Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino Awarded 2020 Best of Housekeeping by AAA

Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino Earns 2020
AAA Inspector’s Best of Housekeeping Award

Award-Winning Housekeeping Team Leads Property’s
#GoodCleanFun Initiative Upon Reopening

Voted #1 cleanest hotel in DTLV six years in a row and widely recognized and reviewed for its immaculate receptions, Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino’s commitment to clean was honored this month with the 2020 AAA Inspector’s Best of Housekeeping Award. This designation is given to properties who have received the entity’s highest score of “A” for two consecutive years. Just 25% of all approved properties earn this AAA badge of cleanliness and Downtown Grand is the only property in Downtown Las Vegas to be awarded.

The award comes on the heels of the property’s #GoodCleanFun initiative which will be launched in conjunction with the hotel’s reopening. Anchored by the housekeeping team and carried out by all departments, the effort will go beyond the call of duty in all front-of-house and back-of-house areas to ensure guests feel safe and stay safe in a post-pandemic world. Along with social distancing measures and general reminders on how guests can help play their part, stringent policies and procedures will be implemented in gaming, food/drink service, hotel check-in, common areas, entertainment venues, and rooms.

“As we continue to operate and co-exist in a world with infectious viruses, Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino wants to assure all of its guests and visitors that we are committed to protecting your Vegas experience,” said John Culetsu VP/Managing Director of Downtown Grand. “Our award-winning housekeeping team will continue to lead the way to ensure you enjoy a spotless stay. The single most important thing we can offer our guests upon reopening is good, clean fun and we promise to do just that.”

About Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino:

Awarded the 2019 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence and the 2020 AAA Inspector’s Best of Housekeeping Award, Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino is a unique hospitality and entertainment destination right in the heart of revitalized downtown Las Vegas. Located on 3rd Street between Ogden and Stewart, Downtown Grand encompasses an entire urban block of hotel, casino and dining amenities. With its third hotel tower under construction and set to open in 2020, the property currently features an 18-story and 25-story tower adjoined by a walking bridge elevated over 3rd Street, with 629 guest rooms and suites offering luxury accommodations that set a new standard for sophistication and style in downtown Las Vegas. Downtown Grand’s casino offerings include 25,000 square feet of gaming space with nearly 500 of the hottest slot machines, table games and a fully featured sports book powered by William Hill. Restaurants, bars and entertainment options include Freedom Beat, Furnace Bar, Art Bar, Sidebar, The Spare Room Showroom, and the award-winning Las Vegas steakhouse Triple George Grill. Partnering venues include the famous Hogs & Heifers saloon and Pizza Rock, renowned as one of the best pizza restaurants in the city. Downtown Grand features Citrus Grand Pool Deck, a rooftop pool experience with more than 35,000 square feet of entertainment and special event space, an infinity pool, restaurant and bar, semi-private cabanas, a fire pit and a grass seating area.

Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Connect Collection. All guests of are eligible to enroll in the I Prefer hotel rewards program, which extends points redeemable for cash-value Reward Certificates, elite status, and special benefits such as complimentary Internet to members upon every stay at more than 700 participating Preferred Hotels & Resorts locations worldwide.

For more information, call (702) 719-5100 or go to


LEXICON – Social Media & Digital Marketing Conference, May 17 & 18

LEXICON Social Media & Digital Marketing Conference, May 17 & 18
Keynote Speakers And Community Partners Announced

LEXICON is a two-day Social Media and Digital Marketing conference featuring top keynote speakers from various areas of marketing to educate, inform and inspire the public on how to properly market their business on a digital scale. The inaugural conference, aimed to provide businesses the tools for successful marketing in the digital marketing industry, will be held May 17 & 18, 2019 in the 13,000 square foot, Sake Rok venue, located in The Park, at T-Mobile Arena.

The overall focus of the conference is to provide information and insight on all facets of digital marketing: social media optimization, website management, website development, SEO management, scheduling tools, influencer marketing and brand management.

Lexicon will present more than 25 influential speakers throughout the 2 day conference, including professionals in business industrial leaders sharing key topics including social media platforms, advertising, media buying, communications, and best practices. Initial speakers include (with more to be announced):

  • • Terrance Bynum – Allegiant Air – The Importance of Social Care
    • Bryan Bass – MGM Resorts International – The Tools For Marketing Vegas Nightlife
    • Jason Soto and Jacob Gallegos – MobileSoft – Mobile Apps, The Secret Sauce
    • Dustin Klein – BrainTrust Marketing – The Digital Customer Journey
    • Jenna Nye – Off The Strip – Expanding Your Business Online Digital Footprint
    • Chelsea Shirley – Reach Local – How to Effectively Manage and Build a Proper PPC Campaign
    • Shahab Zargari – American Marketing Association – Leveraging Video for Social Media
    • Megan Fazio – Neon PR – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
    • Alex Medick – The New Standard – Winning the Long Game with Social Media Marketing
    • JC Coats – Stripside Management Group (Cannabis Marketing) – Dreams and Marketing
    • Joseph Amato – Small Business Association – How to Navigate the SBS
    • Mark Dunaisky – D3 Risk Management Group – So You Think You’re Too Small To Be Hacked?
    • Mike Tamzil – TAMZ – The Importance of “Authentic” Story Telling
    • Dan Livengood – 2020 Brand Solutions – Why Promotional Products Work
    • Breynan Hammons – RevuKangaroo – The Power of Social Proof
    • Katie Horton – Greenspun Media Group – Creating Successful Publishing Partnerships
    • Paul Ryu – Instagram Food Bogger (@ryusauce) – IMPforce

2019 Lexicon sponsors include: Greenspun Media Group, Gaetano Brand, MG Studios, 2020 Brand Solutions, RevuKangaroo, Sake Rok, Robert Half Technology, Sofa King Creative Group and MobileSoft. Community partners featured are Better Business Bureau, Las Vegas ACES, American Marketing Association, and Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Registration tickets are $199 for a Conference Pass and $349 for a VIP Pass. The two-day conference pass includes entry and access to all exhibitors, speakers, networking opportunities for the entire conference. The two day VIP Conference Pass includes conference access, as well as lunch each days, two drink tickets and access to the LEXICON Vegas VIP Mixer on Friday, May 17, 8-10pm. Tickets are available at:

LEXICON will also provide Las Vegas local companies the opportunity to get their product or service in front of hundreds of business owners throughout the two day conference. Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are also available.

About Lexicon Vegas:
For more information on the event, exhibitors and sponsorship packages, visit the website at or contact INFO@LEXICONVEGAS.COM. Follow on Social Media at and Twitter at @LexiconVegas. Tickets are available at:

The Holidays Are Here, The Holidays Are Here. Holiday Seasons Are Hangover Seasons. Intox Detox To The Rescue.


It’s that time of year again. Holidays, Stress, Parties, Booze and ugh Hangovers. That means it’s time for Intox Detox dietary supplements. Don’t suffer from hangovers this holiday season. Let Intox Detox’s combination of traditional Chinese medicine and the latest ground-breaking dietary supplementation science help your body detox, recover and protect from the damaging after effects of alcohol consumption.

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Topricin Product Review And “Breast Cancer Care Bundle” in Honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month



VEGAS24SEVEN REIEW – I’m a hard working, active 59 year old and this is how Topricin changed my life. All my life I have worked very hard and played very hard. For the past several years I have awoken every morning with a stiff and sore back, hands and feet. I don’t like taking medication for anything and I thought that this was just going to be “part of life”. I had never heard of Topricin before and was given the chance to try some. After one week of 3 times a day use my morning soreness and stiffness began to diminish and I felt better. After 2 weeks of use I felt even better. Now I feel like the younger me again and awaken with no stiffness and soreness. It even helped with a quick recovery when I twisted my knee and pulled a muscle. The regular use of this product and a healthy lifestyle are a great combination for medication free, pain free living. Topricin is a great product for me and I’m grateful how it’s changed my life. Jay Reppart – Vegas24Seven

Topricin® is the culmination of many years of research in the area of regulated natural medicines. The result is a line of pain relief products for the whole family that work with no side effects. Our patented topical formula aids in the healing process by improving blood flow to the injured tissue and draining toxins and fluids that build up as a result of injury or painful ailments like arthritis. Unlike many other over the counter pain relief creams and medications that just mask symptoms, Topricin® stimulates the body’s desire to heal the damage that is causing the pain. Whether for muscle pain, joint pain, soft tissue pain or injury, Topricin® is often the first treatment that doctors, chiropractors and physical therapists recommend. An FDA-regulated over the counter medicine, Topricin® is the leading natural therapeutic brand.  For more information please visit

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Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we have partnered with our friends at The Healthy Back Bag Company® by Ameribag to bring you this exclusive Breast Cancer Care Bundle! Whether you have a family member or friend who is a breast cancer fighter or survivor—or even as a gift to yourself—this set offers amazing benefits! It includes an “I Love My Life” Healthy Back Bag and 4-oz. jar of safe, natural Topricin Foot Therapy Cream, which together provide comfort, help relieve the pain of chemo-induced neuropathy, alleviate body stress, and offer inspiration during the challenging and celebratory moments in life. But anyone will benefit from this wonderful bundle!
Now you can help others, too, as a portion of the proceeds from the Breast Cancer Care Bundle will be donated to Breast Cancer Options!
BUNDLE SPECIAL: We will include a breast cancer ribbon bag charm with orders while supplies last!
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Comfort, organization and style. Those were the goals of AmeriBag® founders Irwin and Margery Gaffin as they embarked upon the process of developing a one-shouldered bag that would offer exceptional comfort and functionality. Margery had endured back surgery, and was excited about the opportunity to bring an innovative and helpful product to the marketplace. Little did they know that this bag would transform the industry and become a worldwide phenomenon.

The Healthy Back Bag® tote was designed with the human body in mind. It features a patented, ergonomic design, which feels lighter and more comfortable. By contouring to the natural shape of the body, the Healthy Back Bag® tote hangs asymmetrically, redistributing the weight throughout the length of the bag, not just from one point on the shoulder, thus reducing apparent stress on the shoulders, neck and back.   


Las Vegas Spring Temperatures In The 90s – Great Moments In Life Make You Sweat – From The Las Vegas Strip To The Great Nevada Oudoors, Mitchum Clinical Has You Covered



Las Vegas temperatures are in the mid 90s this week.
Whether you’re clubbing the Famous Las Vegas Strip or hiking Red Rock, great moments in life make you sweat.  For #GreatMoments like these, try Mitchum® antiperspirant deodorant.
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No Deflated Balls Here – Why Not Let Ole Smoky Moonshine Quarterback Your Super Bowl Party




Super Bowl XLIX is making its way to the Southwest this year, but Ole Smoky Moonshine is ready to tackle the party. Ole Smoky has come up with the perfect party drink to keep your crew going strong through all four quarters – The Phoenix Fumble!



The Phoenix Fumble Recipe:

1.5 oz. of Ole Smoky Apple Pie Moonshine dropped in a half pint of beer

Perfect for even the most diehard fan, all you need is a half pint of beer and a shot of some Apple Pie Moonshine – so easy you won’t have to leave your living room. And when the beer runs dry, just grab a jar and pass it around! Ole Smoky’s great flavors are just as delicious on their own.



Ole Smoky is an authentic brand of 100 proof whiskey that will score you some major points with friends. With its distinct character and bold flavor, Ole Smoky will give your party the kick it needs. No real fumbles or fouls here, just the sweet taste of victory in every last drop. No matter who you’re rooting for, by the end of the game Ole Smoky Moonshine will have everyone feeling like champions!



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For further info check out Currently available in all 50 states and Canada, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine® retails at around $20-$25 per bottle with slight fluctuations by city, state and retailer. You can also find Ole Smoky on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter @OleSmoky and Instagram @olesmokymoonshine.

The Eloquent Bob Kulick – Full Interview On The Social Media Show – From Apples To Nuts


Here is the Bob Kulick full interview on The Social Media Show. Bob discusses how the music business has changed from word of mouth and artist to artist referrals to modern social media communication. Bob has seemingly seen it all and done it all. From the Beatles to Motorhead and everything in between. Look for some of Bobs unique new projects soon. He spends a lot of time in Vegas and hopes to become a resident here someday soon. Las Vegas will be a far better place if that happens. Such a great guy and so wonderful to talk to.

About Bob Kulick –
Bob Kulick is an American guitarist and Grammy Award-winning record producer, best known for his studio work with Kiss. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and is the older brother of former Kiss lead guitarist Bruce Kulick, whom he suggested Kiss hire.

At a very young age, Bob Kulick once gave a young Jimi Hendrix a spare guitar string when he broke his during an audition in New York City. Kulick took a chance in 1973 and auditioned for the lead guitar spot in a then-new band called Kiss. The band, with Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Peter Criss, were very impressed by his performance, but it was the glitzier Ace Frehley (who auditioned immediately after him) who was chosen to fill the spot. He later played (uncredited) on four Kiss albums: Alive II (three of the five studio tracks), Unmasked (played Lead Guitar on Naked City), Killers (all four new studio tracks), and some minimal work on Creatures of the Night. He also played on Paul Stanley’s 1978 solo album and on his 1989 solo tour.

Early in his session career, Bob Kulick played lead guitar for Lou Reed on his Coney Island Baby record. Kulick followed this up with a long-running stint in the Neverland Express, Meat Loaf’s touring band, on and off for years, which led to appearances on several Meat Loaf albums, most notably on 1984’s Bad Attitude. He also formed a band called Balance, with Peppy Castro (formerly of the Blues Magoos) and Doug Katsaros (multi-platinum recording arranger and Broadway conductor), which had modest chart success in the early 1980s, followed up by playing rhythm and lead guitar on Michael Bolton’s 1983 self-titled album.

Bob was involved with a project called Skull, releasing one album, No Bones About It, in 1991. Bruce Kulick, his brother, who would become a member of KISS, co-wrote one song and appeared as a guest guitarist on another track. In addition, Kulick played on the W.A.S.P. albums The Crimson Idol and Still Not Black Enough. He was only involved with the studio work and never toured with W.A.S.P. or became a member of the band. In 1996 he released Murderer’s Row with his band of the same name. This group included David Glen Eisley (of Giuffria and Dirty White Boy) on vocals.

Since then, Kulick has served in various side projects such as Blackthorne and Observation Balloon. He also produced Motörhead’s “Whiplash” (winner of the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance), produced and played guitar on the theme for WWE wrestler Triple H, and has earned 11 platinum or gold records working with Kiss and Diana Ross. Kulick also composed, produced and performed “Sweet Victory” with singer David Glen Eisley and Eric Singer of KISS in the SpongeBob SquarePants episode “Band Geeks” on Nickelodeon. The song further appears on SpongeBob SquarePants: The Yellow Album. Source – Wikipedia


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Opportunity Village Encourages Local Businesses to Get Involved in its Year OV Community Giving Campaign


Many local restaurants, retail stores and attractions have stepped up to donate and help
raise funds to meet the organization’s $136 Million Capital Campaign goal

Celebrating its 60th anniversary through May of 2015, Opportunity Village is encouraging local businesses help raise funds to meet its $136 million capital campaign goal during the “Year OV Community Giving”. Announced in May, the goal was established in an effort to fund ambitious plans including the development of Betty’s Village, the organization’s first residential facility; a permanent North Campus; a retrofit of its Oakey Campus, which houses the organization’s renowned Magical Forest holiday attraction; and an expansion of the Walters Family Campus, home of the Paper Prossm document management division.

First, MJ Christensen Diamonds joined the effort by donating a stunning 1.03 carat Flame Cut Diamond pendant set valued at nearly $20,500, to be raffled at Opportunity Village’s 60th Anniversary Grand Finale Celebration on May 15, 2015. Next, a number of the valley’s most renowned restaurants recently hosted fundraising events and promotions to help meet the goal, including Table 34, Sammy’s Restaurant & Bar, Honey Salt, Via Brasil Steakhouse, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant and Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar. In addition, other local businesses including Supercuts and Regis Family of Brands hair salons, the Las Vegas 51s and entertainer Veroníc Dicaire have also held special events in the last month to benefit the organization. Coming up, Chico’s, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Versace have all agreed to host upcoming benefit events to be scheduled in the near future.

Any business interested in joining the cause to help Opportunity Village meet its capital campaign goal during the “Year OV Community Giving” can visit contact Kevin Taylor at (702) 880-4043 for more information.

About Opportunity Village
Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve their lives and the lives of their families.

Opportunity Village was founded in 1954 by seven dedicated, committed and loving families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the very best lives possible. Now, 60 years later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected community habilitation programs in the United States.

Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves nearly 3,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, community employment, day services, advocacy, arts and social recreation.

Opportunity Village is Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities – people who were previously considered unemployable. Many of them work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $6.5 million in 2013. They’re hard-working and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.

Primarily a self-funded organization, Opportunity Village generates the majority of its operational funding through its employment contracts and fundraising efforts such as the Magical Forest and Great Santa Run, saving Nevada taxpayers $42 million annually.

This Year, Opportunity Village celebrates its 60th Anniversary, and pledges to continue building upon our proud tradition of enriching the lives of individuals with disabilities in southern Nevada for another 60 years – and beyond.


The Gramercy Brings Local Flavor to Western Las Vegas




Urban lifestyle village and premier dining destination to open Fall 2014


Las Vegas will soon have a new place to shop, eat, live and socialize. The Gramercy brings an innovative and personalized retail, dining and residential scene to the southwest part of the valley. Boasting prime Strip views with the serenity and authenticity of urban neighborhood appeal and convenience, the 500,000 square-foot lifestyle village will re-imagine the concept of live, work, play with an unduplicated model capturing the spirit and energy of modern urban living blended with the ease and accessibility Las Vegans love.


The Gramercy, named after the iconic New York City park, is scheduled to open in phases beginning Fall 2014. The lifestyle village will capture the ambience of energetic city life with a nine-story high-rise featuring 85 residences and a private rooftop pool and party deck, a four-story mid-rise with 160 residences overlooking a second pool and well-appointed gathering area with bountiful amenities perfect for socializing and entertaining including fire pits, cabanas, barbecues and more. The setting is resplendent with flourishing landscapes, ample patios, and a promenade where guests and residents can host private and community events, as well as many distinctive dining and retail offerings.


“We are excited to bring this hip, urban mixed-use concept to Las Vegas,” said Jay Krigsman, executive vice president of The Krausz Companies. “The Gramercy will offer luxury and a vibrant lifestyle with unparalleled dining, retail and residences just minutes from the Strip located in the bustling heart and under-served area of the growing southwest valley.”


“The Gramercy exemplifies what the southwest side of Las Vegas needs,” said Benjy Garfinkle, a principal of WGH Partners. “It will be unlike anything currently in the market and provide a lifestyle that resonates with many of the young professionals who call this home.”


The Krausz Companies and WGH Partners designed The Gramercy to appeal to the city’s growing young professional clientele, ages 25 to 45, who seek unique culinary and social options in a convenient and aesthetically-pleasing location. The Gramercy strives to offer an eclectic mix of local favorites as well as new concepts created by reputable names.


The newest anchor-space tenants include, Alex Stratta, former Wynn chef, offering a new culinary approach on Italian steakhouse meets traditional American cuisine. Diners will enjoy the intimate 5,300 square-foot restaurant nestled in the prominent corner space complemented by floor-to-ceiling windows and a versatile glass-enclosed patio with a premium Strip view. Fresh pasta and flatbreads prepared in a wood-burning oven, steaks, and a shellfish and raw bar, all offered at an approachable price, will entice guests to dine while live entertainment and happy hour will provide the perfect elixir to unwind and feel at home.


Popular brunch, lunch and dinner hot spot, DW Bistro, will debut its second location and new market concept, DW Market, at The Gramercy. Spanning a spacious 8,000 square feet met by an airy courtyard patio, the Jamaican and New Mexican restaurant will offer a concept similar to Dean & Deluca but with their own signature expression and well-known orange palette design that has garnered a significant local following. Customers will experience an array of culinary and artisanal finds ranging from grab-and-go meals, a walk-up counter offering hot dishes prepared in an open kitchen, a fresh bakery area featuring decadent scones and pastries, and a floral boutique adding serene scents and color to the market area. DW admirers will also be able to purchase signature products such as syrups, sauces and their highly sought after Sunday brunch essential, Bloody Mary mix.


In addition, former Strip aerialist, Holley Steeley, will serve up her second coffeehouse location, The Cuppa, located directly next to DW Market. Steeley’s particular technique of grinding the beans during beverage order and using a pour over method has provided the freshest coffee creations and formed a vast following of devotees.





About The Gramercy

The Gramercy is a best-in-class, 500,000-square-foot, mixed-use development under construction on 20 acres at 9205-9275 W. Russell Rd., located just off of the 215 Beltway at Russell Road in southwest Las Vegas. The Gramercy encompasses 200,000 square feet of Class A office and retail space; a nine-story high-rise with 85 luxury residences, a rooftop pool and party deck; and an urban village with 160 luxury residences surrounding a central park, complete with direct access underground parking, shaded seating areas, a community fire pit, barbeques, a dog park and a swimming pool with cabanas. The only development of its kind in southwest Las Vegas, The Gramercy offers urban-style living in the valley’s fastest growing suburban area just minutes from The Strip and other major entertainment and travel destinations. Construction is underway with the first office, retail and residential move-ins scheduled for summer 2014.


The Gramercy is owned by an affiliate of The Krausz Companies, Inc. and developed by SWLV Development LLC, a collaboration of the principals of The Krausz Companies and Las Vegas-based WGH Partners. For commercial office leasing information, contact Brad Peterson at CBRE at 702.369.4800; For residential and commercial leasing information please contact Samantha Dugan at 702.750-1994. For more information about The Gramercy, please visit, or find us on Facebook and Twitter @TheGramercyLV.