The Real Meaning of Redskin and How You Can Change the Story

By Christine Faria / November 13, 2019 / Comments Off on The Real Meaning of Redskin and How You Can Change the Story

Dear Tribal and Industry Leaders, I urge you to take a moment to read this weeks Industry Report. As a Native American, it still surprises me that people don’t see the hurtful nature of the word “redskin.” I applaud Chad for stepping up and being an agent for education and change. As Tribes, we have…

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A Veteran, His Wife and Their Ongoing Service

By Christine Faria / November 11, 2019 / Comments Off on A Veteran, His Wife and Their Ongoing Service

As I write this, two C-130 military planes lumber loudly over our offices in Reno. It’s not that the pens on my desk roll away or my coffee sloshes out of the mug, but you can’t help to identify the military veterans of the sky as they fly over. Being in the airport’s flightpath, from…

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How Casinos are Making Independence Day Special for their Guests this Year

By Christine Faria / June 30, 2019 / Comments Off on How Casinos are Making Independence Day Special for their Guests this Year

Every holiday has its Kodachrome moments and for sure Independence Day owns the market on fireworks and barbecues. If you ask me what comes instantly to my mind for the Fourth, it used to be my mom’s signature mountain of potato salad (with boiled eggs) in that big, old, yellow Pyrex bowl. This year, I…

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Steve Browne Returns To the Annual Family Café

By Raving / May 29, 2019 /

Do you know what Steve does when he’s not working with casino clients? He spends as much time as possible with his daughter, talking about her or sharing his learning as a father of this very special lady. For those of you who have worked with Steve, you are familiar with his fatherly journey alongside…

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Just One Minute of Your Time this Memorial Day

By Christine Faria / May 23, 2019 / Comments Off on Just One Minute of Your Time this Memorial Day

As a child, I remember being fearful that my brother would be drafted into service when he grew up. Why? My memories are sandwiched between uncles who served in North Africa and the Pacific Theater in the early 1940s, and hippie-looking elementary school teachers who’d play anti-war songs on their guitars during music time. My…

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Elk Valley Casino: A Small Casino that Packs a Big Punch

By Janet Hawk / March 21, 2019 /

Client Spotlight: Elk Valley Casino Located in Crescent City, California, this little casino packs quite the punch. Nestled in the Redwoods along the California coast, true beauty surrounds this property. It’s not unusual to find a herd of elk meandering beside the road, and as you make your way to the ocean, to hear (and…

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The Research Shows It: Gaming Industry Employees Contribute Five Times More Volunteer Hours …

By Raving / March 7, 2019 /

American Gaming Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) Corporate Citizenship Center have produced first-of-its-kind research analyzing the scope of the U.S. casino gaming industry’s community impact and commitment to communities, employees and customers. Key findings include: Gaming industry respondents reported $367 million in charitable giving last year; Ninety-three percent have comprehensive recycling and energy efficiency…

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How to be More Proactive and Less Reactive: Lessons from a 5th Grader

By ravingadmin18 / February 27, 2019 / Comments Off on How to be More Proactive and Less Reactive: Lessons from a 5th Grader

By Doug Parker, Raving Partner and Back of House Systems Lead Auditor, Finley & Cook I am a proud parent of a 5th grader. This year in school, she and her classmates have a Social Studies teacher that kind of has that “old school” mentality about education. She is the kind of teacher that wants…

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Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital receives $25 million gift from San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

By Raving / February 25, 2019 /

Riverside, CA – February 22, 2019 – The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians gifted Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital $25 million on Thursday night, February 21, at the 26th Annual Children’s Hospital Foundation Gala, held at the Riverside Convention Center. Tribal Secretary Ken Ramirez, who presented the gift on behalf of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians,…

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An Ancient Winter Tradition

By Brady Scott / December 24, 2018 / Comments Off on An Ancient Winter Tradition

Image copyright Peggy O’Neal 2013 Stories at Grandmother Rock Commissioned by the The Coquille Indian Tribe on view at the Mill Hotel in North Bend Oregon. Dear Ravers, Dai’sla (Hello Friends), This past Friday, the annual winter solstice occurred. This event brings us the shortest day and longest night of the year in the Northern…

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