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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…


Brian Ayala: A Philanthropic Favorite

FOR 25 YEARS, BRIAN AYALA, 48, ran his father Dan Ayala’s business. That concession shop in the airport where you buy your snacks for the plane, that’s one of several stores owned by Ayala’s Inc., an airport retail business operating in the McCarran and Denver international airports—the fifth- and sixth-largest airports, respectively, in the country.…


Phil Hernandez: The Go-to-Guy for Style

INSPIRED BY HIS FATHER’S KEEN SENSE OF STYLE, Phil Hernandez has been working as Neiman Marcus’ personal shopper since arriving in Las Vegas more than 25 years ago. The go-to guy for the city’s most stylish men and women, Hernandez’s power-packed Rolodex is a who’s who of Vegas elite. Pristine in a Zegna suit, Isaia…

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Larry Ruvo’s Contribution to Keeping Memory Alive

I’M WAITING FOR LARRY RUVO inside Southern Nevada’s most exclusive speakeasy, the Copa Lounge. Named after the legendary Sands-era Rat Pack hangout, it’s tucked atop the second floor executive offices of Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada. The distribution giant occupies a mission-style building in the southwest Valley. Artwork lines the halls and there is…


Jennifer Witherspoon: The Salvation Army Saved My Life

“MOM, I’M SO PROUD OF YOU.” These words are music to the ears of Jennifer Witherspoon. Actually, they’re much more than something Jennifer “is pleased to hear.” Support from her now 16-year old son, Zachary, and so many others has been central to Jennifer’s recovery from years of drug addiction that landed her in prison…


Catrina Grigsby: From Successful Entrepreneur to Hell & Back

BY AGE 19, CATRINA GRIGSBY was well on her way to securing a spot on some publication’s 30 under 30 list. FORTUNE has one, as do many local and regional magazines—the lists are the annual tallies by journalists on the lookout for dynamos in business, government, nonprofits, and the arts who are likely to make…


Veterans Village & Arnold Stalk, PhD

FROM THE START ARNOLD STALK has focused his professional career on helping people in need. Armed with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), his first project in 1983 was the design of a methadone clinic for heroin addicts on Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Over a 30-year career…


Chet Buchanan: Up in the Air with HELP of Southern Nevada

IT’S A HOT AUGUST AFTERNOON at the offices of KLUC 98.5 FM, but local radio personality Chet Buchanan is already thinking about parkas, gloves and heaters. Now is the time the Morning Zoo host starts planning for his annual December ascent 30 feet in the air. He’ll spend 12 days living on a wooden-scaffold platform…