ZZZ - GMG - VEGAS INC 2011-2014

May 20, 2013

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M AY 2 0 , 2 0 1 3 / Y O U R b u s i n e s s - t o - b u s i n e s s w e e k ly SPECIAL FOCUS EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES This month, VEGAS INC highlights Southern Nevada workplaces and workers. firefly Patrons seek legal remedY after getting sick LEILA NAVIDI STUDENT TEACHER: President Cheri Hickman speaks during a meeting of the Summerlin Toasters, part of the Toastmasters International public speaking club. LEARNING TO SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR Public speaking skills are essential for career growth By Ed Komenda staff writer When Bill Marler's phone rings, he usually has a pretty good idea of what the callers want to talk about: food poisoning. Over the past two decades, Marler has built a reputation securing settlements for victims in contaminated food cases. Now, the Seattle lawyer is turning his attention to Las Vegas. Marler has received dozens of calls from people who ate at the now-closed Firefly Tapas Kitchen and Bar on Paradise Road. They say they got sick from salmonella bacteria and want to sue. At least 45 people have hired Marler to represent them in potential lawsuits against the restaurant, where health officials determined 200 people from 20 states and two foreign countries got sick after eating there April 21-26. "This is one of the biggest food contamination cases in Las Vegas history," see FIREFLY, page 16 By Paul Delos Santos staff writer F or many people, speaking in public is scarier than dying. ¶ Some worry about being judged or criticized. Others had a bad experience as a child. ¶ Of course, some people are blessed with a natural aptitude for giving a great speech, but being an effective public speaker is an important skill everyone can master. ¶ Even so, public speaking rarely is an innate ability. With practice, anyone can learn the gift of gab. see PUBLIC SPEAKING, page 14 INSIDE TODAY SMART SPENDING? | P. 6 An economist argues that the U.S. should add to the deficit to create jobs BACK IN BLACK | P. 7 The health of community banks is improving after several dismal years THE LIST | P. 22 Residential care facilities, by beds Quality, Quick & Convenient Medical Care No appointments are needed and we accept most insurance plans. URGENT CARE 655 S. Green Valley Parkway, Ste 100 | Henderson, NV 89052 | Open 7 days a week 7am to 7pm | 702-431-7337 | www.DoctorsExpressGreenValley.com 20130520_VI01_F.indd 1 5/16/13 2:36:07 PM

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