Re-Opening & Support
COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Measures for the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce
The Laughlin Nevada Chamber of Commerce has been serving Laughlin residents and tristate businesses for over 32 years. We are the fabric of the Colorado River Region’s communities and have always responded when the community has called upon us. From sponsoring a local Little League team to establishing Community Achievement Awards with tristate student scholarships, and presentation of the most anticipated event of the year, the Chef’s Food Fest, the Laughlin Chamber Board of Directors, staff and dedicated volunteers (VIPs) are generally the first to help. Our members, communities and many 501c3 beneficiaries, of our historical annual events, depend on us and we are working hard
to ensure that our services do not stop.
The recent COVID-19 crisis our communities are dealing with is no different. We have continued to provide vital information from state resources to our members, assist businesses with completion of relief applications, and provide encouragement to stay open and keep employees on the payroll. We have nominated Laughlin businesses for grant funding, and we are still fighting hard for the 501c6 organizations to be included in the eligibility of the Payroll Protection Program by meeting and writing letters to our state and federal leaders. It should be noted that this continued effort by the staff and our Board of Directors has been accomplished while working from home.
It is in a chamber’s core to give back and be an example for other businesses. As our communities emerge from this crisis, our Laughlin Chamber will be called upon to assist throughout the communities in the tristate, and we will be a key example of support, volunteerism, business sector marketing and partnerships in driving what will be a long, challenging, but ultimately a successful economic recovery.
As a final part of this introduction is the definition of what makes up the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce. Basically, it consists of its members and supporters who in turn elect a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors are all members of the chamber either as members or supporters. The Board of Directors in turn elect an Executive Committee who functions as the governing committee responsible for chamber direction. The daily operations of the chamber are handled by the staff (four individuals) under the direction of the chamber
CEO/President. As an ancillary arm of the chamber, there is an organization titled, “Volunteers in Partnership” commonly referred to as the “VIPs”. This group volunteers within the community and provides a vital function in the success of community and chamber