Vegas Sands extends
contract for president Leven
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas Sands Corp. officials say they’ve renewed a contract through 2014 for president and chief operating officer Michael Leven.
The casino company’s chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson said in a statement Wednesday that he’s grateful Leven is signing on again and called the executive the most competent and productive businessman he’s worked with.
Leven joined the Las Vegas Sands Corp. Board of Directors in 2004 and began se...
officials seek new Nevada catchphrase
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Commission on Tourism officials are weighing options for a new state tagline.
Commission chair and Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki tells the Las Vegas Sun that proposals brought up at a Wednesday meeting will go through plenty of vetting before one is chosen.
Top choices the committee reviewed include “ReiNVent,” which highlights the state’s abbreviation and could morph into business forms, such as “ReiNVest” and “ReiNVigorate...
Ex-clinic owner takes the 5th in Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The former physician-owner of clinics at the center of a Las Vegas-area hepatitis C outbreak in 2007 asserted his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination more than a dozen times during a sworn examination in his bankruptcy case.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the examination was cut short Tuesday when it became clear that Dipak Desai’s lawyers weren’t going to let him testify under oath.
Trustee William Leonar...
foreclosure rate in US
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada is no longer the nation’s foreclosure capital.
Data released Thursday by RealtyTrac shows Nevada’s foreclosure rate dropped to third highest in May, behind Georgia and Arizona.
Nevada had a 62-month streak as the top state for foreclosures until Arizona knocked it from the top spot in March. Nevada reclaimed the title in April.
But RealtyTrac says Nevada has seen a 66 percent drop in foreclosure activity compared with ...
business gives state ‘A’ for
SAN FRANCISCO — Thumbtack.com, in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation, has released this week new data showing that Nevada small businesses are among the top three unhealthiest nationwide.
The survey shows the state’s businesses are healthier only than those of Maine and Connecticut.
There are a lot of “business climate rankings”, but there aren’t any that draw upon considerable data from small business owners themselves.
Deadline nears for Nevada
college savings grant
CARSON CITY (AP) — The deadline is nearing for qualified Nevadans to apply for grant assistance to boost college savings accounts.
State Treasurer Kate Marshall says open enrollment for the Silver State Matching Grant Program ends June 30.
The program is available to Nevada families who have a SSga Upromise 529 college savings account. The maximum annual grant is $300 and there is a lifetime maximum grant of $1,500.
To be eligible both the ac...
Grassroots group issues new advocacy ad
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies (Crossroads GPS) announced this week a new issue advocacy ad in Nevada, backed by a $279,000 television buy, in its $1.4 million effort in the state to focus the issue debate on jobs, the economy, taxes and debt.
The new ad will start airing June 5 and run for two weeks.
“Stopwatch” portrays the cumulative impact of the Obama Administration’s failure to address the national debt, ig...
Chamber golf tourney July 25
Enjoy a day on the greens! Get into the competitive spirit with the Chamber’s Annual Chamber Gold Tournament, a fun and competitive tournament held every summer.
Slots are open to members and players from across the region and we encourage you to sign up for exciting and friendly 4-some play. Register fast as this event sells out quickly.
The 26th annual Chamber Tournament held July 25 at the Resort at Red Hawk, 6600 North Wingfield Parkway...
State Designates Regional Development Authorities
CARSON CITY — The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development has designated 10 organizations as Regional Development Authorities (RDAs) under Gov. Brian Sandoval’s State Plan for Excellence in Economic Development.
As the central point of contact for economic development within the state’s regions, the RDAs will lead Nevada’s regional economic development efforts linking counties and cities in collaboration with their broad communities a...
Outlet at Legends
PHOENIX, Ariz. — RED Development, a privately held, wholly integrated real estate company, announced this week that it has negotiated new loan terms with its lender for Outlets at Legends Sparks Nevada.
The new financing arrangement allows for more than $30 million in new investment in the project. The new funds will be used to construct more than 300,000 square feet of new retail space.
RED is the original developer of the 1.2 million sq...
Silver Communications launches website
Porter Gordon Silver Communications, a new business development and public affairs firm, announced Thursday that the lobbying business has launched its website. Visit www.gordonsilver.com/porter-gordon-silver to see the new site.
“We also showcased our new website so you can easily connect with us,” said former Congressman Jon Porter, now president and CEO of Porter Gordon Silver Communications. “I’m very proud of the team of experts I’ll be w...
Granite Construction celebrates 90 years today
SPARKS — Granite Construction Company is celebrating its 90th year in business today.
“We are very excited to celebrate this milestone in our company’s history,” said Rod Cooper, regional manager of Granite Construction Company. “Granite was founded by principled leaders who established core values which has led to much of our company’s success through these many years of business.”
Established in 1922, Granite Construction Company recei...
Pershing Gold sells Noncore, Nevada
properties to Valor Gold
LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Pershing Gold Corporation (OTCBB:PGLC) announced the sale this week of its two Lander County properties — Red Rock and North Battle Mountain — to Valor Gold Corporation (OTCBB:VGLD) for cash and Valor common stock. This sale is a strategic transaction designed to benefit both companies.
“The sale of the Red Rock and North Battle Mountain properties is a win-win for both Pershing Gold and Valor Gold,” said Stephen Alfers, Exe...
Associated Management honored with prestigious awards
RENO — Associated Management, Inc., an Associa company, announced this week that homeowner Marilyn Brainard received the Community Associations Institute’s prestigious President’s Award and Outstanding Volunteer Service Award at the recent CAI Annual Conference and Exposition.
“I am extremely proud of Marilyn for receiving both of these awards,” said AMI President and CEO Laura Price. “She is the first homeowner in more than 20 years to recei...
Davis joins Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Jordan Davis has joined the firm of Lionel, Sawyer & Collins Litigation department where he will have the chance to gain a variety of experience working with a diverse number of practice groups within the department and throughout the full-service firm.
Lionel, Sawyer & Collins, Nevada’s largest privately wend law firm, is celebrating its 45th year.
RENO — Elected leaders of the Nevada Association of Realtors (NVAR) and the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors (GLVAR) were among an estimated 15,000 REALTORS who trekked to Washington, D.C., last week for a rally at the Washington Monument to promote homeownership while attending the National Association of Realtors 2012 Midyear Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo.
NVAR President Blane Johnson, who lives in northern Nevada, and GLVAR ...
Chase Int’l Reno welcomes 4 realtors
Zephyr Cove — Chase International’s Reno office announced the addition of four more Realtors to its business office.
New to the team are local residents Debra Spenella, Larry Johnston, Stephanie Ardelean and Randy Leigh Shima.
Debra Spenella’s charismatic energy and more than 20 years of experience in real estate, home design and construction, makes her a dynamic Realtor.
“My quest to find just the right home for my clients, at the right...