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BEI Attendees Are Welcomed Like Family at Zappos and The Downtown Project

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"The family is the nucleus of civilization." - Will Durant, American historian

On Tuesday, Back End of Innovation (BEI) attendees were welcomed into two family-focused cultures - Zappos and The Downtown Project - both of which create an environment of entrepreneurship, learning, collaboration, innovation and creativity.

The Zappos tour included a closer look at Zappos Family Core Values:

  1. Deliver WOW through Service
  2. Embrace and Drive Change
  3. Create a Little Fun and Weirdness
  4. Be Adventurous, Creative and Open-Minded
  5. Pursue Growth and Learning
  6. Build Open and Honest Relationships with Communication
  7. Build a Positive Team and Family Spirit
  8. Do More with Less
  9. Be Passionate and Determined
  10. Be Humble

We also saw first-hand how The Downtown Project is transforming downtown Las Vegas by investing in tech startups, owner-operated small businesses, arts, education, and real estate development. The Downtown Project is inspiring and empowering people to follow their passions to create a vibrant, connected, family-focused community.

Special thanks to our Zappos and Downtown Project tour guides who showed us how their "families" are redefining a city and inspiring communities around the world.

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- #BEI14
- End of Innovation

Peggy L. Bieniek, ABC is an Accredited Business Communicator specializing in corporate communication best practices. Connect with Peggy on LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and on her website at

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