Time for Fun & Learning! Tour Boost Improv Workshop – April 17, 2017

Tour Boost Improv Workshop for Tour Guides, Docents & Storytellers

Members and non-members are invited to attend the Las Vegas Tourist Guides Guild’s exceptional April continuing education event, “The Tour Boost Workshop for Tour Guides, Docents, and Storytellers,” led by “Second City” tour guide and comedian, Margaret Hicks. The workshop will be held Tuesday, April 17, 2017 in the Stratosphere Tower’s 104th floor Sunrise Room. Again, this event is open to both guild members and non-members, so invite all your friends and colleagues. RSVP is required to attend, RSVP below.

Margaret has been guiding for 10 years and is the official docent of the famed Second City Improv Theater. During this two-hour interactive seminar, Margaret provides interactive Improv Games and on-your-feet training that connects guides to their emotions while boosting presentation skills. Margaret says this workshop is not about tour content but about how to be physically and mentally present, cultivate listening skills, flexibility and gratitude, and how to share information while finding the fun in your tours.

After the workshop, we will continue with a Stratoshpere Hotel-hosted tour of the upper levels of the Stratosphere Tower, and conclude with hosted appetizers and cocktails. RSVP is a must.

To RSVP: Send an email with the Subject “Tour Boost Improv Workshop for Tour Guides, Docents & Storytellers” to thanksbabs@gmail.com or call Babs for more information – 702.370.6961.

Date: Monday, April 17, 2017, 5:00 pm
Location: Stratosphere Hotel – Sunrise Room 104th Floor
Cost: $10 for LVTGG members, $20 for non-members. BRING CASH
Tour Boost Seminar Time: 5pm to 7pm
Stratosphere Tower hosted tour and LVTGG gathering with beverage and snacks to follow: 7pm to 830pm
Directions: Use escalator near Roxy’s Diner, pass thrill rides security to VIP security, take elevator to 104th Floor. If asked, tell them you are attending the LVTGG event in the Sunrise Room
(there is no charge to access the 104th floor)
Parking: Free in self-park or tip to Valet

Clear your schedule for this valuable and entertaining training. Invite colleagues that you work with or other storytellers.
RSVP Today!

For more info about The Tour Boost workshop, see http://www.thetourboost.com/

The Tour Boost Workshop, by Margaret Hicks

NSM Folies Bergere exhibit opening and LVTGG member gathering

The glamour, the glitz, feathers, rhinestones, tuxes and tiaras! You are cordially invited to join us this Saturday, June 11 from 2-5 PM to mingle with Las Vegas glitterati and fellow LVTGG members, and relive the showgirl glory days at the opening reception and panel discussion of the Nevada State Museum’s new Les Folies Bergere Exhibit.

The reception begins at 2 PM and the panel discussion ends at 4 PM. Afterwards, LVTGG members will have an informal non-hosted gathering at the Springs Cafe until 5 PM.

Please RSVP to Sander Smiles via email and print this page with the flier below for entry into the museum and reception. Hope to see you there!

NSM Folies Bergere Exhibit Opening flier June 11, 2016

Hammargren Open House 2015 – Oct 31 & Nov 1

 

We’re never sure if it will be the last time ever – so if you can make it – Go!

See the flyer below and entertainment schedule.

This is not hosted by the LVTGG, go on your own, bring friends and family.

Note there is a $15 per person (12+) suggested donation.

Hammargren's Nevada Day 2015

 

Entertainment – Provided by SUNDAR & LIGHTNING ENT. Las Vegas, USA.
Sundar: talent scout/producer/director/emcee (
702) 785-3005
 
Saturday, Oct. 31st 2015 – 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

From
12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. – The Dummkopfs

 Open Mic. for Celebrity Guest Artists with Music Director Marc Love

 MC’s: Marc Love & Little J. Gambino (Comedian, BMI Ent. & Ambassador of Peace)

   Sunday, Nov. 1st 2015 – 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

“Tribute Artists & Impersonators Variety Show”

 * SUNDAR: MC

* Marc Love: Music Director, Tribute to Lee Greenwood, Righteous Brothers and Hall & Oates with
Mark Maynard

* Mark Maynard: (Formerly with “Legends in Concert”) Tribute to Frankie Valli, Righteous Brothers
and Hall & Oates with Marc Love

* Donnie Fox: Tribute to Roy Orbison and John Lennon

* Doug Price: Sax, “Dueling Fiddle” with Kevin Gardner Rose

* Kevin Gardner Rose: Tribute to Charlie Daniels & “Dueling Fiddle” with Doug Price

* Yohon Harbin: (Formerly lead singer with The Legendary “Drifters”) Tribute to “Isley Brothers” and
duet with Dana Lara

* Dana Lara: Tribute to Etta James and duet with Yohon Harbin

* Surprise Guest Singers!

& PAIGE POOLE AS ELVIS !! 

LVTGG Tourism Event – May 21, 2014 – Tourism, Hospitality, and the Lure of the West

 

TOURISM, HOSPITALITY, AND THE LURE OF THE WEST:

HOW THE HARVEY HOUSES PAVED THE WAY FOR LAS VEGAS

 Wednesday, May 21, 2014

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Art Square Theater, 1025 S. First Street, Las Vegas, Nevada

6:00 pm – Reception and book signing, featuring authentic Harvey House inspired menu items

Nevada Humanities Program Gallery, 1017 S. First

(behind Art Square, adjacent to Mingo’s)

Free and Open to the Public

Sponsored by Nevada Humanities, the Las Vegas Tourist Guides Guild (LVTGG) and UNLV’s College of Hotel Administration, with support from UNLV’s History Department and the City of Las Vegas Historic Preservation Commission.

Vintage Harvey House postcard

Join us for a spirited panel discussion exploring how the Harvey House empire of restaurants and hotels, under the guidance of hospitality pioneer Fred Harvey, paved the way for the development of Las Vegas as a tourist destination. The panel includes:

  • Andy Kirk, moderator, UNLV Professor of Public History
  • Stephen Fried, author, Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the West – one meal at a time.
  • David Schwartz, Director, UNLV’s Center for Gaming Research
  • Jan Jones, Senior Vice President of Communications and Government Affairs, Caesars Corporation; former Mayor of Las Vegas
  • Opening remarks by Dean Stowe Shoemaker, UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration

The program includes the screening of an excerpt from the recently released documentary, The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound, a film that chronicles the first significant female workforce in the US. Fred Harvey was a groundbreaking entrepreneur who established the first national chain of restaurants, hotels and book stores along the Santa Fe Rail Road from Chicago to California.

The Harvey House model of cultural travel, hospitality and culinary invention in the late 19th and early 20th centuries set the stage for a thriving industry that would invigorate the economy and culture of the West. Considered the father of hospitality, Fred Harvey was a pioneer in branding and mythologizing the west.

For more information about this program, call Richard Hooker, LVTGG, 702.592.2164

A WSJ review of Stephen Fried’s book can be found at this link.

You can view, print, and share the event flyer from this link.

The Las Vegas Tourist Guides Guild is a professional association of tour guides and travel industry professionals promoting the scope and integrity of tour guiding in Nevada. The Harvey House event, cosponsored by the Guild, is part of a series of educational and informational programs developed and presented by LVTGG in partnership with other organizations.

Downtown Grand preview & site visit! November 2013 LVTGG Meet & Greet

LVTGG members and travel industry guests are cordially invited to a special preview and site visit to the soon-to-open Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino. The LVTGG is participating in this visit with the local OSSN chapter and other travel industry partners.

The Downtown Grand (the completely remodeled Lady Luck Hotel & Casino) is the anchor of the Downtown Third (dt3), an exciting mixed-development project on Third Street north of Ogden.

Be one of the first to tour this completely-renovated property which will boast comfortable, modern rooms and spaces, 18 restaurants, and a third floor pool.

In addition to the property tour, the LVCVA’s Kelly Messina will present a talk about all that is new and exciting in Las Vegas.

Wine, soft drinks and appetizers will be served, and bring some business cards as there will be an exciting giveaway!

This is a don’t-miss-it opportunity. The Downtown Grand will be a game-changer downtown and all Las Vegas guides should get acquainted with it asap!

So that we can provide our hosts with an accurate count and so that F & B can be coordinated, it is important that you RSVP. RSVP now to thanksbabs@gmail.com!

Swag bags will be handed out – if you or your business would like to donate items for the swag bags or an item for a door prize, please mention this in your RSVP.

Lastly, there will be a pet food drive for a downtown animal shelter. If you’d like to participate, please bring a can of pet food to donate. 

Where: Downtown Grand, 206 Third Street, Las Vegas, NV

When: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Time & Place: 4:30 PM, Meet in the Lobby, please be on time.

Parking:  The Downtown Grand garage should be open, and there is validated parking across the street, or park at any of the downtown garages.

In case of last minute changes or questions, call Babs at 702 370 6961.

The tour and presentation will last approximately 2-3 hours.

Downtown Grand Resort in Downtown Las Vegas

Downtown Grand Las Vegas is bringing nearly 600 slot machines, 28 table games, 634 hotel rooms and 800 permanent jobs to a resurgent Downtown Las Vegas. Fifth Street Gaming is the operator of the gaming space, DTG Las Vegas Manager is the operator of the Hotel & Restaurant Operations, and CIM Group is the owner of the property. Located on the site of the former Lady Luck Hotel & Casino and in the center of the Downtown’s 3rd metropolitan district, Downtown Grand Las Vegas is the first property to open in downtown Las Vegas in more than 20 years.