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The Notes: April 16, 2018

Kelly Shibari is marketing outreach coordinator at the Erotic Heritage Museum.

Rusty McAllister, executive secretary-treasurer of the Nevada State AFL-CIO, was elected to the Public Education Foundation’s board of directors.

411 Locals, an internet advertising agency, is among the world’s top local SEO companies for January 2018 as ranked by PromotionWorld’s “Top 10 SEO Company Awards.”

UNLV has the No. 2 registered nursing program in Nevada and Nevada State College’s nursing program is fourth, according to the annual RN program state rankings. Other Southern Nevada schools in the top 10 are Roseman University of Health Sciences, College of Southern Nevada, Carrington College and Touro University Nevada.

Heidi Glassman is catering and special events manager at Titan Brands.

Denis Bacon is chief operating officer and Matthew Bunin is the chief financial officer at Blue Heron.

PlusFour Inc., a third-party debt collector, earned certified status for information security by HiTrust because the company meets key health care regulations and requirements for protecting and securing sensitive private health care information.

Marriott International and global development firm Witkoff plan to open a resort at 2755 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The Drew Las Vegas is expected to debut the chain’s Edition brand in Las Vegas and mark the Strip’s first JW Marriott. It is anticipated to open in late 2020.

The Gaming Standards Association and Gaming Standards Association Europe created a technical committee dedicated to blockchain use. Blockchain technology affects data sharing and security. It has the ability to provide regulatory authorities with previously unobtainable levels of transparency. GSA’s committee will advise on possible areas where standards could be developed.

The Gaming Standards Association elected a new board of directors. The chairman is Roman Czubak, Novomatic Gaming Industries; vice chair is Randy Hedrick, Scientific Games; and treasurer is Byron Bridger, Atlantic Lottery Corp. Re-elected to the board were Scott Milford, Aristocrat; Adrian Marcu, IGT; Mike Langedock, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corp; Chris Hobbs, Microgaming Software Systems; Syed Hussain, Oregon State Lottery; Francesco Rodano, Playtech.

David J. Tina, the 2017 president of the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors, was honored by Nevada Realtors as the first Nevadan to complete the “10 for 10 YPN” program. The program was created by the National Association of Realtors to encourage members of its Young Professionals Network to donate to NAR’s Realtor Political Action Committee. The 10 for 10 YPN campaign encourages members to invest $10,000 in RPAC over a 10-year period.

Nehme Abouzeid is founder and president of LaunchVegas, a marketing firm. His clients include CG Technology (formerly Cantor Gaming), medical wellness company Carepoynt and beverage company JottShots.

Cash Sweiven is an audit senior manager at RSM US LLP.

The Silverton opened the Lightning Link Lounge, a space on the casino floor dedicated exclusively to Aristocrat’s Lightning Link machines.

Marcus Prater will continue as the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers executive director into 2021. The board also approved a contract extension for AGEM Director of Responsible Gaming Connie Jones. Six companies joined AGEM:

• Comtrade Gaming, based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, a high-end software and technology provider to the land-based and online gaming industry sectors

• E4 Gaming, based in Mexico City, a provider of casino layouts, currency options, table game equipment and loyalty kiosks in Mexico and Latin America

• Gaming Specialized Logistics, based in Henderson, which provides management over the flow of goods and materials between points of origin and end-use destinations specifically for the gaming machine business

• Millennial Esports, based in Toronto, Ontario, a producer of premium content, omni-channel marketing and distribution platforms, and online and offline event creation and coordination

• RCT Gaming, based in Mexico City, which develops software and hardware for video bingo and slot machines, and offers machines on a sale or rental basis

• Rising Digital Corp., based in Las Vegas, which develops, manufactures and distributes game products and systems with an extensive product line of slot, table, lottery, video, mobile and social games, and game systems and platforms.

MountainView Hospital received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for its anesthesiology residency program for 18 residents.

Brenden Graves is director of client services for DC Building Group.

DC Building Group completed a Taco Bell at 2033 E. Charleston Blvd. The project was designed by architect Gary Guy Wilson. The general contractor also built an AM/PM convenience store and Arco gas station in Henderson, at 65 N. Gibson Road. It was designed by Suzana Rutar Architects.

Ground was broken for Somerset Skye Canyon Academy, a tuition-free, college prep, public charter school at 10111 W. Skye Canyon Park Drive, Las Vegas.

Sin City Detail And Training Studio is open at 520 W. Sunset Road, Suite 15, Henderson.

Spring Valley Hospital earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Core Certification for total hip and total knee replacement.

After 20 years of service, executive director Deborah Huber retired from HealthInsight Nevada. Kevin Kennedy took over the position upon her departure.

Amy Hoban Russell is Southern Hills Hospital’s chief nursing officer.

UNLV School of Medicine professor Katherine Hertlein, whose research examines the effect of technology on human relationships, has been named a Fulbright Scholar. Hertlein is the program director for the UNLV School of Medicine’s Couple and Family Therapy Program. Hertlein’s research will take her to the University of Salzburg in Austria, where she will teach two courses and conduct a survey on how people use technology in Austria to initiate, maintain and terminate relationships.

Michael Matzke joined De Castroverde Law Group’s personal injury team.

Johnny McMahon is president and chief operating officer of SpeedVegas.

Las Vegas launched a revamped city services app that offers tracking of the free Downtown Loop shuttle service. The Go Vegas App is available for download for iOS from the Apple App Store and for Android at Google Play.

Caesars Entertainment CEO Mark Frissora and Gov. Brian Sandoval presented Steve Hill, chairman of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority and Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority chief operating officer, with the Caesars Community HERO award.


This story originally appeared in the Las Vegas Weekly.