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Metro Chamber Kicks Off Washington, D.C. Advocacy Trip

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Today, the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce kicks off four days of meetings in Washington, D.C. about issues important to you, including job creation and the long-term economic future of Southern Nevada.

How UNLV aspires to be top-tier research university

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Paul Takahashi

UNLV acting President Don Snyder lobbied Las Vegas business leaders Wednesday to support the university’s quest to become a top-tier research institution.

The former banker, gaming executive and Hotel College dean outlined the economic benefits of having a Tier-1 university in Las Vegas during an hourlong keynote address at a Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Snyder, now seven weeks into his new position, is working on a 20-year plan to transform UNLV into a top research university mentioned in the same breath as the universities of Oregon and Washington.

UNLV aims for future as top research university

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Kristy Totten


Two decades, restored state funding and private investment are what officials say it will take for UNLV to become a top research university.

Acting President Don Snyder shared the university’s 20-year plan to become a Carnegie Tier 1 research institution Wednesday during a Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Get the Schedule for "Head of the Class:" A Discussion on Nevada's Future

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On Wednesday March 19, 2014, the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce is hosting a half-day symposium with national and regional economic and higher education experts. The focus of the event will be to explain the UNLV Tier 1 Research and Innovation Initiative and highlight economic and business benefits to the region. The event will consist of a program as follows:

7:30 - 9:00 a.m. - Eggs & Issues featuring U.S. Congressman John Kline (MN-2), Chairman of the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee

Support Las Vegas' Future Workforce at CSN

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On Friday, March 21, College of Southern Nevada (CSN) will host a speed networking event for potential internships in graphics, web design and various IT disciplines. In addition to adding value to your business, hosting an intern offers an opportunity to mentor a student. It also boosts their employment credibility and acts as a valuable service to CSN and the Las Vegas community. If you're interested in adding technologists to your staff, the internship offers an extensive trial to assess a potential candidate.

Hints of autonomy for community colleges?

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Tom Gorman

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Over decades, some Nevada politicians, education leaders and consultants have argued that Nevada’s four community colleges shouldn’t report to the state’s Board of Regents, which oversees UNLV and UNR, but rather be allowed to operate independently, perhaps with each individual college governed within its own community.

Now, as Nevada legislators again review how the community colleges are governed and funded, a state constitutional law expert says nothing prevents lawmakers from removing the colleges from regents’ control.

Head of the Class: why we need a tier 1 university, and how unlv will get us there

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Greta Beck-Seidman

Transformative testing and life-changing diagnostics that have revolutionized the way science and medicine view the role genes play in human disease. Software that routes increasing web traffic more efficiently with less interruption for end users. New microscope technology with applications in everything from defense technology to eyewear. These companies, so different in vision, expertise, scale and industry, have one significant commonality: they were formed and developed from research conducted at Tier 1 research universities.

Metro Chamber Expands Involvement in Travel Industry to Help Grow Sector, Create Jobs

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Las Vegas- The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce announces it joined the board of the United States Travel Association (USTA), the premier national organization representing the travel industry in the United States. The Las Vegas Metro Chamber is the first metropolitan chamber of commerce in the country to join the USTA.

EDITORIAL: UMC contract needs surgery

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Las Vegas Review-Journal

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Clark County is negotiating new contracts with the Service Employees International Union Local 1107, and one major sticking point is management’s desire to eliminate longevity pay for future hires. The SEIU, of course, wants things to continue as if Las Vegas were still in the boom years of a decade ago. News flash: It’s not.

Historic day for medical education

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James Dean Leavitt

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At the Board of Regents meeting in Elko in September, the Health Sciences System Committee directed the presidents of UNR and UNLV, along with the UNR medical school dean, to develop plans to create full-scale, four-year allopathic campuses in Reno and Las Vegas, ultimately resulting in a separate, independent, freestanding UNLV School of Medicine.

Business leaders getting glimpse into future of Las Vegas economy

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Denise Wong

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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- We're getting a glimpse into what we can expect of the economy and business environment here in Southern Nevada this year.

The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Preview Event at the Thomas & Mack Center, where economic experts and business analysts said we have a lot to be optimistic about.

They said Las Vegas has come a long way from a few years ago when we hit rock bottom during the recession.

They said our population is growing, houses are selling and jobs are coming back.

Gallup CEO warns of future woes, calls job creation key

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Howard Stutz

Jim Clifton

Gallup CEO Jim Clifton didn’t try to put a positive spin on America’s future during his keynote address Friday at Preview Las Vegas 2014.

Clifton, who has been the consulting and public opinion research group’s CEO since 1988, said political and business leaders need to change their thinking if the U.S. economy is to rebound.

In 2013, Detroit became the largest municipality to ever file for bankruptcy protection. He warned the action could be repeated.