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July 31, 2014

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Grandma and the business of automatic tipping
July 20, 2014
If a customer isn't given the option of whether to leave a tip, then it's really a fee, not a gratuity ...
Mario Guardado is the managing partner of Latin Media Group, which works to promote Las Vegas tourism to Brazilians through its website and online publication, Casino Billionaire.
Prospera la industria comercial
July 20, 2014
A growing number of Latinos have made the Las Vegas Valley their home, have fallen in love with its entrepreneurial spirit and are making their mark on the business community. Here are a few of their stories ...
Christopher Greaves competes during the World Series of Poker $10,000 buy-in No-limit Texas Hold 'em main event at the Rio Monday, July 14, 2014. Greaves finished in 12th place.
Four ways to spot a poker player at the Rio in July
July 20, 2014
If you saw someone wearing sweats and ear buds while chugging an energy drink, chances are they were playing in the World Series of Poker's Main Event ...
Boy Scouts participate in car safety activities at Henderson Chevrolet following the kickoff of the 2011 "Check Your Seat in the Heat" campaign. The goal is to eliminate preventable deaths that occur when children, elderly people and pets are left in vehicles during the summer heat.
How to help cars and pets cope with summer heat in the desert
July 20, 2014
The desert summer can play havoc with your vehicle and endanger your children and pets. A few tips from professionals will help you maintain your car even as the temperature tops 110 degrees and keep your loved ones comfortable until autumn comes. ...
Don Marrandino and Toby Keith.
Return of the man known as ‘Rockin Don’ is not very noisy — yet
July 20, 2014
Five years ago, Don Marrandino left Las Vegas after 20 years to return to his hometown, Atlantic City. But now he's back in Nevada, helping manage a hotel in Lake Tahoe and reshape the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.
Toxic cargo ahead
Toxic cargo ahead
July 13, 2014
Transportation by truck, train or pipeline of hazardous materials that can poison us, gas us, burn us and blow us to bits is such a part of everyday life it goes largely unseen and...
Dad would have wanted to save the Sun
July 13, 2014
Hank Greenspun had a chance to sell his newspaper to Howard Hughes and live comfortably for the rest of his life. He didn’t do that, in part because his son wanted to the Las Vegas Sun to be part of his life. So when it came time to decide whether to invest in the future of the newspaper, there was only one responsible choice.
Medical marijuana is shown in a home in this 2010 file photo.
How businesses break into Southern Nevada’s budding pot industry
July 13, 2014
For users of medicinal marijuana, it’s going to be simple. If you suffer from one of eight conditions, you will be eligible for a medical marijuana card and can purchase your drugs same as you would at a pharmacy. For those trying to set up dispensaries or grow houses, the web of regulations is more complex.
Kassi Belz, President of Mass Media Marketing, Monday July 7, 2014.
Businesses: Get the word out, every way you can
July 13, 2014
The Great Recession helped give rise to social media’s influence in business marketing, and even with the economy turning around, the platform only continues to grow ...
The List: Available commercial space
July 13, 2014
Find out about available commercial space. This week, we rank them by available square feet.
The Data: July 13-19
July 13, 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]
Dr. Toby Goldman recently started providing hospice care to Las Vegas pets for their owners and enjoys play time with his own dog Brizzie on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.
For those who think of pets as their children, end-of-life care could include hospice
July 13, 2014
A veterinarian in Southern Nevada has devoted his entire practice to "the human treatment" of pets.
Women look over items in the silent auction during a recent Girls Night Out event to benefit Friends of the Shade Tree.
The Notes: Philanthropy, July 13-19
July 13, 2014
In the notes: Friends of the Shade Tree, Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada, Cure 4 the Kids Foundation, Aid for AIDS of Nevada, the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Public Education Foundation, and more ...
Bring your bathroom to life, on a budget
Bring your bathroom to life, on a budget
July 13, 2014
A few tweaks here and there can transform a bathroom. Interior designers offer tips on how to improve the look and experience of your john.
Online gaming hasn’t lived up to its hype
July 13, 2014
Initial projections were optimistic, but the reality has been that the revenue produced by Internet poker sites has been basically negligible, though some remain bullish on the prospects ...
Former Palo Verde High basketball player Bryce Cotton, who played collegiately at Providence, will play for the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Summer League.
Local basketball heroes take their shot at the NBA
July 13, 2014
Summer League, held in Las Vegas, provides fans a sneak peek at next season and gives young players like former Palo Verde High standout Bryce Cotton a chance to showcase their abilities and earn roster spots for the 2015 regular season. Locals will also see some familiar former UNLV faces, including ...
The Stratosphere and the Strip are seen from a Maverick helicopter on the way to opening night of Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday, June 20, 2014.
Stratosphere has high hopes for its new neighbor SLS
July 13, 2014
Sometimes, when a business opens across the street and offers the exact same product or service as yours, it's a bad thing. Other times, like with the opening of SLS Las Vegas, it's a very, very good thing ...
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi opened the Migraine Relief Center in 2012, treating patients with surgery rather than through traditional oral medications.
For those who have had it up to here with migraine headaches
July 13, 2014
Has plastic surgery uncovered the cure for migraines? A Las Vegas physician thinks so, and he's dedicated his business to it ...
At a monthly Toastmasters meeting, Mensa member Lauren Sheer explains her duties as grammarian, which involve noting grammatical errors fellow members make during their speeches.
Las Vegas’ genius club: Yes, we do have a Mensa chapter
July 13, 2014
Las Vegas isn't known for its book smarts, but it does have its share of residents with unusually high IQs. Its chapter of Mensa was founded almost 40 years ago and has 351 members from Southern Nevada and northern Arizona.
For local government workers, it’s TGIT
July 13, 2014
Many local government employees work four-day weeks, so if you have business to conduct with the cities of Las Vegas, Henderson or North Las Vegas, you better get it done by Thursday or else wait out the long weekend. What's the trade-off for the general public? In a word: money.
Get your kids ready for takeoff
July 13, 2014
Traveling can be as stressful for parents as it is for the guy whose seat back Junior keeps kicking, so here are some tips to prepare for the flight ...
Clarke Paris, a former police officer who wrote the book "The Pain Behind the Badge," gives suicide prevention seminars at police departments.
Police suicides called ‘a real epidemic’
July 13, 2014
The trauma of the job can build up and overwhelm officers over time, experts say. Even as a generation of scotch-swilling, tough-guy officers has been replaced with younger cops who are more accepting of emotion, police suicides...
The List: Commercial real estate developers
July 6, 2014
Find out about commercial real estate developers. This week, we rank them by square feet developed as of April 30.
David Siegel, Founder and CEO of Westgate Resorts, is hoisted up over 200 feet to remove the LVH letters off the main sign of Westgate's newly purchased property, Tuesday July 1, 2014.
A new beginning for old LVH
July 6, 2014
Westgate's owner has major renovation plans for the building that brought Elvis to Las Vegas.
Michael Kagan is co-director of the Immigration Clinic at UNLV. The portraits behind him are of refugees he has encountered.
Many lawyers for many laws
July 6, 2014
More than 250 sub-areas of practice are covered among 70 core areas of law, so picking the right legal specialty can come down to an attorney’s personal interests ...
Managing partners of the Geary Company, John Dalrymple and Jim McKusick, are celebrating the company's 45th anniversary. The local advertising firm's first client was Elvis Presley and they have memorabilia of him about the office.
‘It all started with Elvis,’ and now it’s local advertising royalty
July 6, 2014
It started out as a "mom and pop" business with one client — albeit it an exceptionally well-known client. These days, its client list runs from A to Z (Paul Anka to Pia Zadora) and stretches its wings across the country.
Mary Vail has been organizing food drives for the past 15 years.
Woman shows philanthropy can be as easy as shopping for groceries
July 6, 2014
In 15 years, Mary Vail has collected more than 26 tons of food for needy families in Southern Nevada.
An exterior view of Caesars Palace, June 6, 2013.
Caesars, already swimming in debt, headed toward the deep end
July 6, 2014
Despite owing $24 billion, the company has its sights set on big projects domestically and in the Far East.
(From right) Rheina Delmundo carries out a small table from her daughter's room as she and family ready for another military move Monday, June 16, 2014.  A1C Jake Carter stands by with Nellis AFB public affairs to ensure things go smoothly.
For members of the military, moves are common but rarely routine
July 6, 2014
This is the peak moving season for military families. Apart from all the packing and unpacking, there's a new city to learn, new friends to make and a load of paperwork to fill out. For some families, that's life every few years ...
The Notes: Vegas business in review July 6-12
July 6, 2014
In the Notes: Grass Roots juice bar, Towbin Dodge, MGM Resorts International, Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers, OneClick Cleaners and more ...

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