While classroom teachers have been eating Ramen noodles so they can afford to buy school supplies, teachers union bosses are living high on the hog. Considering that teachers often have to purchase classroom supplies and teaching materials with their own money, and that they’re also expected to pay for continuing education classes, their salaries don’t stretch very far. But … [Read more...] about Shame on the Teachers Union: In the end it’s the teachers and students that lose.
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Nevada’s travel and tourism industry employs one-third of the state’s population. From hospitality to gaming and from the “What happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas” campaign to Northern Nevada being America’s Adventure Place, the Silver State has been promoted as a world class destination. At the same time, “diversify” has become the State’s battle cry over and over, with warnings … [Read more...] about Tourism: Welcome Back
Like soldiers crawling out of foxholes once the shooting has stopped, Nevada’s various industries are, one by one and in their own time, getting to their feet, dusting themselves off and resuming the march ahead. Inevitably, some business sectors are coming back faster than others. For Nevada’s luxury car industry, for instance, the prognosis for a full recovery is good. … [Read more...] about Luxury Autos: Nice Ride…
Nevada’s Staffing Firms have had front row seats to one of the most troubling aspects of this economy: unemployment. Despite that, they have found more and more employers are hiring and a demand for skilled workforce has remained strong. Recently, executives representing this industry met at Holland & Hart’s Las Vegas office to discuss staffing in Nevada and what is … [Read more...] about Staffing Firms
United States patent grants the owner an extraordinary property right. In exchange for the patent’s teaching of how to make and use a patentable invention, the patent grants the patent owner the exclusive right to seek to exclude others from exploiting the invention. Patent owners can use this exclusion right in a variety of ways. In addition to using a patent to exclude others … [Read more...] about Deriving Value from Patents: Legal Challenges and Strategies for Handling Them
Thanks to the recently-passed America Invents Act, Nevada businesses may find it easier to get “patent pending” status for their inventions, but the race against competitors has not yet begun. Perhaps most notably, the Act will transform the U.S. patent system from a “first to invent” to a “first to file” system, the first major reform of the patent system in over 60 years. … [Read more...] about America Invents Act Significantly Changes Patent Law: Understanding the New Law
Monte L. Miller is the president of Nevadans United for Fair Mining Tax, Inc and argues that the answer is no. In 1989, voters approved a constitutional amendment to the net proceeds of minerals tax of five percent which capped this tax at five percent in the Nevada Constitution. For 22 years, individuals and businesses have seen new taxes implemented and every fee and tax … [Read more...] about Is the mining industry paying its fair share? Monte Miller vs. Tim Crowley
Chief Executive Officer, Founder Las Vegas | Henderson Number of Employees: 24 Years in Nevada: 4 Years with Company: 4 How did you first get into your profession? Recognized a huge need for consumers to have better access to health insurance coverage and an easy process to shop for affordable plans, compare plan benefits side-by-side across multiple carriers, and … [Read more...] about Alex Rivlin: InsureMonkey
Remember when businesses relied on rotary phones, typewriters and snail mail, when sales were done face to face and clients paid by cash or check? Today’s essential work tools are a cellphone, laptop or tablet and the Internet. We have e-mail, videoconferencing, telecommuting, e-tail, PayPal, apps and so much more. “There are so many technologies to choose from,” said Dave … [Read more...] about What is Paper? Nevada Embraces Technology and the People that Create It
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Las Vegas The anchor-centered retail market recorded 196,600 square feet of positive net absorption during the fourth quarter of 2011, pushing the vacancy rate downward to 10.6 percent. While vacancies edged down by 0.3 percentage points from the third quarter of 2011, the overall vacancy rate remains higher than the 10.3 percent reported one year ago (Q4 2010). As the … [Read more...] about Retail Summary: Fourth Quarter 2011
According to the second estimate, U.S. real GDP grew at an annualized rate of 3.0 percent during fourth quarter 2011, which represents a substantial gain over the third-quarter rate of 1.8 percent. U.S. nonfarm employment rose by 227,000 jobs in January, and the unemployment rate held steady at 8.3 percent as labor force participation increased. Consumer confidence and consumer … [Read more...] about April 2012: Business Indicators
“A leader’s greatest attribute is the ability to forward think. Great leaders anticipate obstacles or challenges that may affect a team and can adjust quickly.” Carol Mayorga • District Manager, Wells Fargo Bank– The Horizons District “I don’t think there is a single greatest attribute. Vision, the ability to motivate and inspire people, providing clear direction and the … [Read more...] about What is a leader’s greatest attribute?