Comedian Rita Rudner and MGM Resorts International executive Mark Prows were honored at the Casino Entertainment Awards. Rudner holds the record for the longest running solo comedy show in Las Vegas history. Prows is senior vice president, entertainment operations. The Axis at Planet Hollywood was recognized as Casino Arena/Amphitheater of the Year. Clint Holmes was named Casino Entertainer of the Year.
Cody Sims is director of field marketing at Cox Business in Las Vegas. Brett Burke is vice president of media sales at Cox Media in Las Vegas.
Adam Joseph is Opportunity Village’s vice president of philanthropy.
Vesela Zehirev joined HELP of Southern Nevada’s board of trustees.
Amber Held is an event development specialist at Las Vegas Events.
Traci Trevino is the marketing and events manager for After-School All-Stars. Sarah Nelson is the organization’s program director. Christine Bouchard is the office manager.
Ben Sparks is the director of political affairs and Julie Walburn is in charge of public affairs and finance at RedRock Strategies.
Ashley Johnson is chief financial officer of HCA’s American Group.
Lashunda Marshall is volunteer coordinator at Nevada Donor Network.
Workplace ESL Solutions, founded by Ronna Timpa, is certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council — West.
Cheryl Congdon is the manager of national brand alliances at Kre8 Media Outdoor Advertising.
Ryan Thornton is the Mesquite Fire Department public information officer.
Jan Jones Blackhurst is the Public Education Foundation board of directors chairwoman. Sig Rogich will serve as chairman emeritus. Other new officers include: John Guedry, senior vice chair; Josh Miller, vice chair of finance; Kendall Tenney, vice chair of development; Steve Forsythe, vice chair of community relations; Chris Cole, vice chair of administration; Ann Lynch, secretary; and Robert Martin, treasurer. New board members include Marie Mortera, who anchors the evening news at News 3 and the CW Las Vegas, and attorney Shauna L. Norton, an associate at Greenberg Traurig law firm.
Makers & Finders opened at 2120 Festival Plaza Drive, Suite 140. Christian Gonzales is the general manager.
Dray Gardner joined the board of directors of Yoga Haven.
Brianne Wills is marketing manager at Las Vegas Harley-Davidson.
Steve Aichroth is administrator of the Nevada Housing Division.
Jason Sanborn is the South Point poker room manager.
Steve Pastorino is vice president of corporate partnerships for the Las Vegas Lights Football Club. José Luis Sanchéz Solá is the head coach.
The accounting firms of Fair, Anderson & Langerman, and Houldsworth, Russo & Co. were named two of Accounting Today’s “Best Accounting Firms to Work For.”
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory opened at the Fremont Hotel.
The Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center at Centennial Hill Hospital is open at 6850 N. Durango Drive, Suite 116, Las Vegas.
Gaming Laboratories International is the first independent test laboratory to be awarded certification accreditation in the province of Mendoza, Argentina.
Bazaar Studio & Parlor, a photo studio, is open at 6201 Dean Martin Drive, Las Vegas.
MountainView Hospital remodeled its labor and delivery unit, including eight private birthing suites, four-bed triage and four antepartum rooms.
VegeNation is open at 10075 S. Eastern Ave.
U.S. News and World Report’s ranking of best hospitals for 2017-18 names MountainView Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center, and Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican’s Siena Campus as “high-performing hospitals.” MountainView’s and Southern Hills’ statuses are based on scores for heart failure. The Siena Campus’ status is based on scores for colon cancer surgery and hip replacements.
CarMax opened a location at 4900 N. Rancho Drive.
AT&T, in a public-private partnership with FirstNet, will build, operate and maintain a secure wireless broadband communications network for Nevada’s first responders at no cost to the state.
One7 Communications is the agency of record for Cheba Hut.
Culichi Town is open at Fiesta Rancho.
Dignity Health was awarded the top company spot in Glassdoor’s annual Best Places to Interview ranking.
“Virtual Reality Powered by Zero Latency” launched at Level Up at MGM Grand.
McCarran International Airport opened three airport nursing suites, created by Mamava. One is on the skybridge connecting the C concourse with the A and B gates; another is placed near the children’s play area in the D concourse; and a third is in Terminal 3 near gate E9.
Aurelio’s Pizza of Las Vegas is open at 6010 W. Craig Road, Suite 150.
Absolute Balance is open at 6115 S. Fort Apache, Suite 104. The studio offers hand balancing, aerial and power yoga, Pilates and contortion taught by Cirque du Soleil acrobats.
The following Clark County School District schools have been named Nationally Certified Magnet Schools: Walter Bracken STEAM Academy, Ed W. Clark High School, Cashman Middle School, East Career and Technical Academy, Mabel Hoggard Math & Science Elementary School, Northwest Career and Technical Academy, Southwest Career and Technical Academy.
Blo Blow Dry Bar, owned by Nancy Ayala, is open at 3900 Paradise Road, Las Vegas.
The Southern Nevada Health District redesigned gethealthyclarkcounty.org.
La Voz, the Hispanic Law Student Association at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, was recognized by the Hispanic National Bar Association as its 2017 “Law Student Organization of the Year.”
Shriners Hospitals for Children, which has sponsored the PGA Tour event in Las Vegas since 2008, signed a three-year extension that carries its commitment to the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open through 2020.