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Your 2014 Business Excellence Awards Honorees

The Las Vegas business community is truly a diverse one, encompassing small and large companies, startups and franchises, sole proprietors and multi-national corporations. Celebrating the spirit of these businesses and their stories is the annual Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards, sponsored exclusively by Nevada State Bank. “Nevada State Bank is proud to once again sponsor the Las Vegas Metro Chamber’s 2014 Business Excellence Awards,” said Cassaundra Johnson, SVP/director of sales for Nevada State Bank.

Setting the Stage for our Future

Written By:

Kristin McMillan President & CEO

Robert Louis Stevenson once said, “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” In our 103-year history, the Metro Chamber has always been about the long term and sustaining our community for the

future; it’s consistently been about what’s next, what’s on the horizon and how we can capture the most of our opportunities. Las Vegas itself was built on the concept of “the next best thing.” It is what keeps us in perpetual motion, never stopping and always moving forward, planting the seeds for the next harvest.

Answers To Your Questions, Choices for Your Business

Last month, the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and Chamber Insurance & Benefits announced Chamber Health Options, a comprehensive online marketplace for health insurance. Through this website, you’ll be able to search through individual and small-group health insurance options, seek out subsidies if applicable, and purchase health insurance for you and your employees on your time and on your terms. You may also continue to work directly with your Chamber member broker for your health insurance needs if that is your preference.

Captive 101: What Your Medium to Large Groups Need to Know

As part of its expanded offerings for Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce members, Chamber Health Options is introducing a brand-new captive insurance option for businesses with 20 – 1,000 employees. The Chamber Group Captive is a self-funded option for businesses that want to manage their costs and risks. A group captive is an insurance facility formed by companies joining together to reduce the cost of insurance. Each participating company desires to control their own risk, and member companies generally maintain good loss histories and effective risk management programs.

A New Court Of Appeals: Good For Business

Written By:

Greg Brower, Partner, Snell & Wilmer, and Kelly Dove, Associate, Snell & Wilmer

Although no business looks forward to directly experiencing the court system, litigation is a fact of business life. Given this reality, Nevada businesses have an interest in making our state’s judicialsystemasprofessional,efficientandfair as possible. The second – efficiency – can be improved, and that is the goal of the effort to create a new court of appeals.

Your Feedback Requested from Clark County: Taverns with a Class A Gaming License

Written By:

LVChamber

Notification of Proposed Amendment to Clark County Code, Chapter 12.43


Dear Licensees and Community Partners:

Please by notified pursuant to NRS 237.080, or proposed amendments to Clark County Code, Title 8, Chapter 8.20, to revise requirements for Taverns operating with a Class A Gaming license. The amendments are available for your review online at www.clarkcountynv.gov/depts/businesslicense.

Your Feedback Requested from Clark County: Proposed Fire Code Fee Restructuring

Written By:

LVChamber

NOTIFICATION OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO CLARK COUNTY CODE, TITLE 13 BY AMENDING CHAPTER 13.04 PROVIDING FOR FIRE CODE FEE AND OTHER ADJUSTMENTS.

Dear Business Owners and Community Partners:

Editorial: Vote No on 3

Written By:

Las Vegas Review-Journal

No on 3

The most important campaign this fall is statewide ballot Question 3. No other race has the potential to cause so much harm while delivering so little good in return.

Question 3 would impose a 2 percent margins tax on all Nevada businesses that collect at least $1 million in annual revenue. If approved by voters, Question 3 would hammer employers with the largest tax increase in state history, a levy that instantly would make Nevada a less desirable place to start or expand a business.

The Rundown: Here's What You Need To Know

Written By:

Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce

Paul Moradkhan

What You Need to Know This Week in Government Affairs

Paul Moradkhan Chosen as Metro Chamber’s new Government Affairs Vice President

The Metro Chamber is pleased to announce Paul Moradkhan has been promoted to our new Vice President of Government Affairs. Paul brings extensive public policy know-how and experience, and he has a proven track record of effectively representing the Metro Chamber and its 5,000 members at every level of government. Paul will begin his new role on Monday, September 15.

Terrorism insurance set to expire for Strip properties

Written By:

Lauren Rozyla, Reporter

LAS VEGAS -- Federal dollars that insure Las Vegas in the event of a terrorist attack could soon run out. Both Nevada U.S. senators say they're working to renew federal terrorism insurance.

The Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act allows the federal government to help pay for any damage caused to businesses after a terrorist attack. It is set to expire Dec. 31, 2014.

Business Power Luncheon featuring U.S. Senator Dean Heller

Business Power Luncheon featuring U.S. Senator Dean Heller

U.S. Senator Dean Heller addressed Metro Chamber members on a myriad of issues impacting the local business community, including the funding of Interstate 11, the designation of Tule Springs National Monument and the reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. Click here to watch Senator Heller’s remarks to the Metro Chamber.

Focus Las Vegas

Written By:

Sherri McKenzie, Focus Las Vegas Program Chair, CenturyLink

Are you new to town? Recently promoted? Do you need to better understand the Las Vegas community and how we became the city we are today? Are you looking for a way to volunteer/give back/pay it forward, or want to have an entry point into becoming more involved in our dynamic community?