Jeri Crawford Chairman of the Board Las Vegas Philharmonic “As a life-long consumer of the arts, I believe in supporting causes that provide children and underserved communities with access to art, music and education. I believe in the power of art to build thriving communities.” Tim Holland Owner, Employee Benefits Consultant LP Insurance Services “I … [Read more...] about Last Word
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“[Nevada could improve at] bringing in more businesses that are non-gaming related to generate more salaried positions. We have brought in Amazon, Switch and Tesla. We definitely need more.” Dawn Houlf, Owner/Real Estate Coach and Mentor | EXIT Realty Number One “In Nevada, it’s water - either lack of, or abundance of. In Northern Nevada, it’s flooding. Flooding endangers … [Read more...] about What Area Do You Think Nevada Could Improve?
Nevada Business Magazine, along with corporate sponsor Nevada State Bank, is honored to recognize and support family owned businesses across Nevada for their hard work. The Family Owned Business Awards began in 2010 as a way to recognize these families and the companies they’ve created. Nevada Business Magazine and Nevada State Bank share a commitment to promoting organizations … [Read more...] about Family Owned Businesses 2018
“The 2017 Legislature’s focus, unfortunately, created greater challenges to Nevada businesses. Through the efforts of the Governor, along with represented business interests, the effect on businesses was mitigated.” Aviva Gordon | Chair, Henderson Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Committee “Not if the best future for our children is accomplished through providing the … [Read more...] about Do you think Nevada legislators accomplished what they needed to this session?
“The Nevadan I most respect is former Governor Kenny Guinn for his honesty, integrity, his ability to relate to everyone and, most of all, his ability to bring opposing sides to compromise.” Bernadette Mashas | CPA, Tax Partner Fair, Anderson & Langerman “I have always admired what LVCVA President & CEO Rossi Ralenkotter has achieved for the Las Vegas tourism industry … [Read more...] about Which Nevadan Do You Most Respect?
“Non-profits can always use more support which furthers the organization’s impact. Support from generous donors and trustees who believe in your mission, and support of members and visitors who value the museum enough to visit.” Tifferney White | CEO and President, Discovery Children’s Museum “Having been in business in Southern Nevada for 30 years, I would like to have … [Read more...] about What Business Resource Do You Wish You Had More Of?
“A perfect day is when I hear of a Leadership Henderson alumnus using the tools they received from our program to make a difference in our community. Seeing the impact of their efforts is a great feeling.” Natalie Buckel | Leadership Henderson Director, Henderson Chamber of Commerce “A perfect day on the job is when I have the opportunity to visit our job sites and … [Read more...] about What’s Your Perfect Day?
Whether dealing with intangible threats from a murky cyber world or those closer to home such as litigious employees, business owners need to be protected on a myriad of fronts. While many threats that businesses face today are not new, there is a growing faction of creative criminals looking to attack companies through electronic vulnerabilities. As part of the Business First … [Read more...] about Protecting Your Business
“This is the strongest field of conservative candidates in years. I see wisdom, integrity and executive experience, which makes me hopeful that our country will lead from strength once again.” Derek Neider | Senior Pastor Calvary Chapel Spring Valley “To date, it appears we Americans have a tough job ahead of us in electing a new leader. There are a number of tough issues on … [Read more...] about What Do You Think of the Presidential Candidates Thus Far?
I am a native Nevadan and I was publicly educated here. In fact, my father took time away from his gaming career to teach and my daughter and daughter-in-law are Nevada teachers now. I appreciate the vital role teachers and education have in our society. However, the fact is that the cost of a public education is accelerating at a rate which is exceeding our state’s economic … [Read more...] about Taxes and Education: The Decision-Maker’s Perspective
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
“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?
Combating a trend towards faceless online insurance purchases, Nevada insurance agents and brokers seek to educate the market on the importance of a trusted insurance advisor. Recently, executives in this industry met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss the challenges they face. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada Business Magazine, served as moderator … [Read more...] about Industry Focus: Insurance
“That we’re always playing blackjack in our free time. In reality, Nevada is blessed with tremendous outdoor activities, the year-round weather to enjoy them, and plenty of opportunities for cultural learning beyond the casino doors.” Rory T. Kay | Attorney, McDonald Carano Wilson, LLP (Hails from: Lincoln, NE) “It’s not just misconceptions as much as it is people thinking … [Read more...] about What are Some of the Misconceptions that Non-Nevadans Have About People Who Live in Nevada?
A complicated topic with a myriad of details to consider, buying and selling a business will affect nearly all business owners at some point. With so many issues to be aware of, it’s important that executives have the information necessary in order to successfully navigate the process. A panel of experts recently gathered for a breakfast seminar and responded to a host of … [Read more...] about Buying and Selling a Business
“The good news is the positive economic outlook we are experiencing in Northern Nevada. Hotel rooms are booked and new businesses are opening their doors. The bad news is that we need more snow/water!” Tim Holland | Sales Executive, LP Insurance Services, Inc. “Nevada has a rich history of philanthropy. We live in a very generous, supportive community; however, there are far … [Read more...] about What’s the Good News/Bad News About Living in Nevada?
“I am optimistic they will come together. Once the session commences, the realization usually sets in, that they were elected to do the people’s business and most understand that involves compromise.” Carole Vilardo | President, Nevada Taxpayers Association - “With internal leadership struggles appearing to now be behind us, policymakers can now get down to business and … [Read more...] about Are You Optimistic That Our Legislators Will Work Together This Session?
“Our state’s greatest challenge is moving into yet again another year of not having a plan in place to facilitate the needs of our school district. Our state needs to attract and keep the best educators so that our students can flourish and stay in school creating a strong, smart work force for Nevada.” Michelle Jackson | President, Junior Achievement of Southern … [Read more...] about What is Nevada’s Greatest Challenge Going Into 2015?
An issue with far-reaching effects for business owners and HR professionals, the advent of medical marijuana in the workplace has led to a host of questions on the subject. In an effort to answer some of those questions, a panel of experts recently convened to educate attendees on the topic. The breakfast was hosted by Nevada Business Magazine, Holland & Hart and LP … [Read more...] about Medical Marijuana in the Workplace
“A strength of character that shows itself through integrity in action and a genuine commitment to create a positive work environment.” Lynn W. Mitchell, CHA | Chairman of the Board, Nevada Hotel & Lodging Association and Vice President of Operations, Soleil Management - “I think they’d find me understated, but driven, especially when it comes to my family. My … [Read more...] about What would be a person’s first impression of you?