ZZZ - GMG - VEGAS INC 2011-2014

February 18, 2013

VEGAS INC Magazine - Latest Las Vegas business news, features and commentaries about gaming, tourism, real estate and more

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F E B R U A R Y 1 8 , 2 0 1 3 / Y O U R b u s i n e s s - t o - b u s i n e s s w e e k ly SPECIAL FOCUS MONEYMATTERS This month, VEGAS INC highlights taxes, finance and accounting. Southwest CEO talks about fares, fees and new routes By Richard N. Velotta senior staff writer christopher devargas FORWARD THINKING: Frank Maione, owner of Henderson Hyundai Superstore, stands on the lot of his dealership. Maione recently secured an SBA loan to expand. Lending on the rise Financial institutions are showing more interest in helping small business owners, investors get loans You're in Las Vegas for a "message to the field." What happens at that event, and what will you be telling employees? It's a celebration, a way to kick off the year. Last year, we did six locations and had an attendance of around see southwest, page 15 INSIDE TODAY By Eli Segall staff writer A Southwest Airlines is, by far, the busiest commercial air carrier at McCarran International Airport. And, McCarran is Southwest's second-largest station of the 98 airports it serves. With more than 2,700 Southwest employees in Las Vegas, the company is a major economic force in Southern Nevada, and the airline views the city as a key corporate partner. Chairman and CEO Gary Kelly recently sat down with VEGAS INC to discuss the airline's future at McCarran, Southwest's "bags fly free" program and the strategies the company is taking to stay profitable: fter several tight-fisted years, banks are starting to lend more money in the Las Vegas Valley, REFORM PLAN | P. 7 helping business owners expand and consumers refinance auto and mortgage debt. ¶ But Assembly speaker wants to increase the state's tax base without raising taxes don't think the easy credit culture of the boom years is back. ¶ Banks aren't opening their TOWN FOR SALE | P. 10 vaults to everyone, and terms still can be steep. Lending volume is inching higher after plunging fast For only $5 million, you could be the majority owner of Searchlight, Nevada during the recession, but no one expects money to slosh around the valley again anytime soon. THE LIST | P. 22 see LENDING, page 14 Tax preparation firms, by employees Quality, Quick & Convenient Medical Care No appointments are needed and we accept most insurance plans. YOUR OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE ONE-STOP VENUE. OFFERING ON-SITE LABS AND X-RAYS. ABLE TO CONSTRUCT AND CUSTOMIZE HEALTH INCENTIVE PROGRAMS FOR ANY SIZE BUSINESS/CORPORATION TO DIMINISH RISING HEALTH PLAN COSTS FOR EMPLOYERS. 655 S. Green Valley Parkway, Ste 100 | Henderson, NV 89052 | Open 7 days a week 7am to 7pm | 702-431-7337 | www.doctorsexpresslasvegas.com 20130218_VI01_F.indd 1 2/14/13 2:16:30 PM

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