Local business leaders discussed transportation, growth during meetings in April

HENDERSON, Nev.­ – In April, the Henderson Chamber of Commerce sent representatives to Washington, D.C. to meet with federally elected leaders as part of the organization’s growing advocacy program on behalf of its 1,300-plus members. It’s the first time the Chamber has had a delegation presence on Capitol Hill for more than 10 years.

The group met with Nevada leaders including Sen. Dean Heller (R), Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D), Congresswoman Dina Titus (D), Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (D), Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D) and policy directors at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

The Henderson Chamber delegation hit the ground running as soon as they landed the week of April 16 and came prepared with its federal policy platform to discuss key issue areas including workforce readiness matters, funding for a transportation package, and the need for flexibility in making developable lands available for growth, among other policy issues.

“Our businesses drive innovation, job growth and economic success. Therefore, ensuring our members meet face-to-face with elected officials to communicate their needs and concerns is highly important to the Chamber,” said Amber Stidham, director of government affairs for the Chamber. “We appreciate the time our Nevada federal elected officials took to listen to our thoughts and look forward to continuing the dialogue.”

The delegation included Stidham along with Scott Muelrath, president/CEO, Henderson Chamber of Commerce; Bob Anderson, Snell & Wilmer; Aviva Gordon, Gordon Law; Rob Buckel, I Want My Two Dollars; Tim Brooks, Emerald Island Casino; Teressa Conley, Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Rose de Lima Campus; Chet Opheikens, R&O Construction; and John Ramous, Harsch Investment Properties.

The Henderson Chamber of Commerce (@HCC_Nevada) is a nonprofit, professional organization committed to promoting and supporting member businesses.

For more information regarding the chamber, call the Henderson Chamber of Commerce at 702-565-8951 or visit www.hendersonchamber.com.

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