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Faraday Future executive to address Chamber’s Preview

Dag Reckhorn, vice president of global manufacturing at Faraday Future, will speak to Southern Nevada business leaders about Faraday Future and its vision for the future at Preview Las Vegas — an annual business forecasting event presented by the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce — on Jan. 29.

Reckhorn will cover the vision of Faraday Future, the development of the North Las Vegas manufacturing facility and what that entails for economic development and job creation, along with long-term opportunities that FF brings to the region.

The event includes a trade show with more than 100 exhibitors and local eateries set to preview their products, services and resources.

The speaker lineup includes Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International. Murren will address the business community on what’s in store for the region’s largest private employer. He will also talk about things business leaders can do to compete in a global economy.

The event is expected to attract nearly 2,000 decision-makers. Also onstage will be other leaders including Rossi Ralenkotter, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, who will speak about the greatest challenges and opportunities in the travel and tourism industry and what’s in store for the industry in the coming year.

Also speaking will be Dr. Robert Lang, UNLV director of Brookings Mountain West and executive director of the Lincy Institute, who will discuss Nevada’s position in terms of the global economy. Dr. Stephen Miller, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at UNLV, will give an outlook on what Southern Nevada can expect for employment, real estate and in the business realm for 2016.

The trade show will open at 7 a.m. and the speakers are set to hit the stage at 8:30. The speakers are scheduled to wrap up at noon and the trade show will go on until 1:30 p.m.

Tickets and exhibitor booths can be booked now at PreviewLasVegas.com or by calling the Metro Chamber at 702-641-5822. Chamber members can get tickets for $65 and nonmembers can get tickets for $85.

 

Elections equipment needs upgrade

Clark County voting equipment might need to refresh its screen in the next couple years.

Joe Gloria, Clark County registrar of voters, spoke on the topic of an impending need to get new election equipment by 2018 at a Jan. 16 meeting of the League of Women Voters of Las Vegas Valley.

The equipment was purchased in the early 2000s with funding from the America Vote Act — legislation passed after disqualified votes, due to equipment difficulties, ignited a controversy over the results of the 2000 presidential election.

The LWVLVV is holding another event — a public presidential caucus training session — on Jan. 23, starting at 9 a.m. at the College of Southern Nevada’s West Charleston campus, in Building I, Room 108. Representatives from both the Democratic and Republican Parties will run two caucus demonstrations and field registrars will be onsite to help register voters.

The LWVLVV is a nonpartisan organization that encourages voters to participate in government. More information can be found on the League’s website at www.lwvlasvegasvalley.org.

 

Bellagio adds new flavor

Bellagio recently added a new item to its menu: Harvest.

The new restaurant concept will feature dishes by Chef Roy Ellamar and bring forth American cuisine using regional produce with sustainability in mind.

“Harvest is my passion project,” said Ellamar. “It has been my dream to create a restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip that highlights the best local ingredients, supports regional farms and offers sustainable cuisine. The Harvest experience is based on what makes sense for the season as well as what’s trending in the culinary world, so guests can expect to find something new with each visit.”

The available items can change with the season — with local produce as the main part of some of the popular dishes such as the menu item Freshly Picked, which changes with the seasonal offerings of different vegetables. Even the wine selections are geared toward a local angle, with many U.S. wines and brews available.

The restaurant was designed by Gensler & Associates. Its interior is filled with wood floors, paneled walls and an “exhibition kitchen.”

The restaurant’s hours of operation are from 5 to 10 p.m. daily. Harvest is located inside Bellagio’s Spa Tower.

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