Leadership and Human Resources

Interview with Chris Archunde, Port Madison Enterprises

By Raving / October 23, 2020 / Comments Off on Interview with Chris Archunde, Port Madison Enterprises

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

Interview with Chairman Butler, Foxwoods

By Raving / October 9, 2020 / Comments Off on 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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Education Budgets during Pandemic - Interview with Patrick Horning of University of Phoenix

Do You Reskill, Upskill or Cut Your Education Budget During a Pandemic?

By Patrick Horning / September 12, 2020 / Comments Off on Do You Reskill, Upskill or Cut Your Education Budget During a Pandemic?

Right before the industry shutdown this past spring, our issue of Tribal Gaming & Hospitality Magazine focused on the “labor crisis.” This included articles (see list below) on what casinos needed to do to attract and retain employees in highly competitive markets as well as the imperative to focus on education for our team members.…

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Understanding What Your Team Needs to Succeed

By Raving / August 31, 2020 / Comments Off on Understanding What Your Team Needs to Succeed

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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Tribal Health Plans, COVID and CARES ACT

By Tyler Moore / August 17, 2020 / Comments Off on Tribal Health Plans, COVID and CARES ACT

Many casinos and Tribal organizations are doing huge volumes of COVID testing. They’re now facing the tremendous cost of COVID treatment. Then there’s understanding the CARES Act. As we enter the health plan renewal season for calendar year plans, there are some additional impacts of COVID that many had not thought about. Today, I’ve interviewed…

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What Are the Financial Impacts of COVID-19 on a Self-Funded Health Plan’s Budget?

By Tyler Moore / August 12, 2020 / Comments Off on What Are the Financial Impacts of COVID-19 on a Self-Funded Health Plan’s Budget?

Three considerations for forecasting costs We are all aware of the obvious impacts of COVID-19 on the Tribe’s financials. Revenue coming to a screeching halt when the casinos were forced to close. Continued operating expenses that includes attempting to leave employees enrolled in the health plan with little to no revenue coming in the door.…

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Top Five Benefits for Tribal Gaming to Work with Your Health Division

By Tyler Moore / August 12, 2020 / Comments Off on Top Five Benefits for Tribal Gaming to Work with Your Health Division

By Guest Contributor, Karen Knight, MLS, CHFP, CRCR, CSMC, Partner, Face Rock Enterprises- A Tribal Consulting Firm Traditionally, Tribal gaming and health divisions have not worked together much; however, that is changing and it’s a good thing. I receive a lot of questions on how to maximize the advantage or one-up Tribes have on their…

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The Emotional Toll of Not Knowing What Comes Next

By Stephanie Somanchi / August 3, 2020 / Comments Off on The Emotional Toll of Not Knowing What Comes Next

We spend a lot of time talking about how to keep our businesses moving forward, how to keep our doors open and how to keep our teams and guests healthy. But through our roles as leaders, sometimes we forget about our individual well-being and the emotional toll of not knowing what comes next. Helping us…

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responding Covid-19 in workplaces - guidelines for managers

Responding to COVID-19 in the Workplace

By Rachele Lyon / July 14, 2020 / Comments Off on Responding to COVID-19 in the Workplace

Support and Guidelines for Organizations – Updated July 2020 It isn’t a question of “if” but rather “when” we have a team member test positive for COVID-19. How do we handle the questions, anxiety, fears, etc., from team members still in the workplace? How do we maintain the privacy of the team member while ensuring…

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It’s Not About Competition, But Collaboration

By Raving / May 11, 2020 / Comments Off on It’s Not About Competition, But Collaboration

In today’s interview, Deana talks to two of the most respected leaders in the industry. They are operating in some of the largest Indian gaming markets, Oklahoma and Northern California. We’ve been drawn to both of them the last several years as they are known for their collaborative leadership style. It’s a way of leading…

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