VYP Blog

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Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Evolution. Janelle joined VYP as a means to connect with people in the Las Vegas valley and to peer into the minds of her fellows. A graduate of the Liberal Arts, Sociology specifically, Janelle finds herself diligently educating herself on what makes people tick and how to advance our ticking into greater expressions of truth, beauty and goodness. VYP proves to be a platform for greater connection to people and businesses that advance the business culture of Las Vegas.

Karl Riley is a senior associate attorney at Snell & Wilmer, LLP. His practice focuses on employment defense and commercial litigation. Karl regularly advises employers on various issues, including employment discrimination, and wage and hour issues. He also handles financial services, real estate, and corporate governance litigation. He was recently awarded the Young Lawyer of the Year Award by the State Bar of Nevada.

White Hot by Danica Torchin, VYP Coordinator

White Hot isn’t just your regular mixer. This is VYP’s biggest event of the year. Not only is White Hot a great opportunity for you to connect with hundreds of other young professionals in Vegas, but it is also a night full of excitement, prizes, great connections, and memories to last a lifetime. Here are just a few items to keep in mind so you can make the most of White Hot:

VYP brought the heat this July with an amazing turnout at our Bigwig Lunch Time with City of Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman as well as an exciting Fusion Mixer at Elysian at Stonelake. Click here for some highlights of what VYP did last month.

VYP kicked off the summer season with some outstanding events, from our Fusion Mixer at The Spa at Green Valley Ranch to playing Jenga and announcing White Hot 12 at Business Expo. We also installed and trained our new VYP Toastmasters officers and welcomed Colonel Paul Murray for our second Community Conversations event. Click through to see some highlights from our June events.

By: Savannah Mercier, VYP Member

Everyone needs a summer getaway. Whether you sneak off for me time, visit friends or family, discover somewhere new, or catch a staycation, recharging your batteries is essential to beating burn-out and staying at the top of your game. It doesn’t matter how much you love your job, everyone deserves a break to catch their breath. Not only is it fun to take a vacation, traveling can be beneficial to your work and health.

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Derek Hutchison moved to Las Vegas straight out of college after attending California State University, Chico & graduating Cum Laude in Hotel Management. After arriving in Las Vegas, Derek proceeded to work in hospitality for the next 5 years, eventually finding ADP in October of 2011. As soon as he joined the ADP team, he joined VYP. He saw immediate value in networking with young professionals and building his book of business that can service businesses with 1-10,000 employees.

Bailey Goldstein graduated from the University of Kansas, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies with a Leadership Studies minor. She was Vice President of the Communication Honors Society, Lambda Pi Eta, and served in numerous positions for the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Bailey moved to Las Vegas in and started working with Girls Scouts of Southern Nevada.

By Matthew Lindsey - Vegas Young Professional Marketing Chair & Entrepreneur

Your educational journey doesn’t have to end with college. In fact, your educational journey doesn’t have to start with college. While colleges and universities are still seen as the most traditional source for obtaining a secondary and post-secondary education, there are many great options for continuing your education without breaking the bank.