LAS VEGAS – The Culinary Academy of Las Vegas has announced Bank of Nevada will be the first business to participate in the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas’ (CALV) Community Partnership program, to promote CALV’s Westside Bistro and highlight the Academy’s programs throughout the month of April. The campaign kickoff will take place on Monday, April 2 at the Westside Bistro located at 710 W. Lake Mead, North Las Vegas, NV 89030.
“We are grateful to Bank of Nevada for partnering with us to support hospitality job training and career development,” says Chief Executive Officer Steven Horsford. “Every time Bank of Nevada’s employees eat lunch at the Westside Bistro, they are investing in the future of Las Vegas and its core industry.”
“Bank of Nevada employees are excited to team up with the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas in helping to support their training program at the Westside Bistro,” said Jerrie Merritt, Senior Vice President and CRA/Community Development Officer for Bank of Nevada. “We are encouraging not only our employees but our business partners to have lunch at the Westside Bistro and show their support for an organization that benefits the entire community.”
Annually, the CALV prepares several thousand individuals in 11 job classifications for the hospitality industry. CALV also provides continuing education and upgrade training for existing culinary and hospitality employees.
Bank of Nevada supports over 80 charitable organizations through donations and employee participation in events throughout the year. The Bank has earned an Outstanding rating from the FDIC in each Community Reinvestment Act examination since its founding.
About the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas
Founded in 1993, the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas, the country’s leading nonprofit culinary and hospitality training institute, was developed through a joint labor-management trust repre¬senting private sector employers, the Culinary Union Local 226 and the Bartenders Union Local 165.
The Academy is certified by the Nevada Commission on Post-Secondary Education and trains several thousand students per year for participating employers in the hospitality industry. Offerings include a 50-seat bistro-style restaurant, Westside Bistro, and a 400-seat banquet and events center located at the North Las Vegas campus. The Academy is the exclusive caterer for The Smith Center for the Performing Arts and the operator of the cafe and catering services at the Springs Preserve. Culinary Academy of Las Vegas is an equal opportunity employer/program. For more information, call 702.924.2100 or visit www.theculinaryacademy.org.
About Bank of Nevada
Established in 1994, Bank of Nevada has assets of $2.8 billion with 11 offices in Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and Mesquite. Bank of Nevada is an affiliate of Western Alliance Bancorporation. Western Alliance Bancorporation is a leading bank holding company in the Southwest with banking and financial service subsidiaries in Arizona, California, Nevada and Colorado. The company provides services to businesses, entrepreneurs, professionals, nonprofit organizations, high net worth individuals and other consumers seeking the robust product array of a national bank with the individual, personal attention of a community bank, delivered through a dedicated, local Relationship Manager. For information on Bank of Nevada services, locations and hours of operation, please call 702.248.4200 or visit our website at www.bankofnevada.com.
CULINARY ACADEMY OF LAS VEGAS
Director of Communications
BANK OF NEVADA