The Urban Chamber of Commerce celebrated 35 years of service during the Green Tie Gala Awards. Winners were Amy Shaw, McCarran International Airport, Business Advocate of the Year; Cox Communications, Corporation of the Year; John Pinnington, AA Printing Service, Entrepreneurial Spirit Award; Tech Queen Systems LLC, Emerging Growth Award; Accion, Nonprofit of the Year; Ramirez Group, Small Business of the Year; and Office Squad, Veteran-Owned Business of the Year. Also recognized were Eva Martin, owner of three McDonald’s restaurants; Rosemary Vassiliadis, Clark County director of aviation; Las Vegas City Councilman Ricki Barlow; and Jan Jones Blackhurst, executive vice president of communications and government relations at Caesars Entertainment Corp.
Alexander LeVeque is a partner at Solomon Dwiggins & Freer. He has been with the firm since 2011 and practices in commercial, trust and estate law.
Marci Henson is director of the Clark County Department of Air Quality. She previously worked at Lockheed Martin Environmental Services, the Las Vegas Valley Water District, the Southern Nevada Water Authority and Springs Preserve.
Curt Ledford is a partner at McDonald Carano in the firm’s energy, environment and natural resources group.
H.C. Rowe, executive director of the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, received a Casino Entertainment Legend award, which recognizes lifetime achievement in the casino entertainment industry, during the Global Gaming Expo’s third annual Casino Entertainment Awards.
Cayla Witty and Bruce Cassity joined Lewis Roca Rothgerber. Witty is an associate in the litigation practice group. Cassity practices in the firm’s intellectual property group.
Chianti Dean-Lloyd and Mercedes Marquez are loan operations representatives at the Clark County Credit Union.
Taylor Waite is an associate at Jolley Urga Woodbury & Little Attorneys at Law. His focus is commercial litigation, construction law and landlord-tenant disputes.
Carolyn and Stephen Jacobs are owners and partners in Vegas All Net Radio.
Slam!, a charter school established in Miami by Armando Christian Perez, aka Pitbull, broke ground in Henderson.
Stephen Wagner is senior vice president/commercial loan officer, John Gentile is vice president/commercial lending officer and Ron York is senior vice president/retail banking manager of Valley Bank of Nevada’s Henderson location, 4343 E. Sunset Road.
Maureen Schafer is publisher of Vegas magazine.
JC Arens, April Barba, Laura Roca, Liz Abatangelo and David Aegerter joined ERA Herman Group real estate.
Eileen Hagler is branch operations manager and Rosemarie Tran is a teller in the Henderson branch of Meadows Bank. Joining the Spanish Ridge branch are Tracy Rinker as a loan-support specialist, Nikolas Stephens as a document-imaging clerk, Mona Sun as a servicing financial analyst and Brent Williams and Dellainey Hays as couriers.
Snell & Wilmer’s Robin Perkins is editor in chief of the publications committee for the corporate counsel committee of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association.
Fennemore Craig’s Wilbur Roadhouse is chairman, Michael Buckley is vice chairman and Richard Barrier is secretary of the new International Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada. Additionally, John Mowbray joined the National Judicial College Board of Visitors, charged with furthering the quality of education offered by the National Judicial College to improve the advancement of justice through judicial education.
Tyre Gray is an associate at Fennemore Craig. Gray’s practice is concentrated in government affairs, business litigation and alternative dispute resolution.
Tenesa Scaturro is an associate at Fisher & Phillips.
MedWand Digital Health won a Health 2.0 Launch award. Dr. Samir Qamar examined a patient in a Las Vegas hotel, live from the Silicon Valley, over the Internet with his medical device.