GUARDIAN OF HIS GALAXY: Details, details and more details consume manager of far-flung Convention Center show
It’s Steve Patterson’s job — amid lumbering forklifts, rumbling trucks, snaking of cables, building of booths, hoisting of billboards and a four-day rising of a mini-indoor city — to make sure that all the hustle and muscle poured into the 2019 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show pays off in a special kind of bustle: a spectacular event at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The inaugural “Las Vegas Global Sports Business Summit” on Feb. 27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center was co-sponsored by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance. It served as the run-up event to the second annual sports smorgasbord, aka “Ultimate Vegas Sports Weekend” through March 3, all around the town.
OPERATION DESERT JOBS: Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas casts a wide net over employment opportunities for local veterans
Now Thomas Holbert, a Cosmopolitan parking valet since 2016, has what he never thought would be back within his grasp. “Now I’ve got mortgage payments and car payments — just like everybody else!” All thanks to the Cosmopolitan’s initiative Supporting Our Veterans, a program that hires veterans and nurture them in the workplace. Nearly 300 veterans and their spouses have swelled the Cosmopolitan’s payroll since the program launched in 2016, expanding the ranks of both management and guest services departments, including parking attendants, table game employees and bellmen, plus accounting, human resources and front desk staff, among other positions.