By Diamondcake


Nancy Houssels: A Place to Dance

EXCITEMENT WAS IN THE AIR by early October at the Nevada Ballet Theatre’s Summerlin academy as the new season approached. NBT was moving forward with its fall schedule of events, celebrating its 40th anniversary and honoring Eva Longoria as “Woman of the Year” at its Black & White Ball in January. The company was going…


The Face of Hunger

THE VISION OF THREE SQUARE FOOD BANK IS SIMPLE: No one in our community should be hungry. By bringing together the resources, experience and passion of the people and businesses of Southern Nevada, we can make sure no one has to. When we work together, we don’t just serve food. We serve hope. One in…


Culinary Queen Elizabeth Blau: Beauty & Brains

A STRIKING BALANCE OF BEAUTY AND BRAINS, Elizabeth Blau is the epitome of a woman having and doing it all. When Blau isn’t busy playing Mommy to her 8-year-old son, Cole, wife and business partner to Society Café’s Chef Kim Canteenwalla, serving on one of several boards, including Communities In Schools, she’s helping transform Las…


Tony Hsieh’s Poker-to-Business Analogies

IN HIS INSPIRATIONAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Profits, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh compiled lessons he learned while playing poker that could be applied to the business world. “I started to notice what was good poker strategy and what made for good business strategy, especially when thinking about the separation between…


smallTALK Is a Cause

Dear fellow Southern Nevadans, In recent years my professional focus has been cause marketing—in particular, helping local nonprofits by providing custom public relations services free of charge. Most nonprofits in our communities have limited marketing budgets. I have chosen to apply my proven marketing and public relations skills to help nonprofits foster improvements in human…