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The Notes: Aug. 5, 2019

America First Credit Union opened its 15th branch in Southern Nevada at 1400 S. Rainbow Blvd.

Michael Patane is a certified physician assistant with Urology Specialists of Nevada, working at the practice’s 2010 Wellness Way location.

Henderson Hospital was awarded a second consecutive “A” from the Leapfrog Group. The designation recognizes Henderson Hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers.

Brian Douglas, principal fire protection engineer at TERPconsulting; and Justin Veilleux, principal at FEA Consulting Engineers, each received a 2019 40 Under 40 Award from Consulting-Specifying Engineer, a national magazine that covers mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering.

The Roseman University of Health Sciences Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has been granted an initial five-year accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The Henderson campus has been accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, formerly the National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission, since 2008.

CAI Investments broke ground on a Delta Hotels by Marriott, marking the final phase of the 8.6-acre multipurpose development project at 3883 W. Flamingo Road. The 260-room, full-service hotel will feature 10,000 square feet of meeting space, 1,600 square feet of retail space, a rooftop pool, fitness center, covered parking, lobby dining bar and coffee bar.

Panattoni Development has begun work on a 550,024-square-foot industrial development. Located on a 29.99-acre parcel at the intersection of Interstate -15 and Speedway Boulevard in North Las Vegas, it will be called North 15 Logistics Center. Construction of the project is estimated at $47 million and is scheduled to be complete in the first quarter of 2020. The project will include two buildings and is owned by LIT Industrial Limited Partnership, a Clarion Partners company with Panattoni Development serving as the project developer. The contractor is Alston Construction and the architect is HPA Architects.

SR Construction completed the third-floor renovation at the Northern Nevada Medical Center in Sparks. The project consisted of a 17,475-square-foot improvement of the existing third floor in the hospital to include a pharmacy, five surgical recovery rooms, administrative support space and 16 private rooms.

Work has commenced on a municipal courthouse at 100 E. Clark Ave. It is being developed by the Molasky Group of Companies, along with Martin Harris Construction as general contractor, PGAL as lead architect, Walter P. Moore as structural engineer, MSA Engineering and GCW Engineering. Estimated to be complete in January 2021, the four-story facility will house municipal court functions, including traffic court, court administration and courtrooms for the six municipal court judges.

Las Vegas Sock Market and New Balance opened at Las Vegas North Premium Outlets. Las Vegas Fight Shop, Lacoste, Oakley Vault and Charlotte Russe opened at the Las Vegas South Premium Outlets.

The Nevada Department of Transportation, in coordination with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, launched the Small Business Resource Center at 3085 E. Russell Road, Suite G, Las Vegas. Funded by the Federal Highway Administration, the center provides free small-business development resources and information.

Bruce Spotleson is vice president of fund and partner development at the Neon Museum.

Marquis Care at Centennial Hills received the bronze “National Quality Award” from the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living.

Dream Big Nevada’s office is open at 2900 Stewart Ave., Las Vegas. Individuals can stop by to ask questions, volunteer to help other families, and learn about various topics such as citizenship, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DUIs.

VivaAerobus Airlines has launched direct service from Monterrey, Mexico, to Las Vegas. Flights are offered two times weekly.

Brittany McCoy is development officer at St. Jude’s Ranch for Children.

Becky Petring, Christopher Hume, Tiffany Tyler-Garner, Elizabeth Blau, Mark Taggart and Mary Lynn Palenik joined the board of directors of Comunities In Schools of Nevada. Nevada State Bank’s Petring serves as president and chairwoman of the CIS Nevada Advisory Council for the Western Division and was selected to become a state board representative. Hume is a documentary filmmaker. He previously served as chief creative officer and senior vice president of advertising and content for MGM Resorts International. Previously serving as president and CEO of CIS of Nevada, Tyler-Garner is director of the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. Blau is founder and CEO of restaurant development company Blau + Associates. Taggart is president and CEO of Toyota Financial Savings Bank. Palenik is vice president of the project management and process improvement office for Aristocrat Technologies.

Three District Court judges have been sworn in: Judges Jacqueline Bluth and Cristina Silva will handle cases on the civil/criminal docket. Judge Rhonda Forsberg has a domestic caseload at Family Court.

Helping Hands of Vegas Valley and James Seastrand Helping Hands of North Las Vegas have merged. The two agencies have combined office and warehouse space and will continue under the name Helping Hands of Vegas Valley. Their office is at 3640 N. Fifth St., Suite 130, North Las Vegas. Marcia Blake is executive director.

Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts International are among the “Most Community-Minded Companies” by Civic 50, a Points of Light initiative.

Caesars Entertainment Corp. is ranked on Computerworld magazine’s “Top 100 Best Places to Work in I.T.” Ranking 26th on the list for midsize organizations, Caesars Entertainment was selected for its job training, career advancement opportunities, team member recognition, leadership accessibility and flexible work schedules.

Home365 has launched in Las Vegas. The company provides digital tools for property managers, property owners and tenants. Home365 also acquired Pangea Realty & Property Management, a company that owns more than 300 single-family homes in Southern Nevada.

Richard Knoeppel, a career and technical education and architecture teacher at Advanced Career and Technologies Academy, was inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame. Knoeppel, the 2019 Nevada Teacher of the Year, has been an instructor for 31 years.

Clark County was named a certified ACT Work Ready Community, a national designation that uses hard data to help close the skills gap and produce a workforce ready to meet the needs of current and future employers. More than 550 employers in Southern Nevada already support this initiative, which revolves around the WorkKeys Assessments. The ACT WorkKeys Assessments determine a job seeker’s readiness for the workplace by measuring a range of foundational workplace skills. Job seekers who pass the three main assessments earn a National Career Readiness Certificate. If skills gaps are identified, the ACT WorkKeys curriculum helps close those gaps.

Vegas PBS received two 2019 Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Pacific Southwest Chapter. Remembering Vietnam: Las Vegas Veterans, by Jeremy Helal, Gary Williams and Vegas PBS was recognized in the category of Historical/Cultural—Program or Special. Outdoor Nevada—Our Radioactive History, by John Burke, Fabiana Ubben, Sergio de Souza, Hayley Etter, John Lloyd, Todd Hailstone, Dustin Hall, John McClain and Vegas PBS was recognized in the category of Magazine—Program/Special.


This story originally appeared in the Las Vegas Weekly.