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Santa's Electric Night Parade Applications Are Up

If your business is looking to participate in Santa's Electric Night Parade, make sure you get your application in! Click here to download the application!

Holiday Festivities

October officially kicks off the Boulder City holiday season! If you haven't checked out the calendar, it's filling up with LOTS of activities bringing tourists and visitors to town. October 26 is the annual Trunk or Treat and by the looks of the event we created on Facebook back in the first part of August, we are expecting anywhere from 300-4,000 people! We've been trying something new with Facebook events and that is creating them 3 months out so people have time to plan. So far, that post has had incredible reach and we are planning for an increase in attendance and have a lot of activities planned. We are still looking for businesses to participate in decorating their trunks. We were light on trunks last year and with the increase we are expecting, we don't want a shortage of trunks for the kids to get treats from. There is a trunk contest as well and the winning trunks get a shoutout on Facebook and Instagram. If your business would like to participate, just show up at the gate of Veteran's Park on 10/26 no earlier than 3:30, pay the $10 for admission (which covers all activities except food) and start decorating! We are looking for the most unique trunks! So get your creative caps on! 

Chrismas events are doing even better! Luminaria and Las Posadas is on December 5 hosted by the Boulder City United Methodist Fellowship at the Recreation Center. The annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Frank Crowe Park begins on Friday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m. Then on Saturday, start the day with the Doodlebug Craft Bazaar and Santa's Picture Party in the Recreation Center Gym and then Santa's Electric Night Parade starts at 4:00 p.m. Be prepared for an influx of people as there may be more attendees than usual given the responses we've received on our Facebook event. 

Does your business utilize Facebook events? If so, make sure you "like" the Boulder City Chamber main page so we can share and tag your events. If not and want to learn how to use them effectively, send me an email and I'd be happy to set up some time and help you with your social strategy! It's free so why not? Simply reply to this email and let me know what times work best for ya!

Lake Mead Rangers Save Lives - All In a Week's Worth of Work

First responders at Lake Mead rescued multiple visitors last week, saving lives.
The team of law enforcement rangers, firefighters and paramedics protect nearly 15 million people that visit both Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam annually. 
“Visitors’ safety is always a top priority. Rangers are out in the park responding to everything from minor traffic accidents to medical emergencies,” said Deputy Chief Ranger Joe Darling.
The list below is a glimpse of rescues Oct. 1-7.  
  • Rangers located a runaway suicidal juvenile who reportedly planned to jump off the Hoover Dam. They were able to rescue him in time. 
  • Rangers performed two on-the-water rescues, including a swamped boat and a vessel that ran aground on Lake Mohave. 
  • Rangers responded to a report of an unresponsive, unconscious male. They took over CPR and applied a defibrillator, reviving him.
  • Rangers and medics responded to a SCUBA diver who experienced signs of decompression sickness after diving at a depth of 145 feet for 90 minutes. They coordinated with a local hospital to ensure he received hyperbaric therapy.
  • Rangers arrested a driver for DUI. The suspect had passengers in the car, including a 4-year-old child. 
  • Rangers were first on the scene for a rollover accident, involving an ambulance on U.S. Highway 93. Everyone in the vehicle, including the patient, were okay. 
“Although many of the week’s incidents could have resulted in tragedy, rangers provided swift action that ultimately saved lives,” said Darling.
In addition to conducting multiple rescues, rangers spent time supporting nearby communities. They participated in a funeral procession for a fallen Henderson firefighter and highlighted the park’s all-hazard operations at National Night Out in Boulder City, Searchlight and Laughlin, Nevada. 

Lake Mead rangers take pride in being there when people need them the most. Next time you are visiting the park, stop and thank a ranger. One day they could be saving your life.

Rotary Club of Boulder City Hosts Monthly Book Club

Are you an avid reader? The Rotary Club of Boulder City hosts a monthly book club at Boulder Dam Brewing Company on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dive into leadership books from Simon Sinek (Start with Why) and Spencer Johnson, M.D. (Who Moved My Cheese) and increase your effectiveness as a leader and business owner in today's professional arena. Next meet up is 10/15 (that's tonight!). 

Nevada Privacy Law Effective October 1 - What You Need to Know

The newest Nevada privacy law, SB 220, became operative on October 1, 2019, and will require website operators to provide consumers with the right to opt out of the sale of their personal information. The definition of what constitutes a “sale” is fairly narrow and includes several broad exclusions. Therefore, this opt-out provision is likely to apply only in very specific circumstances. However, businesses covered by this new law will need to establish a contact address where consumers can submit a verified request to opt out of the sale of their covered information and develop policies, procedures and processes for verifying and responding to requests within 60 days.


HR Tip of the Month - Recognition Packs a Big Punch & Doesn't Cost a Thing

Recognition is a simple, low-cost way for employers to motivate employees by showing appreciation for a job well done. The positive feedback demonstrates that you value the employee's contributions and that you encourage their continued efforts. Recognition may also motivate co-workers to emulate the rewarded behavior.

Here are seven tips for recognizing your workforce:

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