Rich MacDonald, Las Vegas developer, MacDonald Highlands
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Las Vegas corporate broker/owner of Summerlin-based Urban Nest Realty David J. Tina is now at the helm of the central organization for Realtors in the valley: the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors.
The skies of remote southeastern Henderson may soon be filled with the high-pitched din that tends to accompany a mass invasion of locust or cicadas. And that would be music to the ears of city and state planners.
“Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door” is the often-quoted paraphrase of a Ralph Waldo Emerson passage. It is also the guiding principle for businesses — both large corporations and startups with only a handful of employees — who are hoping to strike gold in the ever-burgeoning tech industry.
While the report shows a slight decrease of hiring expectations, it’s still a “healthy increase overall,” said Jeff Parker, vice president of operations for Manpower. It shows the Nevada jobs market has recovered, and the focus is on steady and reliable job growth.
Terry A. Shirey, president and chief operating officer, Nevada State Bank
Higher Ground, a socially conscious creative visual brand development agency, won Best Creative Storytelling at the Las Vegas Digital Media Awards, hosted by Las Vegas Innovation Marketing Association.
In 1966, there was a famous men’s store that opened when Caesars Palace was new, called Cuzzens. I lived in Houston and had the reputation of being a creative guy. They were looking for someone to run their Houston operation. So I joined them in 1969 and I stayed with them for 26 years. We were the only store of its kind. We did ensembles for Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr. Also Mr. (Kirk) Kerkorian, I made his Brioni clothing for 10 years.
Larry Alterwitz — CEO, Walker Furniture
For more than 12 years, Stephanie Hill has served as the multiple listing service (MLS) director, as well as in other executive-level roles, at the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors. Hill’s efforts and knowledge of the industry are recognized in Southern Nevada and on the national stage.
Brent Bohn — Co-owner and operator of WBF Management, which owns 32 McDonald’s restaurants in Southern Nevada.
The Faraday Future project is considered a cornerstone for the city’s long-term economic development, but work on the $1 billion electric vehicle manufacturing facility stalled in November with no clear indication when — or even if — it will resume.
Entrepreneur Mark Black owns and operates four businesses — one of which is Provenance Healthcare in Las Vegas — plus a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization, which also is based in Las Vegas.
Southern Nevada Home Builders Association’s HomeAid Southern Nevada chapter kicked off a renovation and expansion of the kitchen at U.S. Vets in downtown Las Vegas on Nov. 29.
Pam Heiney, partner, Ascent Multifamily Accounting
Nine local small business CEOs graduated Nov. 10 from the Nevada Small Business Administration’s Emerging Leaders Program at an event at MEET Events Center in Las Vegas. It was the second successful year in Nevada for the Emerging Leaders Program, an intensive nine-month strategic business training for CEOs to grow their companies exponentially in three years. The event included local congressional representatives and alumni from the previous year, who helped recognize each new graduate CEO’s dedication to community and leadership development. The 2016 graduating businesses are Arcpoint, Desert Custom Publishing, Hightower Trucking Inc., Illusion Projects Inc., Integrity Partners Inc., Laughing Hyena Records, Menu Pros, Premiere Audio/Video Integration and See Us Now Staffing. The program runs from March through October, with 10 to 18 applicant entrepreneurs selected annually. The course provides expert training in leadership, finance, sales and marketing, government contracting and human resources.
Golden Entertainment Inc. participated in two community events that helped raise more than $200,000 to benefit the ALS Association Nevada Chapter. The company played an organizational role in the Food is Art event and steered donations from its corporate golf tournament to the chapter. The funds will be utilized to provide services and support to more than 100 people afflicted with ALS in Nevada. Steve Arcana, Golden Entertainment executive vice president and chief operating officer, spearheaded local fundraising efforts for the organization, specifically reaching out to the hospitality industry to increase awareness of the local chapter. The event, which took place Nov. 4 at the Keep Memory Alive Event Center at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, was a dine-around that paired food dishes and wines selected by award-winning chefs from Las Vegas. The Golden Entertainment Golf Tournament on Nov. 10 at the Spanish Trail Country Club included company team members, vendors and business partners. April Mastroluca, executive director of the ALS Association Nevada Chapter, said the proceeds raised by Golden Entertainment will allow the organization to provide programs and services that it didn’t previously have the resources to offer, including a communication program.
Station Casinos’ Sante Fe Station opened its newly upgraded bingo hall at the end of November.
Since opening in the fall of 2014, Downtown Summerlin has proven to be a vibrant addition to one of the city’s most upscale and fastest-growing communities, and Andrew Ciarrocchi has had a guiding hand in its success.
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The shimmering mirage of a $1 billion futuristic electric vehicle production plant that could help transform the economic fortunes of North Las Vegas may be fading. The onus is now on Faraday Future to demonstrate to government officials, investors and the public that it possesses the resources and business acumen to produce.
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