With 5,000 people moving here each month, somebody had to spill the beans!

#168: The Best Place To People Watch in Las Vegas

September 19, 2012

Scott and Melissa expose it all on this week’s Living in Las Vegas. We start by saying goodbye to Sam and hello to Tara as our new studio apprentice and highlight one of the best local bakeries in Las Vegas (or Henderson). Then we hear from a Street Performer who explains why her’s is the best and easiest gig she’s had (while earning between $25-$100/hr). We wrap up by revealing the best place ever to people watch in Las Vegas. Show notes:

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#138: Getting a Job in Vegas and Other Viewer Questions

February 1, 2012

Having just returned from 10 days in London, we have an interesting take on the UK’s view of Las Vegas. We also take steps to solve the Las Vegas unemployment problem by helping folks land a job in our fair city; either by working at the Vegas Video Network or by some great tips on getting hired. Show notes:

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January 31, 2012

VVN is HiringThe Vegas Video Network, the first and only LIVE online broadcast network in Las Vegas, is ready to do some more growing. We develop and produce completely original daily and weekly live and on-demand programming that has a world-wide reach.  To date, our weekly average of live and on-demand downloads calculates to over two million (2,000,000) a year.

We have found ourselves in the enviable position of needing more help in our eleven-camera capable, all high definition, live streaming video studio.  As a result, we’ve created an opening for a part-time, PAID, studio apprentice.

This is not a "go-get-me-some-coffee" type of gig.

We’re looking for a unique individual who wants to roll up their sleeves, work hard, and get deep into the inner workings of what is arguably the next step in broadcasting.

If you’ve ever wanted to get in on the ground floor of this exciting new way of reaching a world-wide audience, this may be the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

Sounds interesting?  Cool.  You’d be a great candidate if you are personable, enthusiastic, and willing to work crazy hours.  You should be VERY comfortable around technology — you’ll be helping with. . .

  • pre-production (cameras, lighting, sets, graphics, guest prepping),
  • production (video, audio, cameras, live chat), and
  • post-production (audio, video, graphics, software, computers, social media, online)

Naturally, you are a fast learner with an affinity for all things techy, so regardless of the work you’ll be asked to do, you’ll catch on quickly and get the job done.   You should have a creative eye and mind, and should write well.  As time goes on, you’ll be capable of doing everything from writing show notes to being a technical director for any of the VVN shows.

This position will require 16 to 20 hours a week of your time.  There will be a mix of morning, afternoon and evening hours.  And it may turn into a full-time position.

If you’re our (wo)man, let us know.  Send an email to jobs@vegasvideonetwork.com.  Include your resume, tell us a bit about your technical capabilities/experience, and let us know why you’d like to work in a dark studio that is usually occupied by two crazy individuals.  If you’ve done any previous video work, we’d love to see that as well.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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#137: Our Real Estate Market - Great For Some, Terrible for Others

January 18, 2012

For those in our audience considering a move to Las Vegas, among the most often-asked questions is about the real estate market. In this episode of the Living in Las Vegas Podcast, Scott and Melissa compare what they went through when purchasing their home in 2003 to what is happening in the market today. If you’re thinking of buying, this is the show for you. Show notes:

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72: Hanging Out on the Las Vegas Strip (and Why Las Vegas Locals Hate Doing So)

November 1, 2009

It’s a surprise to many Las Vegas tourists that a large number of Las Vegas locals hate hanging out on The Strip.  We, of course, do not belong to that category of Las Vegans.  We like visiting the coolest street in the USA. . .but understand why many locals don’t share our enthusiasm.

In this edition of the Living in Las Vegas Podcast, we talk about our last couple of visits to The Strip and introduce a new “cast member” to the Living in Las Vegas Podcast!  Show notes:

  • PHOTOS!
    (Halloween at Lavo)
  • Weather (huh, not too bad) / LiLV Pool (Hey pool, you are dead to me)
  • LiLV Stuff
    • Listener Line: 206.312.0105
    • Sign up of Email Alerts (form found on right side of our website)
  • Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, introducing. . .T.R.
  • Playing nice with other Las Vegas podcasts
  • Palms, revisited
  • Listener Email: Real Estate, CityCenter, a Motivational Shout-Out
  • Hanging on the Las Vegas Strip
    • Hawaiian Tropic Zone
    • Tattoos
    • Value/Cost
    • CityCenter
    • Trash
    • Hard Rock Cafe
    • Halloween
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October 8, 2009

Saw this on the news last night. . .the YMCA of Southern Nevada is doing something very cool.  For those Las Vegans who have found themselves out of work, the YMCA is offering a complimentary six-month membership.

With the unemployment rate in Las Vegas at 13.4%, I’m sure there are a lot of folks who would appreciate this offer.

According to what I’ve read, the value of this offer is $470.  The YMCA would like those who accept the complimentary membership to make a tax-deductable donation or volunteer with the YMCA (although there is no obligation to do so).

YMCA of Southern Nevada Link

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September 8, 2009

Over the course of the last several weeks, I’ve been spending quite a bit of time working on a presentation I’m giving tomorrow for the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce’s Business Education Series

Here’s a link to the session on the LV Chamber Website [Guess What?  Traditional Sales Techniques are Killing Your Bottom Line].

This past Sunday, I was reading the business section of the Las Vegas Review-Journal when I literally stumbled upon a quarter-page ad the Chamber ran for my session!  I had no idea!  A copy of the advertisement is below.  Kudos to the LV Chamber for spreading the word.

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If you’re reading this and you’re in Las Vegas, I hope you’ll attend the session.  It is going to be packed with a ton of great ideas to help drive more revenue for you and your company.

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June 17, 2009

I just read that for the month of May, Nevada unemployment rate rose to 11.2%.  The previous high was 10.7% in December of 1982.

In Las Vegas, unemployment went from 10.4% in April to 11.1% in May, according to the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

There are about 155,000 Nevadans out of work.

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66: Learning About the Origins of Las Vegas at Springs Preserve

March 22, 2009

Recorded in front of a LIVE Streaming Video Audience (click to see video)!

For many of us, the search for our origins has translated into thousands of dollars of therapy.  And while I’m certainly not one to criticize the need to lay (or is it lie?) on a couch and travel back in time to explore your childhood, allow me to suggest another avenue of discovery.  In this edition of the Living in Las Vegas Podcast, we feature our trip to Springs Preserve, an outstanding place to learn all about your history. . .if by “you” you mean Las Vegas.  Show notes:

  • PHOTOS!
  • Weather (for the love of God, enough with the wind and rain. . .it was beautiful a couple days ago!) / LiLV Pool (full of seat cushions)
  • LiLV Stuff
    • Listener Line: 206.312.0105
    • Sign up of Email Alerts (form found on right side of our website)
  • Plumbing Crap Brought on by our Builder
  • Loft Update
  • The Outdoor/RV Show at the Convention Center
  • Hanging out in Downtown
  • Listener Email: Beaches and Job Descriptions
  • Springs Preserve
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December 18, 2008

I just read that according to the folks at MGM Mirage, the company expects more the 100,000 applicants for the 12,000 positions that will be available to those of us that call (or want to call) Las Vegas our home.  And if you are already an MGM Mirage employee, you have a significant inside track on two fronts:

  1. About half of CityCenter employees will come from other MGM Mirage properties
  2. MGM Mirage employees will have about a three month head start over the general public in filling those CityCenter jobs

But what I find really interesting is that while MGM Mirage plans to hire 12,000 people (which is GREAT news), about 6,000 will be placed in other MGM Mirage properties.  The company plans to leverage the CityCenter opening to attract top-shelf applicants to MGM Mirage.

Want to be one of the 12,000?  Here’s the online application link: www.citycentercareers.com  If you’re not an MGM Mirage employee, you have to wait until January 5th, 2009 before you can get into the mix.

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