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PUBLISHERS NOTEBOOK National Small Business Week April 30 - May 6, 2017

Since 1963 our country has celebrated the entrepreneurs making an impact on our economy. During National Small Business week, the Small Business Administration recognizes companies in every state for their outstanding accomplishments. Dr. Eva Littman, owner of Red Rock Fertility in Las Vegas was selected as the Nevada Small Business Person of the Year by the Small Business Administration.


In compiling this week’s Urgent Care and Specialty Hospitals lists, our data researcher came across some curious statistics. According to Kaiser Family Foundation data, Nevada ranked higher than neighboring states in hospital inpatient days per 1,000 population in 2015.

PUBLISHER’S NOTEBOOK Health care grant fear

There is a looming fear among Las Vegas leaders of health care businesses that depend on grants for research and care that the expected Trump budget cuts will make the whole industry vulnerable. Many are already taking steps to mitigate the damage a severe cut in funding will create.

INNOVATION: The fuel that defines us

When it comes to innovation in Nevada, depending on where you look, the bar may seem high or low. Although many Nevadans are raising the bar and setting new standards for innovation, as a state we find ourselves at the bottom of many national lists and in need of improvement in many areas.

Find your tribe and build something

One of the benefits of Facebook and other social media outlets is the opportunity to experience the beliefs and feelings of others. A recent post by a family member said: “Find your tribe and love them.”