Business Briefly Sept. 16 |

Business Briefly Sept. 16

Kohl’s readies for Sept. 29 opening in Carson

Kohl’s will stage a grand opening Wednesday, Sept. 29 in Carson City.

The department store chain is opening 21 stores this fall, creating 130 jobs in Carson City and 4,000 jobs nationally.

The Carson City location, 3871 S. Carson St., is the 12th store in Nevada.

Gas prices drop

Nevadans are paying about the same price for gas as they were a year ago, according to the AAA.

At a statewide average of $2.84 a gallon, Nevadans are paying 3 cents more than last year in September, but 13 cents less than last month. The national average also is $2.84 a gallon, down 6 cents since August.

Gas prices in Carson City average $2.87, down 5 cents. The average in Reno is $2.93, down 23 cents in the last month.

The highest priced gas in the lower 48 states is at South Lake Tahoe, where the average is $3.31 per gallon.

Casino company MGM Resorts hires Sanders as COO

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Casino company MGM Resorts International has appointed Corey Sanders as chief operating officer, filling a post that had gone empty since Jim Murren became CEO nearly two years ago.

Murren said in a memo to employees that Sanders was approved by the company’s board on Wednesday.

Murren says Sanders has proven creative, effective and savvy during 14 months as operating chief for the company’s core and regional properties. Sanders has been with MGM Resorts more than 16 years.

Murren ascended to CEO in November 2008 after Terry Lanni retired.

The Las Vegas-based company also says Gamal Aziz, president of subsidiary MGM Hospitality, will no longer serve a dual role as president of the MGM Grand hotel-casino. MGM Resorts shuffled executives at six properties as a result.

Airline conference coming to Vegas in 2013

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Tourism officials in Las Vegas have approved a deal to bring a big airline industry conference to the United States for the first time in 2013.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority on Tuesday unanimously approved spending $2.2 million to bring the World Route Development Forum to town.

The conference owned by England-based UBM Aviation is billed as the world’s largest air transportation show, attracting some 3,000 transit officials.

UBM Chief Executive Officer Peter von Moltke says the meetings determine many airline routes around the world.