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Spread the Word Nevada Featured in First G-Team Campaign in Las Vegas

Spread the Word Nevada Featured in First G-Team Campaign in Las Vegas

Spread the Word Nevada is excited to announce their campaign on G-Team Las Vegas, Groupon’s philanthropic arm.

Each week, G-Team features a local campaign that enables Groupon followers to do good, have fun, and make a real impact in their community. From Tuesday to Thursday, the Spread the Word Nevada G-Team campaign will raise money and increase awareness about its children's literacy programs. Spread the Word Nevada has been providing books and literacy services to the low-income youth in Southern Nevada and the Clark County School District since 2001.

Workshop Offered for Businesses Looking to Get into Airport

Workshop Offered for Businesses Looking to Get into Airport

 

Millions of people pass through McCarran International Airport every year. Which makes it is a huge marketplace for small business owners but getting a foot in the door at the airport can be tough.

Friday the airport is holding a free workshop to explain the process for setting up shop inside the airport. It’s a process called Request for Proposals. The workshop will give business owners an overview of the process. Officials will also go through what documents and information are needed.

Right now there are three open RFP opportunities at the airport for Specialty Retail, Airport Concierge Services, and Per Captia Limousine and Minibus Services. There could also be more business opportunities opening at the airport in the next few months.

New Metal Recycling Center Opens

New Metal Recycling Center Opens

SA Recycling, parent company of 1-800-GOT-SCRAP, recently announced the debut of a new metal recycling center at 2780 N. Nellis Boulevard.

A new service makes cash out of old appliances, steel drums, BBQ sets, dilapidated cars and other metal items. Those bringing in any old metal objects will receive cash right on the spot.

The company says the process is simple.  Gather all of the items you wish to discard and take them to the center where SA Recycling personnel will unload the items, weigh them and, for most items, pay cash on the spot. 

“You might have an old brass lamp, a refrigerator on the blink or malfunctioning tools laying around the garage just taking up space,” said Cristi Rossi, executive vice president of operations for SA Recycling. “Those items may be worthless to you, but not for us.”

Station Casinos Emerges from Bankruptcy

Station Casinos Emerges from Bankruptcy

Station Casinos announced Friday that it had emerged from bankruptcy after almost two years.

The restructuring means that all of the Station Casinos properties will remain under the company's control. It also means that Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta will remain in control of the company because they are majority stockholders. The Fertittas invested nearly $200 million dollars and own 45 percent of the shares.

“We are pleased to have completed the restructuring process and we look forward to this exciting new chapter in the Station Casinos story,” said Frank Fertitta III, Chairman and CEO of Station Casinos.  “Lorenzo and I believe in the future of Las Vegas, which is why we remain committed to the Company and the community”.   

Design a Grocery Bag to Win at Fresh & Easy

Ten people will win $100 gift cards and one grand winner will get groceries for a year from Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market through the company’s Design-A-Bag contest.

The contest runs now through May 15 for California, Nevada and Arizona residents 13 years and over. They must submit an original design for the next Fresh & Easy reusable bag and a panel of judges will choose 10 finalists – each of whom will receive $100 gift cards for their efforts.

From the top 10, the winner will be selected by a group of customers called “Friends of Fresh & Easy.” The winning design will be made into a reusable bag and sold in all Fresh & Easy stores. The winner will get the grand prize of a year’s supply of groceries.

NV Energy Grants $25,000 to Spread the Word Nevada Literacy Programs

NV Energy Grants $25,000 to Spread the Word Nevada Literacy Programs

NV Energy recently awarded a $25,000 grant to Spread the Word Nevada, a children's literacy nonprofit organization serving low-income children and families in the Las Vegas Valley and Clark County School District.

The grant will allow Spread the Word Nevada to continue providing children's books, family literacy events, and reading mentors to the 23 elementary schools adopted since the organization started in 2001.

"We are grateful for NV Energy’s continued financial support and belief in our children’s literacy programs," said Lisa Habighorst, Executive Director of Spread the Word Nevada. "Our mission of distributing books and promoting reading to the underprivileged children within our communities is so successful due to community partners like NV Energy.

Small Businesses Staying Afloat Amid Recession

LAS VEGAS -- Small, locally-owned businesses are trying to get noticed in the middle of Cyber Monday and Black Friday. Many independent retail stores are barely staying afloat from the recession.

Locally-owned and operated stores often lose price wars against larger brand-name stores. When it comes to choice and options, online shopping is a fierce competitor.

"We're hanging in there and I think the difference between us and a lot of big box stores is the personal service," said Dansey's Hobbies co-owner Judy Lugo. "We usually pick up around the 10th, the 12th, and we run it right through until New Years."