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A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO 
March 2018

Fellow Chamber Members,
Giving back. Simply put, this is the most rewarding aspect of our day-to-day proceedings at the Henderson Chamber. We are the conduit, both for businesses in need of clients and non-profits in need of resources. The HCC is here to help. Whether it's a Community Day effort with our Foundation or workforce education opportunities though our Henderson Development Association, the HCC is always looking to assist those in need. I wanted to take a moment to highlight a few achievements and opportunities.


On April 26th the HCC will be holding its monthly mixer at the  
Clark County Museum, in celebration of its 50th Anniversary. The Chamber and the museum share a long history that I only recently learned about thanks to Museum Director Mark Hall-Patton. Mark has a wide array of entertaining and enlightening stories about our city and Southern Nevada that we all should appreciate and celebrate - please come out to the mixer to learn more about the Clark County Museum.  
Register here.

In conjunction with the April Mixer, the HCC Foundation has created a Community Day event to assist the Clark County Museum Guild in raising the $20,000 still needed to complete the restoration of the Bradley House (the home of the first, and for many years the only, African-American family to live in Boulder City).  We are pleased to announce that The M Resort, The Muffler Shop, NV Energy and HighTower Advisors all have jump-started the campaign with contributions.  If you would like to donate, please click here.
 
They are at it again! The robotics teams from our Henderson schools Nate Mack Elementary, Greenspun Junior High and Basic High have all won their respective categories at the state championships and are on to the national (Iowa) and world (Louisville) competitions. Last year at our spring H.D.A. event our members rallied and financially contributed over $13,000 to send all the kids to these competitions - this year we want to continue that support of these inspiring kids, and certainly some of our best engineering minds (something we need more of in our local workforce, to be sure). If your company can again support this effort, please contribute and we in turn can direct the funding to these clubs. Worth noting that Nate Mack Elementary is fielding an all-girls robotics team this year as well! Congratulations to Casey Juliano, the robotics club founder at Nate Mack, for being nominated with a "Heart of Education" Award nomination this year for her efforts. Go Henderson!!
 
And speaking of workforce, our Foundation is also in the midst of our annual I CAN BE campaign. We just kicked-off the season at Foothill High School on February 21 and are holding our second event today at Green Valley High School and concluding at Basic High School on April 16th. The HCC thanks all our volunteers (and it takes a lot of you) for their dedication to the day. It is always a rewarding effort to converse with our youth and open their eyes as to career paths they have never considered or knew existed. We always need more volunteers from diverse career paths, so if you have an interest in participating, we will find a spot for you! Contact Damon Hunter at  dhunter@hendersonchamber.com to learn more and sign up to assist.
 

Lastly, our Foundation Board recently presented a check to
22 Warriors Foundation in the amount of $5,853 at our February networking breakfast. The funding came from the proceeds of our annual Foundation Chipping In For Vets golf tournament, and 22 Warriors in turn will use the donation to train service dogs and pair them with veterans in need. Their mission is to reduce the suicide rate of our military Veterans. 22 Warriors, a tenant at the Henderson Business Resource Center, is also the current grant recipient funded by USAA Bank to support a Veteran-owned start-up business in the HBRC.

 
Get involved and give back - whether it's donating time or money - the HCC is creating the opportunities and moving our community forward. Thanks for being a part.
 
Sincerely,
Scott Signature  
 
 
 
Scott Muelrath, President/CEO
Henderson Chamber of Commerce