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Wear a Mask

  Governor Sisolak mandated wearing facial coverings when in public for all employees, customers, guests and visitors. This went into effect on Friday, June 26, to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Communication is of the utmost importance and signage is essential. Post reminders at your doors and in high traffic areas telling people face masks are mandatory until further notice. Read more. #NHLAWearAMask

No shirt, No shoes, No mask, No service

  For any of our members interested in printing the No shirt, No shoes, No mask, No service poster from the governor's office, here is the link.

Reminder: Minimum wage increase goes into effect today

  In the last legislative session, legislators passed a progressive minimum wage schedule for increases. The first of four increases commences today, July 1st. Read more.

NHLA announces new foundation chairperson

  The Nevada Hotel and Lodging Foundation is pleased to welcome Shannon McCallum as our new Chairman of the Board. Shannon has been a committed member and leader of NHLA for many years and has contributed substantial efforts to our success. We are so thrilled to have her lead our scholarship foundation that was officially launched a year ago.

NHLA welcomes new member

  NHLA is pleased to welcome a new member. Immunize Nevada has joined the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association. Learn more about this company at

Entrepreneurship program for rural Nevada

  The Nevada Governor's Office for Economic Development has created a program for development of an entrepreneurial network that brings rural leaders together. Partners in this program include Great Basin College, StartUpNV, the Nevada Small Business Development Center and Nevada Cooperative Extension and Entrepreneur's Assembly. Learn more.

Coming up in July at NHLA

  NHLA has been dubbed the industry center of events and resources over the years. With the current environment, of course, our in-person events have been temporarily suspended. They will be back in the future, don't worry. We have some great virtual activities coming up in July at NHLA. More events will be added soon. Take a look.

Resumes and Online Applications-Stand out in Today's Competitive Job Market

  During these challenging times, the necessity or desire to look for a new job may already be here or coming in the future. David Swanson, Executive Recruiter, will discuss how to update resumes as well as how to fill out online applications. Employment software technologies look for keywords in forwarding candidates to hiring teams so understanding that concept as well as what recruiters are looking for today is critical for successful job searching. Attendance is complimentary. Register.

July 15: Guest Ronna Timpa, Workplace ESL Solutions

  Ronna Timpa will host our Q3 WIL Leadership Chat. Ronna is well-known throughout the industry as she has provided ESL training for over 20 years for hotel team members looking to enhance their English skills. She has been an avid supporter of NHLA, our photographer at dozens of events, and a fantastic ambassador. Ronna is fun and engaging. Don't miss it.

Making the Most of Your Virtual Interview-July 21

  In today's world, future job interviews are highly likely to take place via video conferencing. Be ready.

Join this webinar, presented by NHLA member Deborah Thomas-Nininger with DTN Productions, to learn the top do's and don'ts of virtual interviewing. Deborah is a professional presenter and trainer and her events are extremely popular and well-attended. NHLA members are invited to attend this webinar at no charge. Sign up now.

Topics will include:
  • The virtual handshake
  • Self-introduction and using their name(s)
  • Working the camera angle
  • How to avoid body language snafus
  • Vocal projection - speaking up and out
  • Appropriate attire from more than the waist up
  • Your all-important background - what can they see
  • How to use pauses to your advantage
  • Asking your questions and responding to theirs
  • Maintaining composure and eliminating distractions
  • Practicing in advance - tips to build your confidence
  • Basic interview etiquette
  • When casual is too casual
  • Interview assertiveness

Crisis communication for event professionals - July 8

  Our NHLA partner, The International School of Hospitality (TISOH), is hosting an interesting webinar on July 8. Communicating as an Event Professional During Crisis, a session in their Hospitality Speaker Series, will address tips and guidance for anyone working in a role that has to do with events. NHLA members are invited to attend free. Register.

Governor Sisolak extends Phase 2

  Governor Sisolak extended Phase 2 in Nevada through the end of July due to the trends in COVID-19 infection rates, the time needed for expanded contact tracing to identify trends, and to see the impacts of the Governor's new face covering directive. The prior directive was set to expire on June 30. More info.

Have a safe and Happy 4th of July

  The staff and board of directors at NHLA would like to wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July.

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