Leadership day will link businesswomen

The Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada will host the Athena International Women’s Leadership Day Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Monte Carlo.

The event is part of a new mentor program designed to connect emerging and established women leaders in our community.

In this program, established woman leaders invite emerging woman leaders as their guests to dine, meet other women leaders, and share ideas about leadership.

It seeks to go beyond a networking event to provide an intimate forum for established and emerging women leaders to make meaningful, lasting connections.

Athena International Women’s Leadership Day was created by Norma Rist, an Athena award recipient and board chairwoman.

The program helps emerging women leaders meet others who have found success in their personal and professional lives. It helps established leaders connect, meet and mentor their up-and-coming counterparts.

KVVU-TV, Channel 5, news anchor Olivia Ferro will be this year’s mistress of ceremonies.

Call 702-733-3955 to register.

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The Market, a full-scale urban grocery store at 611 Fremont St. in downtown Las Vegas will open Oct. 8.

The Market will feature traditional groceries, produce, coffee and pastries, gourmet sandwiches, craft beer and wine, a hot and cold salad bar, and a selection of grab-and-go meals, sides and snacks.

The Market is approximately 6,000 square feet and will include a 30-seat café area, and a coffee bar featuring Stumptown Coffee Roasters.

“An essential element of any downtown area is a market, and we’re incredibly proud of the selection of items we’ll provide,” said Ellyn Chantos, The Market’s general manager. “We’ve spent months researching our options in order to bring the highest quality and best selection possible to a store of our size.

“We’re guided by the commitment to creating a shopping experience where healthy meets affordable, craveable food and experiences.”

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RTC notes gains

It’s only a one-month snapshot, but the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada said a switch in operators of its city bus routes has yielded more ridership, better on-time performance, fewer complaints and a better maintenance record.

In a recent meeting, commission analysts said that during June, buses operated by Keolis Transit America and MV Transportation, which have split the city’s bus transportation contract, were within five minutes of scheduled arrival times about 89.4 percent of the time and within 10 minutes 96.5 percent of the time compared with an 88 percent arrival and 95.5 percent arrival by Veolia Transportation in June 2013.

Ridership on the Strip climbed from 1.145 million riders on Veolia in June 2013 to 1.154 million on Keolis in June this year.

On all routes, including the Strip, Veolis transported 4.73 million passengers in June 2013 while Keolis and MV had 4.95 million in 2014.

Veolia had 313 road service calls for 1.3 million revenue miles in 2013 while Keolis and MV logged 134 calls for 1.5 million revenue miles in 2014.

Customer complaints dropped from 1,020 in June 2013 under Veolia to 888 in June 2014 under Keolis and MV.

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Exit strategy

More than 90 million people in the United States and Canada will retire within the next 20 years. It is estimated that one in every two privately held businesses will transition during this period.

Christopher Snider and Steve Beatty from The Exit Planning Institute will host a free awareness meeting and breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Sept. 25 at Cili Restaurant at the Bali Hai Golf Course, 5160 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

For details, call Whitney Anderson at 216-712-4244 or email wanderson@exit-planning-institute.org.

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