ZZZ - GMG - VEGAS INC 2011-2014

September 17, 2012

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

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YOUR BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS WEEKLY/ SEPTEMBER 17, 2012 SPECIAL FOCUS FENG SHUI FACELIFT Can office design affect a company's bottom line? A ISTOCKPHOTOGRAPHY.COM FLU SHOTS $20 Quality, Quick & Convenient Medical Care No appointments are needed and we accept most insurance plans. CALL TO SET UP A FLU, PNEUMONIA AND B12 ON-SITE SHOT EVENT. 655 S. Green Valley Parkway, Ste 100 | Henderson, NV 89052 | Open 7 days a week 7am to 7pm | 702-431-7337 | www.doctorsexpresslasvegas.com By Rob Langrell vegas inc staff n employee lounge splashed in bold colors. A putting green, soda fountain and popcorn machine. A map of the Las Vegas Valley that lights up like a Christmas tree. ¶ Those are the office amenities employees of Gatski Commercial, a Las Vegas commercial real estate firm, arrive to every day. ¶ Across the valley, The Firm public relations agency has a very different feel. Fountains trickle. Natural light pours in. Stalks of bamboo greet visitors. That company went with a feng shui approach when building its office space. ¶ No matter what particular palette a company chooses, design change can be good for a business. A new look can help reinvigorate a workplace and its employ- ees. ¶ Frank Gatski decided his headquarters needed an update earlier this year. ¶ "We did it for a couple of reasons," he said. "We had a great 2011 as far as business goes. I could either stick that money in my pocket or reinvest it back into the company. We needed more functional space, so it made sense to make changes. My team is the most important commodity. SEE FENG SHUI, PAGE 14 BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE This month, VEGAS INC highlights commercial real estate and design . ATTORNEYS USE RULING FROM 1601 IN MOB FIGHT By Steve Green senior staff writer L as Vegas Mob Experience developer Jay Bloom has made such unusual legal arguments in a case over mob artifacts that there's no Nevada case law to directly address them, attorneys for Bloom's opposition say. So they dredged up an English court ruling from 1601 to try to disprove what they call nonsensical fraudulent legal claims. The ruling made more than 400 years ago in what is believed to be the first lawsuit ever concerning "fraudulent conveyances" speaks directly to the issue at hand. That historic case was decided by an Elizabethan-era "Star Chamber" court but now is being used by attorneys for Bloom creditors in the dispute over who owns some 1,500 mob artifacts – knives, guns, photos SEE MOB EXPERIENCE, PAGE 17 INSIDE TODAY A RECORD SALE | P. 6 Shopping mall company hopes to sell 32 Summerlin office buildings for $127 million RECORDS AND DATA | P. 19 Bankruptcies, permits and licenses UNFAIR HIRING PRACTICES? | P. 21 An EEOC investigation could change the way local companies hire workers THE LIST | P. 22 Office suppliers, by number of employees and

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