Detroit ENG takes innovative approach to inspire leaders


The Inspired Leader Employee Network Group has implemented “Lunch with a Leader,” where team members are able to engage with senior leaders during lunch sessions in the EDR.

In honor of Celebrate Diversity Month, Insider Company News is highlighting the Inspired Leaders Employee Network Group.

MGM GRAND DETROIT – The Inspired Leaders Employee Network Group at MGM Grand Detroit is helping team members voice their aspirations for advancement and receive career advice – one lunch at a time!

The group is intent to create new paths for success by constructing fresh concepts to promote professional development and career mobility, and in February implemented “Lunch with a Leader” to bridge the gap between senior leaders and team members.

“Lunch with a Leader” sessions are conveniently held in the employee dining room to provide a more natural and relaxing environment for both senior leaders and team members to interact. The sessions are also held at various times throughout the day to accommodate all shifts and allow all team members an opportunity to participate.

To date, the Inspired Leaders ENG has conducted 13 lunch sessions and has had more than 50 team members participate. And, a recent survey revealed that team members are receptive to the initiative, rating the sessions as excellent with just the right content.

One team member, who has attended at least four lunch sessions stated, “The career and personal advice I received from leaders of the Company is priceless. Not to mention I’ve gotten exposure by letting the executives know I’m interested in growing in my career.”

The initiative has also received positive feedback from the property’s Executive Team. “It was great sitting down with team members and sharing stories about my career path and some of the defining moments that occurred along the way,” said Vice President of Marketing & Player Marketing Matt Buckley. “The team came prepared with some specific questions about how I was able to climb up through the organization, and they also asked what qualities I look for in a leader. I had a great conversation and it allowed me to know the team better.”

Officers of the Inspired Leaders Network Group include: Sophiea McGowan – Chair; Amina Bell – Co-Chair; Pamela Moses – Administrator and Tiangey Coomber – Communicator. Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Juliette Okotie-Eboh serves as the group’s Executive Sponsor.

For more information on the Inspired Leaders Network Group or all ENGs, please visit the ENG website through M life Insider by selecting the “CSR” tab and then “Employee Network Groups.”

Seal of approval: Dolphin Habitat achieves certification for animal welfare


Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage is the first zoo, aquarium or conservation center in the western continental United States – and only the 14th in the world – to earn the prestigious Humane Certified seal of approval.

MIRAGE – American Humane, the first national organization in the U.S. devoted to animal welfare, announced that Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage has earned Humane Conservation certification.

The Mirage facility passed a rigorous independent audit to become the first zoo, aquarium or conservation center in the western continental United States – and only the 14th in the world – to earn the prestigious Humane Certified™ seal of approval. READ MORE

Bellagio launches poker live stream


Bellagio is the first resort on the Las Vegas Strip to offer live stream action of its poker room.

BELLAGIO – The resort’s iconic poker room is about to become even more famous.

Beginning Wednesday, people everywhere will have the opportunity to experience the high-stakes excitement in real-time as Bellagio becomes the first Las Vegas Strip property to offer a live stream of the action in its poker room. Broadcast on the streaming site Twitch, the Bellagio POTS (Poker On The Strip) channel will air Wednesdays at 7 p.m. local time and focus on a dedicated table in the Bellagio Poker Room. The broadcast will feature live video, hole cards and live commentary throughout. READ MORE

A step for AIDS advocacy: Join AIDS Walk Sunday at Town Square

AIDS-Walk-(web&email)LAS VEGAS – Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) is hosting its annual AIDS Walk on Sunday for the 27th year. The 2017 walk is from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. April 23 at Town Square Las Vegas.

MGM Resorts International is a longtime sponsor of this event, and the MGMRI AIDS Walk 2017 team will gather near the registration prior to the walk’s start at 10 a.m. Check-in is scheduled from 7 a.m.-8 a.m., followed by a pre-walk festival with vendors and entertainment from 8 a.m.-10 a.m., including KidZone Midway Carnival Games.

The walk, which will travel around Town Square, is set to wrap up at 11 a.m. Participants are encouraged to brunch after at Town Square’s Lazy Dog, which will donate 15 percent of each check to AFAN, or California Pizza Kitchen, which plans to donate 20 percent of each check. READ MORE

Women Inspiring Women: Natalie Allen returns to host the WLC

WLC LOGO 2017 Black_with DateLAS VEGAS – Award-winning broadcast journalist Natalie Allen will return as host of the MGM Resorts Foundation’s 11th annual Women’s Leadership Conference (WLC) August 7-8 at the MGM Conference Center.

Sponsored by the nonprofit MGM Resorts Foundation, the two-day conference, themed “Women Inspiring Women,” strives to provide women with the developmental tools they need to advance their lives and careers. Each year, the event’s proceeds, after costs, are donated to a local nonprofit that is devoted to the welfare and development of women and girls.  READ MORE