People on the Move and Small Business Awards:

The Notes: July 16-22, 2017

James Rensvold is vice president and senior private banking officer at the Private Bank by Nevada State Bank.

Drs. Amy McDonald, Carlos Perez-Cosio, David Jackson, Alina Grigore, Ricardo Samson, Elizabeth Adams and Tina Kwan are new members of the Clark County Medical Society.

Anthony Faranca is the vice president and general manager at the Palms.

Mark Hawkins is the managing partner of the Las Vegas office of Fennemore Craig.

Ed Huckfeldt is SPI Entertainment’s vice president of marketing and administration.

Lela Clark is assistant vice president, branch manager of Nevada State Bank’s Rainbow Dewey branch, 5547 S. Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas.

Project 150, a local charity serving homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students, welcomed new members to its advisory board. They include: Jamal Parker, associate publisher at Greenspun Media Group; Aaron Crowley, senior manager of business development at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway; Andria Coleman, surveillance audit specialist at Station Casinos, part-time instructor at UNLV; Brian Pezzillo, attorney at Howard & Howard; Noel Casimiro, CEO of e-Leverage and founder, president and managing partner of the Great American Foodie Fest; Tracy Netherton, guest services director at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital; Kimberly Newton, talent recruiter at Allegiant Travel Co.; Cynthia Portaro, owner of interior design company, Cyn’Sational, Inc.; Virginia Toalepai, safety consultant, safety inspector, authorized OSHA trainer, National Center for Construction Education and Research owner, trainer and certified environmental and safety compliance officer; Dennis Cicala, HVAC/indoor air quality division manager with Steamatic Restoration & Cleaning of Southern Nevada

Johnson Advisors launched the website

Orangetheory Fitness is open at 5990 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 200, Las Vegas.

Pulte Homes is developing Reverence in Summerlin. Reverence will offer more than 20 floor plans with up to 11 homes modeled.

ServPro is the presenting sponsor of the PGA Fantasy Golf games, available at

The Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas retained Kirvin Doak Communications to handle public relations and social media.

Skyline Exhibits won Best of Show in the large exhibits category at Exhibitor Live. The exhibit, designed around the theme “Experience Trade Show Zen,” featured textures and elements commonly found in Japanese Zen gardens.

Banger Brewing has taken over all brewing operations inside Barley’s Casino & Brewing Co. Owned by Station Casinos, Barley’s will maintain its identity and operate separately from the Las Vegas-based Banger Brewing.

Skye Canyon added Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort to its Skye Pass program.

Las Vegas Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation opened a second location at 1399 Galleria Drive, Suite 203, Henderson.

The Sperling Kronberg Mack Holocaust Resource Center relocated to Midbar Kodesh Temple, 1940 Paseo Verde Parkway, Henderson.

Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay was granted accreditation by the independent accreditation commission of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. Shark Reef Aquarium underwent a review to ensure it has and will continue to meet specific standards regarding animal care, veterinary programs, conservation, education and safety. AZA requires zoos and aquariums to successfully complete this accreditation process every five years.

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican’s Rose de Lima campus received the Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award.

One7 Communications is the public relations agency of record for Waffle Bar.

Fisher Phillips’ website,, won awards for its layout, design, interface and overall functionality. The awards include best in class in the legal category from Interactive Media Awards, the Web Marketing Association’s 2016 WebAward for outstanding achievement in web development; the 2016 MarCom award for website design and development in the category of professional services; the 2016 W3 award for law and legal services websites; and the 2016 Summit International emerging media leader award for website design and development in the business-to-business service category.

Walker Furniture retained KGA Architecture and Lochsa Engineering to build a store near the 215 Beltway and Sunset Road. KGA is designing the 150,000-square-foot store and complex with several retail buildings, and Lochsa is conceptualizing the site and infrastructure. ROI Commercial Real Estate was retained to lease the retail pads.

Litigation Services joined forces with Golkow Technologies, headquartered in Philadelphia.

Pollo Campero is open at 1025 W. Craig Road, North Las Vegas.

Desert Springs Hospital is the first in Nevada to use the EnSite Precision cardiac mapping system, designed to improve accuracy, automation and flexibility for diagnostic mapping used in ablation procedures to treat patients with abnormal heart rhythms (cardiac arrhythmias). The new system allows physicians to see the electrical flows in the heart in real time.

Fingerprinting Express is open at 6485 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 103, Las Vegas.

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Small Business Awards

The U.S. Small Business Administration and Vegas PBS recognized Nevada’s outstanding entrepreneurs during the 2017 SBA National Small Business Week. Honorees included:

• Nevada Small Business Person of the Year: Dr. Eva Littman, owner, Littman Medical Services, PC (dba Red Rock Fertility and Sunset Surgery Center, LLC)

• Minority-Owned Business of the Year: Renee Boyce, president and CEO, My Next Career Path Staffing, Las Vegas

• Woman-Owned Business of the Year: Ginnie Salazar, executive director, Logistical Solutions, LLC, Las Vegas

• Family-Owned Business of the Year: Abbi and Patrick Whitaker, owners, the Abbi Agency, Reno

• Microenterprise Business of the Year: Timothy and Randi Reed, owners, Haus of Reed, Sparks

• Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Bryan and Megan Bedera, owners, Amplify Relations, Reno

• 8(a) Graduate of the Year: Jeremy Westmark, president, the Westmark Group.