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Top Workplaces Nevada event held Sept. 29: EVENT PHOTOS

Updated October 5, 2021 - 12:22 pm

The awards ceremony for the 2021 Top Workplaces Nevada was held Wednesday afternoon at the Area15. John Guedry, CEO Bank of Nevada, was the keynote speaker and painted an overall economic picture of the state that included challenges and opportunities. In his talk, he referenced an economic development report on Nevada that was produced by Brookings. He also talked about the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance’s Workforce Blueprint 2.0.

Vegas Chamber President and CEO Mary Beth Sewald led a panel discussion with Alex De Castroverde, founder of De Castroverde Law Group, and Brooke Stream, human resources director for the city of Henderson, on work/life balance in the digital office age.

Celebrities were on hand to give out special awards. They included Comedian George Wallace, via digital; Carnell “Golden Pipes” Johnson, national anthem singer for the Vegas Golden Knights; and Daniel Emmet, Las Vegas headliner and “America’s Got Talent” finalist.

Bob Helbig, media partnership director with Energage, a Philadelphia-based research company, explained the extensive employee survey process.

“The companies who are here today are here because their employees said they should be here,” he told the audience of about 200.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal’s 7@7 Digital Anchor Renee Summerour was the emcee for the event. Chase Rankin, senior vice president of advertising for the newspaper, gave the opening remarks. Tom Heaton, senior advertising director, announced the the rankings for the 2021 Top Workplaces Nevada.

This marked the first live in-person event for Top Workplaces Nevada. Last fall, because of the global pandemic the 2020 winners were announced at a virtual event. To nominate an organization for the 2022 program, go to topworkplaces.com/nominate/nevada.

This year, 42 business were chosen for Top Workplaces Nevada. The winners were selected after extensive employee surveys of each company. Energage completed the surveys in April. Each company received a free copy of the results. The company surveyed 64 statewide businesses, which employ 23,205 people. Nearly all, or 23,073, employees received surveys, and 12,478 responded.

The Las Vegas Business Press and Las Vegas Review-Journal partnered with Energage to bring back and expand the Top Workplaces campaign, which had a brief run in the Las Vegas area in 2013 and 2014 with the newspaper.

The rankings are:

LARGE COMPANIES

No. 1 Panda Restaurant Group

No. 2 Station Casinos

No. 3 Wynn Las Vegas

No. 4 City of Henderson

No. 5 Westgate Resorts

MIDSIZE COMPANIES

No. 1 KB Home

No. 2 Picerne Real Estate Group

No. 3 Credit Acceptance

No. 4 Anderson Business Advisors

No. 5 One Nevada Credit Union

No. 6 Lexus of Las Vegas & Lexus of Henderson

No. 7 Nevada Donor Network

No. 8 Faith Lutheran Middle & High Schools

No. 9 Encompass Health and Home Health & Hospice

No. 10 Everi

SMALL COMPANY

No. 1 LinkGraph

No. 2 Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop Inc.

No. 3 De Castroverde Law Group

No. 4 AIL-Neff Agencies

No. 5 Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp.

No. 6 Touchstone Living

No. 7 Naqvi Injury Law

No. 8 Cure 4 The Kids Foundation

No. 9 Janek Performance Group

No. 10 RSM US LLP

No. 11 Absolute Flood Response

No. 12 Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc.

No. 13 Westwood Professional Services

No. 14 Distinctive Insurance

No. 15 Taylor Morrison

No. 16 McCarthy Building Cos. Inc.

No. 17 Goosehead Insurance

No. 18 IXE Healthcare Group

No. 19 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties

No. 20 Harris

No. 21 PWI Construction Inc.

No. 22 The Mob Museum

No. 23 LMS Building Systems

No. 24 Center for Sight

No. 25 Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions Las Vegas

No. 149 26 Paysign Inc.

No. 149 27 D.R. Horton

The special awards were given to individuals and companies based on answers to specific questions and comments from the employee survey. They are:

LEADERSHIP CONFIDENCE

Large: Matt Maddox, Wynn Las Vegas

Midsize: Jeffrey Mezger, KB Home

Small: Annette Logan-Parker, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation

THE RIGHT DIRECTION

Picerne Real Estate Group, midsize

GOOD MANAGERS

Panda Restaurant Group, large

NEW IDEAS

LinkGraph, small

EFFICIENCY

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop Inc., small

MEANINGFULNESS

AIL-Neff Agencies, small

VALUES

Anderson Business Advisors, midsize

CLUED IN SENIOR MANAGEMENT

Credit Acceptance, midsize

COMMUNICATION

Station Casinos, large

APPRECIATION

Encompass Health and Home Health & Hospice, midsize

Work/Life Flexibility

City of Henderson, large

TRAINING

One Nevada Credit Union,midsize

BENEFITS

McCarthy Building Cos. Inc., small

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