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July 24, 2017

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The founders of Revive Brand Co. from left Jonathan Santos, Medin Gebrezgier, and Cesar Santos pose for a photograph in their garage workshop in Las Vegas on Sunday, July 17, 2017.
Beyond their product or service, businesses connect to customers by sharing their stories
July 24, 2017
It is a journey that nearly all companies need their customers to take, and which customers often enjoy. The timeless power of stories to communicate culture, character, relevance and more is a precious tool for businesses.
The Data: July 23-29, 2017
July 24, 2017
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]
The Notes: July 24, 2017
July 24, 2017
In the Notes: Virginia Toalepai, Justin Randall, Donna Marcou-Stafford, Dr. Paul VreNon, Nick McCabe, Tiffany Twohig, Patrick Munster, Marek Petrilak and more ...
Melanie Walker, a luxury residential organizer, poses in the Greenspun Media Group studio in Henderson Monday, July 10, 2017. Walker is the franchise owner of NEAT Method, which provides professional organizing and unpacking services.
Born organizer’s message: Spread positivity
July 24, 2017
A former human resources executive and current Southern Nevada franchisee of Neat Method, a professional organizing business, gives her definition of success, tells us why she has no pet peeves and explains the appropriate time, in her line of work, to refuse business.
Clayton, left, Bianca, center, and Trent Alenik poses with their namesake dishes at the Pasta Shop Ristorante & Art Gallery, 2525 W Horizon Ridge Parkway, in Henderson Monday, July 10, 2017. From left: Whole Wheat Claton, Ravioli Bianca, and Diablo Trent.
Chef’s memory lives on through food
July 24, 2017
The late David Alenik was an accomplished and beloved chef, and his wife, Ann, is a renowned artist. Together, they created a gourmet Italian restaurant that has served the people of Southern Nevada for three decades.
How to avoid the curse of a shared family property
July 24, 2017
It may sound ideal to keep a home of your grandparents for all family branches to gather, relax and enjoy, or share a beautiful summer home on the lake. But what happens when your cousin comes with her five kids and three large dogs for a month? Or the taxes and maintenance are being split equally but you barely use the property?
The List: Chambers of commerce, July 24, 2017
July 24, 2017
Find out about chambers of commerce. This week, we rank them by number of members as of June 1.
A sign advertises industrial land near Interstate 15 and Highway 93, north of Las Vegas Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016. With Faraday Future halting plans to build in the Apex Industrial Park this month, North Las Vegas is looking to sustain burgeoning growth in industrial real estate.
Post Faraday, North Las Vegas relies on rapid industrial growth
July 20, 2017
Beset by damaging economic news in recent weeks, North Las Vegas can find comfort in its continuing industrial real estate boom. The announcement by embattled carmaker Faraday Future that ...
A marijuana dispensary displays a sign Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, in Portland, Ore. Nevada lawmakers modeled the state's "early start" recreational marijuana program after Oregon's. Permanent provisions won't be established until it expires Jan. 1, but the Clark County Commission is already discussing local rules that will align.
Clark County mulls control board to keep marijuana businesses in line
July 19, 2017
Arguing that the emerging marijuana industry demands more oversight than your run-of-the-mill business, Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick on Tuesday floated the idea of creating a marijuana control board similar to the Gaming Control Board or Liquor Control Board. “People need to know we’re serious,” Kirkpatrick said. While commissioners ...
Michael Mack, left, and James McCracken of Max Pawn test the authenticity of a Louis Vuitton bag with the Entrupy microcamera device.
New technology helps pawn shops authenticate handbags
July 19, 2017
Although television shows such as “Pawn Stars” and “Hardcore Pawn” make pawn shops look glamorous, fun and profitable, those who grind it out in the industry must evaluate knockoff items daily with far fewer resources. ...
Trump wants new NAFTA deal to cut trade deficit with Mexico
July 17, 2017
President Donald Trump vowed Monday to boost U.S. manufacturing by cutting the $64 billion trade deficit with Mexico as he showcased ...
A birds-eye view of the Las Vegas Strip at dusk, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016.
How much better is the economy, really?
July 17, 2017
Eight years ago, news outlets roundly declared that the Great Recession killed the Las Vegas dream, or at least mauled it. They described swaths of darkness in the Strip’s sea ...
Sam Tibolt, owner of Proof Tavern, poses at the bar in MonteLago Village at Lake Las Vegas in Henderson Tuesday, July 11, 2017.
Tavern owner: ‘The best is yet to come’
July 17, 2017
Sam Tibolt saw a void in gaming establishments in Lake Las Vegas as an opportunity to open his own pub in MonteLago Village. He’s taking what we learned in three years at Golden Entertainment and applying it to his bar and restaurant.
Owner Andre Rhodes at Nevada Wellness Center in Las Vegas, Nev. on July 3, 2017.
Marijuana’s diversity problem: Many potential black entrepreneurs are being left out of the budding industry
July 17, 2017
On one hand, you can count the number of black-owned or -operated marijuana businesses in Southern Nevada: Zion Gardens, Nevada Wellness Center, G5 Cultivation, NLV Organics and Nature’s Kindest. Sixty medical marijuana facilities and 88 dispensaries have been licensed in Nevada since ...
Run your nonprofit with a strategic business approach
July 17, 2017
To provide a valuable service, nonprofits must follow sustainable operating practices to maintain the manpower, materials, facilities and all else necessary to achieve their goals. The key to accomplishing this is to operate with the strategic approach of a for-profit business.