For the past several years, Nevadans have seen a multitude of changes in the state’s economic landscape. Unfortunately, many of those changes have been negative. Despite that, in this year’s tenth annual Power Poll, many executives maintain an optimism that was illustrated in last year’s poll and show hopes for the future of the Silver State. The Power Poll survey was sent … [Read more...] about Power Poll 2012
Recently, elected officials met at Holland & Hart’s Las Vegas office to discuss the changing world of politics and the types of policies they expect to see in the coming years. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada Business Magazine, served as moderator for the event. These monthly meetings are designed to bring leaders together to discuss issues pertinent to their … [Read more...] about Industry Focus: Elected Officials
President / CEO Las Vegas & Reno Number of Employees: 28 Years in Nevada: 18 Years with Company: 18 What do you like most and least about your industry? Most: The industry moves much slower than technology so we are always able to create new systems and technologies to help our clients gain advantage. Least: The industry moves much slower than technology so the … [Read more...] about Michael Hemphill: CSG Direct, Inc.
UNR and DRI Reach Out to Business Community The Technology Transfer Office (TTO) for the University of Nevada, Reno and Desert Research Institute has created an Industry/Faculty Partnering Clinic. The program is one of three from the TTO designed to engage the community and enhance technology transfer, economic development and the relationship between the institutions and the … [Read more...] about February 2012: Around the State
Las Vegas The Las Vegas Valley industrial market continued to demonstrate signs of weakness in both net absorption and pricing. The vacancy rate pushed upward to a new all-time high of 18.5 percent as 476,900 square feet of negative net absorption was reported during the fourth quarter. The vacancy rate is up 0.6 percentage points from the previous quarter, and a larger … [Read more...] about Industrial Summary: Fourth Quarter 2011
An industry that remains in the throes of transition and reform, healthcare has been in the spotlight for the past several years. Between healthcare reform and changing practices, healthcare professionals have had to learn to jump with the times. Executives representing healthcare in Nevada recently met at the law offices of Holland & Hart in Las Vegas to discuss this … [Read more...] about Industry Focus: Healthcare
Health Care Partners Becomes an Accountable Care Organization Health Care Partners of Nevada has been selected to participate in the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model, an initiative sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center. Through the Pioneer ACO Model, the company will provide beneficiaries with higher quality care, … [Read more...] about January 2012: Around the State
Las Vegas Vacancies among anchored-retail centers move upward as economic uncertainty continues to impact retailers. The market recorded 223,400 square feet of negative net absorption during the third quarter of 2011, pushing the vacancy rate up to 10.8 percent, an increase of 0.4 percentage points compared to the previous quarter (Q2 2011) and slightly ahead of the 10.7 … [Read more...] about Retail Summary: Third Quarter 2011
“The biggest change was the emergence of the short-term foreclosure investor, who buys homes in homeowner associations at foreclosure sales. Short-term foreclosure investors are only interested in a quick resale at a profit, not the long-term health of the homeowners association, and oppose any regulation or fee imposed by an association.” Paul Terry • President of Community … [Read more...] about What’s the biggest change you saw in 2011 as it relates to business?
The name says it all. Nevada’s Power Women are helping to shape the state and working for the betterment of our communities. They are in the trenches day in and day out with the goal of improving where we live and work. They say behind every great man is a woman; we say, behind every great state are several women. We’re honored to include this year’s Power Women in the … [Read more...] about Power Women: Enough Said
Doing business in a rapidly changing industry, marketing executives have adapted to and embraced new technologies and communication tools. They have braved the recession and have seen increased business in the past several months. Recently, executives representing marketing firms in Nevada met at the law offices of Holland & Hart in Las Vegas to discuss this changing … [Read more...] about Industry Focus: Marketing
President-Elect and President of Dr. Alexander & Co. Las Vegas Number of Employees: 5 Years in Nevada: 17 Years with Company: 13 How did you first get into medicine? I was first exposed to the specialty in medical school while at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and became passionate about it as I progressed through my surgical training. What do you … [Read more...] about George J. Alexander: Clark County Medical Society
New Northern Nevada Company Aims to Protect Patient Information NVMedTech, an information security company, recently launched in Northern Nevada with the focus on helping independent healthcare practitioners keep patients’ health information protected. In order to help providers be compliant with new regulations, the company does a risk analysis and audit then provides a … [Read more...] about December 2011: Around the State
Las Vegas The office sector in the Las Vegas valley continues to show signs of weakness as approximately one fourth of total inventory remains vacant across the valley. The vacancy rate reached yet another all-time high at 25.2 percent (12.8 million square feet) by the close of the third quarter of 2011. On a year-over-year basis, the vacancy rate has increased 1.5 … [Read more...] about Office Summary: Third Quarter 2011
“My hope for the New Year is that the thousands of families in this community with mothers and fathers that are willing and able to work find jobs. I also hope that our state legislators and governor strive to find common ground working for the future of this great state and put aside their personal agendas.” Bob Anderson • Partner, Holland & Hart “An improving … [Read more...] about What are your hopes for the New Year?
Consistently ranking low on national indicators, education in Nevada is among business leaders’ and economic development professional’s biggest concerns. Recently, executives representing this challenging industry met at the law offices of Holland & Hart in Las Vegas to discuss ways in which to improve Nevada’s education. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada Business … [Read more...] about Industry Focus: Education
Nevada Receives Federal Grant to Support Small Business Exports The State of Nevada has received a $239,318 Small Business Administration (SBA) grant through the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Pilot Grant Initiative. The grant is expected to stimulate and strengthen Nevada’s global trade and will be administered by Nevada’s Office of Economic Development with the … [Read more...] about November 2011: Around the State
President/Creative Director Las Vegas & Reno Number of Employees: 36 Years in Nevada: 42 Years with Company: 11 How did you first get into your profession? When I was going to the journalism school at UNR, I got a copywriting internship with our company and never left. That’s pretty rare for someone from my generation, but I take a lot of pride in having played a … [Read more...] about B.C. LeDoux: The Glenn Group
Las Vegas The Las Vegas Valley industrial market continued to show signs of weakness although the sector reported a decline in the vacancy rate during the past three months. The vacancy rate retreated slightly to 18.0 percent as 145,800 square feet of positive net absorption was reported during the third quarter. The current quarter is a turn-around from the prior ten … [Read more...] about Industrial Summary: Third Quarter 2011
“The iPhone – From an organizational standpoint (keeping one organized), ease of use and ability to have a record of your life, pictures, etc., it is by far the best invention so far. Steve Jobs (God bless his soul) and his team have done an incredible job. Our three year old was able to navigate thru the phone and get what she wanted with ease.” Jeffrey Lowden, MBA • … [Read more...] about What do you think is the greatest invention of our time?