ZZZ - GMG - VEGAS INC 2011-2014

October 01, 2012

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

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OCTOBER 1, 2012 / YOUR BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS WEEKLY SPECIAL FOCUS How golfing, eating, schmoozing can help your business grow GAME ON By Ron Sylvester staff writer T he rules for entertaining business clients have changed since the days of the three- martini lunch. ¶ Who has time to sit around and drink when there's so much work to be done? ¶ Nevertheless, while leisurely "business" lunches may be a thing of the past, maintaining good customer and client relationships is more important than ever. In a fickle economy especially, loyalty can make the difference between grow- ing a business or going out of business. SEE CLIENT LOYALTY, PAGE 16 NETWORKING AND CLIENT RELATIONS This month, VEGAS INC examines the art of building and maintaining business relationships. PASSENGER GROWTH EXPECTED AT AIRPORT By Richard N. Velotta senior staff writer A fter five years of shrinking airline ca- pacity and domestic passenger counts at McCarran International Airport, good news appears to be on the horizon. Aviation analysts anticipate growth at Las Vegas' airport over the next five years. Mike Boyd, chairman of the Ever- green, Colo.-based Boyd Group Interna- tional, expects passenger counts to in- crease by 6.3 percent by 2017 as airlines slowly bump up their domestic capacity. Boyd made his predictions at an avia- tion summit last month in Dallas and anticipates that Las Vegas will be one of the top 10 growth markets among ma- jor airports in the country. The turnaround already has begun. McCarran was one of five large air- ports to project capacity growth in 2012, SEE MCCARRAN, PAGE 15 INSIDE TODAY CHANGE IN COURSE | P. 6 Water Authority says rates could rise and promised credits could be reversed A FRESH START | P. 10 The stalled Shops at Summerlin retail complex is scheduled for a 2014 opening RECORDS AND DATA | P. 19 Bankruptcies, permits and licenses ISTOCKPHOTO.COM THE LIST | P. 22 Acute care hospitals, by operating revenue READY, SET, WIN. PECCOLE PROFESSIONAL PARK 10080 WEST ALTA DRIVE, SUITE 200 • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89145 HUTCHLEGAL.COM

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