October 01, 2013
Annual Lunch celebrates Centennial companies
Join us for this year's Annual Lunch being held October 8, presented by Humana, Thompson Hine and VonLehman CPA & Advisory Firm. Keynote will be delivered by Caesar Entertainment Corporation President and CEO, Gary Loveman. Loveman's remarks are entitled: Are you all in? Winning with the Urban Casino Model.
Loveman recently spoke to Currents about topics he will likely mention in his keynote:
Q. In a crowded gaming marketplace both locally and nationally, how has Horseshoe been able to differentiate itself?
A. The Horseshoe brand lives by its commitment to "Do it right for the gambler" and offer legendary service. I'm proud to share that our 1,700 Horseshoe Cincinnati team members have anted up, earning the highest customer service scores at a new Caesars property company-wide. Total Rewards, our player loyalty program, is also a significant differentiator which provides members a world of dining, gaming entertainment and hotel choices both in Cincinnati and across the globe.
Q. How much growth potential is there both in Cincinnati for Horseshoe and for Caesar's nationally?
A. We see strong growth potential here as more guests get acclimated with the variety of gaming and non-gaming options we offer. And we also see a great opportunity for our urban casino concept - like the Horseshoe Cincinnati property - that engages pedestrians and supports existing culture, nightlife and sports attractions in these great downtown cores.
Q.What type of role does Caesar's take in the communities that their casinos are located?
A. Caesars Entertainment is fully committed to giving back to and advocating for the communities in which we do business. In the first six months of operations, our Horseshoe Cincinnati team has volunteered more than 300 hours with local organizations. We have also developed strong partnerships with other southwest Ohio attractions, business development and tourism groups and have pledged more than $65,000 to support local non-profits.
Loveman is a sought-after speaker. Earlier this year, he spoke to students at NYU about the role of gaming in tourism. Here's a look:
Every year, the Chamber awards member companies at our annual lunch who have shared in the success of operating their business within our region for 100 years. This year we'll recognize Ace Doran Hauling & Rigging, Dan Beard Council - Boy Scouts of America, J. D. Cloud & Co., LLP, Formica Corp. and David Hirschberg Co., Inc.
Networking and registration opens at 11:30, and the luncheon program begins at noon. Cost is $60 individual members/$600 table of ten ($75 nonmembers/$700 table of ten). This event sells out quickly.
Reserve your spot now