Most of you remember the fable that tells of a leader who showed up naked, yet was so powerful that no one said a word. Our Governor has shown strong leadership during our state’s worst economic crisis and enjoys high ratings among Nevadans. However, his plan for imposing the highest tax in Nevada’s history leads me to believe he is either anti-business or simply doesn’t … [Read more...] about The Emperor Has No Clothes: Businesses Must Speak Out on Governor’s Tax Plan!
Archives for March 2015
Residential real estate agents in Nevada know, better than most, that the last several years have posed a variety of challenges to their industry. Going from an unsustainable boom economy to a market that adds another dimension to the word drought, real estate agents have been on a roller coaster ride. However, as the economy experiences an upswing, so too does the residential … [Read more...] about Nevada’s Top Residential Real Estate Agents
With the recession having reaffirmed Nevada’s “Battle Born” motto, this recovery has added a new twist on another name for this state, the Silver State. Company owners and executives are seeing the silver lining in a tough economy as businesses grow and are leaner and more efficient than ever. And, while hopeful of the sustainability of this growth, executives remain cautious, … [Read more...] about A New Hope: Power Poll 2015
With new digital platforms popping up left and right, the marketing industry keeps pace to push Nevada businesses forward and out of the recession. Recently, a group of marketing executives met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss the trends and challenges facing their industry. Connie Brennan, publisher and CEO of Nevada Business Magazine, served as … [Read more...] about Industry Focus: Marketing
Wholesale reform needed to improve Nevada education Anyone who has had an appliance break, a vehicle die or a computer fail knows the inevitable realization that paying for repair after repair no longer makes sense. No matter how many fixes are made, nothing can be successfully repaired into eternity. For some things, initial fixes make sense. One might get another year … [Read more...] about Stop the Insanity of Runaway Education Spending
SolarCity Expands to Reno SolarCity, a rooftop solar power provider, has announced a move to statewide operations. In addition to the work the company already does in Southern Nevada, SolarCity will now serve Reno, Sparks and the Carson City area. The company plans to open a Reno operations center in April and expects to hire over 30 local staff in the next few … [Read more...] about Around the State: March 2015
President & General Manager North Las Vegas http://www.aliantegaming.com/ What do you want your legacy to be? Children and grandchildren who are honorable and productive members of society; business associates who remember me as a fair and trustworthy gentleman; and friends who cherish the time we spent together. What business advice would you give someone just … [Read more...] about Terrence Downey: Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa
President Henderson http://www.foundationassistingseniors.org/ How did you first get into your profession? I co-founded the Foundation Assisting Seniors, a nonprofit organization with the mission of improving the quality of life for the seniors in our community. When you were a kid, what did you want to be? From my earliest days, I am told that all I wanted to be was … [Read more...] about M. Favil West: Foundation Assisting Seniors
CEO Reno What do you want your legacy to be? I would like my legacy to be that I embedded the right values and advocacy of responsible approach to business throughout our organization and the dental industry. When you were a kid, what did you want to be? Having a dentist for a father, it was always very clear that I had tremendous opportunity to follow in the family … [Read more...] about Jason Champagne: Trusted Dental Partners
Every week, it seems, brings news of another major corporation being sabotaged by internet hackers who break into its computer security and steal sensitive data, including financial and business information. Losses can run into the hundreds of millions of dollars, as evidenced by Target Corporation’s news in early 2014 that hacking of its internet security in late 2013 … [Read more...] about Data Security: A Growing and Vital Issue for All Businesses
Until recently, the term “medical tourism” largely referred to Americans traveling out of the country looking for affordable healthcare in technologically advanced but less expensive venues, from Mexico to Thailand and parts in between. Now the term is starting to come home, often referring to domestic travel of American citizens within U.S. borders, traveling to find the … [Read more...] about Building a Healthy Economy
E Sale, Industrial ADDRESS 4240 N. Lamb Blvd., 89115 BUYER FJM Northpointe Associates LLC SELLER 4240 Lamb Holdings LLC DETAILS 46,624 SF; $2,951,300 APN 140-05-420-000 BUYER’S REP Dean Willmore, SIOR of Colliers International SELLER’S REP Dan Doherty, SIOR of Colliers International Lease, Industrial ADDRESS 5406 El Campo Grande, Ste 180, 89115 TENANT Golden Star … [Read more...] about Red Report: March 2015
Southern Nevada The Las Vegas office sector reported positive net absorption for three consecutive quarters in 2014. By the end of the year, the office market vacancy rate was 23.6 percent. The latest vacancy rate is up 0.2 percentage points from the prior quarter, but it has declined 0.7 percentage points from a year ago. During the fourth quarter of 2014, One Summerlin … [Read more...] about Office Summary: Fourth Quarter 2014
The “advance” estimate for fourth quarter 2014 shows U.S. real gross domestic product increasing at an annualized rate of 2.5 percent, much lower than the 5.0 percent growth experienced during third quarter 2014. Personal consumption expenditures, nonresidential fixed investment, residential investment, changes in private inventories and state and local government spending made … [Read more...] about Business Indicators: March 2015
“When employees live and breathe your core values. When employees put the team, company and customer above themselves, that’s how you know you have the right people.” Kelsey Martin | Director of People and Culture, Bristlecone Holdings “You know you have the right employees when you can see that people are excited about what they do. When people enjoy their work they have … [Read more...] about How Do You Know You Have the Right Employees?