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Rob Langrell

Special Publications Editor

Rob has been with the Greenspun Media Group since 1996. He previously spent eight years as the Sun's assistant sports editor before moving into his current role with VEGAS INC. Rob has spent time as the sports editor of the Corning (N.Y.) Leader, Burlington (N.C.) Times-News and the Gaston (N.C.) Gazette, as well as serving as the managing editor of the Delaware State News. He started his career in journalism at age 15 as a sports clerk at his hometown paper in Dover, DE.

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Women entrepreneurs staying ahead of the curve
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Women-owned businesses have fared well nationally during the past six years. We catch up with three local entrepreneurs whose successful ventures have encouraged them to expand their businesses and help other women break into the business world.
Innovation at work: Local companies come up with unique ways to attract workers
Sunday, May 4, 2014
These days, businesses have to get creative to attract and retain quality workers. Simple pay raises aren’t always an option, and don’t always do the trick. So many are coming up with other ways to entice employees, such as flexible work hours, the ability to work from home and rewards for doing volunteer work.
7 tips for making a business audit less traumatic
Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
The letter lands in your business mailbox. The return address shows it’s from the Internal Revenue Service. Before it’s even opened, nervousness sets in.
Get a financial adviser to avoid small business headaches
Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
It’s essential to have a plan when managing your wealth, whether it be personal or corporate. Luckily, the Las Vegas Valley is home to a plethora of financial executives ready to help. From tax attorneys and CPAs to wealth advisers and loan specialists, experts can help people and businesses figure out solutions to their financial quandaries.
Entrepreneur finds success in other people's messes
Monday, Sept. 23, 2013
When Pamela Washington first arrived to Las Vegas, she ran a one-woman show. She was chief executive officer, sales manager, bookkeeper, receptionist and janitor for her cleaning startup, A-1 Janitorial.
Today, the company is a local industry leader, with close to 50 employees and strong profits.
From the editor
Monday, Aug. 12, 2013
It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to the inaugural edition of Health Care Quarterly, or HCQ as we’ve taken to calling it.
Meet the female and minority business leaders who are making a difference
Monday, June 3, 2013
Through a combination of a boldness and caution, Theresa Fette has crafted one of Southern Nevada’s numerous success stories by women and minority business owners and executives. Two years after moving to Las Vegas as a partner in the tax law firm of Fette, Helquist and Park, she and her business partner Jason Helquist seized an opportunity to acquire Provident Trust Group, a company that focuses on tax and trust services and asset custody. “The timing of that whole thing was just right,” Fette said. “It had some problems at the time and basically just needed new leadership and some new ideas.”
Money isn't everything: The right benefits can help change a company's culture
Monday, May 27, 2013
In a small sampling of Las Vegas companies, some extraordinary employee benefits quickly become apparent. Those range from pet insurance, the ability to purchase major household appliances interest-free through payroll deduction, Weight Watchers and smoking cessation programs, and even an on-site lactation room for new mothers who are breastfeeding.
The Las Vegas Valley's money people
A look at Las Vegas’ top finance executives, who control much of the region’s wealth
Monday, Feb. 25, 2013
There are many faces in the finance world. There are the bank and credit union officials who hold onto money and try to make it grow and the wealth managers and financial planners who invest money and advise how best to spend it.
A look at the top certified public accountants in the Las Vegas Valley
Monday, Feb. 11, 2013
When it comes to crunching numbers for your business, there are plenty of certified public accountants in Southern Nevada to lend you a hand. CPAs provide a variety of accounting services to both businesses and individuals. They can help make sure your taxes are filed properly, handle your financial records and prepare your financial reports. Many serve as consultants to nonprofit groups, government agencies and corporations.
Minimizing tax pain: These lawyers work to save you money and migraines
Monday, Feb. 4, 2013
A well-trained tax attorney can keep you or your company on firm legal ground, prevent an IRS audit, and perhaps most importantly, save you money. Tax attorneys perform two main functions, whether their client is an individual, small business or multimillion-dollar corporation. Simply put, they prevent problems and minimize obligations.
Feng shui facelift: Can office design affect a company’s bottom line?
Monday, Sept. 17, 2012
Even in tough financial times, experts say business owners are willing to spend money on office redesigns. In fact, redoing a space has become somewhat more popular as people are more hesitant to risk moving in a bad economy.
Q&A: The Urban Chamber of Commerce
Monday, June 18, 2012
Jerrie Merritt, vice president of the Urban Chamber of Commerce, is a busy lady. Besides her chamber duties, she works as senior vice president and community development manager for Bank of Nevada. She has earned a Woman of Distinction award from the Las Vegas chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners and was featured in the inaugural edition of Who’s Who in Black Las Vegas.
10 tips for maintaining health -- and a healthy bottom line -- in your business
To improve workers’ health and keep a handle on costs, employers nationwide fight a constant battle. Here are 10 initiatives to consider
Monday, April 2, 2012
Measured in lost productivity and health care expenditures for businesses, the effects of obesity are staggering. And obesity is just one blip on the radar when it comes to the health of American workers.
How to pick a tax pro
Need help with taxes? Here’s a guide to finding the right accountant or attorney
Monday, Feb. 13, 2012
A quick glance at the Internal Revenue Service’s various tax forms, schedules and publications may leave you scratching your head. Few people will dispute that tax law can be complicated.
As a business owner, you have plenty of decisions to make when it comes to tax preparation and accounting. Among them: Do you need a tax attorney, a certified public accountant — or both — and just how do you select them?
Restaurant association touts health care insurance package
Friday, May 21, 2010
Like most business organizations, the Nevada Restaurant Association has been diligent in finding programs to help its members during tough economic times.

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