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Susan Jensen, Executive Director, CNIGA

By Raving / April 26, 2021 / Comments Off on Susan Jensen, Executive Director, CNIGA

For those of you new to the industry, it may seem like the Tribal casinos we know today have been around forever. Some of us old-timers remember when they were temporary sprung structures, not like the many luxury, four-star resorts they are today. The transition to legal gambling for Tribes and the collective efforts and…

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Why I’m NOT a Weirdo and not Ready for the Roaring Twenties

By Christine Faria / February 19, 2021 / Comments Off on Why I’m NOT a Weirdo and not Ready for the Roaring Twenties

I am not a weirdo. Hi, my name is Chris and I have been in quarantine for almost a year now. Why am I feeling like Stuart Smalley (SNL) and need to affirm that I’m good enough? I was emailing back and forth with someone in the industry when the National Indian Gaming Association recently…

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20 Years as a Raver

By Christine Faria / January 22, 2021 / Comments Off on 20 Years as a Raver

I wasn’t going to make this Industry Report all about me. I was going to make it all about our conference, Raving NEXT: Analytics and Marketing Conference that starts today virtually – it’s not too late to join us! But the two stories go hand in hand. This year is the 20th year that the Raving NEXT…

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From Las Vegas to Local’s Market: Mark Juliano Embraces the Opportunity

By Raving / December 23, 2020 / Comments Off on From Las Vegas to Local’s Market: Mark Juliano Embraces the Opportunity

Talk about a change of scenery. Today’s guest went from a major destination market and “livin’ the life in Las Vegas” to  embracing a new role in a local’s market in Washington! I know you’ll enjoy the spirit and enthusiasm of native Philly boy, Mark Juliano, Vice President of Player Development and Casino Marketing at…

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Raving Around the Christmas Tree

By Raving / December 17, 2020 / Comments Off on Raving Around the Christmas Tree

No live holiday shows? No concerts? No problem! The Raving team got the band back together for a very special rendition of “Raving Around the Christmas Tree” which we hope will give you a big smile as we head into the last two weeks of the year. You may not recognize all of our Solid…

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Applying a Methodical Approach to Tribal Member Development Programs

By Deana Scott / December 11, 2020 / Comments Off on Applying a Methodical Approach to Tribal Member Development Programs

Years ago, my son, a Tribal member, was let go after two days working for our Tribal casino. At the time, his father was the CEO of economic development for the Tribe. Talk about awkward. And consider the stress on the HR department, even though it was completely justified. For those of us that work…

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Interview with Pam Shaw, Congresswoman, Osage Nation Congress

By Raving / December 6, 2020 / Comments Off on Interview with Pam Shaw, Congresswoman, Osage Nation Congress

When I think of women in leadership roles, I think of Pam Shaw. Pam was one of the first Native, female CEOs in the gaming industry. When I think of women who inspire and encourage others, both male and female, yet again, I think of Pam Shaw, who is the Chairwoman & Co-Founder of the…

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Interview with Rodney Ferguson, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

By Raving / November 27, 2020 / Comments Off on Interview with Rodney Ferguson, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

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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Well Phooey! No Deviled Eggs This Week

By Christine Faria / November 23, 2020 / Comments Off on Well Phooey! No Deviled Eggs This Week

So, yup. It’s home alone for the Faria’s this year. Jim and I just might make mac and cheese out of the blue box (a rare treat) and eat the frozen cookie dough we bought from the neighborhood kid for dessert this Thursday. See, the two people that I sincerely enjoy going the extra mile…

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What’s Happening at NB3 Foundation this November!

By Raving / October 23, 2020 /

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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