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How Peppermill Resort Spa makes the most of its geological blessings
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In the virtuous race over bragging rights for the title of greenest building, there are various shades of LEED, there's net-zero energy, and there's Energy Star, too. But how many facilities can sink a pipe into a parking lot, tap into more than enough energy to supply year-round heating needs, and just maybe have enough left over to generate much of the site's electricity? More



Taxes on tourists have travelers thinking twice
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As if high fuel prices and rising hotel rates were not enough to splash cold water on travel plans, consider the variety of taxes and fees that cities are levying on visitors. In the last two years, cities including Boston, Baltimore and San Jose, Calif., have passed tax increases on hotel rooms, restaurant meals or parking garage rates. More



Friendly workplace competition increases work performance, can lead to collaboration
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Competing with coworkers not only improves the overall performance of the work/project in many instances, but by having someone to compare yourself against, it will highlight your strengths and weaknesses. More

Allergy Technologies, LLC
As hotels battle against bed bugs, ActiveGuard™ Mattress Liners kill bed bugs dead within 72 hours, as part of a bed bug treatment and control program. ActiveGuard liners are thin, comfortable and easy-to-install, and can be purchased through a pest management professional, in retail locations or directly through Allergy Technologies www.allergytechnologies.com. (866-978-6288). more


How are you dealing with workplace conflict?
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One should not confuse the distinction between the presence and absence of conflict with the difference between competition and co-operation. In competitive situations, the two or more parties each have mutually inconsistent goals, so that when either party tries to reach their goal it will undermine the attempts of the other to reach theirs. Therefore, competitive situations will by their nature cause conflict. More

Dos and don'ts for resume writing
The Resume Builder.com    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Do you have any unreasonable expectations of what a resume can do? If so, you will be guilty of a grave error in judgment if you expect someone to hire you because of your resume. Your resume is simply a piece of paper. It comes with no guarantee of truthfulness, and it certainly can't close a deal. You may choose to believe that your record speaks for itself, but the truth is: Only you speak for yourself. More



CBER 2011 Southern Nevada Midyear Economic Outlook
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The Center for Business and Economic Research of the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is pleased to announce its upcoming annual Southern Nevada Midyear Economic Outlook Conference, which will be held at the Venetian/Palazzo Las Vegas from 7:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m. PDT June 20. The registration fee until June 13 is $80 for one person and $75 each for two or more people from the same organization. After June 13 the fee is $90. Registration can be completed securely on the CBER website or by filling out these materials. If you have any further questions, call Peggy Jackman at 702.895.3191 or email her at Peggy.Jackman@unlv.edu. More

New Las Vegas restaurants give you the world
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Remember when it seemed preposterous that a French three-star chef would sign on for a restaurant in Las Vegas? And it turned out that not one but four highly decorated French chefs eventually launched Vegas outposts? Even in these rocky economic times, Vegas is sprouting new restaurants. As long as visitors keep rolling their bags up to hotel reception desks, Vegas keeps building. Latest entry? The Cosmopolitan, and in its wake a starry collection of restaurants from well-known chefs and restaurateurs. Yet the Cosmo's collection of restaurants seems more about dazzling diners with good food than jaw-dropping design and opulent details. More

Visitor numbers for April increase almost 5 percent from 2010
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Tourists descended on Las Vegas in greater numbers as the total visitor count in April rose 4.8 percent from one year ago to 3.35 million. This year's numbers came despite a sharp rise in gasoline prices, which topped $4 a gallon in the critical Southern California market. The car count at the state line at Primm rose 3.4 percent from a year ago. More



Travel Auction — Hot Summer Bargains!
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NHLA's Hospitality Auction June 16-30
The Nevada Hotel & Lodging Association is gathering packages, tickets and great deals for our 2011 Summer Auction that will serve to promote the best that companies and services have to offer. The auction items will be bid on by 200,000-plus affluent, cause-minded customers via our online auctioneer BiddingForGood.com from June 16-30 in an effort to continuously bolster visibility for all participating businesses. To donate, please email Drew Smith or call 702.878.9272 x306.


Gaming revenues: April win holds steady
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April gaming revenues in Washoe County nearly matched year-earlier totals, the state reported recently, as the region struggled to emerge from a winter-long slump. The Nevada Gaming Control Board's report showed April's win, or gross revenues, in the Reno-Sparks-North Tahoe area slipped 0.6 percent from April 2010. While it marked the sixth month in a row of declines, it also was the smallest in a spell that included a 19.6 percent drop in November 2010 and a 7 percent fall in March. More
 
 
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