About the Chamber
Welcome to the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce
Our Laughlin Chamber is governed by the larger resorts, as well as small businesses from both Laughlin and neighboring jurisdictions.That means that we are here to help support our existing businesses and encourage new business and growth, and ultimately bringing dreams to life. That includes innovative services for members such as creative graphic design, assertive marketing, educational opportunities, networking and referrals.
In addition to the business side, the Chamber is a key promoter of the fun side of our unique community. We are the southern gateway to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Lake Mohave. You can find adventure, entertainment and recreation for all ages, along with accommodations and great food within a few minutes in three states, three counties and two time zones!
Laughlin Nevada is a focal point for sports destination activities and “tournacations” (combining tournaments and mini- vacations). If you’re into day trips for any kind of sports, we’ll help you find off-road and street touring, water recreation, hiking, youth and adult tournaments, and much more.
If you’re looking for something a little more permanent, our area has been recognized as the number one retirement community in Nevada (Laughlin) and the most affordable place to live in Arizona (Bullhead City). Museums and beautiful parks abound. Senior care, assisted living, 55+ active communities and adult sports tournaments are balanced by youth activities, more than two dozen schools, and a college with training and educational programs for students.
You can get here from just about anywhere. The Laughlin- Bullhead International Airport has chartered flights from our visitor’s most popular cities across the U.S. and Canada. Several interstate bus lines stop here. Amtrak has two stops less than 40 minutes away, the Las Vegas McCarran International Airport is just 1.5 hours away and both have connecting shuttle services to and from Laughlin.
Do you prefer driving yourself? Whether you’re visiting here, or already here, you’re an hour away from Lake Havasu City, less than 100 miles from Las Vegas, 200 miles from the Grand Canyon, Palm Springs or Phoenix, and 300 miles from Los Angeles and Orange County, CA.
I have proudly called the Tri-State area and Colorado River region my home and workplace for 32 years. Come join me as a resident, a visitor or an entrepreneur in a business-friendly environment. Welcome to paradise in the desert!
Our mission is to support our members and community by identifying and addressing the changing needs of our region – focusing on building a vibrant and prosperous resort town, increasing tourism, promoting recreation, educating our youth and business owners, and giving back to those in need.
I am extremely blessed to be the President/CEO of the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce. Our Chamber is unique in that, our members, board of directors, Volunteers In Partnership and staff have pride in promoting some of the Colorado River Region’s most popular events which benefit tristate community non-profits.
Our mission to say YES to our business members when they need support, provide career enhancement programs to local students, and partner with the community to build our resident’s safety net, makes my job one that I can look forward to every day.
Michelle CriderMember Relations & Marketing Coordinator
all your membership needs. From introduction to Chamber
membership to helping you and your business coordinate events,
all the way down to producing creative imagery to help your
business grow. I am always available by phone and email.
Let’s talk about what I can do for YOU!
helping other local service organizations succeed in their events is my goal.
LAUGHLIN CHAMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Sean Hammond, Senior Vice President/General Manager, Golden Entertainment Laughlin
Aquarius and Edgewater Casino Resorts
Denise Berry, Director of Hotel & Air Program
Diana Kagley, Director of Hotel Operations
Aquarius and Edgewater Casino Resorts
John DiFiore, Director of Hotel Operations
Brad Rutledge, Senior VP & General Manager
Golden Nugget Laughlin
Inna Platas, Resort Marketing/Sales Manager
Laughlin River Lodge
Frank Sapp, Director of Marketing and Air Program
Fred Doten, 1st Vice Commander, National Historian
American Legion Post 60
Chuck Coplan, Owner
Charles G. Coplan, Jr. CPA
Kathy Ochs, President & CEO
Brea Chiodini, Owner
London Bridge Jet Boat Tours/Laughlin River Tours/Rocky River Adventure Center/TTR Motorsports
Banking Center Manager, CIT Bank
Brie Tyler, Publisher/Owner
Our Town Magazine
Robert Church, IT Project Specialist
USI Insurance Services
Nathan Michaels, Owner
Desert Recreation, Inc./River Passage Water Taxis
Lance Ross, Director of Public & Community Relations
Bullhead City Elementary and Colorado River Schools
Debbie Hunter, Owner
Our incredible team of volunteers work in partnership with the Chamber, and that is how they got to be our “VIP’s”
Our VIP’s do an amazing job of supporting our community events, with thousands of volunteer hours and financial donations to a variety of local charities, courtesy of local events where they volunteer and accept “tips” or other small fees.
They meet once per month, on the second Tuesday at 5pm NV at the various locations. They suspend meetings during June – July – August.
For more information, call (702)298-2214.
To sign up as a volunteer, you can stop by the Laughlin Chamber to pick up an application Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM PST.