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September 25, 2017

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Brothers David and Michael Morton pose in a dining area of the MB Steakhouse in the Hard Rock hotel-casino Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.
Restaurateurs: ‘Passing the locals test makes us good enough for rock stars and royalty’
Sept. 25, 2017
David and Michael Morton expect to see rock stars at their luxury steakhouse. It is, after all, found inside the Hard Rock Hotel. But the brothers insist that the true measure of success is pleasing locals.
Steps to try before resorting to business litigation
Sept. 25, 2017
Having a properly negotiated and written agreement will reduce the likelihood that you will have to chase after someone for money. Assuming you are getting to the point of having to chase, you should evaluate whether the amount you are owed is going to be worth the effort to take action.
Jarret & Tami Blinn, owners of CraftKitchen in  Henderson, Nev. on August 30, 2017.
Their dream combines business with family
Sept. 25, 2017
The owners of CraftKitchen in Henderson talk about balancing work and home life, discuss the people who influenced them most in their culinary education and share a couple of secret ingredients to enhance any meal.
The List: International airlines, Sept. 24, 2017
Sept. 25, 2017
Find out about international airlines. This week, we rank them by number of passengers enplaned and deplaned at McCarran International Airport in 2016 ...
The List: Domestic airlines, Sept. 24, 2017
Sept. 25, 2017
Find out about domestic airlines. This week, we rank them by number of passengers enplaned and deplaned at McCarran International Airport in 2016 ...
Nikkole Liesse, director of the Executive MBA Program at the UNLV's Lee Business School, poses on campus Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.
40 Under 40 Alumni: Nikkole Liesse and Max Tappeiner
Sept. 25, 2017
Nikkole Liesse and Max Tappeiner are former honorees of VEGAS INC's 40 Under 40 awards. We caught up with them ...
Unchained employment: Increasingly, people are exploring the perks and pitfalls of working as independent contractors
Unchained employment: Increasingly, people are exploring the perks and pitfalls of working as independent contractors
Sept. 25, 2017
A study by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40 percent of American workers would be independent contractors. A number of forces are behind the rise in short-term jobs. For one, the workforce in this digital age is increasingly mobile, and work can be done from virtually anywhere, decoupling job and location.
A five-way partnership between Cox Communications, the UNLV Lee Business School, Bank of Nevada, Caesars Entertainment and Manheim Nevada produced 12 new graduates of the Small Business Leadership Academy. Pictured from bottom left are Carla Jenkins, COO Sumnu Marketing; Jane Lee, president, Jadon Foods; Laura Jane Spina, president, RAFI Architecture & Design, Rebecca Fountain, KOR Building Group and Barry Driskill, manager, Pratt Communications. Pictured from top, left are Ray Garcia for Tricia Costello, CEO, Fresh Wata; Chris Ballin, project manager, Prince Telecom; Diane J. Hale, CEO ESH Services; B. Eileen Christensen, principal, BEC Environmental; Steve Wallace, installation manager, IES Residential and Juan Torres, manager, Ace Communications. Not pictured is Greg Mendoza.
People on the Move: Sept. 24-30, 2017
Sept. 25, 2017
In the Notes: Clark County Medical Society, Christopher Dobson, Mike Yoder, Dr. Stephani Christensen, Public Education Foundation, Ramon Abueg, Dr. Ranjit Jain, Jody Ghanem, Jack Woodcock ...
The Data: Sept. 24-30, 2017
Sept. 25, 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]
An exterior photo of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in Buffalo, N.Y., Aug. 3, 2017. The New York state government and the Seneca tribe — who once tossed burning tires on the New York State Thruway during a conflict over state taxes — are once again at odds, after the tribe stopped making contractual payments to the state from its casinos in June.
New York’s bet on new casinos has yet to hit jackpot
Sept. 24, 2017
This was to be a year of celebration for New York’s booming gambling industry, with gleaming new casinos opening, rapturous bettors flocking in and a win-win for the state, with a torrent of new taxes pouring into government coffers at no cost to anyone but ...
Tariff case moving forward, despite solar industry objections
Sept. 22, 2017
A trade case pursuing solar product tariffs is moving forward after a commission found that imports had injured the domestic solar cell industry, a move that opponents say ...
Couples watch the show at Bellagio Fountains on Monday, March 16, 2015, on the Las Vegas Strip.
‘Show’ time: MGM Resorts’ new ad campaign impresses the experts
Sept. 22, 2017
The first ad in MGM Resorts International’s massive new “Welcome to the Show” campaign featured cinema-like video of the company’s properties and attractions interspersed with written text such as “Mankind was not born to be bored” and “We invented MGM to entertain the human race.” What it didn’t ...
Clear Channel Outdoor-Las Vegas President Adam Barthelmess, left, and Aaron Rouse, special agent in charge of the Las Vegas Division of the FBI, speak during a news conference Sept. 21, 2017, to announce a billboard campaign to fight human trafficking.
Las Vegas billboard campaign aimed at combating human trafficking
Sept. 21, 2017
As part of an effort to combat human trafficking, Las Vegas commuters today will begin seeing electronic billboards showing a woman’s mouth being covered by ...
Pahrump utility sells transmission lines to Dallas company
Sept. 20, 2017
Valley Electric Association, a Pahrump-based utility, announced today it has sold its 230-kilovolt transmission system to GridLiance, a Dallas-based operator of transmission systems, for ...
A rendering shows plans for a new building at the Harry Reid UNLV Research & Technology Park.
UNLV technology park expects to construct third building soon
Sept. 19, 2017
The UNLV Harry Reid Research & Technology Park in the southwest valley appears ready to begin construction on a new building. Representatives of the ...