• 02-JUL-2015

Wynn Promotes Diversity Opportunities In Meeting With Minority Contractors & Architects

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LAS VEGAS (July 2, 2015)—Wynn encouraged Massachusetts minority contractors to participate in the design and construction of the $1.7 billion, five-star Wynn Resort in Everett at the most recent monthly meeting of the Massachusetts Minority Contractors Association (MMCA), held last week at the Boston Police VFW Post in Dorchester.

Wynn representatives and guest speakers Al Carrier and Jennie Peterson spoke to approximately 50 members of the MMCA and representatives from the Boston Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects, providing an overview of the Wynn Resort and details for contractors interested in working on the project. Upcoming contractor opportunities and information on how to become a registered vendor with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission were also discussed. The presentation was followed by nearly an hour of questions from the audience that covered topics from contractor union requirements to opportunities for contractor joint ventures to Wynn's contractor needs following the resort's opening.

"Wynn is committed to the inclusion of diverse businesses and employees at every phase of the design, construction and operation of our resort in Everett," said Robert DeSalvio, president of Wynn Everett. "Our corporate culture of diversity, inclusion and learning from each other will be proudly demonstrated throughout our resort in Everett."

The MMCA, established in 2007, has a primary goal to facilitate business opportunities and market share growth for minority, women and small businesses that are engaged in the construction industry.