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Metro Chamber Opposes Assembly Bill that Mandates Increases In Minimum Wage Costs on Employers

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LVChamber

Today, Kristin McMillan, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber, is issuing the following statement regarding Assembly Bill 175, which would increase the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $14 an hour (if an employer offers health care) and $8.25 to $15 an hour (if an employer does not offer health care). The minimum wage would increase every year by $1.25 until it reaches the $14/15 thresholds.  A hearing has been scheduled in Assembly Committee on Commerce and Labor tomorrow, Wednesday, February 15, at 1:30 p.m.

Why Business Matters: The Metro Chamber's 2017 Legislative Agenda

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LVChamber

As the Nevada Legislative Session convenes on February 6, the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce will be there from Day One as the voice of business to stand up for pro-business and job-promoting legislation, and to stand up against legislative bills that will increase the cost of doing business and hinder economic prosperity for Nevada’s employers and their employees. This is what the Metro Chamber stands for every day as our number one priority.

Why Business Matters: A Message from Kristin McMillan

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Kristin McMillan

The Legislative Session is now upon us. While our government affairs team stakes its presence in our state’s capital and our team at Fennemore Craig begins its work alongside them to ensure the voice of business is heard throughout the halls of the Legislature, the Metro Chamber will be there, in Carson City, in the halls of our capitol, keeping you up-to-date every step of the way.

Business Voice February 2017

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Read about the Metro Chamber's legislative agenda for 2017, and how it stands up for you every day on the local, state, and federal levels. Find out how to amplify the voice of business in Carson City during the 2017 Legislature, and where the Metro Chamber's priorities are. 

The Indy Explains: Southern Nevada Education Groups

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Jackie Valley

Call it the education ecosystem.

In the past few years, a number of education-related organizations have sprouted to address varying concerns in Southern Nevada. Some are parent-led. Others boast heavy representation from the business community. Many advocate for similar policy reforms.

Business Voice January 2017

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Preview Las Vegas is January 24! Inside, you'll find how to make the most of your Preview Las Vegas: taking in the information and insights to power your success, connecting with other business leaders, and creating new opportunities for 2017. 

2017 State of the Chamber & Installation Luncheon speech by Chairman-Elect Bill Noonan

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LVChamber

Thank you, Kristin.  And thank you, Lt. Governor Hutchison for the honor of swearing me into this office. We truly appreciate your engagement with the Las Vegas Metro Chamber. 

 

Business Voice December 2016

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Find out how UNLV's technology transfer is changing the world...and our community. Also, get your first look at the speaker line-up for Preview Las Vegas 2017!

Metro Chamber Applauds Court Blocking Overtime Rule

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Cara Clarke

Las Vegas –Today, the U.S. District Court blocked the implementation of the new U.S. Department of Labor overtime rule that was scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016. The Court preliminary enjoined the new rule that would have significantly changed the current overtime rates for exempted employees and would have affected all private sector employers, including small businesses and nonprofits.

Metro Chamber Applauds Approval by Voters of Question 5 – Fix Our Roads

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Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce

Las Vegas –Tonight, Kristin McMillan, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, issues a statement regarding the approval by voters of Question 5, the renewal of Fuel Revenue Indexing.

The Metro Chamber has been a strong proponent for this ballot initiative.  The organization endorsed the ballot measure in December 2015, and has been an active part of the Nevada Economic Development Coalition that was actively promoting the ballot initiative.