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The Business Case for Common Core

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The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to improving educational outcomes for Nevada's students and preparing them adequately for future workforce needs. To help address the shortfalls within our state, the Metro Chamber is a leading partner of the Common Core Coalition, which supports Nevada Academic Content Standards (based on Common Core Standards). These rigorous academic protocols help ensure our children graduate high school, and graduate prepared to enter post-secondary education or the workforce. 

Business Voice August 2015


Raising the Grade: Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky

Is Your Business EMV Compliant? Be Ready for October 1!

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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

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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

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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.

Business Voice July 2015


Action, Accomplishment, Accountability: Metro Chamber Legislative Summary

Metro Chamber of Commerce promotes savings program

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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.

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.