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Burke Construction Group Announces the Addition of New Shareholders & Principals
Burke Construction Group is pleased to announce the recent addition of Dimitri Mihaloliakos and Thad Lawrence as Shareholders and Principals.
Dimitri Mihaloliakos, a 22-year construction professional and Vice President of Estimating at Burke, previously held the role of Chief Estimator during his 13-year tenure. Dimitri has built a strong reputation in the construction industry, remaining active in the commercial development community, where he serves as a member of the Nevada Contractors Association (NCA), National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) and the leadership organization, Vistage. A graduate of the UNLV Construction Management Program with a minor in Architectural Design, Dimitri has volunteered his time and knowledge as a visiting professor at his alma mater.
With 20 years of industry knowledge, Vice President of Preconstruction Thad Lawrence, LEED AP, distinguished himself early-on since joining Burke in 2007. During his tenure with the company, he has worked in the capacity of Project Manager - joining the Estimating and Preconstruction team in 2010, where he merged his years of experience in Operations. Since that time, he was promoted to a Senior Estimator and Director of Preconstruction Services, where his leadership has been instrumental in delivering numerous successful projects - notably, serving as a certified U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Quality Management specialist leading our Federal Projects Division as well as the Development Manager and Project Executive for our Strategic Partners. Committed to industry growth and education, Thad remains actively involved in organizations such as NCA, NAIOP and Vistage.
Assistance League Las Vegas Presents MGM Resorts Foundation With the National Operation School Bell® Award
Assistance League® Las Vegas was honored to present the National Operation School Bell® Award to The MGM Resorts Foundation on Thursday, May 10th during the regular chapter meeting. The MGM Resorts Foundation is a longtime supporter of Operation School Bell. During the 2017/2018 school year, MGM employees have contributed 498 service hours to Operation School Bell. From helping children pick-out clothes to financial donations– support from The MGM Resorts Foundation and MGM employees has a powerful and positive impact on the Las Vegas Operation School Bell program and children in need across the Southern Nevada community.
Operation School Bell®, the signature program of Assistance League®, provides assistance to children in need. Chapters determine the specific needs in their local communities, then develop, fund and implement the programs. Assistance League is widely recognized for its efforts to provide new school clothing to children in need in communities across the country.
M Resort Spa Casino Unveils a Handcrafted Cocktail And Dining
On May 18, M Resort Spa Casino will introduce an elevated culinary attraction: 16 – A Handcrafted Experience, open Friday – Tuesday from 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. Perched on the 16th floor of M Resort, this intimate venue will offer stunning, floor-to-ceiling windows and an outdoor patio, providing unmatched views of the Las Vegas skyline paired with a diverse menu of handcrafted cocktails and innovative shared plates.
“16 – A Handcrafted Experience is the first-of-its-kind culinary adventure at M Resort. It’s the ultimate place for those looking to enjoy handcrafted cocktails and enticing shared plates in an intimate, upscale environment,” said Michael Credico, Vice President of Food & Beverage Operations at M Resort Spa Casino. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer guests a place to kick-back, relax and take advantage of spectacular Las Vegas skyline views.”
Social consciousness pays off for small businesses says Cox Business survey released during Small Business Week
Social consciousness is spilling over into U.S. consumers’ shopping and dining habits, according to the 2018 Cox Business Consumer Pulse on Small Businesses. The survey data was released during National Small Business Week, a weeklong annual focus on entrepreneurs and small business owners, April 29 – May 5, led by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Seventy-one percent of survey respondents said they would spend more money at a small business if it supported a positive social or environmental cause.
While 68 percent of consumers think small business owners should openly promote the causes they support, more than half would stop supporting a small business if the causes they supported weren’t in line with the consumer’s social and/or environmental views. But the survey highlights still other data including in the area of technology.
Cox named No. 13 on DiversityInc 2018 Top 50 Companies List
Cox Communications earned the No. 13 spot on the DiversityInc 2018 Top 50 Companies list, the company’s 13th time to be recognized among the nation’s corporate diversity leaders. Cox has been ranked No.18 the past two years.
Cox was also specifically recognized for its leadership in Supplier Diversity, Mentoring and Diversity Councils.
“We are committed to having a diverse workforce which enables us to compete and grow. Our employees know that we embrace and foster an environment that builds on the unique talents that come from a variety of people and perspectives,” said Pat Esser, president, Cox Communications.
The DiversityInc Top 50 list, issued yearly since 2001, recognizes the nation’s top companies for diversity and inclusion management. These companies excel in such areas as hiring, retaining and promoting women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT and veterans. Cox first appeared on the list in 2006.
"Events of the past year have demonstrated that decisive ethical leadership is necessary to guide any organization to success," notes Luke Visconti, founder and CEO of DiversityInc. "Successful leaders hold themselves accountable to be culturally competent, a skill that requires constant learning. DiversityInc Top 50 Companies have a metrics-evidenced ability to treat people more fairly than other large companies. They also have a greater-than-average return for their shareholders."
CCCU Welcomes Nicole Johnson as Social Media Coordinator
Clark County Credit Union (CCCU) recently hired Nicole Johnson as a member of its award-winning marketing team. As the first Social Media Coordinator with the credit union, her main responsibilities will be creating and maintaining social media pages and profiles, as well as assisting with other communications and marketing activities. She will also build and execute social media strategies designed to help reach new CCCU members through research, benchmarking, messaging and audience identification.
Las Vegas Nurses Honored for Inspiration and Innovation During CCCU’s Fifth Annual National Nurses Week
Clark County’s only state-chartered credit union for medical professionals is honoring local nursing professionals and students during National Nurse’s Week on May 6-12, 2018. Clark County Credit Union (CCCU) is offering thousands of dollars in gifts and prizes to local nurses and nursing students for the fifth year in a row.
“Nurses are a big part of our credit union family,” said Matt Kershaw, CCCU’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are once again celebrating Nurses Week to show our appreciation for nurses and their inspirational work in our community. We saw that first-hand following the shootings in Las Vegas when our nurses worked around the clock, inspiring us with their acts of selfless service. Our prize drawing is one way we can show our thanks for all that nurses do to help all Clark County residents.”
From now through midnight, May 12, 2018, nurses and nursing students may enter to win one of several prizes at www.CCCULV.org/nurses. There is no purchase necessary and CCCU membership is not required to win. There will also be a photo booth in each of our branches with historic photos showing the rich history of nursing, along with current photos of our local nursing community.
The prizes will include $50 gift cards, a spa getaway and the grand prize: a $1,000 travel voucher. Nursing students are also encouraged to enter a separate drawing at the same website for a chance to win a $500 gift certificate.