Las Vegas Business News

Owning trademark still a goal of Golden Knights

A Vegas Golden Knights hat is shown at the The Armory merchandise store at T-Mobile Arena, Monday, June 19, 2017.

The Golden Knights name and logo still officially do not belong to the team, leading the franchise to advance this month the legal battle to own its trademark rights. On behalf of the Golden Knights, attorneys for the NHL responded to the initial trademark refusal of ...

Couple hits near $1 million jackpot on penny slots at Harrah's in Las Vegas

Nicholas Blaskowski and Nicole Perry of Phoenix hit a jackpot of $944,337.37 on Willy Wonka: World of Wonka penny slot on Sunday, June 18. The

A pair from Phoenix is $944,337 richer after hitting a jackpot at a Harrah’s penny slot machine ..

Gaming regulators OK pari-mutuel betting on nontraditional events

Football fans watch games during NFL opening day at the Red Rock Resort's race and sportsbook Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015.

Bettors in Nevada can now place pari-mutuel style bets on events like e-sports tournaments, the World Series of Poker and the NBA draft after the Nevada Gaming Commission today unanimously approved ...

Las Vegas puts more restrictions on short-term rentals

Residents listen to comments on proposed amendments to Las Vegas ordinances regarding short-term rental properties during the Recommending Committee meeting in Council Chambers at Las Vegas City Hall in Downtown Las Vegas, Nev. on Monday, June 19, 2017..

The Las Vegas City Council narrowly approved additional restrictions on short-term rental properties like those listed on web platforms such as Airbnb ...

As travel industry awaits slowdown, travelers pack bags — for now

Tourists ride an escalator down from a pedestrian overpass Thursday, April 28, 2011, on the Strip.

The travel industry is voicing a common refrain: President Donald Trump’s travel ban, terror attacks in Europe and a laptop ban represent a recipe for a potential sharp decline in visitors to and ...

SBA chief’s WWE experience prepared her for Washington

Small Business Administration chief Linda McMahon visits Las Vegas on june 20, 2017, as part of her SBA Ignite Tour.

Linda McMahon knows how to navigate daily drama and shifting storylines at work. In fact, she built a billion-dollar global business that sells both as fun. Running World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) prepared her well for the maelstrom of politics in the era of President Donald Trump, her good friend who appointed her as administrator of the federal Small Business Administration. Here are excerpts of the conversation with the Las Vegas Sun: ...

Crowdfunding innovator among honored women in L.V. tech sector

Ruth Hedges

Women in Las Vegas’ technology sector were honored earlier this month at the fourth annual Las Vegas Women in Technology Awards at Fresh Wata. Ruth Hedges, chief executive officer and founder of and executive producer of the Global Crowdfunding Convention, was honored as High-Tech Woman of the Year, the evening's top award. ...

Cybersecurity company ReliaQuest expands Southern Nevada operations

Florida-based cybersecurity company ReliaQuest is expanding its Southern Nevada operations.

Cybersecurity company ReliaQuest is in the midst of an expansion in the Las Vegas Valley. ...

MGM Grand breaks ground on convention space addition

A rendering of MGM Grand's convention center expansion, set to break ground on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

MGM Grand is set to break ground Tuesday on an expansion to its convention center that will add 250,000 square feet, giving it more than 850,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. ...

Stevens relishes blank canvas in devising downtown resort

Derek Stevens appears onstage for a Boston concert Friday, July 15, 2016, at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, which he owns.

While owners of other gaming companies are building additions to their properties or buying existing resorts, Stevens is preparing to tear down older venues and construct a new resort in their place. The Las Vegas Sun interviewed Stevens last week to talk about ...

With tech giants back in charge, stocks hit records again

Apple and other big-name technology stocks got back to their winning ways Monday ...

Financial services CEO: ‘No one wins alone’

Terry Kennedy owns Las Vegas-based Appreciation Financial, which specializes in helping public servants plan for retirement.

The CEO of Appreciation Financial talks about his passion for helping public employees save enough money to retire, the importance of teamwork when it comes to success, and how he stuck his neck out to meet his wife.

The List: Highest paid business leaders, June 18, 2017

Find out about Southern Nevada's highest paid business leaders. This week, we rank them by total compensation* based on most recent available filing with the SEC ...

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When a business loses an employee, effects on profitability, morale can be profound

When a business loses an employee, effects on profitability, morale can be profound

Having to replace employees isn’t just a pain, it’s a major expense — but one that savvy executives can avoid. Costs to recruit and train employees to fill vacancies can be formidable. With this in mind, employers should redouble efforts to retain employees.