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Metro Chamber Expands Involvement in Travel Industry to Help Grow Sector, Create Jobs

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Vote Travel Bus in Las Vegas

Las Vegas- The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce announces it joined the board of the United States Travel Association (USTA), the premier national organization representing the travel industry in the United States. The Las Vegas Metro Chamber is the first metropolitan chamber of commerce in the country to join the USTA.

EDITORIAL: UMC contract needs surgery

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Las Vegas Review-Journal

UMC exterior

Clark County is negotiating new contracts with the Service Employees International Union Local 1107, and one major sticking point is management’s desire to eliminate longevity pay for future hires. The SEIU, of course, wants things to continue as if Las Vegas were still in the boom years of a decade ago. News flash: It’s not.

Historic day for medical education

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James Dean Leavitt

medical school stethoscope/book

At the Board of Regents meeting in Elko in September, the Health Sciences System Committee directed the presidents of UNR and UNLV, along with the UNR medical school dean, to develop plans to create full-scale, four-year allopathic campuses in Reno and Las Vegas, ultimately resulting in a separate, independent, freestanding UNLV School of Medicine.

Business leaders getting glimpse into future of Las Vegas economy

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Denise Wong

Vegas at night

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- We're getting a glimpse into what we can expect of the economy and business environment here in Southern Nevada this year.

The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Preview Event at the Thomas & Mack Center, where economic experts and business analysts said we have a lot to be optimistic about.

They said Las Vegas has come a long way from a few years ago when we hit rock bottom during the recession.

They said our population is growing, houses are selling and jobs are coming back.

Gallup CEO warns of future woes, calls job creation key

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Howard Stutz

Jim Clifton

Gallup CEO Jim Clifton didn’t try to put a positive spin on America’s future during his keynote address Friday at Preview Las Vegas 2014.

Clifton, who has been the consulting and public opinion research group’s CEO since 1988, said political and business leaders need to change their thinking if the U.S. economy is to rebound.

In 2013, Detroit became the largest municipality to ever file for bankruptcy protection. He warned the action could be repeated.

Preview Las Vegas points to prosperous 2014 for local economy

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Danielle Miller

What will 2014 hold, economically speaking, for Las Vegas? While no one has a crystal ball, those speaking at the Preview Las Vegas convention can definitely prophesize with some accuracy.

Thousands of employers and community leaders gathered at the Thomas & Mack Center Friday to strategize for the new year.

Speakers said now is the time to start or take steps to grow a business in Las Vegas. They characterized 2013 as a transitional year which moved us further from the recession.

Annual Preview Las Vegas Event Paints Positive Picture

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Aaron Drawhorn

Preview Las Vegas 2014

LAS VEGAS -- The future appears bright for the Las Vegas valley, according to the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce which held its annual Preview Las Vegas event Friday.

Thousands of people paid $80 to attend the event at the Cox Pavilion and hear information that impacts everyone from the Las Vegas Strip to the suburbs.

Preview Las Vegas is all about business, the economy, and jobs.

Kristin McMillan's North Las Vegas State of the City Remarks

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Kristin McMillan

Metro Chamber president and CEO Kristin McMillan delivered remarks during today's North Las Vegas State of the City address from Major John J. Lee:

The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce is proud to be a partner of today’s State of the City luncheon. And we are equally proud to represent the employers in the North Las Vegas community.

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

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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