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Las Vegas-based Startup Pills2Me Selected for 2023 Google for Startups Black Founders Fund

JULY 14 2022 / ISSUE NO. 80 / ARCHIVE

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Las Vegas-based Startup Pills2Me Selected for 2023 Google for Startups Black Founders Fund

Leslie Asanga, Founder and CEO of Pills2Me (Credit Roseman University of Health Sciences)

Las Vegas-based startup, Pills2Me, has been selected as one of the 23 recipients of Google for Startups Black Founders Fund in 2023.

Founded in 2020 by Leslie Asanga, PharmD, MBA, MPH, Pills2Me is a medication delivery app that gives patients easy access to medications, including on-demand prescription delivery from any pharmacy. This year, medication therapy management services were added to the app offering patients access to personalized medication reviews. Asanga is a graduate of Henderson, Nevada-based Roseman University College of Pharmacy and the Yale School of Public Health.

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Q&A: Taylor Arnett, First Vice President of Acquisitions at CapRock Partners

Taylor Arnett, First Vice President of Acquisitions at CapRock Partners (Courtesy of CapRock Partners)

Taylor Arnett is the First Vice President of Acquisitions at CapRock Partners, a privately owned industrial real estate investment and development firm in the Western and Central United States. Since inception in 2009, its total investment and development pipeline exceeds 30 million square feet of industrial real estate.

Taylor Arnett joined CapRock Partners in Spring 2014. As first vice president of acquisitions, he leads the firm’s acquisitions in the Southern California, Nevada, and Utah industrial markets. He is responsible for sourcing new acquisitions, debt, equity, completing due diligence, underwriting, and formulating the business plan for each asset.

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INSIGHTS: Recognizing Asian American and Pacific Islanders’ approach to wealth and their need in our community

Ashlee Andrews, Market Executive - Las Vegas, Bank of America (Courtesy of Bank of America)

This article is written by By Ashlee Andrews , Market Executive- Las Vegas, Bank of America.

“In the State of Nevada, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) residents make up a significant portion of our community. According to recent figures collected by AAPI Data, nearly 335,000 AAPI residents – around 10% of Nevada’s population – live and work here, with the majority of them in Clark County. To put that in perspective, nationally, there are more than 25 million Asian American Pacific Islanders living in the U.S., which accounts for only about 7% of the population. And that number is growing. In fact, the AAPI population grew by more than 38% in the past decade, making it the fastest-growing minority community in the United States.

The wider business community can learn about these insights through a study conducted earlier this year titled ‘Diverse Viewpoints: Exploring Wealth In The AAPI Community.’” (Ashlee Andrews)

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Leadership Henderson Class of 2023 Raises $133,000 to Support Positively Arts

The Henderson Chamber of Commerce Foundation announces its Leadership Henderson Class of 2023 has raised $133,000 in cash and in-kind donations for Positively Arts, a local 501(c)3 nonprofit that empowers kids by building confidence through performance and artistic discovery.

Since founded in 2014, Positively Arts has served over 20,000 students through arts-learning empowerment and mentorship programs.

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NHBC Names Dr. Barbara Atkinson Physician Medical Liaison

Dr. Barbara Atkinson (Courtesy of Nevada Health & Bioscience Corporation)

Nevada Health & Bioscience Corporation (NHBC), a nonprofit organization with the mission of developing healthcare research, education, clinical assets and programming in Nevada, has named medical trailblazer Dr. Barbara Atkinson as its first-ever physician medical liaison.

Prior to joining UNLV, Dr. Atkinson was emeritus vice chancellor and professor with the University of Kansas School of Medicine. In 1997, she was elected to the National Academy of Medicine and, in 2010, was appointed by President Barack Obama to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.

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