Leadership Nevada is an innovative community leadership development program launched by the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce through its community foundation to train and inspire new leaders to serve Southern Nevada’s diverse public and private sectors. Leadership Nevada has been made possible through a U.S. Small Business Administration grant secured with the support of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. 2011 is Leadership Nevada’s first year. Participation in the first Leadership Nevada conference series will be limited to 100. The first 100 participants will enjoy the satisfaction of being the foundation for a rich educational program that will grow in prestige over the coming years. Leadership Nevada is a project of the Latin Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation (LCCCF), a 501(c)(3) organization. Contact Maite Salazar at (702) 951-9454, for more information.
NxLeveL is a 13-week, 39-hour comprehensive course designed to give small business owners the hands-on, intensive learning environment they need to help their business survive. It is the world’s largest most effective entrepreneurial training network. NxLeveL focuses on teaching the art of better business practices while producing a comprehensive business plan to guide business expansion, decisions, and activities. Whether you are in the planning stages, or have been in operations for several years, NxLeveL will help your business grow. NxLeveL demands planning on part of the business owner, and provides the tools to write a comprehensive business plan. The program is an internationally renowned training curriculum. Contact Maite Salazar at (702) 951-9454, for more information.
With the ever changing complexity of the Health Insurance Market and it’s required compliance issues, it is important to have a professional resource in your corner. National Healthcare Access, Inc. is that professional. Your Chamber membership brings you access to a competitive and comprehensive group health insurance plan exclusive to members with guaranteed rates and individualized in accordance with your firm’s requirements. Our program provides a choice of 4 plans: Major Medical, Dental, Vision and optional Life insurance. For more information and guidance on quoting, implementing and managing a Health Plan Benefit Program for your employees, contact National Healthcare Access directly at (702) 617-1777.
A Latin Chamber Amigo is highly visible, prestigious volunteer who serve as the Chamber's primary liaison to new Chamber members. Considered the goodwill arm of the Chamber, The Latin Chamber Amigo committee plays an essential role in member's recruitment, communication and retention. Each Amigo is charged with conveying member needs, questions and concerns to Chamber staff, keeping our Chamber in line with our members' desires. Upon their appointment, each Amigo makes a commitment to build lasting relationships with the membership, particularly new Chamber members, in order to build a loyal, committed membership base that will continue to support, participate with and invest in the Chamber and our community. If you are interested in serving as an Amigo, fill out the Amigo Program Form.
The purpose of Minority Business Enterprise Coalition (MBEC) is to facilitate business opportunities and market share growth for minority business enterprises (MBE) through the interaction of corporate members and advocate organizations. MBEC strives to be an organization providing best-in-class advocacy, education, technical assistance and training for MBE growth and development, along with promoting equal access to opportunities throughout Nevada. MBEC seeks to achieve this by addressing the needs of corporate advocates and MBEs through evaluation, education, training and development. It provides effective leadership targeted at promoting successful corporate/MBE relationships that ensure business opportunities for MBEs. In addition to the affinity program, MBEC provides a series of seminars and workshops focusing on business management classes such as, business strategies, financial accountability, and management techniques, giving our minority contractors the knowledge and expertise needed to engage and negotiate with major corporations. A grant is awarded to those who complete the training program that will be used to fund the MBEC certification. For more information, contact Leonard Hamilton at (702) 382-9522.
Do you need help caring for your elderly or disabled loved ones while you work? Nevada Adult Day Health Care Centers @ Arturo Cambeiro Senior Center (NADHC@ACSC) is specially designed to meet the needs of your elderly or disabled loved one. NADHC@ACSC is an organized program of services during the day in a group setting for the purpose of supporting the personal independence of older adults and promoting their social, physical and emotional well-being. Health services are available for your loved range from Registered Nurses to monitor their health daily including medication management, Physicians, Podiatrist, Licensed Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapists and even a Board Certified Music Therapist. Convenient Services for your loved one include home cook meals, transportation to and from your home, scheduled daily activities, professional entertainment weekly, arts and crafts, socialization and daily exercises to keep their minds active. Our Clients enjoy hair and nail care, healing effects of music by a certified music therapist weekly, karaoke and dancing. For your loved ones safety and your peace of mind, NADHC@ACSC staff is professionally trained to provide the finest personal care for your loved one with a structured daily routine of support and encouragement. We take pride in meeting all of our Client’s individual needs with love and respect in order for them to live independent meaningful lives in order for them to prolong their autonomy and preserve their dignity. For more information, please contact Arturo Cambeiro Senior Center at (702) 384-3746.
Toastmasters is a wonderful way to improve your public speaking and leadership skills – and it all happens in a setting of mutual support, constructive feedback, and positive reinforcement. Whether you’re an accomplished speaker or a novice, there’s always room for improvement – and Toastmasters brings the new and experienced together to learn from each other. Toastmasters en Español improves not only our communication skills, but also our Spanish language skills. It doesn’t matter if you’re a native Spanish speaker … or if Spanish is a second language. Our club members, representing diverse backgrounds and cultures, are working together to improve their Spanish communications skills while identifying the most acceptable and universal words that translate across different Spanish-speaking cultures. Let’s have some fun together improving our skills and making new friends. Join us and practice your ESPAÑOL with us every second and fourth Mondays of the month at 6:00pm at the Latin Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact Maite Salazar at (702) 951-9454.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program was established by the U.S. Government to provide free income-tax preparation assistance by IRS-certified volunteers. The free service is available to income-eligible working individuals and families at designated VITA sites, which includes the Latin Chamber of Commerce. VITA volunteers often help low-income, working taxpayers get the EITC refunds they might otherwise not claim. In partnership with United Way and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), local businesses and organizations have spearheaded the creation of Earn !t Keep !t Save !t. This collaborative’s mission is to help low-income families become self-sufficient and save money for the future. Its goal is to provide free tax return preparation and assistance with claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the EITC is the nation’s largest and most successful worker support program to spur economic development and strengthen the community’s workforce.For more information, contact Carlos Alulema at (702) 762-6664.
Prepares Adult and Dislocated Workers for jobs in high demand sectors. The Latin Chamber Foundation’s Adult Employment and Training Program provides employment readiness and training in the following employment sectors: 1) Clean Energy, 2) Manufacturing, 3) Aerospace and Defense, 4) Logistics and Operations, 5) Health and Medical Services, and 6) Business and Medical IT Ecosystems. The Foundation has aligned its efforts with Governor’s Economic Plan for the Nevada, which has identified these areas as key sectors with promise for growth in Nevada. The Foundation unemployed persons who lack the work readiness and training in these fields to gain new skills and abilities in order to achieve access to these career fields. On the Job Training is one of our most effective tools to help unemployed Nevadans to return to work. Occupational Training in areas including truck driving, HVAC, phlebotomy, medical assistant and several other high demand areas is another key tool in combating unacceptably high unemployment in our community—especially among minority, poor and non-English proficient populations who comprise a large portion of the people we help. For more information, contact the Latin Chamber Foundation at (702) 385-7368.
Helping WIA eligible 14 through 21 year olds with work readiness and work experiences. The Latin Chamber Foundation’s Youth Access Programs provide employment readiness and training in the following employment sectors: 1) Clean Energy, 2) Manufacturing, 3) Aerospace and Defense, 4) Logistics and Operations, 5) Health and Medical Services, and 6) Business and Medical IT Ecosystems. The Foundation has aligned its efforts with Governor’s Economic Plan for the Nevada, which has identified these areas as key sectors with promise for growth in Nevada, and is committed to helping youth prepare for and enter the jobs of tomorrow. The Foundation intends to help Southern Nevada youth who lack the work readiness, work experience and training in these fields to gain new skills and abilities in order to achieve access to these career fields. Work readiness is attained through intensive instruction focusing on hard and soft employment skills such as dress, punctuality, resume preparation, interviewing skills, educational readiness and application completion. Placing youth in work experiences with partner employers is a key strategy to combat the unacceptably high school dropout and youth unemployment rates in our community—especially among minority, poor and non-English proficient populations who comprise a large portion of the people we help. For more information, contact the Latin Chamber Foundation at (702) 385-7368.