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The Notes: Philanthropy, Nov. 23-29
Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
In the Notes: Public Education Foundation, Bennett Family Foundation, Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, HELP of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas Hospitality Association, City National Bank, Station Casinos, Communities in Schools of Nevada, Windermere Foundation, and more ...
Home-grown fashion plate keeps customers’ style in mind
Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
Juan and Patty Barba had seemingly bad timing in opening a clothing shop — a year before the Great Recession. But by focusing on customer service, they have carved out their niche in the industry.
‘I do not understand people who are negative’
Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
A concierge supervisor talks about common and unusual requests she receives, her biggest pet peeve and what prompted her to start a new career in the hospitality industry after working for many years as a respiratory care practitioner.
In business, sports and life, he’s all heart
Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014
The chief operating officer of the Nevada Donor Network was a former UNLV athlete who played professionally after a heart transplant. He talks to us about how to maintain a healthy business and a healthy life, and misconceptions about organ donation.
Design studio takes pride in giving clients personal touch
Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014
Rafael Rivas treats each of his clients as unique entities and caters design work to their needs. And, he says, his is a rare firm that really wasn’t affected by the Great Recession.
Attorney’s advice: Surround yourself with smart people
Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014
The law firm Pisanelli Bice hit the ground running four years ago, immediately securing high-profile cases in the gaming industry. One of the firm’s founding partners talks about how that success came about and what it takes to maintain ...
Bookstore owner is easy to read: She wants books in kids’ hands
Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014
Kim Henry wasn’t afraid to open a used bookstore in the electronic age. Her mission is to encourage young people to read, regardless of the medium, while serving the book-loving and book-collecting populace.
People on the Move: Oct. 26-Nov. 1
Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014
In the People: Quincy Branch, Joseph Zagata Jr., Erica Ivey, Julie Beas, Ganesh Kadam, Jakke Farley, Milrose Nacpil, Edward Vance, Julie Drugatz, Tom Skancke, Loraine Phelps, Boran Yu, Caren Carrero, Melissa Ramsey, John Schouten, Christopher Fava, Nathan Allen, Savannah McBride, Tammy McMahan, Chris Latil and more ...
Oatmeal business, started from scratch, now heating up
Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014
When their kitchen-based oatmeal company got too big for Roseburg, Ore., Sheri Price and Mandy Holborow expanded to Las Vegas, where they are striving to build relationships with businesses and consumers.
Center looks out for Southern Nevada’s visually impaired
Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
The nonprofit Blind Center of Nevada, operating in Las Vegas since 1955, helps its members be more independent. After the recession, it had to get creative and make itself more independent.
Not an artist? Not a problem. You can still paint a masterpiece
Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
Paint. Drink. Have fun. Those are the core values of Pinot’s Palette, a place where people can create their own wall-worthy masterpieces under the guidance of professional artists, in a casual atmosphere intended to engender a fun experience for customers who don’t consider themselves artists.
Franchising physical therapy is a ‘win-win’ for Las Vegas business owner
Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
The owner of the former Werner Institute of Balance and Dizziness, now Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers, explains why joining a national franchise is beneficial for him as a businessman as well as for the clients he serves.
The Notes: Philanthropy, Oct. 12-18
Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
In the notes: City National Bank, Three Square Food Bank, Bank of Nevada, Dress for Success Southern Nevada, Nevada State Bank, America First Credit Union, MGM Resorts International, SBE Foundation, Allstate, Society for Information Management, Margaret "Poco" Davis, Caesars Foundation, Juliana McRae, Goodie Two Shoes Foundation and more ...
‘You can create a dream job if you want it’
Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014
The head of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance discusses the organization’s impact on the community, his management style, pet peeves and best business advice, as well as what he sees coming in Southern Nevada over the next six months.
For these entrepreneurs, business is popping right along
Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014
For three years, the operators of Popped have worked to create fun, new flavor combinations for ...
The Notes: Sept. 28-Oct. 4
Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014
In The Notes: Lewis Roca Rothgerber, school principals of the year, Global Cash, Urology Specialists of Nevada and more.
Q+A: Lead with a pat on the back, not a kick in the rear
Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014
When Sunset Station General Manager Bryan Lindsey heard many students at Hollingsworth Elementary were homeless and hungry, he came up with a plan to ...
App turns the tables on nightclub-patron dynamic
Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014
An app developed by locals gives customers more control by allowing them to shop around for the best deals before they reach the door supervisor for a night out.
Local McDonald’s magnate: ‘Dreams are good, but business plans are better’
Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014
After a 23-year career at McDonald's Corp., Tim Thomas bought his own franchises. He shares the best business advice he has received and offers some of his own for would-be franchise owners.
Firms helps guide Las Vegas with adaptive architecture
Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014
A local architect and interior design firm is part community, part creativity and wholly dedicated to helping Las Vegas grow into an adaptive city in the vein of Chicago or San Francisco.
Health care honcho says greater efficiency is on the horizon
Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014
What will the nation's health care system look like in 25 years? The senior vice president of operations at Dignity Health Nevada weighs in on what's to come ...
Firetruck-refurbishing company has climbed economic ladder
Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014
Stuart Reyburn, a former Air Force firefighter, noticed how much the struggling economy was causing local governments to cut spending. The timing seemed right for a business model that centered on stretching the life of equipment, rather than replacing it with new purchases.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.