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Las Vegas business leaders broaden approach to DC lobbying

Written By:

Peter Urban & Ed Vogel

Las Vegas business leaders believe they got some results from broadening the approach to their annual lobbying trek to Washington last week.

While the dozen or so members of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce spent time with each member of Nevada’s congressional delegation, they also called on representatives from Arizona, Utah, Pennsylvania and West Virginia who sit on relevant committees or share regional interests.

Steering a Course for Southern's Nevada's Future: Washington, D.C. Day 3

Written By:

LVChamber

Capitol Building

Thursday was our final day in Washington, D.C., full of robust policy discussions on issues important to our member businesses and the future of Southern Nevada. We had the opportunity to meet with experts from two top think tanks in Washington: The Brookings Institution and The Tax Foundation.

A "Tony the Tiger" Day in D.C.

Written By:

LVChamber

Washington, D.C. delegation

Wednesday in D.C. was a Tony the Tiger kind of day – it was great.

We spent the day on Capitol Hill having meaningful and meaty conversations about many of our policy priorities, including Interstate 11, water infrastructure, health care reform, designation of Tule Springs as a national monument, immigration reform and travel and tourism issues.

The Metro Chamber in Washington, D.C. - Working For You

Written By:

LVChamber

Washington, D.C. Day 1

Good morning from Capitol Hill. We are getting ready for our second day of meetings in Washington, D.C. Today, we will meet with our Congressional delegation, as well as members of Congress from other states, and we will fill you in on these discussions later today.

The Metro Chamber Visits Washington, D.C. - Day One

Written By:

LVChamber

Washington, DC

Greetings from Washington, D.C. The Las Vegas Metro Chamber is in our nation’s capital to talk about and ask for action on legislation that is important to the future of our community. Over the next three days, Chamber leaders are meeting with our Nevada Congressional delegation, as well as representatives from Arizona, our partners in building Interstate 11. The trip is also an opportunity to develop relationships with Congressional leaders from other states who are key decision makers on priority issues, such as infrastructure.

Metro Chamber Heads to Washington, D.C.

Written By:

LVChamber

Capitol Building

The Metro Chamber is in Washington, D.C. this week to meet with members of Nevada's Congressional leadership, as well as think tanks, organizations, and other Congressional representatives about myriad issues, including the funding of Interstate 11, the designation of Tule Springs in North Las Vegas as a national monument, immigration reform, international tourism and visitation, water resources for Southern Nevada and topics in healthcare reform.

Commissioners Vote to Increase Gas Tax

Written By:

Aaron Drawhorn

LAS VEGAS -- Clark County Commissioners voted Tuesday to increase the fuel tax rate to pay for infrastructure improvements around the county.

Under the plan, fuel taxes will go up 3 cents per-gallon, per-year, which will fund up to $700 million in projects, including the Boulder City Bypass and the plan to make the 215 beltway into a complete freeway.

Ready, Set, Go: Putting Your Business Preparedness Plans into Action

Written By:

LVChamber

September is National Preparedness Month, a multi-agency approach to ensuring that individuals, families and businesses are ready for natural, chemical and manmade disasters. In this issue, you’ve heard about preparing for natural and weather emergencies, having a business continuity plan in place, and making sure your business has the resources, strategies and communications to recover. As part of the training and education on National Preparedness Month, there are plenty of free tools you can use to ensure that your business is prepared:

Gone in an Instant: Protecting Your Business from Flash Flooding, Power Outages and Other Unexpected Feats of Nature

Written By:

LVChamber

The daily deluge of running a business can make it hard to schedule time to prepare for a flood, electrical storm or major power outage. But here in the Mojave Desert where we can get a year’s worth of rainfall in a single afternoon and lightning storms can get a little too close for comfort, it’s critical to protect your property and your investment.

Obamacare isn’t perfect, but it’s good; Yucca mountain is dead

Written By:

Richard N. Velotta

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid offered a feel-good presentation for the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce today in a question-and-answer session with chamber Chairman Jay Barrett.

North Las Vegas Mayor Optimistic About City's Future

Written By:

8 News Now

Mayor John Lee addressed the Metro Chamber membership at its popular North Las Vegas Breakfast series. During his remarks, he outlined some of the opportunities he plans on harnessing as the city's new leader, and how he intends to bring new businesses, industries and residents to North Las Vegas. Chamber president and CEO Kristin McMillan offers her insight on Mayor Lee's vision for the city.

New North Las Vegas mayor states goals for recovery

Written By:

Krystal Allen

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) -- With a mix of straight talk and humor, North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee laid out his vision for the city's future this morning at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast at Santa Fe Station.

It is a future, the new mayor says, that cannot move forward without tackling its troubled financial past.

“If we are in an emergency situation, we have to show the state what we're doing to get out of it. We need a plan,” Lee said. “I'm going through that budget to see where we are and how we can eliminate the stress on the region.”