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Event Focused on Growing Local Businesses Set for Friday

Local businesses will get a chance to network with other businesses, learn ways to grow their companies and be part of informative workshops at the first Committed to our Community event set for Friday.

The event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Representatives from government agencies, the hospitality industry, utility companies and private organizations will be at the event. All of those representatives will be there looking to connect with local businesses.

There will also be workshops focusing on everything from social media to alternative funding. Free parking will be available.

To RSVP, visit the Committed to our Community Facebook page.

County Auction Returns Next Month

County Auction Returns Next Month

Clark County’s popular government surplus auctions are almost back.

The first auction of 2012 will be held on at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 3.The auctions are held at the county storage lot at 4320 Stephanie St., off Flamingo Road near Dog Fancier’s Park, and feature items from many government agencies in the region.

Interested participants are encouraged to register as bidders in advance of the sale. The preview and preregistration period opens on site at the auction lot three days prior to the sale. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 29 through Friday, March 2.

Agriculture Secretary Meets with Business Leaders

 

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met with a handful of Las Vegas-area business leaders Tuesday to push President Obama’s jobs plan.

The secretary held a White House Business Council Roundtable at the East Las Vegas Community Center. Vilsack encouraged the business leaders to apply for a federal loan to build and operate a waste recycling plant. The plant would produce biofuel for the Navy. He says there are a few plants that will be built and one in Nevada would help create jobs.

(Associated Press contributed to this report)

DMV to Nevadans: Stay Away Monday

DMV to Nevadans: Stay Away Monday

 

If you have a November deadline for business at the DMV, department officials don’t want to see you Monday.

Department officials are asking motorists to use alternative services this coming Monday or to delay visiting an office until later in the week.

“Happy holidays from our family to yours,” DMV Director Bruce Breslow said. “Enjoy your time more by staying away from the DMV on Monday.”

The Monday after Thanksgiving is traditionally the department’s busiest day of the year, leading some of the staff to call it “Black Monday.”  Wait times can easily double or triple, to two hours or longer. Motorists can always check current wait times on the department’s website or iPhone application.

Aftermarket Car Show Opens at Convention Center

Aftermarket Car Show Opens at Convention Center

The largest aftermarket car accessory trade show just started at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Everything from high-tech gadgets to tires is on display at the 35th annual Specialty Equipment Market Association or SEMA show. The show brings in manufacturers from more than 100 countries  

"The show attracts buyers from not only all over the United States but all over the world. The reason they are coming here is because their customers demand accessories that will personalize their vehicles and make their vehicles fit them like a glove," Vice-President of SEMA Peter MacGillivray said.

Vendors have packed the convention center to showcase their wares. One of the hottest items is an iPad adapter that installs into the headrest of a car, providing entertainment for kids in the backseat.

Even with the tough economy, vendors say the turn out is better than expected.

Spread the Word Nevada Featured in First G-Team Campaign in Las Vegas

Spread the Word Nevada Featured in First G-Team Campaign in Las Vegas

Spread the Word Nevada is excited to announce their campaign on G-Team Las Vegas, Groupon’s philanthropic arm.

Each week, G-Team features a local campaign that enables Groupon followers to do good, have fun, and make a real impact in their community. From Tuesday to Thursday, the Spread the Word Nevada G-Team campaign will raise money and increase awareness about its children's literacy programs. Spread the Word Nevada has been providing books and literacy services to the low-income youth in Southern Nevada and the Clark County School District since 2001.