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Workers prepare to load used carpeting into the trailer-enclosed shredding machine on a loading dock outside the Las Vegas Convention Center as part of the GES carpet recycling program by ALMA USA following the MAGIC Fashion Marketplace show on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. (Mark Damon/Las Vegas News Bureau)
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New eco-friendly, ‘zero-waste’ carpet recycling used at Las Vegas conventions

Alma USA is introducing Eco-Concept to Las Vegas this year, in which 100 percent recyclable polypropylene carpet is put down for a trade show. After the show, the carpet is lifted and fed into Eco-Concept’s mobile trailer-housed machine onsite, which shreds and compacts it.What you may have walked on may become something you sit on, thanks to a carpet-recycling innovation used at the recently concluded MAGIC trade show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, as well as other industry shows in town.

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Features

Airport, traffic and Las Vegas as an emerging sports hub top ‘Travel Talks’ confab

Airport security, motor-vehicle traffic and the oncoming wave of more major-league sports and other live entertainment events in Las Vegas dominated a conversation of more than two dozen travel and tourism leaders Aug. 14 at the Delano Las Vegas. Rep. Susie Lee, D-Nev., the LVCVA and the U.S. Travel Association hosted the “Travel Talks” roundtable.

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AMIGOS & BUDDIES & PALS, OH MY!: Interactive art project at Delano invites us, via Post-it Note, to answer one question: What is a real friend?

“It’s a really simple question,” says Tanja Hollander, the artistic inquisitor behind the Post-it Note-slathered art installation, Are You Really My Friend? at Delano Las Vegas through Sept. 22. “But there are so many emotions and values and it really makes you think, even if it’s just for a minute, of what a person means to you.”

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Features

Hit the ‘paws’ button and visit Park MGM’s new pet boutique

If you’ve ever longed to outfit your beloved pooch in a tie-dyed T-shirt or fancy rain jacket — and who hasn’t? — Park MGM has the perfect new place for you. In response to an increase in guests traveling with pets, the Las Vegas Strip property has opened a boutique especially for puppy people and their four-legged pals, just in time for the dog days of summer.

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Features

PUFF DADDIES & MOMMIES: Trade show creates community for hookah enthusiasts

The Hookah Worldwide trade show, in its third year, is all about showcasing the latest hookah trends and innovations and providing a lounge-like atmosphere where hookah producers and consumers celebrate their shared passion for the product with Middle Eastern roots.

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BUILT BY ASSOCIATION: Nevada Film Office helps keep Vegas on screens large and small

Before Las Vegas’ neon can glitter and glow on screens large (movies) or small (television, tablet computer, smartphone), the Las Vegas-based Nevada Film Office — which was created as the state’s Motion Picture Division in 1983 — and its director, Eric Preiss, are working to get contracts signed, regulatory hurdles cleared and local personnel hired and involved. Judging by the numbers, they’re pretty good at it. Since 2013, there have been more than 2,700 productions welcomed to the state, raking in nearly $355 million in revenue, based on local spending figures reported to the film office. And of the last seven years in which numbers have been tracked for film permits, 2018 reached a high of 782 permits granted.  

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#VegasStronger

Groups release calendar for 1 October remembrance

Local government agencies, nonprofit organizations and the resort industry have collaborated on the #VegasStronger Community Calendar with events and activities planned in Las Vegas to observe the two-year anniversary of the 1 October tragedy.

Groups organizing memorial activities or volunteer events should fill out an online form to have their event considered for posting on the The #VegasStronger Community Calendar. The calendar will continue to highlight events being held on October 1 and in the days surrounding.

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Aviators land for visit with kids at Summerlin Hospital

VIDEO: Patients at the Children’s Medical Center at Summerlin Hospital were flying high on July 24 when players from the Las Vegas Aviators swooped in to cheer them. Joined by Spruce, the new team mascot, the players gave the kids gifts, snapped photos with them and signed autographs as they also spread baseball fever among the pediatric patients.

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