As the broadest-based business organization in Nevada, the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce is focused on helping Nevada businesses succeed and create jobs. We are the voice of business – your voice – helping to amplify the needs, challenges, and opportunities for our employers and entrepreneurs.
The Metro Chamber provides a variety of resources, including a full-time government affairs team at the local, state, and federal levels dedicated to fighting for your business every day, educational opportunities and expertise to help business owners make smarter decisions. We help you make connections that you can’t always make on your own and build relationships to help your business grow, through more than 100 annual event and programming opportunities.
In addition, a Chamber membership expands your purchasing power on tools and supplies you need to run your business, and gives you valuable opportunities to boost your brand and visibility in the marketplace – including ribbon cutting ceremonies, brand marketing in the Business Voice magazine, and sponsorship opportunities.
The Leadership Foundation of Greater Las Vegas, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization affiliated with the Metro Chamber, seeks to build the leadership capacity of the region through several signature and well-known programs, including Leadership Las Vegas, Leadership Advance, Vegas Young Professionals, the Public Policy Leadership Series, and Focus Las Vegas.
We stand for a strong, unified community that stands out in the global marketplace – a thriving, diversified region that continues to be a great place to live, work, and visit.
Ready to join the Metro Chamber?
Call 702.641.5822 to speak to our Business Development team. We look forward to welcoming you to the Metro Chamber!
Here is just a snippet of the Metro Chamber’s long legacy in the Southern Nevada community. For a more in-depth look at the Chamber’s contributions to the region over the last century, visit Chamber100.com.
|1929||Work on Boulder Dam breaks ground. Chamber leaders, as well as its founding members, have been in discussions and negotiations to ensure that Southern Nevada receives a major boost in its struggling economy from the dam’s construction.|
|1931||Chamber officials campaign to have the ban on gaming lifted. Mayme Stocker’s Northern Club is officially the first Southern Nevada gaming license procured.|
|1933||With heavy pushing from Chamber leaders, the first post office and federal building are erected in Las Vegas.|
|1941||The U.S. Army Air Corps Gunnery School opens in the space now occupied by McCarran International Airport. The Chamber and Senator McCarran are instrumental in the gunnery school’s formation.|
|1945||Chamber president Maxwell Kelch rally the business community to launch the Livewire Fund, which was a pivotal moment in establishing Las Vegas as a vacation and tourist destination. Charles “Pop” Squires rallies support for the Fund by stating, “All businessmen should join in the campaign to spread the fame of Las Vegas to every part of the country in preparation for the vast surge of travel which the end of the war will start.”|
|1955||UNLV opens. Chamber president Archie Grant lines up business support for the school, helping to raise money necessary to purchase the land.|
|1983||Chamber leaders create Las Vegas Events to attract non-gaming visitors to the region and diversify entertainment options.|
|1993||The Chamber spearheads workers’ compensation reform, reducing the financial burden placed upon small businesses.|
|1998||The Chamber advocates for passage of school bonds to fund $3.5 billion for school construction and renovation. It also helps to pass a quarter-cent sales tax increase for a second intake pipe in Lake Mead to ensure future access for our water supply.|
|2001||The Chamber leads efforts to defeat a four percent business profits tax initiative. The initiative is later ruled as unconstitutional.|
|2005||The Chamber helps pass an eight percent cap on property tax for businesses.|
|2007||The Chamber helps pass critical legislation to fund $1 billion in highway projects.|
|2010||The Chamber works alongside Senator Harry Reid to create language for the Small Business Jobs Act, which the Small Business Administration refers to as “the most significant piece of small business legislation in over a decade.”|
|2011||The Chamber celebrates its centennial year.|
|2012||The Chamber rebrands to the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce to encompass its position as the voice of the greater Las Vegas business community.
The Metro Chamber is instrumental in the designation of Interstate 11 to connect Phoenix to Las Vegas.
|2013||The Metro Chamber is a key player in securing Tule Springs National Monument, Nevada’s first national monument.|
|2016||The Chamber is a founding partner of the Fuel Revenue Indexing coalition, helping to pass legislation to fund local infrastructure products necessary for the region’s future growth and development.|
|2017||The Chamber convenes the statewide business community during the 2017 Legislature to defeat a number of bills detrimental to businesses in the state.|