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!

Sincerely,

Jackie Wallin

Our Mission

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.

Our Staff

Jackie Wallin

President & CEO

Office (702) 298-2214 ext. 1
Jackie@LaughlinChamber.com

About Me

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.

Val Gabaldon

Executive Assistant

Office (702) 298-2214 ext. 2
Val@LaughlinChamber.com

About Me

My title may say Executive Assistant however, I typically assist more than just Jackie. I am here to assist our Board of Directors, my co-workers, our members, visitors to the area, and everyone in between. Although I may work behind the scenes most days, I truly love that every day is an opportunity to build stronger relationships with businesses in the region as well as visitors to our area.

Michelle Crider

Member Relations & Marketing Coordinator
Office (702) 298-2214 ext. 3
Michelle@LaughlinChamber.com

About Me

As the Member Relations & Marketing Coordinator I handle
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!

Claudia Lambert

Reception
Office (702) 298-2214 ext. 0
Claudia@LaughlinChamber.com

About Me

As the Front Office Assistant and the newest member to the Chamber, I find my job to be more office support than front office. Customer Service is the name of the game! Helping guests find their way to new adventures in our community and assisting residents looking for answers keeps me very busy every day. I work with amazing women and together we are working to support our tri-state area by helping it to develop and grow.

Joyce Moreno

VIP Liaison
Office (702) 298-2214 ext. 4
Joyce@LaughlinChamber.com

About Me

As VIP Liaison, my primary purpose is to communicate the requests made by the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce and Laughlin Tourism to the Volunteers In Partnership, ensuring that the needs and requests are met and fulfilled. Providing event guests a positive experience in Laughlin and
helping other local service organizations succeed in their events is my goal.

LAUGHLIN CHAMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS

LAUGHLIN RESORTS

LAUGHLIN BUSINESSES

OTHER REGIONS

PAST CHAIRMAN

Sean Hammond, Senior Vice President/General Manager
Aquarius and Edgewater Casino Resorts

BOARD MEMBER

Denise Berry, Director of Hotel & Air Program
Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino

BOARD MEMBER

Diana Kagley, Vice President of Hotel Operations
Aquarius and Edgewater Casino Resorts

BOARD MEMBER

John DiFiore, Director of Hotel Operations
Tropicana Laughlin

BOARD MEMBER

Brad Rutledge, Senior VP & General Manager
Golden Nugget Laughlin

BOARD MEMBER

Frank Sapp, Director of Marketing and Air Program
Harrah’s Laughlin

CHAIRMAN

Fred Doten, Director of Legion Riders
American Legion Post 60

TREASURER

Chuck Coplan, Owner
Charles G. Coplan, Jr. CPA

BOARD MEMBER

Kathy Ochs, President & CEO
KEO, Inc.

BOARD MEMBER

Brea Chiodini, Owner
London Bridge Jet Boat Tours/Laughlin River Tours/Rocky River Adventure Center/TTR Motorsports

BOARD MEMBER

Jennifer Ronan, Banking Center Manager
CIT Bank

BOARD MEMBER

Kent Divich, Director of Sales & Marketing
Renaissance Realty

VICE CHAIRMAN

Brie Tyler, Publisher/Owner
Our Town Magazine

SECRETARY

Robert Church, IT Project Specialist
USI Insurance Services

BOARD MEMBER

Nathan Michaels, Owner
Desert Recreation, Inc./River Passage Water Taxis

BOARD MEMBER

Lance Ross, Public Information Officer
Bullhead City (Elementary) School District #15

BOARD MEMBER

Debbie Hunter, Owner
Debbie’s Dispensary

BOARD MEMBER

Dominick Dragone, Senior Vice President and Marketing Manager
Murphy Broadcasting

VIP (Volunteers in Partnership)

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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.

Our VIPs are available for community events at the discretion of the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce President/CEO, Jackie Mazzeo, and the Chamber VIP Liaison, Joyce Moreno.

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.

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