The truth of the matter is youâ€™re only as good as your support. Here at Real Vegas, we are forever grateful and appreciative of all the continued support! Without the names here, this publication would not be possible. As this winter issue is dedicated to the 2019 Women Who Wow who grace our front covers in this winter issue; including our beloved Mayor Carolyn Goodman and the incredible Gina Corena of Corena Law Offices. This magazine is a result of our hard work, blood, sweat and tears and at Real Vegas magazine, we will NEVER claim to be a one man show. What we all do in contribution to each issue is truly a labor of love and from the bottom of our hearts, we proudly thank every writer, photographer, contributor in every way, shape and form. Without you this would all be impossible and telling the stories and providing rich content to our readers is very important to us. Please feel free to submit any editorial pieces for consideration to: email@example.com and please follow and like us on social media and visit our ALL NEW website: realvegasmagazine.com
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The Amazi ng
Women in My Life
By: Chair Oscar B. Goodman
the elite Seven Sister College,
will be seeking her last four-year
the essence of these amazing
Bryn Mawr, where she was its
term (due to term limits) at the
women because each of them
president of student government.
are bigger than life. They are all
than these accomplishments, is
independent and their energy is
School in Las Vegas, the first
that she raised our four children
boundless. They change things,
to be kind, decent people who
make a difference, and as a result
private school in the State of
make the world a better place
of their actions, each has had a
Nevada. She was its president
because of their presence. Each
profound influence in shaping my
of our children have grown into
character and of course my life.
intelligent adults â€“ all of whom
Carolyn is my love and brings an
remuneration, rather doing it as a
hold professional degrees with
abundance of joy into my life and
labor of love. She became Mayor
which to serve the community.
to countless others. She attended
of our great city in 2011, and
She has been the best wife any
husband could ask for. She made
PhD while in her 80’s. She taught
our home a haven for me at a time
blind people how to sculpt, and
reputed mobsters and protected me from being swept up in a Damon Runyonesque lifestyle of money and glamour. It is truly an “Ozzie & Harriet” marriage! The trait I most admire is that she does and says what she believes is right. Her honesty has taught
worked with wayward teens to set
that I was actively representing
both inside and out.
me never to be afraid to take a stance or express an opinion when you believe in something. In other words, the truth will out. My
applying to Stanford University said in her resume, “I know you only
a graduating class. I am the top third.” (She was in the first graduating class at the Meadows with
in her class.) She has a tough job, being the family therapist in the Burn and Trauma units at UMC. She receives praise for her empathy and caring for those she serves. She works with the most vulnerable, and embraces them.
patients the dignity they deserve notwithstanding their disabilities. She is beautiful both inside and out. My great
Professional Sculptor’s first place prize in Philadelphia. She spoke her mind, while giving me free rein to fly when I was growing up. She was the first “bohemian” that I knew, and her artistic flair was
inherited by me. She received her
them on straight paths. I learned from her that age is only a state of mind, and we can accomplish whatever we want as long as we have our health. She lived to be 93, and her mind was sharp as a tack.
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Candice Wiener TALK about women who wow! Las Vegas boasts a plethora of incredible and talented women who continue to wow all year long with all that they do and give to and for our community on an everyday basis. Mayor Carolyn Goodman is a perfect exemplary public figure who exudes this in both her personal and professional life. No matter the challenges we face in business and our personal lives, it’s been said that life is about 10% of what happens to us and about 90% of how we react.
The women you will find within these pages are mothers, business owners, public figures, aunts,
sisters, wives and much more.
To us they are the glue of our community that binds is all together. Many of these
notable women have been subjected to some difficult situations and have come out on top time and time again! We are extremely blessed to know them and honored to be including them in the 2019 Women Who Wow special feature section of Real Vegas magazine! Please take some time to follow them in their everyday lives on social media. I know there’s not a day that goes by in which I don’t see one of their inspirational posts that help keep me motivated and remain strong no matter what challenges present themselves in my personal and professional life. Women are mainly nurturers and givers by nature. I’ve personally had the honor of being raised here in Las Vegas by one of the most virtuous women I know, Marsha Wiener. As a mother of 8 children (not including those she’s mothered and didn’t give birth to), she taught me a steadfast knowledge of right and wrong. And while growing up, I would see mothers who would enable their children even when they didn’t always do the right thing; my mother refused to allow me to settle for anything less than what was ethical, honest and good. If I was in the wrong, she would tell me so that I could in turn take accountability and learn from my mistakes. To me, the definition of a good mother was one her taught her children to always do the right thing, even when no one was looking. I am very thankful to my mother and my late grandmother, Blondina Decker for their virtuous nature and wisdom beyond their years. As you look through the 2019 Women Who Wow pages in this issue, please take some time to think about the women who have helped you and been a women who wows in your personal life and please, please, make it a point to let them know how much they have impacted your life for the better! As women, it’s imperative that we all lift each other up and support one another. Edification of other women and local women owned businesses is important to our community and the city we so love to live in! Please join us for one of our upcoming Social Saturday pop-up events at the beautiful Tivoli Village, every Saturday, 9am-3pm and for our Vegas Resource event at Tivoli Village the last Thursday evening of every month from 6pm-9pm. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event! Please follow us on social media: @realvegasmagazine for updates and information! And thank you for your support and for reading Real Vegas magazine!
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They’re really intelligent, really creative, really amazing women. These leading local ladies are the first and foremost top Women who Wow in all of Las Vegas. We are extremely grateful to be honoring each and every one of these magnificent leading women and showcasing them in this special feature Women who Wow issue in Real Vegas magazine! As strong minded and entrepreneurial women who continually support our community, the women within these pages and “the list” for the 2019 Women Who Wow issue are simply amazing! All of them have faced challenging situations both professionally and in their career and the fact remains the same: it’s throughout these challenging times that the women who wow remain steadfast in the face of adversity and overcome, and that’s just one of the tools, perseverance that makes them winners and sets them apart. These women have done above and beyond just that! They have risen to the occasion and come out on top and many have had some very difficult tribulations to overcome. From abuse both at home and/or in the workplace, to having been undermined by misogynistic leaders throughout their careers and many more terrible and traumatic scenarios some of these women have faced; these ladies are truly the cream that always rises to the top! Please take some time to find and follow them and their local businesses online and on social media. We are honored to present the 2019 Women Who Wow issue!
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Gigi Roundtree is the Founder & President of Common Tree. A local 501c3 Non-Profit who services local students in need and provides relief to the disenfranchised segment of Las Vegas. Common Tree has also adopted the school of Walter Jacobson Elementary, supporting students’ needs and bringing smiles to their faces. Gigi also sits on the Executive Board for Women’s March Nevada and is the Author of the Book “Note to Self”. Before anything else, she is also a devoted Mother and Wife. Gigi and her amazing board members stay passionate in servicing our community with hope and love. @commontreelv Common Tree
Gina Corena is a distinguished lawyer based in Las Vegas, Nevada. With eleven years of professional experience, she is the founding member and managing partner of The Law Offices of Gina Corena, PLLC. Ranked in the “Top 40 under 40”, she is a leading attorney in the field of personal injury. Her background as an insurance defense attorney provides her with an insider’s perspective when advocating for her clients’ rights. Since its founding, she has established her firm on a platform of excellent customer service. In the decade since starting her legal career, Ms. Corena has built a reputation as a skilled and passionate client advocate. @gina.corena
Jennifer Bradley has more than eighteen years in media and community relations in Las Vegas. JB Public Relations has notable clients such as Vegas PBS, Tivoli Village, The Juice Standard, Lakeside Event Center, and Roseman College of Medicine. She has opened and launched clients including, Cowabunga Bay waterpark, Escape Reality, Fingerprinting Express, PINUP, Adventure Combat Ops, and Absolute Balance. She is formerly Executive Director of Children’s Non-Profits and is currently involved with charitable events, for Folded Flag Foundation, New Vista, Lion Habitat Ranch and Veterans Village. She also serves on the board as the Co-Chair of American Cancer Society, Sunrise Children’s Foundation, Create a Change, Better Business Bureau and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital - Nevada. Bradley received the Humanitarian of the Year Award in 2009 and 40 Under 40 in 2008, by Vegas Inc. @jenpbradley
Linda Naw is one of Las Vegas’ most recognized real estate agent. She has been involved with organizations such as AREAA, serving as co-chair of community outreach and recently she served as the 2017 President of the Women’s Council of REALTORS. To name only a few she was also recognized as one of the top 25 Women in Real Estate, Top 40 under 40, and Top 100 Women in Las Vegas. An affirmation Linda presents daily “Real estate is more than about just selling homes, it is about positively impacting people’s lives. Much of Linda’s success can be attributed to her community involvement. As the President and Founder of Combat for a Cure, Linda hosts an annual Gala where she honors Courageous Kids and their families who struggle with the challenges of battling cancer. @Lindanaw_com
A Las Vegas native, Jennifer Vaughan is passionate about promoting the arts at UNLV. As the communications director for the College of Fine Arts & Performing Arts Center, her responsibilities include media relations, marketing and communications for the departments of art (including the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art and Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery), dance, film, theatre, the School of Architecture, the School of Music, and the Performing Arts Center. Jennifer earned her degree in journalism, with emphasis in public relations, at the University of Nevada, Reno. She managed the accounts of several high-profile clients at local agencies before joining UNLV in 2001.
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Lisa Davis is the Associate Director of the UNLV Lee Business School MBA Program. Her professional and community involvement includes serving National Association of Graduate Admission Professionals Experts Bureau, board member of Super Summer Theatre and advising two student organizations, Golden Key and the MBA Student Association
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Shannon Wilson is an attorney with Black & LoBello. Ms. Wilson’s legal practice is focused primarily on finance, small business and the emerging markets of cannabis and hemp. In her young career, Ms. Wilson has gained an impressive legal reputation for her critical thinking and attention to detail in such areas as business structure, capitalization, operations, regulatory compliance, contracts, and property entitlements. She has also earned a winning record in complicated regulatory matters concerning cannabis and hemp licensure. Ms. Wilson has been recognized for her educational seminars and is appreciated by her clients for her work ethic, dedication and accessibility. @BlackLoBello
Michele Lobello is a founding member of Black & LoBello, one of the first and only female owned law firms in Nevada. Mrs. LoBello has been active in the legal community for over 25 years. She served as an intern to the Honorable John McCain (AZ) and as law clerk to the Honorable Steven Jones (NV) and practices exclusively in the area of Family Law including complex prenuptial, co-habitation and marital settlement agreements, divorce, mediation, child custody, and guardianship. Mrs. LoBello has he has received the highest awards nationally and locally for her excellence in law and commitment to clients. @BlackLoBello
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Tyra Bell-Holland is the founder and CEO or RESORTCIERGE MD, the only 24/7 House Call medical group dedicated to medical tourism on the fabulous Las Vegas Strip, servicing most of the top luxury resorts. As a prior professional career Concierge, she has married her passion for tourism and medicine as a gamechanger in the industry. Tyra is also the President of Ava Rose Agency PR & Social Media servicing clients in the luxury tourism, medical, retail and F&B marketplace. A few of her clients include Cirrus Aviation Services, Tivoli Village, Kitchen Table Squared, Mercato Della Pescheria, Café Americano, On Demand Sedan Chauffeured Transportation, The Stove & more. Tyra also serves her community by serving on the Boards for the American Cancer Society, Last Friday Foundation & the UNLV Hotel College Alumni Association. She is also the Co-Chair for the Power in Purple Campaign 2019.
Tisha Black is a founding member of Black & LoBello, one of the first and only female owned law firms in Nevada. Ms. Black has practiced law for over 20 years, focusing primarily on business issues with an emphasis on corporate structure, real property and cannabis. She pioneered legislation protecting property title, small businesses and marijuana regulation. Ms. Black established the Nevada Dispensary Association, serves on Boards and teaches educational seminars. She is a small business advocate and has earned numerous academic and professional awards. Motivated by challenge, Ms. Black completed four Ironman competitions and has three children. @BlackLoBello
Shawn Smith is the co-founder of Starfire Web Design. As the director of sales and marketing, she assists companies by creating digital marketing strategies that strengthen their brand and online presence, using objectives laid out by the client. Having owned two other successful companies over 25 years, has given her a unique understanding of the challenges of running a successful business and the importance of delivering a clear message to that business’s customers. With over a half million in sales in 2018, her passion for helping owners understand their brand message and the psychology of their consumer, drive her daily. starfirewebdesign
Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman became the Mayor of the City of Las Vegas on July 6th, 2011. Mayor Goodman has been recognized with the â€œDistinguished Nevadanâ€? award and has become a Sarah D. Barder Fellow in the John Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth and an Alumna of the Year in Education at UNLV.
M ayo r C a r o ly n G o o d m a n
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Mayor Goodman Continues to Be at the Forefront of
Cutting-Edge Innovations for Our City
LAS VEGAS is a boomtown. Even as the population and economy surges over the past decade, the
By: Rob Holbrook
city’s infrastructure, industry, and culture somehow keep pace with the ultimate desires of its community. With steadfast and consistent leadership guiding the economic ship, Las Vegas is among the top U.S. cities for entrepreneurs and, specifically, woman-owned businesses. In the spirit of honoring local women who WOW us here at REAL Vegas, few individuals inspire
and lead through their actions more than our mayor,
Mayor Goodman, you’ve held the office for nearly two
Carolyn Goodman. As she gears up for a run at a
terms, what is the state of Las Vegas for 2019?
third term (the first female mayor in Las Vegas to do so, in the event that she wins), Real Vegas had the
Mayor Carolyn Goodman:
opportunity to speak with Mayor Goodman about the
It seems we’re finally coming out of the recession.
current state of Las Vegas, what’s on the horizon for
There continues to be a lot of interest in the core of the
our city, and how she envisions her legacy for future
city. Of course, major work on the medical district on
Charleston, which is extremely important. Symphony Park’s growth and construction on a new convention center and mixed-use apartment complexes. Both the World Market Center and downtown hotel expansions are also in the works. Of course, with much of the city tending toward apartment dwelling and starter homes, the huge growth we’re seeing in the northwest where the remnants of “old Nevada” lives on, really is great. And we’re always fanning the fever for a Major League Soccer team.
Mayor Carolyn Goodman with City Attorney Scott Adams – 2019 State of the City Photo Courtesy of the City of Las Vegas
Real Vegas: How do you envision Las Vegas as a small-business and entrepreneur-friendly city in the years to come? Mayor Carolyn Goodman:
We’re always changing, as a city, and always focusing
You recently announced you are running for re-
on mobility and safety. The innovation district bustling
election. Looking down the road, how do you view
Downtown and us being one of the first cities to
your legacy for future generations of children in Las
integrate autonomous vehicular transportation, helps
put Las Vegas at the forefront of cutting-edge thinking for entrepreneurs.
One of the greatest aspects of
Mayor Carolyn Goodman:
Las Vegas is one person truly can make the biggest
I don’t think of myself in terms of legacy, I never
difference and have a large impact. If you are
have. I grew up knowing education is one of the most
creative, innovative, have initiative- then Las Vegas
important things, and I’ll always say it. I happen to be
has a place for you. As a relatively young community,
one of those people who believes in total equality for
Las Vegas has numerous opportunities and those
all-girl, boy, nations, races- there’s really no difference
opportunities continue to grow.
between us. Life is really about choices, and that is usually what separates us. Las Vegas is an ever-evolving city, and it moves fast. Mayor Carolyn Goodman is helping shape the path for future entrepreneurs, cutting-edge industry and culture throughout the valley, and that’s why she’s one of Real Vegas’s Women who WOW each and every day.
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Notable Old School Ve g a s Families That Shaped Las Ve g a s
By: Candice Wiener
BORN on April 8th, 1899 in Reno, Nevada, A.E. “Al”
a fan of Al Cahlan. Greenspun made it a point to
Cahlan was a prominent news publisher in Las Vegas.
regularly combat Cahlan on his front-page column “Where I Stand”. Seemingly fit, Greenspun intended to
From the span of 1926-1960, Cahlan turned a 300
title his column similar to Cahlan’s, “From Where I Sit”,
weekly circulation publication into a strong daily
but apparently the word “from” fell off the column in
subscribership of 27,000, which at the time was the
the production phases. When the Sun was catching up
largest in the state. The newspaper he owned and
in circulation, Reynolds exercised his right to buy out
created is now known as the Las Vegas Review-
Cahlan in 1960. There have been some discrepancies
Journal. Cahlan published a front-page news column
that have been reported in the past regarding the sale
for nearly 40+ years. He was deemed one of the
date and ownership of the paper.
most influential newspapermen in all of Las Vegas’s history. Frank Garside was the original owner and
publisher, but he entrusted Al Cahlan to take it over
as managing partner, to build its exposure and make
political kingmaker and a civic progressive, using
it more lucrative.
community. He also represented Clark County in Apparently in 1949, Garside opposed new equipment
the Nevada Assembly, was the Democratic national
expenditures and Cahlan found a new co-owner by the
committeeman, served as chairman of both the Las
name of Don Reynolds. Cahlan remained managing
Vegas Planning Commission and the Colorado River
partner, with an agreement in tact that either partner
Commission, was state commander of the American
could buy each other out if so desired. Subsequently,
Legion, and helped engineer the deal by which the
in the 1950’s the Las Vegas Sun newspaper surfaced,
war industries in Henderson would be bought from the
who’s publisher, Hank Greenspun, wasn’t particularly
federal government and kept open in private hands.
The Cahlan family were pioneers in the media sector for 30+ years and their legacy continues to live on through Al Cahlan’s grandchildren and great grandchildren. The Cahlan family has for multiple generations been an asset to our local community, helping to preserve and record Las Vegas and all of Southern Nevada’s rich history and dedicating so much to our Las Vegas community. The Cahlan’s have supported our Real local community by giving back and educating Las Vegas locals on just what it means to be the Real source of local information and history – the Real influencers of the Vegas valley, both past and present. We hope you enjoy following and learning tidbits of information that have previously only available to some of the smaller local families that helped build and shape our city! Stay tuned for more interesting details encompassed with “The Native Juice”. He passed away in 1968. The Cahlan’s had two children who were born in Las Vegas. His daughter, Ruth Marion
Real Vegas magazine is THE ONLY local magazine that
Cahlan, married Milton M Henderson, and the family
is brought to you by locals, for locals, and will proudly
subsequently moved to Iowa. They also had a son,
provide you with relevant content within the pages
John “Frosty” Forest Cahlan, who was an attorney in
of each issue. We will continue to interview native
Las Vegas and then later in Pahrump, Nevada, until his
Las Vegas families that have generations of born
passing. He had three children. “Frosty” Forest Cahlan’s
and raised locals. If you have any notable Las Vegas
son, Mike Cahlan, was our neighbors growing up in Las
families that you would like to nominate for possible
Vegas, whose wife, Tina Cahlan, became best friends
inclusion in an upcoming series article, please email
with my mother, Marsha Wiener. Having the pleasure
of getting to know this incredible family that has been
are also very receptive and open
dedicated to serving the Las Vegas community for
to any feedback or suggestions,
many generations, it was an honor to listen and learn
so please always feel free to
how both of our families were so intrinsically engrained
reach out to us!
into the Las Vegas community. With Mike and Tina Cahlan having 2 young sons, both about the same age as my youngest late brother, Dustin Wiener, they immediately became the best of friends. I have fond memories of babysitting the 3 boys growing up and and again. It’s always fascinating to see how they’ve grown into such kind and handsome young men and I am confident they will continue to carry on the legacy with their young families.
occasionally run into them around town every now
Ph a rma ci st & Publis her join effor ts in the
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Cam pai gn t o Fi ght C ancer
By: Rasheeda Senger
KAMELIA KOHLMEIER, a clinical pharmacist service
research. Kohlmeier & Wiener believe, “Every dollar will
manager in Southern Nevada, has joined the American
help us get one step closer to a world where no one loses
Cancer Society’s Power in Purple Relay for Life campaign.
a loved one to cancer.”
The ladies of power of purple campaign have pledged to raise a minimum of $2,500 for the fight on cancer.
As a young child, Kohlmeier enjoyed playing doctor
Most people associate cancer with the color of pink,
and pretending to administer check-ups to family
but the color of purple represents all
members. Unfortunately, cancer hit
forms of cancer. Kohlmeier is utilizing
too close to home and has impacted
her power of science to educate
Kohlmeier and her family. A close
family member was diagnosed with
knew that she needed the power of
stage two cancer, and Kohlmeier
a publisher to help spread the word
provided love and care throughout
about the Power in Purple campaign.
Kohlmeier did research and located
Candice Wiener, who is the publisher
David Kohlmeier, mentioned, “She’s
of Real Vegas Magazine, and a local
been touched by cancer in both
philanthropist throughout Las Vegas.
her personal and professional lives
and wants to do her part to raise Kohlmeier and Wiener met and discussed the Power of
awareness.” An alumnus of Roseman University of Health
Purple Campaign and how it could help raise awareness
Sciences and a mother of three children, Kamelia
and money for Las Vegas locals fighting cancer. Joining
Kohlmeier graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
forces, both women strategized together ways to help
In her nine years as a pharmacist, Kohlmeier became
passionate about helping people through difficult times.
events will be held to raise funds over the next 90 days.
She counsels young pharmacists and works with patients
Tax-deductible donations will go to the American
around the Las Vegas Valley to obtain the best care.
Cancer Society to be used to fund preventative
Kohlmeier is an advocate for disease prevention through
screenings, treatments and ground-breaking cancer
early detection and routine screenings. She believes in
the American Cancer Society’s mission stating, “Most of
leaders together to raise awareness. The mission of this
us know a friend or family member that had to battle
campaign is to save lives and celebrate lives.” Wiener
with this horrible disease, but together we can defeat
also stated, “Anyone that helps with donating money or
cancer and save lives.”
time will help us move one step closer toward achieving a world free from pain and suffering of cancer.”
As a proud Las Vegas native, Candice Wiener has known many people suffering from cancer. In specific, cancer
The American Cancer Society has invested more than
has directly personally affected Wiener as her aunt
$4.8 billion in cancer research since 1946,
(also her Godmother) passed away from cancer at the
more – and better – treatments, uncover factors that
early age of 50 years old. Wiener and her two young
may cause cancer and improve cancer patients’ quality
daughters (at the time) actually witnessed her aunt in
of life. The lifetime probability of being diagnosed with
hospice screaming as to how badly cancer affected her
cancer is 39.3 percent for men and 37.7 percent for
just hours before her passing. Wiener’s late Grandfather,
women, which is a little more than 1 in 3. In 2016, deaths
Chester Francis Decker also was affected by cancer
in the U.S. from cancer were 22 percent, making it the
and subsequently passed years after the diagnosis and
second leading cause of death after heart disease in
Wiener never did have the opportunity to meet her
both men and women.
all to find
Grandfather, as well as he never had the chance to meet his 13 Grandchildren.
Kohlmeier & Wiener are requesting your help by donating at www.powerinpurplelv.com in order for you to help
Through her publishing career, she has also met so many
save lives and make a difference.
REAL VEGAS people in the community that battled different forms of cancer. Wiener is able to reach so many people through her publishing company that she wanted to spread the word and make a difference. Wiener stated, “The Power of Purple campaign is a great way of bringing together female community
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live. Join the St. Jude mission by
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cures. Saving children. It is the
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The local Nevada chapter, run by
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government and business climate
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with its annual Fashion Gala led by
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fundraising for St. Jude Children’s
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Women’s Leadership Council of
women and children. Beli is well
1998. Learning of the opportunity
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roots and came west to join her
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her Summerlin home. She lives
Las Vegas arena. From a position
recognized by Silver State Awards
of ownership, she has enjoyed
with the Humanitarian Award 2016.
Scott Seidewitz, and has a son at
influencing and molding the future
University of Nevada, Reno.
direction of MJ Christensen.
Darlene Miller serves as Owner
of MJ Christensen Diamonds, the
While deeply devoted to her role
undisputed diamond authority in
Darlene Miller came to Las Vegas
as wife and mother of 23 year
Las Vegas. Her passion and love
in June 2000 with her husband,
of jewelry drives her to achieve
Cliff. The move was necessitated
jewelry is insatiable, and in any
due to their opportunity to acquire
Managing Partnership of M. J.
love for diamonds and beautiful
guests a unique
Christensen Diamonds. In 2006
gemstones will come cascading
the company and work closely
love for jewelry by becoming a
and member of the American
Gem Society and a Graduate she
Gemologist with the Gemological
invested over 30 years in the
Institute of America. She is also a
St. Jude Heart of Fashion
jewelry industry, her family has
member of the Women’s Jewelry
Saturday, May 4, 2019
worked within the jewelry industry
for three generations. Her career
began in Augusta, Georgia with
She and her husband have enjoyed
the then eighth largest jewelry
chain in the United States, A. A.
charities including the Southern
Friedman Company, Inc. where
Highland’s Governor’s Gala for
she grew from the Accounting
Charity of which they are Founders
Department to the position of
of the Boys & Girls Club of Southern
Assistant to the President.
Highlands; Opportunity Village; Best
Buddies Nevada where
After the death of the Owner,
they as also
from A. A. Friedman Company,
honored by the Sunrise Children’s
Foundation; and participate
to build investment support to
with many other local needs driven
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s p i T h t l a e H From a Closet Healthy Girl
By: Andrea Dupper
NEW YEAR, NEW YOU IS SUCH BULLSH*T. Nothing magical happens from 11:59pm on December 31st to 12:01 am January 1st. In fact, for most of us the only magical thing that happens to us is that we’re able to get up before noon after a night of over indulgent debauchery. We make pacts with ourselves, that tomorrow we’ll start eating healthy, hitting the gym every day, be more active, be kinder to ourselves, stick to a commitment…. THIS TIME! It’s time to make S.M.A.R.T Resolutions! It’s nothing NEW, we’re not NEW. We wake up in the same body on January 1 as we put through hours, weeks,
SPECIFIC, this is your mission statement for the year! Your
months of hell the year before. Which begs the question,
who, what, where, when is all answered in exact details.
why are we so quick to resolve our flaws the first of a new
MEASURABLE, this is your tangible tracking for your goal.
year, versus each day we wake up! Congruently why do
Set milestones for your long-term goals.
we set such high expectations of ourselves? ACHIEVABLE, this is where your focus comes into If you’re anything like me, and I suspect you are if you’re
play. How important is this goal to you? How will you
reading this; then you spend weeks getting ready for
accomplish your goal?
January 1. You buy new work out clothes, new fitness journals, read all the articles you can on the newest
RELEVANT, this is when you determine your goal is
greatest diet, mineral, supplement that will reduce stress,
worthwhile. Does it add a positive benefit to your life?
give you energy, help you loose weight. We obsess for
TIME-BOUND, this is when you get REAL and create a time
days over making vision boards, gathering up support
line to achieve goals.
groups, writing out our personal goals and sharing it all with the world!
Here’s what a S.M.A.R.T resolution may look like;
What we don’t do, is make practical, rational, livable
“I want to lose 10 pounds in the next 3 months. I will
goals. We set ourselves up to fail.
We succumb to the
measure my weight on the scale to track my progress.
temptress of a new year. We don’t allow rational thoughts
Once I reach 10 pounds, I will re-evaluate and consider
to guide us. So much so that by the time February 1st
setting a new goal for continued weight loss. Losing this
rolls around, we’ve totally turned on ourselves and gone
weight will help reduce my risk for diabetes and will help
back to our old patterns.
me to move more comfortably when I go hiking with my friends.” Making New Years resolutions is a centuries old practice, that if given the wrong type of power can cause more grief than
2019, we can all make S.M.A.R.T Resolutions together!
It’s Show Time! »
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LADIES, ladies, ladies, let’s be real,
globally. It is my absolute passion
if it wasn’t for us our world would
to help you discover your blind
collapse. Who gave birth to our
spots and hidden treasures. So
greatest leaders? Women!
each other’s girlfriends, mothers,
Who makes decisions behind every
define their self-worth. So many of
and care takers. Us ladies need to
power house? Women! And who
you beautiful ladies are hidden in
guide, inspire, and celebrate our
nurtures the pain and tears back
a world of fear, scared to tap into
achievements, embrace our girly
to life? Women! It’s time to wake
your highest goals and potential.
side and bring out the innocence
up and recognize your power
It’s time for you to finally realize
within. We literally make the world
that you’re so needed to deliver
go around and now is the time
your knowledge, expertise, and
for this superior recognition to be
wisdom. You’re IT! It is time for you
against each other and instead
to recognize your truth and power.
see the opportunity for growth and
Do not for one second doubt
How, you say???
yourself. Old myths and old ways
own unique self. You are a limited
are finally gone! It is your turn
womanhood, your role as a woman,
edition, A UNICORN, one of a kind,
to step it up. Woman up! Show
your mission here on earth, and so
yourself with no fear! It’s show time.
much more. It’s not about color,
our world that carries grief or any kind of uncertainty and pain. We need to recognize one another as
improvement. No woman out there starting
is like you. No one!!! You are your honor
size, shape, or race. We all mirror As a successful woman, a wife,
one another and need to stick
together. We can uplift each other
inspiring and empowering women
where we feel a gap or a hole in
IT’S SHOW TIME.
1. Affirm or journal daily your greatness i.e.; I am beautiful, gifted, talented, motivated, perfect as I am and more... 2. Gratitude - be thankful daily for being born as a woman and having the strength that you do.
3. Start recognizing and documenting your gifts and talents. i.e.; cooking, teaching, anything creative plus more. 4. Write down your goals or what you daydream about. Your wishes and dreams. 5. Create a beautiful dream board with your girlfriends or family. 6. Make it a fun bonding experience. 7. Believe!!! You can achieve this! 8. Honor and celebrate you.
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The Ins and Outs of Urban Dog Etiquette
SAFETY in the city Â»
By: Cathy Brooks
handling experience do not
from the fence line and do not
allow them to put their hands
With influence from ranching
fact, gone to the extreme, a
and post-industrial design, the
poorly socialized dog or well-
• If the dog(s) begin barking,
City of Las Vegas didn’t start
do not engage. Meaning, do
urban dog etiquette knowledge
not make eye contact and
is a recipe for disaster.
begin talking to the dog. If
challenge many others don’t.
expand into concentric rings
you think you have special
of suburbia as so many other
more urbanized there are things
“whisperer” skills and the dog
major US cities did. It happened
we must know as responsible
will stop barking, you’re wrong.
in reverse. Over the last 10
dog owners to keep our dogs
Making direct contact with a
years, monumental growth has
happy and healthy and safe.
dog that feels threatened is
begun reversing the tides, and
fuel for the dog’s fire.
now we are experiencing life in
One new area for many dogs is
• If you have a dog with you,
a way that is increasingly akin
the experience of encountering
to a “typical” city.
dogs on the other side of a
approach the fence.
fence. For many people this This is excellent. It is, however,
experience is new as well. Pro
Beyond fence etiquette here
tip: If you see dogs behind
are some other general tips to
a fence, leave them alone.
help you and your dog enjoy
Whether they are friendly or
an urban experience:
not is irrelevant. Even a friendly
• Think like a dog: It’s important
dog may react negatively to
typically are poorly socialized.
They live in homes with yards.
“turf”. There is no way to know
experience the world if you
They may or may not go for
how a dog, even a friendly
walks. They don’t encounter
one, may react. When you see
most of the kinds of stimuli in
a dog behind a fence, here
• Keep your eye on the dog:
a typical urban environment
are some tips:
It’s tempting to walk down
• Do not approach, touch,
the street chatting or on your
bicycles not to mention sirens,
put your hand through/over or
lots of traffic and crowds of
even up to the fence for the
walking with your dog. Focus.
dog to sniff.
Be aware of your surroundings.
• If you have small children,
• Get grounded: In addition to being aware, be present. Be
and their humans. Suburban
them at least one foot back
Cathy Brooks is owner of The Hydrant Club, a facility specializing in teaching urban dog etiquette in downtown Las Vegas. She also operates a virtual community helping owners improve their handling skills.
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Southern Nevada Nonprofits in
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ENTERING a fresh new year, many Southern Nevadans look for new opportunities to support their favorite community nonprofits, including The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. For some community members, giving cash donations isnâ€™t always feasible, however, especially after the expenses of the holidays. Fortunately, cash contributions are far from the only option to get involved with local nonprofits on a deeper level. Below are just a few alternatives to giving cash donations that Southern Nevadans might find the perfect fit for them in 2019.
VOLUNTEERING YOUR UNIQUE SKILLS For many nonprofits, volunteer support is just as impactful
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select a nonprofit organization to receive donations
assisting with administrative services and more.
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There are also many benefits of volunteering for people of all ages.
PLANNED GIVING Many Southern Nevadans are focused on mapping out their finances for the year ahead.
For college students and young adults, this can be a
That makes this an ideal time to explore options for
great chance to build networks in the community and
planned giving — a flexible donation option that involves
gain hands-on experience in a field of their interest.
some form of financial planning.
opportunities to socialize and stay active.
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support nonprofit organizations.
donations left in a will, estate plan or life insurance policy.
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Many people prefer planned giving for its flexibility, allowing them to tailor giving to their financial needs. Plus, planned giving not only supports nonprofits — it can benefit donors, too. Some forms of planned giving, such as a charitable remainder trust and a charitable gift annuity, can both provide revenue to a deserving nonprofit, while also making income for the donor. If any of these options sound appealing, it’s a great idea to connect with a legal representative to determine what form of planned giving option is the best fit. GIVING SUPPORT To learn more about these and other options to support The Smith Center, a nonprofit organization, please visit www.TheSmithCenter.com.
“I want to talk to people, hear their voices, be in their living presence.
Feel the natural world.”
By: Erik Lewin
MY SMARTPHONE must be smart
through a feed of photos of friends
monuments, like Michelangelo’s
– it’s managed to take over my
of friends of a friend’s mailman
David, but today, we offer Waze
entire life. I’m a shadow of a man
for the next three hours, until I’m
& Dropbox. These are the virtual
without it by my side. Believe
awoken from this daydream by yet
wonders of the new world. The
me, I’m not that easy a mark; it’s
another notification that demands
machines have truly taken over!
that the iPhone is practically a
my attention. I yearn for art that is curated and
Rhodes Scholar. It’s always two steps ahead, slyly using alerts and
Actually, the more attention I give
carefully made, deeply felt work,
buzzers to coax me into doing its
to social media, the less attention
shared only when ready, along
bidding. My iPhone commands:
I have left to nourish. It’s like I’m
with intelligent discourse between
feeding my mind Snickers bars and
well-meaning people of differing
this app! Answer this text! And
expecting it to run a marathon; the
attention span gets shorter and
that can make a sophisticated
ways to do all of the above, of
drains more quickly. I realized all
which I’m perpetually behind. My
this time online was lost to healthier
habituated to answers from a
smartphone has taken the place
pursuits, like reading well-written
touch screen, bickering over two-
of my cat as my most needy pet. I
work (not like this article).
bit headlines and endless selfies
regularly feed it with battery juice,
These are the elements thrive.
are the standard.
clean out it’s crappy data, and
Also, it takes plenty of time to
rub it tenderly in the palm of my
voices, be in their living presence.
Feel the natural world. There are
In fact, social media platforms like
drawings are back! We’ve evolved
all these spare moments in a day –
Instagram, Twitter & Facebook act
over millenia to express complex
I don’t want to miss them anymore.
like a human catnip, irresistably
thoughts and feelings, but it’s
They are all we
capturing our attention. I must pull
now imperative to express oneself
the car over to “like” my friend’s
using dog ears and eggplants.
I want to talk to people, hear their
pronouncement that it has come
I put the phone
time to shave his armpits. While
I’m online, I’ll be sure to scroll
cathedrals, architecture, and great
down, and wake up.
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On the morning of her arranged wedding, a young bride is visited by the former love of her life. Old passions of love and hate are rekindled when the two lovers escape together. Can their fervent ardor overcome the strictures of Catholic Spanish society? Through the lyrically haunting landscape of poet Federico García Lorca’s moon-soaked imagination, we see the penalties and the pleasures of rebelling against the status quo.
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BUILDING upon more than a decade of continued
By: Scott Kerbs
expansion and innovation, the UMC Cardiology and Stroke Center remains committed to offering new procedures and cutting-edge technology focused on saving and improving lives in Southern Nevada.
UMC cardiologists implant the small, FDA-approved device
UMC recently began performing procedures to implant
procedure performed within the hospital’s Cardiac
advanced heart monitors that allow physicians to
remotely monitor patients’ heart health after they leave the hospital. The CardioMEMS HF System is
“At UMC, we take pride in leveraging the latest
implanted directly into the pulmonary artery, and it
can detect signs of worsening heart failure before the
of our patients’ lives,” said Dr. Chowdhury Ahsan,
patient begins to notice symptoms. The data collected
UMC’s Chief of Medicine and Director of Cardiac
by this implantable device can be used by physicians
Catheterization and Intervention. “Innovative tools
to make adjustments to patients’ medications and
such as the CardioMEMS System help our world-class
team deliver the advanced cardiovascular care our
incision, the procedure to implant the Micra system
connects to Wi-Fi networks, the patient simply rests
offers reduced risks and eliminates the need for wires.
his or her head on the pillow to rapidly send data to UMC’s cardiology specialists on a daily basis. Team
“Dr. Ahsan and his
members from UMC’s heart failure clinic review the
data each day to monitor for elevations in pulmonary
artery pressure. Based on the information gathered,
and Stroke Center
UMC can quickly adjust the patient’s medications and
play an instrumental
take additional steps to prevent future complications.
available in Southern Nevada,”
“Based on the
needs. Approximately 5.7 million adults have heart failure across the United States,
for Disease Control and Prevention. UMC is the only hospital in Nevada to offer a dedicated Heart Failure Clinic, providing highly specialized care to community members living with heart failure. In addition to the cutting-edge CardioMEMS HF System, UMC also recently became the first hospital in the state to utilize the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System, a wireless pacemaker that is roughly the size of a large vitamin. Requiring only a small
on the introduction of innovative new procedures and equipment to provide our community with continued to
pump enough blood to meet the body’s
the future, UMC will
heart muscle is weakened and cannot
Heart failure occurs when an individual’s
gathered, UMC adjust”
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B y : C a s s i e Yo u s s e f Being their anchor for two Stanley Cup Championships and three Stanley Cup final appearances; Fleury was selected by our favorite Vegas Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL expansion draft, after coming from a 14 year streak with the Pittsburgh Penguins, and it was the best decision for our Knights. Nicknamed Flower (the French word for flower is fleur) Fleury during the 82 regular season games led our VGK team to extraordinary success during their debut season. Throughout the season, Marc Andre Fleury proved that he was an imperative part of the VGK by leading the team to the Stanley Cup Finals. Throughout the season, Fleury also went on to winning the inaugural Save Streak competition during the NHL All-Star Weekend and later winning his 400th career win against the Philadelphia Flyers. Sweeping the Kings during the first round of the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs, Fleury continued to lead the Knights to victory throughout the playoffs and to the Stanley Cup Finals where we succumbed to the Washington Capitals. Despite the loss, fans continued to support Flower in the 20182019 season where Fleury resigned a three year contract with the Knights and VGK fans couldnâ€™t be more thrilled to have flower power for the next three years.
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Fleury’s smile and attitude has been contagious throughout the community with not only the fans of the Vegas Golden Knights, but teammates, GM’s, opponents, coaches and fans of the NHL, because of his continuous spread of positivity and good vibes. Throughout the two seasons, he’s been seen tickling Blake Wheeler’s ear (of the Winnipeg Jets) during a scuffle between teammates happening behind the VGK net and when asked why he responded by saying he didn’t want to be left out. During the current season, Marc Andre Fleury made headlines again, when he packed snow in front of his goal to protect the puck from going in during an open net shot against once again, the Winnipeg Jets. Although he didn’t get away with this clever trick, it made everyone watching the game laugh. During an interview with thehockeynews.com when Fleury was asked why everyone loves him so much, his “reaction is predictable: he laughs. He blushes. He downplays it.” “It’s very flattering,” he said. “It’s not something I try to do or force. I go to the rink, I love what I do, and I have a lot of great teammates and have made a lot of good friends throughout the years. I always cared about our team, our organization, and always wanted everyone to like it.” Besides his infectious smile and positive attitude, we are excited to see where Marc Andre Fleury can take the Vegas Golden Knights throughout their seasons, and where else his career can excel. Flower Power all the way.
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How This Sports Coach Got Started In The Fitness Industry:
SARAH DORMAN has been working within the fitness industry and sports coaching for over 10 years. Her passion for sports when she started playing field hockey. Her aspiration of being part of the industry
began at the young age of five years old,
grew naturally, and she began shadowing health professionals and top strength and conditioning coaches from the age of 16. Since studying Sports Physiology and Sports
The bulk of her working career has been
Psychology at University, she had no doubt
within the prestigious gym chain of David
of which career path she chose to take,
Lloyds in Belfast, Northern Ireland which
and she hasn’t looked back since.
she worked at for seven years. Throughout the years she gained a vast amount of experience
variety of clientele. This became evident when one of her clients won the PT HERO of the year competition throughout the entire David Lloyd Empire. This was a competition of over 10,000 clients. This prestige helped show the skills Sarah developed as a trainer and why she is within the top 10% trainers within the company, gaining the status and title of David Lloyds Platinum Trainer.
After making a big move to the west coast of America, she continued to aim to grow as a trainer in her new
EXTERNAL WORK OTHER THAN PERSONAL TRAINING:
work place at the exclusive David Barton gym, Las Vegas
In addition to personal training, sports are a massive
at Tivoli Village. Establishing her business for over three
part of Sarah’s life. So, as her role as the strength and
years now, in this fantastic gym, she has continued to
conditioning coach of the Irish U18 Field Hockey Girls,
see great success with clients in America now, just as she
they had success in winning the European Field Hockey
did in Ireland previously. It is Sarah’s desire to continue
to grow her knowledge throughout different aspects of
experiencing success is a testament to what she strives
training to gain greater success, with more specialized
for as a person.
population groups. A few examples include, completion of an ante and post-natal course, cardiac rehabilitation
Now in Las Vegas she is the strength and conditioning
and functional anatomy qualification. This is just a small
coach for the UNLV Rebels ice hockey team. The
list of the vast training courses she has completed and
progress of this team has grown massively, and she aims
only the start of many more to come. The following is a
to condition the players to able to advance to Division
list of examples from the successes Sarah has had when
1 and win this year’s National Championship in March.
dealing with different clients and goals. One client with a lot of hard work climbed the base camp of mount
Another huge area of training for Sarah is running. She
Everest, then returned to 6,000 feet and ran a marathon.
has competed in 5-10km races for the last seven years.
Another client in his mid 50’s had a major heart attack,
This consists of flat races and obstacle course terrain.
then he started training with me and dropped 50 pounds,
She has always gotten big groups of people together to
getting back to the best health he’s been in years. She
join her in different events and have fun while exercising.
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Sarah has a great passion for improving individuals in
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HOW TO BALANCE TRAINING AND A BUSY LIFESTYLE:
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See someone who is
HOMELESS? Don’t give them money. Do this instead.
By: Siloh Moses
Ex-Homeless man gives three ‘tips’ you can use right now to help someone who’s homeless and
they don’t include money!
WHEN I first started serving in
homeless that night. I called it
was ripped, torn, dirty, and the
Las Vegas, doing events that
‘grounding’ and these rules, or
very next person you serve could
catered to delivering fresh food,
three tips, were to make sure that
be wearing a button-down shirt
clothing, hygiene, haircuts and
everyone had a great serving
that looks like it was pressed just
love to those who are homeless,
experience (homeless or not.) I
yesterday. We did not judge.
my number one goal was to keep
delivered my ‘grounding speech’
everyone safe. To give our less
in what I called our ‘Newbie
Our lines for serving would start
fortunate a safe place to come
orientation’ and that speech, my
at 4 pm in the afternoon. We
and receive life’s essentials and
tips, were delivered to guarantee
wouldn’t arrive to start setting up
provide a safe platform for our
that we have a great experience
until 6 pm. We didn’t serve our
community to come down and
first plate until 7 pm and if they
pay it forward with us.
homeless. Those tips I will share
(homeless or not) are willing to
with you now.
wait in line for over three hours
See, when you are an organizer
for a free slice of pizza, then who
night with fresh food, clothing,
hygiene, and haircuts and you’re
When we first started serving; we
dual responsible for two hundred
were serving strictly those who
and fifty volunteers who showed
were homeless. And as we grew
up that night to pay it forward, to
in our servings; we started to
I am going to be completely
be honest, the last thing I want is
recognize that we weren’t serving
honest with you, when I was
a good serving going bad.
for an event that is responsible for
sixty homeless people in a single
are we to judge. So, no judging. We didn’t do it.
DO NOTHING WITH MONEY.
anymore, we were serving those
without a car to sleep in or a
I started quickly noticed after the
who weren’t homeless as well.
couch to crash on (squatting in
first large servings how important
We were serving those who had
abandon buildings and eating
it was to make sure that everyone
a roof over their heads, who were
food out of garbage cans) one
was on the same page. Homeless
single Mom’s and single Dad’s,
thing that did not save me was
and volunteers alike.
who had three children in their
money. A dollar bill did not save
me. What saved me was the
In doing so, I came up with
jobs, but still couldn’t keep food
fact that one person took time
three grounding rules (I called
in the fridge. As they came down
out of their busy life to show me
them ‘Tips’) that were given to
our line you could serve someone
genuine attention. They came by
every brand-new volunteer prior
who was wearing clothing that
me every day. They brought me
to them serving those who are
food, they brought me laughter,
Is everyone that you crack a joke
Take it from our volunteers; the
encouragement, and of course
to, make smile or give words of
reminded me that I was a real
encouragement to on a street
standing at a busy intersection
corner or intersection going to
with their cardboard sign, the
be receptive to you? Of course
next time your significant other
not. Many that you come across
does something that gets you
from this point on will be gracious
upset, or the next time a friend
that you acknowledged them.
disappoints you remember: Tip
Sure...for the day,
They will say “Thank you”, “God
#1, “Do not judge” (You have
hour maybe, but
bless you”, “You are so kind.”
no idea what they might be
However; there are those who
going through.) Remember Tip
you will acknowledge that will say
#2, “Do nothing with money”
something is a little ‘Off center’,
because a genuine joke or word
even quite rude, possibly. Let
of encouragement can go much
it roll right off of your shoulders.
further than a dollar bill could ever
They don’t know you, you don’t
go and remember Tip #3, “Let it
know them... It’s more often than
roll right off of your shoulders.” No
not a personal pun against you,
one can offend you until you give
and they’re just a little upset
them permission to.
Would that dollar have helped me?
would it have gotten me off of the streets? No, of course not...
about where they are in life right If anything, it would have kept
now. Does that make sense? If so,
me there. What got me back on
let it roll right off of your shoulders
‘grounded’ in and fully equipped
my feet was someone believing
like water off of a duck’s back.
to go out and serve those who
in me before I could believe in
myself and that alone is priceless.
mental mind state, I now set you out into the world to go make your impact. In a
street corner or at an intersection,
before you open up your wallet
volunteers were then able to
or not), in our
and hand that dollar bill out of
start serving. These three tips I
later realized could and were
in life. Enjoy.
this... a genuine joke, a word of
being used everywhere by our
encouragement, and of course,
volunteers and not just at our
a reminder that I they are a
servings, but also in other areas of
real person by waving or saying
their lives. Some started using our
“hello” can go a long way. A lot
three tips when they came across
further than just a dollar.
someone who was homeless; yes
Tip 3 #
LET IT ROLL RIGHT OFF OF Y O U R S H O U L D E R S .
of course, they also started using them at home and implementing them
had a great serving experience not)’
someone who is homeless on a
Siloh Moses is the founder of WeWin360.com and #ServingHopeLV Vegas Hometown Hero Vegas Top 100 Men of the Year Esquire Top 40 under 40 Featured in INC Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine and Vice Siloh has also been recognized by the United States Congress and The United States Senate for his work in philanthropy
members. They started to apply
Connect with him by visiting WeWin360.com
them in every aspect of their own
By sending him an email to WeWinFullCircle@gmail.com
Or by following him on Facebook, Linkedin, and Instagram
Jennifer Burbank is the owner of FNOM Worldwide, a Las Vegas event company. If there’s a restaurant that you would like for Jennifer to review please e-mail
RUNNING my event business occupies about 95% of my world, so I take full advantage of free time when life affords it by eating my way around our fabulous city. However let’s just say that I may intentionally plan meetings, or “eatings”, around lunch or dinner just for the sake of deleting the restaurants lingering in my Yelp bookmarks. So I digress, let’s be real, I’m eating 100% of the time whether I’m busy or not. With that said I feel it would be a great injustice not to share my vast cornucopia of dining experience with you, because it just might lead you to discover something exciting and new or could even save you some hard earned cash that would be better spent elsewhere. Either way it would be my absolute pleasure to be your guiding dining light!
CLEAVER is the new brainchild from award winning
While waiting for the wine to decant I spotted Nectaly
mixologist and restaurateur Nectaly Mendoza. Mendoza
buzzing around the restaurant making his rounds as a
was Beverage Specialist for the Light Group before he
good restaurateur should. He eventually made his way
ventured off in 2009 to conjure up his own successful
to our table to make sure everything was up to par and
concoction, Herbs & Rye. Since its inception Herbs
took a moment to share some laughs over a classic Herbs
& Rye has become arguably one of the most revered
& Rye anecdote.
local watering holes in the city. As I write this I reminisce on some of my own boozy Herbs & Rye memories that
While perusing the menu I noticed that a few of the
emanated from a few too many dealer’s choice spirit
H&R favorites, like the Spicy Mussels and Prosciutto &
Asparagus Flatbread, had made their way into Cleaver’s starting lineup. We opted for the Tuna Tartare served with
So what do you do when you find the formula to
avocado, tobiko caviar, black sesame seeds, cream,
success? Naturally you take the recipe and expound
cucumber and crispy rice paper! It was a nice way to
upon it. That’s exactly what Mendoza did with his latest
start the meal.
endeavor Cleaver, located on 3900 Paradise Road, formerly occupied by Ruth’s Chris and Toscano Italian
For the main course I went for the Sea Bass with pea mint
risotto prepared with Spanish chorizo and preserved lemon.
My meat eating counterpart ordered the Surf &
When you pull into the busy parking lot the first thing you’ll
Turf that comes with a 9 oz filet mignon, red wine glaze,
notice is the massive LED vintage style Cleaver marquee,
a 9 oz lobster tail, asparagus and mashed. All in all, it
a sharp contrast from the humble signage at Herbs &
was a good value but both of our meals needed a few
Rye. The inside of the restaurant has an old school steak
modifications to make them unforgettable
house charm melded with contemporary chic décor. There’s a sizable collection of Steve Payne artwork, the restaurant could dually function as his mini gallery. You’ll find everyone from Eddie Murphy to Martha Stewart portrayed in a noble light. We started the night with a few cocktails. Our server was very helpful in the decision making process which led me to discover “Ready Fire Aim”. If you love smoky spicy cocktails this is a must! Pineapple, lime, honey, and spicy bitters are beautifully blended with mezcal to pack the perfect punch. I also sampled the Improved Cocktail,
The service was praiseworthy. From the moment I called
Cleaver’s twist on an Old Fashioned, constructed with
in to request a booth to checking in on us while we were
dining, the hostess was both lovely and accommodating.
Normally I’m a whiskey girl but “Ready Fire Aim” was the
It was 8:00pm on a Saturday and although Cleaver was
slammed we never had to search for our server.
The perfectly balanced cocktails have always been While savoring our cocktails I took my time studying
the star of Herbs & Rye and Cleaver follows suit, but
the extensive wine menu and was impressed by the
the menu offers an excellent selection for casual super
selection. I chatted with the Sommelier to get his
late night dining. If it’s 2am and you’re hankering for
suggestions because it wasn’t exactly a Quintessa kind
Butchered Meats, Seafood & Cocktails your best in this
of night. He immediately gained my favor with his no
city is Cleaver
pressure attitude and tell it like it is candor. We ended up landing on an average Slingshot Cabernet Sauvignon
Inside Tip: Ask to be seated at a table in the bar area,
that was easy drinking for the price point
there’s less noise there than in the main dining room.
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