Standing Against Hate

Standing Against Hate

-Barrick helps ADL combat hate in all its forms   By Jolie Brislin, Anti-Defamation League Nevada Regional Director Hate is on the rise. We saw it most recently in New Zealand and Pittsburgh, but it is happening in our own backyard in Nevada, specifically in our schools. In the 2017-2018 school year, the Clark County…

Tips to Help Avoid Unexpected Workers’ Compensation Premium Costs and Changes to Coverage

Tips to Help Avoid Unexpected Workers’ Compensation Premium Costs and Changes to Coverage

  At the end of every workers’ compensation policy term, an insurance carrier will conduct a final premium audit. The audit is based on the policy’s Named Insureds and the actual payroll, operations and job classifications for the expired coverage period. During the policy year, small businesses may experience changes in staff, operations and perhaps even…

Ameriprise - Steve Self

Is a Business Retirement Plan in Your Future?

 By Steve Self, special to bizNEVADA As a business owner, it’s exciting to reflect on the past year and prepare for all that’s ahead in 2019. Yet, with the calendar change comes the realization that the tax filing deadline may be just around the corner.  “Have I done all that I could to minimize my…

K.J. Smith, it's never too late to find your passion

K.J. Smith, A Knack for Uncovering the Truth

 By Craig A. Ruark Early in life, K.J. Smith never dreamed that at the age of 59, she would become a licensed private investigator (PI) and the president of a full-service background investigation company. In 1971, Living in Portland, Oregon, Smith found herself in the position of having to raise two young children by herself.…

Five Ways the Millennial Mindset Can Inspire Nevada Workplaces

Five Ways the Millennial Mindset Can Inspire Nevada Workplaces

by Mikalee Byerman Think “Millennials,” and chances are, a variety of stereotypes quickly come into crystal-clear focus: Killing long-established industries; obsessed with craft cocktails and beanies; shirking tradition; always focused on Snapchat or Reddit or whatever the platform du jour happens to be. Sound familiar? If so, perhaps it’s time to think of the stereotype…

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Building the Patagonia Culture

by Corrine Casanova A Patagonia onsite childcare center was created two years ago in the Reno location when nine pregnant women were about to go on maternity leave. The company saw a need and acted upon it even though the move required taking a portion of their retail outlet space. At their main headquarters in…