20 YEARS OF G&L

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Like many of us, I am sure when someone says that G&L has been around for 20 years a couple thoughts pass through one’s mind. 1. Hard to believe. 2. That cannot be right, Jeannie is only like 25 years old! 3. What was I doing 20 years ago? 4. Let’s make it another 20 years! When looking back 20 years, there has been so much technological change that a review has to be performed.

Twenty years ago, I was in the process of opening Green Valley Ranch. The property was built over the first two-thirds of the year and the hiring center was in the process of opening when 9/11 happened. To this day, that event continues to impact travel as we know it. That day, I watched the last airplane land at McCarran for three-and-a-half days while standing at the doors of the hiring center. Of course, hiring immediately froze as Las Vegas worked to figure out what was next. There are people now entering the work force that were not even a twinkle in their parents’ eyes when that happened!

READ THE FULL ARTICLE BY DR. MIKE ESSIG IN THE 2021 WINTER EDITION OF GAMING & LEISURE MAGAZINE.

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