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Nevada’s First Volunteer & Corporate Engagement Summit on January 18


logo2-300x55-6845776-7110653Nevada Volunteers, in partnership with NV Energy and MGM Resorts International, invites Nevada business leaders to the state’s first Volunteer and Corporate Engagement Summit to learn how employee volunteer programs can benefit and grow organizations. The Summit will take place on Friday, Jan. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

Summit participants may also attend the 11th Annual Governor’s Points of Light Awards luncheon celebrating Nevada’s outstanding volunteer efforts, being held the same day at the Bellagio. Summit tickets are $80, which includes entry to the luncheon, and are available for purchase through Jan. 11 at www.nevadavolunteers.org.

Summit attendees will learn about the latest research and trends on how civic engagement and volunteerism can improve employee culture and corporate social responsibility.  Nevada’s top corporate and nonprofit leaders will discuss why corporate and volunteer engagement is gaining momentum as a successful business strategy, how it can contribute to the state’s economic growth and how corporate-nonprofit partnerships are established and maintained. Additionally, they will see best practices recognized as the Governor’s Points of Light Awards’ recipients are selected from 17 finalists at the luncheon.

 Speakers Include:

  • ·         Kaira Esgate, Executive Director of Reimagining Service
  • ·         CEO Panel including:
    • o   Michael Yackira, President and CEO of NV Energy
    • o   James Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International
    • o   Nikki Berti, President and CEO of Goodie Two Shoes Foundation
    • o   Brian Burton, President and CEO of Three Square Food Bank
  • ·         Bea Boccalandro, President of VeraWorks
  • ·         Greg Baldwin, President of VolunteerMatch
  • ·         Amber Barnes, Leadership Research Institute
  • ·         Erin Mescji, Encompass Coaching & Consulting
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