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Peridot Sweets owner advocates for tasty treats, enterprising mothers

Bake shop owner is using her talents to create a successful business and lift up other small-business moms.

A former baker for multiple Four Seasons Hotels and the former assistant pastry chef of The Mirage, Jones is no stranger to high-end sweets operations. It was through opening her own business in 2011 and a resulting storefront eight months ago, though, that she discovered a whole new world. 

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Owner of UFC Buys Land Parcels for New Global Headquarters

Close access to McCarran International Airport was only one factor in choosing the southwest for the new headquarters.

The owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship has scooped up several southwest Las Vegas land parcels for a new global headquarters.

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New Solar Company Hopes to Add Hundreds of Jobs

New Solar Company Hopes to Add Hundreds of Jobs

A new company has opened its doors in a popular shopping area, creating more jobs and making Nevada more solar-friendly.

Clark County and state lawmakers joined Governor Brian Sandoval and Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for the grand opening Wednesday of SolarCity's new call center in Town Square.

By the end of the year, it will employ 250 people. The company installs home solar panel systems in 14 states.

Nevada is not yet one of them, but SolarCity is working with lawmakers and state officials to change that.

"To think what is possible in Nevada, there is not a state in the union that is more capable of being energy independent than the state of Nevada. We have so much potential with the sun," Senator Reid said.

SolarCity is getting some tax payer money to help their business grow. If the company is able to add 800 jobs in the next three years, it will get $1.2 million from the Catalyst Business Fund.

Construction Set to Begin in September on Stalled Manhattan West Project

The project has been dormant since 2009.

It’s been a visible reminder of the recession’s devastating impact on the building industry in Las Vegas, but the new owners of the stalled Manhattan West project are prepared to resume construction in September on the partially finished project.

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New Shops Spread into Vacant Spaces, Malls as Valley Shakes Off Fiscal Recession

New Shops Spread into Vacant Spaces, Malls as Valley Shakes Off Fiscal Recession

Throughout the valley, departed businesses are being replaced by new endeavors.

This year is shaping up to be busy for local retail professionals, as malls fill in empty spaces vacated by stores that didn’t survive the recession and developers resume work on stalled projects.

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Quench Your Thirst, Feed a Kid: That’s the For Goodness Shake Way

A new store opens with a philanthropic mission.

A refreshing business model hits Vegas, just in time for summer.

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Local Shoe Company Highlights New Town Square Openings

Local Shoe Company Highlights New Town Square Openings

 

One of Las Vegas’ most popular shopping areas continues to expand, adding restaurants, a locally owned shoe store and a giant arcade.

Town Square plans to bring in GameWorks Las Vegas, McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon, pediped footwear and Panda Express.

GameWorks will launch a new prototype entertainment center, Town Square officials said, which will feature lounge-like bowling, a laser tag arena and a tournament-ready, 100-seat LAN gaming center for online console and PC gaming.