Dwayne Miller is chairman of the board and Jim Gist is CEO of JBA Consulting Engineers, an engineering firm. Miller recently served as CEO and has been with JBA since 1997. Gist was hired in 2011 as chief sales and marketing officer.
Dr. Tiffany Tyler is CEO of Communities in Schools of Nevada.
Steven Gallegos is a retail service representative for the Clark County Credit Union.
Francisco Morales is state director for the America’s Voice Immigrant Voter Project, and Viridiana Vidal joined America’s Voice as Nevada’s Voice state director.
Howard Stutz is Golden Entertainment’s director of corporate communications.
Dr. Marie Baron and Dr. Dheeresh Mamidi are pediatricians at HealthCare Partners Medical Group’s Wigwam Pediatric Clinic, 1505 Wigwam Parkway, Suite 230, Henderson.
Dr. Brad C. Stewart is a full-time optometrist at Shepherd Eye Center after spending the past year working part time. Stewart is a Nevada native and has had a solo practice in the valley since 1986. He served for eight years on the Nevada State Board of Optometry, two of those years as president.
Grand Canyon Development Partners, a Las Vegas-based construction and real estate development and construction-management company, hired Mary Lammers to be a project manager for the Reno area.
Harsch Investment Properties acquired the 150 North Gibson Road building in the Black Mountain Business Park in Henderson, which adds 32,820 square feet of commercial property to its portfolio. The building is on 2.11 acres and features four 8,205-square-foot units. Michael De Lew and Greg Pancirov of Colliers International represented Harsch.
Monique Clements is the director of marketing for the Shops at Crystals in CityCenter.
Las Vegas entrepreneur and LV.Net president Marty Mizrahi is using a $50,000 redevelopment grant from Las Vegas to improve the facade of his building at 800 S. Valley View Blvd. The 19,000-square-foot building is the former home of the Las Vegas Sun.
Wi-Fi provided by LV.Net in partnership with Las Vegas has been updated from a connection speed of 1 Mbps to 100-plus Mbps.
Eggslut is open at the Cosmopolitan.
Eyes & Optics is offering an eye-care program targeting executives.
Killer Shrimp, La Bella Napoli Pizzeria, Loco Cantina and Neche are restaurants open at Town Square.
The sale of the Nugget Casino in Sparks to Marnell Gaming closed in May. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
HELP of Southern Nevada broke ground on a 120-bed Shannon West Homeless Youth Center at 1660 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas. The center near Foremaster Lane and Las Vegas Boulevard will close when the new facility opens.
Seasons Market is open in MonteLago Village at Lake Las Vegas.
SR Construction completed Beerhaus at The Park. Construction included 7,150 square feet of ground-up structural steel assembly, finished with brick veneer interior and exterior.
Las Vegas is No. 3 on Cvent’s annual top destination ranking. The rankings were compiled according to meeting and event booking activity through the Cvent Supplier Network.
Firehouse Subs is open at 1121 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas.
Lee’s Discount Liquor is open at 1450 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Henderson.
Harrison’s Guest House was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The building stands as the only known surviving example of an African-American boarding house in Las Vegas from the era of segregation. Harrison House, a local nonprofit partnering with the 5th Ward Chamber of Commerce, maintains the site as a cultural and community center.
The Hard Rock Hotel had a topping-off ceremony to mark the completion of the steel construction for its expanded meeting and convention space. The project, which is adding 18,000 square feet of space, is expected to be finished this winter.
The Clark County Commission transferred land to the Nevada System of Higher Education for building the forthcoming UNLV medical school’s teaching facility. The 9.11 acres sit at 625 Shadow Lane, across from University Medical Center and Valley Hospital.
DiscountWatchStore.com taught more than 100 children in Las Vegas how to tell time as part of a program with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada.
Cox Las Vegas and Manheim Nevada launched two solar projects consisting of three solar fields that produce the equivalent amount of energy to power 238 homes and prevent 1,750 tons of carbon from entering the environment. The Cox Las Vegas solar farm powers a data center that serves customers in and around downtown Las Vegas. The Manheim Nevada solar farm in North Las Vegas consists of two solar fields powering HVAC systems, office equipment and lighting as well as paint booths, mechanic bays and detail equipment.
The Clark County School District broke ground on an elementary school building at West Preparatory Institute School for Academic Excellence at Charles I. West Hall. The 54,554-square-foot, single-story building will be the first elementary building for the school at 2050 Sapphire Stone Ave., Las Vegas.
Body and Mind medical marijuana products, grown by Nevada Medical Group, won seven Grower’s Cup awards at the 2016 Hempfest in Las Vegas: Best Hybrid — 2016 Sin Valley OG; Dispensary Top Shelf — Sin Mint Cookies Oasis; Best Indica — 2016 Sin Mint Cookies; Dispensary Top Shelf — Sin Valley OG Thrive; Best Full Melt — 2016 Tangerine Power, Sin City OG Flower Professional Champion; and the Producers Cup — Sin Mint Cookies Concentrate Professional Champion.
Pot Liquor Contemporary American Smokehouse changed its name to Pot Liquor Smokehouse Barbecue.
The Clark County School District’s Advanced Technologies Academy was recognized as a National Exemplar school by the American College Testing organization. Representatives chose A-Tech because the school has consistently closed achievement gaps for underserved students, with equally high graduation rates for students across all demographic groups and 90 percent of graduating seniors enrolling in postsecondary education.
Ethel M Chocolates is redesigning its Henderson location in celebration of its 35th anniversary.
Inspired eLearning, a security and compliance training company, and Fisher Phillips, the management-side labor and employment law firm, launched a Human Resources Compliance Training Program. The training covers discrimination, workplace diversity, handling complaints, federal and state wages, bullying and lawful interviewing, with more modules to come.
Goose Island Pub is open at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Nevada surveyed Lakeview Terrace and found the assisted-living community to be “deficiency-free.” This designation is given to fewer than 8 percent of senior living communities inspected nationwide. It indicates that the community has exceeded the state’s safety and quality standards and is proof of exemplary resident care by a dedicated staff.
Momenti Spirited Ice Creams expanded into the retail market by offering alcohol-infused ice creams and sorbets at Khoury’s Fine Wine & Spirits, 9915 S. Eastern Ave.
The MountainView Hospital/University of Nevada School of Medicine residency program welcomed its first class of residents. There are 38 internal medicine residents and 14 general surgery residents.
Holo Holo – the Happy Bar is open at the California Hotel.
Mercedes-Benz of Henderson general manager Gus Hoppel and employees Pete Moneo, Trent Jenkins, David Smith and Don Kiernan won the 2016 Southern Nevada New Car Dealers Association Annual Golf Classic with a winning score of 22 under par.