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The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Magazine, June 2011

"The Art of Doing Business"
The art of doing business is actually the art of connection - building meaningful relationships with customers and consumers to elevate the relevancy of your brand. As society and our economy evolve, so must the way we approach our everyday business interactions - continually finding new and innovative ways to communicate, to connect and to collaborate.

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  • 2. Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce6671 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Ste. 300 President’s Message Las Vegas, NV 89119-3290 702.641.5822 • 2011 Board of Trustees Executive Committee M Michael J. Bonner Chairman of the Board My first week at the helm, I asked you for Greenberg Traurig, LLP some personal advice. I wanted to know how Kevin Orrock Chairman-Elect you thought I should approach my new role The Howard Hughes Corporation here at the Chamber. Here is some of the Hugh Anderson Anderson & Delutri @ Merrill Lynch advice I received from you: Jay Barrett The Marnell Companies • Listen, observe and keep an open mind to new ideas Kevin Burke Burke Construction Group, Inc. • Engage with the business community - be visible, bold, creative, Steve Hill CalPortland and a strong and enthusiastic advocate Vicky VanMeetren St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, • Be available, open, balanced, flexible and inclusive St. Martín Campus Nancy Wong Arcata Associates, Inc. • Keep asking for feedback and employ a personal touch Kristin McMillan Kristin McMillan President & CEO President & CEO • Drive this organization forward - determine goals and live them! Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Trustees • Take advantage of unique opportunities facing us in terms of Bob Ansara changes in political and organizational leadership, forming Ricardo’s of Las Vegas, Inc. meaningful alliances for the benefit of Southern Nevada Bob Brown Las Vegas Review-Journal Senator Richard Bryan • Focus on the long-term impacts of the Chamber’s positions - Lionel Sawyer & Collins don’t be short sighted Marilyn Burrows Cox Communications • Understand the Chamber’s members, help them connect with Tim Cashman Las Vegas Harley – Davidson each other and help small business Doris Charles Wells Fargo Bank • Each day: deep breathe, take an aspirin, get 8 hours sleep, Cornelius Eason Workforce Connections exercise and drink two glasses of wine Jonathan Halkyard Caesars Entertainment Corporation • And, last but not least, Carpe Diem Dallas Haun Nevada State Bank I was inspired by your guidance and have displayed this list in my office. And, while I may not Corey Jenkins SAVMOR Rent a Car exercise enough or get my 8 hours sleep, I do aspire to Carpe Diem - each day, every day. Bart Jones Merlin Contracting & Developing Carpe Diem – two words that sum up the Chamber’s purpose: helping you seize the day. I want Russ Joyner to continue the conversation we started last month to ensure the Chamber is helping you achieve Miracle Mile Shops your goals. William (Bill) Nelson Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern Karla Perez As you get to know me better, you will learn that I crave feedback and am driven toward positive Valley Health System action. To continue listening and engaging and driving things forward, I am now asking you to Gina Polovina Boyd Gaming Corporation help in a deeper dive. continued on page 19 Dilek Samil What’s inside NV Energy Larry Singer Grubb & Ellis - Las Vegas Dr. Neal Smatresk University of Nevada, Las Vegas Bruce Spotleson Greenspun Media Group 6 14 Chamber News Spotlights 18 Member News Anniversaries John Wilson MedicWest Ambulance Cover photo by Francis + Francis 8 embrace Artof 16 the Calendar of Events 20 Ribbon Cuttings 24 doing Business Thank you to ‘ Chamber Centennial 1960sTHE LAS VEGAS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MAGAZINE MystereTM by Cirque du Soleil ® at Treasure Island Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice June 2011 3 Volume 31 Number 6 Costume Design: Dominique Lemieux
  • 3. Chamber endorsements for municipal elections The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce endorsed candidates in City of Las Vegas F + F AD the current municipal elections, including in the races for mayor and city council for the City of Las Vegas, City of Henderson and Mayor the City of North Las Vegas. Carolyn Goodman City Council Ward 3 The Chamber-endorsed candidates have each made a commitment Bob Coffin to preserving and enhancing the pro-business environment that is vital to rebuilding our economy. It is essential that candidates City of Henderson who are elected will listen to the business community and understand the impact proposed legislation can have on already City Council Ward 4 struggling businesses. Early voting ends on Friday, June 3. Sam Bateman General Election Day is Tuesday, June 7. For more information regarding the City of North Las Vegas Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Department visit us online at or contact us at 702.641.5822 City Council Ward 4 Richard Cherchio Last for small Business excellence CaLL awards nominations! Give your business or a fellow Chamber member the recognition All qualified nominees are announced on the Chamber’s website and exposure it deserves! Nominations for the 2011 Small and in an upcoming issue of The Business Voice. Finalists, chosen Business Excellence Awards (SBEAs) are due by July 4. Take by a selection committee of volunteers, are broadcasted through advantage of this opportunity to publicize your business by all Chamber media, and will be filmed for a special video self-nominating, or nominate a fellow Chamber member for an presentation to be aired during the Small Business Excellence award in one of five categories: Awards luncheon on September 22. • Non-Profit of the Year At this distinctive luncheon, winners are announced and • Green Business of the Year presented with a BizE awards trophy and a special gift package, • Women or Minority-Owned Business of the Year as well as letters from local dignitaries and additional publicity, including photos and testimonials on the Chamber’s website. • Small Business of the Year (5 or Fewer Employees) • Small Business of the Year (25 or Fewer Employees) For more information on how to nominate a Chamber business for a Small Business Excellence Award, nomination criteria, or “The BizE awards are a terrific way to bring exposure to local the selection process, visit or call Member businesses in the Southern Nevada community and celebrate Services at 702.641.5822. their achievements,” says Steve Brooks of Sandler Training, a 2009 SBEA winner.4 June 2011 Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice June 2011 5
  • 4. ChaMber news the Chamber needs Chamber to hear from you The Chamber will be conducting its annual membership Membership directories being distributed survey during June and July and needs your valuable input and insight. This years survey is an in-depth deep dive The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce annual Member- into your perception of the value you receive through your ship Directory has been mailed to all members. We Chamber membership. When you receive the survey, please encourage you to use this book as a guide for familiariz- respond promptly so we can make sure we capture your ing yourself with valuable Chamber benefits, programs, thoughts and feedback. events and resources. This directory is designed to provide you with a “who’s who” overview of Chamber what’s your Chamber suCCess councils, boards and committees, and provide direction story? we want to know! on how you can get involved with the Chamber at the level that suits your business and personal preferences. We love hearing stories about how the Chamber has We also encourage you to use this directory as your helped members increase business, develop new business own preferred reference guide when planning purchases relationships or get more involved in the community. or choosing a service provider. When Chamber mem- Has the Chamber helped you in a way that’s worth shar- bers do business with one another, it supports our local ing? Maybe you made a contact at a Chamber luncheon economy, the Chamber membership as a whole and it that led to a big contract, or you found your company’s provides a significant return on everyone’s Chamber newest vice president at a Chamber mixer. Perhaps you membership investment. Many Chamber members attended a Chamber seminar that helped you shore up even offer special discounts exclusively to other mem- costs and balance your budget or participated in a work- bers – another reason to remember the ABC motto: shop that helped you improve your sales and marketing Always Buy Chamber! strategies. If the Chamber has played a role in your busi- ness success, please send us the details of your story. We’ll feature Chamber success stories in future issues of The Business Voice and online at Please be sure to include your name, title, company name and con- new member–foCused tact information. Stories can be sent to Greta Seidman at wednesday email beginning June 1 Free, helpful resources to help you run your business new Chamber members now will be appearing in your inbox every Wednesday, getting more online exposure beginning June 1. This weekly email includes a blog written by Chamber members with helpful informa- If you’re a new Chamber member, we’re taking you tion and advice, member news, best practices, quick online! Every month the Chamber is posting a list of tips and even some fun tidbits that will help you be new Chamber members on And as a more effective business owner and manager. Alos, an added benefit, we’re including a link to your business you can give us your feedback and tell us what is on website. This new benefit was designed to enhance your your mind. Watch for it in the weekly new member- Chamber membership and serve as a business promotion focused Wednesday email. tool for new member businesses.6 June 2011 Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice June 2011 7
  • 5. The art of doing business is actually the art of connection connection, those actions alone are no longer enough. Art embrace – building meaningful relationships with customers and con- Today, success comes from a multifaceted approach to sumers to elevate the relevancy of your brand. As society communication, marketing and relationship development and our economy evolve, so must the way we approach that is fluid and flexible, and promotes your business brand the our everyday business interactions - continually finding new seamlessly and simultaneously on a wide range of levels. and innovative ways to communicate, to connect and to collaborate. Now more than ever marketplace success depends upon building a relationship with your customers that is based Think about everything you do to promote your brand, from upon their needs and their interests, and makes your busi- traditional face-to-face networking and handing out your ness relevant to them. business card, to marketing and advertising – are you just going through the motions? Has “business as usual” Successful brands are infusing themselves into the lives become stale and boring? Now is the time to refresh your of their customers and community. The marketplace is brand. Invigorate and energize your business by embrac- changing – social media, smart phones and other hand ing change. Market innovation conjoined with your creativ- held devices - deliver information quickly and in many ways ity and business niche can transform, energize and lift your customized to suit the user’s interests. business to new heights and stand apart in the crowd. In addition to taking a fresh approach to traditional forms of In today’s digital world, the art form called “social network- business connection and marketing, such as face-to-face ing” is changing the culture of business. It symbolizes a networking, trade shows, print, radio and television adver- fundamental shift in the way we are now communicating. tising and websites, social media is adding new modes of Social media is not only redefining the way we connect marketing options that can help your brand soar. and engage with others on a social basis, it is dramatically changing the way consumers hear about, talk about and We are in an era of building relationships; consumers want recommend products and services. For businesses, these to connect with brands for which they have a personal af- changes present a true opportunity to elevate, energize and finity. Price alone are no longer enough to drive business; enhance your business. more and more customers are seeking an experience that goes beyond transactions. Particularly exciting, social media gives small businesses a new platform to effectively compete with larger companies While at first glance this new world of fast moving commu- that traditionally have had a marketing advantage due to nication modes - Twitter, Facebook, YouTube – may seem relatively large budgets for advertising campaigns. Social intimidating and overwhelming, if you step back and think media is a kind of marketplace “equalizer”, allowing entre- about the mechanics of these new tools, you will begin to preneurs, start-ups and small companies to launch market- see how you can effectively incorporate them into how your ing campaigns cost-effectively, broadly and easily. business works. While nothing beats getting out into the marketplace and Technology has continuously evolved over the ages, ofBusiness meeting new potential customers and making a personal and businesses that have endured have embraced the doing photography by francis + francis Thank you to ‘ MystereTM by Cirque du Soleil ® at Treasure Island Costume Design: Dominique Lemieux8 June 2011 Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice June 2011 9
  • 6. network attraction to? Are there people you follow on Twitter or entrepreneurs and small businesses. There is no corporate Facebook or on the Internet who you enjoy? How are other structure or legal department that has to approve your plan. companies and entrepreneurs doing it? Adapt their best It’s just you, your vision, your creativity, your voice. You practices in a way that fits your style and brand. can position yourself and your brand as friendly, approach- able, innovative, irreverent, in-the-know, altruistic, artistic, Evaluate what you are doing already. Get inspired by the community-minded – or any combination. The possibilities possibilities of new technologies, and figured out how to use them to promote their artistry of your business – embrace the natural passion are limitless. companies, and to ensure continued relevancy in the marketplace. The printing you have for your business, the excitement that originally press, telegraph, radio, telephone, television, fax machines --- all of these tools were led you to believe in what you are doing, and capture The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce is here to help you. at one time new and unfamiliar. And with every one of these changes, businesses that enthusiasm. The Chamber continues to be a resource to proactively help that wanted to survive and grow learned how to adapt and adopt in order to compete. members make connections and build their businesses, In some ways, infusing personality into a brand is easier for and the area of social networking is no exception. But it can be intimidating. It’s a new world for the generations whose brains are not hard-wired to conceptualize communication as a series of virtual and very public con- versations. While running away or ignoring these trends may be tempting, it would be a missed opportunity and perhaps even a strategic mistake. Overlaying these new communication platforms can quickly broaden your reach and add new dimensions to your business. The potential payoffs are huge – but they do require fresh thinking, innovation and creativ- ity in using them to their full poten- tial. They may require you to let go of old thought processes and challenge yourself to think differently, approach your busi- ness from a new angle. This exercise in itself can give you a powerful new perspective on your business. Step back… think of all of the tools that you have at your dis- posal, educate yourself and ob- serve how others are succeed- ing, and then begin to build your own orchestrated strategy. You don’t need to do everything at once. Pick one or two ways to get started. Find examples to follow. Are there particular brands you feel a personal 10 June 2011 Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice June 2011 11
  • 7. stAnd out expo business expo 2011 2 011 Through the recently-launched Chamber University series, the Chamber is focused on helping you learn, understand and incorporate social media into your every day business plans. We will soon be launching even dATe: more classes to bring you up-to-speed on how to best Wednesday, June 22 use this new technology to benefit your business. THe gReATesT sHoW in business As social media further expands and evolves, the Chamber will continue to embrace these new connec- tion tools and strive to demonstrate best-practices on how to incorporate social media into your marketing and LocATion: Nearly 2,000 business professionals will come to- communication strategies. gether at the World Market Center Las Vegas on World Market Center Las Vegas – June 22 to be part of one of the best networking It’s an ever-changing world. Businesses that allow Building C, events of the year — Business Expo 2011, “The Art themselves the freedom to embrace innovation and con- of Doing Business.” 495 S. Grand Central Pkwy. tinuously look for creative ways to differentiate their brand while In a competitive market, companies can blend to- Food booths and exhibits open: still delivering on the prom- gether in the minds of consumers to the point where Noon - 5:00 p.m. ise of their core value your company may be hard to distinguish from your proposition are discov- competition. The solution? Creating brand aware- ering the new formula ness – and Business Expo is the place to do it! Expo for success. gives you the opportunity to give potential customers and business contacts a visual, hands-on experience with your company. This gives you the chance to set Admission: yourself apart and define what it is that makes your $10.00 and your business card. business better than your competition. Open to members and non-members One of the great things about Business Expo is that Ticket(s) may be purchased by visiting everyone is there for the same purpose: to network and connect. Every year, Business Expo brings to- gether exhibitors, food vendors, consumers and busi- or by calling 702.641.5822 and asking for ness owners looking to establish productive business relationships. Nearly 200 exhibitors will be show- Member Services. cased during Expo, giving the Las Vegas business community an inside look at the latest and greatest local products and services on the market. In addition Limited exhibit space and sponsorship to being a great place to connect and reconnect with clients, customers and colleagues, Business Expo opportunities are still available. For details call is an ideal venue to invite prospects to attend. For 702.641.5822 and ask for Member Services. only $10 per ticket, you can send pre-paid tickets to people you’d like to see at Expo!12 June 2011 Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice June 2011 13
  • 8. sPotLights Peter Bernhard Of Counsel Kaempfer Crowell Peter Bernhard has lived in Executive Level Nevada since 1952. After graduating from Harvard University and George Washington University’s National Law Center, he has handled real estate, commercial litigation, complex restructurings and other civil matters. He has served as chair Peter Bernhard MaryKaye Cashman Caroline Ciocca Pamela Egan Phillip Gardiner of the Nevada Gaming Dave Archer Jay Barrett Deborah Krause Felix Rappaport Phil Ruffin Bruce Spotleson Commission. He worked extensively on the President’s Club Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in downtown Las Vegas. He is a frequent speaker on legal and gaming issues. MaryKaye Cashman Chief Executive Officer/ Vice Chairwoman of the Board Dr. Christopher Josh Miller John Pohorsky Jeffrey W. Shaw Angie Vargason Dave Archer Krause’s honors include an holdings quickly grew to Chief Executive Office some of Las Vegas’ most recognizable properties, “American Express Gold 65 stores in four states. President’s Club Cashman Equipment Co. Established in 1931, Khorsandi NCET - Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and including the Bellagio, the Wynn and The M Resort. Star” Epicurean Award and recognition in In Business Ruffin’s diverse ventures expanded to gaming in New Members Cashman Equipment Co. is one of the oldest Caterpillar Advisory Board and the the Tonopah Test Range and throughout the Nevada Affairs from the University of Virginia. He serves on Gas in 1988 as director of Internal Audit. He was Advisory Committee for Technology Jay Barrett serves on Las Vegas’ “40 Under 40.” 1998 with the purchase dealers in the United Test and Training Range. the boards of the Las Vegas promoted several times Apex Linen Participatory Democracy. Dave Archer connects the Executive Committee of the Frontier Hotel and States. Before assuming Phillip Gardiner has more Rotary, the Public Education throughout the years before Marty Martin Nevadans to the resources for the Las Vegas Felix Rappaport Gambling Hall, which he full-time duties in 1995, than 27 years of experience Foundation, the Nevada being named CEO. Shaw Pamela Egan they need to start and grow Chamber of Commerce President and Chief renamed The New Frontier MaryKaye Cashman was a in services contracting Taxicab Authority, and the serves on the boards of the Eclipse Aquiring President/ successful businesses Board of Trustees and Operating Officer Hotel and Casino before Donald Kasdon registered nurse. She is a performing in a variety of Nevada Captive Insurance American Gas Association, Executive Director through programs including the Government Affairs The Mirage selling it in August 2007 member of the Chamber’s technical, management Association. He is also the Desert Research Nevada Partners, Inc. the NCET Entrepreneur Committee, and has Felix Rappaport is for a record $1.24 billion. Trialogue Direct Government Affairs and business development involved in various other Institute Foundation, the Pamela Egan is responsible Expo and the Governor’s dedicated a significant responsible for overseeing Ready to return to the Strip, Jerry Kramer Committee, the World capacities. community organizations in UNLV Foundation and as for strategic planning, Cup Collegiate Business amount of time and all operations at the 3,044- Ruffin purchased Treasure Presidents’ Organization, Southern Nevada. chairman of the Western program development and Plan Competition. Prior resources to a variety of room Polynesian paradise, Island on March 20, 2009. the Committee of 200, Dr. Christopher Khorsandi Energy Institute and day-to-day management to joining NCET, Archer professional, civic and an iconic Las Vegas executive Level the Nevada Development of Nevada Partners (NPI), Medical Director John Pohorsky president of the Las Vegas spent more than 25 years charitable organizations in property that ushered in an Bruce Spotleson Authority, the Boys Brown Hand Center Owner Area Council of the Boy one of the state’s largest at Viacom, Time-Warner and AOL-Netscape in a Southern Nevada. era of destination resorts. With a recent multi-year Group Publisher Greenspun Media Group New Members and Girls Clubs of Las job training and career A relatively new resident of Scooters Pub Sports Scouts of America. Vegas, and serves on the preparation organizations. Las Vegas, Dr. Christopher Bar and Grill wide variety of U.S. and Deborah Krause transformation focused on Bruce Spotleson is a The Wealth Consulting Group Community Advisory board Khorsandi brings a A Las Vegas native, John Angie Vargason She serves on the international product Founder and CEO entertainment, dining and group publisher for Jimmy Lee of St. Rose Hospitals. wealth of experience and Pohorsky graduated from President and Founder Governor’s Workforce and market development A5 Group contemporary amenities, Greenspun Media Group, Charlie Hall knowledge to Brown Hand the University of Nevada, AK Vargason and Investment Board for the roles. Archer is a member Deborah Krause has The Mirage once again owners of Vegas Inc., Jeff Bouchard Caroline Ciocca Reno in 2003, then Associates Sue Lee State of Nevada and on Center. He has founded a of the Nevada System of more than 15 years of enjoys a leading position. Las Vegas Weekly, Las Director of Community chapter of Operation Smile returned to Las Vegas and Angie Vargason began her the Immigrant Workers Higher Education’s EPSCoR experience in developing Rappaport also served as Vegas Magazine, Vegas Relations on campus, co-authored started working in the career as an extremely Citizenship Project Board. Advisory Board and serves and maintaining some President of Luxor and Magazine, the Las Vegas SuperPawn a textbook chapter and casino business. In 2010 successful and highly Egan received a B.A. in on the Board of the Alliance of the most notable Excalibur. With nearly three Sun, and Caroline Ciocca develops participated in surgical he left the gaming industry regarded agent, holding Political Science from of Nevada Nonprofits. hospitality brands. Krause decades of management He programs to advance rotations at various to pursue his dream of a variety of management Gonzaga University and an has served as COO of positions, Rappaport is a is a graduate of Leadership the company’s mission hospitals. Dr. Khorsandi is owning and operating positions before MBA from UNLV. Jay Barrett PURE Management Group veteran of the hospitality Las Vegas and is a member and values, and directs dedicated to providing a his own bar, and opened establishing her own firm, Senior Financial Officer and as vice president industry. of the Board of Trustees for charitable giving for the better quality of life for all Scooters Pub Sports Bar providing supplemental Phillip Gardiner and Board Member of food & beverage for the Las Vegas Chamber of region. Ciocca earned of his patients. and Grill with his brother. In benefits to countless Program Manager The Marnell Companies the Silverton Hotel and Phil Ruffin Commerce. her Master of Business addition to his professional organizations, including the CSC During the past 30 years, Casino. Krause has also Owner Administration degree at Josh Miller role, Pohorsky serves on employees of the Las Vegas The RSS Program provides The Marnell Companies held executive positions Treasure Island the University of Nevada, President the executive board for the Chamber of Commerce. She base operations, airfield has been involved in the with Elizabeth Blau & Hotel & Casino Las Vegas and holds a KeyState Corporate & Boys & Girls Clubs Council and her agency have also management, facility planning, architecture, Associates, Starwood Phil Ruffin started his Bachelor of Arts degree in Captive Management of Henderson. garnered numerous awards maintenance, security, food construction, and real Corp., The Kimpton Group business in 1959 with one Marketing from Johnson KeyState provides including the President’s services, lodging, vehicle estate development of and Starbucks Coffee Co. convenience store, and his & Wales University. She corporate and captive Jeffrey W. Shaw Club award from a major maintenance, transportation serves on the following and range maintenance management services in Chief Executive Officer national carrier, and non-profit boards: Crime services for the United Nevada and Delaware. Southwest Gas District of the Year (for Stoppers of Nevada, States Air Force. Services Josh Miller received his BA Corporation several years) in employee UNLV College of Business are provided at Creech AFB, in Economics and Foreign Jeff Shaw joined Southwest supplemental benefits.14 June 2011 Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice June 2011 15
  • 9. Events 8 Wednesday 15 Wednesday 17 Friday 28 Tuesday Events JUne JUne Chamber Voices Free SCORE Leadership Las Vegas Chamber Connections Toastmasters Counseling Graduation This Chamber Connections networking Learn how to improve your SCORE counselors will be on Celebrate the graduation of the club is an established dedicated communication skills and deliver hand to provide FREE one-on- Leadership Las Vegas Class of leads group made up of professionals effective presentations. The one help sessions exclusively 2011. Leadership Las Vegas Alumna from a variety of industries. There are To RSVP foR VYP eVenTS ViSiT VegaSYP.coM Chamber Voices Toastmasters for Chamber members. Expert Darcy Neighbors will be inducted limited openings available. Please call group is open to all members to aid in the development of speaking, business professionals will help you assess your business into the Leadership Hall of Fame. 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. for space availability. 11:45 a.m. Check-in 7 Tuesday 13 Monday presentation and leadership skills. concerns and provide you with The Mirage Resort and Casino, Noon - 1:00 p.m. Program VYP Morning VYP Toastmasters: 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. the advice, tools and resources 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 89109 Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Buzz Strip View $120 every six months. Are you interested in learning Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce you need to keep your business (Grand Ballroom A) Speakers TWO EASy WAyS TO REGISTER FOR CHAMBER EVENTS: $45 every six months. Guests operating in this slow economy. $100.00 per person. $1000.00 table Chamber members only. more about Vegas Young Exceptional communication Log on to and find your event on the Event Calendar, always complimentary. 9:00, 10:00, & 11:00 a.m. of ten. 2011 graduates complimentary. Professionals (VYP)? skills are vital to success in or call Member Services at 702.641.5822. One member per time slot. Sponsored by: Join members of VYP’s the business world. VYP has 28 Tuesday Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Advisory Council and created a Toastmasters group RSVP POlICy Complimentary. 8 Wednesday Ambassadors for a small, for all members to aid in the The Chamber RSVP policy encourages early registration for popular Chamber members only. Simple Steps informal question and answer development of speaking, programs and allows our event partners adequate time to prepare for functions. Simple Steps Introduction: Business session. Grab your morning presentation and leadership coffee, while learning more Introduction: Business Start Up Basics skills. Help yourself and lAS VEGAS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ADDRESS: 6671 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Suite 300 Start Up Basics SCORE counselors will provide 15 Wednesday Join the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and SCORE for this about VYP’s membership, all of the member benefits, take advantage of what VYP Toastmasters can offer you. Simple Steps Las Vegas, NV 89119 (at Town Square) FREE one-on-one help sessions exclusively for Chamber members. Introduction: Business 22 Wednesday FREE seminar introducing you to the concepts of starting a new business. volunteer opportunities, sponsorship and advertising 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Check in & networking *Event will be held in the CenturyLink™ Conference Center at the To help you assess your business Start Up Basics Chamber Voices SCORE will guide you through a series options and more! 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Meeting of questions regarding your business 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce concerns and provide you with the Join the Las Vegas Chamber of Toastmasters The Platinum Hotel, advice, tools and resources you need. Commerce and SCORE for this idea and help you decide if you should *Las Vegas Chamber See June 8 for details. 211 E Flamingo Rd, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. FREE seminar introducing you to the move forward. of Commerce Las Vegas, NV 89169 Sunrise Library, concepts of starting a new business. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Complimentary. Complimentary for all guests 1 Wednesday 2 Thursday SCORE, 400 S. Fourth St. 5400 Harris Ave., 89110 Complimentary. Chamber members SCORE will guide you through a series of questions regarding your 22 Wednesday Ste. 250, 89101 Complimentary. Chamber members Hosted by $60 to join, $36 every six months Free SCORE Counseling Simple Steps and non members. business idea and help you decide Business Expo and non members. SCORE counselors will be on hand to Presented by: if you should move forward. Introduction: Business 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. “Experience the Art of Presented by: provide FREE one-on-one help sessions exclusively for Chamber members. Start Up Basics Rainbow Library, Doing Business” Join the Las Vegas Chamber of Expert business professionals will help you assess your business concerns Commerce and SCORE for this 3150 N. Buffalo Dr., 89128 Complimentary. Chamber members Spend the afternoon networking and discovering the latest products and 11 Saturday and provide you with the advice, tools and resources you need to keep FREE seminar introducing you to the concepts of starting a new business. and non members. Presented by: services in Las Vegas at this dynamic tradeshow and mixer. Pure Barre Technique 16 Thursday your business operating in this slow SCORE will guide you through a series of questions regarding your business 14 Tuesday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Join VYP for a total body VYP June Fusion Mixer 28 Tuesday economy. World Market Center Las Vegas, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 p.m. idea and help you decide if you should Chamber Connections 495 S. Grand Central Pkwy., 89106 workout that burns fat and Join VYP for the June Fusion One member per time slot. move forward. This Chamber Connections (Building C) tones your body with a fusion Mixer! Enjoy complimentary 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. networking club is an established GE Aviation & GE of ballet, pilates and weights. appetizers and great drink Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Attendee $10. Exhibitor Booths Complimentary. Multigenerational Center, dedicated leads group made up available (prices vary) Energy Veterans Enjoy a 55 minute, demo specials, while networking Chamber members only. 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy. Henderson, NV of professionals from a variety of industries. There are limited 15 Wednesday Supplier Conference Opportunity awaits you at the GE workout led by VYP member Lauren O’Nan, followed by with more than 100 fellow young professionals. Make Complimentary. Chamber members openings available. Please Chamber Connections Gold Sponsors: Aviation & Energy Veteran Supplier a short networking session sure to check the website, and non members. call for space availability. This Chamber Connections Conference, with honorary special, for 1 Wednesday Presented by: 11:45 a.m. Check-in networking club is an established to meet everyone that’s guest, Congressman Joe Heck. This more details on this Noon - 1:00 p.m. Program dedicated leads group made up completed the class. All body event, coming soon! symposium will provide an exclusive Chamber Connections Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce of professionals from a variety types can benefit from the experience for small businesses to This Chamber Connections networking $120 every six months. of industries. There are limited connect directly with GE Aviation, GE Pure Barre Technique! club is an established dedicated leads group made up of professionals from a Chamber members only. openings available. Please call for space availability. Silver Sponsors: Energy, GE’s regional Tier 1, as well as other local buyers. 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Pure Barre, 3330 S 27 Monday variety of industries. There are limited 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Check-in Hualapai Way, VYP Toastmasters: openings available. Please call for Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Program Las Vegas, NV 89117 Strip View space availability. $120 every six months. Green Valley Ranch Resort, 3200 $10 for members Speakers 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Chamber members only. Paseo Verde Pkwy., 89052 See Monday the Show Partner: $20 for non-members Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce $25 per person 13th for details. Hosted by $120 every six months. Chamber members only.16 June 2011 Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice June 2011 17
  • 10. MeMber news President’s Club member The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce is proud to provide members with a place to publish their current announcements. • Executive level homeless during the summer months. The Public Education Foundation awarded Absolute Insurance Service, Inc. announces that Sammie Kasprzyk is now a co-owner of the agency. President’s Message continued from page 3 Very soon, you will be receiving a request from the Chamber to Email news items to or fax to Public Relations at 702.735.0320. 398 scholarships totaling nearly $740,000 n Coming Events Engineering & Math day camp will be and my world”. It will be held June 20 to 326 Clark County high school seniors. n Congratulations complete a questionnaire that will The scholarship amounts ranged from ask for more targeted answers on held June 13-15. The day camp, open – August 19, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Go to youth ages 7-12, will include activities to or call $500 to $40,000 each. New york-New york Facilities Manager some of the issues you raised. I want NV Energy and Southwest Gas host a free to hear MORE from MORE of in plant and animal sciences, health & 702.895.3394. Michael Schultz was honored by the workshop to provide information about you. After all, this is your Chamber nutrition, computer science, robotics and In honor of winning 77 ADDY Awards, Southern Nevada Health District as a in the benefits and incentives of a solar rocketry. Visit for more Season ticket sales for The Smith Center’s The Glenn Group printed 33 one-of-a- enforcing Health District policies and we want to make sure that it is hot water system. The event is on June information. 2012 Broadway Las Vegas series will kind WINNING t-shirts to auction and regulations. properly and currently calibrated 2, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at UNLV Student begin on July 12. For ticketing, go to with proceeds going to the Food Bank of for high-octane performance. It’s Union. Workforce Connections presents the Northern Nevada and Three Square Dr. Ron Kline, a pediatric hematologist time for a tune-up, so rev up your Employment Edge workshop to connect food bank. oncologist, received the University of feedback engine and don’t hold back! “The Nuts and Bolts of Grant Writing” will be presented by the University of U.S. military service veterans with n Community Service Southern Nevada’s “Champion of Health workshops on employment planning, Carole Fisher, president & CEO of Nathan Care in Education” award for 2011. Thank you for your membership, Nevada Cooperative Extension on June resume writing, interviewing, Internet Nevada State Bank team members Adelson Hospice, was appointed to the your engagement and all you do to 9 and June 28. The one-day sessions job search and more on Thursday, June participated in National Teach Children United Way Women’s Leadership Council. Congratulations to MGM Grand’s Crazy move this great community forward. will be from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and 16, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. To register, go to Save Day in Southern Nevada to help Horse Paris for celebrating its 10th year are designed to help non-profits and to or call teach 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students Attorneys and staff from Holland & Hart anniversary in Las Vegas. BTW, be on the lookout for government agencies write more effective 702.383.0445. about money management. donated 425 pairs of shoes for the children other new ways in which I will be grant proposals. Call 702.257.5502 to at Liliam Lujan Hickey Elementary School. City National Bank is the number three communicating with you in the register. The University of Nevada, las Vegas Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada collected It is the first time some of the students SBA lender in Nevada for both the coming weeks. Stay in touch! is offering a Summer Youth Camp more than 15,000 bottles of water for have ever had a new pair of shoes. number of SBA loans approved and for University of Nevada Cooperative focusing on learning, exploring and Water of Life Ministry of Community dollar amount booked. Extension’s Science, Technology, investigating “myself, my community, Lutheran Church for distribution to the n Announcements Sunrise Hospital and Sunrise Children’s anniversaries n announces two new company additions: Pamela Joy Ring Hospital have been ranked number one in the Las Vegas metro area by U.S. News Follow us and joins the company as chief marketing & World Report’s first-ever Best Hospitals What’s the secret to long-term Las Vegas 51s 28 JBE Systems Southern Nevada officer, and Robert Orgill is the new metro area rankings. become a fan! success in the Southern Nevada Weight Watchers of Las Vegas, Inc. 27 Kids Turf Academy Center Enzo Green Valley Pizza general sales manager. business community? Establishing Lucchesi Galati 25 Kristen & Friends European BathKitchenTile & Stone College of Southern Nevada named Monte long-term and personal relationships The Meadows School 25 Medical Association of Billers F.G. Alu Consulting, LLC MassMedia Corporate Communications Carlo Assistant Manager Lalith “Lucky” with other professionals. What’s UnitedHealthcare 25 Old Kent Investment Corporation Golf Xtreme, LLC Diversified Interest/Diversified Realty 23 Prestige Jewelers #2305 Hometown Mountain View appointed Kassi Belz to vice president of Mohotti as the most outstanding Travel the most effective way to do that? Advanced Entertainment Services 22 Rainbow Catering, Inc. Lynda J. Jensen, C.P.A. corporate communications. In addition, and Tourism Program student among the Membership in the Las Vegas Greenberg Traurig 22 Simple Insurance Millionaire Mutts Anna Gaydusek has returned as chief school’s 350 Travel and Tourism enrollees Chamber of Commerce. Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center 22 T.J.M. Western, Inc. Nevada Financial Concepts, Inc. operating officer. Congratulations to the following Taco Bell 22 Universal Insulation, Inc. - Lic. # 43640 Nevada Pacific Insurance Services n Wheeling/Dealing companies celebrating membership Thomas & Mack Co. 22 The UPS Store New Charters Nevada David Diers has ben named vice anniversaries in JUNE 2011. Castle Property Co. 21 Anita Webster, A Professional Corp. Newby’s Auto Care president of network operations for Grubb & Ellis las Vegas represented the O’Reilly Law Group LLC 21 World Market Center Las Vegas Palms Exhibit Service Cox Communications — las Vegas lessor in a 10-year agreement of office +50 Years The Chamber is now on Mary Kay Cosmetics 20 Your Legal Power Universal Mobility Equipment, LLC and will be responsible for engineering space totaling more than $3 million. Mike Brown Grandstands, Inc. 20 Vegas Indoor Skydiving and operations functions of the network Twitter and Facebook. KLAS TV Channel 8 56 Criminal Justice Advisor 20 5 Years Vegas Painters- Lic#53359 Vision Holidays infrastructure. Kolesar & leatham law firm opened Links are available +20 Years 10 Years for business at its new location at Tivoli AAA Doors Plus, Inc. Windy City Air Conditioning & Village at Queensridge. from our home page at Academy of Healing Arts Heating, LLC Summit Consultancy Group, parent Gordon Silver 44 7-Eleven Store #17256A American Nutritional Corporation company of lentz & Mercier, CPAs , has Gabriel Jewelers 35 7-Eleven Store #18565 ASAP Services, Inc. acquired Ross Wright Associates. Casino Party Creations of las Vegas Passkey Systems 35 Centennial Bookkeeping Services BSLSAB Holdings, LLC recently debuted its newly created website, Prudential Americana Group Realtors- Data Real Estate Development-David Casey Real Estate Holdings Tompkins & Peters CPAs announces the The new Jack Woodcock 32 James Argier Congregation Ner Tamid addition of Nina J. Gallagher, CPA, MST website was created by Chamber member Certified Folder Display Service, Inc. 29 Eagle Promotions Developers Maintenance Inc. to its professional team. PM Digital Group. Ebeniste, Inc. Down Syndrome Organization of18 June 2011 Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice June 2011 19
  • 11. ribbon CUttings * To arrange your ribbon cutting, contact Georgia Allen at 702.586.3838 or email Chamber Member Discount Offer Frazee Paint Frazee Paint celebrated its anniversary with a ribbon cutting and Value Place Value Place Hotel-Las Vegas, an economy extended-stay lodging Toys 4 Smiles Toys 4 Smiles celebrated its new location with a ribbon cutting. Apache RV Apache RV, owned and operated by RV enthusiasts who love open house. Frazee has 115 years of servicing the paint industry. Hotel - brand, celebrated its new location with a ribbon cutting. Value Toys 4 Smiles mission is to provide a toy to children of all ages adventure, celebrated its new Chamber membership with a It takes pride in its heritage as it builds on its great history of las Vegas Place features affordable weekly rates, rigorous cleanliness in need of a smile through the work of its volunteers. Call ribbon cutting. Its service center offers RV repair, parts, storage serving customers. Call 702.280.1850 or visit standards and secure temporary lodging. 702.232.8191 or visit and custom upgrades (restoration and remodeling). Visit for information. Photography provided by scott Roeben Call 702.534.0400 or visit Comf5 Comf5 celebrated its Chamber membership with a ribbon Aloha Pacific Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union celebrated the grand opening Black Nobility Black Nobility Magazine celebrated its new Chamber New Bethany New Bethany celebrated its new Chamber membership with a cutting. Comf5 combines the power of video storytelling with Federal Credit of its new location. Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union offers a Magazine membership with a ribbon cutting. Black Nobility Magazine is a Family Worship ribbon cutting. An uncommon, all-possible church moving in the interactivity of digital, providing a way to communicate and Union comprehensive suite of financial products and services. It treats success and leadership magazine designed to stimulate, motivate Center For All God’s Kingdom, New Bethany is multi-generational, multi-racial, engage your audience wherever they are. Call 702.372.1006, members like family. Call 702.776.6900 or visit and inspire the mind from “can’t to can.” Call 702.406.8789 or Nations multi-cultural and multi-relevant. Call 702.648.5665 or visit Executive 702.927.1922 or visit visit Euphoria Euphoria Institute celebrated its newly remodeled location with Premier Premier Mortgage Lending celebrated its new Chamber Sterling Field Sterling Field Services, Inc. celebrated it new Chamber Mutual of Mutual of Omaha recently celebrated its newly remodeled Institute a ribbon cutting. Euphoria is a pivot point school that offers Mortgage membership with a ribbon cutting. Premier Mortgage Lending Services, Inc. membership with a ribbon cutting. Sterling is a market leader Omaha location with a ribbon cutting. Mutual of Omaha is a full-service hands-on cosmetology career education. Both students and is a newly formed private money mortgage broker, matching in the nation’s default field services, property maintenance, bank providing financial solutions to individuals and businesses President’s professional instructors offer salon services to the public. investors looking for stable monthly returns with homebuyers contracting/construction management, and commercial in communities across Las Vegas and the United States. Call 702.341.8111 or visit who want to own a home. Call 702.485.6600 or visit facilities provision and care industry. Call 702.420.7214 or visit Call 702.880.3700 or visit June 2011 Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice June 2011 21
  • 12. silver state worKs offers finanCial inCentives looKinG to Businesses tHat Hire unemployed nevadans to your business Can now reCeive as muCh Hire? cost to your business to participate; you need only to provide 24 hours of training 2 Decide which of three program options works best for your business. as $2,000 in free Cash a week, up to a total of six weeks. for every eligible out-of-work nevadan employer inCentive 3 Contact the Nevada JobConnect Business Service Office at 702.486.0129 Job program you hire. the proCess or visit to is simple, straight- When you hire an unemployed Nevadan complete your application. forward, and it will who requires a training period to become help improve our loCal proficient in the position he or she is 4 Once approved for participation, retained for, Silver State Works will post job orders through the eConomy by reduCing our reimburse you for a portion of the salary Employment Security Division (ESD). unemployment rolls. you pay during that training time. You The ESD can provide screening/ can receive as much as 50 percent of the referral control of all candidates. Silver State Works is an initiative that employee’s gross wage for the training helps connect business owners with qualified pre-screened employees. period, up to 40 hours per week. 5 Your new employee(s) will begin training and/or work and you will In short, your business can find the employees you need and be reimbursed inCentive-based be financially compensated per the by the state for the employees’ training employment terms of your individual agreement. and/or a portion of their salaries. When you hire an unemployed Nevadan Lynda Parvin, Deputy Administrator There are a number of ways your for a full-time position in your company, for the State of Nevada Employment business can take advantage of you will receive incentive money for Security Division, says the success of the monetary incentives offered every month you keep that individual Silver State Works will be reliant on the through Silver State Works: employed, up to 120 days. Silver State willingness of business owners across the Works will pay you up to $2,000 in state to participate. She notes that many four equal increments of $500 after each talented individuals who are victims employer-based 30 days of successful employment. of the slow economy are available for training work. Parvin stated, “There are far more here’s how to skilled workers in the unemployment When you offer to teach unemployed get started: pool than there have ever been before.” Nevadans new work skills in your place of business, Silver State Works will pay you for your time. You can receive a 1 Provide proof of unemployment For more information about Silver State insurance and a valid business license. Works, contact the Nevada JobConnect special training allowance of $200 every (City, state and federal entities are Business Service Office at 702.486.0129 two weeks for a maximum of $600 for eligible to participate as well, as long or visit each individual you train. There is no as the positions are permanent.) SMALV.COM 702.877.519922 June 2011 Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice June 2011 23
  • 13. ChaMber CentenniaL 1960s see an evolution into CommerCial and retail business flourish, with themes, and entertainment-focused venues such as the Tropicana’s Folies Bergere, the development; Aladdin and Caesars Palace. In the early 1960s, the Chamber begins Chamber, along with local business owners and gaming executives, capitalized on the popularity taking leading and fascination of the above-ground nuclear bomb tests taking place at the Nevada Test Site. role as business advoCate The Chamber was instrumental in helping attract convention attendance, which filled hotel rooms By 1960, Las Vegas had grown to and brought in other non-gaming revenue. By the 127,000, and by 1965 was adding end of the 1960s Las Vegas was attracting close 5,000 new residents a month. As the to 270,000 conventioneers. In 1969, the city’s town evolved into a city, the Las Vegas first “mega resort” came on line with the opening Chamber of Commerce continued to of Kirk Kerkorian’s $65 million International. play an increasingly vital role in Las Vegas’ transformation and development. Of course, Southern Nevada’s gaming, commercial and residential development landscape would In 1962, the Chamber formed 19 forever be changed with the arrival of one working committees comprised of of the city’s most well-known personalities business leaders in areas related to and investors: billionaire Howard Hughes. aviation, downtown improvement, highway construction, military affairs, Hughes arrived in Las Vegas in 1967, flush with education, legislation and congressional $445 million in liquid assets. He lived in the action, among other issues. Called the came an increased need for water. stores never seen before in Las Vegas. penthouse suite of the Desert Inn so long that he “Blue Print of Action,” the program In 1965, U.S. Senator Alan Bible The Bank of Las Vegas, founded in was asked by management to vacate the premises. was set into action by Chamber led efforts to establish the Southern 1954 primarily to make loans to casino Hughes simply bought the hotel for $13.2 million president Bob Jones. During the Nevada Water Project, which eventually operators, expanded in 1964 and and quickly went on to purchase other properties, 1960s, news headlines often touted led to Las Vegas’ ability to claim its started granting mortgages to other including the Sands, the Frontier, Castaways, accolades of the Chamber’s influence share of Colorado River water. commercial businesses. The Chamber Silver Slipper and the Landmark. Hughes also such as, “Growth of Las Vegas Area created the Merchant’s Bureau in purchased the North Las Vegas Airport and KLAS Traced to Chamber Action,” “Las During this time period, “off Strip” 1963 to assist many of these retailers Channel 8, as well as 25,000 acres of vacant land, Vegas News Bureau Busier Than neighborhoods and commercial areas in running successful operations. making him the valley’s largest landowner. His Ever Before,” “and, “Local Chamber were starting to take shape. Maryland influence is still evidenced in much of Las Vegas’ Committees Spur Successful Programs.” Parkway evolved into a commercial Las Vegas’ self promotion continued commercial and residential landscape today. center and the introduction of the to land it national and international Of course, with Las Vegas’ growth Boulevard Mall brought in department publicity. Gaming continued to Photos courtesy of the Las Vegas News Bureau and UNLV Libraries, Special Collections24 June 2011 Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice June 2011 25
  • 14. Leadership Las Vegas Class of 2011 Class of 2011 Graduation Friday, June 17 Bruce Barnes Peggy Franzino Jami Miller Guerin Senter NV Energy Las Vegas Chamber of Vegas PBS Firebird Financial The Leadership Las Vegas Class of 2011 will celebrate Commerce its graduation on Friday, June 17 at The Mirage. The Dana Berggren Kelley Nyquist Jane Silver-Bagford ceremony marks the completion of one of the most Commerce Real Estate Solutions Pearl Gallagher Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, SuperPawn intensive professional development programs in Lionel Sawyer & Collins LLP the valley. An in-depth examination of the business, Andrea Bricca Rachel Skidmore social and political systems of Las Vegas, Leadership MLA Global Mary Giuliano Bill Olsen Urban Environmental Research, Las Vegas gives participants a deeper understanding Vdara Hotel & Spa NV Energy LLC of the continually evolving needs of the community. Please see the Chamber Calendar for graduation details. Melissa Cipriano Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Jeanne Goodrich Shannon Petersen David Stoft Foundation of NV Las Vegas Clark County Library Nevada State Bank McDonald Carano Wilson LLP District Jessica Connell Christina Primack London Swinney darcy K. neiGHBors Connell Outdoor Advertising Chanda Cook James Harden Youth E.T.E.R.N.A.L. Jewish Family Service Agency Shelly Ratto New York-New York Rebecca Thomas Will be inducted into Leadership Las Vegas Hall of Fame Nevada Public Education Ted Hartwell Northcap Commercial, LLC Urban Environmental Research, Foundation Desert Research Institute LLC Darcy K. Neighbors, founder and CEO of CIM Marketing really was, she quickly created a proposal for her Leadership Linda Robinson Partners and a 2003 Leadership Las Vegas graduate, will be class, which was enthusiastically adopted as an annual proj- Chaka Crome Rick Hunt Vegas Weddings Tahirih Toll inducted into the Leadership Las Vegas Hall of Fame at the ect. With the talent mobilized and a partnership with a local Chesnoff & Schonfeld Law Firm Las Vegas Convention and Anderson & Delutri at Merrill Leadership graduation ceremony. Neighbors will be present- radio station, DJs for PJs was officially launched in 2003. Visitors Authority Karen Rubel Lynch ed with this award for her ongoing commitment to the DJs for PJs program implemented through her Leadership class In its first year, the DJs, the Leadership Las Vegas Class of Heather DeSart Nathan Adelson Hospice & more than eight years ago. 2003 and a host of celebrities and committed volunteers col- Workforce CONNECTIONS Jeff Iverson Foundation Fletcher Whitwell lected 3,000 pairs of pajamas. The annual charity event now Presidential Limousine R & R Partners It was during a Leadership Las Vegas class visit to Child collects thousands of new pairs of pajamas for children at Valerie Dodd Lawrence Sands, DO, MPH Haven, a local shelter for abused and neglected kids, when Child Haven and a dozen other local charities during each CenturyLink TM Franz Kallao Southern Nevada Health District Amy Wiles Neighbors identified a need for providing new pajamas to the year’s “event day.” Since its inception, DJs for PJs has collect- The Mirage The Alexander Dawson School at children who come to stay at the shelter. After she confirmed ed and donated more than 57,527 new pajamas to charitable Matt Engle John Saycich Rainbow Mountain the needs of the shelter and realized how great the demand non-profit organizations across the valley. Cragin & Pike Insurance Dave Lester NV Energy Brown & Brown Insurance of Anthony Williams Patricia Falvey Nevada, Inc. Edy Seaver Excalibur Hotel & Casino Catholic Charities of Southern Tangerine Office Systems Nevada Rolf Maile Nicole Wolf UBS Financial Services, Inc. Greta Seidman Keep Memory Alive/Cleveland Stacy Frank Las Vegas Chamber of Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Desert Oral Surgery Linda Marvin Commerce Brain Health Marvin Holdings, LLC26 June 2011 Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Voice June 2011 27
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