Mindy Kermes started the meeting with an introduction of all of the CREW Las Vegas sponsors and thanked everyone for attending another record-breaking luncheon crowd of over 100 attendees! Each level of sponsorship was recognized and all sponsors were asked to stand and receive a grateful round of applause. Thank you so much to our incredible sponsors.
A big thank you goes out to Alicia Syverson, Director of Client Services of Newtex Landscape who sponsored the April luncheon. Alicia rose to the occasion and provided a brief overview of the Newtex Landscape service which includes design and maintenance of commercial property landscaping. Think of Alicia for your next project. Thank you Alicia for the sponsorship of our lunch and thanks for the cheerful flower pens we all received at our tables.
The next part of our luncheon was our 5 minutes of table networking. All attendees shared business cards and made new friends. The business cards were flying around the room and there was much buzz of conversation with people meeting new members, visitors and members they have never met before. That is what our luncheons are all about: Networking!!
Mindy introduced our extremely impressive guest speaker, Mayor March, of Henderson, Nevada. There is nothing but incredible synergy between our commercial real estate community and Mayor March. Mayor March has a long history of working in our community and has close ties with many of our members. The most amazing coincidence is that Mayor March was a founding member of CREW Las Vegas as she crafted the original by-laws of the organization and was instrumental in making our chapter possible.
Henderson Facts and Figures
Goal: To be America’s Premier Community
There are 500-800 people moving into Henderson monthly.
Low property taxes with a rate of .71 per 100 of assessed value.
Stable quality of life and voted on of America’s safest communities.
Henderson is soon to be home of Raider’s practice facility, with an estimated $75,000,000 investment made.
Downtown/Water Street improvements, Union Village project in conjunction with Henderson Hospital are all underway.
Henderson Smart Project aims to improve education, schools, and offer professional development for teachers.
There is a Google Back-Up facility that will create 300 jobs.
A Q&A session with Mayor March was held and the questions ranged from traffic concerns to residential overbuilding and many accolades on the achievements of this Mayor and community.
Mindy Kermes introduced the following committees to offer reports:
Charity/Community – Melissa Campanella Mark your calendars for May 9th Run for the Roses, our annual charity event. It is being held to support the Dress for Success organization. This organization helps women in need of making a career transition and provides clothing and other essentials to those women in need of help. Melissa introduced the representative of Dress for Success Peggy McClain to say a few words about the organization.
Brenden Graves – Golf Outing Reminder of the upcoming June 14th Tournament being held in conjunction with RMA at Siena Golf Club. Still looking for sponsors, players, raffle prizes and volunteers. If you would like to play, sponsor or donate a raffle prize, please contact Brenden Graves. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Danielle Black.
Brittany Brown – Social Events Brittany has another event planned and asked that we keep our eyes and ears open and to please try to attend the next social activity. Kari Golden – Finance Kari asked for help on her committee. If you are a number cruncher and like doing financial analysis, give Kari a buzz and she would be grateful to have the help.
Chris Hunter – Programs Chris made a point to ask the audience to mention examples of times that they were able to make a deal with another CREW Las Vegas member. Several members gave examples of how they were able to transact business and make money with another CREW Las Vegas member. Chris stressed that the goal of this chapter is to make this more common place within our membership. Next month Chris has special guest, Ryan Patel slated as our May 2nd speaker and do not miss it!
Purse Raffle Another beautiful purse was purchased by Maria Herman for our monthly purse raffle which helps us defray our expenses and/or the funds are used to help a charity or family in need. Thank you for purchasing this purse. The winner of the purse raffle was Linda Day Harrison of theBrokerList.com.