This year, the Las Vegas Business Press staff has chosen to hold one big awards ceremony, inviting all industries to come together to celebrate the burgeoning innovation of our state.
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More than 100 women lined up along a sidewalk at The District at Green Valley Ranch for the March 10 grand opening of Soft Surroundings, an upscale women’s clothing store.
In a reflection of the continued recovery of the Las Vegas housing market, Walker Furniture has acquired 14 acres adjacent to IKEA to open a second superstore in the valley.
Hispanic leaders are decrying a crackdown on undocumented workers and proposed repeal in the Affordable Care Act as potentially having a devastating impact on the Southern Nevada economy and Latino community.
Casino mogul Steve Wynn and Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., were among the honorees at the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce’s annual Chinese New Year Gala and Community Achievement Awards on Feb. 23 at Gold Coast.
For sale: the historic Williams Costume Co., with more than 60 years of history, thousands of handmade costumes and an unusual inventory.
The Safety Consultation and Training Section of the State of Nevada Division of Industrial Relations recognized PetersenDean Roofing and Solar at its North Las Vegas location Feb. 1 with the Safe Partner Award for their continued efforts in workplace health and safety. This award recognizes businesses that work closely with SCATS to increase employer and employee knowledge of the value of safety in the workplace. The Safe Partner Award is an elite program and is only awarded to four businesses per year out of the 50,000 employers in the state of Nevada.
City National Bank has awarded Global Robot and Drone Deployment a $2,500 donation to help fund ongoing programs and research for this new and emerging industry. GRADD works with Nevada businesses and the aviation industry to promote training, greater understanding and ongoing education for pilots of unmanned aerial vehicles, partnerships with the Federal Aviation Administration and businesses utilizing professional services from this industry.
In 2016, the county issued 81,325 marriage licenses resulting in 79,037 marriages filed. February is traditionally a weak month for weddings in Clark County. Last year the county issued 6,651 licenses for the month — more than 1,000 less than October, which saw the most weddings.
One of the highlights of the convention was the announcement of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, which this year was awarded to Gordon Logan, founder, and CEO of Sport Clips Haircuts. While Sport Clips does franchise its brand, each of the 12 locations in Las Vegas are company-owned and serve as a training and testing ground for new products and corporate innovations.
Race, ethnicity and gender still wield great influence in nearly all sectors of American life, and the world of business is not excepted.
California-based Get a Haircut, a men’s barber shop that combines classic haircuts with classic rock n’ roll, is now open at The Promenade at Juhl, the 20,000-square-foot ground-level retail component at Juhl, a 344-residence, multibuilding community that spans an entire city block in downtown Las Vegas. The Promenade at Juhl opened in November.
An .850 average is hard to top whether it’s hitting a baseball or shooting a basketball, but a group of political, business, academic and other civic leaders hope to do that in the 2017 session of the Nevada Legislature.
The Ride is a new indoor cycling space at 4245 S. Grand Canyon Drive in eastern Las Vegas that may benefit greatly from this marked attention to details.
In 1966, there was a famous men’s store that opened when Caesars Palace was new, called Cuzzens. I lived in Houston and had the reputation of being a creative guy. They were looking for someone to run their Houston operation. So I joined them in 1969 and I stayed with them for 26 years. We were the only store of its kind. We did ensembles for Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr. Also Mr. (Kirk) Kerkorian, I made his Brioni clothing for 10 years.
Las Vegas and its suburbs form the no. 1 U.S. metropolitan region for ransomware attacks, a December report by Malwarebytes, an advanced malware prevention company, shows.
Bill Noonan, a longtime executive at Boyd Gaming, will start in his new position as chairman of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce at the beginning of 2017. This continues a legacy the gaming company began nearly six decades ago when Sam Boyd held it in 1961.
What’s in a name? When it comes to professional sports franchises, the answer is a considerable amount of revenue. North American sports teams generated 67.2 billion dollars in 2015, according to internet-based statistics company, Statista. The city’s first professional major sports franchise — the National Hockey League’s Vegas Golden Knights — plans to garner their share beginning in 2017. But things have already gone awry.
Bank of America announced, on what is recognized as “Giving Tuesday,” $208,000 in grants to be distributed to 20 nonprofit groups working to increase access to basic necessities such as food and shelter. Roughly one in six Southern Nevadans struggle with hunger, and more than 30,000 Clark County residents are homeless. Funding will help individuals and families in Las Vegas gain greater economic mobility through increased access to food, shelter, benefits and other fundamental needs that will enable them to move toward long-term stability. Among the nonprofits receiving grants is Three Square food bank, which will use the funding to serve the more than 137,000 local individuals monthly that require assistance with hunger.
The Southern Nevada economy will continue to grow in 2017 and 2018, but at a slower rate than previous years because of sluggish growth of the national economy, according to a UNLV economics professor.
Audi is the first manufacturer to launch V2I technology in the U.S. in select 2017 Audi A4, Q7 and all-road models. It starts in Las Vegas this month.
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