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Award recipients include, Elaine Wynn, Sen. Cortez Masto, Nancy Saitta, Dawn Gibbons, Chris Giunchigliani Paige Candee, Claytee White,

Pia Zadora, & Adriana Arevalo - Honored at "Women Awards"

Las Vegas (NV) – The entertainment capital of the world had one of its most spectacular nights of elegance and style on Saturday, November 18, 2017, as the 21st Silver State Awards presented by Nevada State College recognized and honored nine of Nevada’s most prominent women.

Held in grand fashion at the prestigious Caesars Palace, the ceremony was hosted by multi-award-winning actor Ian Buchanan, journalist Kendall Tenney, radio host Chet Buchanan, and honorary host Executive VP of Caesars Entertainment & past Silver State Award recipient Jan Jones Blackhurst,”We are very honored to be able to host this extraordinary event tonight and it’s not just prominent women, these are incredible women, these are special women, these are women who have changed the very nature and fabric of Las Vegas.”

Over 200 guests gathered to honor women in Public Service, Gaming, Arts, Leisure, Hospitality, Entertainment, and Retail industries.

“It is TMG Entertainment Network’s privilege to continue the tradition of excellence by honoring and recognizing prominent women whose brilliance shine in their respected fields. “We bring out the Best of the Best!” in Nevada,” said award creator and producer Paolo Sadri. “Silver State awards are pleased to contribute to Komen’s effort for the fight against breast cancer by contributing to Komen- Nevada.” Recognizing outstanding leadership, inspiration, vision, and innovations by individuals and organizations that have shaped women roles within public and private sectors of Las Vegas. The awards recipients and honorees reflected on the wide spectrum of accomplishments these outstanding women have achieved.

21st Silver State Women Awards featured the presentation of the highly prestigious honorary awards including:

US Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto - recipient of the “Leadership Award”

“What an honor to receive this award but also be with/on the same stage honored with some incredible women in our community.”

Elaine Wynn - recipient of the “Trailblazer Award”

“I’m proud to be from the Silver State and thank you for this award”

Comm. Chris Giunchiglani - recipient of the “Jim Rogers-Spirit of Education Award”

“In politics you get awards but this one is very near and dear to me”, “Being in this room with these women being honored and recognized I’m so proud of us, thank you for the honor”

Comm. Dawn Gibbons - recipient of the “Excellence in Service Award”

“Do you know what makes a star-studded event, 200 charitable minded people you are the reason the makes the silver state shine bright”

Chief Justice Nancy Saitta - recipient of the “William Andrews Clark –

Lifetime Achievement Award”

“Thank you just plain and heart felt thank-you, it's a wonderful award, thank you for the honor”

Claytee White - recipient of the “Humanitarian Award”

“It is that kind of love that this city pours to the world”

Paige Candee - recipient of the “Entrepreneur Award”

“It’s really an honor to be helping to empower so many women in our community”

Adriana Arevalo - recipient of the “Hispanic Woman of Distinction Award”

“It’s incredible to share this evening and the distinction with such an amazing group of beautiful, smart, generous, ladies it’s just a gift”

Pia Zadora - recipient of the “Entertainment Pioneer Award”

“This is one award I’m going to cherish more than anything most importantly because this was giving at a women’s award ceremony, thank you”

In addition, 22 voted categories were included with more than 38,00 votes cast, including categories such as Best Local Coach/Motivational (Galit Ventura-Rozen), Best Public Relations /Advertising/Marketing Firm (One7 Communications & Rossetti Public Relations), and Executive of The Year (Cathy Tull – LVCVA & Jerrie E. Merrit - Bank of Nevada). Partial list...

About Silver State Awards:

Created in 2013 by TMG Entertainment Network, SSA honors and recognizes excellence and exemplary achievements by individuals and companies in the great state of Nevada. The “Silver State Awards” are the only on-stage production awards presentation of its kind that is in English and Spanish in Nevada. There are five (5) Silver State Awards including, Women Awards, Culinary Awards, Latino Awards, "Best of the Best" Awards and the new edition, Journalism Award each with its own focus, list of categories, dates and non-profit partners.

About TMG Entertainment

Founded in 1991, TMG Entertainment is headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in Miami, Beverly Hills, Houston and Phoenix. Throughout the last two decades, the name TMG has become synonymous with the creation and development of unique and high-profile signature projects.

About Nevada State College

Nevada State College, a four-year public institution, is a member of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Nevada State places a special emphasis on the advancement of a diverse and largely under-served student population. Located on a developing 500-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, the college was established in 2002 as a new tier in the state system between the research universities and the two-year colleges. For more information, visit

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