“The 2017 Legislature’s focus, unfortunately, created greater challenges to Nevada businesses. Through the efforts of the Governor, along with represented business interests, the effect on businesses was mitigated.” Aviva Gordon | Chair, Henderson Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Committee “Not if the best future for our children is accomplished through providing the … [Read more...] about Do you think Nevada legislators accomplished what they needed to this session?
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“To me, growing up and living in the Valley has always been about the outdoors. The opportunities we have to spend time outdoors, with such great venues as Red Rock, Valley of Fire, Lake Mead, Mt. Charleston, all just minutes away, is very important to me.” Paul E. Valentine, PE | Director of Nevada Operations, The WLB Group, Inc. “Las Vegas has so much to offer! I actually … [Read more...] about What Do You Most Enjoy About Being a Local?
“The Nevadan I most respect is former Governor Kenny Guinn for his honesty, integrity, his ability to relate to everyone and, most of all, his ability to bring opposing sides to compromise.” Bernadette Mashas | CPA, Tax Partner Fair, Anderson & Langerman “I have always admired what LVCVA President & CEO Rossi Ralenkotter has achieved for the Las Vegas tourism industry … [Read more...] about Which Nevadan Do You Most Respect?
“Non-profits can always use more support which furthers the organization’s impact. Support from generous donors and trustees who believe in your mission, and support of members and visitors who value the museum enough to visit.” Tifferney White | CEO and President, Discovery Children’s Museum “Having been in business in Southern Nevada for 30 years, I would like to have … [Read more...] about What Business Resource Do You Wish You Had More Of?
“Do what you love, live well, love well, drink honest wines, eat your veggies and root for the underdog.” Shaji Matthew | Owner, Terra Vigna “‘Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh.’ – Al Swearengen, Deadwood TV Series” Karen Baresell | CEO, United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra “Leaders are tasked with making important decisions each day, some will … [Read more...] about If You Could Make a Sentence Long Speech to the Entire World, What Would You Say?
“The walkways in Peccole Ranch are endless. I love to take walks with my daughter along the beautifully landscaped pathways that circle behind the homes of Peccole Ranch in Summerlin. It’s so peaceful.” Dave Dworkin | Operations Manager, Avision Young “My favorite recreational place in Nevada is Mt. Rose Ski Resort. It’s just minutes from Reno, has the best snow and the … [Read more...] about What Is Your Favorite Recreational Place in Nevada?
“To take every opportunity to create moments of kindness and to use my voice to create peace wherever possible.” Heather Korbulic | Executive Director, Silver State Health Insurance Exchange “My New Year’s resolution is to not work every weekend and enjoy more time with my family and friends and also get back to do some more skydiving.” Marc Jay | Partner, Kelly Cardenas … [Read more...] about What is Your New Year’s Resolution?
“The challenge is to demand that our leaders refocus their energy on creating solutions. The candidates spent months telling us what was wrong with America; now they must guide us on how to make things right” Howard Russell | Managing Partner, Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial “I feel the biggest challenge that our country faces is confidence! We need to be … [Read more...] about With the Elections Behind Us, What Do You Feel Is America’s Number One Challenge?
“I’m thankful for it all – for my family, friends, pets, clients, our quality team at Foundry, the beautiful fall weather, upcoming holiday gatherings and any Wolf Pack victory of UNLV.” Jim Bauserman | CEO, Foundry “I am most thankful for laughter. For fun. For funny people. They can make even your worst day sparkle.” Stephanie Kruse | President and Chief Strategist, … [Read more...] about What Are You Most Thankful For?
“If I am happy when I wake up in the morning, I know I had a successful day yesterday. If I continue ending each day happy, I know I chose the right career.” Scott Donaghe | Senior Associate, Avison Young “In the non-profit world, success is measured by the number of lives we are changing. When we know we have helped to improve the graduation rates for the schools we work … [Read more...] about How Do You Measure Success?
“I would tell myself to not be complacent and be willing to leave your existing comfort zone. Take risks—those risks can lead to greater opportunity.” Eric Speer | General Manager Las Vegas Office, Logical Position “Unless you are absolutely passionate about your career role and can’t bear to exit, upgrade your position every five years. Change spurs growth. Keep building … [Read more...] about What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self?
“In my efforts to attract new companies to Nevada, the biggest challenge has been our education system. It is hard to compete with other states when we are ranked next to last on a nationwide level.” Mike Hillis, SIOR | Prinicpal, Avision Young “Nevada’s biggest challenge is convincing the world that this is a great place to live. Our city has made an amazing recovery and … [Read more...] about What is the biggest challenge facing Nevada?
“The everlasting ideals cast down by our forefathers continue to secure America’s plight; portrayed in our longstanding heritage in our American cities (be it farm, rural or industrial towns) which embodies the heart of our great country – all of which makes me proud.” Deven Chase | Managing Partner and Realtor, Elite Homes US “Though our country is not perfect, one of the … [Read more...] about What Makes You Proud to Be an American?
“Work ethic. As a small business owner himself, I saw my father work long hours to maintain his client relationships. I didn’t realize it then, but this was setting an example that I follow today.” Ryan Martina, PLS | President, M² Geomatics “My dad taught me that taking risks could never result in a failure. If I failed at something, it was the absolute best education I … [Read more...] about What is the most memorable lesson your father taught you?
“The 90’s. The shift in our world with the advent of the Internet, cell phones and MP3 music was transformative to our whole society. (I might buy Apple stock too.)” Stephen Ranck, AIA, LEED AP | Principal/Managing Director, Gensler “Turbulent 30’s pops out at me. The reason being is that tough times create BIG opportunities for those willing to swim against the tide. Also, … [Read more...] about If Decades Were to Repeat Themselves, Which One Would You Look Forward to Most?
“A perfect day is when I hear of a Leadership Henderson alumnus using the tools they received from our program to make a difference in our community. Seeing the impact of their efforts is a great feeling.” Natalie Buckel | Leadership Henderson Director, Henderson Chamber of Commerce “A perfect day on the job is when I have the opportunity to visit our job sites and … [Read more...] about What’s Your Perfect Day?
“The most memorable milestone in my career was contributing to the rebranding of Desert Passage to Miracle Mile Shops in 2007 and offering customers a fresh look with new stores, restaurants and entertainment experiences.” Wendy Albert | Senior Director of Marketing, Miracle Mile Shops “We were awarded the contract at the Springs Preserve in March of 2014. The last two years … [Read more...] about What has been your most memorable milestone in business?
“I remember as a child getting a telephone. Our number was 779 and the operator connected you to the person you wanted to call. Fast forward 65 years and look where we are today. Technology has revolutionized how we communicate, how we interact, how we conduct business and how we live.” Shelley Berkley | CEO and Senior Provost, Touro University Nevada “The day the fax machine … [Read more...] about What is the Most Significant Change You Have Seen in Your Lifetime?
“Ricky Gervais said it best, ‘I want to keep working out so that I can eat more cheese and drink more wine!’ But I also want to spend less time on my phone and more time connecting with those around me.” Jessica Rabbo | Owner, Core Studios “My New Year’s Resolution is to have more fun with my family, lower my carbon footprint, help my clients’ develop and implement their … [Read more...] about What is your New Year’s resolution?
“Nevada should expect continued economic strengthening, especially from new construction developments, a rise in our national education ranking, massive turnover in the Legislature and legalized recreational marijuana in 2016.” Erica Harvey | Director of Operations, Radman Hospitality “2016 is going to be great for Southern Nevada. Thanks to the ego-humbling recession, we … [Read more...] about What Changes do you Expect 2016 to Bring for Nevada?