June 4, 2010
Weekly Chamber Broadcast Email ~ The Chamber Means Business

Chamber Installation and Annual Awards Dinner

 Be sure to make your reservation for Installation by June 16th to be sure to have a seat.  This year's event will be a real "blast" and you won't want to be left out.  By now you should have received your invitation, but if not, it is June 19th at 6pm at the Boulder City Municipal Golf Course.  

We've had multiple calls asking if they needed to bring their own food to grill.  I apologize for the confusion...but no!  We will have all the great entrees there, you'll just have the option to grill you're own selection of beef or chicken.  If you choose not to partake of the grilled items, there will be plenty of other great sides to select.  

Hope to see you there!

Member News

 The following press releases have been submitted by Chamber members:

Small Business Experts Converge in Free Webcasts for Cox Business Customers and Small Business Owners/Managers in Southern Nevada


ATLANTA and LAS VEGASCox Business announced today that it is teaming with Bloomberg Television®, Cisco and 13 of the nation's top cable companies to offer a series of free, video webcasts for small business owners and managers. The next "Solutions for Small Business" webcast will take place on June 9 PST from 11-noon at www.solutionsforsmallbusiness.com and will focus on Web Tool Productivity. 

The Solutions for Small Business (SFSB) webcasts will provide Cox Business customers as well as small business owners and managers in Southern Nevada direct access to leading experts who provide advice on topics critical to helping companies thrive in a challenging economy. The first set of webcasts in 2009 focused on marketing and accessing capital. This year’s series will address productivity and data security.

Hosted by Bloomberg Television anchor Monica Bertran, the upcoming “Boost Productivity with Powerful Web-based Tools” is scheduled for June 9 from 11 am – noon PST and will feature two speakers: Jim Blasingame, host of The Small Business Advocate® syndicated radio show and author of two books, Small Business is like a Bunch of Bananas and Three Minutes to Success; and Steve Hilton, lead analyst, Analysys Mason’s Enterprise research program. Speakers for the second webcast of the year, “Protect Customer Data with Effective Cybersecurity Measures,” scheduled on October 6 from 11 am – noon PST will be announced this summer.

The interactive video webcasts, enabled by Cisco’s WebEx and TelePresence® collaboration solutions, will give participants the opportunity to present questions to Bertran and her guests in a live discussion. The webcasts are complimentary, and those interested in participating can register at www.solutionsforsmallbusiness.com. The website also offers a case study on how a small promotional company uses Web tools to manage its business, and SFSB Report Series and podcasts, all of which delve more deeply into the webcast topics, as well as archived copies of the first set of SFSB webcasts.

“Small businesses face unique strategic and operational challenges, and the current economic climate only makes those challenges more daunting,” said Phil Meeks, senior vice president of Cox Business. “These free webcasts and resources demonstrate Cox’s commitment to supporting entrepreneurship and the success of our customers.”

Cox Business provides voice, data and video services for nearly 250,000 small and regional businesses, including healthcare providers, K-12 and higher education, financial institutions and federal, state and local government organizations. According to Vertical Systems Group, Cox Business is the fourth largest provider of business Ethernet services in the U.S. based on customer ports. Cox is currently the seventh largest voice service provider in the U.S. and supports more than 730,000 business phone lines. For more information about Cox Business, Click Here or call 1-800-396-1609.

 About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves more than 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.

Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for five years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.



Reclamation to Host Open House on Environmental Assessment for Historic Buildings in Boulder City, Nev.

Information on New “Green” Building will also be available 

The Bureau of Reclamation is hosting an open house to gather public input for the development of an Environmental Assessment that addresses refurbishment of the agency’s historic buildings in Boulder City, Nev., known as Date Street 100 and 200. Procedures Reclamation will follow for compliance with the National Environmental Policy and National Historic Preservation Acts for these projects will also be detailed at this event.

Additionally, information will be presented about the status of a new 45,000 square-foot “green” building the agency is constructing at its Date Street Complex in Boulder City.  Attendees can view architectural renderings of the building, learn about the construction timeframe for the project, and learn about the establishment of a work group to address traffic concerns around the complex 

What:                    Public Open House to gather input on Date Street Buildings 100 & 200 Environmental Assessment and other properties activities

When:                  Tuesday, June 8, 2010 / 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Where:                 Building 800 in Reclamation’s Date Street Complex, bordered by Fir, Date and Colorado streets in Boulder City

Directions:          From Nevada Highway (Business Route U.S. 93), turn west onto Fir Street; drive ¼ -mile and enter gate.

Turn right just inside gate to access parking in front of Building 800 (Regional Training Center).   

                                Follow signs to access Training Room A between Building 500 and 800.

More information on these projects can be found at: www.usbr.gov/lc/region/programs/LCROproperties.html




Recognized for Pro-Business Record 

April 29, 2010

Washington, D.C. – Senator John Ensign this week was honored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was presented with the Spirit of Enterprise Award for his support of business during the first session of the 111th Congress.  Senator Ensign has long been a supporter of small business, the engine of our economy, and maintained an 86 % rating with the Chamber this year and collectively holds an 86% ranking during his tenure in Congress.  

“I understand how important small business is to our community,” said Ensign.  “Especially now when the economy is struggling and unemployment remains high, we need to provide the right kind of incentives to small business to ensure that they continue to be the engine of our economy in terms of job creation.” 

“The Chamber applauds Senator Ensign for supporting the private sector and job growth through these difficult times,” said Thomas J. Donahue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  “He has demonstrated great courage and we commend him.” 

Eligibility for the award is based on how Members of Congress vote on key business issues, which the Chamber outlines in its annual publication How They Voted.  The United States Chamber scored Congress on 7 Senate votes and 15 House votes in 2009, including the economic stimulus package, legislation to promote the U.S. as a travel destination abroad and the healthcare reform bills.

Senator Ensign was the coauthor and lead Republican on the Travel Promotion Act, which was signed into law by President Obama this year and was one of the cornerstones on which the U.S. Chamber scored members for this award.  The U.S. Chamber is the world’s largest business federation representing more than 3 million businesses of every size, sector and region.




Chamber Happenings - June 4, 2010

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