Las Vegas Business Press announces winners of first State of Nevada Innovation Awards

This year, the Las Vegas Business Press staff has chosen to hold one big awards ceremony, inviting all industries to come together to celebrate the burgeoning innovation of our state.
     
St. Rose Dominican Hospitals celebrate 70 years

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals is celebrating its past 70 years while looking ahead to its future in meeting the health care needs in Southern Nevada in 2017 and beyond.

Telemedicine: growing health care trend

Whether it’s with the use of a mouse to conference via Skype or over an iPhone, patients are turning to telemedicine in greater numbers to get the medical care they need when they can’t get in to see the doctor.

Most casinos following MGM lead in parking

Casinos double down on parking fees

VIDEO: South Point hosts nation’s largest glass craft expo

The 2017 Glass Craft and Bead Expo brought together 7,000 professionals and enthusiasts at the South Point , March 29 to April 2.

Numbers can shape economic mood, outlook

As we are seeing with the very bullish stock market and the significant uptick in consumer confidence, positive economic data can be a significant factor in economic activity. Since last year’s election, the S&P 500 has gained 9.2 percent and the DOW Industrial Average has gained 11.2 percent while the Consumer Confidence Index, compiled monthly by The Conference Board, reached its highest level since December 2000.

Mentoring Moments: Cavin Fung, president of Asian Culture Alliance

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U.S. Supreme Court case could expand national sports betting

A court case that could legalize sports betting, if the plaintiff is victorious, is sitting at the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, though it could take several months before it’s decided if it will be heard. Besides opening the playing field for sports bettors in the U.S., a win in the case could also bring a slam dunk for a local company.

Local law firms support funding for Legal Services Corp.

Opposition from the leadership of several law firms in Clark County and across the nation is growing against President Donald Trump’s budget proposal calling for the elimination of funding for Legal Services Corp. — an entity that helps some of the poorest individuals in the country with various legal issues.

Sonia McTaggart Anderson, founder of Andson Inc.

Sonia McTaggart-Anderson is out to increase the bottom line for all of our community. Her nonprofit organization, Andson Inc., teaches financial literacy to children and young adults throughout the Las Vegas Valley.

Doug Waggoner, president of Resolution PI, a management consulting firm.

Doug Waggoner, president of Resolution PI, a management consulting firm

Randy Black honored for achievements by homebuilders group

Robert (Randy) Black Sr., who has worked for nearly five decades in real estate development and across other parts of the real estate industry spectrum, was recognized for his achievements April 1 at Red Rock Casino Resort during the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association’s Silver Nugget Awards. Black received the association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in helping shape the valley into what it is today.

Pulte employee named Construction Superintendent of the Year

When Jarrod Fredericksen graduated from Northern Arizona University in May 2005, he envisioned a career in media or media relations. Fredericksen, who earned a bachelor’s degree in advertising and public relations, had a friend who had been working for Pulte Homes for a year. He submitted a résumé at a job fair, and in August 2005, Fredericksen moved to Las Vegas to launch his career with the homebuilder.

Home prices rise at the end of the first quarter of 2017

Home prices in Southern Nevada had a good first quarter in 2017, with median prices rising in each of the first three months of the year, according to data from the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors.

DEAL WATCH

SALES OF SIGNIFICANCE

ON THE MOVE

Project 150 welcomes new members to its advisory board, Jamal Parker , associate publisher at Greenspun Media Group; Andria Coleman , surveillance audit specialist at Station Casinos, part-time instructor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Tracy Netherton , guest services director at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital; Kimberly Newton , talent recruiter at Allegiant Travel Company; Cynthia Portaro , owner of interior design company, Cyn’Sational Inc.; Virginia Toalepai , safety consultant, safety inspector, authorized OSHA trainer, National Center for Construction Education and Research owner, trainer and certified environmental and safety compliance officer; Dennis Cicala , HVAC/Indoor Air Quality Division Manager with Steamatic Restoration & Cleaning of Southern Nevada.

ACCOLADES

LP Insurance Services Inc. has named Tim Holland its newest shareholder. Holland will continue as an employee benefits sales executive, a role he has served in with distinction since 2011.

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