Business Excellence Awards – Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019
The Las Vegas Chamber is proud to produce the annual Business Excellence Awards (BEA), exclusively sponsored by Nevada State Bank. Each year, hundreds of business community members come together to celebrate these special businesses. This year, the Chamber and Nevada State Bank provided an Emmy Awards-style show where all nominees were recognized, finalists were honored, and one winner in each category was revealed at the annual BEA event in October. Alex Backus, Good Day anchor on 8 News Now, emceed the event, energizing the room and adding to the feel of an authentic awards program.
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Featured President's Club Members
SkyOak Capital Inc.
Founder & CEOJennifer Davis is the Founder & CEO of SkyOak Capital Inc, a Registered Investment Advisor, and a Portfolio Manager to two Las Vegas based hedge funds. Jennifer was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and started her career as a wealth advisor in Silicon Valley in 1990. Jennifer is married to Derek Davis, her best friend and business partner. She has two boys, Jake and Max whom they adopted from Russia in 2003 at age 11 and 6. Jennifer loves dogs, golf, travel, & hiking.
Vice President of Client Services
Ed Domanico has been in the Environmental Industry for over 30 years.
During the 1990s he pioneered the environmental training model for the entire cruise industry, sailing on over 350 cruises around the world, training more than 175,000 crewmembers in the understanding and safe management of the many chemicals and dangerous goods that are stored and used aboard cruise vessels.
He has lived in Italy and England and many of the training modules and products he developed then, are still in use today by RCCL, Carnival & NCL cruise lines.
For the last 20 years, Ed has lived in Las Vegas and is presently the Vice President of Client services for Crystal-Clean Corp., a Nationally recognized leader that provides a broad array of environmental services to the automotive, industrial, municipal, medical and hospitality markets.
Ed hobbies include songwriting and singing and has most recently completed an album of original songs. He is somewhat of a music historian on the origins of "Rock & Roll " and enjoys tinkering with older cars when he is not working or reading about music.
He has been part of the Vegas Chamber family for over 15 years and is also proud to be part of the Chamber's "Prospector Club," as well as a "Paul Harris Fellow," in the Rotary Club of Las Vegas.
Silver State School Credit Union
President/CEOScott Arkills serves as President/CEO of Silver State Schools Credit Union (SSSCU) in Las Vegas, Nevada. In this capacity, Arkills leads a $1.15 Billion Asset, 57,000-member credit union. SSSCU places a premium on excellent member service and Prioritizing People Over Profit and has been recognized as the Gold Award winner (Best Credit Union in Las Vegas) for 4 consecutive years (2018-2021). He serves as Board Chairman/President for the Education Credit Union Council (ECUC), Board Director for American Share Insurance, and as a Board Director for the Nevada Credit Union League, Nevada Succeeds, and the Andson Foundation.
Senior Account Director
As a Senior Account Director at REQ, Danielle Yanke leads digital strategies for some of the agency’s top hospitality and eCommerce clientele, exceeding clients’ goals with strategic marketing plans. A dyed in the wool optimist, Danielle enjoys bringing a positive attitude and energy to her client operations so we can all have a little fun along the way.
Originally hailing from Chicago after graduating from Northern Illinois University with a BS in Hospitality Administration, Danielle made her way to the Las Vegas marketing industry after kicking off her career at MGM Grand and then skipped across The Strip to The Mirage, where she supported Vegas’ first mega-resort’s online presence. During this time, she oversaw social media strategy, digital media plans, mobile apps, web design, and all aspects of digital marketing for a Fortune 500 company. Simultaneously serving on the board of the Las Vegas Innovation Marketing Association for 9 years, she upholds the continual education (and reputation for amazing networking events) for the city’s marketing community.
Discovering her perfect fit within agency life, she is now a Senior Account Director out of REQ’s Las Vegas office. Outside of the office, Danielle spends time loving her daughter Freya, and her and her husband Brandon try to find time being amateur astronomers, exploring epicurean delights, watching sci-fi, and playing with their dog, Oliver.