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BY JULIE ANN FORMOSO I STAFF WRITER

As he scanned the Henderson Chamber of Commerce’s financial records during the immediate aftermath of the recession, Scott Muelrath saw an uncertain future. ¶ The chamber was hurting financially. Membership had

dropped by almost half since the pre-recession boom days, and attendance at the organization’s mixers was dwindling.MUELRATH, CONTINUED ON PAGE 15

242KJobs U.S. employers add-

ed in February. The health

care and retail industries

added more than 50,000

jobs, while restaurants

hired 40,000 people.

9.2%Share of Las Vegas home

closings that were flips in 2015.

That’s down almost 50 percent

from the 2004 high of

17.6 percent but is nearly

unchanged from 2014’s.

Changing face of the chamber

Scott Muelrath became CEO

of the Henderson Chamber of

Commerce in 2011.

(CHRISTOPHER DEVARGAS/STAFF)

Henderson Chamber of Commerce CEO on how the organization rebounded from the recession

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05 06 18MEET: SIMPLY PURE BY CHEF STACEY DOUGANA gourmet vegan and raw food cafe in Downtown Container Park opened in December 2013. Its owner says her mission is to make delicious food that anyone, including meat lovers, can enjoy.

THE NOTESPeople on the move, P4

Q&A WITH MICHAEL SILBERLINGThe CEO of Affi nity Gaming talks about the direction of the gaming in-dustry, the importance of corporate social responsi-bility and his past life as a rugby player.

TALKING POINTSFor small businesses, atten-tion to detail is particularly important, P7

DATA AND PUBLIC INFORMATIONA listing of local bank-ruptcies, bid opportuni-ties, brokered transac-tions, business licenses and building permits.

MORE VEGAS INC BUSINESS NEWSCalendar: Happenings and events, P17

The List: Golf courses, P22

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VINTAGE VEGAS: TAXICAB INDUSTRY IN FLUX AGAIN

Nevada’s transportation industry made a dramatic shift this year when lawmakers gave approval to ride- hailing companies Uber and Lyft to enter the market.

Las Vegas residents and tourists welcomed the change , but it remains to be seen how the competition will affect the taxi industry.

Pictured in this Oct. 2, 1979, photo are cabbies at McCarran International Airport . Many of the valley’s 1,400 taxi drivers at the time were fi ghting against having to bribe supervisors and dispatchers to get decent cab s , equipment and assignments.

— REBECCA CLIFFORD-CRUZ

CONTENTS

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John Wilcox, Nevada regional ex-ecutive and regional banking manager for City National Bank’s Core Banking group in Nevada and San Diego, retired. Bruce Ford replaces Wilcox. In addition, Alberto Calderon is vice president and manager of City National Bank’s Green Valley branch.

Susan Cartwright is vice presi-dent of corporate communica-tions at Scientific Games.

The Public Relations Society of America’s Las Ve-gas Valley Chapter’s board of directors is President Kurt Ouchida, managing partner, BrainTrust; Pres-ident-elect Andrew Doughman, vice president of communication strategies, TSC2 Group; Immediate Past President Melody Crickman, director of market-ing and communications, Touro University Nevada; Vice President of Programs Melissa Mirich, presi-dent, Our Lady of Las Vegas Catholic School Parent Teacher Organization; Vice President of Member-ship Cara Clarke, associate vice president of commu-nications, Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce; Vice President of Communications Shaundell New-some, founder, Sumnu Marketing; Vice President of Finance Kevin Malone, public information officer, Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles.

Dean Thawley is a spectrum system administrator at the Clark County Credit Union.

Lisa Morris Hibbler is direc-tor of youth development and social innovation for the city of Las Vegas.

Richard Broome is Caesars Entertainment’s executive vice president of public affairs and communications.

Alexandra Shapiro is market sales manager, West region, for Celebrity Cruises.

Jimyoung “Ji” Yu is a director at Stewart Archibald & Barney.

Kathleen Dussault is the Ne-vada Department of Veterans Services deputy director for benefits.

Dr. Constantine George is medical director of RESORT-cierge | MD, which provides medical services to tourists on the Strip.

Dylan Shaver is vice president of the Nevada Min-ing Association.

Roger Faselt joined the Nevada Health Care As-sociation Perry Foundation’s board of directors. Faselt is founder and president of Quality Medical Imaging.

Henderson Fire Chief Steven Goble retired after 25 years with the department.

The Nevada Department of Transportation has a new logo.

The Health Services Coalition and Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican arranged a participat-ing provider agreement at all St. Rose Dominican hospitals for the coalition’s member organizations. The Health Services Coalition negotiates contracts

for hospital and ambulatory surgery services on behalf of its member organizations, which include Boyd Gaming; Caesars Entertainment; Cement Masons and Plasterers Health and Welfare Trust; Clark County Self-funded; Clark County Fire-fighters; Construction Industry and Laborers Health and Welfare Trust; Culinary Health Fund; Golden Nugget; IBEW 357 Electricians; Las Ve-gas Firefighters; Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Health and Welfare Trust; NV En-ergy; NV Hand; North Las Vegas Fire; Operating Engineers Local 501 Security Fund; Plumbers and Pipefitters Health and Welfare Fund; Teamsters Local 14 – Security Fund for Southern Nevada; Teamsters Local 631 – Security Fund for Southern Nevada; Teamsters Security Fund for Southern Nevada – Hotel and Casino Workers (formerly Teamsters 995); Tropicana; and UFCW Local 711 and Retail Food Employers Benefit Fund.

Pampas Churrascaria at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood was ranked No. 2 on Restaurant.com’s Top 25 Restaurants of 2015. Restaurants were ranked based on customer feedback, ratings, certificates sold and tenure in the program.

Rinnai America Corp., which sells tankless water heaters, recognized Southwest Sales, an indepen-dent manufacturer, with its Growth Achievement Award in a Mid-Sized Market.

Southern Hills Hospital offers AccendoWave, a headband that measures brain waves and a tablet computer that provides content to alleviate stress, pain and nausea.

The first class of Nevada SBA’s Emerging Leaders Class graduated. The program offered eight months of business training to small-business CEOs.

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican’s San Mar-tin Campus received the Mission: Lifeline Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for imple-menting quality-improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treat-ment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. The Siena campus received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Action Registry-GWTG Sil-ver Performance Achievement Award for 2015.

The Nevada Hospital Association and Switch are building a statewide fiber network to provide car-rier-grade broadband services to hospitals, health care facilities, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and businesses. Switch will become oper-ator of the network when construction is complet-ed in mid-2016. The Nevada Broadband Telemedi-cine Initiative is the result of a federal Broadband Technology Opportunity Program Grant awarded to the Nevada Hospital Association. This will be the first all-fiber broadband connection between Reno and Las Vegas.

Denver Consulting Group, which provides mari-juana dispensary license application services and training and consulting to the cannabis industry, is operating in Nevada.

Kicks Lounge at Footaction opened at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood.

Pacifica Host Hotels bought the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa in Henderson.

Whole Foods Market in the District in Henderson opened Sprocket Bar and Restaurant.

House Advantage, which helps casinos provide loyalty programs, signed a partnership with Boyd Gaming and Tiger Resort Leisure Entertainment in Manila, Philippines.

Pecos/Sunset Storage, 6185 S. Pecos Road, Las Vegas, is a U-Haul neighborhood dealer. It will of-fer U-Haul trucks, towing equipment, rental items and boxes.

Switch is the world’s largest colocation data center to adopt all-inclusive green technology. Switch will produce the renewable energy it needs through new solar facilities in Nevada.

The Oyster Bar opened at Santa Fe Station.

Mr. Chow opened at Caesars Palace.

Western Governors University was named a top school by Military Advanced Education for the ninth consecutive year. The publication highlights institu-tions that provide the best educational options for military service members, veterans and their families. Also, WGU was among the top producers of nursing degrees awarded to minority students nationally, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. WGU ranked fourth in the nation for vol-ume of nurses with minority backgrounds who earn bachelor’s and masters degrees from the university.

Caesars Entertainment set up kiosks at the Linq, Flamingo and Caesars Palace to offer self check-in and key retrieval.

Levi Strauss & Co.’s Sky Harbor distribution center in Henderson is the largest warehouse/distribution cen-ter in the world to achieve a LEED Platinum rating.

The Clark County Medical Society is building an office building at 2590 E. Russell Road, Las Vegas.

Rockin’ Jump Las Vegas, an indoor trampoline park, opened at 7200 Montessouri St., Suite 160, Las Vegas.

Harvest by Roy Ellamar opened at Bellagio.

IQ Onsite, a technology company, launched a smartphone app called Campus Ping, which allows students, faculty and campus security depart-ments to communicate.

Bowl of Heaven opened at 3400 S. Hualapai Way, Las Vegas.

K2 Energy unveiled the Extreme Angler battery, a trolling motor battery marketed to fishing hobby-ists and professionals.

f*cku Burger opened at 3429 S. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas.

Towbin Dodge, 275 Auto Mall Drive, Henderson, is the No. 1 Dodge dealership in the country for 2015. Prestige Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, 6520 Centen-nial Center Blvd., Las Vegas, is No. 1 in Chrysler brand sales in the West Business Center and No. 1 in domestic sales in Nevada for 2015. Ratings are based on final 2015 Fiat Chrysler automobile sales reports and Retail Delivery Reports information.

Remark Media’s USTaxCenter offers individual income tax preparation and filing services.

Excalibur is remodeling 1,995 rooms in the Royal Tower. Upgrades include new carpeting and bed-ding, modern furniture and 40-inch flat-screen TVs.

The Southern Nevada Health District moved to 280 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas.

Stratosphere’s 107 Lounge changed its name to 107 SkyLounge.

PizzaRev opened at 1381 W. Sunset Road, Suite 100, Henderson.

The College of Nursing at Roseman University of Health Sciences created a nine-month RN-to-BSN program. The bachelor’s of science in nursing pro-gram includes online courses and two, one-week, on-campus residencies.

SpeedVegas partnered with Chinese Host Inc. to handle reservations; provide tour guides and inter-preters; provide translation services for marketing materials, and leverage social media channels in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Chinese communi-ties in North America.

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BY VEGAS INC STAFF

Stacey Dougan says switching to a vegan lifestyle almost 15 years ago cured several health problems, such as eczema and candida. It inspired her to teach others how to change their diets and to create dishes that she proudly says are satisfying to meat-eaters as well as vegetarians.

Describe your business.

Simply Pure is a gourmet vegan and raw food cafe. Our commitment to flavor and health has created a dining experience that not only will satisfy your appetite but will energize, revi-talize and refresh from the inside out. We also cater, provide private chef services and deliver packaged meals twice a week.

Who are your customers?

Diners at Simply Pure are inter-ested in living a healthier lifestyle. That change may have been prompt-ed by a health scare to themselves or someone they love, or they just like waking up with energy and a happy mood. Nutrition has a huge effect on our health. We just make good food so the choice or change to a healthier lifestyle is easy.

You started your restaurant

with a seed loan from the

Downtown Project. How did

you secure that funding?

Hard work. I catered several DTP events and built a reputation down-town of having great food that ev-eryone enjoyed, not just vegans. That led me on the path to meeting with the Small Business Fund team and having several meetings with them about my desire to open a restaurant. Knowing my product and work ethic, they offered me a seed loan.

What advice do you have

for beginning restaurateurs?

Be sure you seek advice on every aspect of your business first. This will save you tons of time and money. Start small. Have a simple menu with a system that can be easily duplicated. Most importantly, trust the process.

Yes, you may want to think about the next five or 50 locations for your business. I get it; we have those as-pirations, too. The key is to focus on right now and be sure you tighten up processes so you aren’t building on a

shaky foundation.There are going to be ups and

downs. Just ride them out and trust the process.

How did you transition from cater-

ing to a brick-and-mortar location?

Simply Pure actually is not my first cafe. I opened my first restaurant about 13 years ago in Atlanta. After a bad business breakup, I traveled and lived in Ghana for a couple of years, then moved back to Las Vegas to be close to my family.

I met Shane Stuart, who owns GrassRoots Juice Bar, and we started catering together. We started cater-ing for DTP dinners at Tony Hsieh’s apartment in the Ogden. The DTP ap-proached us about opening our own brick-and-mortar eateries. The rest is history.

What’s your favorite vegan

ingredient?

When I was transitioning to vegan

15 years ago, I had a difficult time let-ting go of cheese. Really, who doesn’t love cheese? I soon discovered the amazingness of nutritional yeast and how it is used to make vegan cheese.

We prepare our own cheeses from scratch at Simply Pure. Our custom-ers always are amazed because it tastes like dairy cheese sauce. I like to quote my friend who also is a chef in Ghana; he calls nutritional yeast “the magic.” Yes, it is magic.

What’s the most important

part of your job?

The ability to employ people and inspire others.

On our team, we have a fiction writer, a fashion designer and an art-ist. They are all remarkable, creative people, and we all share a common bond of wanting to live a healthier lifestyle and make delicious cuisine to aid in that mission.

We’ve had team members come in not yet fully introduced into the vegan lifestyle and change their lives through food. Now they can share that experience the rest of their lives.

What is the hardest part

about doing business in Las Vegas?

Las Vegas has no reverence for “old” things, and when I say old, I mean two years or more. This means as a business owner, you have to keep on your toes and keep up with the tran-sition that constantly happens here.

For example, when Container Park opened in 2013, we were rocking and

rolling. People were coming out in droves. It’s not like that anymore. Don’t get me wrong, business is com-ing in, but it’s not the same. Contain-er Park is old news now to Las Vegas, even though it’s a cool spot.

We love our local customers, so we launched a loyalty card program to incentivize them to eat local and eat well often. We’re always looking for ways to connect with our community.

What is the best part about

doing business here?

It’s so easy to make a name for yourself. Las Vegas is an open market for almost every entity except gam-ing. Almost every arena is untapped. Someone can come here, create a niche and clean up shop. That’s what we’re doing.

We have people come into the res-taurant, then book us to cater boxed lunches for their meetings. If you have the drive, the vision and the partners to do so, you can make what-ever life you want in Las Vegas.

What obstacles has your business

overcome?

We still are overcoming obstacles. The biggest one recently was mak-ing the decision to move our loca-tion from the second floor to the first floor of Container Park. I knew we had to do it if we wanted to continue to grow and thrive, but the decision came with challenges. We changed the menu and the concept. It cost us a lot of money, and we are still pay-ing for it. But that is what happens in business: You spend money to make money. You change. You grow. You learn. Like I said, trust the process.

How can Nevada improve

its business climate?

I am a believer that improvement lies in the hands of the individual. You have to be the one to improve, personally, spiritually, emotionally, and then the business will improve.

If you are a business owner, that may mean examining your business to ensure it’s delivering excellence to your customers. If you are a customer, that may mean sharing feedback with a business, especially a small business, so it can deliver you excellence.

The state is doing what it needs to do to make money and flourish. We have to do the same.

Vegan chef: ‘We just make good food so the choice or change to a healthier lifestyle is easy’

Stacey Dougan is the chef behind Simply Pure at Downtown Container Park.

(L.E. BASKOW/STAFF)

SIMPLY PURE BY CHEF STACEY DOUGAN

Address: 707 Fremont St., Suite 1310, Las VegasPhone: 702-810-5641

Website: simplypurelv.comEmail: [emailprotected]

Hours of operation: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday;

11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. SundayOwned/operated by:

Stacey DouganIn business since: December 2013

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BY THE NUMBERS

40 PERCENTIncrease in the value of

Twitter shares from Feb. 11 to March 4. The company’s stock returned to the $20

level for the first time since mid-January, although user growth continues to flatline.

121,000Followers the Twitter ac-count @AppleSupport gained after it launched March 3. The account is

used to respond to users who have questions about or issues with Apple prod-

ucts. Shortly after its debut, @AppleSupport already

had sent more than 2,200 tweets to help people re-solve technical problems.

$3.6 MILLIONAmount the conservative anti-Donald Trump group Our Principles PAC spent during the week of Feb.

29 to try to derail the GOP presidential front-runner’s

momentum.

$7.2 MILLIONAmount Puerto Rico’s elec-tion commission received from the U.S. Federal Elec-tion Committee to conduct

this year’s presidential primaries. In 2012, elections cost Puerto Rico $15 million.

$6,116Amount of corporation taxes Facebook paid in

Britain in 2014. The social media company has come under fire for routing its

British sales through Ireland to keep its UK tax bill low.

Facebook officials said they would stop using such an

arrangement.

$1.50Per-hour wage increase Costco approved for its

workers, who now will make $13.50 an hour. It is the

first raise in nine years for Costco workers.

61.5 PERCENTIncrease in Smith & Wes-

son’s third quarter revenue from 2014 to 2015. The

sales spike took place about the same time as the San

Bernardino mass shooting.

What is the best advice you have received?To paraphrase Voltaire: “Don’t let perfect get in the

way of better.”

If you could change one thing about Southern Nevada, what would it be?

I’d like to see a professional sports team here.

What’s needed to make a gaming company successful?

You have to assemble the right team, market your business and deploy capital correctly. I’m a firm believer in the service profit chain. Positive employee morale and a consistently high-level of customer service will lead to repeat visitation, thereby increasing financial gains.

Where do you see the gaming industry in five years?

Wagering and gaming has been around since the dawn of time and will continue to be a huge economic force. Land-based facilities will stay profitable, as people in-herently are social, while online gaming will continue to grow. The two are complementary and can coexist. We will start to see skill being incorporated into gaming. As demographics are changing and people are growing up with screens, a higher level of sophistication and inter-activity will be needed to attract that audience.

What’s the most surprising trend you have seen in gaming?

The amount of money being made in social gaming where there is no ability to win anything of value. What do you do after work?

I play tennis and enjoy the fine dining options Las Ve-gas has to offer.

Where do you see yourself and your company in 10 years?

Personally, I see myself moving more into community and charitable work. As an adopted child, I would like to help agencies and programs providing adoption resourc-es and services. I’m passionate about being involved with local philanthropic efforts, and a big goal for Affin-ity Gaming is to continue expanding our efforts when it comes to corporate social responsibility.

What is your dream job?

When I was younger, I dreamed of becoming a running back for the San Francisco 49ers. Now, I wish I had the talent to be an author. Whom do you admire?

In the industry, Phil Satre, former chairman of the

board of Harrah’s Entertainment, and in business, War-ren Buffett. Both have accomplished so much profes-sionally, and I admire how they conduct themselves per-sonally and in the community.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

At work, a lack of follow-through, and repetitive com-munication. If you told me once, I get it. Telling me the same thing five different ways won’t change my opinion. Bring me a new and original thought if you want a differ-ent decision.

Personally, I have no time for intolerant, bigoted and close-minded people.

Where do you like to go for business lunches?

I’m a huge fan of downtown and want to continue sup-porting a vibrant arts and entertainment district that offers options for locals to enjoy.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Being impatient. Patience is a virtue, and I wish I had more of it.

What is something people might not know about you?

I have traveled to 50 countries and played in two na-tional rugby championship games, sadly losing both times. It’s probably a little-known fact that they even have a rugby championship game in the United States.

Q&A WITH MICHAEL SILBERLING

CEO: Online gaming can coexist with brick-and-mortar casinos

Michael Silberling, former president of international

operations at Caesars Entertainment, is CEO of Affinity

Gaming. (CHRISTOPHER DEVARGAS/STAFF)

In 2014, Michael Silberling took over as CEO of Affinity Gaming, which operates 11 properties in four states, including three resorts in Primm and the Silver Sevens in Las Vegas. In Silberling’s 20 months on the job, the company has enjoyed 30 percent growth in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.

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SMITH’S WORLD

Mike Smith is an award-winning editorial cartoonist who also draws for the Las

Vegas Sun. His work is distributed nationally by King Features Syndicate. See

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Details particularly important for small businesses

Iam a lawyer. This should tell you several things about me.

First, I do not have a business education. What I learned about

business was on-the-job training. Second, as my mentors emphasized, lawyers get paid to

sweat the details. Having recently transitioned from a mid-size business to a small business, my on-the-job training is teaching me that details matter. They matter a lot.

n Expenses. It goes without saying that expenses matter. In midsize to large businesses, however, expenses often get overlooked.

Office supplies typically always are available in larger businesses. Not many mind the in-office store — the various pens and paper and such. In my small business, if drafts need to be printed, they are printed double-sided; most letters can be emailed, rather than printed, signed and mailed.

As the owner of a small business, it is important to pay attention to these small costs because they add up and can have a dramatic effect on the bottom line. In mid- to large-size businesses, there is an impact, but that impact may not be as consequential because the cumulative costs are not as significant in relation to the company’s overall income. In small businesses, however, every penny counts.

n Products and services. Details in products and services are obvious and critically important. Particularly as a lawyer, I want to make sure my product is clean, correct and professional. My office should present the same image:

desks should be clean, the office should be organized, and the appearance should be professional.

Small-business owners also must pay attention to details: how phones are

answered, what happens when a phone call is received, how records are kept, how phone calls are followed up on. While these are basic tools that all businesses should address, the details are all the more important to small businesses, where products and services truly are the lifeblood. Without focusing on details, revenue could be lost.

n The details should not be comfortable. Discomfort in a small business is a good thing. Discomfort keeps you awake; it keeps you alert; it makes you pay attention. Assuming costs are handled, expenses are minimized and employees are following best practices will not serve a small business well.

In mid- to large-size businesses, the atmosphere often is comfortable, almost country club-like. Office supplies appear, clients and customers show up, and work continues. In small businesses, risk typically is higher and people may feel a bit more uncomfortable. But remaining hungry in business is positive. It makes you more responsive, more likely to attract new business and more likely that the services you provide will be more consistent.

Frank M. Flansburg III is co-founder and co-owner of Schwartz Flansburg. He is a trial lawyer who represents global companies, small businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals.

GUEST COLUMN: FRANK M. FLANSBURG III

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Allegiant Air is NASCAR’s first ‘official passenger airline partner’BY ELI SEGALLSTAFF WRITER

Allegiant Air signed a sponsorship deal with NASCAR in another effort to get its brand in front of racing buffs.

The Las Vegas-based discount carrier signed a multiyear agreement with the car-racing or-ganization. Allegiant is NASCAR’s first “official passenger airline partner” and the “presenting sponsor” of NASCAR Goes West on nascar.com, according to a news release.

Financial terms were not disclosed.The sponsorship was unveiled this month at

a news conference at the Cosmopolitan, just before a weekend of NASCAR events, including the Kobalt 400 and the Boyd Gaming 300, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Allegiant flies mostly from small, under-served cities to warm-weather vacation spots, offering low-priced base fares and an array of up-charge options.

“We are pleased to partner with a brand that will provide our fans with affordable and con-venient travel options to the majority of our race markets,” NASCAR chief marketing officer Steve Phelps said in the news release.

It’s not the first time Allegiant has targeted racing fans, although previous campaigns have been criticized.

The airline sponsors GMS Racing, a team con-trolled by Allegiant chairman and CEO Maurice “Maury” Gallagher. His 26-year-old son, Spen-cer, drives for the team and wears a racing suit emblazoned with Allegiant’s logo.

Allegiant board members approved spend-ing $2.5 million to sponsor the team last year. That followed $938,000 that Allegiant spent in 2013 to sponsor the team; $125,000 in 2012; and $250,000 in 2011, securities filings show.

CtW Investment Group, which works with union-sponsored pension funds, asked Alle-giant investors last year to vote out half of the airline’s six-member board. CtW went after directors who had approved spending millions of dollars on Gallagher’s side ventures, includ-ing GMS Racing, saying the board members had shown a “collective failure to guard against” the “poor use” of company money.

“Even if NASCAR sponsorship makes busi-ness sense, it is difficult to view the sponsorship of this team and the CEO’s son as anything but a clear case of favoritism,” CtW’s executive di-rector, Dieter Waizenegger, wrote in a letter to investors last spring.

The effort flopped as investors re-elected Al-legiant’s entire board of directors.

CtW faced an uphill battle from the get-go: Gallagher is Allegiant’s largest shareholder, with more than 20 percent of its stock.

A commuter rail line is set to debut next month at Denver International Airport. (J.D. MORRIS/STAFF)

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DENVER — If Southern Nevada is going to emulate Colorado’s largest metro area by devel-oping an ambitious light rail system, its elected officials and business community members will need to embrace one word: teamwork.

That was the message delivered to a group of about 50 Las Vegas leaders from the public and private sector during a recent trip to Denver to hear about the city’s major transit developments.

Led by the Regional Transportation Com-mission of Southern Nevada and the law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, the group heard from expert panels on such topics as public-private partnerships, funding for transit projects and private development that can stem from infrastructure work.

Panelists stressed the importance of collabo-ration in making Denver’s transit development work smoothly.

For example, Tom Clark, CEO of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, spoke on a history-focused panel about how Denver officials began to conceptualize the area as a connected region, not a loose collection of disparate cities. It didn’t start out easily, he said, but eventually Denver’s leaders generally em-braced the idea of being a singular place, “not a bunch of cities fighting with one another.”

Denver’s light rail system started with more than five miles in 1994, and rail in the area has expanded dramatically since then. A 23-mile commuter rail line connecting downtown Den-ver with the airport will debut next month, and three other rail lines will open later this year.

The aggressive expansion comes as part of FasTracks, a 2004 plan approved by voters that’s bringing 122 miles of new light rail and commut-er rail to the Denver area, among other transit improvements.

Brownstein Policy Director Brian Wild, a Col-orado native who has an extensive background in Republican politics in Washington, D.C., said regional collaboration is key to getting federal money. He said that’s why Denver was able to get a $1 billion-plus full-funding grant agreement for its rail expansion.

And regional collaboration produces more than just federal money for trains on tracks, pan-elists told the Las Vegas group. They said it can also bring substantial economic development that a metro area may otherwise never receive.

The tour’s selling point on that front was the site of a future facility for Panasonic Enterprise Solutions, which the group toured. It’s being constructed near Denver International Airport right along the soon-to-open commuter rail line.

Jarrett Wendt, an executive with Panasonic Enterprise Solutions, said at a panel that the commuter rail was a crucial component of why his company chose to build in Denver.

After the panels and tours had all wrapped up, Tina Quigley, general manager of the Regional Transportation Commission, asked the group what the next steps should be for Southern Nevada.

Some suggested starting small — building light rail on Maryland Parkway, perhaps, instead of the Strip. Heidi Swank, a state assemblywoman, noted the tough culture change that likely lies ahead if Southern Nevada wants to change the mindset of its car-reliant residents.

Still, the group seemed receptive to moving forward on Las Vegas light rail in some fashion.

Quigley said she heard a clear message in Den-ver that regional collaboration can make an area more competitive for federal grants, more at-tractive to companies who want to relocate and more prepared to get voters on board to invest in infrastructure. It can also mean “insane, grandi-ose economic development success” if pulled off well, she said.

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BY JACKIE VALLEYSTAFF WRITER

The site of a North Las Vegas pig farm reviled by some neighbors be-cause of its stench is going up for sale.

Robert and Janet Combs, owners of R.C. Farms, have decided to move their business to a site near the Apex Landfill, pending the purchase of their 153-acre property.

March 7 began a 60-day due dili-gence period, during which the own-ers will accept offers, city officials said. Bidders are vying for “option rights” to buy the farm in 36 months. The asking price is $30.77 million.

The unusual desert farm — home to 2,500 pigs and chickens, rabbits and ducks — has occupied land at North Fifth Street and El Campo Grande Avenue since 1963. It predates the surrounding neighborhoods, whose residents have complained about the farm’s stench wafting through their streets.

Complaints aside, the farm has been recognized for its recycling ef-forts: The pigs eat food scraps from Strip resorts.

“I’m doing the Lord’s work,” Robert Combs told the Las Vegas Sun in 2014. “I’m doing the job not everyone wants or likes, but they appreciate it.”

He declined interview requests this month, instead referring questions to his attorney, Mark Peplowski.

The decision to sell was not the re-sult of pressure from city or county leaders, Peplowski said. The longtime pig farmer — now in his late 70s — and

his wife simply thought the time was right.

“He’s not at 100 percent of where he was 20 years ago,” said Peplowski, referring to Combs’ health.

The Combses’ sons intend to take over the family business in some ca-pacity, while the couple continue their recycling education efforts on a smaller scale, Peplowski said. It’s unclear if the family already has pur-chased acreage near the landfill.

North Las Vegas officials praised the move, saying it would boost prop-erty values near the current farm and complement the city’s redevelopment efforts.

In two months, the North Fifth

Street bridge over Interstate 15 will open to traffic, creating a transit cor-ridor linking downtown North Las Vegas to the Villages at Tule Springs, a large-scale residential development planned in the northern valley.

City officials announced the pig farm’s eventual relocation at a news conference atop the North Fifth Street bridge, about 5 miles south of the Combs’ property.

“North Las Vegas is undergoing a remarkable transformation, and re-locating the historic pig farm is an-other step,” said Mayor John Lee, who thanked the Combs family. “As I’ve said many times before, increasing property values is one of my primary

goals, and I’m thankful for the oppor-tunity to help move the pig farm from the interior of our neighborhoods.”

The property technically sits on an island of county land, which city offi-cials expect to be annexed into North Las Vegas when redevelopment be-gins after the sale.

The property will be sold to the highest bidder in 60 days, with con-tract terms giving the Combses three years to vacate the land, said former North Las Vegas mayor and listing broker Michael Montandon of Provi-dence Commercial.

An offer will be accepted by 5 p.m. May 6, and the option contract will be recorded on June 7, he said.

Robert Combs reached out in De-cember and expressed interest in selling the farm, Montandon said. The property is zoned for mixed-use development, meaning it eventually could contain commercial properties, multifamily residences and single-family homes.

“The possibilities are endless,” Montandon said.

That’s good news for neighbor James Brown, who lives just north of the pig farm. His reaction upon hear-ing that Combs and his wife intended to sell: “That’s a good thing.”

Brown said he purchased his home unaware that the pig farm, surround-ed by shrubbery, was across the street. He’s ready for some fresh air.

“We can open our windows and leave the doors open,” Brown said, smiling. “You can’t do that now.”

Owners of NLV pig farm moving operation, selling property

Bob Combs owns and operates R.C. Farms, which is home to 2,500 pigs and other

animals in North Las Vegas. He has put the farm up for sale. (L.E. BASKOW/STAFF FILE)

BY DANIEL ROTHBERGSTAFF WRITER

Faraday Future has secured its first U.S. patent for an electric vehicle power inverter that improves upon the architecture of traditional designs, the automaker announced in a blog post.

What appears to be a small box is significant because it is the first tan-gible proof of technology the company plans to use in its electric cars.

In December, the Legislature ap-proved a $355 million incentive pack-age to bring a $1 billion Faraday manu-facturing plant to North Las Vegas.

The patent comes at a time of sev-eral setbacks for the company.

Faraday was criticized after debuting

a concept car at CES but not revealing a production car. Its battery engineer re-cently quit, the Guardian reported, and construction was said to be stalled.

Nevada Treasurer Dan Schwartz has asked the firm to put up $75 million in collateral before the state starts on in-frastructure improvements near the site. In a letter to a state official, Fara-day said it would secure the $75 million bond.

The patent for a part called the FF Echelon Inverter is a step forward for the company.

In the blog post, the company said current production inverters, which convert a car battery’s DC power to AC power, have issues with reliabil-

ity, manufacturability and productiv-ity. The part is important because AC power is needed to power electric car motors.

Faraday says its power inverter solves some of these problems. For in-stance, the company boasts the design allows it to transform power more ef-ficiently.

Faraday says the inverter was de-signed to handle power levels beyond the capabilities of most electric ve-hicles.

“Condensing the number of transis-tors and other complex components enhances the inverter’s overall stabil-ity and dependability, allowing us to accomplish far more with fewer mate-

rials,” said Silva Hiti, who led the team of engineers working on the part.

Last year, Faraday Future submitted more than 100 applications to the U.S. Patent Office. Many questions remain about the company, which says it has more than 600 employees and offices in the U.S., China and Europe but has yet to unveil a mass-market produc-tion car.

A fuller picture of its mission might be revealed soon. During a January speech in Las Vegas, Dag Reckhorn, a Faraday vice president, said the design for a car was complete.

“We expect to showcase our first production car sooner than the world expects,” he said.

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Turmoil in daily fantasy sports is spreadingBY J.D. MORRISSTAFF WRITER

The ongoing debate about whether and how the daily fantasy sports in-dustry should embrace regulation doesn’t center entirely on major op-erators FanDuel and DraftKings. Tur-moil related to smaller sites has added fuel to the fire, too.

FanDuel and DraftKings together control the vast majority of the daily fantasy market, and they were the subjects of a scandal last fall when allegations of activity tantamount to insider trading ushered in a wave of public scrutiny. But two recent in-stances of small websites shutting down, leaving players without access to their funds, also have led some ex-perts to call for strong regulation of the industry.

In January, the site FantasyUp said it was closing, telling users it did not have the funds necessary to process all of their withdrawals. That called into question whether customers who were owed money by the site would ever be able to recover their money.

FantasyUp said in an email to cus-tomers that it had “essentially paid players” to use its platform, expect-ing that the industry would continue expanding and that a “financing deal” would help the site grow, according to the website Legal Sports Report, which closely monitors the daily fan-tasy sports industry.

In an instance of good timing for customers of FantasyUp, fantasy sports provider iTeam Network an-nounced that it was stepping in to restart FantasyUp and reinstate all players’ accounts.

Experts say FantasyUp’s case in-dicates that the site wasn’t keeping players’ money separate from its op-erating funds — something that strong regulation could have prevented.

Gabe Hunterton, CEO of iTeam Network, said the issues sent a clear signal to other daily fantasy opera-tors.

“It’s a very, very clear-cut indica-tion that our industry needs regula-tion,” he said. “If we are to be holding customer money, then we need to be worthy of that customer trust.”

Even more recently, FantasyHub said it was suspending operations, though it claimed to be talking to a “strategic third party” about the fu-ture of the site and its players.

Hunterton couldn’t say whether his organization would try to rescue Fan-tasyHub. And while the details of Fan-

tasyHub’s situation remain unclear, its case was arguably more controver-sial because, unlike FantasyUp, it was a member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association. The trade group’s paid operator charter states that sites are supposed to keep player funds sepa-rate from operating funds.

“We continually make it clear that it’s never OK to spend prize money,” Paul Charchian, the trade association’s president, said in a statement after FantasyHub shut down. “The legisla-tion we are proposing in each state has provisions for regulating and auditing (daily fantasy sports) companies to ensure that prize obligations are not mixed with other company funds.”

But Chris Grove, the Las Vegas-based publisher of Legal Sports Re-port, wrote that the trade association was advocating for bills that “would do absolutely nothing” to prevent the situation at FantasyHub from hap-pening again. He called the kind of oversight pushed for by the trade as-sociation “effectively self-regulation by another name.”

Grove said in an interview that sites such as FanDuel and DraftKings likely were motivated to support legislation they believed would advance quickly.

“They need to reduce the amount of legal ambiguity around their prod-uct, and they need to do it in a hurry,” he said. “The longer the ambigu-ity stretches on and the deeper it be-comes, the more uncertain the out-look for their company becomes.”

And FanDuel and DraftKings aren’t likely to embrace the kind of stringent oversight that gaming regulators have required of more traditional opera-tors. After the chairman of Nevada’s Gaming Control Board ruled last year that daily fantasy sports was gambling under state law and required a license to operate, the sites quickly exited the state. FanDuel and DraftKings also are locked in a legal battle with New York’s attorney general over whether their businesses violate that state’s gambling laws.

Some 30 states have taken up leg-islative efforts about daily fantasy sports, according to Legal Sports Re-port.

Hunterton spent years working in the casino industry, with stints at MGM Resorts International and at Galaxy Entertainment Group in Ma-cau. He said daily fantasy operators should be able to agree on a “funda-mental set of rules” based on segment-ing customer funds from operating

funds, assuring the integrity of games, keeping customer data secure and ver-ifying players’ age and location.

But even that approach presents challenges. Seth Young, the chief operating officer of another smaller daily fantasy provider, Star Fantasy Leagues, said attempts to create a uni-form set of standards hadn’t worked because “not everybody has the same goals” in the industry. He has advocat-ed for a different approach: empower-ing financial institutions — banks and

payment processors — to regulate daily fantasy sports.

“If they are satisfied that sites are taking the appropriate measures, and they know what they’re checking for, and it’s in line with other regulatory regimes, then why not?” Young said.

In any case, Hunterton said that re-sisting regulation entirely would come “at the great peril of the daily fantasy sports industry.” He said the industry can grow substantially, “but that can only happen with regulation.”

Sandoval calls on CEOs to share their ideas on regulationsBY MEGAN MESSERLYSTAFF WRITER

The future of daily fantasy sports in Nevada is a bit brighter after a meeting of the new Nevada Gaming Policy Committee.

Gov. Brian Sandoval, state regu-lators, casino executives, state law-makers and daily fantasy sports ex-ecutives all appeared eager to find a path forward to bring daily fan-tasy sports back to the state. Daily fantasy sports sites ceased operat-ing here in October after regula-tors determined that their activi-ties were considered gaming under state law and that their operators must hold a sports book license.

The Gaming Policy Committee’s first meeting focused on daily fan-tasy sports, including appearances by the CEOs of DraftKings and FanDuel.

Early on, some committee mem-bers expressed hope that existing regulations held the key to allow the industry to operate here.

“I think we have the infrastruc-ture right now to regulate it with the laws we have on the books,” said Tony Alamo, head of the Ne-vada Gaming Commission, adding that another option was to go to the Legislature to fine-tune some statutes.

Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt has said that, under current law, daily fantasy sports operators must be licensed to operate in the state. On the flip side, some com-mittee members said designating those operators as sports books would make it illegal for them to

operate in other states.Under federal law, only Nevada

and three other states are allowed to legally engage in sports betting.

Aside from that issue, the top executives of FanDuel and Draft-Kings told the committee they had concerns about the state’s exist-ing regulations. DraftKings CEO Jason Robins called the process “overly onerous,” while FanDuel’s CEO Nigel Eccles deemed it “heavy handed.”

Robins said he would be “reluc-tant” to apply for a sports book li-cense.

Neither CEO offered specific criticisms of the regulations or a better framework to recommend, saying they weren’t familiar with the nuances of Nevada law. Still, both agreed that some regulation was appropriate and said they looked forward to working with the state on a compromise.

“That’s something I hope is go-ing to come out of this committee, a recommendation or investiga-tion into another category of licen-sure that addresses this business model,” Sandoval said.

Sandoval told Eccles and Robins that he expected the two to pre-pare “meaningful proposals” on how to move forward.

“Whatever those recommenda-tions look like later on, as we go into (the legislative) session, hope-fully we will have made a lot of progress,” Sandoval said. “No ses-sion is easy and no session is guar-anteed. The more work that can be done early, the better.”

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MUELRATH, FROM PAGE 1

Membership has almost doubled since low pointBut Muelrath, then a member of the

chamber’s board of directors, also saw opportunity amid the gloom.

And when the chamber’s CEO stepped down in 2011, Muelrath, at the time manager of the Galleria at Sunset, rose to the challenge.

Determined to restore the chamber to its glory days, Muelrath changed the group’s mission. No longer would it be an organization to host barbe-cues and get-togethers. It would be a business.

With a team of about six, Muelrath restructured the chamber to help businesses grow and business leaders connect with one another. Changing the chamber’s image was risky, but Muelrath said it was the only option.

Today, the chamber has close to 1,300 members, up from 750 dur-ing the recession, and Muelrath has a team of 10 employees working to refer businesses to potential clients, volunteers and partners.

Muelrath recently spoke with VEGAS INC about how he helped the chamber grow and make new plans.

Why did you join the Hender-son Chamber of Commerce?

It was a good way to give back to the business community. The cham-ber runs the Henderson Business Resource Center, which is the lon-gest-running resource center in the state. There is a lot of mentoring that we do at the center, so as a member, that’s what I really got engaged with. I found a lot of matches for my skill set and a lot of opportunities to talk to business owners so maybe they didn’t make the same mistakes so many people that went out of busi-ness did during the recession.

What did the chamber do right and wrong during the reces-sion?

It was in September 2011 that I took over here. And certainly the economy still was very weak. There were signs that things were starting to improve, but everything had to remake itself. At the time, the Henderson chamber had not done that. I saw an organiza-tion that was struggling with its past identity, but I knew what it did well and where it could go. It was really embracing the concept of community within an advocacy organization.

We really made this into a sales

organization. The product is help-ing somebody grow their business. So you develop the services. You de-velop the customer service. You de-velop your personal service for the members built around creating op-portunities to grow their business. If you lose sight of that, that’s prob-lematic. You have to be able to answer the return-on-investment question regarding membership every year.

That’s something we’ve done for the past four years now. We’ve really remade some of our programming, everything from our logo and mar-keting to membership services to our events and our advocacy and our eco-nomic development.

What role did the chamber play before the recession?

It was very community-oriented in the sense of doing a parade or a barbecue. We really converted it to fully focusing on business and busi-ness advocacy. Not that community events aren’t important. They very much are.

Walk us through the strategies you’ve used to help the cham-ber grow.

We handle every aspect very per-sonally. We’re a team of 10 here. All 10 of us get to know our membership as well as we can so we can refer and connect. We are the conduit. We help figure out what you need, and we put you together with the right type of business so you can grow a relation-ship. That could be business-to-busi-ness; it could be a large corporation looking for partners. As a team here, we’re very passionate about creating those connections and maintaining them. If you don’t establish connec-tions for your members, they’re not going to renew. They’ll go somewhere else.Why did you want to be CEO?

I love to help people. Coming here wasn’t about the money. It was about

an opportunity I saw to do something great with an organization that had a good foundation. I wanted to take an organization and remake it from the bottom. I didn’t want to take something that’s up and continue it. I think it was a pretty unique oppor-tunity in that sense. I just had to have faith and confidence that we could develop and then execute the plan.

Were there days when you said, “I don’t know if I can do this?”

Yes, during the first probably four months. But there were many more days when I would begin implement-ing what I thought was going to be a strategic plan and I’d start seeing the results. It started building the mo-mentum back. But certainly, those first four or six months were really challenging.

Is it difficult maintaining the organization now?

It’s feeding the machine. It’s defi-nitely a different time. There’s much optimism. There’s much belief. There’s much desire to be involved from the business community. It’s channeling that energy and connect-ing the points of opportunity. It’s evaluating different things, planning for growth.

We just hired a government affairs director, thank goodness. That will allow us to be much more active in those arenas. Before, it was entirely me with the assistance of the com-mittee or the board. Now, we’ve got dedicated staff that can work on leg-islative issues and local advocacy.

What lessons did you learn from the recession?

People have short-term memories, which is kind of scary. People forget lessons quickly. The recession was brutal, though. For a lot of the busi-nesses that made it through, those lessons won’t be lost too soon. Gener-

ally, people are a lot more conserva-tive.

What are your goals?Short-term, it’s continuing to ride

the momentum and create the mo-mentum, which we have done. The trick is, as we continue to grow, to keep our organization personal be-cause that’s what sets us apart. If we lose sight of that, we’re not going to be able to continue to grow.

How do you stay personal with 1,000-plus members?

I answer my phone. I don’t care if it’s a small business on Water Street or the big sponsor. We treat all of our members the same. It’s being accessi-ble, and that’s hard. We’re going to be aggressively bringing back our gov-ernment affairs, our political action committee, our issues committee. They’re going to be much more vis-ible. The PAC is going to be endors-ing candidates that help the business community. The committee is going to be discussing topics and issues that assist the business community. You’ve got to keep your eye on the prize. You can’t lose what made your business successful.

What are the chamber’s most pressing issues?

The commerce tax was a tricky one. We were the only chamber that didn’t sign on in support of it. We felt strongly about the need for addition-al revenue, but we didn’t feel like that was the right way to do it. We sepa-rated ourselves a little bit with that position.

The city is evaluating Henderson having its own school district. That’s going to be a really tricky process. We’ll be tracking that closely.

Also, supporting manufacturing. The manufacturing we have in Hen-derson is something you don’t see in all of Southern Nevada. There are a lot of things made in Henderson.

Interstate 11 also is going to be a big one. How is that going to come through our community? One of the alternatives that was proposed was it going around Henderson, but it needs to come through here. We want to be able to track the best method of it going through the city. We can in-fluence and impact that in the best manner for Henderson.

“We really made this into a sales organization. The product

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opportunities to grow their business.”

— Scott Muelrath, CEO of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce

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Calendar of eventsMONDAY, MARCH 14

How to Be a Successful Cosmetologist/

Essential Marketing Skills

Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $75

Location: Hope for Prisoners, 3430 E. Flamingo

Road, Suite 350, Las Vegas

Information: Visit beasuccessfulcosmetologist.com

or call 858-539-3121

Get tips on becoming an independent contrac-

tor during this Nevada State Board of Continu-

ing Education-approved class. Lecturer Pamela

Hannam will offer tips to improve your business,

whether or not you are in the field of cosmetol-

ogy. Admission price includes lunch and a copy

of Hannam’s book.

TUESDAY, MARCH 15

Southern Nevada Forum: Transportation

and Infrastructure Committee

Time: 8-9:30 a.m. Cost: Free; RSVP requested

Location: Las Vegas City Hall Council Chambers,

495 S. Main St., Las Vegas

Information: Call 702-229-6011

Discuss local transportation and infrastructure.

Share your thoughts on building and construc-

tion proposals that could affect businesses.

Women in the Channel networking event

Time: 5-8 p.m. Cost: Free for members, $22 for

nonmembers

Location: Sands Convention Center, Galileo 1001,

201 Sands Ave., Las Vegas

Information: Visit womeninthechannel.com

A panel of industry leaders will discuss strategies

to build stronger teams with female leaders, lever-

age women’s strengths to accelerate collaboration

and create a culture where women can thrive.

International Special Events

Society industry mixer

Time: 7-10 p.m. Cost: $30 for members, $40 for

nonmembers, $20 for students

Location: Budweiser Beer Park, 3655 Las Vegas

Blvd. South, Las Vegas

Information: Visit iseslv.com

Special event and event planning professionals

will come together to network and enjoy hors

d’oeuvres, beverages and views of the Strip.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16

Marketing strategies seminar

Time: 9 a.m.-noon Cost: Free; register in advance

Location: Urban Chamber of Commerce Business

Development Center, 1951 Stella Lake St., Las Vegas

Information: Email [emailprotected]

Learn about marketing strategies that can make

your business more successful.

Webinar: Doing Business with

National Security Technologies

Time: 2-3:30 p.m. Cost: Free

Location: Online at bit.ly/24E9pP0

Information: Call 702-486-3514

Learn how to secure government contracts

and diversify revenue sources by working with

NSTec. This webinar is part of a monthly series.

Business First Breakfast:

Financing Your Business or Project

Time: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Cost: $22

Location: Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., Las

Vegas

Information: Visit nevadabusiness.com

Local business leaders will offer insight into

funding projects.

THURSDAY, MARCH 17

Prost luncheon

Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: $35 with advance

registration, $40 at the door

Location: Marche Bacchus, 2620 Regatta Drive,

Las Vegas

Information: Visit prostlasvegas.com

Network with travel and transportation executives

while dining and cruising on Lake Jacqueline.

Business Power Luncheon:

The Business of Emerging Medicine

Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: $50 for members

and trustees, $65 for nonmembers

Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 3960 Las Vegas

Blvd. South, Las Vegas

Information: Call 702-586-3851

Deans from Southern Nevada universities will

discuss how their institutions are expanding

medical education in Southern Nevada.

Health care professionals happy hour

Time: 6-8 p.m. Cost: Free

Location: Blossom Bariatrics, 7385 S. Pecos

Road, Las Vegas

Information: Visit events.lasvegasheals.org

Join physicians and other health care profes-

sionals at this networking event and St. Patrick’s

Day celebration.

FRIDAY, MARCH 18

Annual Latino Network

of Southern Nevada Summit

Time: 8:30 a.m.-noon Cost: Free

Location: East Las Vegas Community Center

Ballroom, 250 N. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas

Information: Call 702-229-5428

This event is designed to inspire and educate La-

tinos about education, jobs, the economy, health

and immigration.

Luncheon on transparency in government

Time: 11:45 a.m. Cost: $35 for state, county and

city attorneys, $35 for students, $45 for the public

Location: Canyon Gate Country Club, 2001 Can-

yon Gate Drive, Las Vegas

Information: Call 702-331-3219

Tuan Samahon, a law professor at Villanova Uni-

versity, will discuss the Obama administration’s

efforts to be transparent.

Latin Chamber of Commerce luncheon

Time: Noon-1 p.m. Cost: $45 for members, $50

for nonmembers, $55 for walk-ins

Location: Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane,

North Las Vegas

Information: Visit lvlcc.com

Officials from Faraday Future will outline their

plans to build an electric vehicle factory at Apex

Industrial Park.

Conventions EXPECTED SHOW LOCATION DATES ATTENDANCE

AFCOM Data Center Global Conference Mandalay Bay March 14-18 1,500

Catersource Annual Conference and Trade Show Las Vegas Convention Center March 15-16 9,000

IPC APEX Expo Las Vegas Convention Center March 15-17 8,000

Digital Signage Expo Las Vegas Convention Center March 16-17 6,000

Tobacco Plus Expo Las Vegas Convention Center March 16-17 4,000

Amusem*nt Expo Las Vegas Convention Center March 16-17 3,000

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Records and TransactionsBANKRUPTCIES

CHAPTER 7Uncle Captain Sea Food LLC6145 Spring Mountain Road, Suite 201, Las Vegas, NV 89146Jie A. Sun at sunlawgroup@ gmail.com

CHAPTER 11Miramar Corp.2601 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89102David M. Crosby at [emailprotected]

BID OPPORTUNITIES

THURSDAY, MARCH 172:15 p.m.Fire Station No. 22: Fuel station installationClark County, 603931Sandy Moody-Upton at [emailprotected]

2:15 p.m.Clark Place: Roof replacementClark County, 603981Sandy Moody-Upton at [emailprotected]

FRIDAY, MARCH 183 p.m.Medical services for Department of Justice ServicesClark County, 603986Jim Haining at [emailprotected]

BROKERED

TRANSACTIONS

SALES$20,831,792 for 198 units, multi-family 4250 South Jones Blvd., Las Vegas 89013Seller: Petwin Flamingo Corp.Seller agent: Tom Naseef, Garry Cuff and Jeff Naseef of Colliers InternationalBuyer: ROC II NV Ritz LLCBuyer agent: Did not disclose

$6,500,000 for 155,476 square feet, school, NNN investment2100 Olympic Ave., Henderson 89014Seller: LSI-Nevada LLCSeller agent: Charles Moore, Mar-lene Fujita-Winkel and M. Laura Hart of CBREBuyer: American Heritage AcademyBuyer agent: Did not disclose

$3,250,000 for 28,910 square feet, industrial2057 Maule Ave., Las Vegas 89119Seller: PanCal Maule 262 LLCSeller agent: Pat Marsh, Sam New-man, Dan Doherty, Susan Borst, Chris Lane and Jerry Doty of Col-

liers InternationalBuyer: NSHE Lake Enriquillo LLCBuyer agent: Susan Borst of Col-liers International

$1,485,714 for 2,622 square feet, retail, NNN investment2335 W. Deer Springs Road, Las Vegas 89084Seller: Ten15 Aliante LLCSeller agent: Andrea Catalano of Dapper Cos.Buyer: Richmond Properties LLCBuyer agent: Jeff Berg and Mica Berg of the Berg Team

$1,150,000 for 2.5 acres, land Corner of Badura Avenue and SouthBronco Street, Las Vegas 89118Seller: Mid-Badura LLCSeller agent: Did not discloseBuyer: Findlay Family Properties LimitedBuyer agent: Grant Traub and Chris Connell of Colliers Interna-tional

$275,000 for 2,757 square feet, industrial 4240 N. Lamb Blvd., Suite 110, Las Vegas 89115Seller: FJM Northpointe Associ-ates LLCSeller agent: Dean Willmore and Chelsy Cardin of Colliers Interna-tionalBuyer: Oasis Properties and Con-sulting LLCBuyer agent: Did not disclose

$1,165,408 for 2,820 square feet for 10 years, retail 5770 Centennial Center Parkway, Suite 150, Las Vegas 89149Landlord: TAG Centennial Com-mon OwnerLandlord agent: Jason Otter, Chris Richardson and Brendan Keating of Logic Commercial Real EstateTenant: Masaru LLCTenant agent: Jason Otter, Chris Richardson and Lesllie Vasquez of Logic Commercial Real Estate

$531,107 for 2,164 square feet for 96 months, retail, NNN investment1540 W. Sunset Road, Suite 130, Henderson 89014Landlord: Sunstone Bonita LLCLandlord agent: Christina Strick-land-Bonifatto of CBRETenant: Las Pupusas Restaurants LLCTenant agent: Nelson Tressler and Michael Zobrist of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

BUSINESS LICENSES

Uni-Site Personnel LLCLicense type: Sales/servicesAddress: 4107 W. Cheyenne Ave., North Las Vegas 89030Owner: Uni-Site Personnel LLC

Us Maintenance

License type: Maintenance servicesAddress: 5550 Painted Mirage Road, Suite 320, Las Vegas 89149Owner: Us Maintenance LLC

Valley Gates Inc.License type: ContractorAddress: 3651 Lindell Road, Suite D, Las Vegas 89103Owner: Valley Gates Inc.

Vanessa Reolegio License type: Real estate salesAddress: 10000 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 130, Las Vegas 89145Owner: Vanessa Reolegio

Vanity Engraving License type: General retail salesAddress: 425 Fremont St., Suites 2-6, Las Vegas 89101Owner: VTHS LLC

Vegas Weddings at Your Location License type: General services - officeAddress: 4362 E. Lake Mead Blvd., Suite 1, Las Vegas 89115Owner: George Delillo

Verja OperationsLicense type: Weapons trainingAddress: 9550 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 253, Henderson 89123Owner: Verja Operations LLC

Wallabounds License type: General retail salesAddress: Did not discloseOwner: Anabelle Paghiligan-Wall

Wallis Investments Ltd. License type: Business space rent or leaseAddress: 1530 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 5, Las Vegas 89104Owner: Sherri Carroll

Wearable Art Clothing License type: General retail salesAddress: 1717 S. Decatur Blvd., Suite C30, Las Vegas 89102Owner: Veronica Welch

WelleafLicense type: Interjurisdictional businessAddress: 3840 Craig Road, North Las Vegas 89030Owner: THC Nevada LLC

Westwind Mini Market License type: Convenience store Address: 5643 W. Charleston Blvd., Suites 14-15, Las Vegas 89146Owner: Yusra Ahmedyahya

William Hecker License type: Real estate salesAddress: 1820 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 101, Las Vegas 89104Owner: William Hecker

WJC Services License type: Property maintenanceAddress: Did not discloseOwner: Walter J. Trujillo

Zaman Beer And WineLicense type: Liquor storeAddress: 2815 W. Lake Mead Blvd., North Las Vegas 89032Owner: Mohammed Ali LLC

Zenti Healing License type: Independent mas-sage therapistAddress: 5803 W. Craig Road, Suite 104, Las Vegas 89130Owner: Leinaala Keehu

3010 Valley View LLC License type: Business space rent or leaseAddress: 6859 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 101, Las Vegas 89119Owner: Craig McCall

3G Car AudioLicense type: Sales/servicesAddress: 1310 E. Lake Mead Blvd., North Las Vegas 89030Owner: Francisco Peralta

702 Auto Xpress License type: Automotive servicesAddress: 3039 Contract Ave., Las Vegas 89101Owner: Misael Flores-Garcia

7100 W. Sahara LLC License type: Business space rent or leaseAddress: 7300 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas 89117Owner: Fletcher Jones Jr.

A Sacred Home Health Care License type: Residential home care providerAddress: 7464 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas 89117Owner: A Sacred Home Health Care LLC

Absolute Dental Management LLC License type: Administrative servicesAddress: 501 S. Rancho Drive, Suites B11 and B12; 526 S. Tonopah Drive, Suite 200, Las Vegas 89106Owner: ADM Holdco Inc.

Access Tandem Inc. License type: Professional servicesAddress: 1800 Industrial Road, Suite 130, Las Vegas 89102Owner: Donna Ingalls

Advocare Home Health LLC License type: Residential home care providerAddress: 2881 S. Valley View Blvd., Suite 9, Las Vegas 89102Owner: Maria Garcia Trabado

A�ordable Movers LLCLicense type: Moving companyAddress: 1066 Valley Light Ave., Henderson 89011Owner: Affordable Movers LLC

Ambient Web Design LLC License type: General services - officeAddress: Did not disclose

Owner: Noelani Onsaga

America’s Mart License type: Convenience storeAddress: 2800 E. Tropical Park-way, North Las Vegas 89081Owner: Willden Family C-Stores LLC

Amethyst Care Home LLCLicense type: Adult care homeAddress: 3702 Internet Ave., North Las Vegas 89031Owner: Rolando Manago

AMG Snacks License type: Nonfarm product vendorAddress: 4100 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas 89107Owner: Robert Gillum

Aminic Beauty Supply License type: General retail salesAddress: 1954 E. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas 89104Owner: Aminic Beauty Supply LLC

AMV Investments LLCLicense type: Rental propertyAddress: 2839 Judson Ave., North Las Vegas 89030Owner: AMV Investments LLC

Amy ButakLicense type: Independent mas-sage therapistAddress: 912 Lloyd George Drive, Henderson 89052Owner: Amy Butak

Anderson Motorsports LLCLicense type: Automotive servicesAddress: 417 Max Court, Hender-son 89011Owner: Anderson Motorsports LLC

Angel Park Golf Club License type: Golf clubAddress: 100 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas 89145Owner: Angel Park Golf LLC

Angel Touch CleaningLicense type: Janitorial servicesAddress: 4005 Clove Tree Court, North Las Vegas 89031Owner: Maria Mata

Another Look Painting License type: Property mainte-nanceAddress: Did not discloseOwner: Javon Posey

Autism Care West LLC License type: Professional servicesAddress: 2075 E. Windmill Lane, Suite 150, Las Vegas 89123Owner: Yelena Marriott

Aztlan Gallery Inc.orporated License type: General retail salesAddress: 4300 Meadows Lane, Suite 2310, Las Vegas 89107Owner: Manuel Esqueda

Beauty Blossom Boutique LLCLicense type: Sales/services

Records and TransactionsAddress: 5324 French Lavender St., North Las Vegas 89031Owner: Beauty Blossom Boutique LLC

Benchmark TechnologiesLicense type: ContractorAddress: 3339 Meade Ave., Las Vegas 89102Owner: Benchmark Technologies LLC

Bolmer RestorationLicense type: Property maintenanceAddress: 5 Cactus Garden Drive, Henderson 89014Owner: Cat Detailing LLC

Brandy Brower License type: Real estate salesAddress: 1925 Village Center Circle, Suite 150, Las Vegas 89134Owner: Brandy Brower

Bravo Landscape License type: Property maintenanceAddress: Did not discloseOwner: Victor Bravo

Brooks Whitmores Insurance AgencyLicense type: Insurance agencyAddress: 901 S. Rancho Drive, Suite 15, Las Vegas 89106Owner: BKSL LLC

Budget Rent A Car & Sales License type: Rental car agencyAddress: 7150 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas 89117Owner: Malco Enterprises of Nevada Inc.

Business West License type: Business space rent or leaseAddress: 2001 S. Jones Blvd., Suite C, Las Vegas 89146Owner: Business West LLC

C Management License type: Personal servicesAddress: 9420 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 100, Las Vegas 89117Owner: Cari K. McClish

C Wiggins Photography License type: PhotographyAddress: Did not discloseOwner: Cheryl Wiggins

C&G Inc. License type: Business supportAddress: Did not discloseOwner: Charlene Barber

C2D Tax Pros License type: Business supportAddress: 6769 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite A, Las Vegas 89146Owner: C2D Corp.

Cameron-Miller Inc.License type: Sales/servicesAddress: 639 E. Brooks Ave., North Las Vegas 89030Owner: Cameron-Miller Inc.

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Records and TransactionsAddress: 5324 French Lavender St., North Las Vegas 89031Owner: Beauty Blossom Boutique LLC

Benchmark TechnologiesLicense type: ContractorAddress: 3339 Meade Ave., Las Vegas 89102Owner: Benchmark Technologies LLC

Bolmer RestorationLicense type: Property maintenanceAddress: 5 Cactus Garden Drive, Henderson 89014Owner: Cat Detailing LLC

Brandy Brower License type: Real estate salesAddress: 1925 Village Center Circle, Suite 150, Las Vegas 89134Owner: Brandy Brower

Bravo Landscape License type: Property maintenanceAddress: Did not discloseOwner: Victor Bravo

Brooks Whitmores Insurance AgencyLicense type: Insurance agencyAddress: 901 S. Rancho Drive, Suite 15, Las Vegas 89106Owner: BKSL LLC

Budget Rent A Car & Sales License type: Rental car agencyAddress: 7150 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas 89117Owner: Malco Enterprises of Nevada Inc.

Business West License type: Business space rent or leaseAddress: 2001 S. Jones Blvd., Suite C, Las Vegas 89146Owner: Business West LLC

C Management License type: Personal servicesAddress: 9420 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 100, Las Vegas 89117Owner: Cari K. McClish

C Wiggins Photography License type: PhotographyAddress: Did not discloseOwner: Cheryl Wiggins

C&G Inc. License type: Business supportAddress: Did not discloseOwner: Charlene Barber

C2D Tax Pros License type: Business supportAddress: 6769 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite A, Las Vegas 89146Owner: C2D Corp.

Cameron-Miller Inc.License type: Sales/servicesAddress: 639 E. Brooks Ave., North Las Vegas 89030Owner: Cameron-Miller Inc.

Carl’s Jr. License type: RestaurantAddress: 2650 Nature Park Drive, North Las Vegas 89084Owner: Sl Investments Inc.

Caveman Candy License type: Candy storeAddress: 300 N. Casino Center Blvd., Las Vegas 89101Owner: Emily Haase

Charged License type: Professional servicesAddress: 241 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 130, Las Vegas 89102Owner: Charged Branding LLC

Cognilogic LLC License type: Professional servicesAddress: Did not discloseOwner: Eric Yaillen

Collective Home License type: Merchandise brokerAddress: 455 S. Grand Central Parkway, Suite 507, Las Vegas 89106Owner: Collective Home LLC

Community Oasis LLC License type: Instruction servicesAddress: 1800 Industrial Road, Suite 102, Las Vegas 89102Owner: Alternative Solutions LLC

Conn’s Homeplus License type: General retail salesAddress: 120 S. Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas 89145Owner: Conn Appliances Inc.

Cool-Team.ComLicense type: ContractorAddress: 5014 Bond St., Las Vegas 89118Owner: Cool-Team.Com

Cooper and Associates Inc. License type: Engineering firmAddress: 321 W. Lake Mead Park-way, Henderson 89015Owner: Cooper and Associates Inc.

Cortoz LLC License type: Business space rent or leaseAddress: 2211 S. Maryland Park-way, Las Vegas 89104Owner: Douglas Rowell

Croaro Holdings LLC License type: Business space rent or leaseAddress: Did not discloseOwner: Lino Croaro

Crop Production Services License type: Express or delivery serviceAddress: 702 W. Warm Springs Road, Las Vegas 89113Owner: Crop Production Services Inc.

Crystal Clear Cleaning Services License type: Property maintenanceAddress: Did not disclose

Owner: Ivan Castro

Curb 2 Curb LLCLicense type: ContractorAddress: 478 Crestway Road, Henderson 89015Owner: Curb 2 Curb LLC

D & M FashionLicense type: Sales/servicesAddress: 6312 Beige Bluff St., North Las Vegas 89081Owner: Starrie K. Hawkins

Daniel J. TaylorLicense type: SolicitorAddress: 4444 Sunflower St., Las Vegas 89120Owner: Did not disclose

Darby Hill License type: Independent mas-sage therapistAddress: 5450 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 138, Las Vegas 89146Owner: Darby L. Hill

Darious Childress License type: Independent mas-sage therapistAddress: Did not disclose Owner: Darious S. Childress

Dempsey O� Road AdventuresLicense type: Sales/servicesAddress: 6234 E. Tropical Parkway, North Las Vegas 89115Owner: Dempsey Off Road Adven-tures LLC

Destination Poker Services LLC License type: Professional servicesAddress: Did not discloseOwner: Adam Altwies

Discount Movers License type: Transfer and storage companyAddress: 3560 Polaris Ave., Suite 13, Las Vegas 89103Owner: Discount Movers Inc.

Ditronics License type: Financial servicesAddress: 8100 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas 89117Owner: Ditronics Financial Ser-vices LLC

DLW Enterprises License type: General retail salesAddress: Did not discloseOwner: Danny Weinberg

DNG Appliance Services LLC License type: Maintenance servicesAddress: Did not discloseOwner: Ivaylo Guzhev

Donnelle McClain License type: Real estate salesAddress: 1820 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 101, Las Vegas 89104Owner: Donnelle McClain

Double Up Mobile DetailingLicense type: Automotive servicesAddress: 3715 Tabor Court, North

Las Vegas 89030Owner: Mark Ho

Elecia Garcia License type: Independent mas-sage therapistAddress: Did not disclose Owner: Elecia Garcia

Elevated Thoughts Clothing License type: General retail salesAddress: Did not discloseOwner: Cesar Plascencia

Estrella N. Carino License type: Real estate salesAddress: 7674 W. Lake Mead Blvd., Suite 109, Las Vegas 89128Owner: Estrella N. Carino

Evergreen Chen LLC License type: Business space rent or leaseAddress: 825 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas 89107Owner: Yueh O. Liu

Executive Resources Inc. LLC License type: General retail salesAddress: 1717 S. Decatur Blvd., Suite B49, Las Vegas 89102Owner: Michael S. Hardy

Fast DMV Services License type: Business supportAddress: 224 S. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas 89107Owner: Yolanda Rodriguez

Fast Towing Inc.License type: Towing businessAddress: 4220 Donovan Way, North Las Vegas 89030Owner: Fast Towing Inc.

Faylona Investments LLC License type: Business space rent or leaseAddress: 4206 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas 89107Owner: Edgardo A. Faylona

Forward Progress AchievedLicense type: Interjurisdictional businessAddress: 5748 Ancient Agora St., North Las Vegas 89031Owner: Forward Progress Achieved

Frank H. Oberg License type: Instruction servicesAddress: 5182 Irish Moss Court, Las Vegas 89142Owner: Frank H. Oberg

FRF Distribution License type: Building, plant nurs-ery and hardware supplies Address: 3311 Meade Ave., Suite B, Las Vegas 89102Owner: Floor R. Forever LLC

Fusion Home Systems LLC License type: General retail salesAddress: 6375 W. Teco Ave., Suite 7, Las Vegas 89118Owner: Matthew Smith

G&L Insurance ServicesLicense type: Insurance agencyAddress: 175 N. Gibson Road, Henderson 89074Owner: Jgg Insurance Services LLC

Gabe’s Elite Cleaning Services License type: Property maintenanceAddress: Did not discloseOwner: Gabriel K. Diab

Geary Pacific SupplyLicense type: Heating equipment supplierAddress: 900 W. Warm Springs Road, Suite 107, Henderson 89011Owner: Geary Pacific of Nevada Inc.

Global Services License type: Business supportAddress: 1900 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 203, Las Vegas 89104Owner: The Elia’d Group Inc.

Golden Healthcare Services Inc.License type: Sales/servicesAddress: 5717 Pacesetter St., North Las Vegas 89081Owner: Golden Healthcare Ser-vices Inc.

Good Fellas Auto Care & Towing License type: Automobile towing serviceAddress: 19 30th St., Las Vegas 89101Owner: Good Fellas Auto Sales LLC

Grab ’N Go Snack Bar License type: CafeAddress: 1717 S. Decatur Blvd., Suite E47B, Las Vegas 89102Owner: Cheryl Hutchison

Grant a Gift Autism Foundation License type: Community servicesAddress: 630 S. Rancho Drive, Suite A, Las Vegas 89107Owner: Dan Gerety

Gui-Zhen Luo License type: Independent mas-sage therapistAddress: Did not discloseOwner: Gui-Zhen Luo

Gwen Morris License type: Real estate salesAddress: 6628 Sky Pointe Drive, Suite 200, Las Vegas 89131Owner: Gwen E. Morris

Gypsy Bazaar License type: General retail salesAddress: 2101 S. Decatur Blvd., Suite 6, Las Vegas 89146Owner: Norys Beni Hall

Hand of Hope 2License type: Group care facilityAddress: 1488 Arroyo Verde Drive, Henderson 89012Owner: M&C Care Homes LLC

Happy EscapeLicense type: Travel agencyAddress: 4505 S. Maryland Park-way, Las Vegas 89154

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Records and TransactionsOwner: Tiffany A. Qualls

Happy Feet Down Town License type: Professional servicesAddress: 600 Fremont St., Las Vegas 89101Owner: John H. Chase

Havana Auto Service Center LLC License type: Maintenance servicesAddress: 41 30th St., Las Vegas 89101Owner: Yuliet Hernandez

Heidi Jo RoyLicense type: Independent mas-sage therapistAddress: 2291 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Henderson 89052Owner: Heidi Jo Roy

Homestead Steaks LLCLicense type: Frozen food retailerAddress: 1300 W. Sunset Road, Henderson 89014Owner: Homestead Steaks LLC

Hope for Prisoners Inc.License type: Community servicesAddress: 3430 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas 89121Owner: Alexis Kennedy

Horizon Equipment Services Inc. License type: Construction cleanupAddress: 4955 Stephanie St., Suite 100, Las Vegas 89122Owner: Kevin Nelson

House of HerbsLicense type: Interjurisdictional businessAddress: 6455 Dean Martin Drive, Suite G, Las Vegas 89118Owner: Las Vegas Natural Caregiv-ers LLC

Hudson Family Dental License type: Professional services - medicalAddress: 7603 Grand Teton Drive, Suite 140, Las Vegas 89131Owner: Hudson Family Dental

BUILDING PERMITS

$12,000,000, commercial - newLamb Boulevard and Ann Road, North Las VegasMartin-Harris Construction Inc.

$8,000,000, commercial - newLamb Boulevard and Ann Road, North Las VegasMartin-Harris Construction Inc.

$2,750,000, commercial - remodel8370 Eastgate Road, HendersonDFA LLC

$870,000, commercial - remodel30 N. Valle Verde Drive, HendersonKohn’s Illinois LLC

$649,553, commercial - remodel920 S. Boulder Highway, HendersonESC Development LLC

$342,000, reroofing1209 Trade Drive, North Las VegasR&B Roofing LLC

$309,577, residential - production2276 Horizon Light Court, Hen-dersonMarcus Berg

$252,352, residential - production2809 Belmont Drive, HendersonRyland Homes Nevada LLC

$185,203, residential - production1172 Calle de Luz, HendersonBlue Heron

$181,820, residential - production1889 Foro Romano St., HendersonToll Henderson LLC

$181,820, residential - production1871 Ford Romano St., HendersonToll Henderson LLC

$163,910, residential - production686 Tidal Flats St., HendersonKB Home LV Pearl Creek LLC

$161,248, residential - production811 Via De Santa Maria, HendersonGreystone Nevada LLC

$158,531, residential - production956 Everest Peak Ave., HendersonRyland Homes Nevada LLC

$158,404, residential - new3649 Greenbriar Bluff Ave., North Las VegasJ.F. Shea Co. Inc.

$149,493, residential - production879 Via Serenelia, HendersonGreystone Nevada LLC

$146,554, residential - production580 Via Baglioni, HendersonCentury Communities Nevada LLC

$145,833, residential - production1140 Barby Springs Ave., HendersonD.R. Horton Inc.

$140,288, residential - production1145 Barby Springs Ave., HendersonD.R. Horton Inc.

$140,233, residential - production3210 Porta Cesareo Ave., HendersonToll Henderson LLC

$139,171, residential - new41 Morrestown Ave., North Las VegasWoodside Homes of Nevada LLC

$137,294, residential - production694 Coastal Lagoon St., HendersonKB Home LV Pearl Creek LLC

$136,906, residential - production902 Harbor Ave., HendersonKB Home LV Pearl Creek LLC

$136,129, residential - production917 Via Del Campo, HendersonCentury Communities Nevada LLC

$134,743, residential - production1141 Barby Springs Ave., HendersonD.R. Horton Inc.

$134,743, residential - production1144 Barby Springs Ave., HendersonD.R. Horton Inc.

$133,856, residential - production3116 Beaux Art Ave., HendersonBeazer-Inspirada LLC

$128,880, residential - new5012 Cassia Tree Court, North Las VegasBerg Builders

$122,322, residential - production3096 Beaux Art Ave., HendersonBeazer-Inspirada LLC

$122,322, residential - production3092 Beaux Art Ave., HendersonBeazer-Inspirada LLC

$120,548, residential - production1060 Tropical Sage St., HendersonRyland Homes Nevada LLC

$119,872, residential - new4008 Carla Ann Road, North Las VegasD.R. Horton Inc.

$119,872, residential - new3948 Carla Ann Road, North Las VegasD.R. Horton Inc.

$117,276, residential - production953 Harbor Ave., HendersonKB Home LV Pearl Creek LLC

$117,276, residential - production907 Harbor Ave., HendersonKB Home LV Pearl Creek LLC

$115,890, residential - production2621 Marvel Astoria St., HendersonBeazer-Inspirada LLC

$113,800, retail 735 S. Green Valley Parkway, HendersonGreen Valley Crossing II LLC

$113,173, residential - production3155 Dromara Way, HendersonKB Home Inspirada LLC

$110,125, residential - new4004 Carla Ann Road, North Las VegasD.R. Horton Inc.

$109,847, residential - new5016 Cassia Tree Court, North Las VegasBerg Builders

$109,847, residential - new5008 Cassia Tree Court, North Las VegasBerg Builders

$109,847, residential - new5004 Cassia Tree Court, North Las Vegas

Berg Builders

$109,668, commercial - alteration209 W. Mayflower Ave., North Las VegasLewis K. Construction LLC

$108,404, residential - production176 Strone St., HendersonD.R. Horton Inc.

$107,961, residential - production1408 Overseer Ave., HendersonKB Home Nevada Inc.

$105,909, residential - production168 Strone St., HendersonD.R. Horton Inc.

$105,909, residential - production172 Strone St., HendersonD.R. Horton Inc.

$105,909, residential - production180 Strone St., HendersonD.R. Horton Inc.

$102,527, residential - production696 Bollons Island St., HendersonKB Home LV Pearl Creek LLC

$102,527, residential - production2125 Emyvale Court, HendersonKB Home Inspirada LLC

$100,000, commercial - remodel1450 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, HendersonFoothills Nevada LLC

$88,775, residential - production712 Sea Coast Drive, HendersonKB Home LV Pearl Creek LLC

$74,999, commercial - remodel204 S. Boulder Highway, HendersonRoman Catholic Church Las Vegas

$63,163, commercial - alteration4424 San Mateo St., North Las VegasOverland Contracting Inc.

$60,200, commercial - remodel1300 W. Sunset Road, Suite 2313, HendersonBPC Henderson LLC

$43,965, pool and/or spa1216 Windwalker Ave., North Las VegasAnthony & Sylvan Pools Corp.

$41,160, commercial - addition2335 W. Deer Springs Way, North Las VegasFlexground Nevada LLC

$40,500, pool and/or spa1005 Peaceful Glen Court, North Las VegasBlue Haven Pools

$37,389, commercial - alteration3930 W. Craig Road, North Las VegasThiriot Construction Co.

$35,995, pool and/or spa6225 Novak St., North Las VegasRenaissance Pools & Spas Inc.

$35,280, pool and/or spa6037 Sea Cliff Cove St., North Las VegasBarefoot Pool & Spa LLC

$32,500, plumbing2542 Las Vegas Blvd. North, North Las VegasE&E Fire Protection LLC

$31,052, residential - addition1295 Summer Dawn Ave., Hen-dersonLee Atkins and Cynthia A. Atkins

$25,569, perimeter retaining wall133 Strone St., HendersonD.R. Horton Inc.

$23,107, residential - remodel2573 Luberon Drive, HendersonDuane P. Vedros and Susan McManus

$21,000, commercial - remodel10624 S. Eastern Ave., Suite G, HendersonHorizon Properties LLC

$19,090, solar229 Whitney Breeze Ave., North Las VegasRobco Electric Inc.

$18,000, residential - alteration703 Terrace Point Drive, North Las VegasGNK LLC

$16,215, pool and/or spa1794 Anelli Court, HendersonChristopher M. Tyler and Marta C. Tyler

$15,628, pool and/or spa1132 Broken Hills Drive, HendersonTodd L. Barrett and Nancy L. Guyer

$15,111, pool and/or spa2656 Mirabella St., HendersonJames E. Reilly and Kristi S. Reilly

$15,000, commercial - remodel2530 St. Rose Parkway, Suite 110, HendersonHenderson LLC

$14,364, perimeter retaining wall912 Pomander Point Place, Hen-dersonPardee Homes Nevada

$13,910, commercial - remodel7330 Eastgate Road, Suite 160, HendersonHarsch Investment PPTYS-NV LLC

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Course Rating Slope Yardage Holes Top executive

1 Coyote Springs Club3100 NV 168Coyote Springs, NV 89037702-422-1400 • coyotesprings.com

76.8 149 7,471 18 Karl Larcom, director

2 Boulder Creek Golf Club1501 Veterans Memorial DriveBoulder City, NV 89005702-294-6534 • bouldercitygolf.com

76.7 148 7,600 27 Andy Schaper, head golf professional

3 Southern Highlands Golf Club1 Robert Trent Jones LaneLas Vegas, NV 89141702-263-1000 • southernhighlands.com

75.7 145 7,374 18 Jason Cheney, general manager

4 Rio Secco Golf Club2851 Grand Hills DriveHenderson, NV 89052702-777-2400 • riosecco.net

75.0 153 7,313 18 Eric Dutt, vice president of golf operations

5 Conestoga Golf Club1499 Falcon Ridge ParkwayMesquite, NV 89034702-346-4292 • conestogagolf.com

74.9 147 7,232 18 Ryan Stemsrud, general manager

6a Stallion Mountain Golf Club5500 E. Flamingo RoadLas Vegas, NV 89122702-547-6250 • stallionmountaingolf.com

74.8 130 7,351 18 Brian Jones, general manager

6b Wolf Creek Golf Club403 Paradise ParkwayMesquite, NV 89027702-346-1670 • golfwolfcreek.com

74.8 149 6,939 18 Darren Stanek, general manager

8 Las Vegas Country Club 3000 Joe W. Brown DriveLas Vegas, NV 89109702-734-1122 • lasvegascc.com

74.7 125 7,203 18 Gordon Digby, general manager

9 Bears Best Las Vegas11111 W. Flamingo RoadLas Vegas, NV 89135702-804-8500 • bearsbestlasvegas.com

74.5 140 7,194 18 Jim Stanfill, general manager

10a Cascata Golf Club1 Cascata DriveBoulder City, NV 89005702-294-2005 • cascatagolf.com

74.4 151 7,137 18 Greg Leicht, director of golf

10b Spanish Trail Country Club5050 Spanish Trail LaneLas Vegas, NV 89113702-364-5050 • spanishtrailcc.com

74.4 144 7,116 27 Bill Rowden, general manager

10c TPC Summerlin1700 Village Center CircleLas Vegas, NV 89134702-256-0111 • tpc.com/tpc-summerlin

74.4 137 7,243 18 Lee Smith, general manager

13 SouthShore Golf Club100 Strada Di CircoloHenderson, NV 89011702-856-8402 • pacificlinks.com/southshore

74.1 149 6,903 18 John Herndon, general manager

14a CasaBlanca Golf Club1100 W. Hafen LaneMesquite, NV 89027702-346-6764 • casablancaresort.com/golf-home

74.0 145 7,036 18 Scott Sullivan, director of golf operations

14b The Legacy Golf Club130 Par Excellence DriveHenderson, NV 89074702-897-2187 • thelegacygc.com

74.0 139 7,233 18 Jed Francese, group sales manager

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— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—

2050 Motors, Inc. To Start Taking Deposits On Its Carbon Fiber Electric Autos In March

Contact:George HedrickVP North American Operations2050 Motors, [emailprotected]

Investor Inquiries:Tim ConnerBenchmark Advisory Partners LLC866-703-4778 Toll Free

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (MARKETWIRED) MARCH 11, 2016 — Michael Hu, President of 2050 Motors, Inc. (OTCQB: ETFM), announced today that 2050 Motors will be accepting deposits on their all carbon fiber body electric automobile called the e-Go on March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day) starting at midnight.

Michael Hu stated, “The super-light-weight e�-cient e-Go with its all carbon fiber body built on a high grade extruded aluminum alloy frame is ready to take on any competitor including the Tesla Model 3 commuter car and the new Chevy electric Bolt, which are both scheduled to make their market entry in 2017. According to Wall Street, the electric commuter market is develop-ing to be a major potential target which is being addressed by several automobile companies.

“Due to the e-Go’s advanced lightweight materi-als and design, the e-Go is at least 1000 lbs. light-er than any of its competitors. Presently no one can match the e-Go’s e�ciency especially under urban driving conditions.”

In an article in USA Today by Nathan Money (titled “Elon Musk: Tesla to accept orders on new Model 3 car”) (http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2016/02/11/elon-tesla-motors/80222610/) the author states, “Tesla is expected to preview the Model 3 in an event March 31, although it’s not clear whether the company will reveal the entire vehicle. Anyone who pre-orders must place a $1,000 deposit, Musk said on Twitter.”

The USA Today article further states, “ The com-pany [Tesla Motors] had said the car would be-come available in late 2017, although analysts from Barclays and Morgan Stanley say mid- to late 2018 would be more realistic. The car has long been viewed as the defining product for Tesla — a turning point that will prove whether the company can design, engineer, manufacture and sell a mass-market, comparably a§ordable electric vehicle.”

Michael Hu commented, “2050 Motors cannot allow Tesla to corner the commuter market in the same way they cornered the high-end mar-ket four years ago. Four years ago, Tesla had no competition and very few other automobile companies were interested in investing in such a small segment of the consumer market. However, they are now entering into a commuter market where it will receive significant competition.

“The e-Go manufacturing plant is complete and ready to begin production and, we believe, we

can compete not only with Tesla Model 3 but also with any of the other affordable electric commuter vehicles competing in the US market. 2050 Motors will take initial pre-order deposits from March 17th at midnight through March 31st. The company will o§er significant incentives for those who pre-order the e-Go including receiv-ing the opportunity to be awarded free e-Go au-tomobiles. This is especially true for those who place deposits on the first 25 e-GO vehicles. They will have the right to trade-in their e-Go for the Ibis four-door carbon fiber luxury sedan if and when it becomes available to the US market and receive the full purchase price of the e-Go against the price of the Ibis.”

Interested buyers can fill out a form online at http://www.2050motors.com/pre-order/pre-order-form and have 10 days to fulfill the depos-it after March 31st. Other details for making the $1000 deposit are on our website. People who are interested in this opportunity should read the pre-order terms carefully and be ready to fill out the online form on midnight March 17th.

Mr. Hu concluded, “2050 Motors has main-tained a very low profile during the six years of development of the all carbon fiber bodied electric vehicles — the e-Go and the Ibis — until they were unveiled on February 12th at a grand opening in Las Vegas, which received much me-dia attention.

It’s not 2050 Motors’ intention to competitively out sell the e-Go against the Model 3 from Tesla or the Chevy Bolt because of their already existing name recognition. However, it’s also true that 2050 Motors does not need to sell a significant number of vehicles for the company to become profitable. Large automobile companies have to recapture hundreds of millions of dollars that they have in-vested in the creation of their vehicle and they also have to cope with huge overheads. This is not true for 2050 Motors, we have virtually zero liabilities and even if we capture a very small percentage of the marketplace we can turn significant profits even from the initial sales of our vehicles.”

Another media source correctly stated that 2050 Motors has completed all the milestones required by an automobile company to begin sales in the marketplace, including the ability to produce their vehicles on a mass scale. The only item left for the e-Go is to pass US crash testing standards. However the e-Go has already passed crash test safely requirements according to Euro-pean, Japanese and Chinese standards.

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