Henderson Chamber of Commerce Names 2015-16 Board

Board took office July 1, will be sworn in Sept. 3 at State of the Chamber Address HENDERSON, Nev. – The Henderson Chamber of Commerce has named the members of its 2015-16 executive board. The board took office July 1 and will be sworn in Thursday, Sept. 3, at the annual State of the Chamber Address. The following were named to the executive board: Tim Brooks (Emerald … [Read more...]

Medical Education: Preparing for the Future of Healthcare in Nevada

An ample supply of providers could transform the Silver State into a destination for healthcare.

Medical education in Nevada is growing and is poised for significant expansion. Collectively, the current and proposed changes will eventually go far in reversing the state’s shortages of medical students, physician residency programs, doctors and nurses. “Everything is about everybody getting bigger, everybody getting successful,” said Dr. Thomas Schwenk, dean of the … [Read more...]

Industry Focus: Education

Industry Focus: Education

  Faced with a wealth of challenges, Nevada’s education system has some hurdles to overcome. However, industry leaders recognize the challenges they face and are working to improve the state’s rankings. Recently, those leaders met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss the needs of education. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada Business … [Read more...]

Is the solution to improving education money or reform?

Is the solution to improving education money or reform?

“Neither…Any organization asking for additional funding should have a PLAN with how they anticipate using the funding to achieve the results they desire.  Then the source of the funding (the electorate or elected official) can make an educated funding decision.  Seems so simple…” Michael D. Bosma | CPA | The Bosma Group “Education is knowledge and knowledge is essential to … [Read more...]

Officials Break Ground on Moapa Paiute Tribe Solar Project

The first utility-scale solar project on tribal land is underway in Southern Nevada. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) joined representatives from the Moapa Band of Piautes and executives from First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to kick off construction on the 250 Megawatt power plant. The project is located on … [Read more...]

Henderson Chamber presents panel, ‘Expanding Higher Education in Henderson’

Panel members to include Berkley, Patterson, Coffman HENDERSON, Nev. – The Henderson Chamber of Commerce will present "Expanding Higher Education in Henderson," a panel discussion on creating a diverse workforce for Southern Nevada, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at DragonRidge Country Club, 552 S Stephanie Street. Panel members will include Bart Patterson, … [Read more...]

What is your favorite place in Nevada?

Six Nevada executives answer the question: What is your favorite place in Nevada?

“My favorite place in Nevada is Red Rock Canyon. It is absolutely gorgeous and a great place to hike. Getting to enjoy some fresh air and nature’s beauty is a perfect way to spend any weekend.” Lea Carrasco-Zanini • Executive Director, Golden Rainbow - “My favorite place is Lake Tahoe.  I love the quietness, natural beauty and serenity of that place.  The first time I saw … [Read more...]

Partnerships Wanted: Education Outlook

Nevada Education Outlook: Partnerships Wanted

It would be cynical to say that the future of education in Nevada hinges on money. After all, doesn’t just about everything? Instead, education’s future across the Silver State will have more to do with utility: giving students better tools with which to achieve success, and the private sector, the trained and educated workforce, managers and entrepreneurs it will need to … [Read more...]

Henderson Chamber mixer to focuses on Nevada State College

Nevada Business Press Releases for March 20th

HENDERSON, Nev. – The Henderson Development Association, the economic development arm of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce, will host its spring mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Fiesta Henderson – located at 777 W. Lake Mead Parkway in Henderson. The guest speaker will be Bart Patterson, president of Nevada State College, who will discuss the college's … [Read more...]

Industry Focus: Education


Education has long been one of the biggest challenges facing the Silver State. With a jobs base that has traditionally not encouraged secondary education and a need for an education culture, Nevada has been on the low end of several national indicators. However, educators in this state see hope for the future and are working hard to improve Nevada’s educational system. … [Read more...]

What has the most potential to improve education in Nevada?


“Two words: community involvement.  Money alone is not enough to combat apathy.  We have dedicated teachers in our classrooms.  We also need dedicated parents and mentors to motivate our students.  When we all come together, amazing and transformative things happen.” Dwight D. Jones • Superintendent, Clark County School District “We must commit to three tasks to accomplish … [Read more...]