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Self-Insured Health Insurance Plans: More Control, More Stability for your Bottom Line

Health insurance products traditionally known as “fully- insured” plans have long been the norm for most mid- sized businesses. Lesser known but still popular with larger companies is the “self-insured” model. With the impact of health insurance premiums hitting the bottom line of many mid-size businesses, employers have been searching for ways to control their health insurance costs without trimming employees’ benefit packages.

Unpacked

We have arrived. Last month, the Metro Chamber moved its offices to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas. We listened to you, our partners, when you told us what you wanted from the Metro Chamber. And here we are, in the epicenter of government, businesses, arts and culture, education, healthcare, transportation and entrepreneurship – ready to help you and your business succeed and rise to the challenges of growing our economy, creating jobs and improving the quality of life.

New Policy Committees, New Ways to Engage the Issues

The Metro Chamber is pleased to announce the addition of two new policy committees: Transportation and Infrastructure, as well as Insurance. These committees give members more opportunities to engage in important discussions on pressing issues that impact employers and the community. They offer members the ability to interact with policy makers at the highest levels of government who make decisions affecting businesses across the state and region.

Making Customer Service Count

Going above and beyond to exceed a customer’s expectation of your company isn’t just something that creates a sale. It leads to regular clientele, customer loyalty and a reputation that you simply can’t buy, as well as multiple transactions, referrals and recommendations. As the Metro Chamber and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority celebrate the annual Customer Service Excellence Luncheon this month, the pivotal holiday season is also quickly approaching.

Metro Chamber Relocates to the Heart of Downtown

The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce officially opened its doors at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, located in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas. The Metro Chamber’s new offices reflect the feedback of the membership, who specifically wanted a location in the epicenter of business, government, arts and culture, education, healthcare, transportation, new entrepreneurs, regional revitalization and the other exciting developments that make this a pivotal and exciting moment for Southern Nevada.

Empowering the Next Generation

"If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it."
- Margaret Fuller

One of the most valuable services you can give the next generation is your knowledge. Throughout the last academic year, Vegas Young Professionals members supported UNLV Collegiate Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) by judging and mentoring their members during competition camps.

The ACA So Far

The 2015 health insurance open enrollment period for individuals and small group employers begins Saturday, November 15. Some employers still wonder whether they are required to offer health insurance to their employees. If your company has fewer than 50 full-time equivalent employees (FTE), you are not subject to the Employer Shared Responsibility sections of the law. However, most employers would agree that a good business strategy for recruiting and retaining excellent talent is offering a robust employee benefits package.

Nevadans Have Spoken: No on Question 3!

Written By:

LVChamber

 

Dear Las Vegas Metro Chamber Member:

Nevadans have spoken. Question 3 - the proposed Margin Tax Initiative - was resoundingly rejected by voters.

Sing-a-Long in Symphony Park

Sing-a-Long in Symphony Park

Las Vegas Metro Chamber colleagues joined with staff from The Smith Center for the Performing Arts and the Discovery Children’s Museum to sing “Home Means Nevada”, as part of a state-wide sing-a-long at 10:00 a.m. on October 30, 2014, to commemorate Nevada’s Sesquicentennial.

Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce moves to Smith Center

Written By:

Richard N. Velotta

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The vagabond Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce finally has a place to call home.

In a small celebration, chamber executives cut a ribbon for the opening of the 5,000-member business organization’s new home in the Boman Pavilion of the the Smith Center for the Performing Arts.

The Chamber is Moving! Please Take Note!

Written By:

LVChamber

This week, the Las Vegas Metro Chamber will be relocating its offices to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas. The Metro Chamber's offices on Sunset Road will be closed on Thursday, October 16, and Friday, October 17. The Business Center will not be open, and staff will not be available. We apologize for this temporary inconvenience.

The Rundown

Show Your Support Against Question 3, The Margin Tax Initiative!

This week, TV ads started running on the dangers of Question 3 — the Margin Tax Initiative. See why this ballot initiative is so harmful to Nevada’s fragile economy by watching the TV spots now, and then show your support stopping by the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce offices to pick up your “No on 3” campaign materials.