We had the good fortune of connecting with Blake Wynn and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Blake, let’s talk legacy – what do you want yours to be?
As of right now (2021), my focus is setting the groundwork to create my own legacy. I do believe I view the concept of “legacy” different than most given that my uncle, Steve Wynn, has already built a legacy that is known around the world for design, hospitality, and dedication to the customer. The reason that’s his legacy is because those are things Steve was most passionate about, and for me, as much as I love entrepreneurship – impact is what I want my legacy to be. Many things I do in life I hope to be beneficial and impactful for millions of people, but likely not in the form of business. The biggest thing I want people to remember about me is that I am fearless to a degree that to many it may look like insanity. Every single time I’ve been told something is impossible that I was trying to do, I have refused to stop until it got accomplished/completed, and I not only want people to remember me for that, but to use it as a lesson that if anyone is theoretically capable of something – why not you? The better question I want people thinking to themselves is “Why not me?”
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Enclave & Key is an agency designed to bring an incredibly powerful network of influential people, investors, companies, and services together to provide our clients with access to work with and utilize such in a way that no agency has ever done before. Our business model was created in-house and is not currently utilized by any of our so-called competitors, which is what has allowed for the exceptional growth we have had over the last 3 years. It was easy in the sense that it has always been enjoyable, but the last 3 years have consisted of countless ups and downs during the 16hour days, 7 days a week. I want the world to know that as long as you assemble a team of people who can contribute to and rally around a vision, execution becomes a byproduct and success is unavoidable.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Well – assuming they are over 21, I think I would be doing them a disservice to not show them around the strip given that I live in Las Vegas.
To eat, I would take them to Julian Serrano’s Lago at the Bellagio, Stephen Hopcraft’s STK at the Cosmopolitan, and SW at the Wynn. I can’t say I have too much drink/nightlife experience here, so that’d be their choice. I love Topgolf though for what it’s worth.
For me, when I have friends come in from out of town, I usually plan a ton of activities with some of my other friends so they become a part of “the network” that much more. So many of my friends who have met through me have gone on to do business together or formed genuine relationships, and that is definitely something I am very intentional about when people come and visit.!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There are countless people who in some way, shape, or form contributed to my journey in a way that without them I would not be where I am today, but my family, my business partner Brock Prince, and my good friend Hayes Pullard are largely responsible for what you see today in Enclave & Key. This is only the first chapter of my individual story, and I know there will be many more people along the way that change my life for the better, and my only hope is that I can do the same for them.
Photos all from @just_wynn People in images include: Carl Lawson, Wayne Gallman, Hank Higgins, Antwaun Woods, Dwayne Haskins