OH Partners will launch Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

OH Partners, one of the nation’s fastest-growing independent advertising agencies, today announced they were selected by Virgin Hotels Las Vegas as the agency of record to manage the brand launch strategy and creative execution for its new property, expected to open at the end of 2020. The re-imagined casino resort will feature more than 1,500 guest rooms and suites; a 60,000 square foot casino operated by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment; over five acres of poolside spaces and outdoor event venues; a portfolio of exciting dining options, lounges and bars; and over 117,000 square feet of meeting, event and convention spaces.

OH Partners also unveiled the “Free to Be” campaign developed to promote Virgin Hotel’s loyalty program, The Know. The Know offers members a personalized stay, free access to room upgrades, exclusive rate discounts, a complimentary daily cocktail hour, special dining offers, and more. The launch campaign developed by OH included video and photography, back-of-the house collateral, as well as digital, social and print advertisements.   

“We are very excited to be working with OH Partners for this monumental launch,” said Doug Carrillo, Chief Marketing Officer of Virgin Hotels.  “Their experience in the Las Vegas Market, coupled with the fantastic work they did for our “Free to Be” campaign is sure to translate into a successful campaign launch for Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.”

Colliers International awarded Best of Business Awards

Colliers International in Arizona’s Flagstaff office has won two Best of Business 2019 awards from the Flagstaff Business News.  They were recognized as the area’s top Commercial Real Estate Agent and the leading Business Broker.

“This award brings great pride because it is the result of feedback from our clients and the citizens of Northern Arizona,” said Kevin Call, CPA, vice president of Northern Arizona operations for Colliers International.  “Our team works tirelessly to provide the highest level of professional services to our community and we appreciate everyone who provided a vote of confidence about our efforts.” 

Colliers International in Arizona established its Flagstaff office in 2018.  The Flagstaff office provides commercial real estate brokerage, development, sales, and leasing, along with strategic advice and marketing to business sellers and buyers.

Maryvale Revitalization Corporation selected by White House

Maryvale Revitalization Corporation (MRC) has been selected by the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council to host Phoenix’s Opportunity and Entrepreneurship Summit on March 3, 2020. Phoenix was one of 16 cities selected across the country to host an Opportunity and Entrepreneurship Summit. The event will gather leaders from federal, state, local and community levels, as well as investors and entrepreneurs to discuss best practices for revitalization, Opportunity Zone investments, and collaboration at all levels of government and business in Arizona. 

“Maryvale Revitalization Corporation knows that Maryvale means opportunity, and we are pleased that the White House has called on us to gather stakeholders from around the Valley to discuss and promote Maryvale Village and other communities in Phoenix opportunity zones,” said Jeff Armor, MRC’s Executive Director. 

The White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council formed in December 2018 as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and to incentivize long-term investments in communities nationwide. The council has partnered with the Small Business Administration (SBA) and other organizations to target, streamline and coordinate federal resources that will help Phoenix and other cities unleash economic potential. Opportunity Zones are projected to spur $100 billion in private investment in these communities.

Sundt Foundation awards more than $80,000 in grants

The Sundt Foundation awarded over $80,000 in grants to 23 Phoenix-area nonprofits during its first-quarter disbursements.

“Our employee-owners started this year off strong,” said Cathie Gabriel, the Sundt Foundation’s Tempe region board member. “We were able to donate over $80,000 to local Phoenix non-profits to support their mission of giving back to the community where we live and work.”

The Sundt Foundation awards grants each quarter to area charities that support disadvantaged children and families. Nonprofits are selected through an application process and reviewed by a committee of Sundt employee-owners.

First-quarter grants include:

$5,000 Grant Recipients


• Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation

• Community Alliance Against Family Abuse

• FANS Across America

• Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona, Inc.

• Furnishing Dignity

• Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank

• Tempe Community Action Agency

• Waste Not, Inc.

$4,000 Grant Recipients

• Mission of Mercy, Inc.

• Teen Lifeline

$3,500 Grant Recipient

• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona

$3,000 Grant Recipients

• Billy’s Place, Inc.

• Dream Factory, Inc.

• East Valley Adult Resources, Inc.

$2,500 Grant Recipients

• 1N10, Inc.

• Advocacy 31nine

• Kitchen on the Street

• Mariea’s Mission

• Pathway to Work

• Raising Hope Dogs

$2,000 Grant Recipient

Smiles for Everyone

$1,000 Grant Recipient