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‘Vegas Modern’ developer talks architectural innovation, green building technology
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Tyler Jones is founder and owner of Blue Heron, which developed Sky Terrace, a desert-themed luxury community of custom homes in Henderson. The homes are packed with electronics and offer over-the-top amenities, such as elevators, outdoor kitchens and entertainment rooms with 105-inch drop-down television screens. Jones launched Blue Heron in 2004 with his father, Steve Jones, who has been in the Southern Nevada real estate business since 1989 ...
From strawberries to s’mores, funnel cake business dishes out dessert in Las Vegas
Sunday, May 17, 2015
The Funnel Cake Cafe is a mobile business specializing in gourmet funnel cakes, from the traditional strawberry and whip to the not-so-traditional bacon, banana split, peach cobbler, s’mores and more ...
Music recording studios must keep pace with changes in music industry
Monday, May 11, 2015
Back in the day, recording an album used to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Today, you can get an A-plus quality recording with Grammy-nominated talent attached and it will sound as if it had the platinum Warner Bros. sound, for a quarter of that price ...
What makes a successful restaurateur in Las Vegas? Ask the owner of Table 89
Monday, May 11, 2015
Sami Ladeki, owner and founder of Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza + Grill, is a self-described student of food and how it affects the body. He frequently travels the country and world to keep abreast of trends to keep his restaurants’ offerings fresh and relevant. Ladeki is ...
When cookie-cutter kitchens won’t do, have it custom designed and fabricated
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Royal Metal Works is a full-service commercial kitchen equipment service with design/consulting, purchasing, fabrication, installation, refrigeration installation and repair ...
Why one entrepreneur chose the mobile flooring business
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Susan Liu went from owning a restaurant to a general contractor for more than a decade. Now she provides flooring solutions a franchise owner of a mobile flooring business ...
For fertility doctor, helping couples conceive is the most rewarding part of the job
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Dr. Eva Littman is founder and practice director at Red Rock Fertility Center, which offers a boutique-style approach to helping couples start a family ...
Fried chicken gets a new twist: Asian fusion
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Mochiko Chicken is a true Asian fusion restaurant highlighting influences from the Hawaiian and Polynesian islands with half of the recipes from co-owner Jerry Misa's family, and some a systematic study of flavor and balance from collaborative works with several chefs from the Hawaiian Islands who now call Las Vegas home ...
Because like it or not, image matters
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Stephanie Ann Vahon is in the business of style. For nine years, she has worked as a consultant for individual and corporate clients. And now she’s started a program to train others to be certified image consultants.
Mother, daughter create business offering cheesecakes made from scratch
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Family recipes and a lineage of bakers have helped the store to become what it is today and offer homemade cheesecakes in 50 flavors ...
LVCVA SVP of Marketing: ‘Never underestimate the power of a relationship’
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Cathy Tull has been senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority since 2009 and is one of the key organizers of Vegas Uncork’d, the highly anticipated foodie event celebrating its ninth year this month with events at Aria, Bellagio, Caesars Palace and MGM Grand ...
When it comes to health care, Nevada needs more of just about everything
Sunday, April 5, 2015
The president and CEO of the Nevada Health Care Association talks about what people can do to affect nursing home care, what would improve health care in Nevada and why it’s important to treat people in the service industry and armed forces with respect.
The Notes: March 29-April 4
Sunday, March 29, 2015
In the Notes: Raster, Umpqua Oats, Lush, City National Bank, Canon, Maverick Helicopters, Hash House A Go Go and more ...
Celebrity colorist proud to be on Elle magazine’s top 100 list
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Color offers a variety of services such as hair coloring, highlights and hair extensions, as well as manicures, pedicures, makeup application and tanning services.
Restaurateur Ben Sabouri: ‘The customer is why you go to work’
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Ben Sabouri is co-founder and partner at Shift Hospitality, which develops and manages restaurant and nightlife venues. He has worked for some of the top hospitality and entertainment companies in the country, and along with business partner Matt Moore, opened downtown’s MTO Café (which stands for Made To Order) in 2013, then added a location at Downtown Summerlin ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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.
‘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.
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.