It was a clear Las Vegas morning when the Cumulus Technology Team started to prepare for the day that would be the ribbon cutting event with the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce.  One could not ask for a nicer day in Las Vegas.  The weather was perfect with comfortable temperatures.

Firehouse setting up the food with the help of Nicolina Davi - Chaz's assistant.

Firehouse setting up the food with the help of Nicolina Davi – Chaz’s assistant.

A quick photo before everyone arrived to document the occasion.

A quick photo before everyone arrived to document the occasion.

Oh hey!  Look it's me posing with the new Las Vegas Metro Chamber plaque and We Are Technology banner.

Oh hey! Look it’s me posing with the new Las Vegas Metro Chamber plaque and the We Are Technology banner.

Chaz Wellington, the Major Accounts Architect –VP Las Vegas Development, did all the ground work to prepare for the occasion that was catered by Firehouse Subs, which – by the way – everyone thoroughly enjoyed.  Georgia Allen, Member Relations Coordinator for the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce came with chamber members and assistants to make our celebration official with the Giant Scissors and Big Blue Ribbon that we all signed afterwards.

William Sikkens

William Sikkens

The CEO, William Sikkens, of Cumulus Technology, Inc.  was interviewed by local station Fox 5 Las Vegas and was later presented with certificates from each of the state officials that were in attendance.   After cheerful presentations were made then came the final big ribbon cutting moment followed by photo opportunities, announcements, and introductions by Stevie Kellum of Next Best Bartender.  Cumulus Technology is a Strategic Partner with Next Best Bartender and are the website developers of www.NextBestBartender.com along with the Mobile App that is soon to be released.

Field Representative Stephen Paredes for Congressman Joe Heck making his presentation to William Sikkens and Cumulus Technology.

Field Representative Stephen Paredes for Congressman Joe Heck making his presentation to William Sikkens and Cumulus Technology.

District Director Michael Naft for Congresswoman Dina Titus takes time for a photo.

District Director Michael Naft for Congresswoman Dina Titus takes time for a photo.

William Sikkens poses for photo with Regional Representative Gabriel Matute for Senator Harry Reid.

William Sikkens poses for photo with Regional Representative Gabriel Matute for Senator Harry Reid.

Everyone ready just before the ribbon cut.

Everyone ready just before the ribbon cut.

Las Vegas Contestants for Next Best Bartender and along with Steve Nunez, Joseph Sequallati, Yvette Fintland, and Director Harvey Lowry.

Las Vegas Contestants for Next Best Bartender and along with Steve Nunez, Joseph Sequallati, Yvette Fintland, and Director Harvey Lowry.

A quick pose for the photographers by William Sikkens, Stevie Kellum Executive Producer of Next Best Bartender, and Bobbi Sikkens.

A quick pose for the photographers by William Sikkens, Stevie Kellum – Executive Producer of Next Best Bartender, and Bobbi Sikkens.

Guests in attendance were Regional Representative Gabriel Matute for Senator Harry Reid, District Director Michael Naft for Congresswoman Dina Titus, Field Representative Stephen Paredes for Congressman Joe Heck ,  Steve “Warky” Nunez, and the Cast – Stevie Kellum, Joseph Sequallati, Yvette Fintland, Harvey Lowry,  and Las Vegas Contestants of the new reality show Next Best Bartender.

It was dark when everything was cleaned up and everyone had gone home.

It was dark when everything was cleaned up and everyone had gone home.

Only a few leftovers and equipment still needed to be packed up.

Only a few leftovers and equipment still needed to be packed up.

It was a success.

It was a success.

Author’s End Note:  I was really pleased and surprised at how welcomed we were all made to feel and the level of professionalism that was presented by all of those who attended.  I think the Las Vegas area is going to be a brilliant new location for Cumulus Technology – the “We Are Technology” people.

By G. Winkler © 2013