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Las Vegas named top trade show town 20th year in a row

Las Vegas named top trade show town 20th year in a row

Las Vegas has been named the number 1 destination for trade shows for the 20th consecutive year, according to the Trade Show News Network.

The network says Las Vegas hosted 53 of the largest trade shows in the country last year. Those shows accounted for more than 31 percent of the total space used by all of the 250 top trade shows scheduled in 2013.

The largest show was the Consumer Electronics Show, which accounted for 1.9 million square feet of convention space.

"We are proud of our standing as the top trade show destination for a historic two decades," said Rossi Ralenkotter, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. "Maintaining the No. 1 ranking is a collaborative effort and a testament to all of the hard working people who make Las Vegas a premier business destination year after year."

Redevelopment Meetings Scheduled for Public Input

Redevelopment Meetings Scheduled for Public Input

The City of Las Vegas plans redevelopment work in two of its wards and wants input from the affected communities.

The city’s Redevelopment Agency (RDA) seeks to redevelop areas of Wards 3 and 5. The RDA uses new property taxes from new development to finance investment. Property owners have the option to opt out of being part of the redevelopment area expansion.

The currently scheduled meetings will take place:

Las Vegas Convention Center Gets New Coat of Paint

Las Vegas Convention Center Gets New Coat of Paint

The last rectangle of mauve paint at the Las Vegas Convention Center was painted gray Tuesday, which is just one of the many improvements at the center.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority marked the change with a ceremony. The new paint job is the change people will notice the most.

According to the LVCVA website, the building is home to about 3.2 million square feet with exhibit space of 2 million square feet and meeting space of nearly 250,000 square feet.

New Solar Facility to Generate Major Power for City

New Solar Facility to Generate Major Power for City

As much as 20 percent of a local pollution control facility’s power needs will be met by a new solar power project.

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, City Manager Betsy Fretwell and others will flip a switch to signify that the 15,000 ground-mounted solar panels on Vegas Valley Drive in the east valley are now generating power from the sun.

The panels are expected to generate approximately 6 million kilowatt-hours of energy annually, which will power up to 20 percent of the electrical needs of the nearby Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF). This is equal to the amount of energy needed to power 300 homes annually.

Officials said energy savings at the WPCF, the city’s primary location to treat approximately 45 million gallons of wastewater per day, are important because it accounts for about a third of the city’s total power bill. The rest is divided between streetlights/signals and city buildings.

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.

Hilton Partners with Red Lion Boutique Brand

Hilton Partners with Red Lion Boutique Brand

 

The LVH will become part of Red Lion’s Leo Hotel Collection as part of a new licensing agreement to take effect in the spring.

"This strategic relationship allows the LVH the opportunity to work with a well-respected hotel company like Red Lion .Affiliating with the new Leo Hotel Collection, the LVH joins a strong and well-established distribution network to the benefit of all," said Rick Stevens, President of Navegante Gaming LLC, representing the LVH, in a prepared statement.

Red Lion Hotels Corporation introduced the Leo Hotel Collection as a new brand in development last week at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS). The brand is geared toward independent owners of boutique and historic hotels interested in access to the company's reservation distribution systems.

Hot Wheels and Cool Displays at Motor Trend Show

Hot Wheels and Cool Displays at Motor Trend Show

Not all conventions will go dark for the holiday weekend.

Superheroes, a 9-foot dancing robot and automobiles - tons and tons of automobiles - can be found this weekend at the Motor Trend International Auto Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Hall S-3, 3150 Paradise Road.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal