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November 27, 2014

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  • The USS Riverboat Tour of Laughlin on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.

    Get a taste of what Las Vegas used to be — in Laughlin

    November 24, 2014

    When I arrived, the town charmed me with its Strip-like Casino Drive along the Colorado River — except Laughlin’s main drag takes about seven minutes to drive from one end to the other. On the Strip, you’re lucky if you can get back to your car in seven minutes.

  • Survive gift-giving season at the office

    November 23, 2014

    Experts offer advice on what to give, and what not to give, your co-workers ...

  • Why start a small business in Las Vegas?

    November 23, 2014

    Despite the many challenges of starting a business, Las Vegas business owners say the rewards are plenty.

  • The List: Credit unions

    November 23, 2014

    Find out about credit unions. This week, we rank them by assets as of Sept. 30.

  • Antonio Perez of Knudson Middle School plays his trumpet during a mariachi workshop led by members of Mariachi Cobre in 2012.

    Find the right instrument for your child

    November 23, 2014

    Helping a child select a musical instrument is a little like buying a car (without the monthly payment and heavenly new-car smell). You’ll want to try a few on for size to see what your child likes and what model best fits his or her body, interests and abilities.

  • If you want to host your own Friendsgiving, consider providing the main entrees — turkey, dressing and mashed potatoes, for example — and asking friends to bring a side dish or dessert.

    Create your own Turkey Day tradition: Friendsgiving

    November 23, 2014

    Thousands of Las Vegans are transplants from other cities, don't have family here and aren't able to travel for the holidays. So one way to avoid the blues is to gather with friends to celebrate the season ...

  • Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray avoids Washington Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson, center, during the second half Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.

    Las Vegas’ own DeMarco Murray making run at NFL record

    November 23, 2014

    The Dallas Cowboys' star rusher has stayed healthy this year and is enjoying the best season of his career ...

  • Circus Couture’s “Unlocked” raised $162,770 for the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada, the state’s only nonprofit, specialized outpatient clinic that treats children with cancer. Circus Couture include talents from Las Vegas’ artists and community leaders.

    The Notes: Philanthropy, Nov. 23-29

    November 23, 2014

    In the Notes: Public Education Foundation, Bennett Family Foundation, Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, HELP of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas Hospitality Association, City National Bank, Station Casinos, Communities in Schools of Nevada, Windermere Foundation, and more ...

  • The Data: Nov. 23-29

    November 23, 2014

    All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at [email protected]

  • Cecilia Darr calls the concierges at Venetian the best sales team in town. “We don’t know everything, but we will find it,” she says.

    ‘I do not understand people who are negative’

    November 23, 2014

    A concierge supervisor talks about common and unusual requests she receives, her biggest pet peeve and what prompted her to start a new career in the hospitality industry after working for many years as a respiratory care practitioner.

  • Fireworks are seen above the towers at SLS Las Vegas during the grand-opening celebration Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, on the Strip.

    SLS off to rough start but looking forward to 2015

    November 23, 2014

    Scott Kreeger talks with John Katsilometes about the struggles experienced at the north Strip’s newest resort, as well as plans for next year.

  • Q & A focus on Patricia Barba of Patty's Closet Fashion Boutique on Thursday, November 12, 2014.

    Home-grown fashion plate keeps customers’ style in mind

    November 23, 2014

    Juan and Patty Barba had seemingly bad timing in opening a clothing shop — a year before the Great Recession. But by focusing on customer service, they have carved out their niche in the industry.

  • The List: Banks

    November 16, 2014

    Find out about banks. This week, we rank them by local deposits as of June 30.

  • Royal Ink Graphic Design & Illustration, Monday Nov. 10, 2014.

    Design studio takes pride in giving clients personal touch

    November 16, 2014

    Rafael Rivas treats each of his clients as unique entities and caters design work to their needs. And, he says, his is a rare firm that really wasn’t affected by the Great Recession.

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