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Transportation leaders talk light rail at Newsfeed session

Written By:

Richard N. Velotta Las Vegas Review-Journal

Three transportation leaders say light rail should be a part of Southern Nevada's future, but it would only happen if the community is willing to raise sales taxes or a favorable public-private partnership could be established.

Robert Lang, executive director of Brookings Mountain West and a professor of urban affairs at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, said the permanence of a light-rail route has led to economic investment in other cities where rail lines have been built and extended.

Las Vegas Chamber Meets with D.C. Leaders

Written By:

Marie Mortera

Members of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce are in Washington, D.C., this week to meet with Congressional leaders on several policy issues.

The main topics of focus include Interstate 11 highway funding, the Jolt Act, Yucca Mountain, newly proposed labor regulations and education issues.

News 3’s Marie Mortera talked with Bob Brown, chairman of the board of the LVCC, about the group's efforts this week.

Congresswoman Titus Speaks About Las Vegas Night in Session

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Congresswoman Dina Titus invites her Congressional colleagues to join the Metro Chamber for Las Vegas Night, hosted at the Cannon Caucus Room on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, September 9. The event, welcoming elected officials, business leaders and other notable personalities, brought a bit of Vegas fun to the Capitol -- including live entertainment, food, drinks, and casino games.

The Chamber in D.C.: Wednesday, September 9

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Greetings from Capitol Hill.  Today, the Metro Chamber kicks off several meetings in our nation’s capital with key decision-makers in Congress and public policy experts on several issues that impact the economy, business climate as well as quality of life in Southern Nevada.

Heck: Immigration reform talks should include birthright citizenship

Written By:

Ben Botkin

Eggs and Issues: Congressman Joe Heck talks politics

Written By:

Jeff Gillan

So, what does Congressman Joe Heck, Nevada’s Republican candidate for US Senate, think of the guy at the top of the GOP presidential polls?

“I don’t talk about Donald,” Heck told News 3 after a morning event put on by the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Metro Chamber Selects Executive Vice President

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Las Vegas Review-Journal

Jerry Carnahan, former president and CEO of Farmers New World Life, a leading U.S.-based life insurance provider, has been appointed executive vice president of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber, the largest business organization in Nevada.

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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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.

The Business Case for Common Core

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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. 

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

Written By:

Clay Overlien

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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.