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   June 2016

Fellow Chamber Members, 
As spring transitions to summer, I hope you have had a profitable year thus far. The economy is growing and expanding; the time is now to seize further momentum and grow your business - an objective our organization stays focused upon, to assist our members grow their bottom line. Your Board of Directors plays a significant role in keeping the HCC a personal organization and focused on our members, and we all know business owners prefer to do business with people they know.

July 1 always marks a period of transition with your Board of Directors for the HCC, as it represents the beginning of new Board terms, and therefore the conclusion for others. This year we transition three Board slots, with DJ Allen (Xs and Os of Success), Brad Miller (H.D.A. Chair and GM at RC Willey) and Lisa McKenzie (Desert Living) terming off the Board. DJ Allen has been a tremendous asset for our organization over the years, serving as Chair of the HCC and on our Executive Committee, amongst many other roles. The Board Room will be a different place without him, and I personally am grateful and appreciative for everything he has done for the HCC over his years of service. Brad Miller has been a stalwart for our Henderson Development Association, serving as its Chair the past two years (Brad will still serve as an H.D.A. Trustee) and helping support our manufacturing, distribution, real estate and construction members. Lisa McKenzie has served as a representative for our small business community, also having participated in our Leadership Henderson program and the Henderson Business Resource Center (now in its 16th year of operation). Thank you DJ, Brad and Lisa for your service, from the entire HCC organization. In turn, we welcome Bryan Lindsey (GM at Sunset Station and VP with Station Casinos), Dr. Carolyn Matzinger (Owner of Matzinger Institute of Healing) and Chet Opheikens (H.D.A. Chair with R&O Construction) to the Board, all effective July 1.

As we move towards July, we have a couple noteworthy events lined up for you, as usual. Please join us on June 22nd at Dragon Ridge Country Club for our much anticipated H.D.A. Luncheon and presentation "Henderson Hospital and Union Village: New Developments". We are fortunate to have both Craig Johnson of Union Village and Sam Kaufman of Henderson Hospital speak about their respective projects, as they represent a significant economic boost and footprint for Henderson and beyond. It is a popular topic, so register today by clicking here.  Also don't miss the Networking Mixer on June 23rd hosted by Buca di BeppoRegister here.

Leadership Henderson has opened its recruitment process to applicants for the next class, commencing in October. The application window is open through July 29th; please contact Natalie Buckel, Leadership Henderson Director, at NBuckel@hendersonchamber.com to learn more about the program. It is a flagship program of the HCC, and has grown in stature year after year - yet one more great way to get involved with the HCC and grow your business!

In my next message I will be highlighting some noteworthy changes in both our State of the Chamber program and the annual Henderson Business Connections Expo! Stay tuned.

For now, have an enjoyable summer but stay involved and take advantage of what the HCC has to offer. The HCC is YOUR Chamber of Commerce; Growing Business through Personal Connections. Who do you want to meet today?

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Scott Muelrath, President/CEO
Henderson Chamber of Commerce