Comedian, disability advocate Nina G on disability awareness


Nina G. speaks to a packed house at The Mirage’s Grand Ballroom

THE MIRAGE – Just because it’s a serious topic like disability awareness doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun along the way.

How many people with disabilities does it take to screw in a light bulb? It takes six, according to Nina G.

“One to screw it in and five able-bodied people to stand around and talk about what an inspiration you are,” said the comedian and disability advocate during a presentation this week to more than 300 MGM Resorts employees.

Her talk, sponsored by the Employee Network Group EnAble, was part of the Company’s support of National Disability Employment Awareness Month and focused on disability awareness as well as how businesses can make changes in order to be more welcoming for guests with disabilities.

“Everyone wants to feel comfortable when they’re on vacation, especially in Las Vegas. The easiest way to make a person with disabilities feel comfortable is to create an accessible environment,” Nina said. “Having an awareness of disability culture and seeing from that point of view will make all the difference.”  READ MORE

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The World Plays Here

TWPH-static-2012-8x1.7MGM Resorts delivers the best entertainment in the industry. Every week, Insider Company News delivers to you the names of the headliners who will perform on our resort stages this weekend. With this information at your fingertips, you’re always ready to answer when a guest asks, “Anyone big playing in town this week?” This weekend, get out your shark fins and have a Cheeseburger in Paradise when Jimmy Buffet and the Coral Reefer Band floats into the MGM Grand Garden Arena and laugh the night away as comedian Ron White performs at the Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage.  READ MORE

Annual Enrollment event going on now through Sunday

LAS VEGAS – Where can you get a fortune from Zoltar, a photo with Snoopy, and a flu shot all in one place?

Those are just a few of the things you can do at the southern Nevada 2015 Annual Enrollment event, which kicked off today. Employees eligible for benefits coverage with the MGM Resorts Health Plan (PPO), Health Plan of Nevada (HMO), and the MGM Resorts Direct Care Health Plan are encouraged to attend the four-day benefits fair. It runs from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through Oct. 26 at the MGM Resorts Corporate Campus at 840 Grier Drive.

Annual Enrollment, which in southern Nevada runs through Oct. 31, is the one time of year employees can update or make changes to their benefits package (including special voluntary benefits offers). While plan changes can be made online, the event is the best opportunity to sit with vendors, doctors and experts to ask questions.

Below, find a list of available resources, activities and giveaways at the event, as well as a photo tour. READ MORE

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