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Advancing VERYS

March 13, 2015

L-R: Mike Zerkel, Ben Buskey, and Chris Antonius

Chris Antonius and Mike Zerkel were looking for a change. Both highly accomplished professionals for a leading global IT services company, each was logging more than 200 days of travel annually—rigorous schedules that began to take a toll on their professional and personal lives. “Though we held different positions at our prior company, Chris and… Read more »

Advancing Communities in Schools of Nevada

January 21, 2015


There’s something special happening in Nevada these days, and Plaza Bank is glad to be playing a supporting role. Communities in Schools of Nevada (CIS of Nevada) is working to address one of the state’s toughest problems: an exceedingly high public school dropout rate. In Nevada, ninety-four students drop out of school every day. Currently,… Read more »

Advancing Rapid Refill

November 14, 2014

PHOTO: Larry Goldstein - Owner of Rapid Refill Las Vegas

While formulas for success can vary, smart entrepreneurs commonly leverage proven business models, sprinkle in a bit of their own “secret sauce” and watch their companies grow. They also know when to look outside for mission-critical expertise and services. Such is the case with Larry Goldstein, owner of Rapid Refill in Las Vegas, which specializes… Read more »

Advancing CoreIP Solutions, Inc.

October 24, 2014

PHOTO: Scott Whitfield, Brian Côté, and Gene Galloway

PHOTO: Scott Whitfield, Brian Côté, and Gene Galloway In June 2014, CoreIP Solutions, Inc. had a growth spurt. That’s always a good thing. “It was a textbook case of business going from good to great,” said Brian Côté, CoreIP’s CFO. “Our clients are large, oftentimes Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies, and in our business,… Read more »

Advancing Merli Concrete Pumping

August 11, 2014


When people in construction in the Southern California and Nevada areas think of Merli Concrete Pumping, they think of the company that’s been doing its job forever with its fleet of pump trucks and booms that reach up or down fifteen stories and that look like massive, spindly Jurassic-period creatures. The Gardena-based company started in… Read more »

Advancing Skye Communications

March 19, 2014


Skye Communications, at first glance, sounds like it’s managing a list of contradictions. It is an expanding wireless company. It has a conservative approach. It is a family business. It owns 19 outlets in Las Vegas and Southern California. It has a meticulous focus on details and customer service. When founders Brian Bailes and Mark… Read more »

Los Angeles Pump And Valve – A True Family Business

October 23, 2013


The year was 1950, and Philip Pinto knew it was time. Philip had worked in foundries since the middle of the Depression, starting when he was just 16. But by 1950, he had saved $3,000 and it was time to own his own business. Philip built a 1,000-square-foot foundry in his backyard in South Central… Read more »

Nimble Business – Nimble Banking

September 9, 2013


Lisa Hoehle would be the first to tell you that envelope manufacturing is not a glamourous business. Lisa is the owner of the well-regarded Western States Envelope Corp. in Fullerton, California, and she’s heard, well, the silence. “When I tell people I make envelopes, they don’t know what to say,” Lisa says in her typical… Read more »

Ahern: Xtreme Business Banking

April 24, 2013


When you think about a company that makes heavy construction equipment, the words “creative” or “daring” are not the first terms that generally come to mind. Don Ahern is the owner of Xtreme Manufacturing in Las Vegas, NV, and those are not descriptions he would use. But those words precisely describe Mr. Ahern’s wholly unique… Read more »