Las Vegas-Based Hospitality School Readies for Trade Show and Exhibition Boom

When the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority earlier this year made the historic $191 million purchase, TISOH kicked into high gear.

LAS VEGAS – When the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority earlier this year made the historic $191 million purchase of the Riviera hotel-casino to build the Las Vegas Global Business District, The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) kicked into high gear to help ensure a qualified workforce would be ready when the project is complete. The Las Vegas Global … [Read more...]

Kate Patay Wins 2015 CIC Pacesetter Award

Kate Patay has won national recognition from the CIC, the largest association for the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry in the country.

LAS VEGAS – Kate Patay, a faculty member at The International School of Hospitality (TISOH), has won national recognition from the Convention Industry Council (CIC), the largest association for the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry in the country. The CIC recently announced its 2015 Pacesetter Award recipients, including Patay, who is the executive director of … [Read more...]

Timothy M. Lam Named President of the Foundation of NACE

TISOH announced that Executive Director Timothy M. Lam has been named president of the Foundation of the National Association for Catering and Events NACE.

LAS VEGAS – The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) is pleased to announce Executive Director Timothy M. Lam has been named president of the Foundation of the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE). “I am honored to serve on the Foundation of NACE,” Lam said. “The foundation’s focus on supporting the catering and events industry through education, … [Read more...]

Luxor Hotel and Casino Director of Hotel Operations Delivers Keynote Graduation Speech

Chris Walker, director of hotel operations at the Luxor Hotel and Casino, delivered the keynote speech for students graduating TISOH this month.

LAS VEGAS – Chris Walker, director of hotel operations at the Luxor Hotel and Casino, delivered the keynote speech for students graduating The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) this month. “TISOH has given you the tools,” Walker told the spring graduating class. “Where you go from here is up to you.” He said one of the most important lessons he learned at The … [Read more...]

Sean McCray joins The International School of Hospitality

TISOH has named Sean McCray its academic curriculum manager.

LAS VEGAS – The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) has named Sean McCray its academic curriculum manager. In this position, McCray will review, revise and update curriculum content in collaboration with instructors and industry professionals to ensure students learn the skills needed launch or advance their careers in hospitality. “We’re so proud to have Sean on our … [Read more...]

What is Nevada’s Greatest Challenge Going Into 2015?

What is Nevada’s Greatest Challenge Going Into 2015?

“Our state’s greatest challenge is moving into yet again another year of not having a plan in place to facilitate the needs of our school district. Our state needs to attract and keep the best educators so that our students can flourish and stay in school creating a strong, smart work force for Nevada.” Michelle Jackson | President, Junior Achievement of Southern … [Read more...]

Dickson Realty Awarded Revitalization Award

Dickson Realty Awarded Revitalization Award from Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce Dickson Realty has been awarded the 2014 large company Revitalization Award from the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce in honor of its new 7,048 square foot office building in Truckee. The award recognizes new construction and/or renovation projects that help make Truckee more visually … [Read more...]

Timothy S Y Lam Foundation Underwrites Training for Hospitality Professionals

The Timothy S Y Lam Foundation is pleased to announce the underwriting of the Guest Service Gold training and the CGSP exam to professionals in hospitality.

LAS VEGAS — The Timothy S Y Lam Foundation is pleased to announce the underwriting of the Guest Service Gold training and the Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP) exam to working professionals in the hospitality industry. The foundation will provide up to $11,250 worth of training through November 2015, which is expected to help up to 150 working professionals to earn … [Read more...]

Park Place Infiniti Sponsors Smiles for Survivors; Governor Approves Solar Tax Incentives

Park Place Infiniti Sponsors Smiles for Survivors Park Place Infiniti is sponsoring the fourth annual Blow Out Breast Cancer event, presented by the Smiles for Survivors foundation and Square Colour Salon and Spa. [Read More...] Governor’s Office of Energy Approves Solar Tax Incentives Highlighting its commitment to renewable energy in Nevada, the Governor’s Office of Energy … [Read more...]

Personal Goals of High Net Worth Individuals; Desert Radiologists Receives ACR Award

Monthly Report Focused on “Personal Goals” of High Net Worth Individuals, Released by The Private Bank by Nevada State Bank The Private Bank by Nevada State Bank released the seventeenth edition of its High Net Worth Report series, with this month’s analysis focusing on the personal goals of high net worth individuals. [Read More...] Desert Radiologists Receives Prestigious … [Read more...]

South Carolina Event Coordinator Wins Scholarship to The International School of Hospitality

TISOH is pleased to welcome Tabatha Cantrell of Landrum, winner of the Foundation of NACE 2014 Timothy SY Lam and Patti J. Shock Education Scholarship.

LAS VEGAS – The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) is pleased to welcome Tabatha Cantrell of Landrum, South Carolina, winner of the Foundation of NACE 2014 Timothy SY Lam and Patti J. Shock Education Scholarship. Cantrell is the events coordinator for the Cliffs of Glassy, a residential golf course community. The scholarship awards her enrollment in TISOH’s Meeting … [Read more...]

TISOH Grads Land Jobs and Promotions in Short Order

Two recent graduates from TISOH landed a job and attained a promotion in their chosen profession shortly after completing their summer courses this August.

LAS VEGAS – Two recent graduates from The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) landed a job and attained a promotion in their chosen profession shortly after completing their summer courses this August. TISOH specializes in practical, short-term training certificate and diploma programs for hospitality professionals pursuing career development and for people seeking … [Read more...]

Educating, Connecting Entrepreneurs; Median Home Price Hits $200,000; 5K to Raise Funds for Kids with Cancer

Las Vegas Will Launch 1 Million Cups to Educate, Connect Local Entrepreneurs 1 Million Cups, a program to engage, educate and connect entrepreneurs, launched in Las Vegas on Wednesday,  August 13. The weekly event will be located in the inNEVation Center, powered by Switch. 1 Million Cups is a weekly gathering that is building startup communities over cups of coffee and … [Read more...]

Local Hospitality Experts Elected to National Association for Catering and Events

Executive director and director of academic affairs of The International School of Hospitality have been elected to the board of the (NACE).

LAS VEGAS – Tim Lam, executive director of The International School of Hospitality (TISOH), and Donnell Bayot, the school’s director of academic affairs, have been elected to the board of the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE). The election was held at the association’s annual Experience Conference and Expo in Baltimore in July. “We are so pleased to … [Read more...]

TISOH Graduates elected to Direct the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association

Two alumni from TISOH have been elected to the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association Board of Officers.

LAS VEGAS – Two alumni from The International School of Hospitality’s (TISOH) art of concierge certificate program who now have careers at The Venetian and The Palazzo have been elected to the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association Board of Officers. Cecilia Darr, concierge supervisor at The Venetian and The Palazzo, has been elected president of the association. The … [Read more...]

Local hospitality leader among top 25 young special events pros of 2014

Donnell Bayot is among the top 25 young special events professionals to watch in 2014, according to Special Events magazine.

LAS VEGAS – Donnell Bayot, director of academic affairs at The International School of Hospitality (TISOH), is among the top 25 young special events professionals to watch in 2014, according to Special Events magazine. The magazine recognizes Bayot, 33, for his work on “bringing a left-brain discipline to the right-brain creativity of events.” Bayot tops the list among young … [Read more...]

Foundation Raising Funds for Veterans Memorial in Downtown Las Vegas

A local foundation is raising money to build a "world-class" veterans memorial in downtown Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Veterans Memorial Foundation is seeking $2.2 million through its Brick Campaign, where bricks are being sold at a range of $250 to $550. All bricks can be purchased in honor of a veteran and customized with the veteran's name, rank, dates of service and … [Read more...]

Two Hospitality Industry Leaders Win National Honors

Two top administrators from The International School of Hospitality have won national recognition from the Convention Industry Council.

LAS VEGAS – Two top administrators from The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) have won national recognition from the Convention Industry Council (CIC), the largest association for meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry organizations in the country. The CIC announced this month its 2014 inductees into the CIC Hall of Leaders and third class of Pacesetter … [Read more...]

Several SBA Loan Requirements Eliminated

The U.S. Small Business Administration made significant changes in qualification for SBA 504 loans. The changes include elimination of "the personal resource test" and "the nine-month rule". These modifications mean businesses will have an easier time qualifying for SBA loans, according to a recent statement by TMC Financing. “By eliminating the nine-month rule for … [Read more...]