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Opportunity Village job program named as national award finalist

Opportunity Village’s Job Discovery Program was recognized as a Merit Finalist Award Recipient as one of 10 finalists out of organizations nationwide in Mutual of America’s 2015 Community Partnership Award Competition.

Job Discovery Program is a partnership between Opportunity Village and the Clark County School District that provides high school students with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to receive vocational training in six different skill sets, including commercial and industrial kitchen work, indoor and outdoor maintenance, retail, groundskeeping and child care.

Partner of WG Communications Group awarded

Terri Weisbord, founding partner of Las Vegas-based WG Communications Group, has been named a winner of the 2016 USF Fast 56 Award.

The annual award recognizes the world’s 56 fastest-growing businesses owned or led by University of South Florida alumni. Weisbord founded WG Communications in 2000 with business partner, Tammy Graham.

The advertising agency has initiated award-winning campaigns for clients including College of Southern Nevada, Southern Highlands Development Corp. and Shepherd Eye Center.

Scott Taylor joins Vegas PBS Planned Giving Council

Piercy Bowler Taylor &Kern shareholder Scott Taylor has been named to the Vegas PBS Planned Giving Council. Taylor will work with other financial and legal professionals to guide Vegas PBS’s efforts to increase donations through bequests and planned gifts.

Taylor’s tax practice focuses on services for a wide range of clients including real estate partnerships, limited liability companies, large and small closely held corporations and nonprofit organizations. He started with PBTK in 1992 and was made a shareholder in January 2005.

In addition to his tax work, he also provides services for business consulting, deal structuring, receivership and litigation support services.

Local students earn honors and trip to nation’s capital

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism, named James Lea, 17, and Marquis Jamison, 13, both of Las Vegas, as Nevada’s top two youth volunteers of 2016. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, now in its 21st year, is conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals. As state honorees, each will receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion and an all-expense-paid trip in early May to Washington, D.C., where they will join the top two honorees from each of the other states and the District of Columbia for four days of national recognition events.

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