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EATER OUTREACH Restaurants invest time and resources in social media to attract customers, but how well does that work? By Howard Riell | Special to VEGAS INC

If you build it — a social media bridge to restaurantgoers — they will come, right? ¶ Not so fast. ¶ Social media is all the rage: The Pew Research Center reports adults who use Instagram has doubled in two years from 13 percent in 2012 to 26 percent in 2014. ¶ But a majority of Americans — 62 percent — say social media has no social media, Continued on page 15

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Number of Culinary Union workers at the Palms who will be affected by Sodexo taking over food service outlets at the resort.

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A co-managing parter of the law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck talks about hunger and education in Southern Nevada, the challenge of making time for family and work, and the revitalization of downtown Las Vegas’ food scene. THE NOTES People on the move, P4

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When Scheme Events launched in 2010 and started getting overrun with welcome bag orders, they decided a full, separate business made sense. So in 2013, Welcome Bag Shoppe was born to save clients the time and energy of stuffing bags. TALKING POINTS Nevada agriculture is not an enemy of conservation, P7

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GROCERY CHAIN BITES OFF MORE THAN IT CAN CHEW In business, having a healthy appetite for growth usually is seen as a good thing. Tell that to Haggen. The Bellingham, Wash.-based grocery chain expanded to Southern Nevada this year with seven new stores, part of a massive growth spurt that took the company from 18 locations and 2,000 employees to 164 stores and more than 10,000 workers. Haggen did this by acquiring 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores. Albertsons had signed a deal to buy Vons’ owner for about $9 billion, and to get the Federal Trade Commission’s approval, the companies agreed to sell 168 stores nationally. After gobbling up stores, though, Haggen’s new girth is proving too much. In July, it said it would lay off employees

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locally and in California and Arizona; in August, news reports said the company planned to close or sell 27 stores, including in Nevada; and in a 10-day span this month, Haggen sued Albertsons for more than $1 billion in damages, filed for bankruptcy protection and announced that, given its need to slim down and save money, its Pacific Southwest regional CEO had left the company amid a corporate consolidation. Being big has its perks, but as Haggen learned, sometimes it pays to be the little guy. — ELI SEGALL

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Wes Crockett joined the sales team of LP Insurance Services.

jak is vice president of operations and Tom Nieman is vice president of marketing and interim vice president of sales at JCM Global.

Trufusion, a workout studio that offers heated fusion crockett workouts, plans to open eight locations in Nevada over the next five years. The newly franchised fitness studio signed an area development agreement with Ryan M. Craig and Brian Affronti of Drai’s Management Group. The first location is slated to open by the end of 2015 in Downtown Summerlin.

Micah Phillips is marketing director of Nevada State Bank.

Patrice Ross was elected state director of the Nevada State SHRM Council, the state affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. ross Ross has more than 15 years of human resources experience working primarily for nonprofit and government-contracting organizations. Maranda Jacobs is corporate marketing coordinator at Las Vegas Events. She previously worked for Stoney’s Rockin’ Country and Las Vegas Bull.

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Successful Meetings magazine’s list of the 25 Most Infuential People in the Meetings Industry includes MGM Resorts International’s Michael Dominguez dominguez and the Imex Group’s Carina Bauer. Dominguez is senior vice president and chief sales officer at MGM; Bauer is CEO of Imex. Daniel Wani is managing director of trust and wealth planning at the Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank. John Garner is chief financial officer, David Kuba-

Scott Hickman is a senior staffing specialist at Millenium Staffing Solutions. Sharon Rossie is president of the Nevada Policy Research Institute. Rossie previously served as president of the institute from 2006 to 2011. Natalie DeNardo was named a Championship Agent by Farmers Insurance for her customer focus. The program recognizes the top 3 percent of agents in the organization. Jackie Zlatanovski is a Realtor with Key Realty. She specializes in investment and residential properties. For the second consecutive year, Meadows Bank made DepositAccounts’ Top 200 Healthiest Banks in America

Jamie Garrett is Interblock’s promotions and creative services manager. Gabriel Shepherd is business and development director at SGEi, a consulting firm.

Tim McGovern is a partner at Ernst & Young. He is a member of the phillips firm’s assurance practice and focuses on gaming.

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Five Las Vegas restaurants received the Grand Award — the highest honor — in Wine Spectator’s 2015 Restaurant Awards, which highlights restaurants internationally with the best wine selections. They are Aureole at Mandalay Bay, Delmonico Steakhouse at the Venetian, Joel Robuchon Restaurant at MGM Grand, Picasso at Bellagio and Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace. Other restaurants recognized are Alize at the Palms, Andre’s at Monte Carlo, Aquaknox at the Venetian, B&B Ristorante at the Venetian, Bar Masa at Aria, Bardot Brasserie at Aria, Bazaar Meat at SLS Las Vegas, Biscayne at Tropicana, Blossom at Aria, Bouchon at the Venetian, Brand Steakhouse at Monte Carlo, Canal Street at the Orleans, Canaletto at the Venetian, Capital Grille at Fashion Show, Carnevino Italian Steakhouse at Palazzo, Charcoal Room at Santa Fe Station, Charlie Palmer Steak at the Four Seasons, Craftsteak at MGM Grand, Del Frisco’s on Paradise, Don Vito’s at South Point, Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at MGM Grand, Ferraro’s on Paradise, Fleming’s on Charleston, Fleming’s Town Square, Fleur at Mandalay Bay, Fogo de Chao on Flamingo, Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas, Hakkasan at MGM Grand, Jaleo at the Cosmopolitan, Jasmine at Bellagio, Jean-Georges Steakhouse at Aria, Joe’s Stone Crab at Caesars, Julian Serrano at Aria, L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon at MGM Grand, Le Cirque at Bellagio, Lotus of Siam

Sunrise Health recently unveiled a “Royals” double-decker bus. In addition, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center now offers blue-light cystoscopy with cysview, an optical imaging solution to detect papillary cancer of the bladder in patients with known or suspected bladder cancer. (COURTESY PHOTO) on Sahara, Mastro’s Ocean Club at Crystals in CityCenter, Michael Mina at Bellagio, Mix at Delano Las Vegas, Morels at the Palazzo, Nora’s Italian Cuisine on Flamingo, Olives at Bellagio, Oscar’s at the Plaza, Otto Enoteca at the Venetian, Palms at Caesars, Phil’s Italian Steakhouse at Treasure Island, Portofino at the Mirage, Prime Steakhouse at Bellagio, Sage at Aria, Sensi at Bellagio, Shibuya at MGM Grand, Silverado at South Point, Smith & Wollensky on Las Vegas Boulevard, Stripsteak at Mandalay Bay, Table 10 at the Palazzo, T-Bones at Red Rock Resort, Tender at Luxor, Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak at the Mirage, Top of the World at Stratosphere, Tuscany Gardens at Tuscany Suites, Twist at Mandarin Oriental, Vic & Anthony’s at Golden Nugget and Vintner Grill on Charleston. Honorees of the 2015 Hermes Creative Awards were announced. The awards are administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The Nevada Youth Legislature Foundation won a platinum award, while MGM Resorts International and the Firm Public Relations and Marketing won platinum and gold awards. Silver Ridge Healthcare Center in Las Vegas and Prestige Senior Living at Mira Loma in Henderson won 2015 Bronze – Commitment to Quality awards from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. Azzurre Vodka and Azzurre Gin now are available at all Lee’s Discount Liquor locations, M Resort and select restaurants and bars. Smith’s spent $3.7 million to remodel its store at 7130 N. Durango Drive, Las Vegas. Updates include a 1,000-square-foot Starbucks, a Murray’s Cheese store, a sushi-salad bar area and more self-checkout stations. Braddah’s Island Style opened at 7315 W. Warm Spring Road, Las Vegas. Aristocrat and International Games System launched Fa Fa Fa Slots, a mobile game tailored for the AsiaPacific social casino market.

Palazzo Broadcast Studio opened at Lagasse’s Stadium in the Palazzo. “Yahoo Sports Radio’s Sports X Radio” and “Ballin’ Live” are broadcast from there. America First Credit Union opened a branch at 10608 S. Eastern Ave., Suite E, Henderson. Red Rock Resort landed No. 8 on the Top 10 list of Best U.S. Casinos from USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel awards contest. The resort is the only Las Vegas casino to make the Top 10 list. Software development and mobile innovation firm Raster will open an office in Chicago. The International School of Hospitality, Les Clefs d’Or USA and the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute created a Certified Hotel Concierge credential, which establishes global professional standards for hotel concierges. An NV Energy Business Solutions Center opened at 6226 W. Sahara Blvd., Las Vegas. Rapid Refill of Las Vegas changed its name to Vegas Ink and Toner. Dig This, a heavy equipment playground, received its fourth TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. Preferred Public Relations represents “Aussie Hunks,” a male strip show at the D Las Vegas. WGU Nevada, a nonprofit, online, competency-based university, opened headquarters at the InNEVation Center, 6795 S. Edmond St., Las Vegas. Edge Steakhouse opened at the Westgate. Vegas PBS received a national PBS Development Award in the Special Achievement category for its workforce training program. Nathan Adelson Hospice is participating in the Medicare Care Choices Model, which provides qualifying beneficiaries the option to receive curative services while also receiving supportive care typically provided by hospice.


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Q&A with Ellen Schulhofer

‘Working hard is no longer enough to advance’ Ellen Schulhofer was named co-managing partner of the law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck in mid-2013. In 2014, the firm had its most profitable year, with gross revenue increasing by more than 10 percent to $165.8 million. Schulhofer’s track record makes her a perfect fit for the Women’s Leadership Initiative, which provides training, mentoring and networking opportunities and an annual forum for women. What is the best business advice you’ve received, and from whom did it come? Promote yourself with confidence. Especially now, working hard no longer is enough to advance in your career. Focus on your strengths and don’t downplay your accomplishments. Women tend to do that. Instead, they should articulate their value and achievements and share their successes with colleagues and clients. I was lucky enough to have Frank Schreck as a mentor, but not everyone has an advocate like Frank was for me. What are some of the challenges women in law face? I work with some of the most talented women I have ever met, but many struggle with balancing the effort and commitment it takes to succeed with the desire to maintain their lives outEllen Schulhofer, an attorney at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, is passionate side of work. This doesn’t affect just about feeding hungry children. (STEVE MARCUS/staff) women; it is something millennials Applebaum, about the Soviet era in tary School, which is only about a mile are concerned about and a topic we are Eastern Europe post-World War II. from our offices. Ninety-five percent focused on at the firm. You have to be of its students qualify for the free and honest with yourself about what you What do you do after work? reduced-price lunch program. want to accomplish in your life and Now that my daughter is away in career, and at times, make difficult college and I’m an empty nester, I What’s the biggest issue facing decisions. I don’t believe anyone retravel frequently, order a lot of room Southern Nevada and its resially finds balance, so it is crucial not service and do a lot of work in the dents? to give up everything outside of work evenings. When I’m home, I hang out In addition to Southern Nevada’s that is important to you. My relationwith and go on walks with my golden struggle with hunger, I think another ship and time spent with my daughter retriever puppy, spend time with my issue we face is a low rate of residents have given me the strength and insight husband, work out at Orange Theory, with college educations. I saw a recent to be a better lawyer and leader, and it go to Pilates and work some more. study that said Nevada was ranked is the time I spend with her that makes last in the country for its rate of colme the most happy and fulfilled. Blackberry, iPhone or Android? lege-educated parents. The quality of iPhone. In addition to doing a ton of education for our population has to If you could change one thing work on my phone each day and as I improve for there to be more diversifiabout Southern Nevada, what travel, my daughter constantly sends cation in the economy. While gaming would it be? photos of beautiful plates of food (she plays an important role in our comOne of 6 Southern Nevadans has entertained the idea of launching munity, we can’t rely on it to drive a struggles with hunger, and nearly a food blog), so I have hundreds of picsuccessful economy. 60 percent of children in the Clark tures of food, in particular from our County School District receive free recent family trip to Thailand, and of What are you reading right now? or reduced-price meals. These are course photos and videos of our puppy. On a plane last week, I finished heartbreaking statistics. We partner “Battleborn,” by Claire Vaye Watwith Three Square Food Bank, an Describe your management style. kins, who grew up in Nevada and organization doing a tremendous job Because I work closely with my cowhose father was a member of the with an incredible challenge, on volmanaging partner, I understand and Manson family. It was a wonderful unteer events for our Las Vegas emvalue the role of collaboration in manbook of short stories; I couldn’t put ployees. But that’s just a drop in the agement. Rather than demanding that it down. On the plane home, I started bucket when you think about how farour team work for us, we work together “Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastreaching this issue is. We also provide as a team toward our goals. Setting ern Europe, 1944-1956,” by Anne support to Halle Hewetson Elemen-

those goals and determining how to reach them is also the result of strong relationships, clear communication and respecting the different skill sets of our team members. Whom do you admire and why? I have admired Kim Sinatra, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary at Wynn Resorts Limited, for many years. She works incredibly hard, travels constantly and manages a team of in-house and outside lawyers for a dynamic and successful public gaming company. Even with everything on her plate, Kim manages to be close to her children, extremely involved in our community and a good friend. Now that I am traveling all the time, trying to juggle the demands of my position, maintain a legal practice and find time with my family, I marvel even more at her commitment to work and family, and at what she has accomplished. What is your biggest pet peeve? Selfishness. This trait is especially destructive in a firm if it is exhibited by leaders or management. The best leaders are those who care more about the organization than their own advancement or position in it. Where do you like to go for business lunches? Anywhere in downtown Las Vegas. The city has done an amazing job with its revitalization. When I moved back to Southern Nevada 20 years ago, there was almost no place to eat downtown, but now we have lots of great restaurants, including vegan and vegetarian options. What is something people might not know about you? When I first started my career in the late ’80s, I worked for a firm in L.A. that represented sports agents. We worked with the Major League Baseball players union on negotiations and arbitrations for well-known baseball players. I analyzed baseball stats, drafted arbitration briefs and attended a number of arbitrations through the early years of my practice.


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by the numbers

$220,000

Median sales price of singlefamily homes in Southern Nevada in August, up 10 percent from a year ago, according to the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors.

8,060

Number of single-family homes listed for sale without offers in August, up 8.4 percent from July, according to the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors.

25 percent

Share of Southern Nevada homeowners whose mortgage debt outweighs their home value. That’s the highest percentage among the 35 largest U.S. metro areas, Zillow found.

$3 Billion

Total amount of jackpots Wheel of Fortune slots have paid since launching in 1996, according to IGT.

$55 Million

Amount grocery chain Haggen owes its creditors.

$215 Million

Amount Haggen is allowed to borrow after filing for bankruptcy protection. Haggen bought 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores earlier this year and expanded into California, Nevada and Arizona.

2.5 acres

Size of Lucky Dragon, an Asian-themed resort being built on Sahara Avenue. It will have 200 rooms and a spa.

12 Percent

Share of Las Vegas renters who plan to buy a home in the next year, according to a Zillow survey.

$10 Million

Amount Switch invested in Planet3, an explorationbased learning company. The money will be used to launch a digital learning platform that presents the Earth as a living laboratory.

Tara Federico, left, Rissa Gunderson, center, and Traci Keefer own Welcome Bag Shoppe, which sells bags filled with goodies to hand out at conventions, weddings and other events. (STEVE MARCUS/staff)

Say ‘thank you’ and ‘you’re welcome’ at once Describe your business.

Welcome Bag Shoppe is a gift bag service for weddings, parties, conventions and more. We offer premade bags, like the Viva Las Vegas Bag that includes snacks, drinks, sites to see in Las Vegas and more, all branded with the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign and packaged in a canvas bag.

Welcome Bag Shoppe Address: 2510 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Suite 210, Henderson Phone: 702-778-9414 Email: info@welcomebagshoppe.com Website: welcomebagshoppe.com Hours of operation: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday Owned/operated by: Rissa Gunderson, Tara Federico and Traci Keefer* In business since: 2013

What is the most popular welcome bag among women? Among men?

Women tend to love our pre-made Pamper Kit. It is filled with all sorts of spa-like goodies, such as candles, lotion and soaps. The “Be My Bridesmaid” kit also is popular with new brides asking their girlfriends to stand with them on their wedding day. The favorite for men is easy: the Hangover Kit. Why do people purchase bags?

Las Vegas is a popular location for destination weddings. Many couples tying the knot here are asking guests to travel from all over the world. It’s a nice way to say thank you. The same idea applies to a convention or corporate group in town. They often hand out bags of information when an attendee checks in at the convention. By using our products and services, they can give attendees a gift they actually want, and it can be fully branded with their company logo, colors, etc.

note or “things to see in Vegas” card. Who are your customers?

Brides and grooms have been our main clientele, but corporate planners are starting to ask us for bags more often. Our Hangover Kits are popular all over the country. People order them for birthday parties, weddings or events, and we ship them wherever customers would like in the continental United States.

What makes your business unique?

So many people have been creating and assembling welcome bags and favors on their own. Trust me, it’s the last thing a bride wants to be doing a week before her wedding. There is so much else going on. We also create many of our items so you aren’t just filling your bag with whatever you found at Costco. Many of the specialty foods are from local shops such as Gimme Some Sugar, Peridot Sweets and Popcorn Girl. What is the best part about doing business in Las Vegas?

So many people travel here. They don’t want to have to haul items from their home location out to Las Vegas for a welcome bag. It’s so much more convenient to have someone local take care of all of that for you. What obstacles has your business overcome?

What do the bags contain?

Many clients mix a variety of snacks with some Las Vegas-themed items. Sugar cookies, champagne, water bottles and popcorn are common. Then they add a welcome

Finding employees has been tricky. Truthfully, we are asking for quite a bit. They have to enjoy sales and networking, be good at graphic design and handy with crafting. It’s a bit of an eclectic and varied set of skills!

* Traci Keefer is the wife of Case Keefer, assistant sports editor for The Sunday and the Las Vegas Sun.


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guest column: homes of family-owned and -operated ast month, members of the tom Baker farms and ranches. Nevada Drought Forum asked to When a basin is stressed in Nevada, the hear from agriculture interests state can make cutbacks. Lovelock has about the impacts of the a 0 percent allocation right now. Smith ongoing drought, what actions farmers and and Mason valleys may see 50 percent cuts. Because of ranchers have taken to deal with those impacts and what how Nevada’s water rights work, that means the newest actions we’d like from the state in the short and long term. operations will get nothing. Try to wrap your head around As we head into this month’s state Drought Summit, it’s being told you have no water to work with for a year. important to correct some misconceptions. Agriculture, Some have talked about reducing the land in production. especially in California, has been in the hot seat lately for Grazing is a beneficial use on many Western lands that the amount of water it uses. Anything but drip irrigation are too rugged for farming, controlling potential fuel for is considered a waste. But I was heartened to see that wildfires. When we irrigate and grow feed for our cattle, in recent public opinion surveys, residents support we’re sustaining a herd that can forage on nonirrigated land conservation to preserve local agriculture and the the rest of the year. That’s a smart investment. environment. When it comes to growing alfalfa for export, more dairy First, there are some simple facts we need to face. farms and even ranchers need feed now, thanks to the 1. Cutting back the agricultural industry means people drought. Keeping that land in production in good years no longer would be able to afford healthy food for their means that in difficult times like these, we can keep more of families. 2. Water already has been allocated for the West, those supplies close to home for those who need them. and in most cases, over-allocated. 3. Water systems are Water and food both are necessary for life. We all need interconnected, and a diversion at one point has ripple to work together and share the difficult choices to keep the effects. 4. There simply is no new water, or easy answers, West a bountiful and beautiful place for our children and left. grandchildren. Some folks pit agriculture against the environment, but Tom Baker owns and operates Baker Ranches Inc. in Snake farmers and ranchers depend on the health of the land to Valley with his two brothers. He is president of the White Pine stay in business. Any destructive or unsustainable practices County Farm Bureau. hurt not just the environment but also the livelihoods and

Smith’s world

Mike Smith is an award-winning editorial cartoonist who also draws for the Las Vegas Sun. His work is distributed nationally by King Features Syndicate. See archives of his work at lasvegassun.com/smithsworld.


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NV Energy’s planned natural gas power plant sparks rate-hike fears By kyle roerink Staff Writer

Caesars Palace said in a statement that it has made “substantial improvements” to its anti-money laundering program, which an investigation found allowed “systemic and severe” gaps to develop in years past. (l.e. baskow/staff file)

Caesars Palace to pay $9.5 million in fines for money laundering violations By j.d. morris Staff Writer

Caesars Palace has agreed to pay $9.5 million in fines for failing to properly guard itself against money laundering. The Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network — also known as FinCEN — this month announced the casino would pay $8 million for “willful and repeated violations” of federal antimoney laundering law. A.G. Burnett, chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, said Caesars Palace would pay the state a separate $1.5 million penalty for the same violations. In a statement announcing the settlement, FinCEN referenced multiple ways in which Caesars Palace allowed “systemic and severe” gaps to develop in its anti-money laundering practices. Specifically, FinCEN said Caesars Palace tolerated a “blind spot” created by private gaming salons where high rollers were openly permitted to gamble anonymously. Even though the private salons were at greater risk of being used by criminals trying to disguise the flow of illicit funds, FinCEN said, Caesars Palace neglected to apply proper scrutiny and “allowed some of the most lucrative and riskiest financial transactions to go unreported.” Additionally, FinCEN said Caesars Palace promoted the private salons through branch offices in the United States and abroad but did not appropriately monitor transactions such as large wire transfers for suspicious activity. “Caesars knew its customers well enough to entice them to cross the world to gamble and to cater to their every need,” said FinCEN Director Jennifer Shasky Calvery in

the statement. “But when it came to watching out for illicit activity, it allowed a blind spot in its compliance program. Every business wants to impress its customers, but that cannot come at the risk of introducing illicit money into the U.S. financial system.” Beyond the $8 million fine, the casino also agreed to periodic external audits and independent testing of its anti-money laundering practices. The casino will report to FinCEN on required improvements, institute a “rigorous training regime” and conduct a “look-back” for suspicious transactions, according to FinCEN. Caesars Palace is controlled by the division of Caesars Entertainment Corp. that filed for bankruptcy in mid-January. Accordingly, the bankruptcy court needs to approve the casino’s consent agreement, FinCEN said. Caesars Palace said in a statement emailed by a spokesperson that it made “substantial improvements” to its antimoney laundering program, which it continues to enhance. “The entire Caesars organization is committed to full compliance with the requirements applicable to casinos and to taking effective risk-based measures to prevent and detect money laundering,” the company statement said. Caesars Palace first revealed it was under investigation for money laundering failures in 2013. Caesars is not the only casino company that has faced governmental scrutiny of its anti-money laundering procedures in recent years. In 2013, for example, Las Vegas Sands Corp. — which runs the Venetian and Palazzo on the Strip — agreed to pay $47.4 million to settle a money laundering investigation.

NV Energy plans to build a 706-megawatt natural gas power plant that could cost ratepayers up to $1 billion, according to a request it made in a 4,493-page filing with the Public Utilities Commission. In the documents, the company described the new power plant as its “preferred plan.” The company asked the commission for authorization to spend $2.4 million to study designs, air quality effects and transmission options should the plant be built. The PUC will vote on the proposal before the end of the year. Kevin Geraghty, NV Energy vice president of generation, said in testimony that the study would be “necessary to prepare and make a filing with the commission in the future.” The plant would be built by 2020 in North Las Vegas adjacent to an existing natural gas plant that the utility plans to acquire from the Southern Nevada Water Authority. The company operates or has long-term agreements to buy power from 16 fossil fuel power plants, including coal and natural gas. The plant would likely help replace the output of the company’s coal facilities, which NV Energy, owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, will phase out over the next four years. The proposal for the new plant has drawn criticism. Some argue it is unnecessary based on current demand trends, including the potential exit of three casino operators and the increase in rooftop solar generation. “NV Energy has every right to make a profit,” said Randi Thompson, state director for National Federation of Independent Business, which represents 2,000 Nevada businesses. “But we have to look at the reasonable costs to consumers.” NV Energy customers pay the highest rates in the Mountain West, according to the Energy Information Administration. “The company’s efforts appear to be driven by a desire to add to its rate base to increase earnings,” said Mark Garrett, an energy consultant working with MGM Resorts on its efforts to cut ties with NV Energy. “It should be looking for ways to lower rates, not raise them.” Garrett estimated that construction of the plant could increase ratepayer costs by $70 million per year. The Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, which acts as a watchdog for ratepayers, declined to comment on the case but said it would testify on the topic in October. For Star West Generation, the proposed plant is bad news. The company supplies NV Energy with natural gas power from its Arizona power plant from June through September — the highest-demand period in the year. That agreement ends in 2017, and it seems likely that NV Energy will not renew it. Star West has offered to sell the plant to NV Energy, saying that move could save ratepayers money, but NV Energy has not indicated it would take Star West up on the offer. Malcolm Jacobson, president and CEO of Star West, said he was worried about the lack of specifics in NV Energy’s three-year plan. “NV Energy has wheeled their Trojan horse of a plan up to the gates of the PUC and on the inside is a billion-dollar surprise for consumers,” he said.


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Metro receives grants to clear backlog of rape kits Staff Writer

Las Vegas’ crime lab will begin testing all of its more than 6,300 backlogged rape kits in Southern Nevada after it received $5 million this month from two national grants and the Nevada attorney general’s office. Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced that Metro Police would receive grants to test 5,643 rape kits from Metro and 739 from eight other local agencies. Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt also pledged $1.7 million from a Bureau of Consumer Protection settlement finalized last month to test the kits. “What we are doing today is going to make a gigantic dent,” Biden said, adding that the jurisdictions chosen to receive the funds were those with the highest backlogs of rape kits. Metro’s forensic lab applied for the grants this year after realizing it didn’t have the funds or the capacity to test its backlog on its own. Currently, the lab tests about 100 rape kits in-house per year. With the new funding, the lab will be able to send all of its backlogged rape kits to off-site crime labs for testing, beginning in November. Metro will receive $2 million from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and $1 million from the U.S. Department of Justice exclusively to pay to test rape kits. Another $400,000 from the Justice Department will go toward additional support services, like overtime for investigators and victim advocates. Exams typically cost about $1,500 to send to an outside crime lab, but the forensic lab has secured a discounted rate of $625 per kit if they are sent in bulk. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Metro police planned to clear Southern Nevada’s backlog in the next three years. Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson pledged the support of his office, including 10 special victims unit lawyers, in prosecuting any cases that come to light as a result of new evidence. “We hope the existence of DNA evidence in a number of kits will allow us to investigate serial predators,” Wolfson said. Southern Nevada’s backlog dates to 1985, when DNA testing was in its infancy. Assemblywoman Teresa BenitezThompson, D-Reno, said securing funding was an “important first step,” but that more needed to be done to fix the “systemic neglect” victims have faced

with untested rape kits. She said she planned to fix “inconsistencies” in how rape kits have been handled by pushing in the next legislative session for a uniform database system to track rape kits and set a consistent statewide standard for when police should request to have kits tested. Daniele Dreitzer, executive direc-

tor of the Rape Crisis Center Las Vegas, said the funding offered a “second chance” for victims and “a huge step forward.” But she also said that, as these kits are tested, victims may find themselves facing even more questions, and she pledged the support of her organization in offering advocacy services.

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office awarded $38 million in grants to 32 jurisdictions across 20 states, and the U.S. Department of Justice awarded $41 million to 20 jurisdictions. Between the two grants, almost 70,000 kits will be tested across the nation. Metro was one of just seven jurisdictions to receive both grants.

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Construction of Lucky Dragon on ‘aggressive schedule’ “It has an aggressive schedule,” he said of the project. Now that every floor of the hotel is built, Penta’s remaining work includes finishing the parking garage and constructing the smaller casino portion, Dutmer said. The project is expected to be completed next summer. The site originally was intended to become Allure’s second tower, but “the market for that kind of residence collapsed,” said Greg Borgel, a consultant with Moreno & Associates who helped with the project’s planning a few years ago. Once a second residential tower became infeasible, the developer decided to pursue a boutique casino instead, Borgel said. Clark County records indicate the site is owned by Andrew Fonfa, developer of Allure. Fonfa also is listed as CEO of the Las Vegas Economic Impact Regional Center on that organization’s website. Restaurants at Lucky Dragon will include noodle bars, dim sum and

By j.d. morris Staff Writer

Not far from where the massive, Chinese-themed Resorts World Las Vegas is under construction on the north Strip, a boutique resort with a similar theme is rapidly taking shape. Over the past few months, workers have been busy building the Lucky Dragon at a 2.5-acre site on Sahara Avenue just west of Las Vegas Boulevard. The project, situated between the Golden Steer restaurant and the Allure condominiums, includes a nine-story hotel tower and separate casino. The Lucky Dragon has progressed largely under the radar, but Penta Building Group celebrated the completion of the hotel structure this month and offered a glimpse inside the work that’s been done. Penta project manager Paul Dutmer said his company started on the Lucky Dragon just a few months ago and built one floor per week once the lower part of the hotel was complete.

mer Wynn Resorts executive Andrew Pascal are planning to build a resort called Alon Las Vegas on the site of the former New Frontier. Those projects are years away from completion, however, so the neighborhood remains a challenging place to do business for SLS. That resort saw a $48.7 million loss in the second quarter this year. Lucky Dragon, then, may be hit with some of the same struggles at first — namely, a lack of foot traffic and lower visibility than the more active areas of the Strip. But Chris Jones, an analyst with Union Gaming Group, suggested the completion of Resorts World could benefit Lucky Dragon by helping to build out the north Strip. Meantime, Lucky Dragon may be able to benefit from its proximity to Las Vegas’ Chinatown neighborhood, Jones said. “I think that they’re certainly barking up the right tree in terms of location and all,” he said.

tea cafes, while the hotel will contain more than 200 rooms and a spa that “combines China’s rich ancient culture with modern-day luxury and amenities,” the website says. The casino, meanwhile, will skew toward games that are popular in China, such as baccarat and pai gow poker, and feature private gaming parlors using feng shui design elements. In an area long populated by empty land and unfinished structures, multiple large projects either have opened or begun to move forward during the past year. Last fall, SLS Las Vegas opened as a reinvention of the shuttered Sahara resort, the MGM Resorts Festival Grounds debuted across the street this spring and the Riviera eventually will be replaced with convention space. At the same time, Malaysia-based Genting Group broke ground in May on Resorts World Las Vegas on the site of the Stardust and scrapped Echelon project. Also, Australian businessman James Packer and for-

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Coupons, personal contact remain top tools effect on their purchasing decisions. In the restaurant industry, the Sprinklr Social Business Index reports the average restaurant has a mere 3 percent engagement rate on social media. That means restaurants would be better off ratcheting down their social media expectations and connecting with consumers offline. Offline word-of-mouth, including faceto-face or phone conversations, has a significant advantage (50 percent vs. 43 percent) over online interactions with respect to purchase intent, a Keller Fay Group TalkTrack study found. The good news is there are lots of ways to engage customers offline, including stellar food and service, loyalty programs, friendly hosts and servers, charity work and community involvement. know The perks and pitfalls of social media Armand Iaia, regional manager for the Chicago-based restaurant consulting firm Cini-Little International Inc., says social media messages often are perceived as just another form of advertising. “Many people are immune to this kind of advertising and do not pay attention to it. I don’t,” he said. But Gary Worden, a restaurant operator and publisher of Restaurant Startup and Growth magazine, said social media can play an important role for smaller restaurants. Good reviews can boost business. “Independent restaurants particularly seem to generate a good number of reviews that can have an effect on prospective guests and guest visits,” Worden said. “The higher the restaurant menu prices or if the guest has friends or a special occasion, the more influence the social media reviews can play a role.” Examine the source Still, “while social media will influence people and help or hurt the innocent, I say examine the source,” said Steve Nachwalter, CEO of the Nachwalter Consulting Group in Las Vegas. “In human decision-making, there are always internal representations made in regard to how each individual receives and processes information.” Yelp, which publishes crowd-

Social media can play an important role for smaller restaurants to boost business, said Gary Worden, publisher of Restaurant Startup and Growth magazine. (shutterstock.com)

sourced reviews about businesses, by definition is subjective and therefore can harm businesses if reviews are negative — even if they are unfair. “Logically, we can’t punish the chef for a mistake the waiter made and subsequently bash a restaurant that has amazing food,” Nachwalter said. “In the same vein, a less-than-great place receives five stars because the hostess is hot or because the greeter made them feel special.” Nachwalter said he viewed Yelp as “an online Yellow Pages with photos.” “I don’t pay too much attention to individual reviews because I’ve seen too many unprofessional and untrue reviews,” he said. “I’m not in a position to judge people one way or the other, but I am intelligent enough to know when someone is bashing a place over personal nonsense.” What can be a more effective method of attracting and maintaining customers is schmoozing. Restaurant owners “should invite people to try their food,” Nachwalter said. “People are visual, so show pictures. Talk about your staff, make them real and personal. Stand behind your product and make everyone aware of your presences in the space. Make regulars feel special. Make a big deal when they come in. Mention

bringing their friends. Ask directly for referrals.” Employees can help if they have been trained on how to connect with customers and how to give them the experience they want. “It all starts at who represents your brand,” Nachwalter said. Explore the workplace Whereas digital advertising appears to do little to influence consumer dining decisions, customers have a harder time turning down rave reviews or good deals. Almost 90 percent of people surveyed by WorkPlace Impact said a good old-fashioned coupon influences them, while 78 percent said word of mouth did. Since Americans spend a large share of their lives at work, the workplace becomes a natural venue for people to share opinions, experiences and recommendations with co-workers — including about where to eat. “A lot of the decisions (people) make about dining are made while at the office,” said Tara Peters, director of marketing at WorkPlace Impact. Peters’ firm helps restaurants reach workers during the workday with the goal of attracting new customers. “When we are running a market-

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Calendar of events Tuesday, Sept. 22 Asian Chamber of Commerce mixer Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers Location: 9420 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 100, Las Vegas Information: Call 702-737-4300 Meet chamber members and guests while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and drinks. NewsFeed breakfast transportation panel discussion Time: 8 a.m. Cost: $40-$50, RSVP required Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 3960 Las Vegas Blvd. South Information: Visit web.lvchamber.com/events Hear from top transportation experts as they share their perspectives on transit solutions for Las Vegas and potential plans to expand multimodal transportation. Breaking Away: How Leading Finance Functions are Redefining Excellence Time: 11:30 a.m. Cost: $25 for students, $35 for members of the Institute of Management Accountants, $40 for nonmembers Location: Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Road Information: Visit imalvc.com This presentation will explore how to leverage people and technology to become better business partners amid a changing business landscape.

Wednesday, Sept. 23 “Automated Email Strategies and Do It Yourself WordPress Websites” workshop Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: Session one is free, session two costs $99 Location: National University, 2850 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Suite 300, Henderson Information: Visit lvchamber.com During session one, learn how to create auto-mated emails and nurture new business leads using Constant Contact tools. During session two, Nick

Cavarra, CEO of SocialPunchMarketing, will help participants create a WordPress website. Convention Services Association luncheon Time: 11:30 a.m. Cost: $30 for members, $35 for nonmembers Location: Buca Café inside Bally’s, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd. South Information: Visit conventionservicesassociationlasvegas.org This monthly members luncheon will feature guest speaker Geoff Rhodes of R&D Events. Rhodes is veteran of the event planning industry.

THURsday, Sept. 24 Henderson Chamber of Commerce networking mixer Time: 5-8 p.m. Cost: $15 for members, $25 for nonmembers, additional $10 for walk-ins Location: Aston MonteLago, 30 Strada Di Villaggio, Henderson Information: Email disraelson@hendersonchamber.com Expand your network by connecting with local business professionals and sharing your referrals and ideas.

Monday, Sept. 28 Vegas Young Professionals Toastmasters meeting Time: 6:30-8 p.m. Cost: Free Location: Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, 575 Symphony Park Ave., Suite 100, Las Vegas Information: Visit lvchamber.com Young businesspeople can learn speaking, presentation and leadership skills.

Tuesday, Sept. 29 “Made in Henderson” manufacturing panel discussion Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $25 for members,

$45 for nonmembers Location: Hilton Lake Las Vegas, 1610 Lake Las Vegas Parkway, Henderson Information: Visit hendersonchamber.com A panel of local manufacturers, moderated by Nevada State College President Bart Patterson, will discuss product lines, logistics, workforce and “Why Henderson?” Urban Land Institute Nevada: Las Vegas medical district Time: 7:30-10 a.m. Cost: $15 for members, $25 for nonmembers Location: Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St., Las Vegas Information: Visit nevada.uli.org Learn about plans for a medical district and UNLV School of Medicine. Dr. Barbara Atkinson, planning dean of the medical school, and David Frommer, UNLV’s executive director of planning and construction, are scheduled to attend.

Wednesday, Sept. 30 Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce: Business After Hours Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost: Free Location: Nevada Health Centers Inc., 1799 Mount Mariah Drive, Second floor, Las Vegas Information: Visit lvchamber.com Grow your network and create new business opportunities while enjoying cocktails and snacks.

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Records and Transactions BANKRUPTCIES CHAPTER 11 3B Engineering LLC 4620 S. Arville St., Suite G Las Vegas, NV 89103 Attorney: Charles T. Wright at todd@pietwright.com

Bid Opportunities MONDAY, SEPT. 21 2 p.m. Horse hay State of Nevada, 8369 Annette Morfin at amorfin@admin. nv.gov

TUESDAY, SEPT. 22 3 p.m. Science adviser panel for the Desert Conservation Program Clark County, 603799 Sherry Wimmer at sherryw@ clarkcountynv.gov 2 p.m. Six-wheel dustless waterless street sweepers State of Nevada, 8371 Marti Marsh at mmarsh@admin. nv.gov

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Brokered transactions SALES $12,700,000 for 58,259 square feet, office Address: 7881 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas 89117 Seller: Durango West Properties LLC Seller agent: Cathy Jones, Paul Miachika, Jessica Cegavske, Roy Fritz, Riley Foley and David Livingston of Sun Commercial Real Estate Inc.

Buyer: Howe Family LP Buyer agent: Did not disclose $5,500,000 for 9.28 acres, office Address: Did not disclose Seller: American General Life & Accident Insurance Seller agent: Did not disclose Buyer: 2625 GV LLC Buyer agent: Did not disclose $3,100,000 for 27,066 square feet, industrial Address: 4475 Spring Mountain Road and 3290 Fremont St., Las Vegas 89102 and 89104 Seller: San Sebastian Properties Seller agent: Chris Lexis, Scott Donaghe and Joe Leavitt of Avison Young Buyer: Far East 2 Buyer agent: Karen Tam of Golden River Realty $2,800,000 for 13.5 acres, land Address: 4750 Donovan Way, Las Vegas 89081 Seller: Debellis Family LP Seller agent: Brian Riffel of Colliers International Buyer: Treadway Investments LLC Buyer agent: Mike Hilis of Avison Young $2,400,000 for 11.51 acres, land Address: Southwest corner of Executive Terminal Drive and Executive Airport Drive, Henderson, 89052 Seller: CML-NV ONE LLC Seller agent: Did not disclose Buyer: Beltway 4.77 LLC Buyer agent: Robert Torres and Scott Gragson of Colliers International $1,750,000 for 0.96 acres, retail Address: 2801 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas 89128 Seller: 2801 North Tenaya Way LLC Seller agent: Tom Naseef and Jeff Naseef of Colliers International Buyer: Sackley Family Trust Buyer agent: Did not disclose $1,000,000 for 4.13 acres, land Address: 4750 Donovan Way, Las Vegas 89081 Seller: Las Vegas Paving Corp. Seller agent: Did not disclose Buyer: Treadway Investments LLC Buyer agent: Mike Hilis of Avison Young

LEASES $6,743,000 for 132,000 square feet, industrial for 89 months Address: 7608 Teco Ave., Las Vegas 89113 Landlord: 7000 Teco Ave. LLC Landlord agent: Joe Leavitt and Chris Lexis of Avison Young Tenant: Destinations by Design Tenant agent: Leo Biermann of Commerce

$1,468,560 for 5,800 square feet, retail for 120 months Address: 8565 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 104B and 105-108, Las Vegas 89117 Landlord: Oro Capital LLC Landlord agent: Preston Abell and Jeff Mitchell of Virtus Commercial Tenant: Black Bear Diner Tenant agent: Tody Boyer and Dan Adamson of ROI Commercial Real Estate $1,228,152 for 14,668 square feet, office for 37 months Address: 8345 W. Sunset Road, Suites 100 and 150A, Las Vegas 89113 Landlord: REEF Centra Point B7 Landlord agent: Paula Lea of Commerce Tenant: Home Community Mortgage Tenant agent: Kris Watier of Avison Young $330,000 for 2,648 square feet, retail for 60 months Address: 2055 S. Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas 89146 Landlord: OMED Enterprises Nevada LLC Landlord agent: Jakke Farley of Virtus Commercial Tenant: Safelite Fulfillment Inc. Tenant agent: Bennard Gillison of NAI Capital $291,361 for 2,830 square feet, retail for 64 months Address: 7865 W. Sahara Ave., Suites 104-105, Las Vegas 89183 Landlord: Sahara Palm Plaza LLC Landlord agent: Preston Abell and Jeff Mitchell of Virtus Commercial Tenant: Vibe Tenant agent: Did not disclose $246,269 for 7,788 square feet, office for 36 months 4385 N. Rancho Drive, Las Vegas 89130 Landlord: Northbrooke 5 LLC Landlord agent: Lisa Hauger and Tim Behrendt of Sun Commercial Real Estate Inc. Tenant: Olive Crest Tenant agent: Did not disclose $169,110 for 1,800 square feet for 65 months Address: 4280 S. Hualapai, Suite 106, Las Vegas 89147 Landlord: CIII Landlord agent: Liz Clare and Jackie Young of Avison Young Tenant: MQ Interiors Tenant agent: Did not disclose $128,462 for 2,390 square feet, retail for 36 months Address: 2880 Bicentennial Parkway, Suite 140, Henderson 89044 Landlord: Excel Anthem LLC Landlord agent: Preston Abell and Jeff Mitchell of Virtus Commercial Tenant: CalCon Mutual Mortgage LLC DBA OneTrust Home Loans

Tenant agent: Christina Strickland of CBRE $121,588 for 1,200 square feet, retail for 60 months Address: 4555 S. Fort Apache, Suite 122, Las Vegas 89147 Landlord: Via Aureus LLC Landlord agent: Sheryl Durkin of Realty Executives of Nevada Tenant: CakeLava Tenant agent: Did not disclose $84,960 for 1,200 square feet, retail for 40 months Address: 8565 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 109, Las Vegas 89117 Landlord: Oro Sahara LLC Landlord agent: Chris Emanuel and Kammy Bridge of Virtus Commercial Tenant: L&G Enterprise dba Cricket Tenant agent: Did not disclose $76,025 for 3,810 square feet, industrial for 36 months Address: 2900 Patrick Lane, Suite 5B, Las Vegas 89120 Landlord: Dowsett Pointe Landlord agent: Joe Leavitt and Chris Lexis of Avison Young Tenant: Dax Designs Holdings Tenant agent: Did not disclose $13,440 for 1,600 square feet, industrial for 12 months Address: 3977 Oquendo Road, Suite F, Las Vegas 89118 Landlord: 3977 W. Oquendo Road LLC Landlord agent: Brian Bolanowski of Virtus Commercial Tenant: Matthew Johnson/Four J’s LLC Tenant agent: Did not disclose

BUSINESS LICENSES C&A Embroidery & Screen Printing License type: Printers Address: 570 W. Cheyenne Ave., North Las Vegas Owner: Nevada Apparel & Graphics LLC Cameron Stuart Steele License type: Real estate sales Address: 3658 N. Rancho Drive, Suite 101, Las Vegas Owner: Cameron S. Steele Cardtronics USA Inc. License type: Automated teller operator Address: Multiple locations Owner: Chris J. Brewster and Michael Keller Carpizzo’s Computer Consulting License type: General services counter/office Address: 2601 S. Pavilion Center Drive, Suite 1206, Las Vegas Owner: Peter Cardiasmenos

Chromaink License type: Sales - printer ink cartridges Address: 720 Emerald Idol Place, Henderson Owner: Chromaink Cids License type: Medical office Address: 2610 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Suite 103, Henderson Owner: Dhaval Shah Clear Minds Family Center License type: Business support service Address: 4915 Alta Drive, Las Vegas Owner: Clear Minds LLC Compassion Crest Home Care License type: Trucking Address: 1312 S. Eighth St., Suite B, Las Vegas Owner: Compassion Crest LLC Crosshairs Pest Control LLC License type: Property maintenance Address: 263 Oakbrook Ridge Ave., Henderson Owner: Crosshairs Pest Control LLC Culligan Water of Las Vegas License type: Sales Address: 4513 N. Lamb Blvd., North Las Vegas Owner: USW Holding Company LLC Darrin C. Henry License type: Real estate sales Address: 10000 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 130, Las Vegas Owner: Darrin C. Henry Inc. Desert Glen Pools License type: Repair and maintenance Address: 2740 S. Bronco St., Las Vegas Owner: Desert Glen Industries LLC Diehl Realty LLC License type: Real estate sales Address: 3170 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 130, Las Vegas Owner: Bonnie Diehl Digiworld Entertainment LLC License type: Beer, wine, spirits on sale Address: 4351 Corporate Center Drive, North Las Vegas Owner: Digiworld Entertainment LLC Downtown Las Vegas Events Center License type: Alcohol beverage caterer Address: 200 S. Third St., Las Vegas Owner: Downtown Las Vegas Events Center LLC Dry USA License type: Repair and maintenance


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Records and Transactions Address: Did not disclose Owner: Dry Vegas Inc. Envision Construction & Design Inc. License type: Contractor Address: 6711 Sierra Court, Las Vegas Owner: Leonard Nieto Eri-Fit License type: Instruction services Address: 900 N. Lamb Blvd., Suite 120, Las Vegas Owner: Erika M. Lopera Espinoza Trucking Inc. License type: Sales Address: 3866 Civic Center Drive, North Las Vegas Owner: Espinoza Trucking Inc. Faithfully Therapeutic License type: Professional services Address: 6600 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 126, Las Vegas Owner: Shannon L. Kastler Family Food II License type: Food market Address: 1602 H St., Las Vegas Owner: Salar Shoshani Graphic Inc. License type: General retail sales Address: 2901 W. Washington Ave., Suite L105, Las Vegas Owner: Gabriel Mafra Goodfellas Auto Group License type: Auto broker Address: 3025 Sheridan St., Suite 100, Las Vegas Owner: Goodfellas Inc. Haddington Dynamics LLC License type: Digital processor sensors and robots Address: 7705 Commercial Way, Suite 125, Henderson Owner: Haddington Dynamics LLC

License type: Professional services- medical Address: 5408 Tartan Hill Ave., Las Vegas Owner: Homer C. Tuazon LLC

KS Design License type: Designer Address: 2890 Evening Rock St., Las Vegas Owner: Katherine Holmen

Horse Sense Coaching License type: Horse coaching business Address: 1102 Hutch Court, Henderson Owner: Horsepower Empowers LLC

The Lakes Lounge License type: Automated teller operator Address: 2920 Lake East Drive, Las Vegas Owner: Ho-Ri Inc.

Hurd Family Trucking LLC License type: Motor transportation service Address: Did not disclose Owner: Charles D. Hurd Infrastructure Quality Consulting LLC License type: Engineering firm Address: 4480 W. Hacienda Ave., Suite 109, Las Vegas Owner: Infrastructure Quality Consulting LLC JC 101 Tax services License type: Business support service Address: 2800 W. Sahara Ave., Suites 6A and 6F, Las Vegas Owner: JC 101 services LLC Jelly Factory License type: Sales - jam and jelly Address: 2831 St. Rose Parkway, Suite 200, Henderson Owner: Jelly Factory Jill Heupel Photography LLC License type: Photography Address: Did not disclose Owner: Jill Heupel JMG License type: Professional promoter Address: 817 N. Main St., Las Vegas Owner: JMG LLC

Halloween City License type: Retail Address: 1431 W. Sunset Road, Henderson Owner: Party City Corp.

JR Electronics License type: General retail sales Address: 2901 W. Washington Ave., Suite L101, Las Vegas Owner: Jose Enrique Roca

Hampton Tedder Technical services Inc. License type: Contractor Address: 4113 Wagon Trail Ave., Las Vegas Owner: Did not disclose

Kelly’s Sports License type: Temporary merchant Address: 3333 W. Washington Ave. and 3151 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas Owner: Michael W. Kelly

Healthfully Living LLC License type: Massage therapist Address: 5225 Clinging Vine St., Las Vegas Owner: Healthfully Living LLC

Kingdom Tires Complete Auto Care License type: Automotive parts Address: 5690 Simmons St., North Las Vegas Owner: Kingdom Tires Complete Auto Care Inc.

Highline Shine License type: Car wash Address: 1129 Piazza Telle, Henderson Owner: Jesse Olague-Sigala Homer C. Tuazon

Kopper Keg West License type: Automated teller operator Address: 2257 S. Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas Owner: Zenith Enterprises Inc.

Laura’s Trash Out License type: Maintenance services Address: 1842 Harding St., North Las Vegas Owner: Laura Jordan Law Office Of Jessica Cruz LLC License type: Professional services Address: 2401 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas Owner: Jessica Cruz Legacy International License type: Real estate sales Address: 1120 Shadow Lane, Suite 110, Las Vegas Owner: Legacy International Ltd. Loose Caboose Saloon License type: Automated teller operator Address: 15 N. Nellis Blvd., Las Vegas Owner: Loose Caboose Nellis Inc. Love Pet Products License type: Sales - pet treats Address: 49 Prairie Dog Drive, Henderson Owner: John Wiard Maria C. Manansala License type: General retail sales Address: 5225 Casey Court, Las Vegas Owner: Maria C. Manansala Maverick Entertainment Inc. License type: General services Address: Did not disclose Owner: James D. Scott McDonald’s License type: Restaurant Address: 2650 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas Owner: WBF McDonald’s Management LLC Meineke Car Care Center License type: Truck garage service Address: 4430 N. Decatur Blvd., North Las Vegas Owner: Eskew Enterprise LLC Modena Fashion LLC License type: General retail sales Address: 740 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 9, Las Vegas Owner: Violeta Gospodinova Morris Polich & Purdy LLP License type: Law firm Address: 3333 E. Serene Ave., Suite 110, Henderson

Owner: Morris Polich & Purdy LLP Nevada Real Estate services License type: Professional services Address: Did not disclose Owner: Darrin C. Henry Inc. Novecento Pizzeria License type: Restaurant Address: 5705 Centennial Center Blvd., Suite 170, Las Vegas Owner: Gianni Holdings LLC November Charm LLC License type: Designer Address: 270 E. Horizon Drive, Suite 100, Henderson Owner: November Charm LLC PainlessOne Wellness LLC License type: Professional services - medical Address: 2400 N. Tenaya Way, Suite 101, Las Vegas Owner: Craig Swinney Parkway Recovery Care License type: Nursing facility Address: 100 N. Green Valley Parkway, Suite 330, Henderson Owner: Parkway Recovery Care Center LLC Patrick Mendes License type: Solicitors Address: 11564 Kindsland St., Las Vegas Owner: Patrick Mendes Pioneer Technical services Inc. License type: Professional services Address: 6885 Speedway Blvd., Suite Y108, Las Vegas Owner: David S. Tuesday Prorizon Corp. License type: General services counter/office Address: 1275 Shiloh Road, Suite 2510, Las Vegas Owner: Norman Conway Rapidos & Brillosos Mobile Car Wash License type: Mobile auto detailing Address: 1309 Frost Flower Drive, North Las Vegas Owner: Ricardo Ramos Raspados La Chinita License type: Food services or cafe Address: 2901 W. Washington Ave., Suite 140, Las Vegas Owner: Fabiola Alvarado-Mares Raymond Thomas License type: Real estate sales Address: 2620 Regatta Drive, Suite 102, Las Vegas Owner: Raymond Anthony Thomas RC Building Maintenance Services License type: Repair and maintenance Address: Did not disclose Owner: Rafael Uriostegui-Lopez

Rebel License type: Fuel station Address: Multiple locations Owner: Rebel Oil Company Inc. Reliant Title USA License type: Title insurance company Address: 701 N. Green Valley Parkway, Suite 200, Henderson Owner: Reliant Title USA LLC Rese Property Management LLC License type: Real estate sales Address: 3658 N. Rancho Drive, Suite 101, Las Vegas Owner: Kimberly S. Donnelly Rhythms Dance Studio License type: Instruction services Address: 3230 Polaris Ave., Suite 46, Las Vegas Owner: Sin City Salseros Dance Company LLC Riders License type: Automated teller operator Address: 2237 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas Owner: Dual Alliance LLC Ringmaster License type: General retail sales Address: 425 Fremont St., Las Vegas Owner: Custom Jewelry Experts LLC Ronald A. Moore License type: Real estate sales Address: 1120 Shadow Lane, Suite 110, Las Vegas Owner: Ronald A. Moore LLC Ronbecks License type: Instruction services Address: 1640 E. Sahara Ave., Suite C, Las Vegas Owner: Ron Becks Rush Truck Leasing Inc. License type: Auto rental Address: 4120 Donovan Way, North Las Vegas Owner: Rush Truck Leasing Inc. Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino License type: Casino Address: 4949 N. Rancho Drive, Las Vegas Owner: NP Santa Fe LLC Sassy Boutique License type: Retail Address: 181 Elk Cove Court, Henderson Owner: Advanced Concepts Corp. Silverstate Locksmith Ltd. License type: Locksmith Address: Did not disclose Owner: Silverstate Locksmith Ltd. Simplyclean Building Service License type: Repair and maintenance Address: Did not disclose


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Records and Transactions Owner: Ron Brown

HBI Inc.

Slide On Up License type: Open-air vending Address: 1451 W. Owens Ave., Las Vegas Owner: Joseph A Hernandez

$500,015, commercial - remodel 10616 S. Eastern Ave., Henderson Horizon Properties LLC

The Traveled Journal License type: Sales - handmade leather journals Address: 2986 St. Rose Parkway, Suite 100, Henderson Owner: Hair By Chelsey LLC The Westek Group License type: Insurance agency Address: 8170 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 105, Las Vegas Owner: Westek Insurance Group Inc. TNNS Kids License type: Nonprofit Address: 5455 S. Fort Apache Road, Suite 108-55, Las Vegas Owner: Multicultural Tennis Association Inc.

BUILDING PERMITS $2,286,000, commercial 6351 N. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas HBI Inc. $1,564,500, commercial - alteration 3840 E. Craig Road, North Las Vegas RJ Loerwald Construction Co. $1,450,000, electrical 4100 E. Lone Mountain Road, North Las Vegas Salmon Electrical Contractors $1,179,767, electrical 360 W. Cheyenne Ave., North Las Vegas Bombard Electric LLC $1,099,970, commercial - remodel 100 N. Green Valley Parkway, Suite 330, Henderson Parkway Medical LLC $892,256, electrical 6600 Auction Lane, North Las Vegas SolarCity Corp. $892,256, electrical 6600 Auction Lane, North Las Vegas SolarCity Corp. $770,000, tenant improvement offices 7455 W. Washington Ave., Suite 301, Las Vegas Titanium Building Group LLC $571,260, plumbing 4660 Berg St., North Las Vegas Southland Industries $570,000, commercial 6351 N. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas

212 Glen Lee St., Henderson DR Horton Inc.

$132,359, residential - production 2451 Dragon Fire Lane, Henderson Hacienda Trails LLC

$114,185, wall/fence 407 Antelope Ridge Drive, Las Vegas Cedco commercial LLC

$150,741, single-family residential - production 294 Besame Court, Las Vegas Toll South LV LLC

$130,584, residential - production 1118 N. Water St., Henderson Richmond American Homes NV Inc.

$147,164, residential - production 697 Steve Wruck Court, Henderson Hacienda Trails LLC

$128,644, residential - production 917 Carson Bluff Ave., Henderson Ryland Homes Nevada LLC

$146,497, single-family residential - production 7442 Old Compton St., Las Vegas Greystone Nevada LLC

$126,908, single-family residential - production 7438 Old Compton St., Las Vegas Greystone Nevada LLC

$146,497, single-family residential - production 10631 Hyde Corner Ave., Las Vegas Greystone Nevada LLC

$126,908, single-family residential - production 7441 Old Compton St., Las Vegas Greystone Nevada LLC

$146,497, single-family residential - production 7437 Old Compton St., Las Vegas Greystone Nevada LLC

$126,500, tenant improvement retail 565 Marks St., Suite 140, Henderson Y&E Group LLC

$211,982, single-family residential - production 333 Elder View Drive, Las Vegas Greystone Nevada LLC

$145,500, residential - production 224 Cromarty St., Henderson DR Horton Inc.

$126,259, residential - production 696 Steve Wruck Court, Henderson Hacienda Trails LLC

$107,731, residential - new 208 Ave Marina Ave., North Las Vegas William Lyon Homes Inc.

$187,920, residential - production 2138 Carlisle Court, Henderson Toll Henderson LLC

$145,279, residential - production 909 Carson Bluff Ave., Henderson Ryland Homes Nevada LLC

$125,553, residential - new 113 Ave Marina Ave., North Las Vegas William Lyon Homes Inc.

$178,246, tenant improvement offices 351 N. Buffalo Drive, Suite B, Las Vegas Titanium Building Group LLC

$106,649, single-family residential - production 6764 Byron Bay Court, Las Vegas DR Horton Inc.

$142,050, sign 117 Ave Marina Ave., North Las Vegas William Lyon Homes Inc.

$125,553, residential - new 209 Ave Marina Ave., North Las Vegas William Lyon Homes Inc.

$106,649, single-family residential - production 6761 Byron Bay Court, Las Vegas DR Horton Inc.

$125,317, residential - production 380 Shanon Springs St., Henderson DR Horton Inc.

$106,649, single-family residential - production 6768 Byron Bay Court, Las Vegas DR Horton Inc.

$434,902, single-family residential - production 9805 Guiding Light Ave., Las Vegas Richmond American Homes of Nevada $300,000, tenant improvement offices 1250 S. Buffalo Drive, Suite 150, Las Vegas Olympus Construction LV Inc. $259,339, residential - production 2260 Edge Ridge Court, Henderson Lawrence Hartman $232,000, commercial 6351 N. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas HBI Inc.

$178,060, residential - new 2413 Charmed Oasis Court, North Las Vegas Richmond American Homes of Nevada $176,485, single-family residential - production 7420 Zonal Ave., Las Vegas Richmond American Homes of Nevada $173,000, tenant improvement halls 4315 N. Rancho Drive, Suite 130, Las Vegas LV Service Solutions $160,000, tenant improvement store 855 S. Grand Central Parkway, Suite 1570, Las Vegas TJU Construction Inc. $158,479, residential - new 2509 Charmed Oasis Court, North Las Vegas Richmond American Homes of Nevada $158,479, residential - new 2513 Charmed Oasis Court, North Las Vegas Richmond American Homes of Nevada $156,369, residential - production

$142,050, residential - new 205 Ave Marina Ave., North Las Vegas William Lyon Homes Inc. $142,050, residential - new 204 Ave Marina Ave., North Las Vegas William Lyon Homes Inc. $139,734, residential - production 694 Giselle Court, Henderson Hacienda Trails LLC $139,734, residential - production 695 Steve Wruck Court, Henderson Hacienda Trails LLC $137,294, residential - production 706 Coastal Lagoon St., Henderson KB Home LV Pearl Creek LLC $137,294, residential - production 664 Silver Pearl St., Henderson KB Home LV Pearl Creek LLC $137,294, residential - production 702 Coastal Lagoon St., Henderson KB Home LV Pearl Creek LLC

$122,821, residential - production 361 Gracious Way, Henderson Ryland Homes Nevada LLC $121,327, residential - new 3741 Blissful Bluff St., North Las Vegas Richmond American Homes of Nevada $120,326, residential - production 3122 Apecchio Ave., Henderson KB Home Inspirada LLC $117,065, single-family residential - production 6760 Byron Bay Court, Las Vegas DR Horton Inc. $117,065, single-family residential - production 6757 Byron Bay Court, Las Vegas DR Horton Inc.

$112,009, residential - production 379 Shanon Springs St., Henderson DR Horton Inc. $112,009, residential - production 376 Shanon Springs St., Henderson DR Horton Inc. $111,953, residential - production 377 Shanon Springs St., Henderson DR Horton Inc. $107,850, residential - production 381 Shanon Springs St., Henderson DR Horton Inc. $107,850, residential - production 378 Shanon Springs St., Henderson DR Horton Inc.

$106,649, single-family residential - production 6782 Byron Bay Court, Las Vegas DR Horton Inc. $106,649, single-family residential - production 6769 Byron Bay Court, Las Vegas DR Horton Inc. $106,108, residential - new 4340 Hatch Bend Ave., North Las Vegas KB Home Nevada Inc. $105,500, roofing 230 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas Eberhard Southwest roofing Inc. $100,478, plumbing 4660 Berg St., North Las Vegas Southland Industries

$136,185, residential - production 237 Cadence View Way, Henderson Ryland Homes Nevada LLC

$117,065, single-family residential - production 6772 Byron Bay Court, Las Vegas DR Horton Inc.

$100,475, residential - production 2115 Rockburne St., Henderson KB Home Inspirada LLC

$134,434, single-family residential - production 7939 Torreys Peak St., Las Vegas Ryland Homes

$117,065, single-family residential - production 6785 Byron Bay Court, Las Vegas DR Horton Inc.

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The List

Category: office furniture, equipment and supply dealerships (Ranked by number of employees as of july 31)

Company

Employees

Products

Year est. locally

Top executive

Advanced Imaging Solutions 3865 W. Cheyenne Ave. North Las Vegas, NV 89032 702-951-4247 • ais-now.com

79

Copiers, printers, 3-D printers, IT services

2002

Gary Harouff, president

2

Machabee Office Environments 6435 Sunset Corporate Drive Las Vegas, NV 89120 702-263-8800 • machabee.com

32

Office furniture, high-density storage, ergonomic seating, workstations

1988

Scott Machabee, president

3

Henriksen Butler 241 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 103 Las Vegas, NV 89102 702-309-2448 • hbdg.com

25

Wall systems, systems furniture, conference furniture, office furniture, ergonomic seating, filing systems

2004

Heather Bressler, vice president

4

Les Olson Company 2975 Lincoln Road Las Vegas, NV 89115 702-932-7431 • lesolson.com

24

Copiers, printers, scanners, large-format systems, document solutions software, managed network services, managed print services

2013

Charles Burt, branch manager

5

Somers Furniture 6330 Polaris Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89118 702-837-1717 • somersfurniture.com

15

Desks, chairs, conference tables, reception furniture, outdoor furniture, custom furniture

1989

Debbi Somers, president

6

Cort 6625 Arroyo Springs St., Suite 130 Las Vegas, NV 89113 702-822-7368 • cort.com

13

Herman Miller, HON, global, group lacasse

2000

Angel DiBellonia, district general manager

7

ANAX Business Technology 8920 W. Tropicana Ave., Suite 103 Las Vegas, NV 89147 702-478-9000 • anaxtech.com

11

Copiers, printers, scanners, faxes, multifunction units, toner, drums, document-management programs

2011

Did not disclose

8a

Premier Office Systems 500 N. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 125 Las Vegas, NV 89107 702-737-4601 • premierofficesystems.com

8

Multifunction printing equipment, document-solution management, color printing equipment

1996

Colin McTernan, owner

8b

New Life Office 7860 Dean Martin Drive, Suite 505 Las Vegas, NV 89139 702-212-0407 • newlifeoffice.com

8

Used and refurbished furniture

2004

Ryan Fox, project manager

10

Ideal Office Equipment 1200 S. 3rd St. Las Vegas, NV 89104 702-384-3814 • idealofficenv.com

6

Office supplies, office furniture, toner cartridges, cash register, legal indexes

1947

Ivan Eisenberg, president

1

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