• 'Send Your Heroes' Campaign Seeks 42 Essential Workers For Free Vacations

     
    POSTED June 18, 2020
     
  • 'Send Your Heroes' Campaign Seeks 42 Essential Workers For Free Vacations

     
    POSTED June 18, 2020
     

Doctors, nurses, grocery store employees and more were essential to sustaining the continued stay-at-home orders that helped fight the spread of COVID-19. Such workers put their health at risk for the benefit of society, and Nakoma Resort and the Lost Sierra Chamber of Commerce want to recognize them for their efforts through the “Send Your Heroes” campaign.   

Nakoma Resort, Lost Sierra and other businesses involved are looking for nominations of California-based workers who deserve a little R&R after working through the pandemic. The campaign will select 42 essential workers who will receive a complimentary stay with their families at Nakoma Resort, or another hotel in the Lost Sierra region. Free add-ons can include horseback riding excursions, dining, guided fishing trips, outdoor gear rentals and more.  

“Essential workers are the brave soldiers making the highest sacrifices on all our behalf and we owe them our deepest gratitude,” says Richard Aiple, Nakoma Resort's general manager. “Now it’s our turn to thank them and we look forward to providing a much-needed breath of fresh air in an area known for its stunning outdoor beauty and recreational opportunities.” 

Nominations will be accepted through July 4. Visit the campaign's website to nominate an essential worker or to read the nominations of others.  

The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), which is a LEED® Gold certified facility, marked Earth Day 2022 by announcing a ban on single-use plastic bottles throughout the facility.  

Levy Restaurants, the LACC’s exclusive food and beverage partner, has replaced single-use plastic bottles with aluminum bottles in cafés and catering operations. Beverages sold in the Center’s vending machines have followed suit.

 

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This year’s Oscars broke new ground, and, no, we’re not talking about the slap heard round the world. Some six months after it opened in September 2021, the Academy of Motion Pictures hosted the inaugural Oscars Night at the Museum. More than 1,000 guests attended the sold-out Oscars viewing part, beginning with a walk down the red carpet in their own version of pre-show glamour.