Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Spooky Savings with Member Discounts!

Your membership with One Nevada earns you great member discounts.  With Halloween hot on our tails, we've put together a couple of fun activities for you and the family to celebrate!  

Knott’s Berry Farm – Knott’s Scary Farm

Fall is quickly approaching and so is Knott’s Scary Farm.  It is a mix of explicit horror, dark humor and thrilling attractions, is the largest, most haunting Halloween experience in Southern California. 

**New for 2014:  Hunt Zombies in an All-Out War - Special Ops: Infected
  • This ambitious new attraction is the first of its kind in North America and will challenge guests to exterminate the infestation of zombies who threaten mankind’s existence.  Armed with specially designed laser guns, brave groups of Knott’s Scary Farm guests will embark on missions, led by their Squad Leader – a loud mouthed, take-no-prisoners commander charged with turning guests into soldiers.   Groups must work together to fend off zombies and complete various missions before time runs out.  If zombies drag their bodies too close, the un-infected’s guns temporarily deactivate, compromising the safety of the entire team.  Soldiers with the deadliest aim will be celebrated with a tally of the number of zombies killed on a display board for other survivors to see each night in base camp.
  • Special Ops: Infected seamlessly integrates interactive gaming technology with an immersive mountainous landscape, delivering a breakthrough interactive haunted experience that is as terrifying as it is challenging.  Missions will take guests through a variety of wilderness terrains, including the unpredictable barrel bridges across the rushing river, through the dark caverns, and through mysterious backwoods.  Six acres of the beloved theme park is now home to mutinous, scream-inducing zombies, and the time has come for a harrowing Special Ops survival mission.  (No additional charge for this attraction)
**Back by overwhelming demand: Elvira
  • The legendary Mistress of the Dark, will headline the 1,800 seat Ghoul Time Theater twice nightly through the entire run of Scary Farm.  Elvira’s all-new show will feature her signature blend of comedy and sass, along with singing, dancing, and explosive special effects!

Knott’s Scary Farm  takes place on select nights from Sept 25th through Nov 1st, and is open from 7pm until 1am Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and until 2am Fridays and Saturday.  It is not recommended for children under 13. Camp Spooky is an alternative weekend daytime non-scare Halloween celebration for younger children. 

The Knott’s Scary Farm discount ticket site is www.knotts.com/scaryfarmdeals. Just select “Scary Farm Admission” tab, choose your date, pay and print.

SeaWorld San Diego - Halloween Spooktacular 

Dive in and explore an enchanting underwater fantasea at SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular! Expect more treats than tricks this year as you encounter unforgettable animals, spooky shows, silly characters and trick-or-treating around every corner! 

Enjoy silly spooky shows, fun-fishy activities and photo ops with wacky characters.  Grab gobs of ghoulish goodies and come in costume with the kids for trick-or-treating! 

Where can kids meet some spooky and not-so-spooky animals, pose for pictures with mesmerizing mermaids and trick-or-treat in a sea-inspired atmosphere? It's all part of SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular, where Halloween meets the sea!
Festivities are geared for kids 12 years and under, who are invited to come in costume and enjoy animal meet and greets, special Halloween shows and colorful costumed characters, September 27-28 and Saturdays and Sundays in October.
Here's a detailed look at some of the Spooktacular fun:
  • Trick-or-Treat SweetsKids are encouraged to come in costume and use their Spooktacular maps to trick or treat at sea-themed stations. An assortment of candy and healthy treats will be provided.
  • Connect With AnimalsMeet a variety of spooky and not-so-spooky animals at Animal Connections near Seaport Marketplace. Trainers will be on hand to dispel myths about animals and why they are misunderstood.
  • Sea Lion and Otter ShowClyde & Seamore's Spooky Adventure, at Sea Lion and Otter Stadium, is a specially-themed show with a blast to the past. If you remembered the show back in the 1980s, then you'll want to revisit sea lions Clyde and Seamore and their buddy O.P. Otter for all the kooky fun as they are mysteriously transported back to Uncle Smedley's Castle.
  • Sesame-themed showCountdown to Halloween, at Sesame Street's Bay of Play musical stage, features Count Von Count, Elmo and friends. Kids can also capture photos of their favorite Sesame character and enjoy interactive games.
  • Friendly Halloween CharactersKids can pose with their favorite Sesame Street characters, and SeaWorld's friendly Halloween costume characters also will be on hand to get everyone into the Halloween spirit.
Remember to use your Member Discount for Tickets: http://bit.ly/ONCUSeaWorld
Event included with park admission. Event dates and times subject to change or cancellation without notice.

For more Member Discounts, please visit our website. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Best Companies to Work For: Taking Care of People

We did it again!
One Nevada Credit Union has been selected as a great place to work by Nevada Business Magazine!
One Nevada Credit Union has been selected as one of the “Best Companies to Work For” by Nevada Business Magazine. After receiving well over 400 nominations from employees throughout the state, the editorial staff at Nevada Business Magazine chose One Nevada as one of Nevada’s top 12 best companies to work for.
The magazine staff looked at several points of employee well-being including how the company treats employees, the kind of benefits offered and the values each company holds sacred. This list was narrowed down several times in order to find the cream of the crop. Based on both individual nominations as well as staff research, One Nevada made the top 12. The full list and Nevada Business article can be found at http://bit.ly/1scmKew.
One Nevada has a vested interest in keeping their employees happy. With branches in Reno, Pahrump and Las Vegas, One Nevada recognizes the importance of employee morale and it shows.
“We are honored to be recognized by Nevada Business Magazine as one of Nevada’s Top best companies to work for,” said Michael Traficanti, Senior Vice President, Human Resources. “We owe special thanks to all of the wonderful people that work for One Nevada and support our core values and outstanding corporate culture; they are what truly make One Nevada a great company to work for!”

Monday, April 28, 2014

Member Profile

Member: Sherri Ohanian 

Title: Vice President of Human Resources, Downtown Grand 
Member since: 1993 
Las Vegas resident since: 1997 
Favorite thing about One Nevada: They know me, they make sure all my needs are met and really go the extra mile for their members. I have never felt like a number; their members matter to them 

QCan you tell us a little about your career path? 
A – I started my career in Human Resources in Reno as a clerk at Circus Circus. I found that I absolutely loved the work. I was promoted after five years to Director of HR in Mississippi and then finally moved to Vegas to become the VP of HR for Monte Carlo. After many years, I left Monte Carlo and found my current home here at the Downtown Grand as the VP of HR. 

Q – How many jobs did the Downtown Grand add to the Las Vegas job 
A – Approximately 550 new jobs to date and we plan to increase our staff by about 100 more positions as the tourist season peaks. 

Q – How is the Downtown Grand different from other properties? 
A – Our property is different in so many ways. We offer so much for the guest, not just while they are at the Downtown Grand but as they discover the whole downtown area. We encourage them to really get to know the city when they are with us. We have a wonderful rooftop pool area, the opportunity to dine outside as well as the usual amenities you find in most of the properties here in Las Vegas. 

Q – How is the Downtown Grand helping to create a new experience or adding to the growing downtown area?
A – It has been 30 years since downtown has seen a new hotel/casino so it is really exciting to be a part of that. We think we bring a different experience not only for our 

 Q – What have been some of the most rewarding aspects of working at the Downtown Grand? 
A – I get to work with some of the best people. I think we are really having a 
positive impact downtown and it is exciting to be a part of the revitalization of 
the area. Our team members want to be here and it shows in the service they give to our guests every day. 

Q – What advice would you give someone that is currently seeking employment? 
A – Always dress for success. Be prepared, know your strengths and your 
weaknesses, go over different aspects of your work history and background as it relates to the current role you are seeking. 

Q – What do you think are some of the biggest interview mistakes and what 
impresses you during a job interview? 
A – Mistakes: not prepared, no eye contact with interviewer, weak hand shake. It is ok to be nervous, not many people enjoy job interviews; however, try to control the nerves and don’t ramble with your answers. What impresses me is someone who has taken the time to study my company and knows when to include facts about the property during the interview. Being on time with a clean copy of your resume ready to present. 

Q – What do you like to do in your spare time? 
A – I really enjoy riding my bicycle, puttering in my yard and reading. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

One Nevada Hosts Community Shred Day

One Nevada Credit Union Hosts a FREE  Community Shred Day on April 26.

Secure Your ID
Free Spring Shred and Recycle Event

In partnership with The Southern Nevada Better Business Bureau

Who can shred?
Shred Day is open to the entire community. 

When and Where: 
Saturday April 26, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Better Business Bureau
6040 S. Jones Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89118 

What can you shred?
Paper, checks, magazines and cardboard

What you can drop off to recycle:
Printers, computers, plastic, aluminum, wood and metal
We’ll even recycle your old cell phones. No food or bio-hazardous waste.
First ten boxes free.*
Pluse, receive a free credit card sleeve protector.

Benefiting Three Square
Food items or cash donations will be accepted for Three Square Food Bank, helping to feed the hungry in Southern Nevada. Visit threesquare.org for a list of items at the top of their wish list.

Can’t make the event? No problem!
Drop your items off at the Better Business Bureau (location listed above).

Questions? Call 702-320-4545

* First 10 boxes are free.  $10 per additional box/bag 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

ONCU Recipes - Broccoli Salad

A Collection of Recipes by One Nevada Credit Union Employees

Lori's Broccoli Salad
1 (12oz.) bag fresh cut broccoli
1 sm. red onion, diced
8 to 10 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 c. raisins
½ c. sunflower seed kernels
1 c. mayonnaise
½ c. honey

Mix all ingredients together and enjoy! (Donna H.)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Do You Love Your One Nevada Debit and Credit Cards? Then go card CRAZY!

If you answered yes, then you could win one of five great prizes. From April 1 – May 15, we’re having a debit and credit card usage contest and one of five great prizes could be yours. To enter, simply use your debit or credit card for your everyday purchases. Fast food, groceries, gas, clothes or coffee — it all counts! The more times you swipe and sign and choose “credit,” the more chances you have to win. 

You’re already entered, so start shopping today and use your One Nevada debit or credit card for every purchase! Don’t forget to choose “credit” and sign for your transaction.

Look for our Prize Patrol at local merchants! Visit our Facebook or 
Twitter pages for a list of weekly random drawings and prize patrol spots! Simply use your debit or credit card at designated local merchants for a chance to be seen by our prize patrol – you’ll win $50 cash on the spot!  

Thursday, March 13, 2014

ONCU Recipes - Buffalo Chicken Dip

A Collection of Recipes by One Nevada Credit Union Employees

Buffalo Chicken Dip
1 (8oz) package cream cheese
½ c. ranch dressing
½ c. Franks Red Hot buffalo wing sauce
2 cans Hormel chunks chicken breast, drained
½ c. Monterrey jack cheese

Preheat oven to 350°. Melt cream cheese in a glass dish for about 1 minute until soft.  Add ranch dressing and buffalo sauce and mix well.  Add chicken and break into pieces.  Add the cheese and bake in an 8x8 glass dish for 20 minutes. (Vickie P)

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