The Notes: Aug. 31, 2020

The Small Business Administration Nevada district office named Nevada State Bank No. 1 statewide lender for its commitment to providing critical capital to Nevada’s small businesses in 2019. The award recognizes SBA loan efforts, including government-backed loans that help small businesses get started, maintain operations or expand partners in the lending community. The bank played a role in providing capital through Payroll Protection Program funds. In the three-month program, the bank has processed loans for more than 5,100 clients, totaling more than $647 million in financial relief and affecting more than 56,000 Nevada employees.

University Gateway, the pioneering high-rise, luxury urban residential, retail and office project on Maryland Parkway adjacent to UNLV, was named “Best Mixed-Use Development” by NAIOP Southern Nevada during the Commercial Real Estate Development Association’s 23rd annual NAIOP Spotlight Awards. The Spotlight Awards honor and recognize the membership’s firms and individuals for achievements, built projects or deals conducted during the previous year. In the mixed-use category, judges selected University Gateway based on the live-work-play concept, P3 complexity and the complex integration of student housing and lease buyouts.

Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada appointed three members to its board of directors: Chris Ade, Matt DeFalco and Tyler Bonwell. Ade is a consumer and small-business credit consultant with Wells Fargo, supporting more than 30 branches in Southern Nevada to address credit needs of customers. A U.S. Army veteran, DeFalco serves as special assistant at the Nevada Treasurer’s Office, leading special projects and providing programmatic and administrative support. Bonwell is operations manager for MMC Contractors West, leading mechanical preconstruction and construction efforts with teams across Southern Nevada. The new board members will apply their talents and experience toward strengthening Rebuilding Together’s mission of repairing homes, revitalizing communities and rebuilding lives.

SilverSummit Healthplan appointed Dr. Jeffrey Murawsky, MD, as its chief medical director. Most recently, Murawsky served as the chief medical officer for Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Las Vegas’ largest acute care facility and largest children’s hospital. Murawsky led quality programs that improved mortality rates, reduced complications and enhanced surgical recovery.

TRU Development Company, in partnership with capital partner and real estate operating company, MultiGreen Properties, purchased a 19-acre parcel of land located on the southeast corner of Galleria and Boulder Highway in Henderson for the development of TheApex @Galleria apartment community, which will offer 336 multifamily residential units, and 3.8 acres of retail development available for sale, ground lease or build to suit.

AFWERX, the U.S. Air Force’s innovation arm and catalyst for fostering innovation, was ranked No. 16 in Fast Company’s second annual Best Workplaces for Innovators list, which honors 100 businesses and organizations that demonstrate a deep commitment to encouraging innovation at all levels.

Image360, a visual communications company, was honored with the Gold Center award from leading marketing, print and graphic communications franchise network Alliance Franchise Brands. Terry Whalen, co-owner of Image360, was recognized with the award for exceptional sales and customer service.

A new six-story patient tower is under construction at Henderson Hospital. The project is valued at $150 million and will add 93 beds to the facility and is expected to open in late 2021, with an additional 84 beds shelled out for future growth needs. SR Construction was named the general contractor for the project. The tower is expected to open in late 2021.

The Firm Public Relations & Marketing was honored with two 2020 Hermes Creative Awards, recognizing publicity campaign efforts and a broadcast television media placement. The Firm earned a platinum award for the development and execution of a PR campaign related to corporate volunteer events with Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada as well as a gold award for broadcast placement on behalf of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, highlighting the nonprofit’s Migration and Refugee Services. The Hermes Creative Awards attract entries from Fortune 500 companies as well as globally renowned PR and advertising agencies.

The Ferraro Group, a public relations and public affairs firm with offices in Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City, Phoenix and Washington, D.C., merged with Fior Partners, a boutique public relations company based in Reno. The merger enables Ferraro to broaden its strategic focus in Northern Nevada and into northern California.


This story appeared in Las Vegas Weekly.