Juhl rental units to go to market in 2017

Uri Vaknin, a partner in KRE Capital, said the group’s downtown property, The Ogden, which it owns in a partnership with a New York firm, is nearing a conversion from a partial rental and sales building to a “full-on” sales building.
     
Silver State Schools Credit Union benefits from improving economy

Scott Arkills, CEO of Silver State Schools Credit Union, believes improving consumer confidence in Southern Nevada for the remainder of this year and going forward into 2017 will continue benefit the credit union’s loan portfolio and bottom line.

Washington entrepreneur opens Camel Safari in Mesquite

Guy Seeklus, who owns 176 acres along the Virgin River, offers riders a chance to take a camel down a 2-mile trek, for about 30 minutes, on one of his camels — Lodi, Ben, Raider just to name a few. Some of them stand over 7 feet tall, from ground to the top of the hump. The cost for all this entertainment is $149. This price includes a lift from the Eureka Casino in Mesquite or anywhere on the Strip in one of two Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans Seeklus owns.

Corporations have legal, ethical and economic responsibilities

With the election of Donald Trump as our next president, American companies are destined to face a major shakeup in their corporate governance. Mr. Trump’s campaign promise of reducing the U.S. taxes that corporations are required to pay to 15 percent from 35 percent and granting a tax break to repatriate the trillions of dollars of profit earned from overseas sales and housed in kinder jurisdictions to avoid U.S. taxes, seem to be preordained. This is an opportunity for U.S. corporations to modify their corporate governance to meet changing demands for their success and for the good of the country in which they are incorporated and do business.

Credit One Bank breaks ground on new facility

Credit One Bank, which offers several credit cards to consumers across the United States, is planning to break ground on its new four-story, 152,000-square-foot corporate headquarters in Las Vegas in December. The new building will sit just south of Interstate 215, between Durango and Buffalo drives.

Amazon.com announces plans to occupy large-scale fulfillment center in North Las Vegas

Amazon expects to move into a new, 813,120-square-foot distribution center near North Lamb Boulevard, just north of Interstate 15, by summer. The complex is under construction.

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SALES OF SIGNIFICANCE

Engineer fires it up with gun manufacturing company

An architectural engineer who once designed theme parks and casinos is president and CEO of his Henderson-based firearms manufacturing company, Battle Arms Development.

Nevada small business can get help growing exports

Nevada has won approval for a $283,000 federal grant to assist the state’s small businesses grow their exports or begin to export abroad.

Catering to the Asian casino customer

The recently opened Lucky Dragon isn’t the first Las Vegas property to cater to Asian-Americans. Palace Station and the Gold Coast have been marketing to the Las Vegas Asian-American community for more than a decade.

Sante Fe Station completes upgrades on bingo hall

Station Casinos’ Sante Fe Station opened its newly upgraded bingo hall at the end of November.

Las Vegas casinos explore alternative energy

The changing landscape of where megaresorts are drawing their electricity from could lead to an expansion in alternative energy use.

Giving Back

Golden Entertainment Inc. participated in two community events that helped raise more than $200,000 to benefit the ALS Association Nevada Chapter. The company played an organizational role in the Food is Art event and steered donations from its corporate golf tournament to the chapter. The funds will be utilized to provide services and support to more than 100 people afflicted with ALS in Nevada. Steve Arcana, Golden Entertainment executive vice president and chief operating officer, spearheaded local fundraising efforts for the organization, specifically reaching out to the hospitality industry to increase awareness of the local chapter. The event, which took place Nov. 4 at the Keep Memory Alive Event Center at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, was a dine-around that paired food dishes and wines selected by award-winning chefs from Las Vegas. The Golden Entertainment Golf Tournament on Nov. 10 at the Spanish Trail Country Club included company team members, vendors and business partners. April Mastroluca, executive director of the ALS Association Nevada Chapter, said the proceeds raised by Golden Entertainment will allow the organization to provide programs and services that it didn’t previously have the resources to offer, including a communication program.

Accolades

Nine local small business CEOs graduated Nov. 10 from the Nevada Small Business Administration’s Emerging Leaders Program at an event at MEET Events Center in Las Vegas. It was the second successful year in Nevada for the Emerging Leaders Program, an intensive nine-month strategic business training for CEOs to grow their companies exponentially in three years. The event included local congressional representatives and alumni from the previous year, who helped recognize each new graduate CEO’s dedication to community and leadership development. The 2016 graduating businesses are Arcpoint, Desert Custom Publishing, Hightower Trucking Inc., Illusion Projects Inc., Integrity Partners Inc., Laughing Hyena Records, Menu Pros, Premiere Audio/Video Integration and See Us Now Staffing. The program runs from March through October, with 10 to 18 applicant entrepreneurs selected annually. The course provides expert training in leadership, finance, sales and marketing, government contracting and human resources.

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Andrew Ciarrocchi: senior general manager, Downtown Summerlin

Since opening in the fall of 2014, Downtown Summerlin has proven to be a vibrant addition to one of the city’s most upscale and fastest-growing communities, and Andrew Ciarrocchi has had a guiding hand in its success.

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