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November 23, 2014

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The Data: Nov. 23-29
Nov. 23, 2014
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Cecilia Darr calls the concierges at Venetian the best sales team in town. “We don’t know everything, but we will find it,” she says.
‘I do not understand people who are negative’
Nov. 23, 2014
A concierge supervisor talks about common and unusual requests she receives, her biggest pet peeve and what prompted her to start a new career in the hospitality industry after working for many years as a respiratory care practitioner.
Survive gift-giving season at the office
Nov. 23, 2014
Experts offer advice on what to give, and what not to give, your co-workers ...
Why start a small business in Las Vegas?
Nov. 23, 2014
Despite the many challenges of starting a business, Las Vegas business owners say the rewards are plenty.
Q & A focus on Patricia Barba of Patty's Closet Fashion Boutique on Thursday, November 12, 2014.
Home-grown fashion plate keeps customers’ style in mind
Nov. 23, 2014
Juan and Patty Barba had seemingly bad timing in opening a clothing shop — a year before the Great Recession. But by focusing on customer service, they have carved out their niche in the industry.
Circus Couture’s “Unlocked” raised $162,770 for the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada, the state’s only nonprofit, specialized outpatient clinic that treats children with cancer. Circus Couture include talents from Las Vegas’ artists and community leaders.
The Notes: Philanthropy, Nov. 23-29
Nov. 23, 2014
In the Notes: Public Education Foundation, Bennett Family Foundation, Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, HELP of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas Hospitality Association, City National Bank, Station Casinos, Communities in Schools of Nevada, Windermere Foundation, and more ...
Antonio Perez of Knudson Middle School plays his trumpet during a mariachi workshop led by members of Mariachi Cobre in 2012.
Find the right instrument for your child
Nov. 23, 2014
Helping a child select a musical instrument is a little like buying a car (without the monthly payment and heavenly new-car smell). You’ll want to try a few on for size to see what your child likes and what model best fits his or her body, interests and abilities.
Fireworks are seen above the towers at SLS Las Vegas during the grand-opening celebration Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, on the Strip.
SLS off to rough start but looking forward to 2015
Nov. 23, 2014
Scott Kreeger talks with John Katsilometes about the struggles experienced at the north Strip’s newest resort, as well as plans for next year.
The USS Riverboat Tour of Laughlin on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
Get a taste of what Las Vegas used to be — in Laughlin
Nov. 23, 2014
When I arrived, the town charmed me with its Strip-like Casino Drive along the Colorado River — except Laughlin’s main drag takes about seven minutes to drive from one end to the other. On the Strip, you’re lucky if you can get back to your car in seven minutes.
Nevada unemployment at lowest level since June 2008
Nov. 21, 2014
Nevada’s unemployment rate fell to 7.1 percent in October, down from 7.3 percent the previous month and the lowest level since June 2008. The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported ...
An exterior view of Caesars Palace, June 6, 2013.
Sorting out Caesars: How company slid into distress, and what’s next
Nov. 21, 2014
With Caesars appearing to be poised to file for bankruptcy as soon as January, the company's future could be complicated. Here's an explanation of what's happening, and what could happen as ...
Valley Electric Association, a utility based in Pahrump, plans to open a satellite office in early 2015 at the Red Rock Business Center in southwest Las Vegas. The office complex is pictured above on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.
Pahrump electric utility to open Las Vegas office
Nov. 20, 2014
A Pahrump electric utility is opening a satellite office in Las Vegas. Valley Electric Association, which serves about 45,000 people, has signed a lease for 6,500 square feet in Red Rock Business Center between Russell and Sunset roads just east of the 215 Beltway, in the southwest valley.
Wynn Resorts official disputes report of money-laundering probe
Nov. 20, 2014
Wynn Resorts spokesman Michael Weaver disputes a report the company is under investigation for breaking money-laundering laws. Weaver issued a statement Thursday after ...
A view of new home construction in Summerlin Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
Builders struggle as new-home sales slow
Nov. 20, 2014
Southern Nevada homebuilders continue to struggle this year, with lower sales and a rising volume of canceled deals, a new report shows. Local developers sold ...
In this June 6, 2007, file photo, Bally Technologies slot machines are showcased at the Palms hotel-casino in Las Vegas.
Regulators OK $5.1 billion merger of gaming technology companies
Nov. 20, 2014
Nevada regulators today approved the merger of Scientific Games and Bally Technologies, paving the way for two of the biggest gaming technology companies to become an even larger combined entity. The state Gaming Commission ...

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