It has never received the same amount of public attention as New Year’s Eve or Super Bowl Sunday, but Chinese New Year has become one of the most important annual periods for resorts in Las Vegas.
Earlier this month, roughly 2,000 firefighters from Clark County and area municipalities took their annual regional drill to the vacant Fontainebleau’s 32nd floor. The exercises concluded Tuesday.
Due to a grab bag of factors, McCarran International Airport finished the year with a slight drop in passenger traffic.
A Review-Journal survey conducted online in December and early January found that 55.5 percent of local businesses, most of them smaller operations, said they’ll keep staffing at current levels in 2011, while 21.1 percent said they’ll hire additional employees. Another 10.3 percent said they might cut workers in the year.
At last, local businesses say they have high hopes for Southern Nevada’s recession-battered economy. A recent online survey from the Review-Journal found that a majority of company owners and managers expect improved sales and a broader economic resurgence in the Las Vegas Valley in 2011.
Scuba Solutions was named as the winner of the 2011 Southern Nevada Business Plan Competition inside the Stan Fulton building on the UNLV campus Friday night.
An anonymous gambler hit the Megabucks jackpot Friday at CityCenter’s Aria, winning almost $12.8 million. The winner had played $6 in a Megabucks slot machine at Aria when the jackpot hit.
Although numerous economic forecasts offer little hope beyond the current troubled status quo, many entrepreneurs are still leaping into business, believing they can make it.
Business boosters are increasingly pushing medical tourism as a remedy for Las Vegas’ economic ailments, but Dr. Bernie Hanna is one of the few who has tried it.