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The Hot Dogs Adopt-a-thon wasn’t your average business promotion. The first-time Animal Foundation event featured pick-your-price adoption fees and more than 250 dogs who needed homes. ¶ Meghan Scheibe needed a way to get the word out. The foundation had just relaunched its website, and Scheibe, the shelter’s marketing and public relations manager, had a blog she could press into service to engage the pet-loving community. BLOGGIN G, Continue d o n page 12

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MEET: REVIVE BRAND CO.

Scott Muelrath, president of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce; and Patrick Duffy, president of the Las Vegas Art Museum board, on whom they would like to meet, their favorite pickup lines and the modern invention they can’t live without.

Four young entrepreneurs from Las Vegas, inspired by the culture of the West Coast but with little experience in the fashion industry, beat the odds to launch and maintain their brand of gear, which they bill as “luxury meets street.” TALKING POINTS Valley schools can’t keep up with tech sector, P7

THE NOTES Philanthropy, P4

ART ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR Liz Brown (liz.brown@gmgvegas.com) ART DIRECTOR Scott Lien DESIGNER LeeAnn Elias PHOTO COORDINATOR Mikayla Whitmore PHOTOGRAPHERS L.E. Baskow, Christopher DeVargas, Steve Marcus

DATA AND PUBLIC INFORMATION A listing of local bankruptcies, bid opportunities, brokered transactions, business licenses and building permits.

MORE VEGAS INC BUSINESS NEWS Calendar: Happenings and events, P13 The List: Largest conventions in 2015, P18

ADVERTISING ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER OF ONLINE MEDIA Katie Horton GROUP DIRECTOR OF SALES OPERATIONS Stephanie Reviea PUBLICATION COORDINATORS Kashmir Owens, Karen Parisi ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Jeff Jacobs ACCOUNT MANAGERS Katie Harrison, Breen Nolan, Sue Sran ADVERTISING MANAGERS Brianna Eck, Danielle El Kadi, Frank Feder, Kelly Gajewski, Kenneth Harmon, Trevor Layne, Trasie Mason, Michelle Walden DIGITAL MEDIA MANAGER Emma Cauthorn

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HOLIDAY SEASON GOOD TO STATE’S SMALL-BUSINESS EMPLOYEES Nevada was among the U.S. states with the highest December increase in small-business employment. The state’s small-business employment index rose 0.3 percent during the last month of 2014, according to Intuit QuickBooks’ December Small Business Indexes. Nationally, businesses with fewer than 20 employees recorded a 0.1 percent increase in employment. Nevada was joined at the top by Oregon, Virginia and Washington. Every state except Michigan, Ohio and Massachusetts showed gains in employment. Data was collected from

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The Las Vegas chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals honored local philanthropists at its 23rd annual philanthropy awards luncheon. Honored were Victoria Fertitta, outstanding philanthropist; Debra Mills, President’s award for service to AFP; Jordan Coppert, outstanding youth in philanthropy; Art Marshall, outstanding volunteer fundraiser; Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, outstanding foundation; Lynn Etkins, outstanding fundraising professional; Russ Kost III, lifetime achievement award. The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation awarded three grants worth $9,500 to Boys & Girls Clubs in Nevada. The Southern Highlands unit received $5,000; the Elko unit received $3,000; and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Truckee Meadows, Fernley Intermediate School received $1,500. The Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada, a nonprofit pediatric cancer outpatient treatment facility, received a $245,000 grant from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to expand a long-term follow-up clinic for childhood cancer survivors.

tributed more than $455,000 to 35 nonprofit organizations statewide during the third quarter of 2014. Grants were awarded to 16 Southern Nevada organizations, including the Nevada State College Foundation, Teach for America, the Solar Electric Power Association, HELP of Southern Nevada and United Way of Southern Nevada. Southern Nevada McDonald’s owners donated more than $30,000 to 60-plus local educators. The money will pay for a teaching garden, robotics starter kit and silver mining camp learning experience.

Three high school students were honored by the Public Education Foundation and Montblanc in a “Write About an Adventure” creative writing contest. First place went to Tristan Graney (third from right), a junior at Nevada Learning Academy, who received a Montblanc Meisterstuck fountain pen and a $500 scholarship. Second place went to Frank Aguilar (second from left), a freshman at Basic High School, who received a $100 gift card to Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian/Palazzo. Third place went to Daniel Mallory (fourth from left), a junior at Green Valley High School, who received a $50 gift card to the Grand Lux Restaurant at Venetian.

Westgate Resorts CEO David Siegel offered veterans 1,500 free vacations and thousands of free tickets to an Orlando Predators arena football game.

The Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation’s Shine for a Superhero 5k race and walk raised more than $196,000. More than 2,000 people participated.

The Call of Duty Endowment and MGM Resorts International are supporting the “Boots To Business” veteran transition assistance program. The endowment selected the program to receive the 2014 Seal of Distinction Award, which comes with an initial $30,000 grant and operational advice and support. MGM Resorts International pledged $250,000 to the Nevada Military Support Alliance to help build the state’s first Fisher House for military families. CenturyLink will give away $35,000 in grants to Clark County for technology in classrooms. The Henderson Police Officers’ Association Charitable Foundation donated $5,000 for SAFE House’s sixth annual “Run for Shelter” 5K

Joseph Miller, Fisher Industries Nevada area manager, and Mike Scronce, Fisher Industries Nevada operations manager, were named “Honorary Playmakers” by the Clark County Department of Family Services for their help on the KaBOOM! playground project at Childhaven. Underprivileged children and families affiliated with After-School AllStars Las Vegas, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada received free Thanksgiving dinner during the 24th annual Turkey Gobble at Piero’s Italian Cuisine. Chefs and employees prepared 400 pounds of turkey, 1,100 pounds of potatoes, 2,000 rolls and 300 pies for 1,200 guests.

United Nissan representatives and Forman Automotive Group owner Don Forman donated $5,000 to Three Square Food Bank from a test-drive fundraiser, enough to provide about 15,000 meals.

The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada received $10,000 from Mark Curry, founder of MacFarlane Group. The money will be used to provide health and wellness programs.

The “Live Your Passion” Benefit and Concert, presented by Hyundai, raised more than $250,000 for the Lili Claire Foundation. Co-sponsored by Warner Bros. Television, the event included a poker tournament chaired by Jason Alexander and concert hosted by comedians Caroline Rhea and Aisha Tyler.

Employees from M&M’S World and Ethel M Chocolates joined forces to help Habitat for Humanity. Last year, Mars employees donated almost 70,000 hours of time to support organizations worldwide. run and 1-mile walk. Tronox donated $1,000. Fisher Industries donated $500.

Nevada Public Radio’s fall membership campaign surpassed its goal of funding 30,000 meals More than for Three $7,000 Square was raised Food for local Bank. Sixty animal percent shelters and of people who became rescues at members the Family, or renewed Fur & Fun Festimemberships val. Sponsored Among the winners at the Family, selected the Fur & Fun Festival was Ali Olsen’s by Las Vegas “social good” dachshund, Sofie, dressed as Hot Diggity premium, “Snifferella.” Dachshund funding 38,910 Club & Rescue, meals for the a Halloween agency. costume contest raised more than The NV Energy Foundation con$2,000.

Convoy of Hope stopped at the Champion Center of Las Vegas to provide $1 million in free goods and services, including more than 35,000 pounds of groceries, haircuts, dental checkups, family portraits, health services, job and career services, a childrens carnival and more. Arizona Charlie’s employees assembled about 60 Thanksgiving food boxes for families in need. A yearlong “pay it forward” campaign by Matt Smith Physical Therapy continued over Thanksgiving with local schools and students giving gifts to other schools and students. Sewell Elementary School received more than 800 “rainbow loom” bracelets, mostly made by students at Hayden Elementary School. Three at-risk schools started an outdoor garden classroom thanks to a $20,000 grant from Keep Las Vegas Beautiful. The money is being used at Vegas Verde Elementary, Gibson Middle and Matt Kelly Elementary schools.


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14 questions, 14 words for 2014 As 2014 wound down, we asked prominent Nevada businesspeople to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words. In this issue and for the next two weeks, we present their responses.

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Scott Muelrath, President, Henderson Chamber of Commerce

What modern invention can you not live without? Screw-top wine bottles (also known as Stelvins). If you could meet anyone — living or dead — who would it be and what’s the first question you would ask? Legendary fly fisherman Lee Wulff. What was his greatest adventure? Name your favorite television series and why? “SportsCenter” or “Regular Show,” which I watch with my son. Mindless entertainment. What moral values are essential for a successful career? Honesty. Integrity. Treat others as you would want to be treated. How do you define happiness? Family. How do you defuse stress or tension? Fly fishing. Preferably amongst a robust Callibaetis hatch. What is your favorite pickup line?

What’s your next class? Worked on my wife. Any guilty pleasure(s)? Wine. What is your most embarrassing public moment? Numerous. But probably still yet to come. What words best describe the city you live in? Boulder City: Quiet, simple and quaint. Small town atmosphere. What is the most difficult task you accomplished last year? Picking new exterior colors for our house. Nearly ended my marriage. What is the most important topic for the Nevada legislature to address during the 2015 session? K-12 education. Any regrets this past year? Never slowing down. What is your top priority moving into 2015? Slow down.

patrick duffy, President, Las Vegas Art Museum Board

What modern-day invention can you not live without? Toilet.

Any guilty pleasure(s)? Giving gifts and watching the joy in their eyes, myself included!

If you could meet anyone, who would it be and what’s the first question you would ask? Golda Meir. Can you please drill some sense in them?

What is your most embarrassing public moment? Never have any ... I just create a joke and laugh my way through it.

Name your favorite television series and why? “Bewitched.” I escaped childhood while dreaming I was Endora.

What words best describe the city you live in? True to who we are ...

What moral values are essential for a successful career? Real authenticity to self and those around you.

What is the most difficult task you’ve accomplished this year? Still working on it ... Getting to know me better.

How do you define happiness? Embracing your faults and celebrating your strengths ... Sharing that with others.

What is the most important topic for the Nevada Legislature to address during the 2015 session? Remember, you can and perhaps should be replaced if you can’t negotiate solutions.

How do you defuse stress or tension? Turn an error/fault into a great laugh at your expense.

Any regrets this past year? None.

What is your favorite pickup line? No line needed ... Just an interested look does it.

What is your top priority moving into 2015? To rid society of the need to overuse the word “awesome”! I mean ...


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2.67 percent

Drop from last year in Nevada gaming revenue for the fiscal year that began July 1, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

58

Number of applications for medical marijuana dispensaries denied by the Clark County Commission, continuing a battle with the state over which businesses will be allowed to operate.

610

Number of seats at the redesigned Buffet at Excalibur.

$90,000

Amount the U.S. Bureau of Land Management recently took in for selling 5 acres in the south valley to the Nevada Housing Division — a 95 percent discount on the appraised value of $1.8 million.

$641,000

Amount online poker generated in November in Nevada, according to the state Gaming Control Board. Ultimate Poker, one of Nevada’s three poker sites, announced in mid-November it was shutting down.

$35 million

Price paid by Wynn Resorts to buy property on a contaminated site along the Mystic River in Everett, Mass., to build a $1.6 billion casino.

$43.2 million

Amount Allegiant Travel Co. says it’s taking as a noncash impairment charge on its Boeing 757 aircraft, which comprise a small portion of its fleet.

$47.4 million

Amount Nevada collected in taxes for November revenue, a 5.16 percent decline from last year.

The Revive Brand Co. is owned and operated by, from left, Amanda Appling, Medin Gebrezgier, Cesar Santos and Jonathan Santos. (steve marcus/staff)

Commitment to community Describe your business.

We design and manufacture backpacks, duffle bags, laptop sleeves and stash pouches. The selection offered is simple and stylish while designed to be high quality. The products we offer range in price from $45 for classic backpacks to $85 for duffle bags. Our products are sold online and in the LVCK store at Container Park.

Revive Brand Co. Address: 7260 W. Azure Drive, Suites 140-626, Las Vegas 89108 Phone: 702-824-1892 Email: medin@revivebrandco.com Website: revivebrandco.com Hours of operation: 24 hours a day Owned/operated by: Jonathan Santos, Cesar Santos, Medin Gebrezgier, Amanda Appling In business since: 2011

Who are your customers?

Mainly high school and college students. But there are many folks who are developing a certain skill or talent, such as artists, BMX riders, videographers or other entrepreneurs, and pursuing these people is crucial to the survival and growth of this brand. They provide the most word-of-mouth marketing for us, and they evangelize the brand message to others. Our customers are forward thinkers who like separating themselves from the pack and leading. What makes your business unique?

What makes Revive Brand Co. unique is our commitment to the growth and development of the community we live in. By supporting our customers who have some kind of ambitions or dreams, we engage them. This gives them a sense of ownership when it comes to our products that they may not feel when they purchase other bags. Many companies make the same claim, but it’s probably on the far outskirts of their overall marketing plan. With Revive, this is central to our method. We started this business when we were 19 and 20 years old. When starting a business with little to no money, it forces the owners to find creative and innovate ways to generate

sales and sustainability. What is your business philosophy?

Our philosophy is to listen to our customers. Engage them. Finally, respond with quality products that are an extension of them. This means that we are more tedious when it comes to our design process. From the first sketches to the final touches of the manufacturing process, we try to keep our ears and minds open to the needs of our customers. What’s the most important part of your job?

Research, research, research. Finding the right color schemes, patterns and materials is hard work. It is especially hard when you don’t have a huge staff to source for these items and your own plant to develop them. What is the best part about doing business in Southern Nevada?

There is a ton of growth in the city and it has no end in sight. New shopping malls and attractions are built almost every week, it seems. We also get a ton of support from College of Southern Nevada President Michael Richards and Dean Marcus Johnson, and our mentor, professor Kevin Raiford. CSN has a great program called the Business Incubator, which started in 2011 and we were a part of. What have you learned from the recession?

During a recession, opportunities pop up that would not be there otherwise. Things that cost a fortune when the economy was good may be affordable or even cheap. Staying aware and alert during these times helps you be in position to recover faster or thrive afterward.


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innovations, the sky’s the limit for Las Vegas’ he earth is rumbling in Las Vegas, potential as a tech development hot spot. and not just on those rare occasions But we’re limiting them — and by extension, we experience an earthquake. our state’s economic growth — because of our Our budding technology sector education system. is doing ground-shaking stuff. Here’s a tiny As pointed out in a recent report by sampling: Brookings Mountain West, Nevada is in need n Banjo, a web startup, mines posts on other of STEM (science, technology, engineering and social media sites to detect in real time events mathematics) workers. We’re not producing happening worldwide, from minor car crashes RIC enough from our schools to meet the needs to riots and plane crashes. The site’s creators ANDERSON of our innovators. And for all but the most say they know about news before anyone else on optimistic Nevadans, the state’s track record the planet, except those witnessing it firsthand. on education funding offers little hope we can n MedWand, developed by Dr. Samir Qamar of make the investment needed. Las Vegas, measures heart rate, body temperature, blood We are entering the 2015 legislative session with a oxygen and other vital signs, and features a camera that $162 million budget shortfall, and in November a GOP surge can capture video from the ears, throat and eyes. The data brought to power many legislators who champion keeping are transmitted through a secure online connection to a government spending in check. So the prospects of making physician, who can assess a patient’s health and determine strides in STEM education seem even dimmer. whether he or she needs to make an office or hospital visit. The Republican lawmakers who stormed to power need n Gohunt.com provides Western big-game hunters all to remember their promises to improve the state’s economy the information they need to schedule and carry out a and should keep the Brookings report in the forefront of successful excursion. their minds as they head to Carson City. That’s just a tiny sampling. Tech is exploding in Las Spending more now on education may hurt, especially Vegas, for reasons that include geography (we’re kind of given the budget situation, but if we have any hope of an affordable suburb to Silicon Valley) and infrastructure turning our budding tech industry from a ripple to a boom, (we’re at the crossroads of a vast network of fiber optics). it’s an investment that needs to happen. Based on the brilliance of the people behind these

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$43 million Tesla payoff has believers — and critics By kyle roerink Staff Writer

More often than not, Lance Gilman wears a cowboy hat. “I feel naked without it,” he said. “I’ve always worn a hat, and I always will. Maybe they will bury me in one.” But Gilman, 70, always takes off his hat for Gov. Brian Sandoval. And for reasons that go well beyond common etiquette, both men have good reason to tip their caps to each other. The Nevada Department of Transportation board, of which Sandoval is a member, approved $43 million in October for a project that will help reimburse Gilman and his partners for building USA Parkway, the transportation corridor of Gilman’s TahoeReno Industrial Center. The money will pay for improvements to the existing six-mile stretch of USA Parkway and buy land from Gilman and his partners so NDOT can extend the road by 12.5 miles. When completed, the work will connect Interstate 80 to U.S. Highway 50 and help traffic flow more smoothly in the greater Reno-Sparks area. In addition, the board approved $70  million for other construction costs related to the project. Proponents of the project say it’s aimed at reaping Nevada’s economic development potential and was fueled by Tesla’s decision to build its $5  billion battery gigafactory there. Gilman played an instrumental role in landing Tesla, which became a political triumph for Sandoval — proof that the state could attract a major employer under his watch. But critics say the road project is a boon for Gilman and bust for the state. nnn Gilman is a tenacious Storey County commissioner, a multimillionaire and real estate tycoon known for owning a brothel and developing TRIC, touted as the world’s largest industrial park. It hosts such businesses as Wal-Mart, FedEx and PetSmart. The state’s $1.3 billion deal with Tesla wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for Gilman and his two partners: Don Roger Norman and William Roger Norman. Free of charge, they dished Tesla nearly 1,000 acres to build its factory at TRIC. That set off a chain of events that led to the funding from the state, giving Gilman and his partners some-

rial roadways. The roadway will save time for employees who work in the industrial center and live in Stagecoach, Yerington, Dayton and Carson City, allowing them to cut I-80 out of their commute, according to NDOT. Currently, I-80 is the only way to access the industrial center. Without the parkway, there’s no direct way to travel north-south on U.S. 95 toward Las Vegas, Los Angeles or Phoenix. Truckers and employees have to drive dozens of miles east or west before entering the roadway. USA Parkway will guide drivers headed south from the center onto U.S 50, which is a few miles from U.S. 95. Critics of the project don’t doubt Nevada will benefit from the road. Lance Gilman is the developer who helped Nevada land Tesla Motors. Gilman and his But considering the size of his taxpayer-sponsored payoff, they quespartners gave Tesla nearly 1,000 acres for free. In return, the state promised to build a road connecting Interstate 80 and U.S. 50. (kyle roerink/staff) tion if Gilman’s play was rooted in altruism. The state got “snookered” on this take the risk at building the center in thing they’ve wanted for more than deal, said Paul McKenzie, executive the first place.” 15 years: a completed, state-funded secretary-treasurer of the Building At the NDOT board meeting in USA Parkway. and Construction Trades Council of October, Sandoval said there was a In the early 2000s, Gilman lobbied Northern Nevada/AFL-CIO. “critical need” for the state to finish lawmakers in Washington D.C. and He called the $43 million a misuse. USA Parkway. Carson City for it. He lobbied so hard “Normally when you build a road “It will reduce commute times,” in 2001 that former state Sen. Mark like this, it is primarily for a commuSandoval said. “And I don’t want to Amodei wrote a resolution urging the nity benefit,” McKenzie said. “This underestimate that in any way for the state to contribute money to the road. will make (Gilman’s) industrial individuals that are going to be workBut Gilman didn’t get it. park more valuable. It will make the ing out at TRIC. It means something Instead, he and his partners inproperty that he hasn’t sold more to be home for dinner. … It means vested more than $60 million of their valuable. He is the primary benefacsomething not to be sitting in your own money to build part of it. More tor of the road.” vehicle for hours upon hours.” than 5,000 trucks and other vehicles access the six-mile, four-lane road evnnn nnn ery day. After NDOT finishes its work Today, the industrial center covers Gilman is a crafty businessman in 2017, USA Parkway will be a state166 square miles, comprising 65 perwho has calculated million-dollar maintained road that carries Tesla cent of Storey County. Small portions deals on napkins. He built a Harleybatteries to the rest of the world. of the property also sit in Lyon and Davidson store. He bought a brothel Gilman got the state payoff because Washoe counties. on eBay. Tesla was a convincing anchor tenBefore Tesla, there were 166 comHis office on USA Parkway is 20 ant. The company’s namesake and panies and 14 million square feet of minutes away from downtown Reno. futuristic polish promised the arbuildings. Sewer, electricity and othIt is laden with maps. They sit on a rival of more blue-chip job creators er utilities come pre-installed. Storey conference table, stand on an easel and government revenue generators. County has streamlined its process and hang on walls. They demarcate Since mid-September, Gilman said for obtaining building permits and cartographic views of the Western he’s lined up at least 10 big-name other bureaucratic requirements. U.S., Nevada and — most importantly companies vowing to make a home at With the price of the existing por— local roadways. the industrial park. tions of USA Parkway included, GilAs he sat at the table, Gilman used Gilman and his partners sold propman and his partners invested $87 them to explain why USA Parkway erty to the state at a discounted $4 a million of their own money to start was more than a windfall. Behind foot to extend and improve the existthe park. They spent the money withhim, a steady flow of semi-trailers ing roadway. Other property at his out a single credit line, Gilman said. rolled on the road. industrial center is going for up to Gilman speaks about the site in Supporters of the USA Parkway ex$12.50, he said. rapid bursts, like an auctioneer at a pansion say the incomplete roadway NDOT Director Rudy Malfabon sale barn. creates a bottleneck of traffic that said the project would collectively “You can buy a site from me right permeates throughout the state. benefit Gilman and Nevada. now. You can buy an acre. You can buy NDOT says the completed project “We can’t argue the developers 1,000 acres. You will have all your will benefit the 30,000 daily drivers from the industrial center are going sewer, power, water, gas and your who use I-80 and U.S. 50 by reducing to have some money in their pockroadways. It’s all in,” he said. emissions and decongesting arteets,” Malfabon said. “But they did


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Beal Bank’s LV headquarters tiny, but deposits pack a punch By eli segall Staff Writer

Beal Bank USA’s headquarters in Summerlin is as plain and suburban as they come. It’s a strip-mall storefront, just two doors from a Domino’s Pizza and near a Hallmark store and McDonald’s. It’s no ordinary branch, though. It holds about $2.2 billion in deposits, one of the largest stockpiles of any bank branch in Southern Nevada. Beal is far from a household name, but its business is based in large part on savings accounts. “Instead of spending money on branches that you don’t need,” Beal says on its website, “we’d rather pay you a higher rate on your deposits.” With the Federal Reserve holding interest rates near zero since the economy crashed, savings accounts offer tiny returns around the country. The average interest rate nationally on a oneyear certificate of deposit is just 0.27 percent, down from about 10 percent in 1984, according to Bankrate.com. Beal’s rates are higher than the national average but not huge. Recently, for accounts with at least $1,000 deposited on Day 1, the bank was offering 1.06 percent on a one-year CD. Deposits with Beal have dropped, but profits are up. The lender, with some 20 other locations nationally, had $2.4 billion in deposits as of Sept. 30, down 22 percent from a year earlier. However, it earned $388 million in net income from loans through Sept. 30, up 6.7 percent yearover-year, according to filings with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Beal Bank USA was founded by 62-year-old billionaire Andy Beal in 2004. He already knew Las Vegas. At 21, he was winning at the blackjack tables, but was 86’d from casinos for counting cards, according to a profile by the Dallas Morning News. Spokesman Jim Chambless answered some questions via email. Edited excerpts: What sort of customers does the bank serve in Las Vegas? Our customers include traditional purchasers of retail CDs and other savings products at our branches; financial institutions that purchase CDs through listing services; and brokers, who purchase CDs on a larger scale. Beal has made very large loans to very prominent businesses in Las Vegas, but we do not share this information about our customers, even if public.

Beal has an unusually large amount of deposits in its local branch. Is that because of its interest-bearing savings accounts or some other reason? Our deposits are exclusively in interest-bearing savings products, primarily certificates of deposit. Some portion of our current total

is sourced through wholesale channels and includes brokered deposits. The majority of our other deposits come from traditional retail branch customers. How have the low interest rates affected Beal and its customers?

The interest-rate environment has affected our customer base because of lower returns on their deposits. We anticipate that some may have sought higher investment returns, while accepting greater risk. Further, the rates have increased competition for deposits from customers seeking the security of CDs.

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Broker assesses status of ACA, Nevada Health Link By kyle roerink Staff Writer

Pat Casale isn’t a doctor, but he spends his days working with the sick and uninsured. The Las Vegas health insurance broker was tireless in his efforts to aid Nevadans during 2013’s disastrous rollout of casale Nevada Health Link, the online insurance marketplace selling health care plans offered under the Affordable Care Act. Casale worked with state officials in multiple agencies, as well as the Governor’s Office, to ensure his clients were covered. Consumers — some with life-threatening diseases — came to him to enroll for insurance but were thwarted by faulty enrollment software built by Xerox, the tech contractor for the health link. Others paid for insurance but didn’t receive coverage.

Casale went on television. He appeared in newsprint. He screamed at bureaucrats and Xerox officials to get his clients coverage. In the current open enrollment period — which started in mid-November and ends in February — the situation is different for Nevada Health Link and Casale. The state ditched Xerox and plugged into a new IT system run by the federal government. And Casale is signing up customers without suffering spikes in his blood pressure. Casale spoke with VEGAS INC about what insurance brokers do, the latest open enrollment period and not getting paid. Compared with last year, what’s the biggest difference you’ve seen in open enrollment? The computer system is working. I get people enrolled in less than 30 minutes. People are getting the plans I expect them to get. The state didn’t put out an estimate for how many people

Washington-based grocer to acquire 7 stores in area

would enroll in plans offered on the exchange. What’s your best guess? All said and done, in the end of February, between 40,000 and 44,000 on the high end. Thirty-two thousand to 36,000 on the medium end, and 30,000 on the low end. Do brokers charge consumers for using their services to enroll for health care plans offered under the Affordable Care Act? Not at all. The average consumer may not know how an insurance broker can help them enroll for subsidized plans offered under the Affordable Care Act. What’s your main role? My main role is to ensure the client buys the best plan for them and maximizes tax credits offered. Because of the faulty Xerox software, insurance companies didn’t pay you and other Ne-

vada insurance brokers for your services during the first open enrollment. You’re in a classaction suit to recoup damages. What’s the latest? We are starting to get some of the money. Insurance companies are paying us going forward. But we lost time and money. For the first six months of the last enrollment, we didn’t get paid for a lot of services. I estimate that I lost at least $25,000 to $30,000. It’s the first time in my career that I didn’t get paid for work. If I wrote a life insurance policy and the commission is $1,000 when that policy gets issued, I get paid. With health insurance, you get paid at a month-to-month rate. (Last) year, that didn’t happen. You’re originally from New York. What brought you to the desert to broker insurance? The broker part wasn’t part of the plan. I came to Nevada because the state allows you to be able to own a home and offers a favorable tax system. The American dream was here.

Nevada gaming revenue slightly up, thanks to off-Strip increases By J.D. morris

By eli segall Staff Writer

A Pacific Northwest grocery chain is entering Southern Nevada with the purchase of seven Albertsons and Vons stores. Haggen, based in Bellingham, Wash., is buying the groceries as part of a 146-store acquisition in the western U.S. that stems from a merger-related selloff, the company said. The portfolio sale is expected to close early this year, and Haggen plans to convert the stores to its own brand throughout the first half of 2015. Haggen said it planned to keep the stores’ management teams, and all employees of the acquired groceries “will have the opportunity” to work for Haggen. Haggen majority owner Comvest Partners, a West Palm Beach, Fla., investment firm, would not disclose the purchase price. The deal, subject to Federal Trade Commission approval, is a major growth spurt for Haggen. The grocer has 18 stores and 2,000 employees in Washington and Oregon.

If the sale goes through, the company will operate 164 stores and employ a workforce of more than 10,000 employees, with new locations in Nevada, Arizona and California. Albertsons owner Cerberus Capital Management reached a deal last spring to buy Vons owner Safeway Inc. for about $9 billion. The sale is expected to close in January. Albertsons had 32 stores in Southern Nevada and Vons had 14 around the time the deal was announced. Those companies said they would sell 168 stores nationally to four buyers to land FTC approval of the merger. Haggen was the only one to get locations in Nevada. Haggen will acquire the following stores in Southern Nevada: n Vons: 1031 Nevada Highway, Boulder City; 7530 W. Lake Mead Blvd., Las Vegas; 1940 Village Center Circle, Las Vegas; and 820 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas. n Albertsons: 2910 Bicentennial Parkway, Henderson; 575 College Drive, Henderson; and 190 N. Boulder Highway, Henderson.

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After three consecutive monthly declines, Nevada gaming revenue increased slightly in November compared with the year before, the state reported. The Nevada Gaming Control Board said casinos won $876.3  million in November, a 0.04 percent increase from the same month the previous year. But gaming revenue for the fiscal year, which began July 1, is still down 2.67 percent. On the Strip, where a huge chunk of the state’s total is generated, gaming revenue dropped 4 percent from last year to $508.3 million. Baccarat revenue there declined 1.1 percent to $127.6 million. The numbers told a better story for the rest of Clark County. Downtown Las Vegas gaming revenue rose to $42.8 million, a 12.76 percent

increase from the same time last year. North Las Vegas and the Boulder Strip, meanwhile, recorded substantial increases of 37.62 percent and 20.68 percent, respectively. Laughlin and Mesquite saw smaller increases of 12.77 percent and 7.03 percent, respectively. Overall, Clark County’s gaming revenue was up just shy of 1 percent from last year. Washoe County gaming revenue, on the other hand, dropped 0.16 percent. In Reno, casinos won $43.1 million, a 0.57 percent decrease compared to the year before. Online poker pulled in just $641,000. One of Nevada’s three original online poker sites, Ultimate Poker, announced it was shutting down in mid-November. The state collected $47.4 million in taxes on November’s revenue, a 5.16 percent decrease from last year.


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Tweets turn Ultimate Poker’s demise into funds for charity Staff Writer

It all started with a tweet. Late last year, Las Vegas-based poker journalist Marco Valerio received a message from Ultimate Poker, the online poker website that recently shut down. It was cashing out his outstanding balance of 18 cents. Valerio found the paltry cashout amusing. So he shared it with his 7,000 Twitter followers. When he realized others were getting similar messages, however, he had a thought: What if they pooled the tiny amounts together and donated the total to charity? It might not be much, but it could make a small difference in the lives of some. Then professional poker player Danielle Andersen chimed in. She agreed to match donations up to $500. Andersen had a personal connection to the cause — she was a sponsored player for Ultimate Poker. “It felt sort of like a parting gift from me,” she said in an interview. And so what’s now called the Simple Act of Poker Kindness, tracked by the Twitter hashtag #SAPK, began to snowball. Andersen described it as an organic movement that evolved primarily through social media. “There was no real advertising; we did no real media push,” she said. “It’s not like we had a team of people putting this together. It just kind of caught on.” Like Andersen, others in the poker community began to throw in their support on Twitter, with some committing to more than just a small check from Ultimate Poker. Poker player Melissa Burr was one of those. She said she’d donate $1 — and then raised it to $2 — for everyone who retweeted her announcement. What Valerio and others in the poker community did is not unique to #SAPK. During the social media fundraising blitz, Valerio found out New Jersey poker player Billy Vogel had been gathering holiday donations from poker players for five years. Valerio decided that some of the money raised through #SAPK would go to help Vogel’s efforts, though much of it would remain earmarked for a local Las Vegas organization. #SAPK, in turn, got a mention and a logo at the toy drive Vogel helped with in Atlantic County, N.J. In the end, #SAPK raised about $3,360. Valerio said about $2,560 went

to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children in Boulder City and the rest to Global Medical Relief Fund, an organization Vogel supports through his fundraising. Valerio said he’s open to doing the fundraiser again in the future. “I’m very moved, actually, by the demonstrations of kindness and be-

nevolence that I saw from so many of these individuals,” he said. “We’ve tapped into a giving spirit. I think the social media engine we’ve uncovered that can power contributions is one worth looking into.” He also emphasized how he hoped the fundraiser would counteract negative perceptions about poker

players, who aren’t always seen as the giving type. Andersen echoed that sentiment. “We get kind of a bad rap for being gamblers or whatever,” she said, “but I would actually say the poker community in general has some of the most generous and honorable people you would find in your entire life.”

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‘Think of the blog as a central piece of your brand’ The approach worked. One hundred forty animals found homes that day, including 127 dogs. Since that June 2013 event, the foundation’s blog has featured dozens more posts written by animal experts sharing the benefits and pitfalls of adoption and animal fostering, lists of breed traits, safety tips and more. The blog offers the foundation — a nonprofit organization that operates a shelter, adoption center, spay-and-neuter clinic and low-cost surgery center — a way to engage with the community. “We want to be a community resource for people who have pets or who are looking to get one,” Scheibe said. “We want to provide people an opportunity to engage and learn MILES more about everything we do.” Whether your business is a pet-adoption nonprofit, a boutique hotel or a momand-pop pizza shop, a blog can be an inexpensive tool to give you a voice and help you get the word out about what you do. Lauren Levin is vice president of integrated marketing at SBE, the parent of company of SLS Las Vegas. Levin started SBE’s blog in March, several months before SLS opened. The results have been positive, she said. “Think of the blog as a central piece of your brand,” Levin said. “Be engaging, and your readers will feel a part of that brand.” Zach Miles is executive director of economic development and technology transfer at UNLV’s Division of Research and Economic Development. Miles has worked with more than 100 startups over more than a decade. He has seen blogs successfully test market fit, push promotions and build brand recognition. “You can engage a huge community quickly,” said Miles, who also works as director of the Nevada Small Business Development Center at UNLV. “You can use a blog to be a sounding board for ideas, a lowcost research-and-development tool that lets you pivot quickly.” Here are seven tips for business blogging.

The Animal Foundation uses its blog to promote upcoming events. This post was published in June 2013 in advance of the Hot Dogs Adopt-a-thon.

Don’t spam “It’s an absolute no-no to always talk about yourself,” Levin said. SBE’s blog is about more than hotel promotions. For example, writers have examined Art Basel, a Miami Beach art event (SBE has a hotel there) and top Las Vegas karaoke bars (none of which is in SLS). Be a little zany “You can drive a lot more buzz if you’re ‘out there’ as far as your voice, but make sure you’re not aggressive,” Miles said. “You don’t want to bring antagonism to your site.” In a world where click-bait is king, a catchy headline can make engagement soar. But you don’t want to risk the integrity of your brand for a few extra shares. Be consistent Having a blog (and keeping busy on social media) lets customers know your lights are on. Not only can regular blogging drive search engine optimization, it can build a regular audience that returns to your site because it knows something new will be available. Levin posts five or six times a week, or more if there’s a big event to promote. Talk about what you know If you sell skateboards, talk about the best skating spots in your city. Use your expertise to your advan-

TIPS FOR GETTING YOUr BLOG OFF THE GROUND Don’t have a blog yet? Here’s what you need to get started. Find your voice Before you start publishing, decide on the tone of your blog. Do you sell life insurance and want a serious tone to put your customers at ease? Or does your brand market to teens who enjoy jokes and memes?

Choose talking points Figure out what your brand can speak about to gain credibility. SBE’s five talking points are food, drink, art, design and travel, and the blog aims to serve as a “lifestyle guide” for customers. Once you’ve decided on topics, create an editorial calendar and write sample posts to show stakeholders. Plan how often you’ll post and whom your writers will be.

tage. If you’re feeling ambitious, forge partnerships with known industry experts and get them to guest post. Test your ideas Use your blog to test new products. Blogging, combined with social media, is a perfect format for low-cost research and development. Float new ideas or products to see how your followers respond. be Short and sweet Blogging is not a long-form essay. You want to be entertaining but also make your point before your reader clicks away. Goal No. 1: Make your post interesting enough that people share it on social media. “Your blog needs to be easy to engage with,” Miles said. “Think about the most memorable interactions you have in a day.” Blog like you text, Miles suggested. “People get their point across quickly in an amusing, engaging way,” he said. Show, don’t tell People love something to look at. Photos on Facebook receive 53 percent more likes than text alone, a 2012 study by Hubspot found. So include photos, memes, gifs and videos in your blog posts. A picture can get your message across in seconds. Reading text requires a much longer investment.

Reach out and partner Create a social plan. Build partnerships with industry leaders who can promote your brand. SBE, for example, works with guest bloggers, such as chef Jose Andres, who have a large number of social media followers. A post authored by an industry leader or recognizable name and shared to his followers can go viral, increasing visibility of your brand dramatically and bringing an avalanche of hits to your site.


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Calendar of events Monday, January 12

Location: Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas

Information: Visit naiopnv.org UNLV Third Annual STEM Summit Time: 3-4:30 p.m. Cost: Free Location: Stan Fulton Building Ballroom, UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas Information: RSVP to 702-895-1345 Panelists will discuss retention and recruitment, working with federal entities, how to use programming opportunities and approaches for recruiting minorities in STEM and health sciences. Program continues 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 13 Henderson Chamber of Commerce networking breakfast: “Strategic Planning for Your Business – Why You Need to Do It” Time: 7-9 a.m. Cost: $25 for members; $45 for nonmembers; additional $10 for walk-ins

Location: Wildhorse Golf Club, 2100 W. Warm Springs Road, Henderson Information: Call 702-565-8951 Bruce Ford, an executive at City National Bank, is the featured speaker.

Society for Marketing Professional Services luncheon: Economic Outlook 2015 Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: $35 for members; $50 for nonmembers (includes lunch) Location: Maggiano’s Little Italy, Fashion Show, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas Information: Visit smpslasvegas.com Journalist Jon Ralston will moderate a discussion about the economic outlook for 2015.

Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce policy committee meeting: Insurance Time: 10-11:30 a.m. Cost: Free Location: Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, 575 Symphony Park Ave., Suite 100, Las Vegas Information: Call 702-641-5822 Explore issues relevant to health, property and casualty insurance, and how each affects Nevada’s business community.

Wednesday, January 14 Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce policy committee meeting: Health care Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: Free; RSVP requested

Location: Roseman University College of Medicine, 10530 Discovery Drive, Las Vegas Information: Call 702-641-5822 Chamber members and their employees can learn about health care topics.

Thursday, January 15 “Forecast 2015 Southern Nevada’s Commercial Market Recovery: Are We There Yet?” Time: Registration begins 7:30 a.m.; program ends 11:30 a.m. Cost: $80

The Southern Nevada chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association and the Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies present a panel discussion about Southern Nevada’s commercial real estate market and a look at national real estate trends.

Henderson Chamber of Commerce: Foundations for Success Time: 9 a.m.-noon Cost: Free, for Henderson Chamber members only Information: RSVP to Nancy Aquino at 702-9927200 ext. 0 or naquino@hendersonchamber.com Location: Henderson Business Resource Center, Wells Fargo Building, 112 S. Water St., Henderson Brian Mell, assistant marketing manager of BannerView.com, will discuss search-engine optimization and social media and explain elements crucial to companies that want to compete online.

Information: Visit dannyvegaslive.com Network with local business leaders and entrepreneurs in a friendly, professional environment; geared toward getting name and brand exposure.

Wednesday, January 21 American Institute of Architects Las Vegas January membership meeting Time: 5:30-8 p.m. Cost: Free for AIA members; $30 for nonmembers; RSVP required

Location: 5th Street School auditorium, 401 S. 4th St., Las Vegas Information: Contact Kelly Lavigne at 702-8950936 or klavigne@aianevada.org Now that the Interstate 11 corridor connecting Las Vegas and Phoenix is a reality and the Nevada Department of Transportation designated U.S. 95 a proposed route between Las Vegas and Interstate 80, what will come for growth and development in Southern Nevada?

Thursday, January 22

Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys January luncheon and CLE: Ethics in 2015 Time: 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: $32 for members;

Henderson Chamber of Commerce Roadmap to Success: “The Amazing Secrets to Networking in the Chamber” Time: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Cost: Free for Henderson

$52 for nonmembers

Chamber of Commerce members; $25 for nonmembers; additional $10 for walk-ins; RSVP by Jan. 20 Location: HBRC Seminar Room, Wells Fargo Building, 112 S. Water St., Henderson Information: Call 702-565-8951 David Dassow, director of the Las Vegas Marketing Association, will be the featured speaker.

Location: Las Vegas Country Club, 3000 Joe W. Brown Drive, Las Vegas Information: Email info@snawa.com or visit snawa.org Dennis Kennedy of Bailey Kennedy will present a one-hour ethics seminar.

Saturday, January 17 League of Women Voters of Las Vegas Valley monthly meeting Time: 9:30 a.m. breakfast; 10 a.m. presentation Cost: $20 breakfast with reservation; $5 admission Location: Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane, Las

QuickBooks advanced class Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: $299 Location: 10777 W. Twain Ave., Suite 225, Las Vegas

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davehallsba.com QuickBooks users can gain a better understanding of payroll, inventory and reports.

gasvalley.org David Byerman, former secretary of the Nevada Senate, will talk about advocacy and the upcoming legislative session.

Asian Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon Time: 7:30-9 p.m. Cost: $35 for members; $45

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Tuesday, January 20 Henderson Chamber of Commerce new member briefing Time: 8-9 a.m. Cost: Free Location: HBRC Seminar Room, Wells Fargo Building, 112 S. Water St., Henderson

Information: Call 702-565-8951

for nonmembers Location: Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas Information: Visit lvacc.org Rossi Ralenkotter, president of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, will speak.

Friday, January 23

For new members looking to increase their organization’s visibility through member benefits.

Urban Chamber of Commerce coffee mixer Time: 9-10 a.m. Location: Coffee, Tea or Me? Espresso Bar, 2600

“The Great American Business Mixer” Time: 6:30-9 p.m. Cost: Free Location: Blue Martini, Town Square, 6593 Las

W. Sahara Ave., Suite 121, Las Vegas Information: Call 702-648-6222 or email info@ urbanchamber.org Guests will receive complimentary coffee.

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Records and Transactions BANKRUPTCIES CHAPTER 11 Flamingo-Pecos Surgery Center LLC 4275 Burnham Ave., Suite 101 Las Vegas, NV 89119 Attorney: Zachariah Larson of Larson & Zirzow at carey@lzlawnv.com

BID OPPORTUNITIES TUESDAY, JANUARY 13 2 p.m. Chiller maintenance University Medical Center Veronica Kammler at veronica.kammler@umcsn.com

THURSDAY, JANUARY 15 3 p.m. Annual requirements contract for full-coverage maintenance services for elevators and escalators located on pedestrian bridges lot Clark County, 603474 Adriane Garcia at akgarcia@ClarkCountyNV.gov 3 p.m. Current production model 12-passenger prisoner transport van Clark County, 603554 Sandra Mendoza at sda@ClarkCountyNV.gov

BROKERED TRANSACTIONS SALES $8,200,000 for 73,455 square feet, retail Craig Valley Plaza, 4180-4280 W. Craig Road, North Las Vegas 89032 Seller: Omninet Craig LLC Seller agent: Charles Moore, Marlene Fujita Winkel and Ashley Kolaczynski of CBRE Las Vegas Buyer: Marker Craig LLC Buyer agent: Jeff Chain of Millennium Commercial Properties $7,506,450 for 69,173 square feet, office building and eight residential homes 2975 S. Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas 89146 Seller: CMA Industries LLC and Solutions Holdings LLC Seller agent: Cathy Jones, Paul Miachika, Jessica Cegavske and Roy Fritz of Sun Commercial Real Estate Inc. Buyer: STORE Capital Acquisitions LLC Buyer agent: Did not disclose $5,200,000 for 57,359 square feet, retail 3640 Swenson St., Las Vegas 89169 Seller: 820-860 Twain LLC Seller agent: Cathy Jones, Paul Miachika, Jessica Cegavske and

Roy Fritz of Sun Commercial Real Estate Inc. Buyer: Swenson Properties LLC Buyer agent: Did not disclose $5,000,000 for 100,095 square feet, retail 202-209 S. Decautur Blvd., Las Vegas 89118 Seller: Wells Fargo care of Situs Holdings Seller agent: Joe Bonifatto of Colliers International Buyer: Brixton Capital Buyer agent: Did not disclose $1,890,000 for 15,118 square feet, industrial 6655 and 6659 Schuster St., Las Vegas 89118 Seller: CPI Six LLC and CPI Seven LLC Seller agent: Cathy Jones, Paul Miachika, Jessica Cegavske and Roy Fritz of Sun Commercial Real Estate Inc. Buyer: Premium Produce LLC Buyer agent: Justin Michaels of The Cornerstone Co. $1,325,000 for 7,000 square feet, retail 2010 E. Lake Mead Blvd., North Las Vegas 89156 Seller: 2010 E. Lake Mead LLC Seller agent: David Frear and Pat Marsh of Colliers International Buyer: Carmar LLC Buyer agent: Cathy Jones, Paul Miachika, Jessica Cegavske and Roy Fritz of Sun Commercial Real Estate Inc. $600,000 for 2.3 acres, land Olsen Street and Eagle Rock Road, Henderson 89011 Seller: Did not disclose Seller agent: Did not disclose Buyer: Blue Bell Creameries LP Buyer agent: Dan Doherty, Susan Borst, Chris Lane and Jerry Doty of Colliers International $455,000 for 4,744 square feet, industrial 3985 E. Patrick Lane, Las Vegas 89120 Seller: Joyce LaGrange Seller agent: Suzette LaGrange, Brian Riffel and Tyler Jones of Colliers International Buyer: CIRTAP LLC Buyer agent: Did not disclose $125,000 for 2,400 square feet, industrial 2147 N. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas 89108 Seller: CXA Corp. Seller agent: Chris Lexis and Joe Leavitt of Avison Young Buyer: Jose Ramon Topete and Leticia Topete Buyer agent: Martha Arriola of General Realty

LEASES $6,642,000 for 64,795 square feet, retail for 144 months Rainbow Promenade, 2051 N. Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas 89108 Landlord: CW Capital Asset Management Landlord agent: Liz Clare and Jackie Young of Avison Young Tenant: Hobby Lobby Stores Tenant agent: Bill Dunbar of Dunbar Commercial $5,502,000 for 40,013 square feet, retail for 120 months Rainbow Promenade, 2051 N. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 51E, Las Vegas 89108 Landlord: CW Capital Asset Management Landlord agent: Liz Clare and Jackie Young of Avison Young Tenant: American Multi-Cinema Tenant agent: Did not disclose $1,895,957 for 25,254 square feet, industrial for 65 months 1181 Grier Drive, Las Vegas 89119 Landlord: The Realty Associates Fund IX, LP Landlord agent: Did not disclose Tenant: U.S Telepacific Corp. Tenant agent: Mike Dunn and Paula Lea of Cushman and Wakefield Commerce $1,087,700 for 11,515 square feet, office for 63 months 6830 W. Oquendo, Suite 102, Las Vegas 89118 Landlord: Sanmar Investments LLC and Healthinsight Corp. Landlord agent: Soozi Jones Walker and Bobbi Miracle of Commercial Executives Real Estate Services Tenant: Did not disclose Tenant agent: Did not disclose $388,800 for 4,800 square feet, retail for 60 months 9640 W. Tropicana Ave., Suites 123126, Las Vegas 89147 Landlord: Teepee Development LLC Landlord agent: Soozi Jones Walker and Bobbi Miracle of Commercial Executives Real Estate Services Tenant: Studio Salons Tropicana LLC Tenant agent: Did not disclose $348,618 for 3,648 square feet, retail for 60 months 3882-3836 Meadows Lane, Las Vegas 89107 Landlord: Earl M Morimoto Trust Landlord agent: Justin Michaels and Elmore Bacon of he Cornerstone Co. Tenant: Great Clips Inc. Tenant agent: Mike Dunn and Paula Lea of Cushman and Wakefield Commerce $195,465 for 2,075 square feet, retail for 66 months 450 E. Silverado Ranch, Las Vegas 89123 Landlord: Silverado Partners LTD

and Michael D Tarandy Revocable Trust Landlord agent: Todd Manning and Dan Hubbard of Cushman & Wakefield Commerce Tenant: Sang Im Lee, Alan Harmon Lee and Lillian Hyojin Tenant agent: Stacy L. Inness of Bershire Hathaway Home Services $86,862 for 1,188 square feet, office for 40 months 9121 W. Russell Road, Suite 112, Las Vegas 89148 Landlord: Beltway Development Group LLC Landlord agent: Soozi Jones Walker and Bobbi Miracle of Commercial Executives Real Estate Services Tenant: Kindred Nevada LLC Tenant agent: Did not disclose $56,484 for 4,000 square feet, industrial for 24 months 3210 W. Desert Inn Road, Las Vegas 89102 Landlord: Fisher Brothers Las Vegas LLC Landlord agent: Leo Biedermann of Cushman & Wakefield Commerce Tenant: Pebble Stone Coatings Inc. Tenant agent: Did not disclose $54,168 for 2,280 square feet, office for 24 months 1081-1091 S. Cimarron Blvd., Las Vegas 89145 Landlord: CIMM81 LLC Landlord agent: Pete Janemark of Cushman and Wakefield Commerce Tenant: Aristotle Electric LLC Tenant agent: Did not disclose $45,072 for 1,963 square feet, industrial for 36 months 3021 Rigel Ave., Las Vegas 89102 Landlord: Fisher Brothers Las Vegas LLC Landlord agent: Leo Biedermann of Cushman & Wakefield Commerce Tenant: Desert Sun Entertainment LLC Tenant agent: Did not disclose $41,184 for 4,832 square feet, industrial for 12 months 3206 W. Desert Inn Road, Las Vegas 89102 Landlord: Fisher Brothers Las Vegas LLC Landlord agent: Leo Biedermann of Cushman & Wakefield Commerce Tenant: Affinitylifestyle.com Tenant agent: Did not disclose $39,714 for 1,182 square feet, retail for 39 months 9640 W. Tropicana Ave., Suite 114, Las Vegas 89147 Landlord: Teepee Development LLC Landlord agent: Soozi Jones Walker and Bobbi Miracle of Commercial Executives Real Estate Services Tenant: Luxurious Living LLC Tenant agent: Did not disclose $31,904 for 622 square feet, retail for 40 months

Bianca Plaza, 2967 Industrial Road, Las Vegas 89109 Landlord: Leonardi Properties Inc. Landlord agent: Lauren Tabeek of Voit Real Estate Services Tenant: AAA Finger Prints Tenant agent: RG Boniella Real Estate $29,640 for 2,016 square feet, industrial for 24 months 2907 Meade Ave., Las Vegas 89102 Landlord: Fisher Brothers Las Vegas LLC Landlord agent: Leo Biedermann of Cushman & Wakefield Commerce Tenant: JRW Services LLC Tenant agent: Did not disclose

BUSINESS LICENSES A2 Auto Repair Business type: Automotive garage Address: 1721 N. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas Owner: William Mananquil Adams House Apartments Business type: Apartments Address: 305 N. 10th St., Las Vegas Owner: Gateway LV LLC Adriana’s Tax Services LLC Business type: Business support Address: 929 N. Pecos Road, Las Vegas Owner: Jorge Vidaurre Adrianna Wechsler Zimring Business type: Professional medical services Address: 7341 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 170, Las Vegas Owner: Adrianna Wechsler Zimring Advantage Massage Business type: Massage Address: 7380 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 100, Las Vegas Owner: Lisa Agnew Alex Mejia Business type: Real estate Address: 9420 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 100, Las Vegas Owner: Alex Mejia American Crane Business type: Rental Address: 3756 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas Owner: Bobstar Enterprises Amerigas Propane Ltd. Partnership Business type: Express delivery service Address: 4420 McGuire St., Las Vegas Owner: Amerigas Propane Inc. Anaya & Anaya LLC Business type: Rental property Address: 3545 Rio Robles Drive, Suite A, North Las Vegas Owner: Anaya & Anaya LLC


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Records and Transactions Angelo’s Pizza Kitchen Business type: Restaurant Address: 5861 W. Craig Road, Suite 103, Las Vegas Owner: Zardana LLC

Cricket Wireless Business type: Retail Address: 1020 W. Owens Ave., Las Vegas Owner: Wireless & Beyond NV LLC

Erin Camp Business type: Real estate Address: 9420 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 100, Las Vegas Owner: Erin Camp

Ann Evans Creative Costumes Business type: Sales Address: 5025 Blue Rose St., North Las Vegas Owner: Charlotte Miller-Evans

Crosby & Fox LLC Business type: Professional services Address: 710 S. Eighth St., Las Vegas Owner: David M. Crosby

Events With A Twist LLC Business type: Alcohol beverage caterer Address: 233 S. Fourth St., Las Vegas Owner: Jennifer K. Colacion

Barbara Kay Snyder Business type: Real estate Address: 9420 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 100, Las Vegas Owner: Barbara Kay Snyder

CS Autohaus LLC Business type: Automotive sales Address: 3170 Polaris Ave., Suite 34, Las Vegas Owner: Curt Schmalz

Beaute Supplies On The Go Business type: Beauty supplies Address: 1323 Reverend Wilson Ave., North Las Vegas Owner: Rosario Deniz

Culichi Sushi Business type: Restaurant Address: 2462 Las Vegas Blvd. North, North Las Vegas Owner: Culichi Inc.

Boy Meets Universe Business type: Education retail Address: 2733 Tarbert St., Henderson Owner: Boy Meets Universe Ltd.

Dax Jones Business type: Insurance Address: 9555 Hillwood Drive, Suite 140, Las Vegas Owner: Dax Jones

Bratton Enterprise LLC Business type: Websites Address: 1349 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Suite 316, Henderson Owner: Bratton Enterprise LLC

Dischbein Motor Sports Business type: Automobile garage Address: 2926 Brookspark Drive, North Las Vegas Owner: Dischbein Motor Sports

Brookstone Stores Inc. No. 990 Business type: Retail Address: 2225 Village Walk Drive, Suite 191, Henderson Owner: Brookstone Stores Inc. Centurylink Communications LLC Business type: Public utility telephone Address: 6700 Via Austi Parkway, Las Vegas Owner: Kay C. Buchart Charnel Spa Business type: Cosmetology Address: 820 Rancho Lane, Suite 60, Las Vegas Owner: Nelly Scheer Chase Insurance Agency Inc. Business type: Insurance Address: 1990 Village Center Circle, Suites 7 and 8, Las Vegas Owner: James Cecil Chase Insurance Agency Inc. Business type: Insurance Address: 761 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 120, Las Vegas Owner: Gregory Quental Citrus Apartments Business type: Apartments Address: 60 N. Pecos Road, Las Vegas Owner: Omninet Southwest LP Collette’s Consultants Business type: Professional services Address: 325 S. Third St., Suite 6, Las Vegas Owner: Collette Putnam

Doty Originals Business type: Trucking Address: 4718 Magic Peak Court, Las Vegas Owner: Luanne Strauser Dynamic Fit Club Business type: Miscellaneous Address: 720 Center St., Suite 100, Henderson Owner: Raul Villavicencio-Robles and Roxana Bello-Cisneros EBL Landscape LLC Business type: Residential property maintenance Address: 2010 Stanley Ave., Las Vegas Owner: Esteban Ballinas El Pueblo Tax Services Business type: Business support Address: 5636 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite A, Las Vegas Owner: El Pueblo Tax Services Inc. Eldorado Valley Development Company Inc. Business type: Consulting business for land development Address: 145 E. Warm Springs Road, Las Vegas Owner: Eldorado Valley Development Company Inc. Elegante Banquet Hall Business type: Alcohol beverage caterer Address: 3020 E. Bonanza Road, Suite 110, Las Vegas Owner: Bonanza Mojave LLC

Eyebrows R Us Business type: Office services Address: 5861 W. Craig Road, Suite 102, Las Vegas Owner: Marketing Gurus Inc. Fix8 Fitness Café & Grill Business type: Restaurant Address: 650 E. Horizon Drive, Suite 1, Henderson Owner: Fix8 Fitness Restaurant LLC Furniture World Business type: Retail Address: 300 S. Martin Luther King Blvd., Las Vegas Owner: RJV Consulting Inc. Gabriel Garcia Business type: Real estate Address: 5550 Painted Mirage Road, Suite 140, Las Vegas Owner: Gabriel Garcia Gillett Construction LLC Business type: Contractor Address: 980 American Pacific Drive, Suite 106, Henderson Owner: Gillett Construction LLC Glenn K. Smith Business type: Real estate Address: 614 N. Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas Owner: Glenn K. Smith Grosvenor Tax Services Business type: Bookkeeper Address: 6416 Bright Morning St., North Las Vegas Owner: Richard Grosvenor Hejmanowski & McCrea LLC Business type: Professional services Address: 520 S. Fourth St., Suite 320, Las Vegas Owner: Malani L. Kotchka Ipswich Clambake LV Business type: Nonfarm product vendor Address: 1600 N. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas Owner: Ipswich Clambake LLC JUSTICE International Church Of Deliverance Business type: Office services Address: 1532 H St., Las Vegas Owner: Delores Collins Jasam Cleaning Services Business type: Janitorial Address: 27 Sunny Day Ave., North Las Vegas

Owner: Nancy Hernandez JBT LLC Business type: Online sales Address: 149 N. Gibson Road, Suite D, Henderson Owner: JBT LLC Johnny’s Mattresses & Furniture Business type: Mattresses and furniture sales Address: 1419 N. Boulder Highway, Suite B, Henderson Owner: John and Melinda Leake Kandace Fischer Business type: Real estate Address: 9420 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 100, Las Vegas Owner: Kandace Fischer Kaules Fine Art Business type: Photography Address: 341 Faulkner Court, Henderson Owner: Stanley Kaules

BUILDING PERMITS $20,000,000, tenant improvement-detention facilities 330 S. Casino Center Blvd., Las Vegas Sletten Construction of Nevada Inc./Clark County Detention Center $20,000,000, tenant improvement-detention facilities 330 S. Casino Center Blvd., Las Vegas Sletten Construction of Nevada Inc./Clark County Detention Center $20,000,000, tenant improvement-detention facilities 330 S. Casino Center Blvd., Las Vegas Sletten Construction of Nevada Inc./Clark County Detention Center $2,400,000, tenant improvementmedical offices 888 S. Rancho Drive, Suite 200, Las Vegas SR Construction $2,200,008, commercial-new 360 W. Cheyenne Ave., North Las Vegas Cambridge Builders Inc./Republic Silver State Disposal

280 N. Gibson Road, Henderson Youngblood Architecture $434,726, wall fence-block or retaining 9724 W. Deer Springs Way, Las Vegas Frehner Masonry Inc. $425,000, tenant improvementcasino banquet hall demolition 129 Fremont St., Las Vegas The Penta Building Group Inc. $350,000, tenant improvementnursing homes 3100 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas Hospitality Renovation Service $248,342, residential-new 9732 University Ridge Ave., Las Vegas Greystone Nevada LLC $227,781, residential-new 9627 University Ridge Ave., Las Vegas Greystone Nevada LLC $186,273, residential-new 8900 Kenzie Cove St., Las Vegas Richmond American Homes of Nevada $186,257, residential-new 803 Via Serenelia, Henderson Greystone Nevada LLC $186,257, residential-new 877 Via del Cerchi, Henderson Greystone Nevada LLC $185,647, residential-new 12241 Olivetta Court, Las Vegas Pulte Homes of Nevada $180,427, residential-new 9733 University Ridge Ave., Las Vegas Greystone Nevada LLC $175,008, residential-new 3281 Grayson Lake Court, Las Vegas Adaven Homes LLC $173,448, residential-new 2815 Shining Sun Way, Henderson Greystone Nevada LLC $173,448, residential-new 2816 Grand Helios Way, Henderson Greystone Nevada LLC

$806,756, commercial-addition 4335 Arcata Way, North Las Vegas Bixby Land Co.

$169,732, residential-new 881 Via del Cerchi, Henderson Greystone Nevada LLC

$704,322, fire protection 3700 Bay Lake Trail, North Las Vegas Vegas Valley Fire Protection

$167,685, residential-new 12220 Olivetta Court, Las Vegas Pulte Homes of Nevada

$630,430, commercial-alteration 2542 Las Vegas Blvd. North, North Las Vegas Kalb Industries of Nevada Ltd./ Silver Nugget Gaming $580,592, commercial-remodel

$167,685, residential-new 350 Evante St., Las Vegas Pulte Homes of Nevada $163,189, residential-new 185 Elk Cove Court, Henderson Beazer Homes Holdings Corp.


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Records and Transactions $162,302, residential-new 1949 Galleria Spada St., Henderson Toll Henderson LLC $160,472, residential-new 2827 Shining Sun Way, Henderson Greystone Nevada LLC $159,142, residential-new 2823 Shining Sun Way, Henderson Greystone Nevada LLC $158,900, tenant improvementassembly hall 1550 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Suite E, Henderson Trident Construction Corp./Brentwood Horizon Ridge LLC $158,404, residential-new 3636 Corte Bella Hills Ave., North Las Vegas JF Shea Co. Inc. $157,019, residential-new 346 Evante St., Las Vegas Pulte Homes of Nevada $152,067, commercial-remodel 2475 Village View Drive, Suite 200, Henderson Nevada General Construction/Resort at Green Valley Ranch $150,000, tenant improvementnursing homes 3100 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas Layton Construction Co. Inc. $143,616, residential-new 192 Leaf Tree Ave., Henderson Beazer Homes Holdings Corp. $142,396, residential-new 2323 Bonate Sorro St., Henderson KB Home Nevada Inc. $141,198, residential-new 10747 Hammett Park Ave., Las Vegas Toll North LV LLC

William Lyon Homes Inc. $122,500, mechanical-HVAC 9900 Isaac Newton Way, Las Vegas Rocky Mountain Mechanical Inc. $122,407, residential-new 8909 Kenzie Cove St., Las Vegas Richmond American Homes of Nevada $117,368, residential-new 5012 Alejandro Way, Lot 10, North Las Vegas William Lyon Homes Inc. $114,671, residential-new 2819 Shining Sun Way, Henderson Greystone Nevada LLC $113,865, residential-new 10748 Knickerbocker Ave., Las Vegas Ryland Homes $113,728, residential-new 802 Via Serenelia, Henderson Greystone Nevada LLC $113,728, residential-new 873 Via del Cerchi, Henderson Greystone Nevada LLC $113,173, residential-new 3115 Paladi Ave., Henderson KB Home Nevada Inc. $113,173, residential-new 3113 Paladi Ave., Henderson KB Home Nevada Inc. $107,731, residential-new 5008 Alejandro Way, Lot 9, North Las Vegas William Lyon Homes Inc. $107,296, residential-new 189 Elk Cove Court, Henderson Beazer Homes Holdings Corp.

$100,000, fire protection 3700 Bay Lake Trail, North Las Vegas Vegas Valley Fire Protection $100,000, fire protection 3700 Bay Lake Trail, North Las Vegas Vegas Valley Fire Protection $100,000, tenant improvementassembly hall 220 N. 14th St., Las Vegas Rafael Construction Inc. $99,747, residential-new 5634 Bishop Flowers St., Las Vegas Richmond American Homes of Nevada $99,747, residential-new 5630 Bishop Flowers St., Las Vegas Richmond American Homes of Nevada $99,435, residential-new 3927 Deluge Drive, Las Vegas Ryland Homes $94,297, residential-new 9037 Savvy Seam Court, Las Vegas Greystone Nevada LLC $94,297, residential-new 9036 Savvy Seam Court, Las Vegas Greystone Nevada LLC $94,297, residential-new 9040 Savvy Seam Court, Las Vegas Greystone Nevada LLC $90,495, residential-new 5845 Radiance Park St., North Las Vegas JF Shea Co. Inc. $90,000, residential-new 5664 Bishop Flowers St., Las Vegas Richmond American Homes of Nevada

Woodside Homes of Nevada LLC $70,000, tenant improvementoffices 9010 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas Tucker Construction $60,000, commercial-nightclub or restaurant tenant improvement 4420 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas Davaco $59,940, retaining wall 2771 Sacred Court, Henderson Hirschi Masonry LLC/Greystone Nevada LLC $58,824, residential-new 5668 Bishop Flowers St., Las Vegas Richmond American Homes of Nevada $54,326, commercial-remodel 1205 W. Warm Springs Road, Henderson LM Construction Co. LLC/Warm Springs Promenade LLC $50,000, residential-utility structure 5038 E. Monroe Ave., Las Vegas Cimarron Development Inc. $49,988, solar 2621 Cliff Lodge Ave., North Las Vegas Renewable Energy Electric $48,221, solar 11533 Sleepy Heaven Place, Las Vegas Summerlin Energy Las Vegas LLC $47,624, residential-addition 9704 Killymoon Ave., Las Vegas Reliabuilt Construction Co. $46,690, pool and/or spa 1084 Jesse Harbor Ave., Henderson DR Horton Inc.

$40,000, pool and/or spa 7721 Twin Tails St., Las Vegas Elizabeth Velasquez $39,287, solar 1925 Crown Lodge Lane, North Las Vegas US Renewable Energy Development $39,275, solar 1723 Leonard Lane, Las Vegas SolarCity Corp. $37,368, perimeter retaining wall 1095 College Heights Court, Henderson DR Horton Inc. $36,195, solar 34 Diamond Circle, Las Vegas SolarCity Corp. $36,000, commercial-remodel 10940 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 110, Henderson Legend Construction & Development $35,000, tenant improvementoffices 601 S. 10th St., Suite 205, Las Vegas Alan Jeskey Builders Inc.

CONVENTIONS Association of Fundraising Distributors & Suppliers Annual Convention & Trade Show 2015 Location: Paris Las Vegas Dates: Jan. 11-16 Expected attendance: 700 Manheim Sales Meeting 2015 Location: Red Rock Resort Dates: Jan. 12-16 Expected attendance: 700 Promotional Products Association International Expo 2015 Location: Mandalay Bay Dates: Jan. 13-15 Expected attendance: 20,000

$140,919, residential-new 12225 Argent Bay Ave., Las Vegas KB Home Nevada Inc.

$107,296, residential-new 188 Leaf Tree Ave., Henderson Beazer Homes Holdings Corp.

$90,000, residential-new 5660 Bishop Flowers St., Las Vegas Richmond American Homes of Nevada

$138,306, residential-new 8869 Kenzie Cove St., Las Vegas Richmond American Homes of Nevada

$106,000, commercial-remodel 490 N. Stephanie St., Henderson Galileo Galleria LLC/Galleria Commons

$90,000, residential-new 5663 Balsam St., Las Vegas Richmond American Homes of Nevada

$46,272, solar 1212 Moselle Court, Las Vegas Renewable Energy Electric

$137,784, tenant improvementstore 620 Shadow Lane, Las Vegas Affordable Concepts Inc.

$103,442, residential-new 9032 Savvy Seam Court, Las Vegas Greystone Nevada LLC

$90,000, residential-new 5667 Balsam St., Las Vegas Richmond American Homes of Nevada

$132,996, residential-new 6991 Comiskey Park St., Las Vegas Ryland Homes

$102,527, residential-new 3179 Biccari Ave., Henderson KB Home Nevada Inc.

$46,000, fence 6729 Fast Brook Court, North Las Vegas Hirschi Masonry LLC/Pardee Homes Nevada

$89,105, residential-new 9041 Savvy Seam Court, Las Vegas Greystone Nevada LLC

$132,764, residential-new 3640 Corte Bella Hills Ave., North Las Vegas JF Shea Co. Inc.

$102,355, residential-new 5717 Clear Haven Lane, North Las Vegas Beazer Homes Holdings Corp.

$86,662, residential-new 5849 Radiance Park St., North Las Vegas JF Shea Co. Inc.

$41,861, solar 6485 Gazania St., Las Vegas Summerlin Energy Las Vegas LLC

Army Navy Military Expo 2015 Location: Rio Dates: Jan. 18-20 Expected attendance: 3,000

$125,553, residential-new 5004 Alejandro Way, Lot 8, North Las Vegas

$101,600, residential-new 9033 Savvy Seam Court, Las Vegas Greystone Nevada LLC

$85,942, residential-new 7566 Whitman Colonial St., Las Vegas

$40,000, pool and/or spa 12279 Lost Treasure Ave., Las Vegas Desert Springs Pools and Spas

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$46,362, solar 9717 Highridge Drive, Las Vegas Renewable Energy Electric

$45,436, solar 601 Edgebrook Drive, Las Vegas SolarCity Corp.

International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association Wide World of Sales Meeting Location: Paris Las Vegas Dates: Jan. 13-17 Expected attendance: 500 Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show 2015 Location: Las Vegas Convention Center Dates: Jan. 14-16 Expected attendance: 4,000


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International CES cesweb.org

160,000

Jan. 6-9

Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week semashow.com

140,000

Nov. 3-6

National Association of Broadcasters nabshow.com

98,000

April 13-16

Shooting, Hunting & Outdoor Trade Show shotshow.org

67,000

Jan. 20-23

International Builders’ Show buildersshow.com

55,000

Jan. 20-22

Las Vegas Market - Winter 2015 lasvegasmarket.com

50,000

Jan. 18-22

Las Vegas Market - Summer 2015 lasvegasmarket.com

50,000

Aug. 2-6

World of Concrete 2015 worldofconcrete.com

48,000

Feb. 3-6

ASD Las Vegas March 2015 asdonline.com

46,000

March 1-4

ASD Las Vegas August 2015 asdonline.com

44,000

Aug. 2-5

2015 Pack Expo Las Vegas packexpolasvegas.com

43,000

Sept. 28-30

Super Mobility Week supermobilityweek.com

40,000

Sept. 9-11

Nightclub and Bar Show 2015 ncbshow.com

39,000

March 30-April 1

JCK Annual Trade Show jckgroup.com

37,500

May 29-June 1

RECon 2015 icsc.org

34,000

May 17-20

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS Annual Meeting 2015 aaos.org

33,000

March 24-28

National Hardware Show 2015 nationalhardwareshow.com

30,000

May 5-7

National Association of Convenience Stores Inc. Annual Meeting & Exposition 2015 nacsonline.com

30,000

Oct. 11-14

Cosmoprof North America cosmoprofnorthamerica.com

27,000

July 12-14

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