Samantha Flaherty is the client relations manager for Encore Landscape Management LLC and the president of CREW, Commercial Real Estate Women.
Michael Mack: “It’s back in the news a lot with good reason, but water shortage is staring us in the face and we need to work on creative solutions as we grow. We’re also facing challenges around economic recovery from the pandemic, and economic diversity.”
I’m really enjoying the teachings of Sadhguru. Most recently, “Inner Engineering | A Yogi’s Guide to Joy.” It’s a great juxtaposition to the busy life I lead as a business owner that is all about self-transformation, shifting your perspective and observing the world around you without letting it affect your sense of inner peace.
Las Vegas has a fascinating history of continuous evolution that has become its trademark and ethos. It has constantly reinvented and rebranded itself to become what it is today, one of the greatest entertainment meccas in the world. This re-emergence, resilience and rebranding are what most of us are called upon to do post-pandemic.
As Southern Nevada emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the challenge will be to take the lessons learned, and to build upon a growing and diverse economy that is sustainable and competitive. Extremely important is providing the infrastructure and legislation that supports reinvestment in Southern Nevada, including housing, education, employment and small businesses. Las Vegas is resilient and philanthropic and will emerge even better from where we were before.
Imagining the possibilities for Vegas PBS and its ability to contribute in this post-pandemic world is a series of best-case scenarios that are always on my mind.
Over the last year, the lack of industry conferences and trade shows has caused major challenges for businesses of all types. Although we’re now increasing capacity for conventions, meetings and trade shows, companies may still struggle to obtain leads and other possible opportunities during these uncertain times. As we’re still in the process of returning to normalcy, organizations should continue to seek out alternative avenues for their business development needs.
Jonathan Schwartz is the owner of Miltson Consulting, a real estate development company and asset manager based in Las Vegas and focusing on retail, office and industrial projects. His current projects include: “The Office” in Downtown Las Vegas and Mountain West Industrial Park located at the northeast corner of South Tenaya Way and West Post Road, just north of the 215 Beltway.