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Fellow Chamber Members,
It's hot out! Yes, summer is in full swing. July 1 was a noteworthy date this year, as we experienced a wave of transition among many of our key Board leadership positions. Some term limits ended, and others began anew. First and foremost, we thank Bob Anderson,
Bob Anderson
Partner at Snell & Wilmer,for his Chairmanship of the HCC over the past year. Under Bob's guidance, the HCC has developed some key programming, including exponential growth among our sponsor base, personal member-to-member small business development with the Chairman's Roundtable program, as well as 300%+ growth in IMPAC, Henderson's business PAC. Bob has been a generous and giving leader with his time and resources, and the HCC thanks him for his service.

Teressa Conley
Following Bob into the HCC's Chair position is Teressa Conley, President & CEO of the Rose de Lima Campus, Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican. We welcome Teressa to the helm as the HCC is writing its next chapter as we continue to push, pull and ride the strengthening economy on behalf of all our members. Teressa will continue our personal touch in supporting our membership while bringing leadership in some key areas of focus as both a recognized healthcare expert and a tenured Chamber partner familiar with the needs of our Southern Nevada businesses.

    John Hawk              Craig Kirkland           John Ramous         Windom Kimsey        Chet Opheikens
The HCC also thanks Dr. John Hawk, Founder and COO of Nevada State High School, for his numerous years of service as both the Treasurer for the HCC and our Foundation. Dr. Hawk is an education visionary who has provided expertise, time and energy on behalf of the membership, from Issues and Legislative Committee service to a small-business champion and advocate. We welcome Craig Kirkland, the EVP Director of Retail Banking for Nevada State Bank, as the incoming Treasurer. John Ramous, Senior Vice-President & Regional Manager of Harsch Investment Properties, assumes the Vice-Chair position for the HCC and the Chair of the Foundation. All of these key individuals will continue their service this year on your Executive Board for the HCC. And the Henderson Development Association has a new Chair in Windom Kimsey, Principal and CEO of Tate Snyder Kimsey, who has taken the reigns from Chet Opheikens with R&O Construction (thank you Chet for your service as well!). I wanted to take a moment to recognize these Board members in their new capacities within the HCC organization. And as with all our committed and vested leaders, they will continue our pattern of keeping the HCC a personal advocacy organization.

July also means that Leadership Henderson recruitment is in full swing until the end of the month. You may download the application here, or reach out to our newly promoted Executive Director of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Kelly Green, who can tell you everything about Leadership Henderson. Whether it's you or someone from your company, this program is THE way to learn about doing business in Henderson and growing your network.

As we look towards August (and yes, we are positioning our business development hats now!), you won't want to miss our H.D.A. Luncheon on August 8th, which will focus on East Henderson. We know West Henderson is exploding (thank you Raiders), but development action also continues on the east side of our City; come learn about the latest in projects such as Cadence, at Lake Las Vegas, and within Union Village at Henderson Hospital. And get registered now for the annual CONNECT EXPO at Green Valley Ranch on August 23rd. Booth space is selling out fast; come out and be a part of the valley's premier fall expo and networking event.

Thank you for your membership! Engage and grow; the time is now.

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Scott Muelrath, President/CEO
Henderson Chamber of Commerce