The Economic Club of Las Vegas will host a program exploring “Can the American Manufacturing Sector Compete Globally?” presented by William Strauss, a senior economist and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago economic adviser. He will discuss which industries have done better than others over the past decade, analyze trade patterns and present information that will challenge current thinking. The program is 5-7 p.m. at Caesars Palace, Emperors Ballroom, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South; $50 event fee. To register online, visit


Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys will hold a panel discussion “Work-Life Integration” from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Las Vegas Country Club, 3000 Joe W. Brown Drive. Panelists include Amy Honodel, children’s attorney project, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada; Shane Young, general counsel, Provident Trust Group; Tara Young, associate general counsel, Ahern Rentals; and Michelle Jones, Hatfield & Associates. RSVP by noon Aug. 3 to; $27 members ($32 after Aug. 3); $32 nonmembers ($37 after Aug. 3). For more information, visit


ULI Nevada presents the Las Vegas Strong Cities, Strong Communities finalists. Hear from the winners of the Strong Cities Strong Communities economic development competition to learn more about their winning ideas for Las Vegas. First place: Unmanned Aerial & Robotics Research Center; second place: Mixed-use, Mid-Strip Main Street Project; third place: Cashman Battery – A Geographic Center of Sustainability. Check-in will be at 7:30 a.m., with presentation 8 – 9 a.m., at Molasky Corporate Center, 100 N. City Parkway, Grand Canyon Meeting Room – 7th Floor. For more information, visit


CEO CFO Group presents Robert C. Ryan speaking on Intellectual Property for Executives, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Morton’s The Steakhouse, 400 E. Flamingo Road. Ryan, a patent attorney and senior partner at Holland & Hart LLP, Reno, will be presenting a general overview of intellectual property the value and uses of IP, when IP protection should be sought, and some tips for developing and protecting your company’s IP. Ryan works regularly from the firm’s Las Vegas offices. He has practiced for over 35 years in all phases of intellectual property procurement, transactions, and enforcement, both domestic and international. For more information, a guest invitation or to RSVP, email Vikki Kempker, For memberships online, visit


Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce will hold its Business Power Luncheon at Four Seasons, 3960 Las Vegas Blvd. South. U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid will share his insights about issues on Capitol Hill and discuss federal issues and economic development topics. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The event will run noon–1 p.m.; $50 members; $65 nonmembers; $500 for a table for 10. Reservations may be made at or 702-641-5822. To register online, visit

Builder Breakfast Membership Networking Meeting, sponsored by New American Funding, Steve Cervino of Beazer Homes, Joe Whatley of Liberty Homes, and Nathan White of Summit Homes, will discuss their careers, companies and upcoming projects at the meeting, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. at the Orleans, Conference Center, 4500 W Tropicana Ave. $25, members; $35, nonmembers. To purchase online, visit For more information, email Monica Caruso


BYU Management Society will be talking Running Rebels basketball at its August luncheon from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Brady Industries, 7055 Lindell Road. Speaker is Dave Rice, UNLV’s head basketball coach. Event cost is $15-$30. To register online, visit For more information, contact Douglas Winters, 702-878-9788 or email


BOMA Nevada will present a review of the 2015 Nevada Legislature featuring guest panelists Assembly Majority Leader Paul Anderson; Assembly Minority Leader Marilyn Kirkpatrick; Senate Minority Leader Aaron Ford; and Assemblyman Derek Armstrong, Taxation Committee chairman. The moderator will be Steve Sebelius, political columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal; $35; members; $40 nonmembers. RSVP to or call 702-938-2662.


Las Vegas Medical Marijuana Association is hosting Sheriff Joe Lombardo, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lawry’s, 4043 Howard Hughes Parkway, to discuss “Working With Law Enforcement.” Lombardo will talk about how Metro is handling illegal sales. Also, several CPAs will talk about how to prepare for the audit required for renewal in November; $40 members; $45 nonmembers. To purchase online, visit For information, contact John Laub & NevBio, Nevada Biotechnology & Health Science Consortium, at 623-256-0503 or email

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