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Elizabeth Blau, founder and CEO of  Blau and Associates, at Andiron Steak & Sea on Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Downtown Summerlin.
Restaurateur has helped Las Vegas food scene evolve into culinary hot spot
Aug. 31, 2015
The well-known restaurateur who recently opened Andiron Steak & Sea at Downtown Summerlin discusses what it takes to survive in the Las Vegas food industry, her commitment to charitable work and why she thinks Yelp has gone overboard.
Ken Goodrich in his office in Las Vegas, Nev. on Aug. 19, 2015.
‘Overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles is the foundation of a great company’
Aug. 31, 2015
Ken Goodrich is a Las Vegan who started his company at age 25 with little knowledge of business. He made his share of mistakes but, driven by a philosophy of making positive daily impacts, has persevered.
Lights are shown on the Riviera facade Sunday, May 3, 2015, before the casino closed.
Icon of Old Vegas will live on
Aug. 31, 2015
The Riviera has closed, but it will not be forgotten. Parts of it will remain on display elsewhere, and for now the building is still being put to use ...
Children reach to pet a South American coati at Roos-N-More in Moapa. The nonprofit business is not technically a zoo but does have hundreds of animals.
Accidental zoo holds out hope that it can remain open
Aug. 31, 2015
When veterinarians Valerie and Jay Holt moved in 2006 to a rural neighborhood in Moapa with a pack of 15 kangaroos and wallabies, they had no intention of starting a zoo. But after adding lemurs, a monitor lizard, an alligator, snakes, birds and other exotic species to a menagerie that grew to more than 200 animals, that’s exactly what they ended up with. In 2009, they started ...
Know where your restaurant is going, and how it will get there
Know where your restaurant is going, and how it will get there
Aug. 31, 2015
Industry experts offer advice on securing a location for a new restaurant. Running the numbers, choosing the right space and negotiating a lease are among the areas that can be problematic for people looking to open their own food service shop.
The Data: Aug. 30-Sept. 5
Aug. 31, 2015
All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at
Water safety activist Joseph Vassallo, president of Paragon Pools, was named the Kidde Hero of the Week for his Float Like A Duck program. Using a sidekick named Duckie, Vassallo teaches families about water safety.
The Notes: Philanthropy, Aug. 30-Sept. 5
Aug. 31, 2015
In the Notes: American Cancer Society Las Vegas, Three Square Food Bank, Amerigroup Nevada, NV Energy, McDonald's, Fremont Street Experience, Tronox, Cox Las Vegas, Port of Subs, David Bohnett Foundation, Gay and Lesbian Center of Southern Nevada and more ...
General Mills sets ambitious goal for greenhouse gas cuts
Aug. 30, 2015
General Mills has set an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025 — not just within its own operations but from farm to fork to landfill.
Why NV Energy needs to step up its solar-power game
Aug. 30, 2015
Nevada has an opportunity for a sea change in its approach to meeting energy needs, and the utility should embrace it ...
UFC fighter Frank Mir, right, sends a kick to the head of trainer Angelo Reyes during training at Hybrid Performance in preparation for his Labor Day weekend fight in the co-main event of UFC 191 against Andrei Arlovski on Friday, August 14, 2015.
Las Vegas legend Frank Mir has plenty of fight left in him
Aug. 30, 2015
Frank Mir, a Las Vegas hometown hero and former UFC heavyweight champion, faces a quick turnaround between fights. Having just beaten Todd Duffee in July, he gets less than two months to prepare for ...
Shoe designer Steve Madden is celebrating his 25th anniversary this year.
Don’t shoehorn Steve Madden into one niche
Aug. 30, 2015
Designer of women’s shoes hopes to expand his brand to higher circles of fashion.
U.S. stocks close nearly flat after a wild week
Aug. 28, 2015
U.S. stocks are ending the day little changed at the end of ...
The Las Vegas Strip is shown from above in this 2015 image.
Nevada gaming revenue dragged down in July by decrease in Clark County
Aug. 28, 2015
Nevada gaming revenue dropped slightly last month, led by a more significant year over year decrease in Clark County ...
Cashman Center, part of the Cultural Corridor, in downtown Las Vegas Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012.
Cashman Center redevelopment could bring drone incubator
Aug. 28, 2015
With a 10,000-seat stadium, 98,100 square feet of exhibit space and 2,500 parking spaces, the Cashman Center is a prime target for redevelopment. One proposal stands out ...
U.S. economy’s second quarter went from solid to stellar
Aug. 27, 2015
The U.S. economy staged a far bigger rebound last quarter than first thought, outpacing the rest of the developed world and bolstering confidence that it will remain ...

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