LAS VEGAS – Bank of Nevada is pleased to announce today a new commercial banking partnership with the Raiders and Allegiant Stadium. The agreement, beginning in 2020, also includes meaningful programs that connect Southern Nevada’s business community and increase educational outcomes in public schools.
“We are thrilled to be a partner of the Raiders and Allegiant Stadium as we embark on a dynamic new chapter for Southern Nevada,” said John Guedry, Division CEO, Bank of Nevada. “As the future hometown of the Raiders, Las Vegas is on the cusp of a new and exciting future that will bring many positive impacts to Southern Nevada’s workforce, construction industry, business community, tourism and many other sectors of our economy.”
“The Raiders are proud to partner with Bank of Nevada on programs and activations that not only impact the business industry, but also make positive contributions to the Southern Nevada community,” said Raiders President Marc Badain.
Raiders Business Alliance
Bank of Nevada’s agreement with the Raiders and Allegiant Stadium includes recognition as a partner of the Raiders Business Alliance. This group of corporate, community and business partners will gather throughout the year to address significant issues faced by Southern Nevada businesses, including cybersecurity, investing for the future, community investment, and digital transformation.
STEAM Blitz Education Initiative
Bank of Nevada will continue its long-standing efforts to improve educational outcomes in Nevada’s public schools through the Raiders STEAM Blitz education initiative. As the presenting partner, and in partnership with the Raiders organization and The STEM Academy, students at several middle schools will experience Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) learning programs. The Raiders STEAM Blitz event will be held each year at Allegiant Stadium and provide participating middle schools with a $1,000 donation from Bank of Nevada.
“Bank of Nevada is dedicated to supporting initiatives that improve public education and better prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s changing workforce,” said Guedry. “By increasing student achievement, we are able to attract new industries to the state and grow our economy. The Raiders understand the critical connection between education and economic growth, and like Bank of Nevada, are passionate about supporting these important efforts.”
Bank of Nevada is committed to efforts that improve Nevada’s public education system. Since 2016, Bank of Nevada has hosted the Business + Education (BE) Engaged Summit, which encourages business leaders to become involved in supporting public education and local schools. Founded by Bank of Nevada CEO John Guedry and his wife, Debra, the BE Engaged Summit was instrumental in The STEM Academy’s 2016 donation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curriculum to every middle school in the State of Nevada.
Bank of Nevada is also a supporter of Green Our Planet. The nonprofit organization places gardens on school campuses and provides teachers with STEM curriculum that incorporates the garden into everyday classroom learning. Green Our Planet has placed more than 170 outdoor gardens and dozens of hydroponic gardens on Southern Nevada school campuses.
Legends Global Partnerships represented the Raiders to secure the Partnership with Bank of Nevada as a part of their duties as the stadium’s official premium ticketing and sponsorships agency.
About Bank of Nevada
Bank of Nevada, a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, helps business clients realize their growth ambitions. Founded in 1994, Bank of Nevada offers a full spectrum of loan, deposit and treasury management capabilities, plus superior service. With 10 offices in Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and Mesquite, along with Western Alliance Bank’s powerful array of specialized financial services, the banking division is a valued resource for Southern Nevada’s business, real estate, professional, municipal and nonprofit communities. In a first among Nevada financial institutions, Bank of Nevada in 2018 earned the Community Commitment Award for Financial Education from the American Bankers Association Foundation for its work with Title I schools through the Green Our Planet organization. Western Alliance Bank is the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation. One of the country’s top-performing banking companies, Western Alliance is ranked #1 regional bank by S&P Global Market Intelligence for 2018 and in the top 10 on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list for four consecutive years, 2016-2019. For more information, visit bankofnevada.com.
About Allegiant Stadium
Located adjacent to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, with construction scheduled to be completed in 2020, Allegiant Stadium will become a global events destination, highlighted by the arrival of the NFL’s iconic Raiders. Allegiant Stadium will be ideally located for both visitors and locals, fully enclosed and climate controlled with a capacity of 65,000. The technologically advanced stadium will host world-class entertainment including globally recognized sporting events such as the Pac-12 Championship Game and Las Vegas Bowl, concerts, as well as be the future home of UNLV Football. The Allegiant Stadium project is expected to generate an economic benefit of $620 million annually, while creating 6,000 permanent jobs in Southern Nevada.