Incoming chairman challenges 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.
"Businesses succeeding create communities that succeed," the former Rio president told more than 600 Chamber members and guests at Four Seasons. "We have a very strong foundation to help businesses, and what we need to do is keep our eyes on the goal, which is to improve the quality of life and prosperity for everyone."
Las Vegas Review-Journal