Rather than host one of my private mixers this quarter, I’ll be hosting Noah’s UNLEASHED, a charity event to benefit Noah’s Animal House @ Shade Tree on October 20.

Noah’s Animal House provides temporary boarding for the dogs & cats of the clients of The Shade Tree Shelter (domestic abuse). In addition, foster parents are available for special pets that require more living space, such as farm animals. Veterinary services are on hand at time of arrival and during the animal’s stay. The kennel was built on the existing land of The Shade Tree, to allow frequent visitation and security for the owners. Check out http://www.noahsanimalhouse.org/.

This mixer will include appetizers, open bar, silent/live auction…and a few surprises! Sponsorships are $2,500 (VIP Booth w/10 tickets) and $1,000 (VIP Booth w/6 tickets). Individual tickets are $100. Now I know you have $100!!

If there was ever a great excuse to visit Las Vegas, this is it. I will have a Casino Rate (VIP) for rooms at the Hard Rock, and the guest list for the event is 500 of the biggest movers and shakers in America. Don’t miss out! For more information, contact me directly.

BBQ at Bitter Root Ranch for Opportunity Village (September 10)
Boys & Girls Club 50th Anniversary Party (September 24, Palms Hotel & Casino)
Noah’s Animal House @ Shade Tree Benefit (October 20, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino)
Olive Crest Ladies of Distinction Luncheon (December 2)

Career Opportunities
SVP, Operations ($300,000, USA)
SVP, Marketing ($250,000, USA)
VP, Marketing ($250,000, West Coast)
VP, Engineering – Amazon, eBay, Google Type ($200,000, Las Vegas)
VP, Technology – Gaming/Hospitality ($200,000, International)
VP, Technology – Hospitality ($200,000, International)
Director, Surveillance ($200,000, International)
Chief Marketing Officer ($180,000, Las Vegas)
VP, Non-Gaming – Heavy F&B ($180,000, Midwest)
VP, Casino Marketing ($185,000, Las Vegas)
VP, Operations – Gaming Manufacturing ($150,000, Los Angeles)
Director, Marketing – Slot Marketing, Events ($150,000, Las Vegas)
VP, Facilities ($150,000, Las Vegas)
Director, Game Studios ($150,000, Las Vegas)
Director, Table Games ($120,000, Midwest)
Director, Hotel Operations ($110,000, Midwest)

This and That
Las Vegas Trivia – How many songs are incorporated into Cirque’s LOVE at the Mirage? Also, how many flowers are there in the summer exhibit at the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens at the Bellagio. If you have not seen the exhibit – GO! Absolutely amazing, and the adjacent Bellagio Cafe is one of the great secret restaurants of Las Vegas.

Race Horses – Our filly LetLifeComeToYou ran them off their hooves at PARX this month. Our filly Tilted Kilt makes her debut at Del Mar on September 1. You go girl!

Quote of the Week – Bert and Ernie have no sexual orientation. (Sesame Street)

Godfather Sales Tip – Always remember this, bad business is bad business. Difficult, challenging customers never get any better. A close personal friend bid for business with the same client three years in a row and was never awarded the contract. My advice – quit bidding! My experience is that those that want a "discount" always end up being clients that don’t return phone calls and pay late. Let someone else spend 80% of their day dealing with them.

Wisdom of the Week – What is the use of living, if it be not t strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone. (Winston Churchill)

Las Vegas Trivia Answers – There are 120 songs in LOVE. There are 94,608 flowers in the Bellagio Atrium.