ZZZ - GMG - VEGAS INC 2011-2014

October 7, 2013

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

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O C T O B E R 7 , 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 NETWORKING AND CLIENT RELATIONS This month, VEGAS INC highlights the art of building and maintaining business relationships. LAS VEGAS ECONOMY MAKING STRIDES, BUT STILL STRUGGLING By Richard N. Velotta senior staff writer LEILA NAVIDI BUSINESS LUNCH: Nathan Emens, owner of Campaign Data Solutions, a political consulting company, takes client Amy Groves out to lunch at Panevino Restaurant. COMFORT OVER CAVIAR How to wine and dine clients in a recovering economy By Ed Komenda staff writer H ugh Anderson isn't very good at golf. ¶ The managing director of HighTower Advisors readily admits his lack of talent on the golf course but rarely used to pass up an opportunity to hit the links. ¶ Why? Because tradition says golfing with clients is a great way to land new business deals. ¶ But Anderson realized a long time ago he doesn't need to play golf to wrangle customers. Instead, he takes them to dinner. SEE GAMING EXPO,PAGE 18 INSIDE TODAY ESSENTIAL FOR GROWTH | P. 6 Four assets Southern Nevada needs to remain competitive in the next decade DOWNTOWN UPDATE | P. 7 Is a taco shop's name too spicy? What tenants are moving into Container Park? THE LIST | P. 26 SEE CLIENT RELATIONS, PAGE 16 20131007_VI01_F.indd 1 Has Las Vegas rebounded from the Great Recession? According to a group of experts at last month's Global Gaming Expo, not yet. Casino executives and analysts said that although the city has made great strides since the local economy flat-lined in the late 2000s, it still has a way to go. Room rates remain low, tourism numbers have fallen short of expectations, and many projects remain mothballed. Several strategies, however, are in play to try to make Southern Nevada boom once again, they said. The arrival of the SLS and Gansevoort hotels, as well as the Genting Group's plans to build Resorts World Las Vegas on the site of the former Echelon, all are indicators that a recovery is picking up steam. Casino companies also are adjusting Available commercial space 10/3/13 1:44:08 PM

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