News Articles

sales honesty

Written By:

Kelli Vaz, Service Point

While interviewing a candidate for a strategic account manager position within Service Point, I asked him what sets him apart from all of the other individuals we have been interviewing. His response really resonated with me. He said, “I really like to be HONEST in my sales. I want to know that what I am selling is of some benefit to the prospect and that I have been very forthright in communicating what the prospect can expect from the product or service.”

your health, your choice


Nevada business owners and their employees are facing some difficult decisions in regards to their health insurance. Should they continue to shop for a group plan, or should they convert to an individual plan strategies for themselves and their employees?

Chamber’s new Health Marketplace


The Affordable Care Act has brought major health insurance changes for Nevada consumers and business owners. How insurance is purchased, how coverages will work and what is best for employers and employees are just a few of the things that continue to raise questions.

game changers

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At the Metro Chamber, we’re constantly engaged in issues that are “game changers” for our community – including legislation, ballot measures and other need-to-know happenings on local, state and federal levels. It is our job to alert you to issues when you need to take action. This is one of those times. As you can see from this month’s cover story, the Margin Tax Initiative will appear as Question 3 on the November ballot. This ballot initiative poses a major threat to our slowly recovering and still fragile economy.

Terrorism insurance set to expire for Strip properties

Written By:

Lauren Rozyla, Reporter

LAS VEGAS -- Federal dollars that insure Las Vegas in the event of a terrorist attack could soon run out. Both Nevada U.S. senators say they're working to renew federal terrorism insurance.

The Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act allows the federal government to help pay for any damage caused to businesses after a terrorist attack. It is set to expire Dec. 31, 2014.

Business Power Luncheon featuring U.S. Senator Dean Heller

Business Power Luncheon featuring U.S. Senator Dean Heller

U.S. Senator Dean Heller addressed Metro Chamber members on a myriad of issues impacting the local business community, including the funding of Interstate 11, the designation of Tule Springs National Monument and the reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. Click here to watch Senator Heller’s remarks to the Metro Chamber.

Nevada Ready for Common Core

Written By:

Elaine Wynn, President, State Board of Education

Remember Marty McFly, Michael J. Fox’s character in Back to the Future? Sometimes, my experience with academic standards feels like Marty’s – it seems a little difficult to get back to the future.

The Business Case for Common Core

Steering students towards success after graduation benefits everyone. Employers are able to depend on a well-educated workforce to maintain and grow their businesses, universities spend less money on remedial education and individuals are smarter, more capable, more employable and will likely earn more. As job creators, employers and business leaders, we need to make sure that the students in today’s classrooms are prepared as tomorrow’s skilled workforce.

Metro Chamber Champions Transportation Infrastructure Improvements and New Projects

Roads are the lifeblood of commerce, enabling individuals and goods to cover large distances with greater efficiency, speed and safety.
Recognizing the virtues of surface transportation and local control over projects to improve existing transportation infrastructure and develop new thoroughfares, U.S. Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV- 1) has proposed the Innovation in Surface Transportation Act. The act would revamp the process by which existing resources are deployed to maintainandimprovetransitsystems in localities.

Five Ways to Spice Up Your Resume

Written By:

Roy Anthony Rosales, Allegiant

For those who have cobwebs on your resume, or if you’re in the job market, here are a few easy tips to get you in the door for that interview and hopefully on your way to the next stage of
your career as a Vegas Young Professional!

Eyes and Ears: Making Your Business' Social Media Count

Written By:

Will Paccione – Dot Xero Digital Marketing Agency

Facebook has 1.3 billion active users, Twitter has 645 million and LinkedIn, 300 million. By the time you finish this article, those numbers will grow by the hundreds of thousands. Effortless communication with people around the world means these types
of platforms aren’t going away anytime soon.

We know that people are spending their time on these social media forms, and businesses want to be where the eyeballs are, so how do you get your business involved?

The Margin Tax: Myth or Reality

Question 3, otherwise known as the Margin Tax Initiative, will be on Nevada’s November 4 statewide ballot. The proposal would impose a new state tax on Nevada businesses with more than $1 million in annual gross revenues, regardless of how much, if any, of their revenues are actual profits. With so much
conversation about the Margin Tax Initiative, it’s difficult to tell what the reality of the tax would mean for employers and employees in Nevada. Here are some of the facts – and myths – about Question 3.