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LVGEA partners with UNLV’s Small Business Development Center

The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance recently signed a memorandum of understanding with UNLV’s Small Business Development Center to increase its reach in the advance of developing small business and entrepreneurs.

“We couldn’t be more excited about the enhanced partnership with UNLV and SBDC,” said Jonas Peterson, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance.

“We’re stronger by working together, and the end result will be a powerful mix of services designed to grow businesses in Southern Nevada.”

Under the agreement, the Small Business Development Center, a statewide resource for business assistance, will help leaders from private industry, by providing guidance, develop their efforts to do business in Southern Nevada.

The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance will, in turn, provide office and conference room space to the Small Business Development Center, so it can have a place to meet with prospective clients.

Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, a membership organization looking to grown the economy in the local region through connectivity, community development, business recruitment, retention and outreach, will also provide UNLV’s Small Business Development Center with information and networking assistance, to help the organization service its clients better.

“This agreement will benefit both parties tremendously,” said Zach Miles, associate vice president for UNLV’s Office of Economic Development.

“The SBDC will benefit from having access to a greater number of clients, and the LVGEA will have a great resource to help attract more businesses to our region.”

General engineering contractor expands to Las Vegas

Rancho Cucamonga, California-based EagleLift, a general engineering contractor, has opened a new office in the local region.

The company will provide services to the state of Nevada on its roadway, foundation and infrastructure repair needs.

“The expansion is an effort to meet the growing service demands in Nevada and to provide quicker service for the region,” EagleLift wrote in a statement.

The company currently provides service to city, county and state governments and commercial and residential customers throughout California and Nevada that need roadway rehabilitation and existing structure rehabilitation without having to rip and replace.

Some of its major offerings include foundation lifting and sewer rehabilitation.

“Nevada’s unique geology makes the state’s residents and business owners susceptible to problems that may place their properties at risk,” said Don Moody, president and founder of EagleLift. We are building our presence in Nevada to show them that there is a better way to repair their properties with our exciting no-excavation solutions.”

The veteran-owned company also plans to expand into Arizona by the end of 2016.

B&P becomes agency of record for Cosmopolitan

B&P Advertising, a full-service advertising, media and public relations agency, was recently named the agency of record for The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

The B&P agency is “honored to work alongside The Cosmopolitan’s marketing team to evolve what has quickly become an iconic hospitality brand. To strengthen our commitment, we have already hired several highly creative art directors, designers, production artists and account staff to work with the in-house team on this exciting new piece of business,” said B&P President Chuck Johnston.

B&P will be handling Cosmopolitan’s advertising creative services, traditional media strategy, planning and buying, and casino marketing.

B&P was founded in 2001 and has clients on the local, regional and national level.

The firm services several categories including hospitality, gaming, technology, health care and real estate.

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