NVHC and RMHC Las Vegas Unveil NEW Ronald McDonald Care Mobile

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas And Nevada Health Centers Cut The Ribbon On A New State-of-the-Art Dental Van To Serve Uninsured Children

Ribbon cutting, and tours of the new Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Dental Van Program includes remarks from Alyson McCarthy, CEO of the Ronald McDonald House, a representative from Nevada Women’s Philanthropy, and a representative from Nevada Health Centers. Come Meet The Fleet and see all five of Nevada Health Center’s Mobile Health Units on public display.

RMHC® creates, finds, and supports programs that directly improve the health, education, and well-being of children in the community. The new state-of-the-art Care Mobile will allow RMHC Las Vegas and Nevada Health Centers to serve even more children from low-income families who lack access to quality dental care.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Las Vegas:
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of Greater Las Vegas is a non-profit, 501c3 organization that provides temporary housing for families who travel to Las Vegas to receive medical treatment for their children. RMHC® of Greater Las Vegas also creates and supports programs that directly benefit children and families in the greater Las Vegas area. For more information, visit their website.

Rose Parade Event Honors Manohar “Mike” Lilaram Vaswani

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Palm Eastern Mortuary and Cemetery and Nevada Donor Network will honor Manohar “Mike” Lilaram Vaswani, founder of the Asian American Group, which aims to help preserve Asian culture and make Las Vegas a more inclusive community. Family and friends will honor Mr. Vaswani, as a tribute to him for being a donor by decorating a “floragraph” on Nov. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mint Indian Bistro, 4246 Durango Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89147. The floragraph is a portrait of Mr. Vaswani made of floral and other natural materials that will then be featured on the OneLegacy Donate Life Float at the 135th annual Rose Parade in Pasadena, California. Nevada Lieutenant Governor Stavros Anthony and Judge Joanna S. Kishner will be on hand to honor Mr. Vaswani.

Mr. Vaswani and his wife, Rita Vaswani, immigrated to the United States in 1971. He was a businessman whose purpose was helping others. His strong faith and love for family also prompted him to help his siblings emigrate from India. No one ever needed to ask Mr. Vaswani for help because he would lend a hand whenever he saw a need. Mr. Vaswani was committed to helping the underserved community, and he led others in many community service projects over the years. Each year, Mr. Vaswani and his team donated thousands of turkeys and toys to elementary students in Las Vegas during the holidays. He happily gave money to those in need, and when asked why, Mr. Vaswani said he was always looking for ways to bring God’s blessings to others.

After a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, Mr. Vaswani died peacefully at home on July 31, 2022, with his family by his side. His final wish was fulfilled when his healing gifts were recovered by Nevada Donor Network and his brain tissue was given for Alzheimer’s research.

The Dignity Memorial® network first participated in the OneLegacy Donate Life Float in 2009 with Dignity Memorial providers in the Los Angeles and Inland Empire areas of California. The locations who participated were so moved by the experience that Dignity Memorial decided to take this on as a national campaign. In the last three years, Dignity Memorial has given $750,000 to Donate Life America to help continue the life-saving actions of organ, eye and tissue donation.

“It is such an honor to partner with Nevada Donor Network and work with local families that are greatly impacted by organ, eye and tissue donation,” said Celena Dilullo, Las Vegas market director. “We are proud to assist these families in remembering and celebrating their loved ones who gave the ultimate gift of life upon death.”

This year’s OneLegacy Donate Life Float, themed “Woven Together: The Dance of Life,” will feature the culture of the Hopi, native to the American Southwest. The float features a beautiful Butterfly Dancer wearing an impressive and intricate headdress. Surrounding the dancer are traditionally woven baskets full of life-giving corn and other fruits from Hopi culture.  Memorial floragraphs honoring life-giving organ, eye and tissue donors will be displayed on the baskets; transplant recipients will ride on the float and living donors will walk alongside it. This beautiful Native American scene is completed with prickly pear plants, stalks of corn and fluttering butterflies.

This group of Pueblo Native Americans is one of the oldest cultures in the United States, originating approximately 7,000 years ago. The Hopi have always been outstanding weavers and artisans, and their dances include colorful costumes and impressive headdresses. Award-winning float designer Charles Meier created a beautiful design that honors the culture and traditions of the Hopi and, by extension, all Native Americans.

About Palm Eastern Mortuary and Cemetery 

Palm Eastern is honored to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® Premier Collection, an exclusive group of select properties. This designation is your assurance of very high standards. In many ways, Palm Eastern exemplifies the can-do spirit and success of the great state of Nevada. Our recognition for excellence began in 1972 and was based on unparalleled service along with our ability to orchestrate highly personalized life celebrations. Today, those characteristics continue to define us, continue to make us strive and are ultimately what set us apart.

About Nevada Donor Network 

Nevada Donor Network is a federally designated 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organ procurement organization (OPO) committed to saving and healing lives through organ, eye and tissue donation. Established in 1987, Nevada Donor Network is one of only 56 OPOs in the United States serving more than 3 million people in the state of Nevada and over 100,000 potential transplant recipients across the country. We work collaboratively with hospital staff and community partners to promote research and provide a strong support network to courageous donor families who’ve turned loss into hope. At Nevada Donor Network, we encourage Nevadans to help individuals in need of life-saving transplants through education, research and action. Nevada Donor Network is a member of Donate Life Nevada, an affiliate of Donate Life America, whose state-wide efforts encourage Nevadans to register as donors. For more information, please visit www.nvdonor.org

SNHD: First Flu Death of Season Reported

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The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting the first flu-related death in a Clark County resident — a man in his 60s. Reports of hospitalizations and people seeking care for influenza-like-illness in the community are also continuing to increase, and the Health District is encouraging everyone to do their part to protect themselves and others from spreading the flu or getting severely ill by getting the flu vaccine.

“This death is a tragedy, and I offer my condolences to this man’s family and friends,” said Dr. Fermin Leguen, District Health Officer for the Southern Nevada Health District. “Unfortunately, the flu can be a serious illness causing severe illness and deaths each year. I encourage everyone to get the flu vaccine and to practice healthy habits to protect themselves and their loved ones.”

Flu season typically peaks between December and February but can last until May. It’s not too late to protect yourself for the remainder of the flu and holiday season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone 6 months and older get the vaccine each year. Older adults, younger children, pregnant people, and those with underlying medical conditions are more at risk for severe illness from the flu. People who care for children who are too young to get the flu vaccine should get vaccinated instead. Flu vaccines are available at Health District clinics as well as doctor’s offices and pharmacies throughout Southern Nevada.

The Health District also encourages people to take steps to stay healthy. Simple measures can help prevent the spread of flu, COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses.

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and running water. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Stay home when sick and limit contact with others.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue. Throw the tissue away after using it.
  • Take a COVID-19 test if flu-like symptoms develop.
  • Take antiviral drugs for flu if prescribed by a doctor.

The Health District Influenza Snapshot and Influenza Report by Age Group is available each week at www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/news-info/statistics-surveillance-reports/influenza-surveillance/.

The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info. Follow the Health District on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

First Friday Encourages Locals to Wrap it Up on December 1st

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First Friday Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, announces that the December 1st First Friday is a place where families can “Wrap It Up” and get ready for the holiday season.

The art walk area on Boulder Avenue and First Street will feature an estimated sixty First Friday artists and craftspeople.

Key elements for this month include:

  • Hours of Operation – 5:00 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • First Friday Footprint – The Art Walk is on Boulder Ave. in front of the Arts Factory and on 1st Street. The food garden and bar are in the Art Square parking lot.
  • COVID-19 Requests – Guests are asked to be mindful of others. There are no mask requirements or social distancing requirements currently. First Friday will continue with its program of sanitation and asks guests to continue washing/sanitizing their hands.
  • First Friday’s Featured Artist Steven Horlock, a local artist, has lived in Las Vegas since 1994. He is a self-taught artist who concentrates on life drawing and plein air and is a storyteller using dreams as inspiration for his artwork. Horlock is always learning how to best render an interpretation of the world using his knowledge of light. His art ranges from narrative portraits, fantasy art, surrealism, and painting from life. His tools include oil, acrylic, airbrush and he also is a professional body painter.
  • Cindy Funkhouser Residency Space – Cindy was the primary founder of First Friday and we honor her with a monthly space given for free to a local artist – hosting Andrea Knox, featuring her life-affirming and vivid landscapes.
  • City of Las Vegas Main Stage – Enjoy the holiday show from BC Entertainment with local students and bands performing during the event; SECOS will perform at 9:30pm.
  • Entertainment – First Friday Karaoke during the event – come and sing your favorite holiday tunes with your friends.
  • First Friday Artist Residency LaRon Emcee and Dray are the resident artists through December 2023. Starting in January 2024, two new artists will be in residence.
  • Santa ClausFlora Couture decks the halls of our Santa Claus meet-and-greet benefiting the Community Outreach Medical Center. Flora Couture is a family owned and operated staple in Las Vegas, for more than 25 years, specializing in luxury floral needs and grand holiday displays.
  • Live Painting – Several artists, including Said Gomez, thehaveknotts – Knotts and Big Fox paint live throughout the footprint – also, attendees can take part in interactive murals.
  • Plant-Based Plaza – Ongoing event. Located in the new mural park across from the English Hotel, this area hosts plant-based food tents and trucks, live mural painting, Girl Scout activities for families, nutritional education and fresh farm foods.
  • Food Trucks – Over twenty favorite gourmet food trucks will be featured in the food garden.
  • Other arts district art galleries, restaurants, bars and other retail businesses are open for First Friday.
  • Roadwork
    • Expect street improvements that will delay traffic throughout the coming months. However, we look forward to the beautiful improvements in the area.
  • Parking Info:
    • Parking Options: Online Information
    • The city paid Parking Lot (only $6) located at 500 S. Main Street will be open with free shuttle drop off at Hoover and 1st.
    • Ride share drop off also located on Hoover and 1st
    • Event onsite parking for $25 at 902 Casino Center corner of Hoover and Casino Center
    • IMPORTANT INFORMATION RE PARKING: *** First Friday is only operating parking in the streets immediately surrounding the festival on 1st Street and Coolidge. These spaces are available for $25 cash at the check-in tents. We are NOT operating in any of the vacant lots in the area for parking. There have been reports of people directing people to these lots and collecting money to park there. Do NOT Park in any of these lots – you risk being towed. Please notify us if someone approaches you about parking in one of the nearby vacant lots or you see this happening. Thank you! *** The First Friday Foundation and its partners are not responsible for any damage or theft to your vehicle or belongings while at the event.

The First Friday Foundation will post updates and special offers on scheduled First Friday events and other programming through its social media channels – on Facebook at www.facebook.com/firstfridaylasvegas and Twitter @FirstFridayLV. The website, www.ffflv.org, is active and applications for artists and vendors are currently being accepted.


  • Alternative to driving to the event:
    • Downtown Loop provides transportation throughout downtown and to First Friday during the event.
  • Art Style: Emerging and established artists, craftspeople. Interactive painting for those who want to explore their own creativity. Artists in tents at the event and in the many galleries surrounding the event.
  • Art Walk 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. highlights work by primarily local artists. Check out the artists’ booths at the event and be sure to stop in the many galleries in the arts district – Arts Factory, Art Square, along Main Street.
  • Family fun – there is always something fun for the whole family on First Friday. In August, there are several interactive community art projects throughout the footprint.
  • Music – From 5:00 p.m. local talent will be featured throughout the night. Check www.ffflv.org for details.
  • Food & Drink – 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Explore the many options for your taste buds as the First Friday culinary experience is back in full force with delicious options from the many food trucks, artisan food vendors and restaurants throughout the First Friday footprint and the entire arts district.

Thanks to all our generous December sponsors:

  • city of Las Vegas
  • Park West Gallery
  • AT&T
  • Flora Couture
  • Tanqueray
  • Diageo Brands
  • KTNV Channel 13 Action News Las Vegas
  • Honda

Hours of Operation

5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Vegas Healthcare Ugly Sweater Party – December 14th

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Vegas Healthcare is organizing a festive and charitable event with its ugly sweater party on December 14th from 6-10 pm. We are combining fun and fundraising for a worthy cause. Supporting Safenest, a local nonprofit that assists victims of domestic and sexual violence, adds a meaningful aspect to the event.

The admission fee of $20 or $20 worth of women’s undergarments is a creative way to encourage contributions for a specific cause. This approach not only raises funds but also collects items that can directly benefit those in need.

  • Event Date and Time: December 14th from 6-10 pm.
  • Location: Meet Las Vegas.
  • Parking Options: $10 parking at the event venue or free valet parking at the D hotel.
  • Age Restriction: Must be 21 and over to attend

Please register today at https://vegashealthcare.zohobackstage.com/UglySweaterParty

Gift Basket Donations for Ugly Sweater Party.

To make our event even more impactful, we are hosting a raffle and are in need of gift baskets to enhance the experience for our attendees.

If your business is interested in contributing to our cause, we kindly request the donation of a gift basket. These can be dropped off at the G. Dallas Horton and Associates office by November 30th.Your generous support will not only help us create a vibrant and engaging event but will also contribute significantly to the success of our fundraiser for Safenest.

For your convenience, the office Address 4435 S Eastern Ave Las Vegas, Nv 89119.

We sincerely hope that we can count on your business for support. If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at 702-664-2124.

Thank you for considering our request, and we look forward to the possibility of partnering with your esteemed business for this meaningful cause.

Las Vegas Aces Kiah Stokes to Headline Giving Tuesday Celebration at Giving Machine at Downtown Summerlin

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The Giving Machine, the popular “vending machine” that works in reverse by giving users an opportunity to purchase a variety of much-needed items for local and global charities via the swipe of a credit or debit card, or Apple and Google Pay, will be the site of a Giving Tuesday celebration at Downtown Summerlin® on Nov. 28 where it will remain through Jan. 1, 2024.

Festival Plaza Drive across from Macy’s Courtyard
Downtown Summerlin
Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 10:30 a.m.

Las Vegas Aces center and 2022 and 2023 WNBA Champion, Kiah Stokes, will make a ceremonial donation at a special tip-off to mark Giving Tuesday and the holiday giving season. She will arrive at the event in style with help from the Palo Verde High School Marching Band. Representatives of five local nonprofits that are Giving Machine beneficiaries will join Giving Machine sponsors and host, The Howard Hughes Corporation, for this special event.

Local nonprofit beneficiaries this year include The Just One Project, Communities In Schools Southern Nevada, Baby’s Bounty, Opportunity Village and JFSA. Global nonprofits include Church World Service, Clubfoot Solutions, and WaterAid.

Las Vegans can make donations at The Giving Machine by purchasing items for local nonprofits that range from $5 to $250 and include staples such as groceries, eye exams and glasses, hygiene items, warm clothing, and on the job training. For the global charities, items include chickens, goats, beehives, community wells, and clubfoot braces.

Now in its sixth year, the #LightTheWorld Giving Machines, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, started in 2017 and has raised more than $22 million for local and global charities.  This year, the machines will be in 61 cities worldwide, including Las Vegas. Last year at Downtown Summerlin, $559,535 was donated by over 18,000 visitors. Of that, $342,532 was donated to support five local nonprofits, and $217,003 was donated to two global nonprofits.

Junior League of Las Vegas Teams Up with HELP of Southern Nevada to Feed Families

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On Saturday, November 18, 2023, HELP of Southern Nevada and the Junior League of Las Vegas teamed up to ensure that hundreds of Southern Nevada families in need can celebrate Thanksgiving.

During the event, volunteers helped assemble over two thousand non-perishable food bags.

It’s part of JLLV’s annual “Done in A Day” event, where volunteers dedicate their time to sorting, packing, and organizing donated food items.

“As an organization of women committed to empowering communities, we meet the needs of those most vulnerable, especially during the holidays. Together with HELP we can turn the tables on hunger and nourish the future with compassion and generosity.” President of the Junior League of Las Vegas Chekesha Van Putten said.


The Junior League of Las Vegas (JLLV) is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. JLLV is focused on positively affecting the metropolitan Las Vegas area through JLLV programs and teaming with agencies throughout Las Vegas to improve the overall level of health, wellness and education in our community. For more information about the JLLV, the community programs we support, and our members, please visit our website at www.jllv.org. The JLLV is a part of the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI), which consists of 293 Leagues and more than 155,000 members from the USA, Mexico, Canada and Great Britain. For more information, please go to AJLI’s website at www.ajli.org.

Five Companies Creating 250+ New Jobs for Las Vegas Residents

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Five companies plan to create 271 high-paying, high-quality jobs in the Las Vegas region over the next two years after being approved for state tax incentives today during the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) quarterly board of directors meeting.

The companies approved for incentives include a full-service tax law firm expanding its headquarter operations, a leading producer of action sports events and content that is considering relocating its corporate headquarters, a food-packaging company, a national eyewear brand that is expanding its state-of-the-art optical lab and manufacturing facility, and a plastic bottle manufacturing company.

“These companies are the exact types of businesses we are targeting to bring to the region,” said Tina Quigley, President and CEO of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance. “Two of the companies are looking to locate their corporate headquarters in Las Vegas, which will bring high-quality professional jobs to the region. Couple that with three new or expanded advanced manufacturing and distribution facilities that will provide jobs for the region’s technical students, and you’ve got a recipe for success.”

During its quarterly meeting today, the GOED board approved tax incentives for a total of eight companies considering relocation or expansion throughout the state, including the five companies in Southern Nevada. These eight companies will make capital investments of more than $72.3 million and generate $65.1 million in net new state tax revenues over the next 10 years.

“The near-term benefit of Nevada’s incentive program is that it is creating good jobs that wouldn’t otherwise come here,” said Governor Joe Lombardo. “One of these companies alone will create 270 jobs in Nye County and two others in Clark County will create more than 300 positions combined over the next five years outside of the hospitality and leisure sector.”

Alongside its municipal partners in Clark County and the City of North Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) provided support and guidance to these companies throughout the tax abatement approval process, which supports economic development and diversification efforts throughout the state.

Learn more below about the companies approved for abatements today in Southern Nevada:

Bauderer Packaging — 89 jobs, $29.33 average wage

Bauderer Packaging is a food packaging company that delivers design, manufacturing, and custom contract packaging solutions for major consumer packaged goods (CPG) clients. The company is looking to establish a new 200,000 square foot production facility in North Las Vegas. The new facility will be a co-packing operation initially consisting of three canister filling lines of snack products for a major CPG manufacturer.

“Bauderer Packaging is excited to expand our growing business to the west coast,” said Rob Knuepfer, President. “Our company chose Las Vegas primarily due to the friendly business environment and important tax incentives. Las Vegas also provides significant logistical advantages to our supply chain partners. Lastly, our team is excited to tap into a vibrant workforce and expand our team with top talent.”

Chameleon Beverage Company — 20 jobs, $29.58 average wage

Chameleon Beverage Company is one of the largest private label plastic water bottle manufacturing companies in California, supplying hotels, restaurants, fitness clubs, and real estate agents with personalized and eco-friendly water packaging. The company plans to establish a 20,000 square foot plastic bottle manufacturing facility in Clark County, with the finished product being shipped to the company’s other locations to be filled.

“We are thrilled to establish our company in the vibrant city of Las Vegas. The robust business environment and rapidly growing economy create a wealth of opportunity for the development and expansion of our company,” said Morgan Reed, President of Chameleon Beverage. “The city’s proximity to major markets will expand our customer base and supply chain networks and its unparalleled quality of life will attract and then retain top talent. We are incredibly excited to be welcomed to this city and grow our company within this dynamic community.”

Elite Sales Solutions, dba American Tax Service — 80 jobs, $36.22 average wage

Elite Sales is a full-service boutique tax law firm specializing in tax relief resolution, audit representation, and tax preparation. The company was founded in California in 2018 and expanded into Nevada in 2021. Due to the growth it has experienced over the past few years in Nevada, the company is in the process of expanding its operations in the state. Elite Sales plans to expand its headquarter and back-office operations in Clark County, increasing its office space from 2,700 square feet to 12,000 square feet.

“One of the many advantages of choosing Nevada is the incredibly lucrative tax incentives and the deep workforce talent pool that the state offers,” said Terry Selb, CEO of Elite Sales Solutions. “We see this as a strategic move to not only benefit from these advantages but also to contribute to and become a part of Nevada’s thriving business community.”

Thrill One Events — 52 jobs, $55.37 average wage

Thrill One Events is a sports, entertainment, and lifestyle content company with a social audience of more than 40 million followers across its various channels. The company was formed in 2020 by uniting industry-leading brands Nitro Circus, Nitro Rallycross, Street League Skateboarding, and Thrill One Media to become the world’s leading producer of action sports events and original content. The company is considering relocating its headquarters to Clark County from southern California.

“Relocating to Las Vegas would help us deliver an unparalleled experience from the epicenter of sports and entertainment to our global audience,” said Matt Cohn, CEO of Thrill One Sports & Entertainment. “We’re considering Las Vegas because we see the opportunity to deepen our existing partnerships and forge new collaborations that could drive our next chapter. Tapping into the region’s vibrant business ecosystem would also enable us to bring our portfolio of brands to even greater heights and redefine the boundaries of action sports entertainment.”

Warby Parker — 30 jobs, $25.37 average wage

Warby Parker is an eyewear brand that pioneers ideas, designs products, and develops technologies that help people see, from designer-quality prescription glasses to contacts, to eye exams and vision tests available online and in retail stores across the U.S. and Canada. The company opened a 69,580 sq. ft. optical lab in Clark County in 2021 to support its mission of providing vision care for all. Additionally, this year Warby Parker’s Las Vegas lab assumed fulfillment of all Pupils Projects orders. Pupils Project is Warby Parker’s school-based program that works with nonprofit organizations and government agencies to give free vision screenings, eye exams, and glasses to school children in underserved communities across the country. The company was approved today to add an additional 30 jobs and to invest in capital equipment over the next two years.

About Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance

The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) is a public-private partnership dedicated to growing the economy of the Las Vegas region through intentional business attraction, expansion, and connectivity. LVGEA has been designated as one of eight Regional Development Authorities (RDA) in Nevada by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) for 2022-2023. To learn more, visit lvgea.org.

GOLO Makes Donations to Nevada-Based Community Organizations

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Funds Provided to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, and the Ability Center of Southern Nevada

GOLO, the health and wellness solutions company with logistics facilities in Las Vegas, recently provided $22,500 in donations across three local organizations in Nevada, with $10,000 going to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, $7,500 to Healthy Living Institute – University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, and $5,000 to the Ability Center of Southern Nevada.  The funds will support various healthy lifestyle initiatives in the local community.

“We are incredibly proud to contribute to the efforts of these three important local organizations,” said Jennifer Brooks, Co-Founder and President of GOLO.

Donation beneficiaries:

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children

For more than 57 years, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children has been a community of healing and hope for children and young victims of abuse and neglect.

“We are grateful for GOLO’s generous donation,” said Dr. Christina Vela, CEO of St. Jude’s Ranch for Children. “Their support is a testament to the power of compassion and community. With their help, we can continue to help children and young people, offering them hope, love, and a brighter future.”

Healthy Living Institute – University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (UMC)

UMC established the Healthy Living Institute as a physical commitment to improving the health and well-being of Southern Nevada. From fitness for seniors to childbirth classes to learning the basics of lifesaving first aid, there is something for everyone.

“The Healthy Living Institute at UMC is proud to offer community members of all ages complimentary learning opportunities to improve, promote, and restore their quality of life,” said Amy Runge, Clinical Manager of the Healthy Living Institute at UMC. “Thanks to grant funding and generous donations from companies like GOLO, the Healthy Living Institute can offer this education at no cost. We believe that health and well-being should be accessible to everyone, and we thank GOLO for helping us continue our mission to create a healthier Southern Nevada.”

Ability Center of Southern Nevada

The Ability Center of Southern Nevada is a nonprofit sensory gym with a structured environment that helps people with special needs develop their communication, motor skills, mobility, and wellness through physical fitness.

“Seeing our programs’ immediate impact on members and their families has been incredibly rewarding,” said Chris Salas, Founder of the Ability Center of Southern Nevada. “This donation from GOLO will allow us to fund additional wellness and fitness programming for people with special needs in our community.”

About GOLO

GOLO empowers individuals and communities by helping them take control of their health and wellness. Click here to learn more about our charitable giving initiatives.

GOLO® products provide safe solutions to weight-loss and wellness while helping individuals transition to a healthier and sustainable lifestyle. GOLO has reached over four million people worldwide who now have a chance at healthy, sustainable, and affordable weight loss. For more information about the GOLO for Life® plan, visit www.golo.com or call 800-730-4656.


Commission on Construction Education Awards $223,649 from Construction Education Account

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The Commission on Construction Education awarded a total of $223,649 from the Construction Education Account to three applicants at its November 8, 2023, meeting for various construction education-related programs.

The awards include:

  • $128,549 to the Board of Regents, Nevada System of Higher Education, obo UNLV to organize and hold multiple six-week statewide workshops in a multi-faceted small business training program designed to guide and assist Nevadans looking to start and grow a construction business.
  • $45,100 to the Northern Nevada Independent Electrical Contractors (NNIEC) to support the implementation of its electrical education program that provides students paid on-the-job education and classroom instructions resulting in recognized post-secondary credential through Western Nevada College.
  • $50,000 to the Northern Nevada Apprenticeship Coordinators Association (NNACA) to support outreach marketing, community and education partnerships, job fairs, public presentations, school visits and other events as they launch an expanded initiative focused on educating, recruiting, training, and retaining skilled laborers in Northern Nevada’s construction industry.

The Commission on Construction Education reviews programs of education that relate to building construction and distributes grants from the Construction Education Account for qualified programs pursuant to NRS 624.570. Its mission is to improve the quality and integrity of the construction industry by awarding grants to organizations with innovative, creative, and cost-effective educational programs that will help attract and retain a highly qualified workforce.

The Construction Education Account was established as a separate account within the State General Fund to receive monies collected by the Nevada State Contractors Board for administrative fines collected pursuant to NRS 624.710. At least 95 percent of the money deposited in the Account must be used to fund

programs of education which relate to building construction and which the Commission on Construction Education determines qualify for grants.

Individuals or organizations interested in applying for future grant funding are invited to visit the Commission’s website: http://www.nvcontractorsboard.com/Edu_Comm_main.html to learn more about the application process. April 1, 2024, is the next grant application deadline for consideration at the May 4, 2024, meeting.