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  1. 1. THE LAS VEGAS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MAGAZINE LVCHAMBER.COM MAY 2011BusinessVoice FACING THE FUTURE JEREMY AGUERO DISCUSSES THE OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES AHEAD
  2. 2. Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce6671 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Ste. 300 President’s Message Las Vegas, NV 89119-3290 702.641.5822 • LVChamber.com 2011 Board of Trustees Executive Committee I Michael J. Bonner Chairman of the Board ’d like to take this opportunity to express how pleased Greenberg Traurig, LLP I am to join the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce as Kevin Orrock Chairman-Elect president & CEO. During my term as 2010 chairman The Howard Hughes Corporation of the Chamber’s Board of Trustees, I developed an Hugh Anderson Anderson & Delutri @ Merrill Lynch in-depth understanding of the varied and changing Jay Barrett needs of our business membership. In short, it is my belief that The Marnell Companies the role of the Chamber is to serve and advocate for the needs of Kevin Burke Burke Construction Group, Inc. the business community. I plan to make that my leading priority Steve Hill as your president. CalPortland Vicky VanMeetren St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, In today’s economic climate, there is a great need for our St. Martín Campus Chamber to focus on programs that lend support to all of our Nancy Wong Arcata Associates, Inc. member businesses – in particular, our small business members Kristin McMillan Kristin McMillan President & CEO – to help them sustain operations during this precarious time President & CEO period. Not only are we focused on the challenges of today, but also on the opportunities of Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce the future. We want to help our members pave the way for the growth and expansion that I am Trustees confident will be on Las Vegas’ horizon. It is our goal, as a member-focused organization, to Bob Ansara Ricardo’s of Las Vegas, Inc. provide an atmosphere of advocacy and of what I like to refer to as a “high touch, high tech” Bob Brown connection with our members. This means leveraging the use of technology to strengthen the Las Vegas Review-Journal connection we have with our members as well as help members strengthen their connections with Senator Richard Bryan Lionel Sawyer & Collins each other. Marilyn Burrows Cox Communications Like other businesses, the Chamber must constantly look for new and innovative ways to reinvent Tim Cashman Las Vegas Harley – Davidson ourselves in such a way that we stay relevant and well-positioned to provide the resources and the Doris Charles connections that members need from us. This doesn’t mean the Chamber you have come to know Wells Fargo Bank and rely on as a trusted business resource and advocate is disappearing; it simply means that we Cornelius Eason Workforce Connections are continually adapting in ways that best meet the evolving needs of our members and building Jonathan Halkyard on our strengths. Caesars Entertainment Corporation Dallas Haun The Chamber fully understands the realities many business owners are currently facing. It’s a new Nevada State Bank Corey Jenkins world economy, and we must all work together to find effective ways to not only navigate this new SAVMOR Rent a Car world, but to thrive in it as well. I will be asking for your input and your feedback along the way. Bart Jones It is only with our collective voice that we will be successful at reaching our goals. Merlin Contracting & Developing Russ Joyner Miracle Mile Shops I’m also very excited about the new community ties we are simultaneously forging. We are William (Bill) Nelson at a pivotal juncture in setting a course for the future, and we want to be actively involved in Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern strengthening our community on all levels. We are currently reaching out to form strategic Karla Perez Valley Health System alliances and partnerships with other entities including business and economic development Gina Polovina organizations, government agencies and educational institutions. We are looking at alliances Boyd Gaming Corporation continued on page 13 Larry Singer What’s inside Grubb & Ellis - Las Vegas Dr. Neal Smatresk University of Nevada, Las Vegas Bruce Spotleson 6 10 18 Greenspun Media Group COVER STORY Chamber News Member News John Wilson Anniversaries MedicWest Ambulance FACING THE FUTURE Michele Tell Woodrow Preferred Public Relations, LLC Cover photo by 8 Chamber Centennial The Fabulous Fifties 16 Calendar of Events 20 Ribbon Cuttings 22 Francis + Francis Business Expo francisandfrancis.com Volume 31 Number 5 Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice May 2011 3
  3. 3. celebrate National Small Kristin McMillan begins role as Gold is valued at Business Week NatioNal Small BuSiNeSS Week 2011 Chamber President and CEO $1,500. 00*an ounce. Now that we have your attention, we wanted to let Will Be celeBrated throughout the The Las Vegas Chamber Chamber formulate strategies you know that our photography has garnered us a NatioN may 16-20. aN aNNual traditioN couple of coveted Gold awards at this year’s American of Commerce’a new for developing programs, SiNce 1963, NatioNal Small BuSiNeSS Advertising Federation annual competition. We were president & CEO Kristin tools and opportunities that Week WaS created to recogNize the awarded Gold ADDYs in both Color and Digitally McMillan is beginning will help small businesses coNtriButioNS of Small BuSiNeSSeS to Enhanced Photography categories by the AAF, Las her new role on May 2. reach their goals. the ecoNomic Well-BeiNg of america. Vegas. Our images even went on to win awards in the regional competition and have been recognized by A long-time Chamber supporter Prior to beginning her role with According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, industry publications. and 2010 Chairman of the Las the Chamber, Kristin served there are 27.2 million small businesses in America. More Vegas Chamber of Commerce as vice president of external We are Francis+Francis Photography. than half of Americans either own or work for a small Board of Trustees, Kristin relations for CenturyLink’s Call (702) 265-3206, email fg@francisandfrancis.com business. They also create 60-80 percent of new jobs in brings a unique combination 10-state western region, or view our portfolio at francisandfrancis.com/bv to the country. Small businesses drive innovation, create of business acumen, strategic where she managed diverse see how we can create something golden for you. 21st century jobs and increase U.S. competitiveness. planning, and government regional teams in a variety *Boy, do we feel stupid not getting any at $900/oz. You and your business can be part of celebrating and community relations of regulatory, legislative and Small Business Week right here in Nevada. skills to the organization. As local government affairs issues. Here are a few ways to participate: an attorney and business Kristin was co-managing executive, Kristin has been shareholder of the Las Vegas Call for a free estimate. • Make a commitment to buying local. actively involved in Las Vegas’ office of multinational law 702 25-Shred | 702.257.4733 Keeping Supporting local small businesses strengthens shredit.com/lv business community for more firm Greenberg Traurig, your confidential the local economy for all of us. than 20 years. Her on-going and was managing partner information involvement with the Chamber of Hale Lane law firm. secure. • Do business with other Chamber members. Chamber gives her a unique perspective members have made a commitment to be part of the Kristin serves on the boards on how the organization works, fabric of the small business community. Consider of the Foundation for an as well as insight into the LVCC Green Business the value of doing business with others who share Independent Tomorrow, of the Year needs of Southern Nevada’s this philosophy. Many Chamber members even offer Nevada International Women’s small business community. special pricing and discounts for fellow members. Forum, Nevada Taxpayers • Take advantage of federal, state and local One of Kristin’s first priorities as president & CEO is to reach Association and the I-11 Coalition. She has also been spruce up for spring programs designed to help small businesses are you looking to find a fresh, new space for your out to Chamber members a board member of Nevada business? Let us Help You! succeed. Numerous agencies exist for the through conversations and Development Authority, express purpose of providing free and low-cost relocation expansion representation surveys to find out what they Desert Research Institute counseling and financial assistance services to need to grow their businesses. Foundation and United Southern Nevada’s small business community. Call 702.655.4115 today for a F R E E consultation Kristin says understanding Way of Southern Nevada. Visit the resources page of LVChamber.com to learn these needs will help the about the wealth of programs available for small business members.4 May 2011 Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice May 2011 5
  4. 4. ChaMber news Learn how to market Last call for applications your business in 3D for 25th aNNivErSary at May 11 BuSiNESS lEadErShiP laS vEgaS ClaSS EduCatiON SEriES The deadline is fast approaching to submit applications Top Dog Eileen Proctor will for the 25th anniversary class of the Las Vegas Chamber reveal the 3D’s for marketing of Commerce Leadership Las Vegas program. During your business. You’ll learn how its 25-year history, this executive enrichment series has to define your target market, helped professionals in a wide range of fields hone their develop a loyal following, leadership skills, develop new networks and business differentiate yourself from the competition, and deliver contacts, and gain an in-depth knowledge of Las Vegas. your value proposition consistently and convincingly. The session takes place on Wednesday, May 11, All completed applications must be submitted to 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. at the Chamber. The cost is $30 for the Chamber no later than May 19, 2011. For more Chamber members; $45 for non-members. You can information contact Lisa Gough, Leadership Las register at LVChamber.com or call 702.641.5822. Vegas coordinator, at lgough@LVChamber.com or call 702.586.3841. secretary of state Nominations Ross Miller to speak at open for 2011 SMall May 18 POlitiCal BrEaKfaSt BuSiNESS ExCEllENCE aWardS Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller is the featured speaker If you know of an exceptional small business deserving of at the Chamber’s first Political Breakfast on Wednesday, May recognition, or if you’d like to throw your own company’s hat 18. Miller will share the benefits of the new Nevada Business into the ring for consideration, submit a nomination for the Portal for the business community. The Nevada Business Portal 2011 Small Business Excellence Awards. Categories include: is a one-stop shop where entities incorporated in the State of Green Business, Non-Profit, Small Business (5 employees or Nevada can seamlessly transact all of their state business with- fewer), Small Business (25 employees or fewer) and Woman out having to visit several different agencies. This important and/or Minority-Owned Business. tool will allow for streamlined entity formation, the payment of annual business license fees and other online business- The deadline for Small Business Excellence Awards nomina- related transactions. tions is Monday, July 4, 2011. Winners will be announced The breakfast takes place on Wednesday, May 18, at the annual Small Business Excellence Awards luncheon 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Chamber. The cost is $30 for on Thursday, September 22, at the Rio All Suites Hotel & Chamber members. This event is open exclusively to Casino. Nevada State Bank is the exclusive sponsor for this members of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. year’s Small Business Excellence Awards program. For more To register, call 702.641.5822 or go to LVChamber.com. information, visit LVChamber.com/sbea. For a business built on caring, she needed a bank that cared about her. Karen Jarvis, CEO of AmPro Orthotics & Prosthetics, said she never dreamed she could have a facility that would provide the space she needed for her ribbon-cutting photos go online to enhance member exposure growing number of patients. But when she found a great opportunity for a new building, she went to Bank of Nevada for help. Her Relationship Manager A favorite benefit of Chamber membership has always been the ribbon cuttings through email, Facebook and Twitter, giving arranged an SBA 504 loan and kept it simple. Now Karen has a state-of-the-art free ribbon cutting ceremonies the Chamber offers to members members even greater exposure. Now you can forward your photos facility and more staff and patients who are very grateful. Your business is our business. who are opening, expanding or relocating a business. Now, ribbon to colleagues, friends, customers and clients with the click of a cutting pictures and captions are published online at LVChamber. mouse! To schedule a ribbon cutting for your business, contact the com. The new online postings allow members to promote their Chamber one month before the event by calling 702.586.3838. Af f i l i a te o f We ste r n A l l i a n ce B a n co r p o ra t i o n bankofnevada.com 702-248-420066 May 2011 Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice May 2011 Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice May 2011 7
  5. 5. ChaMber Centennial The Fabulous 50s brought challenges & rewards to a growing Las Vegas While the 1950s saw a surge in the The Bank of Las Vegas opened in 1954 tourism industry, it brought headaches and became the first bank to make as well. Illegal casino operators and mob loans to casino operators. Residential figures cast a shadow on the growing developers entered the fray in the 1950s industry for a time during the 1950s. to provide housing options for new The out-growth of this tarnishing image residents and commercial developers was a “stepping up” of legitimate casino began to build shopping centers. Higher operators to involve themselves in the education got a boost when in 1951, growing community. In 1955, the the Reno-based University of Nevada Chamber, along with other business and offered satellite classes at Las Vegas community leaders, determined that to High School. By 1955 planning was be effective, charitable contributions underway for what would become should be better regulated, and created the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. the United Way of Southern Nevada. Las Vegas came into the fabulous 50s The tourism industry began to taking full advantage of numerous Nevada’s population tripled between diversify with an eye toward attracting opportunities presented in the 1940 and 1950, straining the valley’s conventioneers. The Convention Hall post-World War II period – primarily water supply. The Las Vegas Valley Water Committee was established in 1955. federally-funded projects that brought District was created to address this vital Shortly thereafter the Fair and Recreation in money and new residents. The Las community resource. Business growth Board emerged, followed by creation of also meant a need for better oversight the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Vegas Chamber of Commerce also and consumer protection. The Chamber Authority. For the first time, hotel and began to take a greater leading role in was instrumental in creating the Better motel taxes were levied to pay for this promoting Las Vegas during the 1950s. Business Bureau. Regulation oversight infrastructure, funding the construction In 1945, Chamber Chairman Maxwell of businesses continued with an eye on of the $45 million Las Vegas Convention Kelch created The Live Wire Fund, gaming through the 1955 creation of Center, which debuted in 1959. an advertising collective to fund the the Nevada Gaming Control Board. The promotion of Las Vegas. In addition, the Nevada Gaming Commission followed Chamber and local casino executives in 1959. created the Desert Sea News Bureau, Concerns over the Cold War with eventually becoming the Las Vegas the Soviets had Southern Nevadans News Bureau. The Bureau promoted supporting the re-opening of the Las Vegas as a premium tourist Las Vegas Army Air Corps Gunnery destination through iconic photographs School and Basic Magnesium Plant. that were seen the world-over. The Air Force used the site of the The Strip began to take shape with several gunnery school for training purposes gaming properties opening throughout – the site would later evolve into Nellis While the 1950s were a somewhat the decade including the Desert Inn, the Air Force Base. The Chamber also tumultuous time for Las Vegas, it was Sahara, the Sands and the Tropicana. played a role in bringing the Atomic an era that defined the city in the Downtown Las Vegas also continued to Proving Ground, also known as the consciousness of the world and set the grow with the openings of The Horseshoe, Nevada Test Site, to Las Vegas. stage for the next phase of growth. the Fremont and the Lady Luck. photos courtesy of the Las Vegas News Bureau SMALV.COM 702.877.51998 May 2011 Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice May 2011 9
  6. 6. COVER STORY FACING THE FUTURE Over the past several years, Jeremy Aguero, a principal analyst with Applied Analysis, has TIME for provided economic information and insight to both the public and private sectors. As the 2011 Nevada Legislature enters its final stretch, Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Chairman Michael J. Bonner sits down with Aguero to discuss Nevada’s economic outlook and the need for reform. CHANGE What do we need to ask the 2011 Nevada is in the best position to change this trend, resetting expectations Legislature to do in regards to economic and holding school administrators and teachers accountable. development? IS NOW It is very important that the Chamber and businesses in general How do you see us changing our approach to understand, we have a short-term economic development problem economic development? and we have a long-term economic development problem. We have It seems there has been a real charge to make economic policy to fix them both. From an economic development standpoint two Governor-led, to consolidate our economic development efforts things are at issue: we need to do what we can immediately to get at the local level, and develop an economic development plan to Jeremy Aguero crunches the data and tells it like it is. some of the 180,000 people actively looking for work back on the provide a roadmap we can follow. I think the Legislature is doing job; looking further out we need to understand that the economy those things and is more engaged in economic development of our past is not going to be the economy of our future. We are than I have ever seen before. While these may seem like modest going to have to do things differently than we did in the past, from reforms, they are conditions precedent for changing the way Nevada Photography by K-12 education to transportation if we expect to be competitive. “does” economic development. The next round of decisions will be Francis + Francis harder: How do we reposition the state going forward? Should our What do you think about the Governor’s revenue economic incentives be restructured? How do we retain our existing plan and allowing taxes to sunset? workforce? What industrial clusters can we realistically attract? There are very, very good things about the budget the Governor brought forward, but there are some things that are worthy of So you think the three prongs constitute a good additional consideration. One is allowing the tax sunsets to expire. I economic model? I think it is the foundation from which an effective economic understand from an economic development standpoint, having lower development model can be built. I’d love to tell you, “Let’s go out and taxes will have benefits for businesses and consumers, but lowering be a global leader in renewable energy, let’s get some nanotechnology taxes that will require us to cut education and then borrow money firms to move to Nevada.” I’d love to say we can wave a magic wand is counterproductive to the ultimate goals we are trying to achieve. and have that happen over night. It’s not one thing that is going to What impact, positive or negative, can the 2011 solve our economic development challenges. It is everything. It’s Legislative session have on our economic future? changing the way we think and do business in Nevada. It’s going In reality, the Legislature has the ability to do more harm than good to start with laying a foundation from which we can grow. with regard to our state’s economy. Nevada’s small government, pro- What obstacles are there that the Legislature can business, pro-resident stance has served the state well over the past deal with? 30 years, and we would be well served to recognize that our prosperity From an economic perspective, funding adequate infrastructure, has not been by mere luck. That said, the State Legislature does have improving the quality of education, decreasing duplication of a critical role particularly as it relates to education and infrastructure. services between state and local governments, creating greater Both higher education and K-12 education are more problematic today equity between the public sector and private sector workers, more from an economic development standpoint than ever before. Much of effectively managing state assets, reforming construction defect our economic development will have to be home grown, which means litigation, actively pursuing a more equitable distribution of federal we are going to have to have a university that innovates and we are dollars and opening up e-commerce channels in all industries to going to have to have a school system that does the same. We have name a few. That said, in my opinion the single largest obstacle neglected our K-12 education system for two generations at least, facing the state is NRS 288, the statute that allows collective and now we are shocked and stunned that kids aren’t graduating bargaining for local government employees. The combination of or innovating and in many ways are unemployable. The Legislature continued on page 2410 May 2011 Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice May 2011 11
  7. 7. President’s Message continued from page 3 at the local and regional levels, and even at the national and international levels where it makes sense. There is an exciting momentum building for community and business organizations to pull in the same direction, becoming stronger in collaboration and partnership in addressing what’s needed to improve fundamental community systems and fortify the building blocks of economic and job recovery. To be specific about my immediate goals as the Chamber’s president & CEO, I am planning to increase the scale and scope Zappos.com wants them. of communications with members through high-tech CEO/ member forums, as well as conduct member surveys to gain insights into what business needs are for today and tomorrow. We St. Rose Dominican Hospital wants them. will also develop innovative technology tools to improve our on- line presence and to help our members find new customers and The school district wants them. business opportunities through social media and other venues. In addition to these efforts, our government affairs and public policy team will continue to be a leading advocate for the Nevada needs them. business community at the legislative level. We will set the course for finding new ways to provide value-added opportunities in this new political and economic era so that we can continue to meet And Nevada State College the basic covenants of membership fulfillment: service, advocacy educates them. and value. Las Vegas has a remarkable history of overcoming the odds. Optimism remains the beacon to guide us into the future. We cannot forget the attributes that have made us an inspiring and extraordinary community. I look forward to the opportunity to work for you, with you and beside you in the years to come. Part of the Solution. Our students earn four-year degrees in public are you ready to spring safety, nursing, education, business and biology. 70% of our alumni stay in the state, making from your lease? let us help you find the perfect location to enhance careers with some of Nevada’s top employers. the growth of your business! These are the employees we need, so our economy can diversify and thrive. relocation expansion representation Call 702.655.4115 today for a F R E E consultation 1125 Nevada State Drive, Henderson, Nevada 89002 702.992.2000 | nsc.nevada.edu12 May 2011 Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice May 2011 13
  8. 8. sPotlights Chris Breed, CHA, RRP Regional Vice President, Southwest Executive Level Desert Rose Resort Chris Breed has assisted with the renovations of five resorts within Shell Vacations Club. Renovating and opening the Desert Rose Resort is what brought her to Las Vegas five years ago. Upon completion of that project, Ed Bozarth William (Bill) Feather Samuel H. Kaufman Darrin McDonald James J. Murren Paul V. Pusateri Breed was promoted to Chris Breed Patrick Byrne Andy Katz Neill Miller Fafie Moore regional vice president. President’s Club In this position she oversees the operations and associations of seven resorts. Breed also serves as president and vice president on several condominium association boards. Patrick Byrne Ed Bozarth Darrin McDonald enjoyed a distinguished Administrative Partner Owner construction and operation of the first Westin mixed- Vice President, career with the company, President’s Club Snell & Wilmer, LLP William P. Moore II Bridget Richards Mark Scott Mike S. Wethington John Wilson Ed Bozarth #1 Nevada Chevrolet use Starwood Vacation Ownership Resort. Before General Manager FOX5 KVVU-TV having held positions as executive vice president, New Members Patrick Byrne has been with Snell & Wilmer since Ed Bozarth #1 Chevrolet is Darrin McDonald started chief financial officer and 1988. In 2001, he opened Neill Miller numerous positions within Real Estate Company, for the center, which Starwood, Feather held his television career A5 Group Founder the Greater Las Vegas an innovative, marketing opened in November of one of the largest Chevrolet senior management president. Prior to MGM the firm’s Las Vegas office. in 1989 and has been David Krause PM Digital Group Association of Realtors® forward, commercial real 2007. He works closely dealerships in Las Vegas. positions with Wyndham Resorts International, he Byrne is a member of Neill Miller formed PM and Women’s Council of estate brokerage. New with development, In addition to running the Hotels and Resorts, employed with KVVU’s spent 14 years on Wall the standing committee Canon Business Solutions, Inc. Digital Group in 2001. PM Realtors®. Growth represents all construction, marketing, day-to-day operations Doubletree and Hilton parent company, Meredith Street. Murren is very Shawn Tharp on judicial ethics and Digital Group provides facets of commercial real leasing and individual of the dealership, Ed Hotels. Broadcasting, since active in the community, Diane Hanson election practices for the complete video production William P. Moore II estate disciplines. Richards retailers. Wethington Bozarth is the president of 2005. He moved to Las and with wife Heather, La Juana Traylor State of Nevada. He is services, DVD & CD Chief Executive Officer has been engaged in the has more than 20 years five Warranty Assurance Samuel H. Kaufman Vegas in 2007 as general founded the Nevada Cancer Blair Bradley also the president of the James Brooks duplication and packaging, Desert Radiologists real estate industry since of retail-management Companies and is owner Chief Executive Officer sales manager and was Institute. board of trustees of the website development, William P. Moore, II joined 2002 and has successfully experience, including of Bozarth Development and Managing Director promoted to VP/general Las Vegas Boys & Girls Greater Las Vegas and graphic design. Desert Radiologists in closed more than $124 general manager positions Companies. USA Today Desert Springs Hospital manager of FOX5 in 2008. Paul V. Pusateri Club Foundation. Byrne Medical Center McDonald’s Owner/ Video projects include 2006 to provide hands- million in transaction at Galleria at Sunset in and NADA named him the McDonald oversees the President earned his law degree with Sam Kaufman became Palms Casino Resort Operator Association commercials, infomercials, on management of daily volume. Henderson and Victoria Auto Dealer of the Year. He day to day operations high distinction from the CEO of Desert Springs Paul Pusateri has an Emma Addis convention and event operations as well as to Gardens in Southern is a graduate of O.P.M at including FOX5 Television, University of Kentucky. James Vance coverage and web video. oversee the organization’s Mark Scott California. He holds a Harvard Business School Hospital (DSH) in 2005 fox5vegas.com and extensive background in after five years as COO. His Clients include many local strategic development and Managing Partner degree in finance and real and an alumnus of H.B.S. fox5rewards.com. He the hospitality and gaming Strategic Telecom Solutions Andy Katz and nationally known long-term institutional Sahara Coins, LLC estate from New Mexico key responsibilities holds a bachelor’s degree industry. Prior to joining Terri Messick President companies. Prior to PM goals. Moore works Mark Scott has been State University. William (Bill) Feather include strategic planning, in business from Oklahoma the Palms, Pusateri served Rich Medina Manpower, Inc. of Digital Group, Miller was in closely with the physician- a respected industry President business development and State University. He is as the senior vice president Sarah Frayer Southern Nevada Planet Hollywood Hotels patient quality/safety. In Wayne Haddad the entertainment industry leadership and senior- professional for more than John Wilson also a board member for of The Venetian and Andy Katz is a noted and Resorts Worldwide for 30 years. management teams. He 34 years. Scott and his staff Founder 1991, Kaufman relocated the Nevada Broadcasting The Palazzo, overseeing authority on employment Verizon Wireless also directs the company’s of numismatists provide MedicWest Ambulance Bill Feather is responsible to Nevada to work as Association. operations for a 7,000-suite and outlook survey trends for the expansion of the the DSH medical records campus. Under his Krystal Mc Donald in Southern Nevada. He Fafie Moore internal functions for the discreet and attentive John Wilson serves on President/Owner achievement of corporate service to collectors and the Board of Trustees and Planet Hollywood brand assistant director. Later, he James J. Murren, CFA supervision, the properties was recognized by In Realty Executives of objectives. With more than investors, ensuring the Chamber Prospectors for in the hotel and vacation moved to Valley Hospital Chairman of the received numerous honors, Business Las Vegas in Nevada 20 years of management highest value for their the Las Vegas Chamber of ownership industry. Feather has more than as the medical records director and was promoted Board & CEO MGM Resorts including a Five-Diamond rating from AAA. Pusateri executive level their Top 40 Under 40, and also as one of the Most Realty Executives of and leadership experience collections and financial Commerce. He is a past Nevada is repeatedly in health care, Moore has portfolios. Scott’s goal is co-chair for the Customer 28 years of experience in the hospitality industry. to assistant administrator. He has served on various International Jim Murren is chairman also served in senior positions with Four Seasons New Members Influential Businessmen of the Year 2005. Katz serves ranked the No.1 woman- provided oversight of major to educate each client and Service Excellence Program of the board and CEO of owned business in the hospitals and medical patiently guide them to and a 1997 Leadership Las He was with Starwood local boards including the Hotels & Resorts. He is a on the Board of Directors Cirrus Aviation Services Business Press Las organizations. financial strength, growth Vegas alumnus. He is a Hotels and Resorts Henderson Chamber’s MGM Resorts International, graduate of the University of Dennis Hill of many organizations, one of the world’s leading Vegas Book of Lists. Fafie and sustainability through member of the American serving in a number of Foundation Board and New Haven and The Culinary Greg Woods including the Clark executive positions. Prior development companies Moore, past chairman of Bridget Richards tangible asset investments. Ambulance Association, the American Heart Institute of America. Milton Woods County Public Education in gaming, hospitality and the Las Vegas Chamber Broker-Principal and board of directors of to Las Vegas, Feather Association. Foundation and the entertainment. Murren has of Commerce Board of New Growth Commercial Mike S. Wethington the Nevada Highway Users was responsible for the Southern Nevada Workforce Trustees, serves on the Real Estate Company General Manager Coalition. Wilson also Investment Board. Katz is boards of Service1st Bank, Bridget Richards pioneered Town Square Las Vegas serves as co-chair of the an avid bicyclist and sports FIT for an Independent the development of New Mike Wethington manages Chamber’s Health Care enthusiast. Tomorrow and holds Growth Commercial all daily operating functions Industry Action Committee.14 May 2011 Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice May 2011 15

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