February- March
"Chamber Chatter"

New Chamber Members

Hy Forgeron
Hy Forgeron, Attorney at Law
Join Date: 02/01/2013

Maria Cardenas
Party Ensueno
Join Date: 02/20/2013

Scott Bullock
Bullock Mechanical
Join Date: 02/26/2013

BM Bugle/Winnemucca Publishing
Join Date: 03/01/13

Margins Tax


Written by Tray Abney, Reno's Chamber Director of Government Relations

The Expensive Margins Tax Battle Ahead

The Nevada Constitution says that when a qualified initiative petition is delivered to the Legislature, it has 40 days to act on that petition.

Today was Day 40 and there was no action taken on the teachers' union margins tax proposal.

That means that you will see it on your ballot in November 2014. It is a statewide question and it will be a very expensive statewide campaign effort to defeat it.
Money spent by The Chamber's PAC and other groups opposing this ballot question could be better spent on our endorsed candidates and other issues. No more whining, it is what it is.

You know by now that Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson and five of his Republican colleagues have proposed sending a mining tax increase to the voters as an alternative to the margins tax, hoping the former will get more votes than the latter and killing the teachers' effort.

There is a legal question of whether or not the Legislature must actually vote to reject the initiative petition before it can propose an alternative. Does not acting on it count as a rejection? Since no action was taken on the margins tax and none can now be taken, is it too late to propose an alternative?

If an alternative is produced after today, this will be headed to the Supreme Court.

Home Based Business


The Chamber is now offering a Home-based business rate of $75 per year. If you know of a small business that would be interested in joining the Chamber please forward the invitation. 

Wine Walk & Movies in the Park


Any Chamber member interested in  participating  for the next Wine Walk will need to contact me at the Chamber. We are going to have a meeting to discuss and try the different wines/beer that you can serve at the next wine walk.We will also be discussing how you can improve your salesand advertising at the event. 

Our Movies in the Park are gong to be starting up again. Our first one is on May 17th It will be a drive-in movie at the dirt lot next to the High School at dusk. Our June 21st movie  will start our series in Elquist Park with movies continuing in July 19th and August 9th.The last movie of the season will be in September and will be a drive-in. If your business is looking to advertise before the movie starts please call the Chamber to get your ad put into the power point presentation. Ads are due 7days before each movie and must be in jpeg  format.
We have sponsors for all the movies but one, so if your business is interested in sponsoring a Movie in the Park please contact me at the Chamber.

Maverik 1 Year Annivesary


Congratulations to Maverik on their 1 year anniversary on March 28th!

Agriculture Town Hall Meeting in Battle Mountain

Meghan Brown

Congessman Mark Amodei (NV 2) will hold an Agriculture Town Hall meeting in Battle Mountain on Friday March 22, from 9:00 am to Noon, at the Battle Moutnain Civic Center, 625 S. Broad Street.
"Federal Agencies are putting some real pressure on our Ranchers and Farmers,from teh BLM raising grazing fees, to the Department of Labor changing regulations for sheep, to to the age old western battle for water rights," said Amodei. "This is an important forum for learning more about the impact of Washington rules here on te ground in Nevada."
The Agriculture town hall is a forum for producers,agriculture advocates,and state organizations to convey their concerns to Amodei and federal agencies. Officials from Bureau of Land Management,U.S. Forest Service,U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Department of Labor have been invited to atted. Please contact Meghan Brown at 775-777-7705 with any questions.

Calendar Events

Safe Haven, RadioDriveBy & Going Co-Pilot
3 great bands, 1 night! BMAP presents Safe Haven, RadioDriveBy, and Going Co-Pilot at the Battel Mountain Civic Center on March 16th at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. $10 Adults, $5 Student/Senior & $20 Family. Rock music for the whole family! Check out their music at www.safehavenrock.com, www.radiodriveby.net & www.reverbnation.com/goingcopilot Band merchandise will be available for purchase.

St. John Bosco Annual Spaghetti Feed
Mark your calendars! The Altar Society’s Annual Spaghetti Feed and Cedar Chest raffle will be Saturday, March 16th at 6:00 pm in the Church Hall. Dinner: $8 for adults, children under 12, $5. Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert and water. Wine is for sale by the glass or bottle. Cedar Chest Raffle tickets are $1 or 6/$5. Prizes include Cedar chest and contents. There are many other raffle prizes. Bingo after dinner. 10 games / $10.

Battle Mountain Archery Club
We will be having a small shoot at the wooden corrals north of town.Look for the orange Archery Shoot sign on the left side of the road before the White Bridge. 20 targets 2 rounds.Rangefinders are ok.

Battle Mountain High School Band Bingo
Bingo Sponsored by the Battle Mountain High School Band

Battle Mountain Easter Egg Hunt
10:00 am March 30,2013 @ Lions Park. Ages 0-12. Community Easter Egg Hunt. Event is supported by local Business.

Battle Mountain Chamber News - February- March

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