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)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Nevada Division of Insurance Offers Auto Accident Tips to Las Vegas Drivers

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department recently announced that effective March 3, 2014 it will no longer respond to or accept accident reports for minor, non-injury car accidents on city and county streets in the Las Vegas area. In order to help area residents who are unsure of what to do in an accident, the Nevada Division of Insurance (Division) offers the following tips.

Before an Accident

While it is impossible to plan for an accident, there are a few small steps drivers can take to prepare.

·         Drivers should review their insurance policy with their insurance agent or company to make sure that they have insurance coverage that suites their needs. The Division recommends that drivers in Nevada consider purchasing uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.This coverage pays for medical costs incurred by the driver and the passengers in the insured vehicle, for injuries sustained in an accident in which the other driver is at fault and either does not have insurance (uninsured) or does not have enough insurance (underinsured) to pay all of the loss.

Another valuable coverage is medical payments, also known as “MedPay.” This pays for treating injuries to the driver and their passengers without regard to fault. It provides a way for quick payment of immediate medical bills without having to deal with the courts or waiting for another insurance company’s liability determination.
·         All drivers are required by law to have a current evidence of insurance card in their vehicle. The Division suggests that drivers double check to make sure they are complying with this requirement.
·         Putting a small notepad, pen and disposable camera in the vehicle is a way for drivers to ensure that they can document the details of an accident. A smartphone with a camera and note-taking app can also suffice. Insurance carriers also sometimes provide accident toolkits to customers upon request.
·         Download the free smartphone app WreckCheck. Developed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), this app outlines what to do immediately following an auto accident and takes users through a step-by-step process to create their own accident report. It also provides tips for staying calm, safe and smart on the road, and makes it easy to capture photos and document the necessary information to file an insurance claim. Additionally, the app lets users email a completed accident report directly to themselves and their insurance agents. The app is free and available for both iPhone and Android smartphone users. If you don’t have a smartphone, you can download the NAIC’s Accident Checklist here: http://www.insureuonline.org/auto_accident_checklist.pdf.

After an Accident
The minutes and hours following an accident can be hectic and adrenaline-filled. Here are some important things to remember in the heat of the moment:
  • Remain calm.
  • Assess the scene. Do not get out of your car if it is not safe to do so.
  • Check for injuries and call the police if there are any.
  • Exchange information with the other drivers. Get: NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE, INSURER’S NAME, INSURER’S PHONE and POLICY NUMBER for all of the drivers involved. Taking a picture of the other driver’s evidence of insurance card is a simple way to get their insurance information.
  • Get names and phone numbers of witnesses and all passengers in the vehicle.
  • Take photos/video of the scene including the damage to all cars. Cell phone photos will work to document initial damage.
  • Write down/record your record of the events.
Filing the Claim
·         Filing a claim can be a confusing process. To help, drivers should notify their agent or insurance company about the accident as soon as possible while the details are still fresh.

·         When reporting a claim, have available your insurance card or declarations page, and all of the information collected at the scene.

·         Ask questions. Claimants should make sure they understand who's coverage pays for which damages, and that they understand the insurance company’s claims handling procedure.

·         If it was a multi-car accident, the insurance companies involved may investigate the circumstances of the crash. A claims adjuster will likely want to examine the damage to the car and talk to the parties involved about the accident. The insurance company will use the adjuster’s findings as the basis of their settlement.

·         Keep notes of all conversations had with various company representatives, repair shops and other parties. Also keep all written material regarding the claim.
·         Nevadan’s who have done the above but still feel like they need help navigating the claims process, or those who have questions or concerns may contact our office in Las Vegas at (702) 486-4009 and in Carson City at (775) 687-0700. Or they can visit doi.nv.gov for more information and to file a complaint online.

About the Nevada Division of Insurance
The State of Nevada Division of Insurance is a division of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry. It is the state agency that protects the rights of Nevada consumers and regulates Nevada’s $11.2 billion insurance industry. It has offices in Carson City and Las Vegas. In 2012, the Division investigated more than 1,900 consumer complaints and recovered nearly $4 million on behalf of consumers. For more information about the Division of Insurance, visit DOI.NV.GOV.

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