You and I work hard for our money, and it’s painful to see government agencies wasting it with ridiculous projects and inefficient practices. If you want to see some prime examples of how our elected representatives in Washington are throwing away taxpayer dollars, look up the 2016 Congressional Pig Book, published by Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) and available … [Read more...] about Stop Throwing Away Our Money!
Archives for June 2016
Now in its ninth year, Legal Elite highlights Nevada’s top attorneys as chosen by their peers. Polling for the 2016 list began in February of this year and over 6,000 nominations were collected from licensed attorneys throughout the state. Those nominees were vetted and the poll’s results, featured in the following pages, highlight the top vote receivers in Northern Nevada, … [Read more...] about Legal Elite 2016: Nevada’s Top Attorneys
The price of gold has been hovering around $1,300 an ounce lately, down more than 25 percent from its peak of over $1,800 in 2011. In times past, that would have been a sure signal for the bottom to fall out of the economy in many of Nevada’s rural counties, for which the boom-and-bust cycles of the mining business come as regularly as a spectacular desert sunrise. But, … [Read more...] about Rural Nevada: All Boom No Bust
President / CEO Gillett Construction LLC (13 years in NV) “Don’t be afraid to be aggressive.” Type of Business: General Contracting | Hails from: Calgary Alberta, Canada | 13 years with company in Nevada | Based in: Henderson How did you first get into your profession? My family has a long history in general contracting, starting with my great grandfather. My … [Read more...] about Movers & Shakers: Darren Gillett
The healthcare industry continues to focus on the challenge of improving quality of care while managing costs. A group of Nevada’s healthcare leaders recently met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss this challenge, as well as new opportunities in the Silver State. Connie Brennan, publisher and CEO of Nevada Business Magazine, served as moderator for the … [Read more...] about Industry Focus: Healthcare
Stated right in the vision statement of Clark County Medical Society (CCMS) is the fact that the organization is as much an advocacy and education group for patients as for physicians and professionals working in the healthcare field. Chartered in 1955, CCMS is dedicated to advocating for physicians, patients and community health; to preserving the physician/patient … [Read more...] about Building Healthcare in Southern Nevada with the Clark County Medical Society
What is truly at stake in your next decision? Picture a pending business challenge or opportunity. What if you could see it from every perspective, angle and point of view, perhaps even from the past and into the future? You could eliminate all the blind spots. The Desert Research Institute has such a tool for scientific research. Called the C.A.V.E., it is a six-sided … [Read more...] about Executive Power Tools: The Benefit of Peer Groups
Teachers in Detroit went on strike last month — demonstrating once again that union bosses are not nearly as interested in quality education for children, as they are in maintaining the political power of their unions. Of course, union apologists will argue that what happened in Detroit, where teachers are legally barred from striking, was not technically a “strike.” … [Read more...] about Teacher Unions Put Unions First, Not Students
Multiple The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) recently assisted five companies in receiving tax incentives for relocating or expanding in Southern Nevada. The five companies will create 388 new jobs and over $34 million in capital investment. The companies include: Core-Mark International, Mirixa Corporation, Pacific Dental Services, Sitel Operation Corporation and … [Read more...] about Welcome to Nevada: June 2016
University of Nevada School of Medicine Graduates Doctors, Releases Report Last month, the University of Nevada School of Medicine held commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2016 in the Lawlor Events Center at the University of Nevada, Reno. The school graduated 66 students who will take a short break before beginning their residency training programs and are entering … [Read more...] about Around the State: June 2016
Nevada’s real estate markets continuing to rebound is great news for commercial property managers, as it translates into more and more work to go around. Property management firms generally have been getting busier over the last one to two years. Avison Young’s team in Las Vegas, for example, now manages 3.4 million square feet for 30 clients. Gaston & Wilkerson Management … [Read more...] about Property Management: Industry Grows as Commercial Real Estate Rebounds
E Sale, Office ADDRESS 4101 E. Charleston Blvd., 89104 BUYER Sunland Properties, Inc. SELLER Gramercy Capital Corp. DETAILS 148,070 SF; $4.6 million APN 161-06-501-008 SELLER’S REP Tom Naseef, CCIM, SIOR and Jeff Naseef of Colliers International Sale, Multi-Family ADDRESS 1650 N. Pecos Rd., 89115 BUYER ABJ Group Enterprises SELLER California Capital Real Estate … [Read more...] about Red Report: June 2016
Southern Nevada Las Vegas Valley speculative office vacancy rate in Q1, 2016 rose 0.3 points to 18.7 percent from Q4, 2015. This was the first increase in the vacancy rate in four quarters. Vacancy rates ranged from 15.5 percent for Class C space to 23.5 percent for Class A space at the end of Q1. Although we saw a slight increase in the vacancy rate to begin the year, we … [Read more...] about Office Summary: First Quarter 2016
The advanced estimate for U.S. real gross domestic product (GDP) for the first quarter of 2016 experienced an expected, but disappointing, gain of an annualized 0.5 percent. The weak growth mainly reflects a large 5.9 percent decrease in nonresidential investment. Consumer spending still continues to provide the main driver of real GDP growth, although it decelerated its upward … [Read more...] about Business Indicators: June 2016
“Work ethic. As a small business owner himself, I saw my father work long hours to maintain his client relationships. I didn’t realize it then, but this was setting an example that I follow today.” Ryan Martina, PLS | President, M² Geomatics “My dad taught me that taking risks could never result in a failure. If I failed at something, it was the absolute best education I … [Read more...] about What is the most memorable lesson your father taught you?