Vegas-based Capriotti’s plans nationwide expansion

When a family-owned Wilmington, Delaware sandwich shop named Capriotti’s opened for business in a previously boarded-up store in 1976, it took 12 years before a second location was added. The company, which now has 102 locations, is launching a targeted, nationwide expansion that is expected to increase the number of shops fivefold.
     
Las Vegas could be home for pro soccer

Major League Soccer is adding two expansion clubs in 2017 — Atlanta United and Minnesota United — and officials announced last year that they soon plan to further expand by four clubs – to a total of 28. But is Las Vegas even in consideration to be among them?

Strip headliner Claire Sinclair to open downtown B&B — VIDEO

Strip headliner Claire Sinclair of the show “Pin Up” at the Stratosphere, whose show is coming to a close March 4, is heading for fame on a different kind. Sinclair will be heading to the “Shark Tank” at the end of March in the hopes of making a deal to expand on a themed bed and breakfast concept that she’s been putting together in downtown Las Vegas nationwide.

How reimbursement affect Nevada health care

It’s been in the air for much of the past year, and as many of the some-feared and some-promised changes have happened around us, those health care business owners who rely on insurance reimbursement wait with bated breath for a sign of what’s to come. The Trump Administration has promised, via stump speech and now executive order, the rapid repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), but what is simple to say is often far more difficult to accomplish.

Local high-rise condo market on rebound

The Las Vegas high-rise condo market is on the rebound. The market was hard hit with the onset of the Great Recession a decade ago that kept many prospective buyers from closing on sales as financing dried up and some who did buy suffered foreclosures.

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors’ recent housing market analysis reported a jump in the median home price for an existing single-family home in the valley. Leadership at the agency said the increase in January is a rare occurrence.

Dodd- Frank hot topic in business community

President Donald Trump is just crossing his first month in office and has flicked his pen many times on several executive orders — one of those relating to financial regulations or the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which he called a “disaster” and vowed to do a “big number” on.

Wells Fargo economist sees growth for local economy

The Nevada economy is poised for a breakthrough in 2017 after showing it has emerged from the depths of the Great Recession, according to a Wells Fargo senior economist.

CSN releases study on its economic impact

Days after Gov. Brian Sandoval proposed spending $115 million on higher education, the College of Southern Nevada released a study saying the region’s three community college campuses are a worthy investment.

Las Vegas business leaders neutral over CCSD reorganization

While the debate and legal challenges continue over the reorganization of the Clark County School District, many business and other civic leaders are focused on one thing: Is this going to create a better workforce as part of an effort to diversify the economy.

Angelo Aragon — president, Professional Firefighters of Nevada — VIDEO

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Jake Cannon — District Manager, Smith’s Food & Drug

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GIVING BACK

City National Bank has awarded Global Robot and Drone Deployment a $2,500 donation to help fund ongoing programs and research for this new and emerging industry. GRADD works with Nevada businesses and the aviation industry to promote training, greater understanding and ongoing education for pilots of unmanned aerial vehicles, partnerships with the Federal Aviation Administration and businesses utilizing professional services from this industry.

Accolades

The Safety Consultation and Training Section of the State of Nevada Division of Industrial Relations recognized PetersenDean Roofing and Solar at its North Las Vegas location Feb. 1 with the Safe Partner Award for their continued efforts in workplace health and safety. This award recognizes businesses that work closely with SCATS to increase employer and employee knowledge of the value of safety in the workplace. The Safe Partner Award is an elite program and is only awarded to four businesses per year out of the 50,000 employers in the state of Nevada.

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