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“Four Reasons Why Downtown Las Vegas Is A Great Place For Business Travelers”
January 3, 2017
Business travel to Las Vegas often takes you to the Strip — the iconic stretch of South Las Vegas Boulevard where most of the city’s casinos and resorts cluster — and with good reason: The Strip is one of the great American places.
But there’s another place that’s just as compelling: Downtown Las Vegas.
Going Downtown takes you to the roots of the city. Gaming started here (legally) in 1931 and never left. Downtown offers a combination of historical hotel-casinos — such as the Golden Nugget and Fremont Hotel & Casino — and newer restaurants, clubs, and arts and entertainment venues, offering business travelers a more intimate vibe. You’ll find everything you need here to turn any average business trip into a memorable — and successful — experience.
“How To Find The Type Of Money Advisor You Need”
December 22, 2016
The world of financial advisors can be a confusing one. Just look at all the different designations in the field. There’s the CFP (certified financial planner), who can offer advice to individuals focused on their futures. There’s the CFA (certified financial analyst), who can provide insights into specific investing strategies. There’s the CPA (certified public accountant), who can play a major role at tax time. And that’s not all.
“Why One Company Is Giving Youth a Leg Up in the World of Work”
September 12, 2016
Not everyone finds their first job readily. The networks that draw young Americans into jobs that can lead to actual career paths aren’t present in every community.
Enter retail-clothing titan Gap Inc. A company with a long history of focusing on community needs through its foundation and other tools, Gap Inc. took on this matter directly in 2007 when it started This Way Ahead (TWA). TWA takes as its goal seeking out and putting to work talented youth from communities where entry points to rewarding career paths are often few.
“The Surprising Science Behind the Golf Ball”
June 9, 2016
One of history’s earliest golf balls, the “featherie,” first saw light sometime around 1500, and relied on a clever combination of materials. A craftsman stuffed a small sphere of wet leather with a handful of soaked goose feathers. Once he’d sewn it shut, the drying leather shrank around the feathers, which expanded as they dried. This marriage of materials created a tight, solid and playable ball, even if it wasn’t a perfect sphere.
The featherie foreshadowed elements that are still important to making golf balls today: craft and technology. Carefully matched materials in a smart design package can make a big difference in how the ball responds to a swing.