Healthcare Heroes Honored at Annual Events
Nevada Business Journal and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield recently held the second annual Healthcare Heroes events. They took place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas and the Silver Legacy in Reno, and recognized the outstanding achievements of 20 Nevadans – 10 from Southern Nevada and 10 from Northern Nevada. Healthcare Heroes were chosen in the following categories: administration, care provider, community partner, educator, entrepreneur, humanitarian, innovator, non-profit, technology/research and lifetime achievement. All proceeds from the event went to fund scholarships for nursing students pursuing careers as healthcare educators in Nevada.
TriCor Financial, LLC Becomes Registered Broker Dealer
TriCor Financial, LLC recently completed requirements to become an independent broker dealer, member NASD (National Association of Securities Dealers), SIPC (Securities Investor Protection Corporation). The company is now authorized to operate as an independent investment management firm, with grants to pursue financial placements, including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate and private placement investments. Membership of SIPC will ensure coverage of cash and securities in the event of liquidation. TriCor also filed with the Nevada secretary of state, and ensured the six principals of the company satisfied all registration requirements.
ProLogis Forms New North American Property Fund
ProLogis recently announced that it has formed a new North American property fund to acquire a portfolio of industrial assets from DP Industrial – a joint venture between Dermody Properties (DP), a private industrial property developer, and CalSTERS, the California State Teachers Retirement System. The acquisition includes 114 properties comprising 24.7 million square feet of distribution space in Reno, and Las Vegas, eastern Pennsylvania, Chicago and Tejon Ranch in Southern California. A portion of the portfolio – 1.2 million square feet – includes properties where construction is in progress. DP will continue to operate as a private industrial property developer, and will maintain its national headquarters in Reno.
Bank of George Receives Permission to Organize
The Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) recently approved an agreement between Nevada State College (NSC) and the cty of Henderson conveying 500-plus acres of federal land, west of Interstate 515 in southern Henderson, to the college. The Henderson City Council approved the agreement the following week. NSC also teamed with the city of Henderson and the NSHE to pass a bill establishing a new taxing area for the 509-acre development. Among other benefits, the bill stipulates that the area’s property taxes will be used to develop the campus and a portion of the property must accommodate affordable housing for low- to moderate-income families.
The Groundskeeper Completes Buyout of Founder
The Groundskeeper recently completed the buyout of company founder, Jack Hasbrouck, making it the largest employee-owned landscaping company in the U.S. The completion of the buyout ended with the purchase of Hasbrouck’s remaining shares (20 percent). The total employee ownership, according to CEO Anil Hiremath, will provide greater incentive to meet client expectations. The Groundskeeper was established in 1976 and has been partially owned by employees since 1993. The company employs more than 700 people in its six offices.