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The Business Case for Common Core

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LVChamber

The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to improving educational outcomes for Nevada's students and preparing them adequately for future workforce needs. To help address the shortfalls within our state, the Metro Chamber is a leading partner of the Common Core Coalition, which supports Nevada Academic Content Standards (based on Common Core Standards). These rigorous academic protocols help ensure our children graduate high school, and graduate prepared to enter post-secondary education or the workforce. 

Common core standards are sorely needed in Nevada

Written By:

Kristin McMillan

We all know Nevada students have historically underperformed compared with those in other states; they are way behind in reading and math scores. We know Nevada has one of the lowest high school graduation rates in the nation.

National Clean Energy Summit 8.0: Powering Progress

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LVChamber

The eighth annual National Clean Energy Summit will bring together clean energy visionaries and leaders, public officials, business executives, energy policy experts, entrepreneurs, investors, citizens, and students, to discuss empowering Americans to develop our massive clean energy supplies, secure greater energy independence, and create jobs.

Is Your Business EMV Compliant? Be Ready for October 1!

Written By:

Clay Overlien

credit card transaction

October 1, 2015, is the deadline for retail businesses to be EMV compliant. For those not compliant, the risk of every transaction shifts to the business owner.

Here is what may happen to non-EMV compliant businesses:

Action, Accomplishment, Accountability: Metro Chamber Legislative Summary

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Metro Chamber Staff

120 days. 1,294 bill draft requests. 1,013 legislative bills.

 

Panel formed to prioritize Southern Nevada tourism projects

Written By:

Richard N. Velotta

The governor on Monday signed an executive order forming a committee to prioritize tourism improvement projects in Southern Nevada and draft a report with recommendations in the next year.

The 11-member committee, to be chaired by Steve Hill, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, includes six casino executives, the president of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the CEO of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and two local government leaders.

Las Vegas Metro Chamber Tap UNLV president for board of trustees

Written By:

Knowles Adkisson

Len Jessup

The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce has elected University of Nevada, Las Vegas President Len Jessup to its board of trustees. Jessup took over as UNLV’s 10th president in January 2015 and is charged with several major tasks, including development of the UNLV School of Medicine.

Metro Chamber of Commerce promotes savings program

Written By:

Knowles Atkisson

 

Metro Chamber of Commerce officials are touting a new savings program they say will give their small businesses the buying power of large companies.

Member businesses will receive discounts on services such as shipping, computers, office supplies and rental cars.

Chamber spokeswoman Cara Clarke said the program arose after Chamber leadership examined typical expenses of its members and came to a conclusion.

“Why not save some money off of that off of the chamber’s collective buying power?” Clarke said.

UNLV President Dr. Len Jessup addresses the business community

UNLV President Dr. Len Jesus addresses the business community

UNLV President Dr. Len Jessup addressed the business community on the university’s goals and highlighted some of its outstanding academic programs and offerings. Watch the highlights from the luncheon.

Statement on the Passing of Kirk Kerkorian

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Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce

Las Vegas – Today, Kristin McMillan, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement about the passing of businessman Kirk Kerkorian:

 

Sandoval signs bill sending $27M to UNLV medical school

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KIM PIERCEALL and MICHELLE RINDELS

Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill Thursday that authorizes $27 million for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine, a project that could help remedy a doctor shortage that's exacerbated by a growing, aging population and health care reform laws.

Small businesses get leg up at Las Vegas expo

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KVVU TV Fox 5

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