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Aug 8th, 2012
More Than 300 Meeting Professionals Come Together for Meetings & Events Las Vegas Summer Event
For Immediate Release:
Meetings & Events Las Vegas held its third quarterly event of 2012 at the World Famous Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, home of The History Channel’s Pawn Stars reality series. The event not only served as the official launch of the “Party with the Pawn Stars” event space at the shop, but it also introduced the new venue and various event services to industry experts and planners throughout Las Vegas. The summer event on August 2 brought together more than 300 event planners, hospitality vendors and industry professionals, once again proving that the event-planning industry and Meetings & Events Las Vegas are flourishing in 2012.

Although each Meetings & Events Las Vegas event has a different theme, the goal remains the same: to connect meeting planner clients with hospitality suppliers and industry professionals. The unique aspect of the venue and the opportunity for guests to mingle with the Pawn Stars cast members proved to be not only a major attraction for attendees of this event, but a draw for the future events at the venue.

Holding the event at the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop while business was still being conducted in the store front allowed attendees not only to tour the store and the Party with the Pawn Stars pad, but allowed Meetings & Events Las Vegas to bring in a lot of their own industry partners to assist in transforming the space into an event venue.

“Our MELV event was a great way to introduce Gold & Silver Pawn to a new audience and to get the message out to decision makers about the availability of our space for events,” says Gold & Silver Pawn Shop General Manager Theo Spyer. He adds, “It was tremendous fun and hundreds of people attended and enjoyed themselves.”

Of course the event would not have been possible without the generous support of the following esteemed event sponsors: The Capital Grille, Hash House A Go Go, Roy’s Restaurant, PBR and Ranch House Kitchen provided a fine assortment of food while complimentary cocktails and drinks were provided by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Harney & Sons, Pabst Blue Ribbon, smartwater and Trilogy Fine Wine & Spirits. Other essential suppliers for the event included Dream Entertainment, Access Pass & Design, Agile Trade Show and Event Furnishings, Las Vegas Shoe Shine Girl, ShutterBooth and Linda Q Photography.

“At every quarterly event, Meeting Planner Resources selects a local nonprofit organization to support,” says Jennifer Mahar, associate publisher for Meetings & Events Las Vegas. From a raffle of prizes generously donated by many industry leaders, the proceeds always go to help a charitable cause. For this event, Meetings & Events Las Vegas selected Three Square Food Bank, an organization that supports hunger relief programs that benefit more than 650 program partners in Southern Nevada, including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and after-school programs.

“Many of our partners made very generous raffle donations, and because of that we were able to raise enough money to enable Three Square to continue to pursue its mission,” says Mahar. The event’s partners that supported the raffle include Bootleg Canyon Flightlines, Dollar Rent A Car, Dream Racing™, Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, Fremont Street Flightlinez, George Wallace, Gordon Biersch Brewery and Restaurant, Hash House A Go Go, Mob Attraction Las Vegas, National Atomic Testing Museum, Palm Restaurant, X Burlesque and of course the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, which provided thousands of dollars of signed memorabilia.

“We’re grateful to have such a generous partner like Meetings & Events Las Vegas,” says Brian Burton, president and CEO of Three Square Food Bank. “The money raised from their quarterly mixer will provide more than 4,500 meals to those in need in Southern Nevada.”

With the continued success of the quarterly events, Meetings & Events Las Vegas anxiously is awaiting the fall 2012 mixer, scheduled for November 1. For more information about upcoming events and to register for the fall event, visit www.MeetingsAndEventsLasVegas.com/rsvp/.
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