Chamber, Nevada State Bank recognize businesses, nonprofits

The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Nevada State Bank, on Thursday honored 25 local businesses and nonprofits for innovating in the marketplace, creating a better community and making customers happy.

The awards were presented at the annual Business Excellence Awards luncheon, which was held at Paris Las Vegas.

Recognition categories include Trailblazers, Innovators, Pacesetters, Groundbreakers and Cultivators.

The awards recognized organizations, from sole proprietors and nonprofits to multinational Fortune 500 companies, that are utilizing creative approaches to doing business, finding new methods to promote company culture and developing innovative ways to carve out niches in the marketplace.

“We would not miss the chance to recognize the efforts of our local businesses and entrepreneurs,” said Cassaundra Johnson, SVP/director of sales for Nevada State Bank, co-presenter of the awards. “They are creating jobs, adding value to their community and helping Southern Nevada rebuild. We truly enjoy celebrating their success and giving them the opportunity to shine in the spotlight.”

Those honorees included: Trailblazers, recognized for “creating new ways to engage and support the community, these businesses are instrumental in giving Southern Nevada a strong safety net and improving the quality of life for the people of Southern Nevada.” They are:

— Communities in Schools


— HELP of Southern Nevada

— NV Energy

— Sunrise Hospital and Sunrise Children’s Hospital

Also, Innovators, recognized for “taking an idea and putting an original spin on it is the heart of business creation; these companies take it one step further and show how it can be done in both traditional and emerging industries and businesses.” They are:

— Caltrol

— HealthInsight

— Guardian Elite Medical Services

— TheOfficeSquad


Also, Pacesetters, recognized for “setting the example for best practices in both small and large companies, these businesses are paving the way for new technology, community stewardship and corporate responsibility.” They are:

— Cannery Casino Resorts

— Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada

— Encore Upholstery & Design

— The National Atomic Testing Museum

— Three Square Food Bank

Also, Groundbreakers, recognized for “leading the way in a post-recession economy, these organizations are redefining how to do business responsibly, give back to the community and foster sustainable, scalable methods for growing their businesses.” They are:

— The Las Vegas Sands Corp.

— R&D Events

— The Shade Tree


— Whoa! Foods

Also, Cultivators, recognized for “the importance of culture within an organization, these companies are piloting new approaches to inspiring and cultivating productivity, longevity and employee satisfaction.” They are:

— Colliers Las Vegas

— Business Minders

— Dignity Health- St Rose Dominican Hospitals

— Commercial Roofers Inc.

— Seven Hills Orthodontist

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