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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.

New Chairman James A. “Jay” Barrett Jr. announced the changes at a luncheon at the Four Seasons hotel on the Strip.

Barrett, the founder and president of the JABarrett Co., a financial advisory firm on West Russell Road, near the 215 Beltway, was sworn in as chairman Wednesday. He replaces Kevin Orrock, president of the Summerlin master-planned community for developer Howard Hughes Corp.