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Focus Las Vegas

Written By:

Sherri McKenzie, Focus Las Vegas Program Chair, CenturyLink

Are you new to town? Recently promoted? Do you need to better understand the Las Vegas community and how we became the city we are today? Are you looking for a way to volunteer/give back/pay it forward, or want to have an entry point into becoming more involved in our dynamic community?

Focus Las Vegas is an immersive two-day educational experience that gives you an insider’s look at Southern Nevada. It’s ideal for those who want to get a “crash course” in the systems that shape Southern Nevada. Focus Las Vegas builds a solid foundation of community enrichment and involvement for business professionals like you, giving them the knowledge, tools and enthusiasm to become better community stewards. Through the program, you will form a better understanding of the workings of our community, its challenges and opportunities.

In two days, a series of local experts, representatives from key organizations, political leaders, strategic planners and stakeholders give an unparalleled deep dive into the current issues and affairs we are facing in Southern Nevada. From Interstate 11 and Project Neon to the cultural diversity of our valley, healthcare topics and what’s on the horizon for our education system, you will gain insight that you had never been exposed to previously. Other topics that Focus Las Vegas will delve into include government and politics, economic development, tourism and community safety nets. Focus Las Vegas also is the logical first step for those wanting an introduction to the Metro Chamber’s Leadership Advance or the Leadership Las Vegas programs.

Focus will help you target the information you need to succeed in business – and philanthropy – in Southern Nevada. Even if you are uncertain of where you want your area of emphasis to be, Focus Las Vegas will give you an in-depth introduction into several of the powerful systems that make Southern Nevada a great place to live and work, as well as an overview into its greatest opportunities and challenges – and where you fit in.

Focus Las Vegas’ next general session is scheduled for Monday, October 20, and Monday, October 27, 2014 at The Innevation Center. For more information, including cost and how to register, visit or contact Kristen Kennedy- Larsen, Leadership Programs Coordinator, at 702.586.3825 or