What’s it like running an organization that is the largest tourist destination in the state with over six million visitors per year? And how do you do that in a city, Milwaukee, that has been a COVID hot spot? Today I chat with Rodney Ferguson, who has served as CEO and General Manager of Potawatomi…

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Libby Francisco on leading through pandemic

“Who would have guessed? Who would have known?” shared Libby Francisco, COO at Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment. In this interview, we chat quite extensively about the challenges of communicating, effectively and consistently, throughout a large enterprise of 2,600 team members. See, Libby oversees four properties, three properties in Southern Arizona and one in the…

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It’s that time of year again! NB3FIT WEEK 2020 is only a month away and the Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation is excited to once again call upon Tribes, Native-led organizations, urban Indian centers, schools and groups to host a VIRTUAL Native youth-centered physical activity, fitness and/or healthy activity event during NB3FIT WEEK,  November 2-8, 2020.…

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In today’s interview, Director of Marketing at Port Madison Enterprises, Chris Archunde, discusses how her experience opening a casino in Puerto Rico during the height of the recession back in 2009 most definitely helped her business approach during the last several months. What she tells us echoes that of so many seasoned gaming professionals I’ve interviewed…

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Raving On Air Interview with Chairman Butler, Foxwoods

In today’s interview, I am delighted to speak with Rodney A. Butler, Chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, who is at the helm of one of the most recognized Tribal casino brands, Foxwoods Resort Casino. In this candid interview, Chairman Butler said that his leadership strategy during this challenging time has been to keep…

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What has been the success factor for a casino in New Mexico? “We geeked out on data.” In today’s interview, I had the opportunity to chat with one of the smartest executives in gaming, Trevor Taylor, Director of Marketing Route 66 Casino Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He’s been in the business for over 25…

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During the last several months, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with industry leaders and experts. And if there is one common thread, it’s that the best leaders all have a keen understanding of what their team needs to succeed from years of learning every discipline of their operations. Case in point, Kathy George, CEO,…

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The team here at Raving went back and forth a million times whether or not to reach out; we’re the same as you, under tremendous stress and worry; doing our best to stay positive and forward-thinking during a time when every news alert makes one’s heart stop. We decided that time was now to tell…

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