“I believe that Nevada’s best asset is our unique approach to both opportunities and challenges. We possess an entrepreneurial spirit combined with an openness to reinvention. We’re not wed to our past.” Mark Haley, President | Smart City Networks “Nevada’s best asset is its people – those who come from other places and those born here. Our collective spirit of adventure, … [Read more...] about What Do You See as Nevada’s Best Asset?
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“My father, Professor Rogers, always shared his passion for business strategy and leadership with me. He encouraged me to strive for excellence and lead by example. The businesswoman I am today is because of him.” Akilah Rogers, General Manager | Opendoor Las Vegas “Mr. Peterson, AP English. He glued ducks’ feet to the ceiling, which made it seem like we were under … [Read more...] about What Teacher Had the Most Impact on You?
“Healthcare Informatics: Millennials are quick to recognize solutions and this new field fits with the improvements needed in the healthcare system. Informatics uses the process design and implements technology for efficiencies. All you need is the staff willing to take it on.” Rachel Papka, Chief Health Informatics Officer | Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging “Tourism and … [Read more...] about What Industry in Nevada Has the Most Potential for Growth?
“I met my husband through Nevada Business Magazine! My PR firm ran an advertorial 18 years ago, and he came across the article. He told one of our clients he wanted an introduction to me, and the rest is history. I credit the magazine with my marriage and two daughters!” Holly Silvestri, Partner | The Ferraro Group “On business in Portland one morning, I had forgotten to pack … [Read more...] about How Did You Meet Your Significant Other?
“To share the lessons of hope, resilience, and renewal I saw time and again in hard-hit Nevada communities in 2017 with all communities around the state in 2018.” Caleb S. Cage | Chief, Nevada Division of Emergency Management “Professionally I’m excited to watch Nevada continue to grow in 2018 and look forward to counting the construction cranes. Personally, I’m most excited … [Read more...] about What Is on Your “Bucket List” to Accomplish in 2018?
“JFK – Even in difficult times, like the Cuban Missile Crisis, he used judgment and restraint to protect us from a serious war. He persevered through health issues and his speeches rallied people to break down cultural barriers.” Farhan Naqvi | Managing Partner Naqvi Injury Law “Lyndon Johnson – He was thrust into office after Kennedy’s assassination and his leadership at that … [Read more...] about In the History of the United States, Who Was Your Favorite President?
“[I’m thankful for] my son! I can have the most stressful day and then when I see him, he inevitably will make me smile. Who can resist smiling at a 5-year-old reenacting his favorite scene from the Batman Lego movie?” Jennifer Braster | Managing Partner Naylor & Braster Attorneys at Law “I am truly thankful for the great relationships and friendships I make each season. … [Read more...] about What Are You Most Thankful For?
“Now, Discover Your Strengths” by Marcus Buckingham & Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D. “It’s important to know who you are and what your strengths are as a business leader. This book helps develop that understanding so you can focus on building those skills while mitigating weaknesses.” Daniel Pearce | GM, Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. at Treasure Island “Leadership: … [Read more...] about Last Word: What Business Book Would You Recommend to Others?
“The most significant changes I’ve witnessed is the evolution of our community and state to accommodate the arts, energy, technology and other great industries!” Valerie Clark | President, Clark & Associates (24 years in Nevada) “One of the greatest things I’ve seen is Southern Nevada’s evolution into a true entertainment destination. We now have world-class restaurants … [Read more...] about What Is the Most Significant Change You’ve Seen in Nevada?
“I would be a national talk show host so that I could interview people from every walk of life and hear their amazing stories to inspire hope. Everyone has a story.” Fafie Moore | Executive Vice President Southern Nevada, ERA Brokers Consolidated “I would choose to coach soccer. I’ve played the sport for over 40 years and have coached at many levels. Skills and lessons … [Read more...] about If You Had to Choose Another Career What Would It Be?
“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?
“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?