Everyone knows who Hillary Clinton is and most of us know something about many of the Republican nominees running for President. But, do you know who Ben Carson is? As I began learning about him, I asked a number of people if they had ever heard of him. Most say they haven’t. Yet, at the time of this writing, National Election Polls have Ben Carson rated in the top five … [Read more...] about Who is Ben Carson? Is This Guy a Real Deal?
Archives for August 2015
Downtown areas, the core of every city, should provide a central gathering place for all residents and attract visitors and businesses as well. However, Nevada’s major metropolitan spots haven’t yet acheived that to the degree desired according to experts. Most development and redevelopment momentum stalled during the recession. Today, however, several Nevada cities, along with … [Read more...] about Heart & Soul: Nevada’s Downtowns
Although many financial institutions struggled during the recent economic downturn, credit unions in general fared somewhat better. “The credit union industry weathered the recession pretty well, but in Nevada some merged out of existence. The credit unions that are left are much stronger and are thriving now,” said Andy Hunter, president and CEO of Silver State Schools … [Read more...] about Let’s Get Personal: Credit Unions in Nevada
President DC Building Group http://buildwithdcbg.com/ What do you want your legacy to be? That I loved God, my wife and children before anything else. What is your pet peeve? Lack of accountability. Not doing what you said you were going to do. What is a little known fact about yourself? I am the youngest President of the Las Vegas Chapter of the AGC (Associated … [Read more...] about Bryce Clutts: DC Building Group
Las Vegas President & CEO http://www.simmons-group.com/ How did you first get into your profession? I was working as director of operations for a fast food chain. The position responsibilities were divided up and I was given my choice. I choose HR and training and development. What business advice would you give someone just starting in your industry? Find a way … [Read more...] about Ann Simmons Nicholson: The Simmons Group
Nevada’s transportation industry has seen a fair share of ups and downs in the the past several years. Working around funding issues while trying to educate the public on their needs, industry leaders have a myriad of challenges to overcome. Recently, transportation executives met at the offices of the Regional Transportation Commission – Washoe in Reno to discuss those … [Read more...] about Industry Focus: Transportation
Reno Ranks Among Best Cities for Recreation WalletHub, a personal finance website, recently conducted an in-depth analysis of this year’s best and worst cities for recreation. The study found that, of the 100 largest cities, Reno ranked 10th for best cities for recreation. The study looked at cities across 27 key metrics and the data set included figures such as parkland … [Read more...] about Around the State: August 2015
Have you ever bought a new washer and dryer only to discover that the store down the street sold the same set for $750 less? It’s a frustrating experience to find out that you had better options than the ones you knew about. This is the situation that tens of thousands of Nevada union members unknowingly find themselves in. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics … [Read more...] about The Choice Union Members Don’t Know They Have: Why Employee Freedom Scares Union Bosses
The last legislative session in Nevada was one of the most productive the state has seen in recent years. Love it or hate it, there is no denying the outcomes of that productivity and the work of the 78th Session will be discussed for years to come. With around 1,000 registered lobbyists and as many bills passed, 20 freshmen lawmakers and the state’s largest tax increase, … [Read more...] about Legislative Review
The construction industry is still rebuilding after the recession. One of the hardest hit industries, construction employment declined nationally by 13.7 percent during the downturn, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “In Las Vegas, construction didn’t really slow down,” said Robert Finnegan, PE, Finnegan Erickson Associates (FEA). “It stopped.” That stopage … [Read more...] about Industry Blueprint: The New Normal for Architects and Engineers
E Sale, Retail ADDRESS 4741 E. Charleston Blvd., 89104 BUYER H&J Goldman Properties, LLC SELLER 4741 Charleston Acquisition, LLC DETAILS 4,600 SF; $662,644 APN 161-05-510-007 BUYER’S REP Neil Dela Cruz and Hillary Steinberg of MDL Group SELLER’S REP Ben Millis and Chris Beets of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Lease, Industrial ADDRESS 2542 Abels Ln., 89115 TENANT … [Read more...] about Red Report: August 2015
Southern Nevada The overall vacancy rate for the Las Vegas Valley Industrial market in the second quarter was 6.2 percent, a drop of 0.5 points, from 6.7 percent in the first quarter of 2015. This decline equates to ten straight quarters of declining industrial vacancies. The strong growth in demand for industrial space, paired with resurgent construction and industrial … [Read more...] about Industrial Summary: Second Quarter 2015
The “third” estimate for first quarter 2015 shows U.S. real gross domestic product decreasing at an annualized rate of 0.2 percent, higher than the negative 0.7 percent growth previously reported in the “second” estimate. The revision consisted of a smaller decrease of exports and a larger increase in personal consumption expenditures. Federal government spending, changes in … [Read more...] about Business Indicators: August 2015
“It is my mission in life to create wonderful long lasting personal relationships. To live with integrity, honesty & unconditional love; And to never lose sight of what is important; family.” Kathy O’Grady Watkins | Partner, Sutton Watkins Advertising & Marketing, Inc. “Make someone else’s life better by what you do.” Matthew T. Dushoff, Esq. | Shareholder Kolesar … [Read more...] about What is Your Personal Mission Statement?