Sports industry top topic for 2023 Nevada Top Workplaces awards event

Everyone is talking about it.

The sports tsunami about to hit Las Vegas includes the 2024 Super Bowl, the Formula One Las Vegas Grand Prix in November and the relocation of the Oakland A’s in the city. It will be a defining moment for the city and its business growth.

A group of more than 300 business leaders in Nevada will have an opportunity to hear from top-tier sports industry leaders about how this is going to affect their businesses. The speakers panel for the Oct. 19 Nevada Top Workplaces awards ceremony at the JW Marriott is still being finalized and details will be announced soon. But this year is shaping up to be a one-of-a-kind opportunity for business leaders to learn how they can participate in this exploding sports industry.

Jeff Lawrence, director of advertising for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, who is spearheading the Nevada Top Workplaces campaign, said he is excited to help coordinate this special event.

“The Vegas Golden Knights Stanley Cup win has generated a wave of positive energy and exuberance that has swept across the city. The sports industry, now, has our full attention,” he said. “Our businesses leaders want to know about this industry and how they can best participate in it.”

Lawrence moved to Las Vegas from Texas earlier this year. Previously, he was the senior vice president of advertising at the San Antonio Express-News. He has spent several years working with the Top Workplaces program in other markets.

Tickets for the event are now on sale. Cost is $150 per person. Table size is 10 seats. To purchase tickets or sponsorships, contact Las Vegas Review-Journal recruitment consultant Iyse Lee at

A record 67 winners were chosen from 134 that were surveyed earlier this year. Philadelphia-based research company Energage conducted the employee surveys of the participating Nevada companies. It was free to participate and the companies got a copy of the employee feedback. Any organization with 35 or more employees in the state was eligible to compete for 2023 Top Workplaces recognition.

The specific rankings for the three company-size categories, along with special leadership awards, will be announced at the awards ceremony. Nevada Top Workplaces has added a new award for 2023. Energage looked through its data collected from its employee survey and found information to provide the first Nevada Top Workplaces Woman-Led Company award.

“This is an important award and that’s why we asked our partners at Energage to research their data so we could acknowledge our best Nevada woman-led company,” Lawrence said. “It’s important to highlight their achievements.”

Energage conducts Top Workplaces surveys for media in 61 markets nationwide and surveyed more than 2 million employees at more than 8,000 organizations in the past year.

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