ZZZ - GMG - VEGAS INC 2011-2014

July 30, 2012

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JULY 30, 2012 / YOUR BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS WEEKLY BUSINESS TOOLS IN A RECOVERY SPECIAL FOCUS This month, VEGAS INC looks at legal issues, tips for growth and fending off trouble. THE STATE OF NEVADA'S DIVERSIFICATION EFFORTS By Richard N. Velotta senior staff writer O ne of the program to cornerstones of Gov. Brian Sandoval's election campaign was to revamp the state's economic development diversify Nevada's economy, which was decimated by the effects of the Great Recession. The Nevada Legislature Bill Assembly EXPERT ADVICE: Eloise Scavella, regional director of employment and training for Caesars Entertainment recommends that employees show up on time with enthusiasm for their jobs to make themselves valuable to a company. She also advocates being willing to learn new skills as a way for a worker to stand out. How employees can shine in the workplace, in good times and bad STANDING OUT By Ron Sylvester staff writer W hat makes an employee invaluable? ¶ The answer is the same whether he is vice president of a corporation or a clerk at the front desk of a hotel. ¶ Key attributes include having a positive attitude, pushing to learn new skills and being willing to stretch beyond the scope of a job description. SEE VALUED EMPLOYEES, PAGE 14 LEILA NAVIDI 449, which approved placed economic development under a cabinet- level director appointed by the governor. Many considered the legislation to be the most important approved during the 2011 session. Sandoval chose Steve Hill, founder of Silver State Materials, a Las Vegas concrete, sand and gravel supplier, to be the state's first executive director of the Governor's Office of Economic Development. Hill served as chairman of the Las Ve- gas Chamber of Commerce State Policy Task Force and chaired the chamber's Board of Trustees. He also was elected SEE HILL, PAGE 15 INSIDE TODAY WHAT COMES NEXT? | P. 6 A look at what might replace CityCenter's Harmon hotel once it is imploded POOR SPORTSMANSHIP | P. 22 Columnist Richard N. Velotta looks at the politics behind cities' Olympic bids THE LIST | P. 20 Technology firms, by number of employees

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