Panel to focus on manufacturing in Henderson, will feature leading local manufacturers

HENDERSON, Nev. – The Henderson Development Association, the economic development arm of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce, will host its fourth annual “Made in Henderson” panel at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the El Cielo Room at Green Valley Ranch, 2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy. Focusing on manufacturing, the panel will feature some of the leading local manufacturers, who will field questions on product lines, logistics, workforce and “Why Henderson?”

Moderated by Bart Patterson, president of Nevada State College, the panel will include: Joe Jolitz, general manager of Creative Tent; Steve Mevius, president of Polar Shades; George Racz, owner of Las Vegas Distillery; Rich Ramonis, vice president, supply chain of ParPro; Gayle Brock, CEO of Aerovault.

“Since our inception more than 72 years ago, the Henderson Chamber of Commerce has had a close relationship with the manufacturing industries that have helped build our city,” said Scott Muelrath, president and CEO of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce. “From family-owned businesses such as Polar Shades, Las Vegas Distillery, and Aerovault, to large corporations such as Creative Tent and ParPro, the HCC has continued to work closely with businesses that fuel our local and national economy.”

A mixer will follow the panel from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Check-in begins at 5 p.m.

Registration is required. The event is free for one representative of an HDA member’s business. Cost for guests of HDA members as well as Henderson Chamber members who are not HDA members is $25. Cost for non-chamber members is $45. An additional $10 will be added to the cost for walk-ins. Last day to RSVP is Oct. 20. Cancellation is required by RSVP deadline to receive a refund. Register here.

Relevant social media hashtags and handles:

Twitter: @HCC_Nevada

Facebook: @HendersonChamber

Hashtag: #HCCMadeinHenderson

The Henderson Development Association (HDA), the economic development art of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce, focuses on growing the primary job base in Henderson by encouraging the attraction, retention, expansion and diversification of the business community. The HDA supports the efforts of the city of Henderson’s Economic Development Department, highlighting workforce development and retention by proactively identifying and servicing business clusters within the community.

The HDA provides regional and local advocacy, relocation packets, one-on-one visitation, the Henderson On-Board program and HDA panel discussions and mixers. Currently, the HDA makes up 20 percent of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce membership.

For more information regarding this event, call the Henderson Chamber of Commerce at 702-565-8951 or visit