Ever wonder what the largest company by revenue is in your state? Well, wonder no more! Broadview Networks, an information technology company, pulled data maintained by the business research firm Hoover’s to determine the largest company in each of the 50 states. If you happen to live in the Silver State, you might find a familiar name on this list. We are proud to say that Las Vegas Sands is the largest company in Nevada, with revenue of $13.76 billion!
We may be based in Nevada, however we take pride in being the world’s largest integrated resort company. Our financial success allows us the resources to make a difference in the communities we operate in all around the world including our recent $1 million donation to the global hygiene organization Clean the World, employee volunteer programs through the Boys and Girls Club in Pennsylvania, partnerships with WECARE Community Services in Singapore, and volunteer projects at the Macao Youth Volunteer Association in China, to name a few. We are honored to represent the great state of Nevada on this exclusive list. To read the article and see the full list, click here.
Las Vegas Sands recently helped Clean the World unveil new equipment that will double its production of recycled soaps. Check out the video from that event and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube page for access to all of our videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/LasVegasSandsCorp
Las Vegas Sands team members building hygiene kits at Clean the World
Today, Las Vegas Sands was privileged to be a part of an amazing advancement of Clean The World, which unveiled new equipment at its Las Vegas facility that will help the non-profit organization double its production of recycled soaps.
The new equipment is made possible by our recent $1 million donation through our corporate citizenship initiative, Sands Cares, and will allow Clean The World to enhance their distribution efforts to people in need here in Las Vegas and around the globe. Three local charities, Shade Tree, Las Vegas Rescue Mission and Three Square, will receive thousands of hygiene kits to be built by LVS team members for distribution to locals in need.
Now that the equipment is up and running, it is time to put it into action! We have set a goal of building 100,000 disaster relief kits to help those in need in Las Vegas and across the U.S. You can help us meet our goal by volunteering for our upcoming community kit builds.
Details of this event will be shared in the coming weeks; in the meantime be sure to subscribe to Sands Confidential to stay up to date with all of our Sands Cares news.
We are proud to announce that Las Vegas Sands’ very own Biar Atem has been included in Fortune’s Heroes of the 500 list. Fortune found more than 50 people who have performed extraordinary acts of bravery, charity, ingenuity, or selflessness- transforming their communities in the process.
Biar was one of the thousands of “Lost Boys” from the South Sudan who were forced to abandon their homes when war threatened their very lives. After spending more than 14 years in refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya, Biar found a home in the United States. He ended up in Las Vegas in 2001 and took a job as a janitor at The Venetian. Since then, he has made the most of his new life by earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting as well as an MBA and is currently an auditor for Las Vegas Sands. Biar’s personal success, however, did not prevent him from remembering where he came from. He recently established the nonprofit South Sudan Center of America in order to assist the South Sudanese community through dialogue, education, and youth-focused programs that promote knowledge, hope and compassion.
To read more about the Heroes of the 500, click here.
John L. Smith recounts Las Vegas Sands Chairman & CEO Sheldon Adelson’s humble beginnings and how his entrepreneurial juices started flowing with his first job selling newspapers when he was only 10 years old:
Adelson quickly realized it was better to “buy” the corner than to work for someone who only let him keep a few nickels at the end of the day. But where would he get the $200 asking price?
His parents couldn’t help him.
“Now, 200 bucks to my parents in those days is like $2 million today,” he said, explaining that he managed to borrow $200 from his “Uncle Al,” the treasurer of a credit union.
Never mind that Adelson was only 10. He landed the loan and bought the corner, eventually parlaying the early business venture into two corners with help from a second advance from his generous and demanding uncle.
“He said, ‘The way you conduct the rest of your life will depend on how you handle this,’ ” Adelson said.
After he had repaid the loan on time and with interest, he concluded, “I learned about interest. I learned about loans. I learned about reliability. I learned about Uncle Al.”
LVS Chairman & CEO Sheldon Adelson on the UNLV campus
The Las Vegas Review-Journal covered Monday’s event at UNLV with LVS Chairman Sheldon Adelson and COO Michael Leven, where the executives provided insight and advice to the hospitality students in attendance:
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman Sheldon Adelson told nearly 1,000 hotel and hospitality students Monday that they needed to take risks if they wanted to succeed in business.
“Risk is reward and reward is risk,” Adelson, 80, said during an hour-long afternoon talk at Ham Hall at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. “You cannot be an entrepreneur if you don’t take risks. If you fall down, be determined to get back up and keep trying.”
Adelson and Las Vegas Sands President Michael Leven each spent an hour separately answering questions from longtime gaming industry executive Artie Nathan, who is now a guest lecturer at the UNLV William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration.
Adelson, who is considered the world’s eighth richest person by Forbes, credited much of his business success from taking risks. Las Vegas Sands, which operates casinos in Macau, Singapore and Las Vegas, has a market capitalization of $65.2 billion.
Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO, Sheldon Adelson, will be on the UNLV Campus to address hospitality students on May 5th. Mr. Adelson will be speaking to students about careers in the hospitality sector and the challenges currently facing industry leaders. He will also be sharing his experience operating properties in Las Vegas, Pennsylvania, Macao, and Singapore.
LVS president and COO, Michael Leven, will also be addressing students and providing insight from his 50-year hospitality career during the UNLV event.
Las Vegas Sands recently committed $7 million over five years to the William F. Harrah Hotel College at UNLV as part of our new corporate citizenship program, Sands Cares. The contribution is set to develop the Center for International Hospitality and Gaming Education as well as assist in the construction of UNLV’s new academic building, Hospitality Hall.
The event is open to the public and will be held at UNLV’s Artemus Ham Hall. Mr. Leven is scheduled to speak from 1:00-2:00 p.m.; Mr. Adelson takes the stage from 2:30-3:30 p.m. For more details, visit news.unlv.edu.
We are proud to announce that Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) bestowed multiple honors on the Venetian | Palazzo Marketing Team in 2013. Each year, HSMAI, a worldwide organization of sales and marketing professionals representing all segments of the hospitality, travel and tourism industry, honors outstanding achievement in advertising, public relations and digital marketing with its Adrian Awards. These awards recognize “creative brilliance and best practices in hospitality, travel and tourism-related marketing.”
Last year, the Adrian Awards commended the Venetian | Palazzo Marketing Team with a Gold Award in Advertising for its Winter in Venice campaign, a Gold Award in Public Relations for the Grazie Diamond employee program, a Silver Award in Advertising for its “Indescribable” television commercial for The Palazzo and a Bronze Award in Advertising for the Culinary Clash campaign.
Congratulations to the entire team on a job well done!
The Brand Marketing team at The Venetian | Palazzo
Team members from The Venetian, Palazzo, and Sands Expo volunteered their time at Clean the World’s Las Vegas location last week by putting together nearly 2,000 hygiene kits that will be sent to underserved populations in our local communities and around the world. Las Vegas Sands has dedicated $1 million to Clean the World in 2014 as part of our new global corporate citizenship program, Sands Cares. Clean the World works diligently to collect and recycle discarded hygiene products from hospitality companies and distributes them to those in risk of life-threatening hygiene-related diseases, such as pneumonia, cholera and dysentery. To learn more about Sands Cares and our partnership with Clean the World, visit www.sandscares.sands.com.
David Magazine recently published an article chronicling the incredibly journey of some of our heroic team members from the South Sudan. The Lost Boys, as they and more than 20,000 other refugees during the Second Sudanese Civil War are known, are a truly inspiring story of triumph and resilience in the face of adversity. They have proven valuable assets in their roles at The Venetian and Palazzo. We are proud to have them as a part of the Las Vegas Sands family. To read the full article, click here.