Category: Business

Article: Explore 100 years of movie and television filming in Las Vegas

Article: Explore 100 years of movie and television filming in Las Vegas

From the Las Vegas Optic Sheriff Walt Longmire sits in his office overlooking Durant, Wyo. Down the street, Max Evans, an alien, kisses Liz Ortecho, a human, outside the Crashdown Cafe. On the other side of the river, Llewelyn Moss and Anton Chigurh exchange gunfire in the streets. All of these things happened, separately of…

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Profile: David Duro, 2019 CEO of Influence

Profile: David Duro, 2019 CEO of Influence

From the Idaho Business Review As President and CEO of the Treasure Valley Family YMCA, David Duro is well positioned to see positive changes in the world every day. He’s also leading the charge for that change. “Our YMCA will change the world,” he says. “We envision a community where all children can reach their…

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Profile: Paris Cole, 2019 CEO of Influence

Profile: Paris Cole, 2019 CEO of Influence

From the Idaho Business Review Paris Cole believes people flourish when given the opportunity and flexibility to do their best work. For Cole, this means hiring the best people and giving them the freedom to succeed by not micromanaging them. At the core of his management style is the Golden Rule: treating people the way…

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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: Reed Brimhall, 2018 Excellence in Finance

Profile: Reed Brimhall, 2018 Excellence in Finance

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, 2018 Excellence in Finance

Profile: Renee Avram, 2018 Excellence in Finance

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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