Category: Business

Reduced to Rubble: Decay and neglect destroy Las Vegas’ history

Reduced to Rubble: Decay and neglect destroy Las Vegas’ history

From the Las Vegas Optic Las Vegas lost another piece of history recently when a brick building on Grand Avenue crumbled onto the sidewalk below. According to Virginia Marrujo, the interim community development director for the City of Las Vegas, the building near the intersection of Grand and Douglas Avenues once belonged to the Maloof…

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Railroad Renaissance: Renovations breathe new life into historic Railroad Ave.

Railroad Renaissance: Renovations breathe new life into historic Railroad Ave.

From the Las Vegas Optic The first locomotive arrived in Las Vegas 140 years ago this month. Regular passenger and freight service over the next 20 years helped Las Vegas grow into one of the largest cities in the Southwest. Eventual expansion of the railroad resulted in other Southwest towns becoming much larger than Vegas,…

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Public art fosters ‘creative class’ community downtown

Public art fosters ‘creative class’ community downtown

From the Idaho Business Review From traffic light control boxes wrapped in colorful artwork to multiple murals and sculptures, downtown Boise is home to hundreds of works of public art. These publicly accessible works are both privately and publicly funded, but are available for viewing by anyone without paying admission. Of course, none of these…

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Sheri Schmidt, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

Sheri Schmidt, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

From the Idaho Business Review Twenty years ago, Sheri Schmidt went to work for The Home Depot as a cashier. She quickly realized she loved the company and its culture. Now, after working as a cashier, an assistant manager and a loss prevention manager, Schmidt is the store manager of the Boise Home Depot. Schmidt’s…

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Kevin King, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

Kevin King, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

From the Idaho Business Review Kevin King started his first business when he was just 15, and he’s been managing his own businesses ever since. “I’ve been an entrepreneur for as long as I can remember,” King says. “I’ve only worked for a few people throughout the years, and even during those times, I had…

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Kerri L. Bryant, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

Kerri L. Bryant, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

From the Idaho Business Review As the director of the project management office for Scentsy, Kerri Bryant is right where she wants to be. “I don’t have elaborate goals of becoming CEO for a major organization or running my own business,” Bryant says. “I think project management, in general, is fulfilling for me because it’s…

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Finia Dinh, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

Finia Dinh, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

From the Idaho Business Review When Finia Dinh was just months old, her parents and her four older siblings embarked on a journey from Vietnam to the United States in search of a better life. Though her family didn’t speak English and had little money, they left the rest of their family behind and began…

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Restoration renews former Harvey Girls dorm

Restoration renews former Harvey Girls dorm

From the Las Vegas Optic  With the restoration of another historic building on Railroad Avenue nearing completion, it could soon feel a bit like 1898 again in Las Vegas, N.M. Work on the Rawlins Building — a National Register of Historic Places structure — is nearly done, and once completed, it will operate much like…

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Explore 100 years of movie and television filming in Las Vegas

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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