BI-WEEKLY NEWS BRIEFS – NOVEMBER 16 thru 30, 2021

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Business | Consumer | Member information November 16 thru 30, 2021

Minority Lifetime Achievement Inductee

DR. KATE ZHONG

UNLV Adjunct Professor

Top Honor Pioneer Award Inductee

BARBARA E. BUCKLEY, ESQ

Executive Director of Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

Nonprofit Organization Inductee

DR. CHRISTINA VELA

St. Jude’s Childrens Ranch for Children, MPA, CEO

2022 Nevada Women’s Hall of Fame Presented by Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada 17th Annual Women’s Hall of Fame March 25, 2022

Young Professional Leadership Inductee

WENDI SCHWEIGART

Project Marilyn, Inc., Founder

TOP FIVE LEADERSHIP INDUCTEES

Anna Billings

Julie Houchins-UWSN

Jan-Ie Low

Dr. Alexandria Lightning

Sonia Petkewich



Message from the Founder, President and CEO

June L. Beland Women’s Chamber Turns “20” with a Year Long Celebration in 2022 As a Women’s not-for-profit organization, the Official State Women’s Chamber in Nevada’s 157-year history, we are devoted to empowering and improving the quality of life for women in the state of Nevada by providing the resources, education, counseling and coaching, access to capital, and an active network of women to help achieve business and professional success. Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada® was established on May 8, 2002 and continues to promote more than 500+ members. However, we need to reach out to the other 37,600 women entrepreneurs, 9,700 women in executive/ management positions in Nevada and ask them to register with the Women’s Chamber, this will ensure our ability in building a strong coalition to get the help women need and get laws passed to help women succeed. The total population of Nevada is estimated at 3.2 million, ranks 33rd populous state in US. Nevada is the seventh largest state with 110,577 square miles (286,382 sq km) in the United States with 1,426,793 male and 1,412,306 female. Women residents in Nevada make up 57% of the population and 90% of the buying power and decision making. We already made history in 2002 as the first Women’s State Chamber to ever be established in the 157-year history in Nevada which is a major accomplishment for the Women’s Chamber and all the women in the state of Nevada.

Mission & Vision

As the official State Women’s Chamber, within the Union of the United States of America, we have a big role to play in supporting all levels of young girls to women i.e., high school students, interns, college students, employees, women in top positions, small-to-large businesses, corporate executives, government employees, women in Entertainment and Media plus all women in the workforce. Our efforts are on creating an economic community for women in Nevada through entrepreneurship, empowerment, education, training, mentoring, leadership programs, business networking, financial, grants, scholarships, business loans, job opportunities, women certification, community partnerships and alliances. We continue to promote growth, diversity in economic development of women and minority women, and to achieve the integration of women into leadership roles. We also make sure all our voices are heard in Nevada and Washington, D.C. on many issues facing women in in the 21st Century and beyond through our Government Affairs and Community Relations efforts.

Diversity

Building diversity is imperative. We want to increase awareness and strengthen through cultural diversity within the Women’s Chamber and our membership reflects just that. Currently there are women from twenty-six different countries and a wide level of minority women within our membership base. WCCNV continues to build alliances through Minority Chambers, which are very important to the state of Nevada (Asian, Hawaiian, India, Indian, Japanese, Latin, Philippine and Urban to date). We will continue to advise companies to offer more opportunities for women to integrate into higher-level positions and to hire minority-owned businesses for their products or services in the state of Nevada. WCCNV continues our efforts to build international relationships right here in Nevada.

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Celebrating our 20th Anniversary as the Women’s State Chamber of Commerce

History: The Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada® is a Women’s State Trade Organization 501(c) (6). We are the 1st Women’s State Chamber in Nevada year History. In 2017 we have established the WCCNV Legacy Foundation® “At Risk” High School Students, scholarships name “Achieving Your Dreams through Education”. We also established the Young Professional Society, The Entrepreneur Club and Women and Men in Entertainment & Media. The Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada® P.O. Box 20352, Las Vegas, NV 89112 (702) 733-3955 – Fax (702) 926-9270, Website: womenschamberofnevada.org The Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada® was established May 8, 2002 and today it promotes the interests of more than 500+ members, reaching out to 37,600 Women entrepreneurs, 9,700 women in executive/management positions and all women residents who make up 57% of the Nevada population and 90% of the buying power in Nevada. Since 2002, our mission has been to empower, develop, and promote a diverse population of women in the State of Nevada. In addition, we are helping small businesses to adjust to economic challenges, political climate, philanthropy, diversity and entrepreneurial workshops. For more information on the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada® call (702) 733-3955 or email: wccnv2@womenschamberofnevada.org The Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada® dba WCCNV® formed as a State Women’s Chamber to give women the power they needed to accomplish issues concerning women from Las Vegas to the State Capital and all the way to the White House. WCCNV is not a part of any other chamber; WCCNV is the State Chamber of Commerce for Women in Nevada.

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Business | Consumer | Member information ABC Publishing© all rights reserved

A WCCNV Bi-Weekly Publication Novembar 16 thru 30, 2021

Distribution: Print & Digital A division of ABC Publishing All chamber publications donate 25% to our WCCNV Legacy Foundation© Scholarships for “At Risk" High School Students higher education ------------------------------------------------------------An official Chamber Member Publication Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada© P.O. Box 20352, Las Vegas, NV 89112-2352 (702) 733-3955 – Fax (702) 926-9270 A WCCNV member publication Publisher June L. Beland - CEO publications@womenschamberofnevada.org Assitant Publisher & Creative Designer Norman H. Beland Jr. nhbii@womenschamberofnevada.org Editor-in-Chief Marie R. Scrofani – (702) 682-9200 direct marie@womenschamberofnevada.org Advertising Corporate Advertising Director June L. Beland – WCCNV Chamber (702) 733-3955 adv@womenschamberofnevada.org Advertising Account Executive Director Kevin Fairchild – (702) 343-7921 k.fairchild.womenschamberofnv@gmail.com Printer AA Printing Las Vegas John Pennington, CEO – (702) 527-7474

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2022 Women’s Hall of Fame Inductees Message from the Founder, President and CEO Nevada WCCNV Celebrates 20th Anniversary Alberto Delgado UNLV Office of Economic Development Notice to WCCNV Members Programs ~ Luncheons ~ Awards Join A Committee ~ Members only Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening 2022 NV WHOF Inductees Why a Wave of Foreclosures Is Not on the Way? Events Director, Marketing Director 2021 CMA Awards

MGM Supplier Diversity Mentorship Program Brenda Gayle Bryant, the gayle group Happy Thanksgiving Power Breakfast Series (Business Connection Café) Not A Member Yet? ~ Special Offer for 2021~2022 Nathan Adelson Hospice & WCCNV WCCNV Break The Ice With Us Embrace The Challenge Women in Power Business Magazine Elite Photography BOMA Nevada Leadership Award

Social Media/Public Relations WCCNV – (702) 733-3955 Advertisers MGM, NV Women’s Hall of Fame, Brenda Gayle Bryant, NAH Power Breakfast Series, Elite Photography WIP Business Magazine Contributing Articles NV-WHOF, UNLV, CMA Awards 2022 WHOF Inductees, Diversity Partners Tamra Coulter-NV Real Estate November 16 thru 30, 2021

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Alberto Delgado SBDC Project Manager UNLV Office of Economic Development SBDC Nevada at UNLV is committed to supporting

advisors that collaborate with business leaders and

our business community while contributing to the

aid Entrepreneurs to launch, grow, and sustain their

economic development in Clark County Nevada. We

companies. I focus mainly on helping those to be better

are the most comprehensive and accessible statewide

prepared for loan applications. As your lending advisor

source of assistance for small businesses in every

I will help you structure your business loan and find the

stage of development. I work as part of a team of

right lender to meet your business needs.

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Notice to WCCNV Members Member information in Bi-Weekly News Brief NOTICE TO MEMBERS ONLY All 2022 Programs - Luncheons - Awards 6 Specialty Luncheons & Awards Quarterly--New Member Orientation Bi-Monthly--Breakfast Cafe Speaker Series Bi-Monthly--Business Alliance Mixers Bi-Monthly Entrepreneur Club-Bus owners Bi-Monthly--Business Education Workshop Marie@womenschamberofnevada.org

Programs ~ Luncheons ~ Awards Join a Committee OR COUNCIL (MEMBERS ONLY) Advisory Committee Ambassador A-TEAM-Volunteer Committee Diversity-Equity-Inclusion Council Corporate Partners Education Committee (Business) Event & Fundraising Committee Government Affairs Council Legacy Entertainment & Media Marketing/PR Committee

Membership Development Publishing (Print & Digital) The Entrepreneur Club (Leads/Referral) Marie@womenschamberofnevada.org

Join A Committee ~ Members Only NOT A MEMBER YET? Special offer NOW Sign up TODAY to save $$$ before December 1, 2021 ll memberships will go back to original price before Covid-19 By signing up before December 1, 2021 Renewal will not be due until January 2023 (You will get 13 months instead of 12 months and your membership rate stays the same if you renew and goes from Jan to Jan to keep your rate! Call the chamber TODAY 702.733.3955 - 9am-2pm M-F or email Marie@womenschamberofnevada.org

Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada© Only State Women’s Chamber in the 157-year history of Nevada

Celebrating 20 Years in 2022

Are you a Member of WCCNV? JOIN BEFORE RATES GO UP on 12-1-21 Mailing Address P.O. Box 20352 Las Vegas, NV 89112 (702) 733-3955 | FAX (702) 926-9270 www.womenschamberofnevada.org

Power Breakfast Starts back up 2022 Bi-Monthly (2nd Wednesday of the month) Location: Varied - Time: 9am-10:30am Host: Laura Fairchild, Director of A-TEAM Volunteers Tentative Outline & Speakers to follow Moving forward Dates February 9, 2022 - April 13, 2022 June 8, 2022 - August 10, 2022 October 12, 2022 www.womenschamberofnevada.org November 16 thru 30, 2021

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Womens Chamber & Vegas Chamber Member Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

L to R: Kevin Fairchild, Anthony Stavros, Pro-Tem Mayor, Marie Scrofani-Women’s Chamber, Sandra Falk & Stephen Falk, Laura Fairchild-Women’s Chamber, Joanne Ho, Vegas Chamber and guests.

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Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada© Dba WCCNV® and WCCNV Legacy Foundation® Mailing address: P. 0. Box 20352, Las Vegas, NV 89112-2352 (702) 733-3955 - Fax (702) 926-9270 www.womenschamberofnevada.org

NEWS RELEASE

Media Contact: Women’s Chamber ceo@womenschamberofnevada.org (702) 733-3955

17th Annual Nevada Women’s Hall of Fame and 12th Annual Pioneer Award to be hosted by Women's Chamber and WCCNV Legacy Foundation November 18, 2021 - Las Vegas, Nevada. The Nevada Women’s Chamber of Commerce© and the WCCNV Legacy Foundation© will host the 17th Annual Women’s Hall of Fame (‘WHOF’) that will be held March 25, 2022, venue, sponsors, speakers, master of ceremonies and award presenters will be announced December 10, 2021. This is the first fundraising event of 2022 and all net proceeds will go to the WCCNV Legacy Foundation© scholarships for "At Risk female high school students" as well as our NEW Small Business Grants for Women. The 2022 Top Honoree of the NV WHOF Pioneer Award Inductee is; Barbara Buckley, Esq., Executive Director of Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. The Minority Lifetime Achievement inductee is: Dr. Kate Zhong, UNLV Adjunct Professor. 2022 WHOF Women Leadership Inductees are: Anna Billings, General Manager, Retail for Anne Fontaine, Julie Houchins, Senior Director, accepting for United Way of Southern Nevada, Jan-Ie Low, President/Managing Partner of Golden Catalyst and SATAY Thai Bistro & Bar, Dr. Alexandria Lightning, Nurse Practitioner, Lightning Medical, and Sonia Petkewich, CEO, Founder, Taurean Consulting Group and President of NAWBO. Young Professional Inductee: Wendi Schweigart, Founder, Project Marilyn, Inc. Non-Profit Organization Inductee: Dr. Christina Vela, accepting for St. Jude's Children's Ranch for Children, MPA, CEO. WCCNV Legacy Foundation© is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity, Sponsorship opportunities, VIP seats/tables as well as general seating is available by calling the Women’s Chamber at (702) 733-3955 or emailing us for more details: whof2@womenschamberofnevada.org or visit our website to RSVP after December 10, 2021: www.womenschamberofnevada.org.

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Nevada Real Estate

By Tamra L. Coulter

Why a Wave of Foreclosures Is Not on the Way?

The remaining 7% might not have the option to sell, but if the entire 7% of those 1.22 million homes went into foreclosure, that would total about 85,400 mortgages. To give that number context, here are the annual foreclosure numbers for the three years leading up to the pandemic: • 2017: 314,220 • 2018: 279,040 • 2019: 277,520 Thursday November 4th, 2021 Distressed Properties, Foreclosures, Housing Market Updates, Pricing, Short Sales With forbearance plans coming to an end, many are concerned the housing market will experience a wave of foreclosures similar to what happened after the housing bubble 15 years ago. Here are a few reasons why that won’t happen.

The probable number of foreclosures coming out of the forbearance program is nowhere near the number of foreclosures that impacted the housing crash 15 years ago. It’s actually less than one-third of any of the three years prior to the pandemic.

There are fewer homeowners in trouble this time

When foreclosures hit the market back in 2008, there was an oversupply of houses for sale. It’s exactly the opposite today. In 2008, there was over a nine-month supply of listings on the market. Today, that number is less than a three-month supply. Here’s a graph showing the difference between the two markets.

After the last housing crash, about 9.3 million households lost their homes to a foreclosure, short sale, or because they simply gave it back to the bank. As stay-at-home orders were issued early last year, the fear was the pandemic would impact the housing industry in a similar way. Many projected up to 30% of all mortgage holders would enter the forbearance program. In reality, only 8.5% actually did, and that number is now down to 2.2%.

The current market can absorb listings coming to the market

As of last Friday, the total number of mortgages still in forbearance stood at 1,221,000. That’s far fewer than the 9.3 million households that lost their homes just over a decade ago. Most of the mortgages in forbearance have enough equity to sell their homes Due to rapidly rising home prices over the last two years, of the 1.22 million homeowners currently in forbearance, 93% have at least 10% equity in their homes. This 10% equity is important because it enables homeowners to sell their homes and pay the related expenses instead of facing the hit on their credit that a foreclosure or short sale would create.

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Bottom Line The data indicates why Ivy Zelman, founder of the major housing market analytical firm Zelman and Associates, was on point when she stated: “The likelihood of us having a foreclosure crisis again is about zero percent.” November 16 thru 30, 2021


KEVIN FAIRCHILD (702) 343-7921

(702) 497-6544

k.fairchild.womenschamberofnv@gmail.com

rociomahoney01@gmail.com

Went to college in the 70’s earned a BA in Business Admin. After graduation worked in Insurance for 5 years. Worked in medical for 25 years, purchasing, project coordinating and fund raising. After that I spent 15 years working with the public, Community involvement, fund raising and community relations. Belonged to six chambers in the Las Vegas Valley. Worked closely with several charities. Has been a member of the Women’s chamber for 10 years. Due to my up bringing I have always been involved in fund raising. I have been married for 42 years, have 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren. As the Director of Marketing, I look forward to working with all of our members.

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ROCIO MAHONEY

Member of the NV Women’s Chamber & Events Director for Women’s Chamber Over 19 years of experience in the hospitality industry and food and beverages. Leadership skills, Event planner and Coordinator, multi-task problem solver and inspire team across all functional areas to focus on exceeding quality standards and guest expectations and a track record of contributing to customer satisfaction, elite customer service and business operations team needs.

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2021 Country Music Association Awards ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Luke Combs

“Starting Over”

Carly Pearce

Chris Stapleton PRODUCER: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton MIX ENGINEER: Vance Powell Mercury Nashville / Universal Music Group Nashville

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

SONG OF THE YEAR

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Chris Stapleton VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

Old Dominion VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

Brothers Osborne NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Jimmie Allen ALBUM OF THE YEAR

"Starting Over"

Chris Stapleton PRODUCER: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton MIX ENGINEER: Vance Powell Mercury Nashville / Universal Music Group Nashville November 16 thru 30, 2021

“Starting Over”

Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR “half of my hometown” Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney) PRODUCER: Kelsea Ballerini, Ross Copperman, Jimmy Robbins Black River Entertainment MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR “half of my hometown” Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney) DIRECTOR: Patrick Tracy MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Jenee Fleenor FIDDLE

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