Company invests in UNLV’s Harrah Hotel College

A rendering showing the $56 million building that will house the Harrah College of Hotel Administration at UNLV.

A rendering showing the $56 million building that will house the Harrah College of Hotel Administration at UNLV.

LAS VEGAS – MGM Resorts is building the future of hospitality education, literally.

The Company recently joined a trio of industry leaders each committing a $2.5 million gift toward construction of Hospitality Hall, a new academic building at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). The donation, in addition to assisting with the construction costs of the new building, will help ensure that UNLV’s hospitality program in the Harrah Hotel College remains the global standard for hospitality and gaming education.

“This gift is yet another step in our Company’s unwavering commitment to supporting the future of hospitality education and the communities in which we operate,” said Chairman Jim Murren. “This project is not only important for UNLV but important for our city, which sets the global standard for our industry­.” READ MORE

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Clean Energy Summit: Panel to have leaders from Tesla, Panasonic

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The Aug. 24 event will include a panel discussion titled “Ripple Effect: Game Changing Clean Energy Investments.” It will include Diarmuid O’Connell, Vice President of Business Development at Tesla Motors, and Jamie Evans, Managing Director at Panasonic Eco Solutions, and will focus on clean energy investments that have positive impacts on surrounding communities, including job creation. Tesla is currently building the world’s largest lithium battery manufacturing plant in northern Nevada.

The pair join other notable speakers including Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, former Counselor to President Obama John Podesta, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, among others.

The conference is sponsored by Senator Reid, as well as the Center for American Progress, the Clean Energy Project, UNLV and MGM Resorts, which has hosted previous events at various resorts since 2011.

National Harbor partners with Habitat for Humanity of D.C.

MGM NATIONAL HARBOR – A group of executives at the Company’s development project office in National Harbor took the day off from their regular jobs working on the new resort recently to help build something else.

On June 19, several leaders in National Harbor teamed up with Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. on the organization’s annual Rainbow Build in honor of National Pride Month.  MGM National Harbor volunteers included MGM National Harbor General Manager Bill Boasberg, Sr. Vice President of Casino Marketing Pete Brascia, Vice President of Casino Marketing William Zeralsky, and Vice President of Community Engagement Danielle White.

The Company also donated $1,500 to the organization; National Harbor, Md., where the Company is developing a $1 billion resort on the shores of the Potomac River, is only about 10 miles from Washington, D.C. In Las Vegas, MGM Resorts has a long history with the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity, sponsoring several homes in recent years including the organization’s milestone 100th Habitat house in the region this spring.

Week in Review for 6.26.15: Win Excalibur Buffet passes


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LAS VEGAS – Start your weekend off right with the Week in Review.

This time, the Insider News gang recaps the Family Fun Day, Delano’s new public art exhibition, the Junior Executive Team program and more. Chief Justice of Insider Offers Beth Bromberg has a few can’t-miss deals to pass on and of course we’ve got trivia. Up for grabs this week are two free passes to Excalibur’s brand new buffet.

Listen for the question and email your response to by Tuesday, June 30. We’ll select a winner from those who answer correctly, but be sure to include your name and contact information so we can reach you if you win.

Enjoy the weekend!

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