Business Of The Year Awards, 2022
The Business of the Year Awards exemplify the tremendous spirit and capabilities of our business community. The businesses and individuals honored today are diverse, bold, and innovative – just like Vegas itself. Finalists and winners are chosen by the Vegas Chamber’s Business of the Year Awards Selection Committee. The awards program was presented by Shannon Peterson, Executive Vice President of Corporate Banking for Nevada State Bank. A big congratulations to the winners, and all the deserving finalists.
- October 26, 2023
Featured President's Club Members
OwnerJeff is a highly driven entrepreneur with a strong focus on the core business in the QSR space. Over the years, he has successfully established and expanded his business empire by owning several franchise locations of popular brands such as Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, Auntie Anne's, Baskin Robbins, and Better Lunch. Jeff's entrepreneurial spirit has always driven him to push the boundaries and explore new opportunities in the industry. He is known for his unwavering commitment to providing quality products and exceptional customer service, which has helped him build a loyal customer base. Jeff's ability to identify and capitalize on emerging trends in the QSR space has helped him stay ahead of the competition and continue to grow his business.
The Biletnikoff Foundation
Founder/Executive DirectorAngela Biletnikoff created The Biletnikoff Foundation in 1999 to commemorate the untimely death of her stepdaughter, Tracey Biletnikoff. As the Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit foundation, Biletnikoff oversees all operations of the program as it funds and supports its various youth organizations, including Tracey’s Place of Hope, which provides safe housing and counseling for young women to flourish in the wake of substance abuse, human trafficking, and domestic and gender violence. She is also the Owner and CEO of Biletnikoff 25 Wines, featuring her husband, Pro Football Hall of Famer Fred Biletnikoff.
Vice PresidentGeoff Nathanson is the Vice-President at MonarCX and previously held leadership roles at LA Studios and Prudential. He has worked at CBS, NBC and Fox. MonarCX is a full-service Customer eXperience agency. Based in Las Vegas, the agency focuses on listening to clients, creating solutions and exceeding expectations to produce a modern Customer eXperience that supports client goals and maximizes value. MonarCX is the agency of record for Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner brand and specializes in Media placement. From Ideation to Creative to Production to Delivery, MonarCX elevates the game. www.monarcx.com
Valley Bank of Nevada
President and CEOJames York and Jay Blood are the co-founders of Valley Bank of Nevada. James is the President and CEO of the bank and Jay is the EVP and Chief Credit Officer. Both executives are graduates of UNLV and, as such, are passionate about serving the local community. During the Covid crisis, James and Jay led Valley Bank of Nevada through providing Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loans to over 300 businesses in the community, saving an estimated 4,000 local jobs. The bank has recently opened a loan production office (LPO) in Summerlin, making it the third location valley-wide.