All recipients honored during Nov. 13 event at Hilton Lake Las Vegas

HENDERSON, Nev. – Henderson Chamber of Commerce and the City of Henderson’s Economic Development/Redevelopment Division held Henderson’s 15th Annual Economic Development and Small Business Awards Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas.

The following won in their categories:


Economic Development Project of the Year Award (presented by Barbra Coffee)

Expansion Project of the Year Award (presented by Barbra Coffee)

Redevelopment Project of the Year Award (presented by Chet Opheikens)
Cowabunga Bay

Private Sector Person of the Year Award (presented by Barbra Coffee)
Windom Kimsey, President/CEO for Tate Snyder Kimsey Architects

O’Callaghan Public Sector Person of the Year Award (presented by Mayor Andy Hafen)
Terry Culp, Deputy Director of Nevada Industry Excellence


Ambassador of the Year Award (presented by D.J. Allen)
Darlene Magolski of Manpower of Southern Nevada

Board Member of the Year Award (presented by Bob Anderson)
Dr. John Hawk of Nevada State High School

Outstanding Customer Service (presented by D.J. Allen)
Desert Radiologists

Outstanding Nonprofit Award (presented by D.J. Allen)
Josh Stevens Foundation

Outstanding Community Service Award (presented by D.J. Allen)
Mikel’s Fine Art Photography

All in the Family Award (presented by D.J. Allen)
Omelet House Family Restaurant

Innovation Award (presented by D.J. Allen)
Las Vegas Distillery

Business on the RISE Award (presented by D.J. Allen)
Galaxy Luxury Theatres

Green Award (presented by Steve Orrico)
Opportunity Village

Noble Award (presented by Laird Noble Sanders)
Tim Brooks of Emerald Island Casino

“Our goal with these awards is to highlight both the big and the small businesses that are making a significant impact on the Henderson community,” said Scott Muelrath, president and CEO of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce. “Economic development is critically important to our success as a community, and the work these individuals and businesses are doing is not going unnoticed.”

Henderson Chamber members nominated local businesses for the awards, and a committee chose three finalists in each category that were voted on by the membership.

The Henderson Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit, professional organization committed to promoting and supporting member businesses.

For more information, call the Henderson Chamber of Commerce at 702-565-8951 or visit