10/28/13 E-blast
Weekly Chamber Broadcast Email ~ The Chamber Means Business


Carole Gordon
Oaklane Preschool Academy, Inc.
Join Date: 10/01/2013

Barbara Polk
Emergency Aid of Boulder City
Join Date: 10/01/2013

Yolanda Bailey
Boulder City Bridal & Gifts
Join Date: 10/01/2013

Rich Shuman
The Heritage Group
Join Date: 10/01/2013

Chris Frausto
Desert Sculptors Association
Join Date: 10/01/2013

Christmas Is Almost Upon Us

Many of you have already turned in your Santa's Electrical Night Parade applications and Coloring Book ad applications.  Thank you for those.  If you haven't yet, please remember to get them in this month.  

If you are in the Historic District and participate in the King Kids Shopping Day coupon booklet, please drop your coupon form off at the Chamber office.

Affordable Care Act - True or FALSE


               SEE BELOW FOR THE FAQ'S!

FAQ on Notice of Coverage Options

Q: Can an employer be fined for failing to provide employees with notice about the Affordable Care Act's new Health Insurance Marketplace?

A: No. If your company is covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act, it should provide a written notice to its employees about the Health Insurance Marketplace by October 1, 2013, but there is no fine or penalty under the law for failing to provide the notice.

The notice should inform employees:

·         About the Health Insurance Marketplace;

·         That, depending on their income and what coverage may be offered by the employer, they may be able to get lower cost private insurance in the Marketplace; and

·         That if they buy insurance through the Marketplace, they may lose the employer contribution (if any) to their health benefits

The U.S. Department of Labor has two model notices to help employers comply. There is one model for employers who do not offer a health plan and another model for employers who offer a health plan or some or all employees:

*       Model Notice for employers who offer a health plan to some or all employees

*       Model Notice for employers who do not offer a health plan

The model notices are also available in Spanish and MS Word format at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/healthreform/.

Employers may use one of these models, as applicable, or a modified version. More compliance assistance information is available in a Technical Release issued by the US Department of Labor.

Member Happenings

Our members have great things happening within their organizations and businesses.  Please click the link for a quick summary of who is doing what in the wonderful community of Boulder City!


New Benefits For Members

In the next couple of months, the Chamber will be releasing a few new benefits to our members.  

We will be partnering with our local SDBC on a monthly educational seminar for business owners.  We will be sending you those dates and topics shortly.

The Chamber website will soon host an online training syndication program that will allow you to take courses, certifications, skills tests, and more.  We will let you know when this program launches.

Boulder City will soon have a Visa card to call its own.  The City Card will be introduced just in time for the holiday shopping and will provide an excellent way to give a gift card to all our local businesses.

The new member investor levels will be released as of January 1st.  This new program will start the "one ask" method of investing in the Chamber allowing each business owner to know how much to budget for each year and will provide a complete list of all the benefits you will choose in your investment package.  On an annual basis, you will receive a listing of all benefits provided and a direct way to measure your return on your investment.

Great things COMING SOON!

Movies in the Park

Thank you to all that supported this year's Movies in the Park series.  It ended with quite a splash showing Hotel Transylvania at Trunk or Treat.  Great times were had by all.  We sure appreciate all those that participated and want to send a great big thanks to our sponsors:

Dr. Eldon Clothier, DDS and his great staff, Copper Mountain Solar, Boulder Dam Credit Union, The Kendra Wright Agency~American Family Insurance, Farmers Insurance~Geoff Baughman, Agent, and Chilly Jilly'z.

Next year's series will begin in May and will be the 2nd Saturday of each month through October.  

Chamber Happenings - 10/28/13 E-blast