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Heller predicts new move to build Yucca Mountain after Reid retires

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Colton Lochhead

U.S. Sen. Dean Heller thinks there will be a new effort to kick-start the Yucca Mountain Project after one of its most powerful and outspoken opponents, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, leaves office at the end of the year.

Heller, speaking at a Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday, said some members of Congress see the Nevadan’s exit as an opportunity to build the high-level nuclear waste repository in Nevada, 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

Experts urge Las Vegas business leaders to take cybersecurity seriously

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Las Vegas Review-Journal

How does cybersecurity affect businesses big and small?

That’s the question security experts discussed with local business leaders Friday, one day before the Black Hat information security conference at the Mandalay Bay.

Cara Clarke, associate vice president of communications for the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, which hosted the event, said cybersecurity had become a more important issue for the organization in the past five years.

Metro Chamber Applauds Decision to Grant Las Vegas NHL Expansion Team

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LVChamber

Las Vegas - The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce applauds the decision by the National Hockey League to grant an expansion team to Las Vegas, and is issuing the following sta

FULL INTERVIEW: Las Vegas Metro Chamber in D.C.

LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) — The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce went to Washington D.C. this week to talk issues with lawmakers.

Paul Moradkhan, the VP of Government Affairs for the chamber, sat down with News 3's Jeff Gillan to discuss the issues they are working on.

Day 4 in Washington, D.C.

We wake up to a beautiful Chamber of Commerce day as we cap off our week in Washington, D.C. It has been a busy – and productive – week advocating for policies and legislation that will improve Nevada’s economy, protect small businesses, and create good jobs.

Yesterday, we heard from several members of Congress as spent the day in the U.S. Capitol including four members of our Nevada delegation (We met with Senator Reid on Tuesday. Congressman Cresent Hardy was not in Washington because of a death in his family)

Washington, D.C.: Day Three

Good morning from the United States Capitol.

Today, we are meeting with several members of Congress, including Senator Dean Heller, Congresswoman Dina Titus, Congressman Joe Heck and Congressman Mark Amodei. We will provide updates on these meetings, as well as meetings with other members of Congress, on Twitter @LVChamber.

Washington, D.C. - Day Two

Good morning from our nation’s capitol, as we begin our second day of meetings about legislation and public policies important to Nevada’s economy and healthy job climate.

Greetings from Washington, D.C.!

Today, the Las Vegas Metro Chamber begins its annual trip to our nation’s capitol to advocate for legislation and policies that will help Nevada’s economy and job creation.

Business leaders effectively deliver Nevada’s message to D.C.

Our political representatives in Washington certainly don’t want for information and arguments for and against the bills whose fate they decide in the Senate and House. By the very nature of Capitol Hill, information — frequently skewed in one direction or another — is showered upon decision makers. It comes from their staff experts, colleagues, benefactors and lobbyists.

Metro Chamber Endorses Candidates for Education Boards

Las Vegas – The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce announces its endorsement of several candidates running for election to serve on education boards in Nevada, including the Nevada Board of Regents, Nevada State Board of Education, and the Clark County Board of School Trustees. The Metro Chamber, the largest and broadest-based business organization in Nevada, is making its recommendations in advance of the Primary Election on June 14.

Nevada Residents to receive U.S. Dental Access (Aetna Dental) at No Cost this Week

Carson City, NV - All Nevadans will have the opportunity this week to receive U.S. Dental Access (Aetna Dental) program at NO COST. This special offer is being made possible by Nevada Drug Card to bring attention to their Rx Awareness Week initiative. The Nevada Drug Card is a free statewide prescription assistance program that was launched in 2008.

“It is our mission to help Nevadans. Many families are struggling with the rise of health care costs and we are thrilled to offer new programs to help them,” said Suzanne Domoracki, Program Director for Nevada Drug Card.

Metro Chamber Announces Candidate Endorsements for Legislature, Commission

Las Vegas – The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce announces its endorsement of 44 candidates running for election to the Nevada State Legislature and Clark County Commission. The Metro Chamber, the largest and broadest-based business organization in Nevada, is making its recommendations in advance of the Primary Election on June 14.