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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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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.

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.

Check-In Kiosks Pop Up at Sunrise Health Hospitals

Check-In Kiosks Pop Up at Sunrise Health Hospitals

 

A local hospital group is making a switch to electronic check-in in its emergency rooms with an eye toward expediting the process.

Check-in kiosks are now available in the emergency lobby at Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, MountainView Hospital and Southern Hills Hospital.

“We live in a technology-driven world, and patients expect us to keep pace,” said Jennifer Renner, Director of Emergency Services at Southern Hills Hospital.

Patients select either English or Spanish, and swipe a driver’s license or credit card. A swipe at the kiosk is not used for billing purposes. Patients may also enter their name manually. They will then be asked to enter their reason for visiting from a drop-down list of options, or can enter their reason manually.

Vote to Name the Wave Pool at Wet 'n' Wild

Vote to Name the Wave Pool at Wet 'n' Wild

 

A contest to name the wave pool at the new Wet ‘n’ Wild water park is in the finals and needs your vote to select a winner.

The five finalists to name the wave pool at the 41-acre water park that will open Memorial Day weekend are:

  • Cactus Curl from Dean Lamanna
  • Mojave Monsoon from Scott Berard
  • Neon Beach from Robyn Young
  • The Ragin’ Rebel from Jackie Galaza
  • Red Rock Bay from Ted Stringer

Business Interns Host Event for Community Garden

Business Interns Host Event for Community Garden

 

An event focused on a downtown community garden is slated for Saturday evening.

Students in Clark County’s Summer Business Institute (SBI) internship program will host a senior and youth community fair from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Vegas Roots Community Garden, 715 N. Tonopah Drive.

The event will feature entertainment, a talent show, food and nutrition vendors, arts and crafts fair, carnival games and the unveiling of a new mural designed and painted by the students. Anyone interested in attending must bring paint supplies, gardening tools, or clear Christmas lights to donate in return for admission. The donated materials will be given to the community garden.