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October 23, 2017

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Workers survey land on Russell Road near the Strip where a $1.9 billion football stadium is proposed for the Oakland Raiders and UNLV football.
Industry touchdown: At least in the short term, stadium construction promises work for local businesses
Oct. 23, 2017
Decades of study and debate over the economic benefits of taxpayer-funded stadiums often show a deep divide between what supporters promise and what balance sheets deliver. Less often doubted is the boost to ...
Mark Frissora, president and CEO of Caesars Entertainment, leaves a Nevada Gaming Control Board meeting Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at Grant Sawyer State Building.
Caesars executives to ring Nasdaq’s opening bell
Oct. 23, 2017
In one of the company’s first post-bankruptcy investors events, executives from Caesars Entertainment will ring the opening bell at the Nasdaq’s MarketSite in New York on Tuesday. ...
The Notes: Oct. 22-28, 2017
Oct. 23, 2017
In the Notes: Christopher Dobson, Chris Lauger, Gawaan Hureskin, Ric Gibbey, Gianno Buonaguro, Leigh Ann Monk, and more ...
The List: General contractors, Oct. 22, 2017
Oct. 23, 2017
Find out about general contractors. This week, we rank them by local billings from July 2016-July 2017 ...
The Data: Oct. 22-28
Oct. 23, 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]
Construction industry does community proud
Oct. 23, 2017
The Nevada State Contractors Board understands the importance of increasing Nevada’s construction workforce to meet the demands of a growing society. In 2001, it established the Commission on Construction Education, which awards grants to entities looking to raise awareness and promote careers in construction.
Kevin Burke, president and CEO of Burke Construction Group, was appointed to the Kansas State University board of trustees and College of Engineering advisory council this year. A passionate supporter of higher education, Burke also works with UNLV’s recruitment program.
Construction boss: ‘Never been more proud to call Las Vegas my home’
Oct. 23, 2017
With a sustained presence in Southern Nevada for more than three decades, Kevin Burke’s firm, founded on “simple Midwestern values,” has developed a long and diverse client list.
Ed Vance founded EV&A Architects 12 years ago in Las Vegas, and says the firm is “writing more proposals and receiving more commissions every day as the economy improves.
Treat employees like family, not commodities
Oct. 23, 2017
The founder and CEO of EV&Associates Architects talks about the importance of trusting and respecting employees, the technological evolution of his industry and why he is happy to repeat one particular cliché.
In this Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 photo, T-shirts for sale with #VegasStrong hang at a gift shop at McCarran International airport in Las Vegas. Las Vegas has moved to rebrand itself after the Oct 1, 2017 shooting that killed 58 people and wounded hundreds of others. A salesman at the store said proceeds from the sales will go to an official fund to help shooting victims.
Vegas rebranding shows difficulty of messaging after tragedy
Oct. 22, 2017
As volunteers streamed in to donate blood, doctors tended to the wounded and investigators scoured the scene of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Las Vegas tourism officials moved quickly to protect their valuable franchise in a city ...
The Enclave, a multipurpose special events venue on Eastern Avenue near Russell Road, features the Vivace Rooftop Deck.
Enclave special events venue marks opening with shooting victim fundraiser
Oct. 18, 2017
Enclave, a three-story 75,000-square-foot multi-purpose special events venue on Eastern Avenue near Russell Road, will mark its completion on Thursday night with the opening of its 5,000-square-foot Vivace Rooftop Deck. ...
President Donald Trump speaks about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord, Thursday, June 1, 2017, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.
Energy, climate expert says there's reason for optimism — despite Trump
Oct. 18, 2017
The answer to climate change and energy is complicated, Samantha Gross says, and lies somewhere deep between the extremes. One size doesn’t fit all because ...
Mecum to offer 1,000 cars for first auction in Las Vegas
Oct. 17, 2017
A company that has staged several successful motorcycle auctions in Las Vegas will be back next month with its first sale for car collectors in the valley. Mecum Auctions announced that its event, scheduled for ...
In this July 12, 2017, file photo, San Antonio Stars' Kayla McBride laughs with head coach Vickie Johnson during the second half of a WNBA basketball game against the Indiana Fever in Indianapolis.
San Antonio Stars moving to Las Vegas, bought by MGM Resorts
Oct. 17, 2017
Las Vegas is getting a WNBA franchise. The San Antonio Stars are moving to the gambling mecca after being bought by MGM Resorts International, the league said Tuesday. "Las Vegas has ...
Jamie Lamphere is a one-woman marketing machine for Galleria at Sunset.
Marketing exec: ‘As the shopper changes and technology advances, malls will need to adjust’
Oct. 16, 2017
The commercial marketing director at Forest City Commercial Management, which owns the Galleria at Sunset mall, talks about being a single working mother, the future of shopping malls in America and the latest offerings at Galleria at Sunset.
The List: Trade and professional organizations (companies), Oct. 15, 2017
Oct. 16, 2017
Find out about trade and professional organizations. This week, we rank them by number of member companies as of Oct. 1 ...