Las Vegas Sun

November 17, 2017

Currently: 66° — Complete forecast

Daily, local business news powered by Las Vegas Sun and VEGAS INC.

Business and Economy

One of the many sculptured angels about the exterior of Caesars Palace on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.
Caesars buying Centaur Holdings, adding 2 Indiana casinos
Nov. 16, 2017
Casino giant Caesars Entertainment says it is buying casino and gaming company Centaur Holdings, acquiring new properties in Indiana. Las Vegas-based Caesars said Thursday it's paying $1.7 billion in cash for Centaur. With the acquisition, Caesars will add two Indiana properties: Hoosier Park Racing and Casino in Anderson and the Indiana Grand Racing and ...
A look at Crate & Barrel in Downtown Summerlin, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017.
Photos: Anxiously awaited Crate & Barrel opens in Downtown Summerlin today
Nov. 16, 2017
As customers walk into Crate & Barrel in Downtown Summerlin, they’re greeted by a holiday display intended not just to put them in the season’s spirit but also to give them ideas on how to design spaces or prepare for events. The 20,000-square-foot store opens ...
 A rendering of the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion proposal by TVS Design/Design Las Vegas.
LVCVA chooses architect for LV Convention Center expansion
Nov. 14, 2017
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board on Tuesday chose an architect for the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion, reviewed ...
In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, file photo, Tashalee Rodriguez, of Boston, uses a smartphone app while shopping at Macy's in downtown Boston.
Industry experts share big trends and seasonal consumer habits tied to traditional retail
Nov. 13, 2017
The local office of commercial real estate giant CBRE brought together real estate, retail and economic experts from their national and local offices recently, to speak to the media and review economic trends for the holidays and the coming year. Here are five takeaways from the discussion. ...
Get the most out of a chamber membership
Nov. 13, 2017
Aside from monthly networking events, which allow members to connect with one another and form mutually beneficial business relationships, there are several lesser-known ways to take advantage of a chamber membership ...
The List: Banks and thrifts, Nov. 12, 2017
Nov. 13, 2017
Find out about banks and thrifts. This week, we rank them by local deposits in Clark County as of June 30 ...
The Data: Nov. 12, 2017
Nov. 13, 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: Philanthropy, Nov. 12
Nov. 13, 2017
In the Notes: ChoiceCenter Leadership University, Easter Seals Nevada, Caesars Entertainment, City National Bank, Essence Vegas, Smith’s Food and Drug, HomeAid Southern Nevada, Walker Furniture, Daltile, Nevada SPCA and more ...
Rob Menefee bought his first restaurant at age 21 and, despite some early struggles, has no regrets.
For restaurateur, a little luck, pride and passion — and a lot of work — are a winning recipe
Nov. 13, 2017
The vice president of operations at District Tavern Group talks about the challenges of owning his own business at age 21, the evolution of the dining industry, and why he no longer hikes at Red Rock Canyon.
Eli Stearns, left, and Keith Conrad stand in one of the event spaces at Enclave, a new corporate and social event venue.
Venue reinvented with each event
Nov. 13, 2017
Eli Stearns and Keith Conrad recently opened an event venue that is customizable by brand, audio and design. It’s close enough to the Strip to be convenient for visitors, but far enough away that it’s unaffected by inconveniences such as parking fees.
Although open for business, the Mandalay Bay casino floor remains calm and quiet Tuesday Oct. 3, 2017, two days after a mass shooting occured Sunday night at an outdoor country music festival Sunday night.
Mandalay Bay staff reduction result of Oct. 1 shooting attack
Nov. 12, 2017
MGM Resorts International is laying off workers at Mandalay Bay because of the economic effects of the Oct. 1 shooting ...
Las Vegas Justice Court Judge Melissa Saragosa is a colonel with the Air Force Reserve who oversees Veterans Treatment Court. Because of her service, she has a unique understanding of the challenges veterans face in transitioning back to the civilian world. “It’s not the same as a civilian who’s going to work and that’s their job. It really is almost your identity.”
Why you should hire a veteran: Bridging the gap between employers and vets
Nov. 11, 2017
Too often, employers don’t understand how to translate military experience into equivalent private-sector opportunities, and veterans can sell themselves short. ...
Survey: Keeping on top of advancing tech main challenge of small-business owners
Nov. 9, 2017
Almost half of the nation’s small-business owners said their top challenge is staying ahead of rapid changes in technology, according to a new national survey by Microsoft Store. ...
A bird's-eye view of the Stratosphere at dusk, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016.
Golden's third-quarter net revenue rises 3.9 percent
Nov. 8, 2017
Golden Entertainment, which finished the acquisition of Stratosphere on Oct. 23, reported third-quarter earnings Wednesday. ...
A rendering of the zipline Caesars Entertainment is adding to the Linq next year.
Zipline to be added to the Linq in 2018
Nov. 8, 2017
Caesars Entertainment is building a zipline that will run from a 122-foot launch tower near the Las Vegas Strip 1,080 feet to the base of the High Roller Observation Wheel at the Linq, the company announced today. The zipline attraction will be named the Fly Linq and will be able to carry 10 people at once over the Linq Promenade, the open-air mall situated between ...