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A Q & A With Rossi Ralenkotter, President/CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

What are some of the things you will be discussing at Preview Las Vegas?

The long road to Interstate 11

Written By:

Adam Kealoha Causey

I-11 map

Mention Interstate 11 around here in the borderland, and you may be met with a blank stare.

It’s for good reason: The highway doesn’t yet exist, at least not as a ribbon of asphalt.

I-11 — meant to eventually link Mexico to Canada, and Phoenix to Las Vegas along the way — now is just a concept. It’s on the drawing board with pieces in various stages of development and urgency, depending on whom you ask.

Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees 2014 Installation Luncheon - Chairman Message 2

Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees 2014 Installation Luncheon - Chairman Message 2

Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees 2014 Installation Luncheon - Chairman Message

Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees 2014 Installation Luncheon - Chairman Message

The War for Jobs Comes Home: A Conversation with Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup, Author of The Coming Jobs War, and Preview Las Vegas Keynote

Written By:


Jim Clifton

“What the whole world wants is a good job,” states Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup, in his bestselling book, The Coming Jobs War. Jobs power economic creation, as well as destruction, and many of the answers to our community’s most immediate and pressing issues lie within the scope of creating good jobs.

Still Time to Form a Nevada Limited-Liability Company in 2013 Using New Digital Operating Agreement Software from Secretary of State; New Video from Harvard Focuses on Nevada's Use of Software

Written By:

Nevada Secretary of State's Office


Even with just a few days left until the New Year, there's still time to create a Nevada limited-liability company (LLC) in 2013. The once burdensome process has been streamlined, and can be completed in less than an hour in many cases, thanks to the free Nevada SilverFlume Digital Operating Agreement (OA) software available at

Business Opportunity and Workforce Development (BOWD) Program Accepting Applications

Written By:

Clark County, Nevada


The Clark County Business Opportunity and Workforce Development (BOWD) program is now accepting applications from small business owners who want to increase their capacity to compete for contracts. The program also offers opportunities for job seekers to connect with small business owners.

Tule Springs preservation proposal advances in Congress

Written By:

Steve Tetreault

WASHINGTON — A proposal to grant special status to thousands of acres containing prehistoric artifacts north of Las Vegas advanced in Congress on Thursday.

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved a bill that would designate a Tule Springs Fossil Bed National Monument on 22,650 acres.

The action was taken by voice vote as the Senate panel met for the final time in the 2013 session. The bill advances to the Senate floor in January, while a companion bill still awaits action in the House.

The ROI of Business Giving

Written By:

Janet Lee, CEO, TheLivingPages

The ROI of Business Giving

Business success is often discussed and measured in monetary terms - revenue growth, profit margin, and stock value or stock price. However, what is often not measured is the value a business brings to the community.

Nevadan at Work: Customer service representative's life experiences help him relate

Written By:

Kristy Totten

Donald Kidd

Helping others is central to Donald Kidd’s life.

From his calling as a minister at One Body in Christ Christian Church to his job as a call center representative at NV Energy, lending a hand comes naturally to Kidd, who is quick to acknowledge the help he’s had along the way.

In November, Kidd was honored by the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce for going above and beyond in his work to ensure that a homeless family received power at their new home.

As the mayor and TV news crews stood by at the dedication ceremony, someone discovered the power wasn’t on.

Let's establish a UNLV medical school the right way

Written By:

Kristin McMillan


UNLV needs an allopathic, M.D.-granting medical school. The economic effects and benefits to the health of our community are compelling. So much is riding on a UNLV medical school that we need to take a breath, step back, and make sure we do this right — not just right away.

Read Incoming Chairman Bruce Spotleson's Speech from the Annual Installation Luncheon

Thank you all for joining us for our annual installation lunch, a celebration of both change and continuity.

I also want to thank Jay Barrett for letting me shadow him as he led our first full year as a “metro” chamber, an evolution that has already made us more effective.

I’m honored by this appointment. I first sipped the Chamber Kool-Ade at a luncheon like this one in 1996. Both our Valley and the Metro Chamber have grown and matured since then. And because of the work of my predecessors and our staff, the Chamber’s voice has gotten stronger.