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Luncheon Honors Impact of Nellis in Southern Nevada

Luncheon Honors Impact of Nellis in Southern Nevada


The impact of Nellis Air Force Base and its servicemen and women will be honored next month at a business luncheon.

The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce will host the event Tuesday, March 19, at Texas Station. Major General Jeffery G. Lofgren, commander of the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center at Nellis, will be the keynote speaker and will discuss Nellis’ role in the military, as well as the relationship between Nellis and the southern Nevada community.

Nellis Air Force Base has an estimated $5 billion economic impact on Las Vegas. More than 8,500 military and 4,200 civilian personnel are employed at Nellis, Creech Air Force Base and the Nevada Test and Training Range.

Registration and the Nellis showcase will open at 11:30 a.m. and the lunch will run from noon to 1 p.m. Cost of the event is $50 for Chamber members and $65 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at LVChamber.com.

FAA Makes Flight Restrictions Deal with Tour Companies

FAA Makes Flight Restrictions Deal with Tour Companies

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is going to restrict air space around Las Vegas from Sunday evening to Wednesday afternoon while President Barack Obama is in town.

An FAA statement issued Friday says eight local Grand Canyon sightseeing tour companies will be able to use nearby Jean Airport during that time. Jean is 25 miles south of the Strip. Several other area airports will be closed to general aviation. Commercial traffic at McCarran International Airport won’t be affected.

Two helicopter air tour companies also will be able to conduct night sightseeing tours out of McCarran.

The president plans a campaign event late Sunday at a Las Vegas high school. He’s scheduled to stay at the Westin Lake Las Vegas to hold debate practice sessions for two additional days before his scheduled debate against Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

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.

Organizers Release EDC Economic Impact Study

Organizers Release EDC Economic Impact Study


An economic report released by event organizers shows an economic impact of more than $136 million from last year’s Electric Daisy Carnival.

The three-day music and arts festival held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in June 2011 made a large effect according to a report by Beacon Economics, LLC.

The study, commissioned by the producers of EDC, showed that the festival generated an estimated $8.9 million in tax revenue for state and local government.

“When we decided to produce Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, we anticipated that Las Vegas would experience a significant economic boost as many of our devoted fans are willing to travel to experience the show,” said Pasquale Rotella, president and CEO of Insomniac.

Beacon Economics estimated the amount of spending generated by EDC Las Vegas using data collected via a comprehensive survey of more than 12,000 attendees and data provided by Insomniac.

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.

New Metal Recycling Center Opens

New Metal Recycling Center Opens

SA Recycling, parent company of 1-800-GOT-SCRAP, recently announced the debut of a new metal recycling center at 2780 N. Nellis Boulevard.

A new service makes cash out of old appliances, steel drums, BBQ sets, dilapidated cars and other metal items. Those bringing in any old metal objects will receive cash right on the spot.

The company says the process is simple.  Gather all of the items you wish to discard and take them to the center where SA Recycling personnel will unload the items, weigh them and, for most items, pay cash on the spot. 

“You might have an old brass lamp, a refrigerator on the blink or malfunctioning tools laying around the garage just taking up space,” said Cristi Rossi, executive vice president of operations for SA Recycling. “Those items may be worthless to you, but not for us.”

Design a Grocery Bag to Win at Fresh & Easy

Ten people will win $100 gift cards and one grand winner will get groceries for a year from Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market through the company’s Design-A-Bag contest.

The contest runs now through May 15 for California, Nevada and Arizona residents 13 years and over. They must submit an original design for the next Fresh & Easy reusable bag and a panel of judges will choose 10 finalists – each of whom will receive $100 gift cards for their efforts.

From the top 10, the winner will be selected by a group of customers called “Friends of Fresh & Easy.” The winning design will be made into a reusable bag and sold in all Fresh & Easy stores. The winner will get the grand prize of a year’s supply of groceries.