November 4, 2009
Weekly Chamber Broadcast Email ~ The Chamber Means Business

Calendar of Events

Chamber Website Training Class

Alzheimer's Support Group

The Long Red Herring (play by BCHS drama dept.)

Senior Center of Boulder City Fundraiser

Robby leBlanc Concert

The Long Red Herring (play by BCHS drama dept.)

11/06/2009- 11/08/2009

NV State Railroad Museum Train Rides

Airport Day

Fall Community Clean Up

The Long Red Herring (play by BCHS drama dept.)

Harvest Bazaar at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church

National MS Society Bicycle Ride

NV State Railroad Museum Train Rides

Bereavement Support Group

Boulder City Art Scape Auction

Senior Center Sidewalk Sale

NV State Railroad Museum Train Rides

Art Guild Winterfest

American Bass Fishing Contest

Nevada Striper Fishing Contest
11/14/2009- 11/15/2009

Senior Center Sidewalk Sale

Don't Wait...Time is Money!

The Chamber continues to find ways to assist you in reducing your costs to due business.

Contact Les Harris at 702-982-5838 (or email @ and ask him to assist in reducing your Payroll Processing Costs and your Credit Card Processing Costs.  Les is a Chamber Partner and committed himself to helping in any way he can.

The Holidays are coming and it may make sense to create Gift Card &/ or a Customer Loyalty Program as well as review your current provider.

Feel free to check out his website and learn more about what he can offer.  Especially pay attention to "It Pays to Understand Your Statements" it is very informative about all the extra fees you may be getting charged (that you don't have to pay) to process credit cards.

Chamber Member Events and Links

Below are a listing of the upcoming Chamber Member's events and activities.  Check out the link for further information, or the Chamber's Master Calendar.

Tomorrow is the last day of the clothing drive at the Hottest Dam Boutique, so if you have any items that you'd like to donate, drop them off before tomorrow.  All the items collected will be going to Peggy's Attic.  This great organization assists women and children during hard times and was created in the namesake of Peggy Leavitt, an amazing Boulder City community leader.

The Chamber has tickets for the Robbie LeBlonc concert that is this Friday night at 7pm at the Episcopal Church.  Tickets are just $10.00 and benefit the Friends of the Arts.

Nov 5-7th the Boulder City High School Drama Club presents a murder mystery, "The Long Red Herring".  Reserve a row of seats with your business name attached.  Call Christy at 812-6449 to make your reservation.

Nov 7th from 6:30-8:30pm, Costco in Henderson will be hosting a Special Holiday Shopping Event.  This extended hours event will have refreshments, a scavenger hunt, prizes, and pictures with Santa.

The Boulder City library will be closed until 12 Noon, Monday - Friday beginning November 9th through December 31. The library will be involved in an Upgrade and Inventory project that will help us serve the public better. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we thank the public for your support and patience.

The Boulder City Library is looking for Volunteers to assist with an Inventory and Upgrade project during the months of November and December. Volunteers will be asked to work in teams of 2-3 with staff
supervisors. Volunteers must be able to bend, kneel, reach & lift.
They must be able to retrieve books from the top, middle & bottom book
shelves. Must be able to stand/walk up to 2 hours. To volunteer,
please contact the Project Coordinator, Deanna Duffy at 293-1281 or

Dance Etc is hosting a fundraiser for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  Raffle tickets are available at the Studio.  Also available are brochures for the "Walk to Cure Diabetes" which have entry forms inside and all the info. The walk is on November 14 at UNLV. Raffle tickets are available at the studio during regular hours. If you have any questions or need any more info, please call me at the studio at 293-5001.

Darwin's Auction is coming up on November 13th at 6:30pm.  Go online to see his catalog of items up for auction that night.

Mark you calendar for December 5th at 2pm and join the Eclectica staff as they light their studio's Christmas Tree.  They will have cider and snacks and will offer a 10% discount on all purchases made the day of the 5th.  They are at 1268 Wyoming Street and while you're in there, ask for a copy of Christi's's great!

Pancakes Will Be Flying!!!

Saturday, November 7th from 7-8am at Boulder Creek Golf Club, the Rotary Club of Boulder City will be providing a pancake breakfast to all those community workers that will be helping at the Fall Community Clean Up.  The meeting location is in the breezeway between the Pavilion and the Clubhouse at Boulder Creek.  So come hungry at 7am and bring gloves, a shovel and a friend and help keep Boulder City Clean and Green!

Chamber Events Were A Great Success

The Chamber would like to thank all of you that came to the Chamber Shredding Day.  We filled the truck by 4pm and had to have a second truck come out Tuesday to pick up all the extra.  We'd like to thank American Shredding for providing the service, to Albertson's for allowing us the use of the truck and to Bill Ferrence for helping us to advertise the event.  The Chamber will continue to host this event each October, opposite of the Boulder Dam Credit Union's event in April.

We'd also like to thank all of those that attended the Boxed Lunch and Learn in October.  The instructor was Howard Tangler and the subject was Memory Power and how it can help increase your effectiveness in business.  Everyone loved the class and we all took away great tools to use in the future.  The Chamber will have more Boxed Lunch and Learn opportunities in the future. 

Better Business Bureau's Scam Warning

We recently received the following notification and wanted to make sure you were aware of the BBB's concerns.

October 28, 2009

Scam FDIC Emails

The Nevada Financial Institutions Division (FID) is warning consumers not to fall for a bogus email solicitation, purporting to be from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

The FDIC reports that it has received a large number of complaints about a phony email that looks like it's from the FDIC. The subject line of the email reads "check your Bank Deposit Insurance Coverage" and advises recipients that they are receiving the email because their bank has failed and the FDIC has taken over their bank's assets. In the email, consumers are asked to go -- via fraudulent web link -- to a supposedly "official" FDIC website and provide personal information. The aim of the email is to obtain confidential information that may be used to inappropriately access online bank accounts or to steal consumers' identities.

"This is definitely a scam," says FID Commissioner George Burns. "The email and the web link associated with it are fraudulent, and consumers should not respond to it."

If you receive this email, do not respond to it and file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center at

The Financial Institutions Division is the regulator for all Nevada state-chartered depository institutions including banks, credit unions, thrifts, etc., supervising over 35 of these state financial institutions. For more information about the Financial Institutions Division, visit

For more information about how to protect yourself from scams of all kinds, visit

November Chamber Member Mixers

This month, the membership will have two opportunities to network and learn about other Chamber Members.  Thursday, November 12th at 5:30pm we will meet at Marshall Plaza for their annual Holiday Progressive Mixer.  We will start at BC Florist and will continue through the Plaza to Baughman's Farmers Insurance Agency, Ellen Lamb's Century 21 Agency, Interior's By Diane, Alan Stromberg-Architect, and Boulder City Pawn Shop.  From accross the street, Carrie from Boulder Bean will also be joining us and tell us about her shop too.

On Wednesday, November 18th at 5:30pm, in the spirit of Thanksgiving and sharing, NEVADA STATE BANK invites you to join them in the bounty of the season. 

They will be serving MaMa Ford’s Famous Pumpkin Pie and cider as well as collecting food items or cash donations for the Boulder City Emergency Aid.

For each item of food donated you will be given an opportunity to win prizes. The more food the greater the opportunity to win gift certificates for food or gasoline.

We will also have a special treat in a wilderness of Southern Nevada presentation by Sharon Schafer.  Her art has you falling in love with leaving in the desert Southwest.



St. Jude's Ranch for Children Needs Your Help

The following list is a request from St. Jude's as they begin decorating for the holidays, the Teen/Mom House.  If you can help, please contact Amanda Zachrison at 419-7564.

St. Jude’s Ranch – Teen/Mom House Wish List for Decorating for “Night of Lights”
Inside Tree Decorations
Garland and decorations to line the inside of the house at the ceiling
2 wreaths for the front door (preferable undecorated and lit with decorations for the girls to decorate themselves)
2 hooks to hang the wreaths
12 – potted poinsettia plants (artificial)
10 – (75ft to 100ft) extension cords for outside
6 – timers to turn lights on and off
100 feet of lit candy cane yard decorations (we have some but not enough yet ;))
A large yard nativity scene or blow up yard decorations (may have some blow up yard stuff coming, but not confirmed yet)
4 – yard spot lights
Spray Snow for the windows
65 – 6 ft 1X4 boards (to attach lights…house is made of cement)
35 – strands of lights (approx 12ft strands of multi-colored C-9 lights) (have some of these and maybe all of them thanks to PR)
35 – strands of icicle lights (approx 12ft strands of multi-colored icicle lights) (have some of these, maybe all of them, PR;))
12 – net lights to cover bushes (have some of these)
12 – strands of mini lights in multi-color (have some of these too)

Misc stuff:
Staples for Staple Guns
Drywall Nails
Craft Paints and Markers for decorating the outdoor sign


Kae Pohe's Mary and the Maori Hi Five

Please see the press packet for all the details of an exciting night held at New York New York on November 12th.

Chamber Happenings - November 4, 2009

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