Banner year for some, bummer year for others

2012 was a year some people won’t want to forget — then again, it was a year others won’t want to remember

The Neonopolis mall in downtown Las Vegas Wednesday, August 1, 2012.

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Taxicab Authority Police stop taxis at a long haul checkpoint near the entrance to the airport tunnel exiting McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas on Friday, June 8, 2012.

For some, 2012 was a banner year.

Companies saw profits rise despite the stagnant economy, tourism to Las Vegas began to increase, and developers started planning projects to better accommodate both visitors and residents.

But the past year also presented challenges for many in the business community.

A handful of business leaders were named in lawsuits and criminal investigations, union members squabbled with employers, and the real estate market continued to twist and turn.

For the list of folks who had a banner year, click here.

For the list of folks who might be a little bummed out, click here.