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Water Rates Could Increase

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8 News Now

The Southern Nevada Water Authority is considering raising rates for municipalities. Some are concerned the cost would be passed on to consumers. The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce weighs in on the issue.

McMillan and McMuffins

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green to grad

Kristin McMillan, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, will be working at a local McDonald's to give Southern Nevada students a well-deserved break. On Friday, April 5, Kristin will volunteer as part of the 3rd Annual "Green for Grads" event to raise money for scholarships to help Southern Nevada students.

Change for sake of change not enough

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Hugh Anderson

The Nevada System of Higher Education is proposing a new formula to fund higher education in the state. The method by which we fund our universities and colleges means a great deal for job creation, economic development and the long-term future of Southern Nevada.

Our economy depends on higher education to produce the workforce, the research and the innovation it needs to thrive. We need to have a full, honest, fact-based conversation during the 2013 Legislature about the best way to achieve these goals.

Metro Chamber Endorses Candidates in Municipal Races

The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce announces its endorsement of candidates in several local races for the city elections scheduled this spring.

Chamber connects local businesses with Nellis Air Force Base

Chamber connects local businesses with Nellis Air Force Base.

2013 Chairman Message - Jay Barrett

2013 Chairman Message - Jay Barrett

2013 Board of Trustees Installation

2013 Board of Trustees Installation

Tech Startups Continue Growth in Vegas

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Lauren Rozyla


LAS VEGAS -- Tech startups are bringing jobs to Las Vegas, funneling business into the valley.

Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce spokeswoman Cara Roberts said six startups have joined the community in just the past two months, in turn supporting other growing businesses.

Across the U.S., small businesses added about 20,000 jobs in January, according to Intuit's Small Business Employment and Revenue Indexes.

Forbes Magazine rated Las Vegas No. 6 in its list of hot tech startups.

Margins Tax Supreme Court Ruling

Today, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled that an initiative petition to enact a “margin” tax on business is eligible to move forward. The state legislature now has 40 days from the start of the session next week to pass the proposal. If they do not, it will be on the ballot in 2014 for voters to decide.

Leaders share optimism on Nevada’s economic recovery

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Robert Macabagdal | AJPress

Five of the most influential business advocates in Las Vegas recently shared their optimism about the city’s economic recovery and Southern Nevada’s future business prospects.

Local tech company debuts new resource for Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce

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Molly Waldron

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Members of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce have a local tech company to thank for a new resource in their offices.

The newly-launched Social Start Page created by Tracky gives users the ability to conduct searches, access social networks and read news all on a visually-friendly platform.

There’s something in the air in Las Vegas

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Clyde Dinkins

Tony Hsieh at Preview Las Vegas

Las Vegas 2013. Something is in the air! All one has to do is breathe in the abundant aroma of hope, vibrancy and opportunity.

The Sun editorial Sunday, “Seeing opportunity,” will go down in Nevada history as the prescient, progressive, clarion call to all Nevadans (I’ve cut it out and framed it). The editorial’s main theme, “Nevada has a chance to change — and improve — for the future” will prove prophetic. Something is in the air!