Gift-basket business hits the ‘big time’ in winning Raiders sponsorship package

Felicia Parker would make gift baskets for her mother, a real estate agent, to give to clients.

The baskets were so well-received, it wasn’t long before Parker decided to turn her basket-making skills into a business, Any Occasion Baskets.

That was about six years ago.

Tuesday night at Allegiant Stadium, Any Occasion Baskets was recognized as the winner of a small-business contest cosponsored by the Las Vegas Raiders and America First Credit Union.

As winner of the contest — there were seven finalists among a pool of 160 applicants — Parker will get a single-season Raiders sponsorship package worth $100,000, including signage inside Allegiant Stadium, radio ads and placement on the team’s website and mobile application.

Parker was posting a photo of one of the company’s finished baskets onto Instagram in March when she spotted a notice on her feed announcing the contest for businesses from Nevada or Utah with annual revenues of less than $10…

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