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National Cost Recovery Services

1. How long have you been a member of the Asian Chamber of Commerce?

7 years?

2. Why did you join the Asian Chamber of Commerce? Any expectations?

To reach out to a broader business community.  Most B2B consultants do not focus on the minority communities.  I felt there could be a good fit for what we do.

3. What committees do you currently volunteer with?

Currently I am not on any committees. When we return to face-to-face meeting would like to possible work with Networking.

4. What is your current occupation?

President of National Cost Recovery Services, VOSB/SDVOB.   We are expense reduction consultants.

5. What do you do at NCRS and what circumstances would I come to you for something?

We work with several Enterprise level vendors providing savings for businesses. One of these vendors provides expense benchmarking for our clients, using a $6T data lake. We are able to find where a business is being overcharged for services and negotiate reducing those expenses. So if a business wants to deduce their overall expenses by up to 25%, and add cashflow they can contact me. The main thing here is that all our services are done on a contingency basis. So, it is a win win for a business. No savings no fees.

6. What led you to this career?

I’ve had other business and the idea of finding money for business owners sounded like a really good thing.  Although I have found that giving money away is not easy

7. What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

That I volunteer at the Real Road Museum in Boulder City building a replica 1875 Rail car, along with crewing (fireman, engineer) an 1875 Baldwin Steam Locomotive.

8. What is your favorite sport to watch and which team do you root for?

These days I don’t watch many sports.  If I had to root for a team, I guess it would be the 49er’s

9. What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?

Building a railroad car. And or smoking up some ribs.

10. If you could choose a superpower, what would it be? Why? 

See the future. Knowing what is coming and being able to adjust.

11. What is your favorite place to eat around here?  

Just about any BBQ Restaurant.

12. What is your favorite Asian Restaurant in Las Vegas?

My leanings are towards any Teppan. Although regularly had Dim Sum at what is now the Hong Kong Garden with friends for over 15 years.

13. What is your favorite TV show or movie?

NCIS

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Nevada Help Desk

1. How long have you been a member of the Asian Chamber of Commerce?

1 Year

2. Why did you join the Asian Chamber of Commerce? Any expectations?

To network with like-minded individuals who are interested in growing their business and doing their part to make the world a better place. I expect to have businesses learn about the opportunities to support NevadaHelpDesk.org students in portfolio building by giving them work requests or quick turnaround job assignments (gigs) so they can complete and add to their portfolio which would ultimately convert to a longer term job upon completing their education. I also expect to have a platform to share our monthly digital video magazines so that the community can celebrate with us on an ongoing basis the national themes for each month which we highlight and focus on in the publication. For example, last month was Black History Month so our publication focused on Black History. This month is International Women month, so our digital video magazine will focus on sheroes around the world who have made a difference for the next generation.

3. What committee do you currently volunteer with?

No with ACC, but NVDOE Parental Engagement Advisor

4. What is your current occupation?

Computer Programmer & Consultant

5. What do you do at [Company] and what circumstances would I come to you for something?

I am the Executive Director of Nevada Help Desk. Businesses of all sizes come to us for digital marketing services, globally recognized training & certification credentials, audio-video production services, website development, consultation, digital video magazine productions.

6. What let you to this career?

I was exposed to technology at the age of 7, and have followed this pathway ever since, from robotics to hardware support to database programming to software design to mobile app & website development.

7. What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

That I am a Youth Pastor who have traveled to more than 30 countries and 35 states in America.

8. What is your favorite sport to watch and which team do you root for?

Basketball – Los Angeles Lakers

9. What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?

Riding my electric bike

10. If you could choose a superpower, what would it be? Why? 

Wonder Woman.

11. What is your favorite place to eat around here?  

Capital Grille

12. What is your favorite Asian Restaurant in Las Vegas?

Chop Chop Wok

13. What is your favorite TV show or movie?

Only watch CNN

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Children's Discovery Museum

1. How long have you been a member of the Asian Chamber of Commerce?

DISCOVERY Children’s Museum (DCM) has been a member of the Asian Chamber of Commerce for approximately a year in a half.

2. Why did you join the Asian Chamber of Commerce? Any expectations?

DISCOVERY Children’s Museum mission is to foster a welcoming, vibrant, and inclusive environment where all are invited to engage in playful and educational experiences that ignite a lifelong love of learning. As a premier educational partner in the community, we will champion collaboration that inspired every child to become an innovative thinker through the joy and wonder of hands-on DISCOVERY.

3. What committee do you currently volunteer with?

DCM’s diverse workforce volunteers for a lot of organizations in the community.

4. What is your current occupation?

At DCM there are a variety of occupations that help achieve all those smiles of kids and adults faces as they walk through the doors of our Museum, from education to marketing to development it takes a lot of teamwork to achieve the mission of the Museum daily.

5. What do you do at [Company] and what circumstances would I come to you for something?

DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is always excited to collaborate with non-profits, government agencies, corporations and small business to enhance and be better corporate citizens in our community. Whatever resources we can offer to assist in achieving our mission and making a difference in our community we welcome and look forward to all collaboration.

6. What let you to this career?

DCM would not be a pillar in our community if it were not for the many staff members, volunteers, and financial partners who are extremely passionate in having a children’s museum in Southern Nevada. It is the passion for children and education that leads to many wanting to work and be affiliated with the Museum.

7. What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

People may not realize that DCM celebrated its 30th Anniversary last year in Southern Nevada. There were many bumpy roads along the way but the fortitude and desire to have a children’s museum for the initial founders outweighed the hard work and convincing of others that Southern Nevada needed a cultural institution in the Valley.

8. What is your favorite sport to watch and which team do you root for?

We just completed an update on our Las Vegas Raiders exhibit so we are a little biased when it comes to sports for football. And who cannot root for the Vegas Golden Knights as they have been so impactful to our community on so many levels.

9. What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?

Our Museum is open on the weekends so you will find our dedicated and passionate staff members striving to achieve our mission.

10. What is your favorite place to eat around here? 

DCM is located downtown so any downtown eatery you cannot go wrong with selecting.

11. What is your favorite Asian Restaurant in Las Vegas?  

There are too many to select from as they are all so good.

12. What is your favorite TV show or movie?

Anything on the DISCOVERY Children’s Museum YouTube channel.

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Kay Cote - Atomy

1. How long have you been a member of the Asian Chamber of Commerce?

3 years

2. Why did you join the Asian Chamber of Commerce? Any expectations?

Expect to expand our company visibility with other businesses in Southern Nevada.

Also expect to network with other businesses.

3. What committee do you currently volunteer with?

Korean American Women’s Association

4. What is your current occupation?

Atomy Redrock Center Director

5. What do you do at Atomy and what circumstances would I come to you for something?

Provide absolute quality health care, Skincare including a variety of daily necessary products utilizing Online Shopping Mall globally.

6. What let you to this career?

I was enticed by being able to help people with Atomy Masstige products and generated residual income.

7. What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

I never work in sales until I was in my 50s and I find it to be a very challenging profession.

8. What is your favorite sport to watch and which team do you root for?

Hockey and Golden Knights

9. What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?

Catching up the works and church

10. If you could choose a superpower, what would it be? Why?

I’d love to be able to read people’s minds as that will be good for business.

11. What is your favorite place to eat around here?

Redrock casino Noodle Bar

12. What is your favorite Asian Restaurant in Las Vegas?

Lee’s BBQ

13. What is your favorite TV show or movie?

N/A

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Rachel Autry -The addHR Company

1. How long have you been a member of the Asian Chamber of Commerce?

2 years

2. Why did you join the Asian Chamber of Commerce? Any expectations?

I wanted to connect with other business leaders while finding ways to impact our local community. I anticipated strong engagement but was really excited to see how many events, luncheons, ribbon cuttings, and workshops they made available to participate in. It really allowed me to feel like I was part of a much bigger and active community.

Most of my business as an executive recruiter and corporate HR has been on a national scale. This provided me the opportunity to learn more about Las Vegas and its growth potential, how federal and state legislation impacts my and other small businesses, to learn about our own local Asian community and the best… to connect with others.

3. What committee do you currently volunteer with?

I am part of the Community Affairs committee.

4. What is your current occupation?

Entrepreneur, Recruiter and HR Consultant

5. What do you do at The addHR Company and what circumstances would I come to you for something?

I am owner of The addHR Company. I manage recruiters and HR consultants as we provide compliance, temp staffing, direct hires, and employee management for small businesses in Las Vegas.

It’s hard to keep up with legislative updates and the impact to small businesses. We are here to help navigate through all things related to their employees.

6. What let you to this career?

With over 15 years of experience in corporate talent acquisition, HR systems, and agency recruiting, the transition to a more end-to-end solution was a natural segue for me. I love working with people and in helping them become successful. I’m a big believer in “Connecting mission to people and people to opportunities… one business at a time.”

7. What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

I am a proud member of the Gomez Family Singers! My Filipino immigrant parents had a lifelong dream of their children becoming celebrities. It was close! My 2 brothers are professional opera singers to this day. I still give voice lessons and occasionally music direct, but do not karaoke.

8. What is your favorite sport to watch and which team do you root for?

I’m not much of a sports fan but do occasionally watch football with the family who are really into the Colts. My husband was born and raised in Indianapolis and we hardly ever miss a game. I’ve also learned to love the Las Vegas Raiders… of course!

9. What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?

Hanging out with the family or working. As the weather starts getting warmer, I can also be found doing a walk or hike through one of our great trails, up in Mount Charleston or in Zion National Park.

10. If you could choose a superpower, what would it be? Why?

Good question. My superpower would be as a time traveling peacemaker. I could go back through time and learn from earlier generations struggles. I could share that with the next generations so they could lead more impactful and fulfilling lives… live to their fullest potential without carrying the burdens of those before them or caused because of them.

Some people suffer more than others, whether due to genetics or circumstances. I believe we all have a superpower and opportunity to take care of some of that simply by living the virtues we all would love to see in the world and in others.

Be nice. Make good choices that do no harm. Yes, that’s sounds very idealistic, but doesn’t that sounds wonderful?

Either a time traveling peacemaker or a person who could eat anything they wanted and never gain weight.

11. What is your favorite place to eat around here?

Too many favorites and it usually involves sushi.

12. What is your favorite Asian Restaurant in Las Vegas?

Sushi Hiro, Archi’s, Raku, Monta. Can’t pick one.

13. What is your favorite TV show or movie?

Schitt’s Creek (recent) or The Professional (old).

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William Wong - Junk Monkeyz

1. How long have you been a member of the Asian Chamber of Commerce?

1.5 Months

2. Why did you join the Asian Chamber of Commerce? Any expectations?

I joined the Asian Chamber to network and meet with other business owners to help expand my business.

3. What committee do you currently volunteer with?

None at this time, will be soon.

4. What is your current occupation?

Small business owner

5. What do you do at Junk Monkeyz and what circumstances would I come to you for something?

At Junk Monkeyz, LLC we provide Commercial & Residential Junk Removal & hauling Services.

6. What let you to this career?

During Covid-19 I needed to expand on career options during all the shutdowns to provide for my family.

7. What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

I am Asian

8. What is your favorite sport to watch and which team do you root for?

College Sports, Oregon Ducks!

9. What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?

Spending time with my family & Working

10. If you could choose a superpower, what would it be? Why?

I would love to be a Time Traveler. I would love to visit my ancestors & see other cultures from all around the world.

11. What is your favorite place to eat around here?

Raising Canes

12. What is your favorite Asian Restaurant in Las Vegas?

New Asian BBQ

13. What is your favorite TV show or movie?

The Goonies

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Maria Orbiztondo - Humana

Dear Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce,

Greetings!  As one of the Humana representatives for the LVACC, I would like to introduce myself and participate in your Member Spotlight.

I am a Harvard-educated physician, Filipino-Chinese by ancestry, who stepped away from medicine and now works as a Humana sales representative.  I’m passionate about helping people and bringing excellent healthcare to our Medicare population.

Attached are my flyer, business card, company logo.  Please reach out with any questions!

1. How long have you been a member of the Asian Chamber of Commerce?

1 year

2. Why did you join the Asian Chamber of Commerce? Any expectations?

To promote and build relationships within the Asian Community for Business, Well-Being, and Solidarity. My expectations are to support and educate members of the Asian Business Community and the AAPI, as well as be a helpful resource.

3. What committee do you currently volunteer with?

N/A

4. What is your current occupation?

Humana Sales Representative

5. What do you do at Humana and what circumstances would I come to you for something?

I’m a Sales Representative at Humana. I do member education on healthcare, Medicare plans, and community outreach.

6. What let you to this career?

I seek to be a bridge for the various cultural communities in Las Vegas. Health insurance is just as critical of a component as direct patient care; Humana seeks to practice “Human Kindness,” and I believe that is key to a happy life.

7. What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

I was a scientific researcher at the Russian Academy of Science, and I attended college at Harvard University.

8. What is your favorite sport to watch and which team do you root for?

Basketball, LA Lakers

9. What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?

Being outdoors with my husband and dogs

10. If you could choose a superpower, what would it be? Why?

The ability to know the future. Foresight is just as powerful as hindsight.

11. What is your favorite place to eat around here?

Bouchon

12. What is your favorite Asian Restaurant in Las Vegas?

Mian

13. What is your favorite TV show or movie?

Sound of Music

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Damon Hodge - Las Vegas Valley Water

1. How long have you been a member of the Asian Chamber of Commerce?

SNWA/LVVWD is a longtime member. I joined in 2019.

2. Why did you join the Asian Chamber of Commerce? Any expectations?

Joining the Asian Chamber of Commerce is a no-brainer — it is the premiere organization in town for connecting with the Asian business community as well as key Asian decision-makers in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

The expectations are to being able to meet and engage with the leaders of the Asian community in Clark County and work collaboratively on projects that provide a mutual benefit to the Asian Chamber, its members and the SNWA and LVVWD.

3. What committee do you currently volunteer with?

I am not currently volunteering for a committee.

4. What is your current occupation?

Public Information Coordinator for the SNWA/LVVWD.

5. What do you do at SNWA/LVVWD and what circumstances would I come to you for something?

I work in the Public Information Division. You would contact me for information on how to save money while conserving water. You might also contact me to learn about procurement opportunities on SNWA and LVVWD contracts.

6. What let you to this career?

I transitioned from a career in journalism (asking the questions) to a career in public information (answering the questions). It’s a transition that many former reporters make.

7. What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

I am fan of old-school Marvel and DC Comic books.

8. What is your favorite sport to watch and which team do you root for?

National Football League. I am a long-suffering fan of the Cincinnati Bengals.

9. What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?

Cleaning the house. Shuffling kids to their activities. Family outings. Date night with my spouse. Walking trails and tracks around town.

10. If you could choose a superpower, what would it be? Why?

Invulnerability.

11. What is your favorite place to eat around here?

Pin Kaow.

12. What is your favorite Asian Restaurant in Las Vegas?

Tie: Lotus of Siam and Nittaya’s Secret Kitchen.

13. What is your favorite TV show or movie?

“Coming to America”

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Joanna Kim-Pham

Neonopolis

450 Fremont St. #167

Las Vegas, NV 89101

​T / 702-207-0788

E / donttellmamapianobar@gmail.com

OPENING HOURS

Open 6 Days a Week

Sunday – Thursday, 8:00 pm – 2:30 am

Friday & Saturday, 8:00 pm – 3:30 am

Closed Mondays

Joanna Kim - Pham from Don't tell mama Piano Bar

1. How long have you been a member of the Asian Chamber of Commerce?

2 years in membership Followed for 4 years.

2. Why did you join the Asian Chamber of Commerce? Any expectations?

As a small business owner, I’d like to be in a organization that unite/ Support all the small businesses. Get to know each other’s business and share concerns and problems to find a solutions to be successful.

3. What committee do you currently volunteer with?

None.

4. What is your current occupation?

Bar owner. Design freelancer

5. What do you do at Don’t Tell Mama Piano Bar and what circumstances would I come to
you for something?

Supervise staff

6. What let you to this career?

My husband has been in piano bar business for over 25 years. He started in NYC . We moved our location to Las Vegas in 2009.

7. What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

Conservative, Old fashioned, Dog lover

8. What is your favorite sport to watch and which team do you root for?

Love sports but not a fan for particular sport.

9. What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?

Working

10. If you could choose a superpower, what would it be? Why?

Healing power. I recently lost one of my dog. She was healthy. Just one day she refused to eat so very next day we checked in for lost appetite but she died low blood cell. I was devastated. She never showed any signs of illness. I was holding her hand at the hospital felt useless.

11. What is your favorite place to eat around here?

Most vietnamese, chinese , thai and korean food.

12. What is your favorite Asian Restaurant in Las Vegas?

Lee’s Barbecue, Black Bear Diner

13. What is your favorite TV show or movie?

CSI

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Ryan McMahon from Elite Custom Adventures

Why did you join the Asian Chamber of Commerce? Any expectations? 

 

First and foremost, I wanted to join the Asian Chamber of Commerce because outdoor industries have traditionally NOT focused on minority communities as their customers, and frankly that’s garbage. Elite Custom Adventures (ECA) is committed to getting Everyone into the outdoors, as demonstrated by our Mission, Vision, and Values and the annual ECA Scholarship award.

Further, as a company that provides private, custom national park experiences paired with professional photography, I believe that we tick many of the boxes that international travelers seek. When you are traveling halfway around the world, you want to make the absolute most of your time and have the highest quality images to document what often turns out to be an experience of a lifetime. With ECA, creating “experiences of a lifetime “is what we do.

What do you do at Elite Custom Adventures (ECA) and what circumstances would I come to you for something?

ECA provides private, custom, fully inclusive national park adventures paired with professional photography. We work with each group to create, prepare for, experience, and memorialize their personal dream outdoor adventures. Contact ECA if you’re considering an outdoor adventure and want to turn it into an experience that you and your loved ones remember for a lifetime.”

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Dave Austin

The Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce ,in its continuing support for our brave veterans, is honored to recognize NATIONAL COST RECOVERY SERVICES (NCRS). NCRS is owned and operated by Dave Austin, a U.S. Marine Vietnam veteran with 32 years of service. Dave Austin’s company is a revenue enhancement and expense reduction consultancy business.

The company has a number of different services from improved healthcare benefits and at a lower cost, to small parcel shipping, that improve the bottom line of any business. NCRS also audits specific expenses such as workers-comp, or merchant fees. All auditing is done on a contingent basis, if NCRS does not find a savings, there are no fees. NATIONAL COST RECOVERY SERVICES also has 4 tax reduction programs to further help businesses.

Veterans are an important part of America’s core as through their sacrifices, they keep us safe and secure. Every American should be proud of and support our veterans and the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce is honored to do its part.

IF YOU ARE A VETERAN OWNED/OPERATED BUSINESS, PLEASE LET US KNOW SO THAT WE MAY RECOGNIZE YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS. Contact us at ralph.mcnamara.acc@gmail.com