JW Marriott promoted Michelle Bacigalupi to vice president and general manager for Rampart Casino at the Resort at Summerlin. In her new position, she will be overseeing multiple renovations to the property starting with the addition of a new parking tower, the complete renovation of the casino’s Asian restaurant and additional projects to be announced. She will oversee the efforts of the property’s 20th anniversary in 2019 through marketing, casino promotions, and other events throughout the property. JW Marriott also announced the hiring of Lyn Ramos on its sales team as senior account executive, and Daniel Laliberté as vice president and hotel manager. Laliberté brings more than 40 years of hospitality experience to the property and will play a major role alongside Bacigalupi overseeing the planned property renovations for 2019. Jennifer Bambao is the new director of development for Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada. The local nonprofit works with K-12 on … [Read more...] about The Ladder: Rampart Casino gets new general manager
Reddit’s Ask Me Anything forum allows anyone with a built-in curiosity factor to step into the center of the Internet and field questions. When that person is a savvy, beloved entertainer like Patrick Stewart or Ronda Rousey, who both know exactly how this works, everybody wins. Superfans share a moment with their faves, casual browsers pick up some interesting intel that might not surface in traditional interviews, and Stewart and Rousey get Good Guy points for days. Obviously, sometimes an AMA is going to backfire, though, and when that happens, it happens spectacularly. In the wake of the latest Chernobyl-level meltdown that occurred on Reddit over this past weekend, Co.Create has compiled a quick refresher course on who will not fare well on an AMA. Celebrities With An Obvious Achilles Heel When Wyclef Jean went on Reddit last weekend to promote the 20th anniversary of The Fugees album, The Score (side note: you are currently older than you ever thought you’d … [Read more...] about Wyclef Jean, The Latest Example of Why Reddit AMAs Are Not For Everybody
I was in the airport at Newark, about to take an airplane to California. A traveler next to me pulls out a bottle of Purell® hand cleaning solution, and bathes her hands like she’s going into surgery. She offers, “Newark is one of the five US airports receiving people from Africa with Ebola!” I had no idea what was going on in this airport. I’d been driving cross country for the past two weeks visiting relatives and meeting with my book editor. The fear on all the TVs in the terminal was contagious. I’ll admit I began to feel scared. The odd part was I know, with my master’s degree in public health, that an exchange of bodily fluids is required for virus transmission. After using her hand sanitizer, I walk directly to the nearest Hudson News shop in the terminal to buy my own bottle of Purell. I remarked to the cashier, “Seven dollars for a small two-ounce bottle of Purell…how can they do that?” The clerk locked eyes with me … [Read more...] about How Do Know If You Have the Right Leaders: Ebola Showed One Company a $7 Solution?
PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images I love Independence Day. I don't eat hot dogs, nor do I care that much for fireworks. I celebrate July 4th by reading and writing about influential Americans and American history. I'll put this one in context with some memories of living abroad. One of my most vivid memories of China was of a Chinese man at the Great Wall. He was eating a bag of chips. When he finished them, he simply dropped the plastic bag. The wind took it over the rampart out into China. I couldn't believe his carelessness. Later in my year there, a story by a Chinese person in an English-language newspaper recounted something similar. He saw a Korean busload of tourists arrive at the Great Wall. When the door opened, the Korean tourists poured out and all started picking up trash at the tourist site. He wrote that he felt shame that foreign tourists saw and satisfied the demand to clean his country. I didn't think of garbage and cleanliness as having a patriotic or nationalistic … [Read more...] about A Millennial Making America Clean Again
Donald Trump ran for president with an explicit promise to make the American economy less open to global trade, but that harsh protectionist rhetoric hadn’t been met with any real action until this week. The Trump administration has now slapped tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines, and then trotted out top Cabinet officials at the Davos meeting of global elites in Switzerland to ramp up the “America First” talk. Most prominently, unusually blunt comments about the benefits of a weak dollar from the Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, sent the greenback tumbling nearly a full percentage point against a basket of major currencies for the biggest one-day loss in ten months. “Obviously a weaker dollar is good for us as it relates to trade and opportunities,” Mnuchin told reporters in Davos. Mnuchin did add that dollar’s short-term value is “not a concern of ours at all,” and that “longer term, the strength of the … [Read more...] about Trump is ‘using the dollar as part of trade policy’ in a way that risks a currency war — and American business could be hurt