August 2, 2016

JIM CRAIG REFLECTS ON THE “MIRACLE ON ICE”

“At the Winter Olympics in upstate New York in February 1980, a motley band of American ice hockey players, on their path to the gold medal, upset the powerful Soviet team. The most lasting image of the games was goalie Jim Craig draped in the American flag, and the Stars and Stripes began to come out across the country. The sports columnist Pete Axthelm interviewed a woman who ‘hadn’t seen so many flags since the 1960s. When we were burning […]
August 2, 2016

MENTOR SERIES: JIM WIDMANN

I make it my mission in life to say thank you and express gratitude to those who have mentored and helped me succeed – as a person, in my business career, and as an athlete. No one truly succeeds alone, and I am fortunate that I had the opportunity to learn from so many excellent mentors along the way. The key to mentorship is double-sided: The mentor has to be fueled by a desire to give back and to impart […]
August 2, 2016

PROFESSIONAL SPORTS FRANCHISE IN LAS VEGAS BECOMING A REALITY

Las Vegas is not only the unofficial entertainment “capital” of the United States, but is known worldwide for being a hub for the biggest names in business, gaming, entertainment, and much more. Professional sports also have a foothold in Las Vegas, though much of the sports presence revolves around Mixed Martial Arts, boxing, and NASCAR. You’d think that Las Vegas would be a great place for sports teams within the “4 Major Sports” to call home, but that has never […]
August 2, 2016

ULTIMATE SAAAVE – IMPORTANT & VITAL WORK

I am fortunate to work as a spokesperson for Gore Medical and its Ultimate SAAAVE, a campaign to encourage those at risk for an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) to be screened for the condition. My father died from a ruptured AAA. If an AAA is detected in a screening, it can be repaired through a non-invasive procedure. Earlier this spring, I was in Peoria, Illinois to participate in a free AAA screening clinic at the OSF Healthcare Vascular Institute – […]