by Tovin Lapan, Las Vegas Sun — The Latin Chamber of Commerce says the College of Southern Nevada is not doing enough to ensure staff and faculty diversity and has expressed frustration that similar complaints dating seven years have not led to progress.
by Paul Takahashi, Las Vegas Sun — Rene Cantu Jr., the executive director of the Latin Chamber of Commerce’s Community Foundation, was sworn in Thursday as the interim School Board member to represent District E for the remaining five months of the term.
by Trevon Milliard, Las Vegas Review-Journal — Rene Cantu Jr., executive director of the Latin Chamber of Commerce's Community Foundation, is now also a Clark County School Board member representing northwest Las Vegas.
by Raj Tumber, Las Vegas Business Press — Cummings emphasized how important it is these days to collaborate. The Las Vegas Chamber, North Las Vegas Chamber, Henderson Chamber, Latin Chamber and Urban Chamber all shared their views and support for one another at the Doing Business in Southern Nevada Conference.
by Conor Shine, Vegas Inc. — In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Southern Nevada’s Hispanic business community was growing exponentially. A surge in the Latino population, paired with Las Vegas’ booming economy, created new demand and a new market for businesses catering to Hispanics.
by Tovin Lapan, Las Vegas Sun — The growing influence of Hispanics in Nevada’s business community is clear. Since 1990, the state’s Latino population has more than doubled, from 10.4 percent to 26.6 percent. More than three-quarters of a million Latinos now live in Nevada.
by Steve Tetreault, Las Vegas Review-Journal — The battle for Hispanic voters in Nevada intensified today on both the left and the right, with the launch of a new commercial supporting President Barack Obama and the kickoff of a conservative effort to kick him out of office.
by Jeff Mosier, Las Vegas Review-Journal — It was to be her final performance as a high school violinist. What a way to go out. Canyon Springs High School senior Karla Garcia-Cardenas played a mariachi concert with 250 other students May 18 at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The concert also featured students in the Clark County School District's ballet folklórico program and Clark High School's 90-piece symphony orchestra.