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9 apps to help your business
Smartphones and tablets have opened many avenues for improving workflow
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Business owners and managers always are game to try new tricks to increase productivity, manage employees and expenses more efficiently and interact better with clients and customers. Desktop computers have all but replaced paper for business management, and now, mobile applications are getting their turn.
Tattoo removal is just the beginning for local business
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Surgical Dermatology & Laser Center is a dermatology practice that specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery and reconstruction for skin cancer, laser tattoo removal, acne scar therapy and laser resurfacing.
Law firm partner: ‘I can bask in the reflected glory of my people’
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Mark Ricciardi, regional managing partner of Fisher & Phillips, founded the firm’s Las Vegas office and has represented hotels, casinos, financial institutions, manufacturers, government agencies and other businesses since 1987 — including a case that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court ...
Not your typical used-car salesmen
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Boutique automotive dealership has featured unique and ever-changing offerings in Las Vegas since 2001.
Financial advisor: ‘Choose carefully’ with whom you associate
Sunday, March 15, 2015
The managing director and co-founder of financial advisory firm High-Tower Las Vegas discusses common finance mistakes, the firm’s quick rise to prominence in Southern Nevada, and his penchant for adventure.
At rare family store on the Strip, ‘each product has a story’
Sunday, March 8, 2015
From rare cognacs to exotic oils and fruit vinegars, a new family-owned shop on the Strip bills itself as a candy store for adults. Kim and Gary Weiss make it a point to bring unusual flavors to Las Vegas, and do it in a way that’s sustainable.
‘Hopefully this time, everyone will stay committed’ to improving mental health in Nevada
Sunday, March 1, 2015
The CEO of the WestCare Foundation discusses the state of mental health care in Southern Nevada, what can be done to improve it and the importance of tailoring the foundation’s outreach to each community it serves.
Bakery rising to the challenge of operating in Las Vegas
Sunday, March 1, 2015
In a city known for reinventing itself, award-winning pastry chef Megan Romano embraces the culture by “constantly sourcing new product” and “testing new ideas.”
Sweet success so far for Salt Room
Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
Ava and Raffi Mucikyan believe so much in the healing and therapeutic benefits of salt that they built their business, quite literally, from it. Salt Room LV offers a variety of salt treatments.
Helping the community thrive is priority No. 1
Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
The president and CEO of Brooks Behavioral Health Center gives advice for those struggling with substance abuse and talks about his hands-on management style and why it’s so important to him as a local to give back to the community.
Rehab center president: Getting sober is different in Las Vegas
Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015
The president of Solutions Recovery Inc. talks about what sets his firm apart from other rehab centers, the challenges of helping people addicted to prescription drugs, the most rewarding aspect of his job and his life as an amateur boxer.
The Juice Standard is out to ‘vegucate’ us
Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015
Jamie Stephenson and Marcella Melnichuk want to do more than sell juice. They want to educate the community about the benefits of good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle without sacrificing great taste.
Mistakes need not follow you forever
Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
Record Seal of Nevada's paralegal service prepares all the legal documents required to petition the court to have an arrest record sealed ...
The Data: Feb. 8-14
Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at [email protected].
‘Hopefully what we do adds to the state’s recovery’
Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
Panattoni Development has been involved in several large-scale projects in Southern Nevada. Roberts, a partner, talks about the most rewarding part of his job, what’s in store for commercial real estate in Las Vegas and the importance of giving workers space.
For antique mall, first and foremost is customer’s comfort
Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
Michelle and Cal Tully took over the 18,000-square-foot shopping space in 2008 and immediately set out to make improvements to the customers experience.
People on the Move: Jan. 25-31
Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
In the People: Heather Mongie, Jenn Michaels, Kyla McKown, Sherri Lewis, Ena Licina, Lori Nomura, Ericka Aviles, Terry Shirey, Desiree Caputo and more ...
If we ever get a pro team, you’ll know where to buy its memorabilia
Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
Marcel Bilak opened his sports memorabilia shop in 2007. In the years that followed, he watched long-standing businesses in his industry close across the country, but with perseverance, his store survived.
The Notes: Jan. 25-31
Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
In the Notes: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Boyd Gaming, Diabetes Treatment Center, First American Trust and more ...
Want to put your own spin on a recipe? Try a different olive oil
Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015
Robert and Maryann Hutchison are passionate about olive oil and customer service. They opened their business last year and are trying to get the word out about their products, which they let customers try before buying.
The Notes: Philanthropy, Jan. 11-17
Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015
In the Notes: Ethel M Chocolates, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, Children's Specialty Center of Nevada, Westgate Resorts, United Nissan, Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation and more ...
Luxury streetwear maker committed to Las Vegas community
Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015
Four young entrepreneurs from Las Vegas, inspired by the culture of the West Coast but with little experience in the fashion industry, beat the odds to launch and maintain their brand of gear, which they bill as “luxury meets street.”
Subcontracting HR services has benefits
Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014
James Campbell, a veteran of the U.S. Marines, explains what makes his human resources consulting company unique.
Combining warmth with military-style precision
Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014
She’s the chairwoman of the board for the Stride Center and Dress for Success Southern Nevada, in addition to being CEO of her own consulting company. Shelli Ryan talks about corporate life as a woman, her goals for the nonprofit groups she is so passionate about and her warm but disciplined management style.
Nonprofit group’s volunteers are like real-life Santa’s elves
Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
Rex Doty isn’t Santa Claus, and the volunteers who put in time for his nonprofit organization aren’t elves, but they may as well be to the children who benefit from the work they put in crafting toys from donated hardwood.
Santa Fe Station GM: Be a go-getter, but be a ‘go-giver,’ as well
Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
The vice president and general manager of Santa Fe Station talks about how her experience in the military translates in the hospitality industry, the most rewarding aspect of her job and the pride she takes in Station Casinos’ commitment to veterans.
Singing the praises of music therapy
Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
The biggest challenge about running her business isn’t outperforming the competition, Emily Rawlings says — it’s educating the community about the existence and benefits of music therapy.
People on the Move: Dec. 14-20
Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
In the People: Patricia Lee, Mark Goldstein, Matthew Smith, Kristine O'Quinn, Logan Pratt, Candace Herling, Sarah Yance, Edward Silverman, John Newton, Robert List, Sharath Chandra, Soozi Jones Walker, Reid Kaiser and more ...
Proud to have helped build Southern Nevada
Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
The Nevada area manager for Fisher Industries talks about some of the toughest projects he has undertaken, as well as the Ascaya mountainside development he worked on in Henderson, and the pride he takes in building roads.
The Notes: Dec. 14-20
Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
In the Notes: Showtime Tours of Las Vegas, Abbott Law Chartered, Catapult Global, DEQ Systems, FBM, HT Precision Technologies, MAC Cosmetics, FirstService Residential, National Licensing Services, Barley's Casino & Brewing Company and more ...
After 17 years, cake shop still on the rise in Southern Nevada
Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
Dena Tripp and Debra Schwetz have enjoyed 17 years of success in Southern Nevada with their brand of desserts. Their cakes have spread far and wide, with 100 bakeries open nationally ...
People on the Move: Dec. 7-13
Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
In the People: Greg Brower, Tina Quigley, Catherine Flynn, Linda Rheinberger, Tami Belt, Kathleen Simon, Tim Hacker, Heather Estus, Chris McElhone, Diana Bachmura, Steve George and more ...
Real estate was down, but across the country, it’s reviving — and nowhere more than here
Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
New to Las Vegas, the director of the Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies talks about the improvement in the real estate market, the increase in enrollment at UNLV and NIMBYism in the 16th century.
The Notes: Dec. 7-13
Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
In the Notes: St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, WestCare Nevada, C3/CustomerContactChannels, Sports Authority, the Pilates Studio, FirstService Residential, Ride Genie, Maverick Aviation Group and more ...
College of Medicine dean: ‘We are going to make a positive impact on the lives of the people in our community’
Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
The founding dean for Roseman University’s College of Medicine discusses his expectations for the Summerlin campus, the rewards of expanding medical education in Southern Nevada and the importance of listening for leaders.
Italian restaurant and art gallery: It’s not your kid’s macaroni art
Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
David Alenik’s restaurant has thrived in Southern Nevada for 25 years, beating the recession and delighting regulars with its cuisine as well as selection of metal art and custom-made flatware, jewelry and stemware.
The Notes: Nov. 30-Dec. 6
Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
In the Notes: One Nevada Credit Union, Delano, Aria, M Resort, Venetian, Four Seasons, Cosmopolitan, Bellagio, Mandarin Oriental, Palazzo, Wynn, Encore, plus the best law firms in Southern Nevada ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...