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Business Voice July 2015


Action, Accomplishment, Accountability: Metro Chamber Legislative Summary

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.

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.

Business Voice June 2015


The Importance of Planning Ahead for Small Businesses

Lawmakers OK $27 million for planned UNLV medical school

Written By:

Ian Whitaker

unlv medical school

State legislators came through for a proposed UNLV medical school Monday night.

With the Assembly’s passage of Senate Bill 514 just two hours before the Legislature’s midnight close, the medical school stands to receive the full $27 million in start-up funds requested by higher education officials.

In his original budget, Gov. Brian Sandoval earmarked $8.3 million for the medical school. That would have kept progress on the school moving ahead for the next two years but prevented it from opening by its 2017 goal.