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.
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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.
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.
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