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VBD Weekly / MARCH 3 2023

Nevada Receives $11 Million for Water Infrastructure Upgrades


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Nevada Receives $11 Million for Water Infrastructure Upgrades

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U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that the state of Nevada will receive $11,390,000 this year from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) to help communities upgrade essential water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure.

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Harry Reid Airport Receives $31 Million to Upgrade Baggage System

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U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that Harry Reid International Airport will receive $31 million in funding from the Airport Terminal Program of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The funding will be used toward major terminal improvements, including significant baggage system upgrades.

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Q&A: Solveig Raftery, Founder & CEO of The Firm Public Relations, on PR Strategy and Storytelling for Businesses

Solveig Raftery is the founder, president, and CEO of The Firm Public Relations & Marketing. Founded in 1993, the agency develops and implements PR and marketing strategies for clients in the health care, gaming, hospitality, luxury, nonprofit and real estate industries. Raftery has been honored with a Pinnacle Award as “Principal of the Year” by the Las Vegas chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

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San Manuel Gaming & Hospitality Authority Donates $235,000 to The Mayor’s Fund for a New Shuttle at Courtyard Homeless Resource Center

From left are Councilman Cedric Crear, Ward 5; Cindy Kiser Murphy, General Manager, Palms Casino Resort; John Tippins, Board Member, The Mayor’s Fund; Carla Rodriguez; Secretary, San Manuel Gaming & Hospitality Authority; Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman; Lisa Morris Hibbler, Chief Community Services Officer, City of Las Vegas; Yvette Fernandez, Board Chair, The Mayor’s Fund; Dr. Roy Whitmore, Board Member, The Mayor’s Fund; Alberto Jasso, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

City of Las Vegas Mayor’s Fund received a $235,000 donation from the San Manuel Gaming & Hospitality Authority to fund the purchase of an Arrow Shuttle for use at the Courtyard Homeless Resource Center. The no-cost shuttle is used for people experiencing homelessness and on the path to self-sufficiency. The shuttle transports them from the Courtyard Homeless Resource Center to medical, essential and social services appointments.

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