UNLV students showcase innovation in engineering competition

The Fred and Harriet Cox Senior Design Competition is the showcase event for undergraduates from the Howard R. Hughes School of Engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
If they come, we’ll have to build it

The long-term effects of the recession are catching up to Las Vegas and the nation in the housing and multifamily markets. Realtors are watching the number of homes sold in the valley increase, while the supply chain of existing homes coming onto the market dwindles and homebuilders race to fill the gap.

Mentoring Moments: attorney Bob Massi

Mentoring Moments: Attorney Bob Massi discusses career advice with host Debbie Donaldson.

INDUSTRY Q & A Cindy Ortega, MGM Resorts International chief sustainability officer

Cindy Ortega, chief sustainability officer of MGM Resorts International, was among five new board of director members named by the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance in March. The Utah native is responsible for environmentally conscious operations at MGM properties worldwide.

Kevin Orrock, president, Summerlin, The Howard Hughes Corp.

2017 Las Vegas Business Press State of Nevada Innovation Awards highlight creative companies

Innovative thinkers imagine, inspire and transform companies. Innovative companies attract, embrace and honor innovative thinkers. In this issue of the Las Vegas Business Press, you’ll find profiles of the companies that submitted their Innovation Award entries and were chosen by our panel of independent judges.

Innovation: a special culture that businesses cultivate

Innovation is fresh thinking that leads to valuable products and services. Innovation is not limited to inventing. That generally is visualized as made by people in white lab coats with a high IQ. Innovation is a special culture that businesses cultivate. It is a culture of creation. Central to the innovation culture in our present connected world is diversity, inclusion and a work environment which fosters creative thinking.

City of Las Vegas focuses on solar power, building technological ecosystem

The city of Las Vegas is paving the way in Southern Nevada for its focus on public sector projects, science and technology and information technology. While the city was emerging from the Great Recession in 2013, officials said there was an effort to bring together residents, community leaders and policy makers to create plans that would make Las Vegas more livable, prosperous and resilient.

Airline creates technology tools to solve problems

Allegiant Air is spreading its wings in Nevada. The Las Vegas-based carrier with 1,500 employees saw its annual revenue grow from $1.26 billion in 2015 to $1.36 billion in 2016. It has recorded 57 consecutive profitable quarters.

Nine Elms creates product that helps global businesses

The company, which has four employees, saw its annual revenue go from $40,000 in 2015 to $250,000 in 2016. It was founded in 2014 by veteran accounting, finance, operations and business development specialists Donald and Liese Peterson.

Eagle Promotions creates new art techniques, uses green technology

Eagle Promotions and Eagle Design Group is one of the fastest-growing promotional products and branded apparel companies in the U.S.

Hyperloop looks to reinvent transportation

Hyperloop is considered the fifth mode of transportation by billionaire engineer and entrepreneur Elon Musk. This is the moon-shot scenario of land transportation to move people and goods quicker than they ever have before at 700 mph.

RTC on its way to paving road to high-tech

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has been continuously challenged to develop new public transportation systems for a growing population of 42 million tourists and 2.1 million residents.

Valley Electric operates community solar farm

Valley Electric Association has been innovating new technologies in Southern Nevada for more than 50 years.

Painting The Strip green, one panel at a time

MGM Resorts International has saved a lot of green money while investing in a green hospitality environment through its Corporate Sustainability Division, led by Senior Vice President Cindy Ortega.

Advanced Technologies Academy sets up students for success

Advanced Technologies Academy, the Las Vegas magnet high school allows students to focus their learning on a particular field of study, while also completing high-level course work that prepares them for postsecondary success.

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges supports justice system

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, a Reno-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, seeks to improve the lives of families and children involved with the family and juvenile justice system by providing judges, courts and related agencies with the appropriate knowledge and skills.

Downtown learning center supports businesses with classes, resources

RedFlint is an extension of the University of Phoenix, but it is far from your typical university. Located at 300 S. Fourth Street in downtown Las Vegas, the facility has an open-door policy that encourages intellectual collaboration and exchange of ideas. To accomplish its goal, RedFlint features a rotating showcase of technologies that are designed to inspire entrepreneurs and demonstrate the ways that technology can help enhance and advance their business.

Oquendo Center provides surgical training to veterinarians and physician events

The WVC is a Las Vegas-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has been providing comprehensive, progressive and practical continuing education to veterinary professionals since 1928. Prior to their name change in 2014, the WVC was known as the Western Veterinary Conference. Since that time the group has expanded its physical presence and extended surgical training to medical doctors across the globe.

United Citizens Foundation to open 10 high school wellness centers

Students at Valley High School who want to talk to a licensed therapist about personal challenges they are facing such as self‐esteem issues, relationship problems, bullying, depression, alcohol and drugs and suicide prevention have an on-site wellness center to visit courtesy of United Citizens Foundation.

Comprehensive Cancer Centers holds rare clinical trials

Institutions such as Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada are becoming destinations for out-of-staters seeking medical care, lessening the punchline power of the jocular question on where to go if you live in Nevada and need health care.

Grant a Gift for Autism serves more than 8,000 children with variety of programs

Now the largest organization for autism in Nevada, Grant a Gift serves more than 8,000 children and youth, seeing them through diagnosis up through job training. Initially beginning as a community organization to partner with other organizations offering service and information to families who have children with autism, it now offers scholarship assistance, outreach, a daily living skills program and sibling support groups, as well as a program that directs families to more resources in the community.

Lou Ruvo Cleveland Clinic Center provides treatment as well as research

On the evening of April 27 social media was lit up with messages of love and hope from Keep Memory Alive’s Power of Love Gala at MGM Grand Arena where donors were pouring money into an organization that famously delivers love and hope.

Southwest Medical Associations has a 45-foot mobile medical clinic

In spring of last year Southwest Medical Associations set out on the road with its new 45-foot mobile medical clinic, a rig complete with two exam rooms, a laboratory, radiology lab and a waiting room and designed to meet patients who might otherwise be unable to get to the doctor for basic checkups and services.

Downtown Project strives to revitalize area

The goal of the Downtown Project is to make downtown Las Vegas a place of inspiration, entrepreneurial energy, creativity, upward mobility and discovery.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices rolls out new technology

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties has launched a new platform to help match homebuyers with Nevada homes.

Smith Center building a cultural future for valley

When the Smith Center for the Performing Arts opened in 2012, there was much discussion on opportunities for touring Broadway musicals, architect David Schwarz’ Neoclassical architecture (inspired by the art deco of Hoover Dam), and the off-Strip opportunity to experience the arts — essentially, the community’s own cultural living room.

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