Archive for the ‘Las Vegas’ Category

Cover Story of Las Vegas Business Press

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

I’m really excited that Giving Sports and Giving Square were both featured in the cover story article of the Las Vegas Business Press. Of course I appreciate the extra exposure and promotion of my websites. The press here in Las Vegas has been very good to me and found me some clients. Let’s hope this article does the same thing.

Also, a quick shoutout to Mike Stott the Las Vegas Business Press Photographer. It’s the third or fourth time I’ve worked with Mike and it’s always a pleasure. He’s great about trying to create a unique shot that really tells a story instead of just another picture of someone sitting behind a desk or at a computer.

Here’s the previous shot that Mike took of me that I think tells a good story about sports fundraising on Giving Sports:

The Value of Local Events

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

I’ll be the first to admit that I absolutely LOVE the internet. I love the power of technology. It’s always amazing to me to think about what one little guy in Las Vegas can do of influence on the internet. I love when people ask me if I’ve met the various writers on my network of TV blogs. I usually start laughing and then say, No. Does it matter if I meet them in person? It would be fun to do one day, but is it really necessary.

With this said, today I attended a local Las Vegas technology event sponsored by TBAN. The speaker was interesting, but the real value was in the networking. Sometimes I forget about the real value of meeting people face to face. Plus, these local events are interesting since they often bring together a group of people with a broad variety of backgrounds. I always find it enlightening to meet people who don’t live on the internet like I do.

I guess that’s why I’m also excited to be attending a couple WordCamps. WordCamp actually is a great place to meet a variety of people as well. At one WordCamp, I met someone who worked for the PBS documentary film company that produces some of my favorite PBS shows.

It’s always good to get out and meet people in person. Even if I still love to come back to my computer and enjoy my online world too.