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The Next Level Blog

The trends and insights you need to take your career to the next level.

The Basics of Business Finance
Featuring Lori Ware, SVP of Casino Finance for Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel

Do you know the difference between accounting and finance? If you said there isn’t one, you’d be wrong. And that’s okay, but we’re here to help you understand

Navigating the Changing Landscape of Digital Media
Featuring Thomas LaRocca | Director of Media & Digital Marketing for San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Navigating the Changing Landscape of Digital Media. The time before social media platforms almost seems like the distant, archaic past with how quickly new

From Ideation to Iteration: How to Bring a Marketing Effort to Life
Featuring Kyle Anderson | Director of Executive Communications for Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel

Like most incoming college freshmen, when Kyle Anderson first stepped onto the campus at Northern Arizona University, he had no idea what he wanted to do

Transferring Across Industries Successfully
Featuring Serena Harper | Assistant Executive Communications Director at Yaamava' Resort & Casino at San Manuel

Everyone has a unique career journey, each story slightly different from the previous one. We may experience moments in life where we contemplate

Using Innovation to Create Efficient Experiences
Featuring Rich LeBaron | VP of Product Development & Innovation for San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Using Innovation to Create Efficient Experiences. “People get scared by the word ‘innovation’,” says Rich LeBaron, VP of Product Development & Innovation for San

Leading With Empathy: How To Authentically Connect With Your Team
Featuring Sonna Gonzales | Director of Retail at Yaamava’ Resort and Casino at San Manuel

Leading With Empathy: How To Authentically Connect With Your Team. If you ask anyone about their first job, there is a good chance they will say it was in

From Surveillance to Slots: An Inside Look at Slot Operations and Casino Floor Strategy
Featuring Rodney Villhard | VP of Slot Operations at Yaamava’

From Surveillance to Slots: An Inside Look at Slot Operations and Casino Floor Strategy. The house always wins, or so they say. But the people behind slot operations

Redefining the Career Climb
Featuring Rikki Tanenbaum | COO for San Manuel

Redefining the Career Climb: We’ve all heard the phrase “climbing the ladder” in terms of career growth. This usually equates to taking the next logical 

Evolving the Hospitality Industry to Meet Changing Customer Demands
Featuring Afsi Bird | VP, Hotel Operations

Afsi Bird, VP, Hotel Operations at Yaamava' Resort & Casino discusses how to create a best-in-class hospitality experience.