The Family Owned Business Awards are an annual event honoring companies in Southern Nevada. The event is sponsored by Fair, Anderson & Langerman and hosted by Nevada Business Magazine. There are 10 categories and three finalists in each category. Click here to view the finalists. … [Read more...] about Family Owned Businesses 2012: Finalists
Archives for June 2012
Nevada’s so-called “prevailing wage” laws cost taxpayers millions of dollars each year – many of these dollars go into union coffers instead of to workers. Once you know the facts about it, you’ll be as outraged as I am that this politically motivated system has been allowed to continue. Prevailing wage laws require contractors who bid on public works projects to pay all … [Read more...] about Prevailing Wage Laws: Time to End This Corrupt System
The 2012 Legal Elite list represents attorneys that have received favorable reviews from the attorneys across the state they work with day-in and day-out. These are top attorneys in Nevada as voted by their peers. The list this year includes the top 150 Southern Nevada attorneys, the top 75 Northern Nevada attorneys, the 50 best Up and Coming attorneys and the 15 best … [Read more...] about Legal Elite 2012: The Silver State’s Top Attorneys
Every Nevada company, whether a one-man operation or a large corporation, has a brand. The difference is some businesses have defined and continually reinforce theirs whereas others haven’t and don’t. “You’re brand is a living, breathing thing that you work on every day,” said Dave Kirvin, partner at Las Vegas-based Kirvin Doak Communications, which specializes in public … [Read more...] about Branding: Managing and Defining Your Company’s Image
Partner Las Vegas Number of Employees: 56, 890 Nationally Years in Nevada: 43 What do you wish you would have learned at the beginning of your career? I spent some time early in my career practicing in an area I really didn’t enjoy. It took me a while to find out there was an area (government affairs) where I could practice and that I had the acumen for. What … [Read more...] about Ed Garcia: Holland and Hart
Republic Services Unveils Renewable Energy Facility Republic Services and Energenic have unveiled the Apex landfill renewable energy generating facility. The facility is expected to generate enough electricity to power over 10,000 homes in Southern Nevada. NV Energy has entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement for the sale of energy produced from the 12-megawatt … [Read more...] about June 2012: Around the State
A phrase that’s been bounced around everywhere this year, economic development, has become a hot topic in boardrooms across the state. With Governor Sandoval’s guarantee to make economic development a priority for his administration, a fire has been lit throughout Nevada. Executives representing various economic development agencies throughout the state recently met at the Las … [Read more...] about Industry Focus: Economic Development
Some will call it an ultimatum. It is. But an ultimatum is often necessary when one party refuses to recognize the constitutional rights of another. And that’s why Utah Gov. Gary Herbert recently signed into law legislation challenging the federal government’s authority to occupy state lands. Utah’s HB 148, the Transfer of Public Lands Act, sets a hard deadline — Dec. 31, … [Read more...] about The West Fires Back: Utah takes land-rights issue to next level … Will Nevada be next?
Security concerns and procedures are an important part of running any business. Even in a small company with 5 employees or less, being aware of where data is being stored, who can access it and how to take the first steps to protect it, is something all business owners and executives should know. In today’s fast changing technology environment, staying on top of technology … [Read more...] about Smart, Secure & Simple Computing
New regulations from the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) may expose business owners to personal liability for excessive retirement plan costs. This means that a business owner’s personal assets may be exposed, should an employee decide to bring a lawsuit against the employer for breach of fiduciary duty. Most business owners do … [Read more...] about The Secret Business Killer: Hidden Fees in Retirement Plans
There remains a good degree of uncertainty in Nevada’s transportation sector but also plenty of determination, innovation and well justified optimism. Money is tight and legislative action often unpredictable, of course. But work on many fronts is proceeding, with a raft of projects being completed, green-lighted or planned in an industry that by its very nature spurs growth … [Read more...] about The Green Light: Transportation in Nevada
Las Vegas The office sector continues to remain fragile with further reductions in pricing amid relatively little change in the vacancy rate. The vacancy rate remained flat from the prior quarter at 25.2 percent (13.1 million square feet) by the close of the first quarter of 2012. On a year-over-year basis, the vacancy rate has increased 1.5 percentage points. Despite one … [Read more...] about Office Summary: First Quarter 2012
U.S. real GDP grew at an annualized rate of 2.2 percent during first quarter 2012, representing a substantial slowing from the fourth-quarter rate of 3.0 percent. Government spending, business fixed investment and net exports made negative contributions. U.S. nonfarm employment rose by only 115,000 jobs in April, marking the weakest gain since August 2011. Consumer sentiment … [Read more...] about June 2012: Business Indicators
“The best sales person I have had the privilege of working with started with a high level of Integrity. Treating sales as a Profession and studying their craft was very apparent. Preparedness means not wasting a potential client’s time or their own by not doing the homework before the call. Hard Working and Aggressive complete the portrait of the best sales person I’ve … [Read more...] about What five words would you use to describe the best account executive/salesperson?