DVA Member Profile – Cynthia (Cindy) Dreibelbis – May 2019

DVA Member Profile – Cynthia (Cindy) Dreibelbis – May 2019


Cindy Dreibelbis, Business Development & Community Impact Regional Director at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, answers questions about enjoying the many amenities of downtown Las Vegas – through work and play.

As a long-time Las Vegas resident, you’ve undoubtedly seen many changes downtown. What change do you find to be most exciting?
As a native Las Vegan, the most exciting change for the entire city is the introduction of professional sports.  The Vegas Golden Knights have had such a resounding positive impact on this city, and it’s exciting to witness the energy around the LV Lights FC (right in our downtown backyard), the Las Vegas Aviators and soon the Raiders.

How did you land at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck?
My tenure at R&R is what provided me the foundation for the job, however it was through a girlfriend and fellow DISCOVERY Children’s Museum board member who introduced me to Brownstein.  We were attending a DCM Gala when she told me of the position and it happened to align perfectly with me being ready to come out of “retirement.”  Brownstein’s culture matched what I was looking for in finding my new work home.

You have worked in offices throughout the Las Vegas valley throughout your career, what is the experience like having an office located in downtown Las Vegas?
Having helped R&R move into multiple offices throughout the valley, I was accustomed to different work environments. This, however, was my first experience working downtown. I love the energy of working in a high-rise office building and having the access to run down to Jason’s Deli for lunch or schedule a coffee meeting at Sambalatte. There is a great sense of community.  Our building participates in many joint activities – from volunteering for a charitable organization through Downtown Cares or planting a garden in our adopted neighborhood elementary school, to riding bikes the Molasky team provides and having a picnic at Symphony Park – it all brings the diverse businesses closer together.

As a Downtown Vegas Alliance member, what do you and the firm hope to accomplish via their membership?
Our firm is proud to be part of this collective group for the networking aspect and collaboration with our neighbors. Personally, I would like to see the alliance make a dent in our homeless issue. It is prevalent in the area, yet through the power of collective impact, I believe our group could make a positive change.

What are your favorite spots for a business lunch downtown?
My favs: Bocho for sushi; Esther’s Kitchen for pasta; PublicUS for coffee and avocado toast; and Atomic Lounge for cocktails.



  • Dayvid Figler and Rae Lathrop

    DF: Downtown was great as a kid and it is even greater as an adult. I love all of downtown’s hidden gems, its vibrancy, history and sense of connection. Rae is relatively newer to Las Vegas, but just as passionate about downtown. Downtown lends itself to the shared experience, and as a couple we both love seeing this part of the city through each other's eyes. Photo: Lucky Wenzel


  • Rob Ponte

    Some of the best nights I’ve experienced started out with no plan other than walking around to check out what’s going on. The great thing about having so many bars and restaurants downtown is the ability to move around if you’re not feeling the vibe in one place. There are plenty of options just outside the door. Photo: Lucky Wenzel

  • Brandon Wiegand

    The downtown Las Vegas of today has much to attract residents - a burgeoning restaurant and nightlife scene, growing diversity of businesses, and major centers of art and culture. Plus, living downtown I am easily within walking or biking distance of it all. Photo: Lucky Wenzel

  • Hank Gordon, Chairman of Laurich Properties

    It is always a pleasure to deal with the city of Las Vegas’ economic development department. The staff is really interested in helping create a positive business environment to work with.

  • Jonathan Jenkins, Founder & CEO of OrderWithMe

    As our company continues its rapid growth, we quickly realized the need to set up a formal U.S. headquarters. We explored multiple cities and were about to make the move to San Francisco, and then we heard about the complete reinvention of downtown Las Vegas. Coming from China where things are booming and growing, we love that downtown Vegas now has a similar vibe of energy and change. Not only is there an exciting tech community here and much lower costs than the Bay Area, but we love the fact that almost every industry group brings their conventions to our front door once a year.

  • Andy Hsieh, Owner of Lux Delux

    We love the vibrancy and energy of Las Vegas, and downtown is at the heart of it all. That's why we've launched our mobile platform with a focus on downtown. This is an exciting time in Las Vegas history, where community, commerce and technology are all converging at once. Downtown is our city's hidden gem.

  • Ramesh Srinivasan, Chief Marketing Officer & Head of Partnerships of SocialWellth

    We chose to relocate from the suburbs to downtown for several reasons. Our brand image and that of downtown’s mesh perfectly. The new downtown Las Vegas reflects a more hip, startup, social media-style image. Additionally, downtown’s emerging technology corridor, anchored by Zappos, is an environment that enhances our ability to recruit the types of technical skill sets required for our continued growth and success.

  • Mark Brandenburg, President of Golden Gate

    I think downtown Las Vegas is a unique blend of intimacy and great energy. Plus, in contrast to The Strip, it’s so easy to walk around…The Golden Gate has been here for over 100 years and with all the changes going on downtown, it feels like a new era. It truly is a renaissance—the rebirth of a classic.

  • Roberto Mendoza, Co-owner of Banger Brewing

    The city has been great in helping us with the licensing and procedures necessary to start a business. There hasn't been a brewery built in the city of Las Vegas for probably 10 years. So for them it hasn't been a typical ‘cut and paste’ thing. We're something different. It was a team work process to get us opened – a lot of talk and listening on both sides. And now the city started opening up the doors for other breweries once we were up and running. Good news for us and good news for the future. (Photo: Lucky Wenzel)

  • Alexandra Epstein, Executive Vice President of El Cortez Casino Hotel

    This downtown area… is emerging and where many events are happening.

  • Meghan Mossler, Owner of Stitch Factory

    The city and the department of economic development have been very helpful to us and all the other downtown business owners. It’s such a community here, and everyone asks you what you need. That kind of help launching a business is amazing and priceless.

  • Pamela Dylag, Co-owner of Velveteen Rabbit

    The city is so supportive of new businesses. Things are popping up constantly. (Photo: Lucky Wenzel)

  • Marc Abelman, CFO & Co-owner of Inside Style

    Downtown is becoming very much in demand…there’s a limited supply. Run fast, don’t walk.

  • Sam Cherry, CEO of Cherry Development

    For a while, downtown was one of the only places in the valley you would see cranes when you drove around. It was nice that city government stepped up and the private sector married with the public sector to create amazing projects that filled the gap. That was very important for us.

  • Johnny Jimenez, Owner of Toy Shack of Las Vegas

    Our business is booming amid the foot traffic on Fremont Street, and we’ve started to see how tourists are falling in love with downtown as they discover it. In the past year, we’re increasingly hearing things like, ‘Wow, next time we’ll stay downtown instead of on The Strip,’ or ‘We’ve visited downtown many times, but this is the first year we’ve actually stayed in a downtown hotel.’ They like that there is more to do within a smaller walking radius.

  • Rich Worthington, President and CEO of The Molasky Group of Companies

    Historically, downtown Las Vegas has not been a top destination for many locals, but in recent years… that trend is reversing itself. Given all the recent openings and progress, there’s much to explore and experience downtown.