(Reno, Nev.) – Three outstanding attorneys from Woodburn & Wedge, a Nevada-based independent law firm, have earned honors in the 2017 Thomson Reuters’ Mountain States Super Lawyers list. They are Gregg Barnard in business and corporate law, Shawn Meador in family law and John Murtha in business bankruptcy law. Murtha has been included in the Super Lawyers list every year … [Read more...] about Three Woodburn & Wedge Attorneys Receive Prestigious Super Lawyers Listing
Metro Diner, a restaurant offering classic comfort food with flair, will open its second Southern Nevada location, at 7305 S. Rainbow Blvd., on July 18, 2017. Nick Samero, the new location’s managing partner, said he is thrilled to serve tasty food in a fun eatery. To do that, he’s hiring more than 100 people to work as servers, hosts, cooks and kitchen staff. He seeks … [Read more...] about New Metro Diner Hiring More Than 100 Southern Nevadans
Employee charges most likely in New Mexico, Washington, D.C., Nevada, Alabama and California NEW YORK - A new study of employment practices litigation by Hiscox, the global specialist insurer, found New Mexico, Washington, D.C., Nevada, Alabama and California as the top states (or district) for employee lawsuit risk in the U.S. Businesses in these markets face a … [Read more...] about Hiscox Study Reveals States with Highest Employee Lawsuit Risk
Orthopedic Spinal Surgery Las Vegas What would you want your legacy for future generations to be? Dedication to service. I feel that man’s greatest contribution to society is to actually contribute to society itself. There is an obligation for man to serve his fellow man and to give back to the community. What business advice would you give to someone just starting in … [Read more...] about Andrew M. Cash, MD: Desert Institute of Spine Care
Las Vegas The office sector witnessed a quarter-over-quarter decline in vacancy rates for the first time in two years. During the third quarter of 2012, the vacancy rate fell to 25.2 percent, down 0.4 percentage points compared to the prior quarter (Q2 2012). However, the rate remains 0.3-percentage points higher than a year ago (Q3 2011). The sector reported approximately … [Read more...] about Office Summary: Third Quarter 2012
“For 14 years, we’ve been providing Christmas to Las Vegas children with “Giving Day.” We provide food, clothing and toys to under-privileged children. The Giving Day tradition has contributed to lives of thousands of families who would have gone without.” Mary Musso • Corporate Broker and Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Distinctive Homes “On Thanksgiving, when … [Read more...] about What is your favorite holiday tradition?
It seems like just yesterday that Nevada was the land of opportunity—the fastest growing state in the nation, with one of the healthiest economies. But the recession has created a vacuum that has given Nevada the highest unemployment rate in the country; at 14.3 percent in November, our rate was 2 points higher than even woebegone Michigan. The Silver State is officially the … [Read more...] about Work in Progress: An Update on Employment in Nevada
Although filing for bankruptcy could have made debtors instant pariahs some years ago, the process has lost most of its social stigma during the current recession as bankruptcy has become an almost ubiquitous solution to today’s financial woes. The total number of personal and business filings in Nevada rose sharply from 5,542 in 2006 to 10,951 in 2007, to 18,709 in 2008, to … [Read more...] about Business Bankruptcy: Understanding the “Worst Case Scenario”
Every company needs a business plan. Without a clear set of goals, a business won’t know what to aim for or whether it has achieved success. Similarly, Nevada conservatives and libertarians need clear goals heading into the 2011 legislative session. The following should top their list: Control taxes by controlling spending. Worried about what higher taxes — specifically a … [Read more...] about Priorities for the 2011 Nevada Legislative Session: Control spending, reform budgeting, transparency and education reform top the list
About 80 percent of businesses use a tax professional to keep their books in order. For the sole proprietor or the largest corporation, record maintenance can be tedious but also valuable as keeping good records can actually save a company money. On the subject of finances and saving money, three new tax laws were enacted in 2010 and many of the provisions in them are … [Read more...] about Tax Season: Things to Know from the IRS
The multi-family segment has taken a pounding along with the rest of the real estate industry. But the good news, say those who know, is that the worst is probably over, and the climb – slow but steady – back to recovery has already begun. Multi-family properties remain a good investment, although investors hoping to scoop them up for a song may well be disappointed. Rents … [Read more...] about Multi-family Housing: More Renters in the Recession?
Las Vegas The Las Vegas Valley industrial market continued to weaken as pricing declined among an increase in vacancies. The vacancy rate edged upward to 16.9 percent as 417,700 square feet of negative net absorption was reported during the quarter. For comparison purposes, the vacancy rate is up 0.4 percentage points from the previous quarter (Q3 2010) and up 2.4 percent … [Read more...] about Industrial Summary: Fourth Quarter 2010
The U.S. economy continues a slow and uneven pace of recovery from its deepest recession since the Great Depression. Estimated growth of real GDP was 2.5 percent at an annualized rate for third quarter 2010—stronger than the 1.7 percent figure for second quarter 2010. U.S. nonfarm employment rose by a moderate 103,000 jobs (seasonally adjusted) in December, marking the third … [Read more...] about February 2011: Business Indicators
“My favorite Mobile App is ‘Visible Vote’ - it is a non-partisan app that allows you to vote on issues and bills. It sends the votes to your elected officials. It also shows you how they voted, their approval rating, and how your votes coincide with theirs. It is very interesting, educational, and informative.” Valerie J. Clark, BSN, RHU, LUTCF • President, Clark & … [Read more...] about What is your favorite mobile app?
Folks who have lived in Nevada at least five years will remember times when the state’s biggest challenge was keeping up with growth: we couldn’t build houses or commercial buildings fast enough to keep up with demand, prices for residential and commercial real estate were spiraling out of control and infrastructure like roads and utilities lagged far behind the growth curve. … [Read more...] about Nevada Offers Great Value: Golden Opportunities in the Silver State
Years ago, most homes were equipped with one dial-tone phone and a television that actually required someone getting up off the couch to change a channel or turn up the volume. Meanwhile, office phone systems required an operator, of the human sort, to take and direct individual calls for all company employees. Today, thanks to frenetic technological advances in the … [Read more...] about Powerful Communication: Nevada’s Leading Telecom Companies: You Can Hear Them Now
The Silver State’s utilities, like almost every other industry, have seen some rocky times. New competition, shrinking customer bases and fewer move-ins have all resulted in Nevada’s utilities having to make some tough choices. “Utilities” is a catchall phrase for services everyone needs every day: water, power, natural gas. The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUC) … [Read more...] about Utilities: The Backbone of the Silver State
U.S. manufacturing and technology is what made our nation a great global power. Unfortunately, our global rank in manufacturing has been eroded by foreign competition, especially in the last 20 years. U.S. companies (large and especially small) who implement lean manufacturing practices in the U.S are now showing that we have the ability to turn the tide and become more … [Read more...] about Lean Manufacturing: What is it and why do it?
2010 proved to be yet another year filled with reports of failed business, continued cutbacks and droves of people wondering…”have we hit bottom yet?” As the economic tsunami continues to roll through our economy, it carries with it an entire generation’s worth of historical reference with regard to marketing and business development as we know it. Not one single industry is … [Read more...] about Achieve Success: Marketing Tactics for 2011
Las Vegas Vacancies declined for the second consecutive quarter, and average asking rents among anchored-retail centers showed signs of continued weakness. At the close of the third quarter of 2010, the vacancy rate fell a modest five basis points to 10.7 percent compared to the previous quarter. Compared to the same period of the prior year (Q3 2009), the vacancy rate … [Read more...] about Retail Summary: Third Quarter 2010