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Post-Legislative Session Summary

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After 120 days, the 2017 Legislature adjourned sine die. Our business community did not need additional and unnecessary regulations and mandated increases in employer costs and reporting requirements. That’s why throughout the session, the Metro Chamber's Government Affairs team was on the ground in Carson City every single day to make sure your voice was heard. We know that most businesses do not have the time or money to do this on their own – that’s why they need the Chamber.

Tips & Strategies for Small Business Owners to Survive Tax Season

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Robert McKearin, Regional Executive, Bank of America

A new year brings a new tax season. April 18th is only a few weeks away – D-Day for many small business owners who are filing taxes. Whether you are a sole proprietor an individual running an organized business entity, filing taxes can be stressful, but the process for small business owners can be especially complex and overwhelming due to the daily demands on their time. With constantly changing tax laws and complex regulations, it can be difficult for small businesses to keep up and ensure they do not get penalized.

Metro Chamber Applauds Governor’s Strong Opposition to Nuclear Waste at Yucca Mountain

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Yucca Mountain

Las Vegas – Today, Kristin McMillan, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber, issued the following statement regarding efforts to resurrect the dormant plan to store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain, as well as transport waste through Nevada. 

As Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval meets with federal officials and lawmakers, the Metro Chamber, as the largest business association in Nevada, applauds and supports Governor Brian Sandoval’s strong leadership in opposing any nuclear waste storage in Nevada.

Metro Chamber Cheers Approval of Raiders Relocating to Las Vegas

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Las Vegas – Today, Kristin McMillan, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber, issued the foll

Nevada Legislature formalizes opposition to revive Yucca Mountain

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Sean Whaley

CARSON CITY — A resolution restating the Legislature’s opposition to any effort to license Yucca Mountain as a high-level nuclear waste dump was endorsed Monday by Gov. Brian Sandoval and Attorney General Adam Laxalt.

Metro Chamber Announces Endorsements in Municipal Elections

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Las Vegas – Today, the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce released its endorsements in the upcoming municipal races.  The Primary Election is slated for Tuesday, April 4, and the General Election (if necessary) is Tuesday, June 13. 

The Metro Chamber’s endorsements are

City of Las Vegas

Ward 2 -  Bob Beers

Ward 4 – Stavros Anthony


City of North Las Vegas

Mayor – John Lee

Ward 1 – Isaac Barron


City of Henderson

Mayor – Debra March


Business Voice March 2017


This issue delves into the minimum wage increase legislation from Carson City, and how it would impact Southern Nevada businesses professionals, their industries, and clients. Also in this issue: how to testify on legislation, using March Madness for a marketing campaign, and avoiding IRS audits.