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Preview Las Vegas

Written By:

Jeff Scheid, Photographer

Las Vegas executives projected positive business trends for Las Vegas during Preview Las Vegas 2013. About 2,200 attended the annual event sponsored by the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Speakers at Preview Las Vegas outline a rosy future for the city

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Eli Segall, Richard N. Velotta

Las Vegas' business power brokers are gathered this morning for Preview Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce’s premier networking event, at UNLV.

An estimated 2,000 people are in attendance — the largest number since 2008.

Preview Las Vegas brings together business leaders

Written By:

Hubble Smith

Preview 2012 drew a crowd

Preview Las Vegas, an economic forecasting event presented by the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for Thursday at the Thomas & Mack Center Cox Pavilion at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Flu Season Hits US: Seven Steps You Can Take to Prepare Your Business and Employees

Written By:

Stephen Morris

The 2012-2013 flu season arrived earlier than usual. As the nation braces for increased flu activity, now is the time to prepare yourself, your business, and your employees. Not only is prevention important for physical health, it may impact your bottom line if your staff are out sick. Here are some tips to help you avoid illness and maintain business continuity.

Southern Nevada officials talk solidarity as legislative session looms

Written By:

Benjamin Spillman

Southern Nevada lawmakers held the political equivalent of a political pep rally with local government officials Thursday looking forward to the upcoming session of the state Legislature.

But even with broad agreement that southerners need to hang together for their economic and demographic advantages to hold sway in Carson City, there were signs it will take more than pleasantries over coffee and pastries to maintain solidarity.

Southern Nevada leaders join for monumental meeting

Written By:

Makayla Zurn

This morning there was a meeting of the minds with all of Southern Nevada's leaders.

From city and county officials to the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce. Many are calling it a monumental step in the right direction. These elected officials met for a "first of its kind" discussion at UNLV.

"We wanted to have everybody at the table this time. We wanted to have everybody come together collectively, more efficiently, so we could move Southern Nevada forward," said Assemblywoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick.

Mark Your Calendar For This Year's Top Events, Conventions

Written By:

Richard N. Velotta

You hear it all the time in Southern Nevada: We have more happening on a good weekend here than most places have in a whole year.

Thanks to Las Vegas’ robust convention industry, meeting schedule and nonstop lineup of special events, calendars quickly fill up with happenings that keep the local economy pumping.

To make sure you don’t miss any, VEGAS INC compiled a calendar of some of the city’s most important conventions, special events, business meetings and government happenings.

Incoming chairman challenges Chamber members

Written By:

Hubble Smith

Jay Barrett Addresses Chamber Members

Las Vegas is making great strides at improving its education system and recruiting new business and preparing leaders for the future, moves that will help the community recover from the worst of economic times, the incoming chairman of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce said Wednesday.

The biggest challenge in the new year is to stay focused and keep up the energy to drive through obstacles that come up, said Jay Barrett, principal of JABarrett Co. financial advisers.

Las Vegas Chamber unveils new name, tech startup initiative

Written By:

Eli Segall

Jay Barrett Unveiling New Logo

The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce is changing its name and rolling out new efforts to help the valley’s budding startup businesses — and possibly sign them as members.

Now called the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, the business association on Wednesday unveiled the new name and its “JumpStart Vegas” initiative.

Chamber officials will try to connect local tech entrepreneurs with lawyers, accountants and other chamber members who can help them with their business plans.

Member to Member: Open Social Collaboration: A Must-Have for Business in 2013

Written By:

Sarah Evans, Chief Evangelist, Tracky

Here's a brutal fact and a tough pill to swallow: The majority of businesses aren't run efficiently due to lack of priorities, poor communication and ineffective meetings. Studies show that employees are increasingly emotionally disconnected at work, lacking the tools and strategies necessary to communicate well, be productive and work towards clear-cut priorities. Why? Many times it's because leadership lacks a fundamental commitment to launch an entire culture overhaul. But delaying the shift will only serve to encourage employee disengagement and slow the company's success.

POLITICAL EYE: Business leaders fear consequences of 'fiscal cliff'

Executives from the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce make their annual trip to Washington, D.C., this week to meet with Nevada lawmakers and federal officials.

Their message: Do whatever it takes to avoid sequestration, the automatic, across-the-board federal budget cuts that would take effect early next year if Congress fails to strike a deal on the federal debt.

Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce honored for education advocacy

Written By:

Trevon Milliard

The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce has received the Nevada Association of School Boards' executive committee friend of education award for being a vocal advocate for public school students.

Chamber President and CEO Kristin McMillan received the award Nov. 17 at the association's annual conference in Reno. It is the first time the association presented the award to an organization.