LEFT TO RIGHT: John Cannito, PENTA Building Group • George Garcia, G.C. Garcia • Frank Marretti, G2 Capital Development • Joe Laiacona, City National Bank • Greg Korte, The Korte Company • Reed Gottesman, Harsch Investment Properties • John Ramous, Dermody Properties • Lance Gilman, L. Lance Gilman Real Estate • Lyle Brennan, Lyle B’s Development • Jeff Wood, … [Read more...] about Industry Focus
For the past several years, and for as little as $150, you too could own the business of your dreams. Of course, you’ll need to steal it and, if you’re caught, it’s a felony violation. However, the possibility of arrest for a category-C felony hasn’t deterred criminals who contact Nevada’s Secretary of State’s (SOS) for nefarious reasons. Would-be business thieves, through a … [Read more...] about Theft Through Paperwork: SOS Filings and Business Fraud
As a long-time Nevadan, I’ve always been proud to say our state is among the nation’s most business friendly. However, with recent legislative action, we’ve lost much of our edge and we can no longer tout Nevada as a beacon for new business. Take for example, my friend Dave, who owns a successful promotional products company. He was courted by economic development officials … [Read more...] about So Long Dave … And Other Nevada Companies
In mid-April, Nevada Secretary of State (SOS) Barbara Cegavske made an intriguing, if cryptic, claim in the form of a letter to the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) director, Terri Albertson. Cegavske wrote, “Please take appropriate corrective action, as we have reason to believe that non-citizens have unlawfully registered to vote in Nevada as a direct result of DMV’s … [Read more...] about The Blame Game: Voter Fraud in Nevada
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about the most recent departure from common sense, the transgender bathroom issue. However, just in case you do call a rock your home, let me catch you up. In many places, men can now use the ladies’ restroom and ladies, if they’re so inclined, can find out what those urinals in the men’s room are all about. The issue really … [Read more...] about Is Common Sense Really Dead? Shared Bathrooms are Simply Dangerous
Many, myself included, have lamented the role that government now plays in the home. Invading families through a variety of channels, we’ve found ourselves with a watchful “Big Brother” and it’s hard to pinpoint exactly when he entered our homes. It would be easy to say the invasion was hostile and families themselves played no part in allowing government into nearly every … [Read more...] about Has Government Taken Over for the Family? Let’s Make this “Easy”
“The state got a lot of recognition in Washington but what long-term projects did he bring to Nevada while in office? Nevada is better off without him, we can do much better.” Jeffrey Lowden | President, Sky West Real Estate Services “Senator Harry Reid’s retirement will have a profound effect on our state. It will take years to accumulate the power and prestige Senator … [Read more...] about How Will Senator Harry Reid’s Retirement Affect Nevada?
When we think we’ve seen it all, we get delivered another whammy! Do you remember all the commercials and reasons to defeat the ballot question seeking Nevadan’s approval for a Margin Tax? How can we so soon forget the barrage of commercials and editorials aimed at defeating that measure? Heck, I wrote some of them myself. Fortunately, the measure was overwhelmingly defeated… … [Read more...] about Margin Tax Defeated? …Maybe Not
One of the dangers of the Margin Tax is that so many business owners think it’s such bad policy that it will never pass. However, a recent poll suggests otherwise. In fact the poll, which was conducted before the Coalition to Defeat the Margin Tax Initiative launched their mass-media campaign, showed a passage by nine percentage points. Coined the Education Initiative, the plan … [Read more...] about Business Leaders Unite: Educate Your Employees about Question 3 – The Margin Tax
If you or a family member belong to a union, you might not know that the dues deducted from your hard-earned paycheck are funding causes you oppose or supporting groups with views exactly opposite of yours. Even if you do know it, is there anything you can do to stop it? Two recent Supreme Court decisions show that there might be some hope in controlling unions’ out-of-control … [Read more...] about Union Members Wake Up: And Smell the Reality
Am I the only one sick of this BS? Two stories have come to light recently that show how taxpayers’ money is being wasted by the Clark County School District. These examples not only point out the quality of the district’s decision-making, but also make me wonder what other questionable expenses haven’t yet been discovered. Did you know that the school district has a budget … [Read more...] about Clark County School District Waste: Throwing Our Money Away
There are so many things wrong with last month’s BLM “roundup” it’s difficult to even know where to start. As anyone in businesses will tell you, to effectively negotiate a deal, both parties must begin with the same premise. Clive Bundy was operating under the premise that the government works for him. The government, however, was working under the assumption that Clive, … [Read more...] about Fed Up: Who Works for Who?
American businesses are finally emerging from the recession – some of us survived bruised and battered, others didn’t make it and some companies managed to succeed by a combination of business smarts, ruthless cost-cutting and just plain luck. If the value of going through a crisis lies in the lessons we learn from it, maybe it’s time to ask what our experiences during the … [Read more...] about Lessons Learned: Integrity Matters
November may seem far away now, but plans for the next elections are already well underway. Now is the time to start researching the field of candidates to decide who you want to represent your interests when the Legislature convenes in February 2015, and who you want to represent Nevada in Washington, DC. This year, more than ever, it’s vital to elect people who will … [Read more...] about November 2014 Elections: Support Pro-Business Candidates Now
As a Nevada business owner or executive, you’re probably hoping that 2014 will be the year our state finally climbs out of the depths of the recession, but the so-called “Education Initiative,” which will come before the voters on the November 2014 ballot, could spell the end of any hopes for economic recovery. It has the potential to kill business in our state. Here’s a … [Read more...] about The Margin Tax Proposal: Initiative will Kill Business in Nevada