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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Welcome to the RedFlint experience center in downtown Las Vegas. The initiative of the University of Phoenix that opened Oct. 15 in the Bank of America Plaza provides a hands-on learning environment to spark innovation in large, mid-sized and small companies.
Las Vegas retailers will get a dose of holiday cheer this shopping season if revenue numbers meet the expectations of Los Angeles-based CBRE Group, the world’s largest commercial real-estate investment manager. The company tracks and interprets consumer spending statistics worldwide and forecasts strong retail numbers to end 2016.
Guy Seeklus, who owns 176 acres along the Virgin River, offers riders a chance to take a camel down a 2-mile trek, for about 30 minutes, on one of his camels — Lodi, Ben, Raider just to name a few. Some of them stand over 7 feet tall, from ground to the top of the hump. The cost for all this entertainment is $149. This price includes a lift from the Eureka Casino in Mesquite or anywhere on the Strip in one of two Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans Seeklus owns.
An architectural engineer who once designed theme parks and casinos is president and CEO of his Henderson-based firearms manufacturing company, Battle Arms Development.
Nevada has won approval for a $283,000 federal grant to assist the state’s small businesses grow their exports or begin to export abroad.
With seven clubs spread throughout the valley, the Las Vegas Athletic Clubs is the largest locally based fitness center operator, and in 2018 LVAC will open an eighth location in the new Union Hills development in Henderson.
Elite, which has one other digital billboard on private property, unveiled a similar venture Sept. 27 with the city of North Las Vegas with a digital sign at Craig Ranch Regional Park. The signs are called Parquees as a reference to a marque in a park, and they will expand to other city sites in North Las Vegas, possibly as early as this year.
Smith’s Southern Nevada grocery stores donated more than 2,500 pumpkin pies to Three Square Food Bank on Nov 15.
Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer, Garin P.C., a national law firm with offices in Las Vegas, said seven of its attorneys were selected to the 2016 Super Lawyers list, including Joseph Garin and Jessica Green of Las Vegas. Garin was selected for the 10th consecutive year. He was recently selected to serve as a member of the new professional liability advisory board for the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. Green was selected as a Mountain States Super Lawyers’ rising star for the third consecutive year. She has defended many lawyers and law firms throughout the country and is recognized as an emerging leader in errors and omissions. No more than 5 percent of lawyers in a state are selected as Super Lawyers, and no more than 2.5 percent are named to the rising stars list.
It’s party time. End-of-the-year holiday celebrations are a traditional part of the workplace calendar, and Las Vegas offers a range of options from economical to extravagant and even outright thrilling for managers and executives to consider when deciding on company party arrangements. Many companies had been putting the party on hold since the 2008 recession, but businesses who host corporate events say that is quickly changing.
Nevada was born in the fray of national politics on Oct. 31, 1864 — rushed into statehood by unionists working to solidify the re-election of Abraham Lincoln in the presidential race only two weeks later. The “Battle Born” state came under the national political spotlight again Tuesday, both for its coveted six electoral votes in the presidential race and a senate contest considered strategically important by both parties. Nevada ultimately bucked the national swing state trend by choosing Democrats in both races, but results from the 2016 vote are expected to have long-range economic ramifications for the state. The Las Vegas Business Press spoke with local leaders from industry and the academic world about what the election will mean for the state of business in the region.
The Oct. 28 completion of a 17-month construction project came as welcome news for businesses along Flamingo Road, as well as the 90,000 drivers and 12,000 transit riders who daily travel this major thoroughfare. The addition of a dedicated bike lane, upgrades to pedestrian crosswalks, traffic lights and intersections and the placement of more than 100 new bus shelters were part of the $46.4 million Flamingo Corridor Improvements Project, which also included fresh paving of a 14-mile section of the road between Jimmy Durante Boulevard and Grand Canyon Drive.
Horizon Minerals Corp. announced the appointment of David A. Bending to its board of directors, as well as the acquisition of several lithium concessions in the Southwestern United States.
Bonanza Gift Shop sells for $50 million
It was a journey Jim Stuart never planned or expected to begin. The businessman, now 49, had just retired from business after successfully co-founding Colliers International Nevada. In 2008, as he turned toward purchasing appliances for his family’s new San Diego home, he experienced frustration, followed by an epiphany.
A pair of area developers for a Provo, Utah-based franchisor of ice cream retail stores are looking to put Las Vegas in a deep freeze.
The Palm Restaurant, inside the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, reopened in September, following a remodeling project over the summer.
Last week I was in California working on a client project and shared a story with the management team about Ivy Lee and Charles Schwab. The client’s chief executive said that story affected him significantly and he was going to begin using the principle immediately. I thought I would share the story here.
Las Vegas-based Las Vegas Car and Truck, a preowned car dealership, expanded its footprint in the valley in September by moving into a facility three times the size of its previous home. The new 10,000-square-foot facility at 1616 S. Decatur Blvd., is an upgrade from its 3,000-square-foot center at 3401 S. Decatur Blvd.
The primary motivation for our relocating from Boulder, Colorado to the valley was the favorable tax structure. Plus, as a global organization, we needed to be nearby a world-class airport that is rarely interrupted by bad weather. We have been in Henderson for six years.