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New Benefit From Constant Contact!

Last month, the Metro Chamber unveiled a new menu of cost-saving benefits, including shipping discounts with UPS, computer hardware discounts with Dell and prepaid legal and identity theft services from LegalShield. Now, members can also take advantage of a brand new discount program from Constant Contact, giving them up to 25 percent off email services, event management, surveys and polls, and other marketing solutions.

Voices Of The Metro Chamber

Bacon. One of America’s favorite ingredients, and the “duct tape” of the kitchen. But how could we turn it into a business? For us, it was a simple decision. Food Truck.

Bringing bacon to Las Vegas with a food truck has been a few years in the making between two friends but now it is here, thanks to help from the community and the Metro Chamber.

Owning From The Inside

Written By:

Shavonnah Tièra

Atrue mark of an entrepreneur is the ability to make calculated risks. Those risks span assessing market conditions, making key hiring decisions and everything in between. It’s easy to get bogged down in your day-to-day job function and not even realize that you have the core competencies of an entrepreneur, yet channel them as an intrapreneur. Are you prepared to take those skills to the next level?

City of North Las Vegas Proposing Changes to Business Licensing Fees

Dear Professional:

New Benefits, Perks and Discounts to Maximize Your Metro Chamber Investment

Return on investment guides most major business decisions: hiring employees who can represent the brand well, choosing the most qualified service providers and deciding how to invest in the community. The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce recently asked its members what would help boost their bottom line, increase their exposure in the marketplace and create opportunities for their business to grow – in short, what would help them see more return on their everyday business investment.

Clark County Schools head raises concern about charter school racial balance

Written By:

Francis McCabe

Clark County charter schools, where enrollment is 66 percent white, are on the path to resegregation, public school superintendent Pat Skorkowsky told business leaders Tuesday.

The superintendent of the nation’s fifth largest school district made the statement during NewsFeed, the breakfast series aimed at igniting conversations about important community issues sponsored by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Full funding of UNLV Med school imperative

Written By:

Kristin McMillan & Hugh Anderson

A few weeks ago, at Preview Las Vegas, we heard the good news that Nevada’s unemployment rate is down and our economy mostly has come back. Nonetheless, Southern Nevada is still woefully behind where it needs to be for long-term growth.

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CRITICAL CONDITION: Why We Need A UNLV Medical School Now

UNLV needs a med school – stat.

EDITORIAL: Plant seeds for UNLV medical school

The Las Vegas Valley has a growing population of more than 2 million, yet the only allopathic medical school in the state is 450 miles away in Reno, a city with a population of about 234,000.

Tourism chief’s new goal: 45 million visitors

Written By:

Richard N. Velotta - Las Vegas Review-Journal

Drawing more than 41 million tourists to Las Vegas is yesterday’s news.

Now, the head of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has a new goal.

Rossi Ralenkotter, president and CEO of the organization that markets the city, told an audience at Preview 2015 on Friday that 45 million visitors will be the new benchmark and he expects to hit that “within the next few years.” If the goal is achieved, it would produce 37,000 new tourism industry jobs in Southern Nevada.

“The question,” Ralenkotter said, “is how do we get to 45 million visitors?”

Roberson: State Senate will tackle tax reform

Written By:

Laura Myers - las Vegas Review-journal

Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson on Monday promised to tackle tax reform early in the upcoming legislative session, saying he hopes to approve a plan in March that would raise new revenue for education.

Roberson, R-Las Vegas, said the state must raise more money even to fund essential services since the budget is running a deficit. And so any tax reform would also have to bring in higher revenue if lawmakers want to boost funding for K-12 schools and for higher education, including launching a medical school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.