Firm Announces New Name: Connected Communications

Sarah Thornton Public Relations, a public relations and social media management firm based in Las Vegas, has rebranded under a new name, Connected Communications and also named Whitney Ogden public relations specialist. Connected Communications is a locally grown firm with services including media relations, strategic planning, marketing, special events, business development, community relations and social media management. Sarah Thornton started the business in Las Vegas in 2007 and currently represents clients in industries including professional services, real estate, law, engineering and finance. The firm also offers public relations services to local non-profits Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas, High Rollers Adaptive Sports Foundation and Family to Family Connection. Thornton has been working in public relations since 1994 after receiving her Bachelor of Arts in communication studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Thornton was awarded Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America, a distinction held by only 15 percent of public relations professionals within the society’s global membership. In 2011, she...
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Retired Chief Justice William “Bill” Maupin talks legal climate in Las Vegas

SPECIAL TO LAS VEGAS BUSINESS PRESS Published in the Industry Q&A Section of the Las Vegas Business Press on November 28, 2016 Chief Justice William “Bill” Maupin, retired, has spent his entire 45-year career in the legal field. He is an attorney with Maupin Naylor Braster and his primary practice area involves appellate and trial consulting. Early in his career, Maupin engaged in a wide variety of criminal and civil litigation. This involved five years of criminal practice and 20 years of civil casualty litigation, including the MGM Grand fire disaster case in the early 1980s. His later career as a practicing lawyer primarily involved major casualty, insurance coverage and professional negligence matters. In 1993, former Nevada Gov. Bob Miller appointed Maupin as a district court judge in Clark County. In 1996, Maupin was elected to the Nevada Supreme Court where he served for 12 years. He retired as Chief Justice in January of 2009. During his career, Maupin spearheaded the Nevada Court Annexed Arbitration...
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Women’s Business Council Hosts Petluck Brunch May 22

The Women’s Business Council, founded by attorney Jennifer Braster and business coach Laura Hess, is hosting a “Petluck” Brunch this Sunday, May 22, to benefit Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas. The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a private residence in Southwest Las Vegas. To register and receive the event address, email jbraster@naylorandbrasterlaw.com.   Cost for the Petluck Brunch is $20 and includes brunch. Children over 10 years old are welcome and additional donations are welcome. A list of suggested donation items is here:               http://www.havlv.com/donate-wish-list-items.html   Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas is a non-profit organization that helps secure loving and stable homes for dogs and cats in the valley’s shelter system. Donations are accepted on their website at: http://www.havlv.com/donate.html  ...
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Industry veteran Arlys Spiker leads more than 300 real estate professionals

Industry veteran Arlys Spiker leads more than 300 real estate professionals

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties New St. Rose Branch Manager Industry veteran Arlys Spiker leads more than 300 real estate professionals   LAS VEGAS (April 29, 2106) Arlys Spiker is branch manager for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties’ St. Rose office. Located at 3185 St. Rose Parkway in Henderson, the company’s St. Rose office is one of its largest and most successful offices with more than 300 real estate sales executives. The building also houses the company’s corporate offices, property management team, its main training center with the highly praised Success Center and an Equity Title of Nevada office.   “Our St. Rose office is regularly recognized as one of the most successful Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices offices in the country. It has been recognized as the number 1 or 2 offices in sales out of the entire Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Network for the past 8 years, along with our West Sahara office in Las Vegas,” said Mark Stark, CEO. “Arlys is a perfect fit...
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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties Execs Honored

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties sales executives Leslie Carver, Delinda Crampton, Ellen Fahr and Melissa Machat have been named among the 2016 “Top 25 Women In Real Estate” by the Women’s Council of Realtors-Las Vegas. Women’s Council of Realtors-Las Vegas will recognize Southern Nevada’s ‘Top 25 Women In Real Estate’ at its annual awards program on April 22 at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino. Tickets can be purchased online at http://wcrlv.org/top-25-women-in-real-estate-4/. The program honors Southern Nevada’s top women in residential real estate based on their business success, community service, contribution to the real estate industry and professional association involvement. “Women's Council of Realtors started the ‘Top 25 Women in Real Estate’ program in 2014 in a response to a vacancy in the market place for the recognition of the industry’s top women and their dedication and hard work to our real estate field,” said Jillian Batchelor, immediate past president of Women’s Council of Realtors-Las Vegas. “Our mission is to advance women as professionals and...
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