Category: Business

Article: Cleared for takeoff: A pair of seniors prepare to record their first rap album

Article: Cleared for takeoff: A pair of seniors prepare to record their first rap album

From the Las Vegas Optic Fans of the Robertson High School Cardinals have likely heard “Fly with the Birds,” a hip-hop song written and performed by RHS seniors Andres Garcia and Jake Gamel. It’s been played at several Robertson sporting events, and the duo has even performed the song live for fellow students. Garcia and…

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Article: 71-year-old store gives customers chance to ‘step back in time’

Article: 71-year-old store gives customers chance to ‘step back in time’

From the Las Vegas Optic Walk through the doors of Popular Dry Goods and you’re instantly transported back in time. That’s what customers tell Brenda Manning, one of the managers of the longstanding western wear store on Bridge Street. “You walk in, you smell the leather, and you just step back in time,” she said.…

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Profile: Josh Miles

Profile: Josh Miles

From the Idaho Business Review One of the first things Josh Miles learned at Oregon State University was that he didn’t want to be an accountant. “I took my accounting courses and recognized that I hated that,” Miles says. “But then I took a finance course and it totally lit me on fire. I just…

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Profile: Reed Brimhall

Profile: Reed Brimhall

From the Idaho Business Review For over three and a half years now, Reed Brimhall has been the Chief Financial Officer for Scentsy, Inc. But the journey that brought him to the Meridian-based fragrance product manufacturer began in the 1970s. “It’s an old story,” Brimhall says. “My dad was an accountant, and I actually had…

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Profile: Renee Avram

Profile: Renee Avram

From the Idaho Business Review Renee Avram began her career as a receptionist at a credit union in California. Today, she is the Vice President Manager of Zion Bank’s Twin Falls Canyon Park Financial Center. “I worked my way from the very bottom,” Avram says. “I did everything from reception, to teller, head teller, new…

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Article: LVCS approves creation of electronic sports team, drops STOPit app

Article: LVCS approves creation of electronic sports team, drops STOPit app

From the Las Vegas Optic The Las Vegas City Schools board approved the adoption of a competitive video game team at its regular meeting Thursday night. Recognized by the New Mexico Activities Association, the school-sanctioned activity known as “e-sports” pits a team of video game players from one school against other schools across the state.…

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Article: Luna to host employment summit, job fair

Article: Luna to host employment summit, job fair

From the Las Vegas Optic A two-day employment event is coming to Luna Community College on Thursday, Sept. 13, and Friday Sept. 14. The events are hosted by the Northern Area Local Workforce Development Board. Both events will take place in the auditorium at Luna Community College, according to Rock Ulibarri, the director of adult…

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Article: 5 tips to keep the party going

Article: 5 tips to keep the party going

From the Idaho Business Review Imagine your guests having so much fun they don’t want to leave. The key to reaching this pinnacle of event planning is booking great entertainment. Searching for the right entertainer can seem like an overwhelming task, but it doesn’t have to be a chore. With a little research and planning,…

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Article: More perks coming to El Fidel Hotel

Article: More perks coming to El Fidel Hotel

From the Las Vegas Optic When it opened in the early 1920s, the El Fidel Hotel offered travelers more than just an affordable, comfortable place to sleep. Guests could sit down to eat breakfast or lunch, grab a drink at the bar, or gather with friends in a comfortable setting. Soon, travelers and Las Vegas…

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Affeldt acquires historic establishment in Lamy

Affeldt acquires historic establishment in Lamy

From the Las Vegas Optic Historic Plaza Hotel and Hotel Castañeda restoration entrepreneur Allan Affeldt has added a Lamy restaurant and bar to the growing list of properties he is renovating and restoring. Affeldt acquired the historic Legal Tender restaurant and saloon building in Lamy from the Lamy Railroad & History Museum.