Governor's Conference on Small Business 2012

Online registration is now closed. Walk-ins will be welcome at the door. We look forward to seeing you there.

The inaugural Governor's Conference on Small Business will be held on November 2, 2012 at the Orleans Hotel and Casino.

Spearheaded by the Nevada Department of Business and Industry and in conjunction with local chambers of commerce, this comprehensive small business resource event is designed for those seeking to start a small business, grow an existing business or learn about the Governor's efforts to promote small business development in Nevada.

Conference participants will have the opportunity to hear from industry leaders and government officials during informative and interactive panel discussions and interface with service providers, regulators and development authorities during an outreach event. A light continental breakfast will be served.

Governor Sandoval will conclude the conference with a keynote address during the conference luncheon.

For more information about the Conference call Teri Williams, Public Information Officer, Nevada Department of Business & Industry at 702-486-0407. For registration questions, please call 702-641-5822.

Date: Friday, November 2, 2012
Location: The Orleans Hotel & Casino
4500 W Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, 89103
Time: 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration & Light Breakfast
8:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Panels, Q&A, Business Outreach Event
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Keynote Address and Luncheon with Governor Sandoval
Cost: $35 per person/$45 walk-ins (conference and luncheon)

Panel discussions have limited seating, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Panel topics include:

FUNDING YOUR BUSINESS - 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Access to capital is the foremost challenge to small business growth in Nevada. Join this panel of experts to learn about the options available to Nevada businesses needing to raise capital.

Mendy Elliott
Senior Partner, Forte LLP

Edward Cadena
Nevada District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration

Dallas Haun
President, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Nevada State Bank

Edmundo Hidalgo
President and CEO, Chicanos Por La Causa

Bob Lind
Managing Director, Berkshire Bridge Capital

David Marlett, JD CPA
Founder and Executive Director, National Crowdfunding Association

REGULATORY REFORM UPDATE - 9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
Excessive regulations stifle business growth. Learn about regulatory reforms being implemented and share your recommendations for future reforms.

Terry Johnson
Director, Nevada Department of Business and Industry

Nicole Lamboley
Chief Deputy Secretary of State, Nevada Secretary of State

Christopher Nielsen
Director, Nevada Department of Taxation

Jacqueline Holloway
Director, Clark County Department of Business License

NEVADA ECONOMIC ROUNDUP - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The crystal ball into Nevada's economic future. Join this panel of experts who will share rare insights about the road ahead.

Glenn C. Christenson
Managing Director, Velstand Investments, LLC

Terry Johnson
Director, Nevada Department of Business and Industry

James J. Murren
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, MGM Resorts International

Jeremy Aguero
Principal, Applied Analysis

Steve Hill
Director, Governor's Office of Economic Development

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Date: 11/02/2012
Time: 07:30 AM TO 01:30 PM
Location: The Orleans Hotel & Casino
4500 W Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, 89103

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