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Guest column: Don’t believe the myths about SBA loans
June 21, 2015
SBA 504 loans are a great way to help small-business owners buy, build and improve commercial real estate. Here are five common misconceptions about SBA loans ...
Attorney Dana Dwiggins, a partner at Solomon Dwiggins & Freer, strikes a balance between managing the law firm and handling her own caseload, plus making time for family and devoting time and energy to Safe Nest, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending domestic violence.
Attorney: ‘Proper trust and estate planning is extremely important’
June 21, 2015
Dana Dwiggins became managing partner at Solomon Dwiggins & Freer at age 32. In addition to practicing law — focusing on probate and trust litigation, small-business litigation, trust and estate administration, guardianships, and trust and wills — she oversees all financial aspects of the firm ...
An Allegiant Air jet takes off from McCarran International Airport on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011.
Allegiant board will return intact; investors reject proposal to curb executive pay
June 18, 2015
The board members' elections were far from unanimous. Linda Marvin, chairwoman of the audit committee, got “yes” votes from investors representing about 10.3 million of Allegiant’s roughly 17 million shares, by far the fewest of any board member ...
McDonald's in the plaza between Harrah's and Casino Royale
McDonald’s to shrink in U.S., first time in decades
June 18, 2015
The burger chain that put "supersize" into the American vernacular is slimming down. For the first time in more than 40 years, and perhaps ever, McDonald's says its number of restaurants in ...
In this May 31, 2014, photo, a woman holds a coffee drink outside a Starbucks in downtown Chicago.
Phone app lets Starbucks customers order, pay in advance
June 17, 2015
It seems like there’s a Starbucks on every corner in Las Vegas. But in case that’s not enough, the coffee franchise is making it even easier for Southern Nevadans to feed ...
Maurice Gallagher, chairman and CEO of Allegiant Travel Co., has stakes in various ventures outside the airline industry.
Allegiant board members under scrutiny for approving contracts with CEO’s side businesses
June 17, 2015
CtW Investment Group is asking Allegiant investors to vote out half the six-member board of directors at the ultra-low-cost carrier’s annual shareholders meeting Thursday. The firm, which works with union-sponsored pension funds, cited the three directors’ “collective failure to guard against” the “poor use” of company money ...
Kerkorian to get MGM Resorts, Fremont Street tributes
June 16, 2015
MGM Resorts International says flags will fly at half-staff and video tributes to the company's founder Kirk Kerkorian will play on marquees at all of its properties through sunset Wednesday ...
Kirk Kerkorian at the annual old timers gathering at the Stardust Sept. 24, 2006.
Kirk Kerkorian remembered as visionary businessman, philanthropist, loyal friend
June 16, 2015
Friends and business associates of billionaire builder and philanthropist Kirk Kerkorian talked today about the man who helped shape Las Vegas. Kerkorian, who built or owned some of the biggest casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, died Monday at age 98 of natural causes at ...
Billionaire Las Vegas builder and philanthropist Kirk Kerkorian on Aug. 20, 2008. Kerkorian died Monday, June 15, 2015, at age 98.
Kerkorian’s will calls for ‘orderly’ sale of his MGM Resorts stock
June 16, 2015
When casino mogul Kirk Kerkorian died on Monday, he left behind an unimpeachable legacy in Las Vegas, where he built a gaming empire. He also left behind a ...
Kirk Kerkorian is shown in this 1992 file photo.
Billionaire Las Vegas builder and philanthropist Kirk Kerkorian dies at 98
June 16, 2015
Billionaire businessman Kirk Kerkorian spent a lifetime outdoing himself, whether it was being the biggest studio boss in Hollywood or one of America’s leading automaker investors or by building spectacular Las Vegas resorts, each one grander than the previous. Three times he built what was heralded as “the world’s largest hotel” — the International Hotel ...
Sun archive photo of Hire Our Heros job fair event for military members. Goodwill has a veteran and civilian hiring event on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at the Boulevard Mall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Valley jobs could come back to prerecession levels in two years
June 15, 2015
Employment has increased in the Las Vegas metro area with 907,000 jobs in April 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but it still falls short of the 936,400 jobs from the pre-recession peak in December 2007. A number of career fairs are coming up ...
Switch could file lawsuit over denial to leave NV Energy
June 15, 2015
Days after regulators denied its attempt to buy and generate power without NV Energy, a Las Vegas tech company has signaled it may file a lawsuit against the Public Utilities Commission ...
The Data: June 14-20
June 15, 2015
All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at
The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, 401 S. Maryland Parkway, has reopened its David Bohnett Cybercenter, which is open to the public free of charge.
Hot drinks, cool treats and a more connected community for Las Vegas
June 15, 2015
A taste of Oregon will come to Las Vegas when Dutch Bros. coffee opens its first drive-thru in town this summer. And more cool treats are in store for valley residents as Amorino gelato shop adds a second location at the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets. Also, the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada ...
Executive Chef Josh Smith prepares a Mediterranean seabass in the Bardot Brasserie kitchen.
Executive chef: ‘You have to always have the drive to be better’
June 15, 2015
Joshua Smith is executive chef at Bardot Brasserie at Aria. A Las Vegas native, Smith has more than a decade of experience in the restaurant business, including a stint at L20 in Chicago, which had two Michelin stars before it closed five months ago. Smith is responsible for developing the culinary program at Bardot Brasserie, which is Michael Mina’s first foray into traditional French cuisine on the Strip ...

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