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The Notes: May 21, 2018

Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” list includes 25 doctors from Comprehensive Cancer Centers. For 2018, two Comprehensive physicians were named “America’s Top Doctors” and 23 were named “Regional Top Doctors,” spanning the specialties of medical oncology and hematology, radiation oncology, pulmonary disease and surgery. Wolfram Samlowski and Nicholas Vogelzang were named “America’s Top Doctors.” “Regional Top Doctors” are: Mary Ann K. Allison, Michael J. Anderson, Fadi Braiteh, Andrew M. Cohen, John “Jack” Collier, Dan L. Curtis, Khoi Dao, Souzan El-Eid, Farzaneh Farzin, Oscar B. Goodman Jr., Regan Holdridge, Clark S. Jean, Edwin Kingsley, Raul Meoz, Anthony V. Nguyen, Rupesh J. Parikh, H. Keshava Prasad, Hamidreza Sanatinia, James Sanchez, Michael T. Sinopoli, Margaret Terhar, George S. Tu and Brian Vicuna.

Merlin Contracting and Developing was named the 2017 Custom Home Builder of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders.

Allstate agency owner Michael Westra received Allstate’s Agency Affiliation award for celebrating 15 years as a Henderson business owner.

Las Vegas HEALS, a nonprofit membership-based health care association, relocated its offices to the Roseman University Summerlin Campus at One Breakthrough Way.

Fingerprinting Express is open at 1350 E. Flamingo Road, Suite 11, Las Vegas.

Community Development Partners and BLVD Capital opened the Baltimore Gardens and Cleveland Gardens Apartments. The Baltimore and Cleveland Gardens project is a 201-unit family development for households earning up to 60 percent of the area median income. The two rehabilitated apartment complexes consist of 21 buildings constructed between 1958 and 1960. Extensive upgrades were made to update building systems and exteriors, and water-efficient landscaping was installed. Interiors were updated to include new flooring, paint, cabinets, countertops and energy-efficient windows and appliances. Renovations were designed by Integrated Design & Architecture, constructed by Precision General Contractors, with property management by Cornerstone Residential.

Sun Commercial Real Estate’s top-producing teams of 2017 are led by the Investment Services Group, which consists of Cathy Jones, Paul Miachika, Roy Fritz, Jessica Cegavske and Jennifer Lehr. The group specializes in investment sales across various product types. The top teams continue with C2, Paul Chaffee and Wil Chaffee, who specialize in office transactions. Rounding out the top are Lisa Hauger and Tim Erickson, who handle primarily industrial and office transactions.

The Mercer-Las Vegas is open at 9830 W. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas.

Maverick Airlines received the Federal Aviation Administration’s 2017 Award of Excellence “Diamond Award” for dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety.

NAB Nail Bar is open at 8891 W. Flamingo Road, Suite 101.

Robert Levin, a professional duplicate bridge player from Henderson, was elected to the American Contract Bridge League’s Hall of Fame.

Jordan Wolff is a shareholder at Kolesar & Leatham. His practice focuses on corporate law and commercial litigation.

Americana Holdings, a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise, was recognized as a global real estate leader at the company’s national sales convention. Americana Holdings was recognized as the No. 3 overall franchise in the world in residential sales and the No. 5 overall firm in commercial sales.

Somerpointe Resorts is providing residences to players and staff with the Las Vegas Lights. Some members of the organization call Tahiti Village their official home, while others stay at the two other Somerpointe Las Vegas properties, Club de Soleil and Tahiti Resort.

Las Vegas is a member of the Smart Gigabit Communities program, which facilitates collaboration among various municipal agencies and businesses and US Ignite, a nonprofit organization helping to accelerate advanced networking technology.

David Mims is an accounts manager and Francisco Morales-Chavira is an account executive for LMG Las Vegas, which provides video, audio, lighting and LED support.

Bruce Cassity joined Howard & Howard Attorneys. He concentrates his practice in the areas of intellectual property, commercial litigation, business & corporate law, and real estate.

Ryan Hays is director of purchasing for Touchstone Living.

Peter Cox and Nicholas DeGeorge are wealth advisers with Nevada State Bank.

The Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center at Spring Valley Hospital received the distinguished Center of the Year award for the West zone from Healogics, a company that manages wound care centers. The center also received the President’s Circle Award for exceeding clinical outcomes and operational goals for the second year in a row, and the Center of Excellence Award for exceeding clinical outcomes for the second year in a row.

Karla Ramberger is chief nursing officer at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.

Roche Constructors received a Pyramid Award in the Commercial, $5-10 Million category of Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction Awards for their work on Albertsons Store No. 2804 in Las Vegas.

Nyla Abbey is a physician assistant-certified working at Southwest Medical’s Summerlin Health Care Center, 10105 Banburry Cross Drive. She specializes in adult medicine. Laura Millener is an advanced-practice registered nurse at Southwest Medical’s Lifestyle Center West, 8680 W. Cheyenne Ave. Dr. Lissette Rodriguez de Armas specializes in cardiology at Southwest Medical’s Eastern Health Care Center, 4475 S. Eastern Ave.

Rebecca Nau joined the corporate marketing team at Las Vegas Events.

N. Scott Distillery is open at 3065 N. Rancho Drive, Suite 144, Las Vegas.

Alyssa Anderson, vice president of public relations for Las Vegas Sands Corporation, and Ray Specht, founder and CEO, Specht Leadership Consulting, joined the state board of directors of Communities in Schools of Nevada. The board’s chairman is Bob Glaser, vice president and senior director at BNY Mellon Wealth Management.

Greg Brower is a shareholder in the litigation department of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck.

James Patrick Shea is shareholder and chairman of the Creditors’ Rights, Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy group at the law firm of Kolesar & Leatham.

Samuel Lionel, director in Fennemore Craig’s Las Vegas office, received the Legacy of Advocacy Award at the William S. Boyd School of Law’s Barrister’s Ball.

Bentley Las Vegas at Towbin Motorcars, 5550 W. Sahara Ave., has been selected as one of nine dealerships in the Americas to join the Bentley Elite Club in 2018.

Nevada State Bank opened a branch at 11035 Lavender Hill Drive, Suite 170, Las Vegas.

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This story originally appeared in the Las Vegas Weekly.