March 2014: Around the State

Read business news from around Nevada for March 2014.Las Vegas Metro Chamber Joins the Board of the USTA

The Las Vegas Metro Chamber has become the first metropolitan chamber of commerce in the nation to join the board of the United States Travel Association (USTA). The move signals the increased involvement of the chamber in travel and tourism. The USTA engages in a range of policy issues from visa reform, immigration and transportation systems to infrastructure.

CRC Announces Opportunity for Nevada Entities to Obtain Power from Hoover Dam

The Colorado River Commission of Nevada (CRC) has announced a call for applications for non-profit electric consumers to obtain power from Hoover Dam. This is a rare opportunity from the Hoover Power Allocation Act and provides low-cost, renewable electric power from the Dam. Applications must be received from eligible entities by March 31st. More information is available at

NNMC Recognized for Efforts to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections

The Northern Nevada Medical Center (NNMC) has been recognized by the Nevada Hospital Association (NHA) for efforts to improve patient safety by reducing or eliminating healthcare-associated infections. NNMC was one of 18 Nevada hospitals to participate in the NHA sponsored program. The program was funded by a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.