About the Chamber

Welcome to the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce

I consider it a true honor to serve this vibrant and dynamic region nestled along the beautiful Colorado River. As a 20-year resident in the area, I’ve witnessed firsthand the growth and evolution of our community, and I’m deeply committed to its continued success. At the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce, we’re more than just an organization; we’re a community hub dedicated to promoting growth, prosperity, and collaboration among our members and the entire Colorado River Region.

Our region is renowned for its exciting events that draw visitors from far and wide. From the exhilarating Laughlin Bullhead Airshow to the dazzling Spring and Fall Concert Series at the Laughlin Events Center, we host an array of festivities that showcase the unique charm and beauty of Laughlin. Our chamber of commerce is committed to supporting these events and ensuring they continue to thrive, bringing joy and economic opportunities to our businesses and residents alike.

One of our primary objectives at the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce is to champion our member businesses. Whether they’re small startups or established gaming enterprises, we provide resources, networking opportunities, and advocacy to help them succeed. By fostering a supportive business environment, we contribute to the growth and vitality of our local economy.

Furthermore, we’re dedicated to investing in our workforce and nurturing talent within our community. Through workshops and partnerships with educational institutions, we strive to empower individuals with the skills and knowledge they need to excel in today’s competitive job market.

In addition to supporting our businesses and workforce, we are also deeply committed to giving back to our community. That’s why we actively engage in fundraising efforts for local non-profit organizations like River Fund, Inc., which provide a safety net for members in our community experiencing a variety of hardships. By partnering with such organizations, we aim to make a positive impact and ensure that no one in our community is left behind.

Moreover, if you’re considering relocating your business to our area, the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce is here to assist you every step of the way. From providing information on available commercial properties to connecting you with local resources and government agencies, we are dedicated to making your transition as smooth as possible. Our region offers a favorable business climate, strategic location, and a supportive community ready to welcome you with open arms.

Together, through our collective efforts, we can continue to make Laughlin and the Colorado River Region a thriving community for all. Thank you for your support and involvement in the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce. Let’s work together to build a brighter future for everyone.

With warm regards,

Carrie Isaac Larson

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

Carrie Larson

President & CEO

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

About Me

At the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce, we’re more than just an organization; we’re a community hub dedicated to promoting growth, prosperity, and collaboration among our members and the entire Tristate area.  Our region is renowned for its exciting events and resorts that draw visitors from far and wide. They are the reason our community blossomed along the mighty Colorado River. As Executive Director, I am steadfast in my commitment to supporting these economic drivers, ensuring opportunities abound for both our business members and visitors. Moreover, I am dedicated to investing in our workforce, nurturing local talent, and championing causes that significantly enrich the lives of our community members.

Val Gabaldon

Executive Assistant

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

About Me

I am the Executive Assistant for the Laughlin Chamber, and for the last five years I have had the opportunity to assist my co-workers, our board of directors, members, residents, and visitors. I have also met a lot of amazing people, and I have witnessed some truly spectacular individuals and businesses do what they do best; serve our Tri-State communities. Our Chamber is here to support you and your business or connect you with one of our many members!

Michelle Talley

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 marketing materials to help your business grow. I am always available by phone and email. Let’s talk about what we can do for your business!

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

BOARD MEMBER

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

BOARD MEMBER

Cris Robinson, Senior Director of Marketing
Aquarius and Edgewater Casino Resorts

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

BOARD MEMBER

Gale McCarthy, Resorts Hotel Manager
Laughlin River Lodge Hotel & Casino

BOARD MEMBER

Ray Moody, General Manager
The New Pioneer

CHAIR

Jennifer Ronan, Financial Sales Manager
First Citizens Bank

PAST CHAIR

Fred Doten, Director
Caring Hearts for Horses

TREASURER

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

BOARD MEMBER

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

BOARD MEMBER

Kathy Ochs, President & CEO
KEO, Inc.

BOARD MEMBER

Richard Palm, Owner
Desert Palm Weddings

BOARD MEMBER

Mark Moskowitz, South County Liaison to Commissioner Michael Naft
Clark County Government Center

VICE CHAIR

Brie Tyler, Publisher/Owner
Our Town Magazine

SECRETARY

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

BOARD MEMBER

Robert Church
USI Insurance ServicesSenior Systems Analyst, USI Insurance Service

BOARD MEMBER

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

BOARD MEMBER

Anita Bray, General Manager
Tristate Wi-Fi, LLC

BOARD MEMBER

Dominick Dragone, Senior Vice President and Marketing Manager
Murphy Broadcasting

VIP (Volunteers in Partnership)

Our incredible team of volunteers work in partnership with the Chamber, and that is how they got to be our “VIP’s”

LEARN MORE ABOUT VIPs

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 5:00pm NV at the various locations. They suspend meetings during June, July and August.

 

Our VIPs are available for community events at the discretion of the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Carrie Issac Larson, 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 4:30pm PST.

Are you a non-profit (501-C-3/501-C-8) organization looking for extra funds?