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Investors in failed Mob Experience: Jay Bloom ‘has given us a shot at making our money back’
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
Jay Bloom could have left Las Vegas and never looked back. He was sued multiple times by investors, lenders and contractors involved with the Las Vegas Mob Experience, the museum he founded and briefly operated at the Tropicana in 2011. The attraction went bankrupt, was sold for cents on the dollar and closed. But Bloom didn't cut and run. He fought the lawsuits, and today, he not only has put his legal problems to rest but is vowing to repay his investors, even though he's not legally obligated to do so.
Las Vegas’ diverse market spices up the tea business
Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014
Cheryl and Rick Sheffield turned their love of tea and gourmet cooking into a small business ...
Finding their calling in the ‘almost lost art’ of stained glass
Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014
Interested in learning how to do stained glass? Or maybe you just want a custom piece to decorate your home or front door. Either way, Lead in the Window has got you covered ...
It’s fine dining, family style
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Brother and sister Wes and Laurie Kendrick opened Table 34 in 2004, embraced the city and survived the Great Recession by focusing on the long road rather than dwelling on short-term pain ...
The Notes: Philanthropy, July 27-Aug. 2
Sunday, July 27, 2014
In the Notes: Wells Fargo Bank, Nevada HAND, Neighborworks America, Johnson Jacobson Wilcox CPAs, Las Vegas Sands Corp., Clean the World, the Engelstad Family Foudnation, Roseman University of Health Sciences, United Way of Southern Nevada, Southland Industries, Cabo Wabo Cantina, HELP of Southern Nevada, Gold Coast Promotions, One Hour Air Conditioning, and more ...
Pita Pit was the right fit
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Pita Pit is a quick-service sandwich shop, but franchisee Paul Sergi Jr. is counting on nutrition to be its trump card. "We are the nutritional opposite of any sandwich that you will find anywhere in town," he says. "Instead of a loaf of bread containing a few veggies and fatty meats, Pita Pit utilizes a thin, low-carb, Lebanese-style pocket pita that we stuff with over 16 vegetables and lean meats."
For those who have had it up to here with migraine headaches
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Has plastic surgery uncovered the cure for migraines? A Las Vegas physician thinks so, and he's dedicated his business to it ...
The Notes: June 15-21
Sunday, June 15, 2014
In the Notes: Sunrise, MountainView, Southern Hills, Sunrise Children's hospitals; Claim Jumper, Fizz, Burke Construction Group, Galaviz and Co., Global Market Advisors, Sprouts Farmers Market, Marina Bay Sands and Venetian Macao ...
People on the Move: June 15-21
Sunday, June 15, 2014
In the People: Ivette Barajas, Adrick Akoopie, Lisa Hickey, Rita Vaswani, Kevin Welch, Joseph Vassallo, Raymond Weamer, Dr. Carlos William Araujo, Chet Whitley, CJ Manthe, Cindy Rodriguez, Susan Curry and more ...
Medical marijuna biotech company moves headquarters to Las Vegas
Friday, May 30, 2014
A biotechnology company specializing in the manufacture of products to grow pharmaceutical-grade marijuana today announced its relocation to Las Vegas. GrowBLOX Sciences Inc. said in a news release it moved its headquarters from Orlando, Fla., “to build upon the momentum of the company's …
Auto repair business turns over a new leaf
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Honest-1 aims to ensure its customers are thoroughly educated on the systems and services necessary to keep their vehicles in the best running condition possible ...
Jewelry design on target
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Moises Vallin was skeptical about using bullets in his jewelry design but has received mostly positive feedback. Soon, he says, he will donate part of his monthly profits to charities.
Cannery Casinos selling Pennsylvania racetrack/casino for $465M
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Las Vegas-based Cannery Casino Resorts is selling a Pittsburgh-area harness-racing track and casino in a $465 million deal. William Paulos, co-CEO of Cannery Casino Resorts, said proceeds from the sale would be used to …
Military training lays foundation for small business
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Charles Granda learned a variety of skills during his 11-year military career, but perhaps none more useful to him now, as a small-business owner in Southern Nevada, than airfield management.
Spirit to offer nonstop daily service from McCarran to Kansas City
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Low-fare carrier Spirit Airlines today announced it would offer daily nonstop flights between Las Vegas and Kansas City beginning …
Try on clothes before you buy them — online
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Bungalow Clothing is solving the Achilles heel of online apparel shopping: not being able to try things on before buying them. Through a reconfiguration of the shopping process ...
You learn it, you make it, you bottle it, you drink it
Sunday, April 13, 2014
People who like craft beer and quality wine will love the Henderson business that teaches customers how to make and bottle their own libations. The owner says it’s fun, it wills save money and it’s a nice hobby or even date night activity.
Inspiration forged in the heat of the moment
Sunday, March 30, 2014
It started with a class at UNLV, and before Craig Reeves knew it, he was addicted to glasswork. He got so good at sculpting, he started a business doing it.
When the school bully is the School District
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Voices4Students is a student advocacy group that provides representation on behalf of parents and students ...
Company’s mission: Keep food fresher to fight hunger
Sunday, March 16, 2014
BerryBreeze is a newly patented technology that uses activated oxygen to sanitize your refrigerator and the food you keep in it. It kills bacteria, mold, fungus and yeasts. BerryBreeze also says its product eliminates ...
Planning a Checkered future
Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014
"Checkers has close to 800 restaurants across the United States. With the tremendous growth in Las Vegas in recent years, it has become a melting pot of persons from other parts of the country, many of whom have fond memories of growing up with Checkers. It seemed a natural fit to bring Checkers to Las Vegas."
Hakkasan Group announces purchase of Las Vegas-based AMG
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014
The group that owns the sprawling Hakkasan nightclub at MGM Grand today announced it is buying the Las Vegas-based group that manages the club. Hakkasan Group announced its acquisition of Angel Management Group.
When a walk isn’t enough for your pet
Monday, Feb. 17, 2014
The company says its treadmills are great for dogs who live in small spaces, those who live in areas affected by cold or severe weather and working dogs, such as police or service dogs.
Learning center insists: ‘The brain can be changed’
Monday, Feb. 10, 2014
Brain Balance Achievement Centers is a nationwide supplemental learning center that helps children ages 4 to 17 struggling with learning and behavioral disorders, including ADD/ADHD, dyslexia and Asperger’s, reach their academic, social and behavioral potential.
Making felines feel at home is job No. 1 at cat hospital
Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
A Cat Hospital in Henderson provides veterinary care for cats, plus boarding and grooming for cats.
After years of brewing, coffee business stays fresh
Monday, Jan. 27, 2014
Sambalatte aims to deliver the best coffee experience possible. It also offers loose tea leaves, breakfast pastries, sandwiches, quiches, desserts and coffee accessories.
VEGAS INC to become part of new publication, The Sunday
Friday, Jan. 24, 2014
VEGAS INC is undergoing a transformation and expansion all in one. On Feb. 9, the award-winning business weekly will become part of The Sunday, an innovative, free news and business publication that will be distributed directly to current VEGAS INC subscribers as well as a broader audience in the Las Vegas Valley.
Introducing people to a flavorful way to get their veggies
Monday, Jan. 20, 2014
When the average person thinks of pickled products, they mostly think about dill pickles. The Pickled Pantry doesn’t make dill pickles but a unique variety of mild, hot, sweet, sweet hot and intensely hot vegetables and mushrooms.
Come recession or high water, it’s best to be prepared
Monday, Jan. 13, 2014
Sandbags.com is a high-speed mobile bagging operation servicing the continental United States and Canada.
Erasing the idea that tattoos must come with pain
Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
Numbing King's topical numbing product is used for painless tattoo procedures, painless laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal and bikini waxing.
Milestones and missteps in Southern Nevada business in 2013
Monday, Dec. 23, 2013
For many in the business community, 2013 was a year of hope. The real estate market boomed, companies relocated to Southern Nevada, and the economy appeared to pick up. But the year also posed challenges for some.
South Point culinary staff fears no food allergies
Monday, Dec. 23, 2013
Keith Norman says he has spearheaded South Point’s allergen awareness program and helped the hotel lead the way when it comes to large properties focusing on food allergies.
Year in review: Southern Nevada's top 10 business stories of 2013
Monday, Dec. 16, 2013
A Strip giant struggled with finances, while a long-stalled resort project got new life. A favorite local eatery faced its greatest challenge, while new restaurants downtown broke ground. The real estate market boomed, while high-priced transportation projects stalled. 2013 was nothing if not eventful.
Las Vegas sisterhood of mothers gets together to get fit
Monday, Dec. 16, 2013
Owner Jessica Peralta says Fit4Mom is the nation’s premier fitness program offering classes for every stage of motherhood.
Successful entrepreneurs share their secrets for running healthy, resilient businesses
Monday, Dec. 9, 2013
Starting a company is hard. As many as 85 percent of businesses fail during their first year in operation. In the wake of the recession, finding a winning formula has been even more difficult for entrepreneurs. But companies across the valley are making it.
Bike courier powered by perseverance, individuality
Monday, Dec. 9, 2013
SinCity Portage, the first bicycle courier company to operate in downtown Las Vegas, offers delivery of food and goods by bicycle.
Putting technology in the hands of those who need it
Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
Computers 4 Cause takes donations of working computers and give them to people, families and organizations in the community.
Fitness trainer starts every day shooting for the stars
Monday, Nov. 25, 2013
Colosseum Training Center’s new 3,000-square-foot facility opened Oct. 26 at 3306 St. Rose Parkway, Suite 110, Henderson. The center offers workout programs for all levels, from beginner to competitive athlete.
‘Polite persistence’ helps get Cobalt Data Centers off the ground
Monday, Nov. 18, 2013
Cobalt Data Centers operates secure, specially designed buildings in which its customers can place the computing gear that runs their businesses.
She’s out to make crocheting cool for folks of all ages
Monday, Nov. 11, 2013
Unwind Knitting offers luxury yarns and knitting and crocheting classes. It’s a place to socialize, learn a new talent and unwind.
In jerky and in life, ‘never settle for ... good enough’
Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
JoJo’s Jerky makes premium beef and turkey jerky, spice rubs and marinades using all-natural ingredients, premium cuts of grass-fed beef and all-natural turkey breast.
Speedy rehydration for the sick and hung over
Monday, Oct. 28, 2013
Reviv is a wellness spa that provides IV hydration therapies, wellness injections and more to people who feel ill, dehydrated, hung over or tired. The treatments are administered in a fun and relaxing spa setting by a staff of doctors, nurses and paramedics.
Business openings: Say hello to downtown eateries, Strip art and jewelry shops
Monday, Oct. 21, 2013
What's new on the Las Vegas business scene? Downtown restaurants and a Rolex dealer on the Strip are among the latest new business ventures in the valley. Read the whole article for more.
What’s the buzz about? Art and inspiration
Monday, Oct. 21, 2013
Buzz’N Brushes is an upbeat and entertaining creative art class for both the artistic and not-so-artistic. BeeGuests will learn step-by-step the basics of acrylic painting while enjoying music, alcoholic beverages, entertainment and the company of BeeBuddies.
Opening a fitness business in Las Vegas is a balancing act
Monday, Oct. 14, 2013
Surfset Las Vegas is a fitness studio that offers workout routines and training done on modified surf boards. The surf boards are set on balance balls to simulate instability and cause your body to tighten and engage your core. Not only are you working the areas of the exercise we are doing, but your whole body is engaged to remain balanced on the board.
‘When you do good work in Las Vegas, you get noticed for it’
Monday, Oct. 7, 2013
NetEffect is an information technology support and consultation firm specializing in filling the IT role for organizations throughout the valley.
‘Giving families peace of mind that someone has their back’
Monday, Sept. 30, 2013
Seasons Funeral Planning Services provides funeral preparation and planning that funeral homes don’t offer.
Local attorneys honored as best in the business
Friday, Sept. 20, 2013
Several hundred Southern Nevada attorneys will be recognized tonight as part of VEGAS INC’s annual “Top Lawyers” program. Honorees were chosen in collaboration with Martindale-Hubble, which for 140 years has ranked attorneys based on the opinions of their colleagues.
Internet convention to bring together top minds in technology
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013
Scores of digital marketing gurus are expected to descend on Las Vegas this month. Impact13, an annual Internet marketing convention, will be held Sept. 25-27 at Aria. It is organized by the Internet Marketing Association of San Clemente, Calif., which counts more than 810,000 members.
Pillow’s promise: Sleep away your wrinkles
Monday, Sept. 16, 2013
JuveRest: The Sleep Wrinkle Pillow is a new multipatented beauty product engineered to help prevent and reduce sleep wrinkles caused by recurring facial compression during sleep.