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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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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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Business Expo highlights local companies

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Las Vegas Review-Journal

Business Expo, the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce signature annual trade show and networking event, drew business representatives to Cashman Center on Wednesday. Organizers expected more than 2,000 attendees and 150 exhibit booths.

The Metro Chamber promoted the Summer of Small Business at the expo.

Lessons from Orlando will help Las Vegas fill infrastructure gaps

Written By:

Dr. Robert Lang


In 2013, the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and UNLV’s Brookings Mountain West and the Lincy Institute decided to jointly study shortcomings in Southern Nevada’s educational, transportation and tourist infrastructure. To help do that, the Brookings/Lincy team compared our region to other metropolitan areas.

Lessons from Las Vegas: Protect base at all costs

Written By:

Sarah Garrecht Gassen

LAS VEGAS, NEV. — Las Vegas is built on a culture of yes – yes to fun, yes to the big splurge, yes to going all in. But a significant part of the area’s economic stability depends on a willingness to say “yes” to the military by saying “no” to others.

The tightrope walk is done to preserve and protect two things: the Las Vegas area’s reputation as a military-friendly place to visit and live; and the longterm sustainability and local economic integration of Nellis Air Force Base, about 15 miles north of the Strip.