ZZZ - GMG - VEGAS INC 2011-2014

May 13, 2013

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

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M AY 1 3 , 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 EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES This month, VEGAS INC highlights Southern Nevada workplaces and workers. how las vegas' convention center stacks up nationally By Richard N. Velotta senior staff writer The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority plans to borrow and spend $2.5 billion to develop the Las Vegas Global Business District, an overhauled convention center facility that will include a World Trade Center and multimodal transportation hub. The project will be the first major expansion for the 54-year-old, 3.2-million-square-foot Las Vegas Convention Center in more than a decade. LVCVA leaders say it is essential to keep the facility ahead of its competition. Las Vegas consistently ranks as the country's top meetings destination. The city markets itself as a place where conventioneers can mix business with pleasure, broker deals during the day, then hit the town at night. The city can accommodate large shows in multiple venues, including the Convention Center, Sands Expo and Convention Center and Mandalay LEILA NAVIDI CHIEF COMMUNICATOR: Joe Machin, owner of RO Bus Sales, says regular staff meetings keep employee morale high and instill a sense of buy-in among workers. KEEP TALKING WHEN CHANGE IS AFOOT Communication is key in a shifting business landscape By Brian Nordli staff writer T see CONVENTIONS, page 20 INSIDE TODAY hree times a week, RO Truck and Equipment owners Joe Machin and Brian Edwards gathered their 18 employees in the "War Room" to talk about the future. ¶ It was 2006, and the SYSTEM JOLT | P. 6 construction industry – their business – was dying. ¶ At the time, RO Truck and Equip- Is our country's visa application process turning international tourists away? ment maintained construction fleet vehicles and fabricated equipment for construction BREAKING THE MAZE | P. 7 companies. But the economy was collapsing; Las Vegas' construction boom was fizzling. RO's revenue Resort companies are pushing customers out of casinos and into the outdoors was dwindling. ¶ Machin and Edwards decided their company needed to make a change to survive. THE LIST | P. 26-27 Public relations firms and ad agencies see COMMUNICATION page 18 Trusted for over 30 years by business owners and their families...the law firm to call for estate planning, probate and asset protection. Estate Planning 20130513_VI01_F.indd 1 Probate Wills Limited Liability Companies Asset Protection Family Limited Partnerships Succession Planning 702.433.4455 Guardianship jeffreyburr.com Trust Administration Elder Law 5/9/13 2:10:32 PM

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