Invitation Media Group, founded by Sabrina Chapman and Tessa Breeden, is the agency of record for Acrylic Tanked Manufacturing, home of the TV show “Tanked” on Animal Planet, starring Brett Raymer and Wayde King.
Christina Aguirre is Clark County Credit Union’s Henderson branch manager.
Dave Williams is the Smith’s Food and Drug District Four manager. He oversees the daily operations of 17 stores in Las Vegas, Mesquite, Pahrump, St. George and Cedar City, Utah.
Drs. Randy Calegari and Deepa Mocherla are oncologists with Nevada Cancer Specialists.
Eric Swartzwelder is assistant manager of operations at 411 Locals, an internet advertising agency.
Angela Go, audit manager at Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern, received her certificate of completion for the COBIT 5 Foundation Course.
Lisa Chao is Henderson Chamber of Commerce’s vice president of membership.
Jim Kostecki is interim executive director of Workforce Connections, Southern Nevada’s Local Workforce Development Board. Kostecki joined Workforce Connections in 2012 as finance manager and was promoted in 2016 to chief financial officer.
Arlen Ness, an American motorcycle designer and entrepreneur, was inducted into the Las Vegas Motorcycle Hall of Fame.
Tom Jannarone is corporate general manager of Mesquite Gaming.
Dr. Zoltan Mari is seeing patients with movement disorders at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.
MedicWest paramedic Christopher Dobson accepted the American Ambulance Association’s “Stars of Life” award. He is among 108 emergency medical providers honored from across the United States, plus Trinidad and Tobago, by the AAA.
Fyzical Therapy and Balance Center, owned by Scott Pensivy, acquired the Kleven Institute of Physical Therapy.
Geoffrey Lawrence is the chief financial officer and chief compliance officer of Player’s Network Inc., a diversified holding company operating in media and marijuana.
The Nevada Highway Patrol joined the National Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Organ Donation Campaign sponsored by the Division of Transplantation, Health Resources and Services Administration and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Nevada Department of Public Safety and NHP recently joined with Nevada Donor Network to participate in the campaign.
The Henderson City Council presented Dignity Health–St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Rose de Lima Campus, with the Community Pride Award. The award is administered by the City of Henderson Commemorative Beautification Commission and recognizes Henderson citizens, businesses and groups that have improved the appearance of their neighborhoods or properties, or added to the beauty or cleanliness of Henderson. Dignity Health–St. Rose was nominated in recognition of the 70th anniversary of its Rose de Lima campus and its service to the community. Dignity Health has invested approximately $2 million to restore the Rose de Lima building to its historic white color and to improve and beautify landscaping and entryways.
The Advanced Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center at Spring Valley Hospital has been recognized with the Center of Distinction award for clinical excellence in wound healing from Healogics, a provider of advanced wound care services.
One7 Communications won a Silver Anvil Award from the Public Relations Society of America. The award was in the category Events and Observances (seven or fewer days): Consumer Services, for the campaign “The Color Run Brightens Up Downtown Las Vegas.”
Aftaz Growing Systems was named the grand prize winner in the Dominic Anthony Marrocco Southern Nevada Business Plan Competition. Aftaz designs and builds aquaponic growing systems that allow individuals and organizations to grow vegetables in a sustainable way.
The D Las Vegas is the official downtown casino partner of the Vegas Golden Knights. The six-year deal includes appearances, merchandising and events. In addition, the D made a $100,000 donation to jump-start the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation.
Friar Tux Shop is open at 2600 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas.
The 2017 Hermes Creative Awards celebrate work in advertising and public relations, were announced. The Firm received a platinum award for publicizing the grand opening of Ainsworth Game Technology’s North American headquarters. It also received gold awards for its public relations results related to the LandWell Co.’s New Year’s Double Dash at Cadence; and media placements focused on Vantiv Entertainment Solutions’ partnership with Reno-based ACS ahead of the 2016 Global Gaming Expo. Internet Marketing Inc. won a platinum award for its “Las Vegas Then and Now” infographic for Aria. PublicServiceNV won two platinum awards for its work on the PublicServiceNV Gratitude Awards. Gaming Laboratories International won a gold award for efforts related to G2E 2016. Insight Communications-American Institute of Architects, Las Vegas chapter, won a gold award for “The Other Mr. Las Vegas.” MGM Resorts International won a gold award for its 2017 annual enrollment campaign.
Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, becoming the first medical center in Nevada to receive the certification.
The Las Vegas Women in Technology Awards recognized and honored local women making impressive contributions in the technology sector. They include:
• High Tech Woman of the Year: Ruth Hedges, CEO and founder of TheGCCWorld.com; executive producer of Global Crowdfunding Convention
• High Tech Entrepreneur: Shannon Wilkinson, president and co-founder of Axiom Cyber Solutions
• High Tech Mentor: Penny Grandon, senior manager of MTC Operations at Cox Communications – Southwest Region
• High Tech Community Service: Sonia Petkewich, founder and CEO of Taurean Consulting Group
• High Tech Rising Star: Heather Parks, CEO and principal consultant at Healliam Inc.