June Catalyst Week Summary

It’s Catalyst Week again with talks today and tomorrow at the Learning Village. Click here to see the full schedule. In case you missed last month’s event, here’s a summary of some of the talks. Chris Dessi Company: Silverback Social Author and entrepreneur Chris Dessi tells his story and shares that when you feel like […]

Downtown Denizen – Cory Harwell

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Cory Harwell President, Simon Hospitality Group carsonkitchen.com What is the last book you read? I just finished The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Every year for the past 10 years or so, I purchase two copies of this book. A new one for me to read, without any markings in it from previous readings, and a new […]

Chocolate Treasures


Jin Caldwell wasn’t supposed to be a chocolatier. The owner of JinJu Chocolates, which has operated in Southern Nevada since 2011 and this month opened its first retail location at Downtown Container Park, came all the way from Seoul, South Korea 20 years ago to study medicine. Then she realized working with food was her […]

Downtown Denizen – Kate Thompson


Kate Thompson Owner, Cupkates by Kate cupkateslv.com What is the last book you read? Divergent by Veronica Roth The last concert you attended? Maroon 5. What is your favorite virtue? If it doesn’t sparkle, it doesn’t matter. If you could give one piece of advice to your 10-year-old self, what would it be? That boys […]

Welcome to July Catalyst Week: Living with Purpose—The Art of Being & Doing

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Welcome to July Catalyst Week. This month, CatalystCreativ has partnered with The Higher Purpose Project & E.P.I.C. on a week centered around connecting to ourselves, providing value on a global scale, and supporting each other on our paths to living a life with purpose. Our speaker series will feature talks by changemakers who are committed […]

Downtown Denizen – Matt McClure


Matt McClure Learning Village Guru, Learning Village facebook.com/TheLearningVillage What is the last book you read? The Dude De Ching by The Church of the Latter-Day Dude. The last concert you attended? Twenty One Pilots at Brooklyn Bowl. What is your favorite virtue? Compassion. If you could give one piece of advice to your 10-year-old self, […]

Downtown Denizen – Christina Cicatello


Christina Cicatello Co-owner and Florist at Bud & Vine budandvine.com What is the last book you read? Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. So good. The last concert you attended? Blink 182 at Boulevard Pool, it was a dance-like-mad and sing-along type of show, and so much fun. […]

Tech Cocktail June Speaker Summary

It’s time for July’s Tech Cocktail Week. In case you missed the June edition, here’s a summary of what you missed. Tech Cocktail Week: Women’s Health Tech Amy Li Company: Dance4Healing Location: Palo Alto Education: Singularity University Interesting Facts: Li has climbed Mount Whitney and run a marathon. In 2012 she fought cancer, which she […]

Discovering Our (Grass) Roots


We all know to eat our vegetables, but never have they tasted so good—or been so creatively hidden in original juices, blends, and bites. Grass Roots, Downtown’s new expertly-run juice bar, is spearheading a vitality revolution with superfoods and signature craft. “We’re hoping to blow your mind,” Chef Shane Stuart says. “You won’t have an […]

Welcome to July Tech Cocktail Week

The Tech Cocktail team is excited for July and the 30 amazing entrepreneurs, media, and investors joining us, as well as our friends from Dell who are graciously sponsoring this week’s event. To make the week even more exciting, our regular monthly sessions event will be extra special. Not only will we have some great […]