 Tax Season Sets Record for E-file The recently completed 2007 tax filing season set a number of electronic records, highlighted by more than 76 million electronically-filed individual tax returns and more than 140 million visits to IRS.gov. This year’s tax season saw a surge in electronic filing among last-minute filers, a group that has traditionally sent in paper … [Read more...] about July 2007: Business Up Front
Children are the future resource of Nevada and they need many things. But most of all, they need good health. That’s why the Give Hope Foundation, through the contributions from individuals, businesses and organizations, provides immediate financial assistance to benefit children with catastrophic illnesses by supplying much needed monies to their families. Give Hope … [Read more...] about The Give Hope Foundation: What Have You Done to Give Hope?
Pete Atkinson President Black Mountain Community Bank Henderson Years in Nevada: 15 Years with Firm: 7 Type of business: Bank Biggest business challenge: Transitioning from 40 years in a loan officer’s frame of mind to an administrative frame of mind which included convincing friends and business associates to invest in a new bank. What do you enjoy most about … [Read more...] about July 2007: Face to Face
Recently, industry experts sat down at Cili in Las Vegas to discuss the challenges facing Nevada’s commercial development industry, such as land scarcity, workforce issues, government fees and working with different municipalities. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada Business Journal, served as the moderator for the event as part of the magazine’s monthly Industry Focus series, … [Read more...] about Industry Focus: Commercial Developers
Without any major dominating issue such as taxes or reapportionment, the 2007 Session of the Nevada Legislature seemed to end with little fanfare and most certainly without the nasty headlines that have accompanied the end of more recent sessions. That’s not to say there were not controversial issues. A repeal of the 2005 “Green Building” bill, which gave huge tax breaks to … [Read more...] about 2007 Legislative Session: What Was Accomplished?
"I would never pay your rates!” Almost every private money lender has heard this line time after time in discussions about financing a real estate project. Sometimes, they are right; it does not pay to leverage holdings. But the answer is not as easy as getting a high rate and saying, “I don’t like debt.” While the cost of a loan may sound pricy, the cost of an equity partner … [Read more...] about Hard Money vs. Hard Partners: Which Will Save You More Money?
Pick up the newspaper or turn on the television and watch the local news almost any day of the week, and you will see another incident of violence in the workplace. Whether it is the result of a robbery, domestic dispute or a random act of violence, employers need to be prepared for workplace violence. Employers need to take a serious look at the likelihood of violence in the … [Read more...] about Violence in the Workplace: Prevention Tips
What are the reasons for installing a security alarm system at your business location? Is it to protect important business documents from outside theft, protect equipment from being stolen, or to protect your business from internal employee theft? The most common answer is the latter. It is often the people closest to the business who are the most threatening to its … [Read more...] about How Secure is Your Security Company? Protecting Your Business
Phase I Development Begins at Lincoln Estates Lincoln Estates, a 1,000-acre development, announced the residential real estate project began Phase I of development. The initial phase includes the sale of 1.2-acre lots along Holiday Lane, which runs east to west through the center of the development site, located six miles west of Rachael and 150 miles north of Las Vegas. The … [Read more...] about Building Nevada Briefs
Housing markets continue to realign, both nationally and in the Silver State. Not surprisingly, growth rates for key spending indicators are also down as a result of tightened housing mortgages and slower sales. Still, overall growth continues, though more slowly than in recent memory. The Nevada economy runs at or near capacity levels for almost all areas but housing … [Read more...] about July 2007: Business Indicators
Voters can learn a lot from each session of the Nevada Legislature; unfortunately, this usually involves learning what not to do. One lesson from the recently concluded 2007 session is that it’s dangerous for government to stick its nose into things it knows little about. However, this is really nothing new. For example, during the 1999 session, legislators were convinced by … [Read more...] about Paying Dr. Feelgood’s Bill
Personality type training, utilized by organizations around the globe, has become an essential tool for assessing personality differences and using those differences to improve individual and team performance. Focusing on someone’s strengths and giving recognition for performance is critical to success. The new Gallup study found that when managers focused on employees’ … [Read more...] about Curious About What Makes Your Co-workers Tick? Their Psychological Type Might Be The Answer
During her dad’s lost battle with cancer and her mom’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis, Jayne Cayton joined the legions of adult children who find themselves in the position of caring for aging parents. They’re called many things, the sandwich generation, middlers, but no matter what the label, it means baby boomers are stepping up to take care of parents who are either sick or in need … [Read more...] about Caring for Aging Parents: Critical Care for a Critical Time
Nevada’s increasing population, economic growth and job employment have created high demand among local and national retailers vying to service the state’s ever- expanding population and business base with a variety of new shops, stores and services. State unemployment hovers around 4.3 percent, well below the national average, despite adding 103,884 new residents over the last … [Read more...] about Retail Resurgence: Nevada’s Robust Market
School may be coming to a close in the coming weeks, but parents of school-age children should begin planning now to meet the rising costs of a college education. This is especially critical for parents whose children will be attending college in a year or two. According to the Society of CPAs, there are steps you can take to make college education a reality for your child, … [Read more...] about Paying For A Child’s College Education: Have You Saved Enough?
Business Bank of Nevada Becomes City National Bank Business Bank of Nevada began doing business as City National Bank. City National and Business Bank announced plans to join forces in November 2006 and completed their merger on February 28, 2007. All of the bank’s clients in Nevada will enjoy full access to an expanded array of financial solutions, including wealth … [Read more...] about July 2007: Nevada Briefs
Improving Nevada’s Roadways The future of transportation in Nevada faces many challenges in the coming years. Travel demand is growing even faster than the state’s unprecedented growth in population and highway revenue sources have not kept up with inflation. In fact, the rate of inflation in the highway construction industry has risen nearly 44 percent in the past three … [Read more...] about Speaking for Nevada: How is NDOT allocating the approved funding for transportation?
Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN) provides physicians and their patient’s access to a full-range of capabilities that includes diagnostic imaging, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, pharmaceuticals, clinical trials and supportive services. With six locations, CCCN takes pride in its community-based, out-patient care. Due to intense treatments, cancer patients need … [Read more...] about Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada: Leading the Way with Research and Technology