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Spreadshirt Reports Record-Breaking Year

Spreadshirt Reports Record-Breaking Year

 

A company that recently relocated some of its manufacturing to a plant in Henderson is reporting a record-breaking 2012.

Spreadshirt sells T-shirts and other goods online. It also allows people to create and share their own T-shirts.

The company reported Wednesday that it made more than $83.7 million globally last year and $31.4 million of it was in North America. That translates into a 58 percent growth rate for the U.S. and a 32 percent global revenue growth.

According to the company, opening the second production facility in Henderson helped the company better meet customer demand.

Good Eye Needed to Win at 3D Family Fun Center

The new laser tag and mini-golf spot was opened by two Strip show veterans.

Brandon Stauffer offers a confession that, to aficionados of miniature golf, amounts to something just this side of heresy.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

California Company Purchases Lake Las Vegas Hotel and Casino

California Company Purchases Lake Las Vegas Hotel and Casino

Another ownership change is on the horizon at Lake Las Vegas.

California-based Kam Sang Co. recently closed a deal to acquire Ravella at Lake Las Vegas and Casino MonteLago from Village Hospitality, LLC.

Phil Wolfgramm of Kam Sang Co. said no jobs will be cut as a result of the sale and the company will consider staffing increases if demand rises. Wolfgramm said the company plans some renovations to the public areas of the hotel and to the rooms, and the property will remain open during the planned work.

Built as a Ritz-Carlton property, the hotel neared bankruptcy in 2009 when it was sold to Village Hospitality and rebranded as Ravella. Both Ravella and Casino MonteLago closed at one point before being reopened. 

For more information, go to ravellavegas.com.

Swine Dining: Pigs Feast on Discarded Pumpkins

Swine Dining: Pigs Feast on Discarded Pumpkins

 

Don’t throw away that Halloween pumpkin just yet: RC Farms will gladly turn it into pig food.

RC Farms, a North Las Vegas pig farm, again will collect used pumpkins at locations throughout southern Nevada through Monday. If you would prefer to feed a pig yourself, you can bring your pumpkin to RC Farms during business hours from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. until Monday. The farm is located in North Las Vegas at the corner of North 5th Street and Ann Road.

Last year, the effort resulted in more than 10 tons of donated pumpkins. Farm owner Bob Combs hopes to bring in 15 tons this year.

Drop-off locations are:

FAA Makes Flight Restrictions Deal with Tour Companies

FAA Makes Flight Restrictions Deal with Tour Companies

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is going to restrict air space around Las Vegas from Sunday evening to Wednesday afternoon while President Barack Obama is in town.


An FAA statement issued Friday says eight local Grand Canyon sightseeing tour companies will be able to use nearby Jean Airport during that time. Jean is 25 miles south of the Strip. Several other area airports will be closed to general aviation. Commercial traffic at McCarran International Airport won’t be affected.

Two helicopter air tour companies also will be able to conduct night sightseeing tours out of McCarran.

The president plans a campaign event late Sunday at a Las Vegas high school. He’s scheduled to stay at the Westin Lake Las Vegas to hold debate practice sessions for two additional days before his scheduled debate against Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Henderson Ranked in Top 50 for Meetings and Events

Henderson Ranked in Top 50 for Meetings and Events

The City of Henderson has been ranked among the top 50 cities in the country for meetings and events, according to Cvent, a marketplace for meetings.

Cvent ranked Henderson as 39th on the list of 50 cities. The ranking is based on meeting and event booking activity in the Cvent Supplier Network between July 2011 and June 2012. The company looked at 1,000 cities and 220 major metropolitan areas to create the list.