HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE … WHEN?: Not so long ago, before the housing bubble popped and the recession came, Las Vegas’ economy boomed and population surged. Local observers’ opinions vary on when or if the local economy will ever again be so hot.
SAY HI, BUT MAKE IT SNAPPY: Businesspeople who feel shy at traditional networking meetings are turning to speed networking, which gets people to meet, greet and trade pitches in a jiffy.
EXECUTIVE SNAPSHOT: Las Vegas Boot Camp owner Reinier Geyser describes his ambition to climb the world’s tallest peaks and discusses running a fitness business in a city that some people have called one of the nation’s fattest.
THIS WEEK’S BUSINESS PRESS POLL QUESTION
The $3.9 billion Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will open next month during the sharpest economic downturn since the Great Depression. But owners are sure the 3,000-room hotel-casino will fill a niche in the Las Vegas market — what Cosmopolitan Vice President of Brand Marketing Lisa Marchese calls the “curious class,” or people who are creative and like to travel and try new things.
Do you think the Strip can accommodate another megaresort?
Answer at www.lvbusinesspress.com/poll