ZZZ - GMG - VEGAS INC 2011-2014

June 17, 2013

VEGAS INC Magazine - Latest Las Vegas business news, features and commentaries about gaming, tourism, real estate and more

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J U N E 1 7 , 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 WOMEN and MINORITY BUSINESS This month, VEGAS INC highlights workplace diversity in the Las Vegas Valley. ex-military pilot invents a new take on neckties CHRISTOPHER DeVARGAS TRAILBLAZER: Selma Bartlett, sitting in her Henderson home, was one of the first female banking officers in Nevada and the state's first female branch manager. HENDERSON'S LEGENDARY BANKER How Selma Bartlett put her stamp on the community By Eli Segall staff writer I By Alison Saclolo staff writer During his deployment as a U.S. military pilot in Kuwait, Adam Lucero's free time was tied up in knots. When he wasn't flying Black Hawk helicopters, the 29-year-old worked on a new invention, the GoTie. "My bed looked like a murder scene of ties," Lucero said. For 2 1/2 years, Lucero fumbled with Windsor knot designs to try to marry fashion and convenience. His idea finally threaded together last year, shortly after he returned to his home state of Colorado. The microfiber GoTie features a fixed, pre-tied knot held together by high-powered magnets. The length of the necktie can be adjusted through the knot. Best of all, Lucero said, the knot doesn't look fake. "There was the clip-on tie and the zipper tie, but they looked cheap," he see NECKTIE, page 21 INSIDE TODAY n the old boys' network of Southern Nevada banking, Henderson's Selma Bartlett rose above BRIGHT FUTURE | P. 7 the pack. ΒΆ Since the 1950s, she has doled out millions of dollars in loans for real estate proj- Most see billionaire Warren Buffett's purchase of NV Energy as a positive ects, business equipment and new medical practices. She developed a cult-like following of GOVERNING GAMING | P. 17 clients and helped change Henderson from a small factory town to a full-grown city. see BARTLETT, page 18 Should social media games that mimic casino play be regulated? THE LIST | P. 26 The valley's highest paid executives 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 20130617_VI01_F.indd 1 6/13/13 2:05:41 PM

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