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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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.
Faraday Future plans to begin phase two construction in February on a 650,000-square-foot automotive production facility in the Apex Industrial Park that will be operational by August of this year, according to North Las Vegas City Manager, Dr. Qiong X Liu.
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.
A new, slightly odd-looking shuttle made its way down Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas in the first few weeks of this month. When one climbed inside, the sight was even more unusual. The shuttle operates without a driver.
Eight months after an open-air test of its high-speed transportation technology, Hyperloop One announced it will demonstrate it in an enclosed steel tube in the Southern Nevada desert this spring as it seeks out the attention of the Trump Administration.
The skies of remote southeastern Henderson may soon be filled with the high-pitched din that tends to accompany a mass invasion of locust or cicadas. And that would be music to the ears of city and state planners.
Nevada State Sen. Mo Denis sponsored the legislation adopted in December in Hawaii by the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators conference. The resolution encourages policy makers across the country to focus on solutions that ensure low-income and minority communities can benefit from solar and clean energy, Denis said.
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.
“Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door” is the often-quoted paraphrase of a Ralph Waldo Emerson passage. It is also the guiding principle for businesses — both large corporations and startups with only a handful of employees — who are hoping to strike gold in the ever-burgeoning tech industry.
Jeremie Watkins founded Kre8 Media Outdoor Advertising in 2012. The outdoor media advertising executive saw one of Shaun Habibian’s digital billboards and contacted him immediately. A year later, the two men were partners and on their way to building a mobile billboard company with 42 trucks and 202 employees based in a 25,000-square-foot warehouse at 4050 W. Harmon Ave.
It was a glimpse of what the future might hold. For the evolution of road transportation and the region’s economy. Faraday Future unveiled its heavily anticipated product model inside the Pavilion at the Las Vegas Market on Jan. 3. Several hundred invited guests, employees and media representatives witnessed the one-and-a-half-hour presentation to get a look at the FF 91, an upmarket electric car that has been a closely guarded secret and the subject of considerable speculation from the public and industry observers.
The 2017 Consumer Electronic Show brought another year of specialized gadgets, high-end televisions and drone technology to Las Vegas. But one aspect of the show’s platform ties these and other artifacts of the interconnected world together: cybersecurity. The show was slated to end Sunday, before press time, but we talked to the experts about what was planned for this year.
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.
WaterStart, a Las Vegas-based nonprofit partnership of public- and private-sector organizations, is diligently working to diversify the Las Vegas economy, create job growth and provide answers to drought and water quality issues in Nevada. Its goal is for Las Vegas to become the Silicon Valley of water technology.
This year, the Las Vegas Business Press looks to the New Year by asking the valley’s industry leaders to give us their take on 2017 and identifying its greatest challenges. We heard from experts in various fields — banking and finance, the legal community, gaming, communications, retail and real estate. All are positive on the upcoming year and see a lot of growth potential and new projects. The most common challenges they saw to our economy in 2017 were: the local and national political climate, new home affordability, rising interest rates, changes in health care programs, workforce shortage, educational system and rising land and construction costs.
The latest technological product advances will be on display for more than 170,000 trade representatives and industry reporters during the four-day Consumer Electronics Show, which opens Jan. 5 at multiple locations in Las Vegas.
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.