November 1, 2015
Weekly Chamber Broadcast Email ~ The Chamber Means Business

Member Import

Welcome to the Chamber! Check out the newest members for October!

Beauty Kitchen by Heather Marianna
Heather Marianna

Join Date: 10/12/2015

Johnson Automotive LLC
Scott Johnson

Join Date: 10/19/2015

Boulder City Review
Hali Bernstein-Saylor
Join Date: 10/19/2015

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Are you taking advantage of all of the benefits for your Investment Level? When was the last time you visited with us about what you get as a Chamber investor? If it's been a while and you haven't heard from us, email Brina and set up a time where you can review all of the great benefits your Chamber investment brings to you and your business. We don't want you to miss out on anything!

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Did you know the Chamber has a specific Member's Only Facebook page? Make sure you like our page so you can stay up to date on topics that matter to small business! The Boulder City, NV-Chamber Services page is an exclusive page dedicated to keep you informed of the services you receive as a member along with relevant business topics and invites. Check it out today by clicking the link above. 

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Check out the latest Calendar of Events for the month of November and don't forget to utilize the community calendar as a way to market your event! 

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Hot Off the Press

IMPORTANT – Overtime Rules are Changing
If proposed changes to overtime are implemented as written, anyone who earns under $24.25 per hour, $970 per week, or $50,440 annually must be covered by overtime. 
The administration’s changes in overtime rules will affect over 5 million workers and their employers. Companies must be aware of these rules in order to comment on them, or at the very least, to understand the impact these changes will make on their bottom line.
The old rules allowed businesses to assign management responsibilities to employees converting them to "exempt" employees. The new rules change all that. Of further impact, the new cut-off point is based on national wage levels, so it can increase in the future.
NOW is the time for companies to look at the impact the rules will have on their businesses. If you have workers that are affected, you have two choices: (1) p
ay them 1.5x pay for every hour over 40 in a week or (2) reduce their hours to 40 per week.The rules are expected to be finalized by the end of the year and, as currently proposed, will go into effect in 2016. States also have labor standards. Businesses must comply with the higher of either the state or the federal rules. The US Department of Labor has this summary of the new rules: 
Department of Labor Wage and Hour Summary (click link) More information on this significant change can also be found on our Tools for Business Success website, under Hire/Manage Employees.

I-11 Update
Hopefully you've noticed all of the activity shaping up for Phase 1 of the Boulder City Bypass. Not much new to report, although last week the Chamber and our members were asked to provide feedback on the proposed signage by Haggen (formerly Vons). Besides this, all seems quiet so far on the I-11 front. Know that the Chamber is part of a diligent process, and although details cannot be discussed, know that we are working harder than ever to drive commerce and tourism to our town. Part of that is the themed Wine Walks, developed to help drive business to our historic downtown. This has expanded to our Second Saturdays where Human Foosball and Cornhole activities were added. Several businesses have joined in with sidewalk sales and other activities. During these Second Saturdays, groups from Pahrump, Las Vegas, Henderson and Mesquite come to visit, lodge, eat and spend their hard earned dollars in our town. This is just one testament to how the Chamber is continuing to think progressively and proactively with the coming of the Bypass. As new activities or ventures arise, we will be sure to let you know. Rest assured, the Chamber is looking out for you and your business. 

Other Member News
Get into the holiday mood by taking an Origami Class with Lynda Whitehair that features ornaments that can be used for holiday decoration or cards. These ideas can be used for Christmas and beyond! All materials provided and is only $25 per person. Space is limited to 15 people and is being held 11/15 at the Boulder Dam Hotel-Spillway Lounge from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Email to secure your spot! 
Wells Fargo wants your business! They have several specials on merchant services and payroll. Check out the new Clover which allows you to swipe and accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover cards from your customers at competitive rates. Also, save 50% off on your payroll processing! Save time and money by speaking to one of the bankers at Wells Fargo, 412 Nevada Hwy, Boulder City, NV 89005 (right across from the Brew Pub). Oh and they are looking to hire a Personal Banker too! Visit to apply!
Chamber Happenings - November 1, 2015