Wednesday, October 12, 2005

MGM MIRAGE Named 'Corporation of the Year'

LAS VEGAS - MGM MIRAGE has been named the 2005 'Corporation of the Year' by the Latin Chamber of Commerce, one of the premier business organizations serving the Hispanic community in Southern Nevada.

The award is presented annually to recognize companies whose commitment to diversity is exemplified through outstanding workplace initiatives and community relations efforts.

"We are proud to present this award to MGM MIRAGE, a company that believes in our shared vision of community involvement, diversity, and economic development," said Eloiza Martinez, president of the Latin Chamber of Commerce. "They are committed to the concept of developing strong community partnerships and how we all win when we work together."

MGM MIRAGE has partnered with the Latin Chamber of Commerce on a variety of community-based initiatives, including sponsorship of La Opportunidad, the Chamber's annual Business Expo and Career Fair. The company also contributes to the organization's scholarship program to assist fund Clark County High School graduates with their higher education aspirations.

In accepting the award at the annual awards gala, Debra Nelson, MGM MIRAGE Vice President of Corporate Diversity and Community Affairs, applauded the Latin Chamber's success since its inception in 1976.

"The Latin Chamber enjoys an exemplary position in our community for which we at MGM MIRAGE have been most pleased to be associated," said Nelson. "The chamber's commitment to improving the quality of life in our community and to uplifting and empowering those served by the services, in many respects, mirrors our commitment to corporate social responsibility."

MGM MIRAGE, one of the world's leading and most respected hotel and gaming companies, owns and operates 24 properties located in Nevada, Mississippi, and Michigan. It has investments in other properties in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois and the United Kingdom.

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