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People on the Move: May 14, 2018

The Nevada Commission on Off-Highway Vehicles awarded $1,290,293 to 28 off-highway vehicle projects and initiatives in Nevada. Projects funded in 2018 include:

• Avalanche training, statewide

• Signing of motorized trails in Gold Butte National Monument, Clark County, and in the Boundary Peak area, Esmeralda County

• OHV management plans for Prison Hill in Carson City, and Shoshone Trail south of Battle Mountain, Lander County

• Trail maintenance and signing throughout the Ruby Mountains, and near Jarbidge and Mountain City, Elko County, as well as the Ranger Trail in the Schell Creek Range, White Pine County

• Studies and reconstruction of the flood-damaged Kings Canyon Road, Carson City, in partnership with federal funding

• Multiple law enforcement, search and rescue, and education grants throughout Nevada.

Winners of SBA Nevada Lender Awards, announced by the Nevada district office of the U.S. Small Business Administration, are:

• Top Statewide Lender by Number of Loans: Nevada State Bank (1st place); Meadows Bank (2nd place); Bank of Nevada (3rd place)

• Top National Lender-Number of Loans/Average Loan Size: JP Morgan Chase (1st place); Bank of America (2nd place)

• Top SBA Regional Lender: Seacoast Commerce Bank (1st place)

• Top 504 Lender Number and Dollar Volume: Nevada State Development Corporation (1st place); Mortgage Capital Development Corp-TMC (2nd place)

Las Vegas Billboards acquired space at 4480 Paradise Road, across from the Hard Rock Hotel at the intersection of Harmon Avenue and Paradise Road; and 7750 Dean Martin Drive, visible from Interstate 15 and Blue Diamond Road.

Gary Platt Manufacturing installed 1,500 chairs at Riverside Resort in Laughlin. The company also provided chairs to Kentucky Downs.

The Southwest Energy Efficiency Project presented its “Energy Codes Count Award” to Henderson. The city earned regional recognition for saving its residents and businesses more than $2.3 million on utility bills and reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by about 30,254 metric tons over the past four years. Henderson is the only city in SWEEP’s six-state region to receive the award this year, and just the second municipality ever to earn the honor.

DC Building Group completed T-Mobile’s signature store in the Showcase Mall. The 10,300-square-foot retail store features a massive pattern of illuminated, diamond-shaped, magenta-colored glass topped with a large LED billboard. The interior includes custom walls, faceted panels, and a staircase lit with thousands of programmable LED lights. DC Building Group implemented energy-efficient glazing with a digital screen for advertising and a new facade screen which was designed and custom fabricated for a sophisticated paneling system that lights up the exterior facade at night.

Las Vegas’ Latino Network of Southern Nevada was named the 2018 National League of Cites Cultural Diversity winner at the Congressional Cities Conference in Washington, D.C.

Four brokers from Colliers International-Las Vegas joined the Colliers Everest Club: The 2017 revenues of Dan Doherty, Mike Stuart, Dean Willmore and Brian Riffel place them in the top 10 percent of brokers across the Americas and qualify them as recipients of the award. Six Colliers brokers were included in the Las Vegas Office’s Top 10 Producers for 2017: Chris Clifford, Thomas Olivetti, Taber Thill, Grant Traub, Pat Marsh and Patti Dillon.

Dr. Clevis T. Parker Sr. is Nathan Adelson Hospice’s chief medical officer.

Patrick Warren is senior estimator and Steven Amico is project superintendent at Nigro Construction.

Kate Mazzarella-Minshall is sales manager at Planet Hollywood in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

James Rensvold is senior vice president, private banking manager, and Raine Shortridge is senior vice president, professional banking manager, at Nevada State Bank. Rensvold leads The Private Bank by Nevada State Bank. Shortridge leads the bank’s Professional Banking Group.

Attorney Marisa Rodriguez was inducted as the Latino Bar Association president-elect for 2018 (president for 2019). Rodriguez is an associate in Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial’s litigation group.

Steak ’n Shake is open at Hooters Casino. The location is the largest Steak ’n Shake in the world.

Dr. Marwan Sabbagh is the director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

Raul Bouchot is senior client services representative for Gaming Laboratories International.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors awarded a preconstruction services agreement for the 1.4-million-square-foot expansion to the Las Vegas Convention Center to Turner/Martin-Harris, A Joint Venture.

Redemption Fitness is open at 1059 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation recently elected a new board of directors. Retired Assistant Sheriff Tom Roberts serves as president. Jordan Wirsz, CEO of Savant Investment Partners, is vice president and Joe Murphy, CEO and founder of Murphy Electric, is treasurer. Tom Kovach is secretary. Kovach also serves as executive director of the foundation. The foundation added Judy Stokey, vice president of government and community safety at NV Energy, and Lori Mendenhall with Las Vegas Paving Corporation, to its board.

The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law moved up three places to reach its highest point ever—59th out of 194 accredited law schools—in the 2019 edition of the U.S. News & World Report law school rankings.

NRT Technology Corp., a digital commerce company that works with the gaming and financial industries, acquired OfferCraft, a software company.

Gustavo Herrera was promoted to superintendent at Penta and Bob Parker was promoted to senior safety manager. Kyra Hansen is an estimator on Penta’s preconstruction team; Patrick Wolf is preconstruction coordinator; Dave Bowers is a superintendent; Chris Walker is senior VDC engineer; Kathrina Kobayashi is a project manager; Victor Mejorado and Bryan Hausler are project engineers; and Tim Hutter is senior superintendent.

Brian Cook is president of HCA’s Las Vegas-based Far West Division. He oversees operations for eight hospitals, nine surgery centers and other outpatient locations in California and Nevada.


This story originally appeared in the Las Vegas Weekly.