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.