The Mesquite Chamber of Commerce celebrates the 2020 holiday season and 11th Annual Small Business Saturday® by signing up for the 4th year in a row as a Small Business Saturday Coalition Member.
[Mesquite, NV - November 9, 2020] The Mesquite Chamber of Commerce announced today that it is working with American Express as a member of the Small Business Saturday Coalition Program. They will promote local participating businesses through print promotion, social media marketing, and host a new interactive game as part of Small Business Saturday, which takes place on Nov 28. Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday celebrates the impact small businesses have on communities across the country.
The Mesquite Chamber of Commerce will be using social media paid advertising and print promotion to keep locals informed of the specials that each of the participating businesses and organizations will be hosting. Shoppers should plan to see specials and events from businesses in retail, dining, salons, health and wellness, the arts, and more. To bring a little more entertainment and holiday cheer to Small Business Saturday, the Chamber will also be hosting an interactive game this year called “Find Peppermint Jingle.” Peppermint the Chamber Elf will be hiding at select participating businesses where adult shoppers can try to find him and be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate to one of the businesses participating in Small Business Saturday, while children may receive a holiday treat at the store provided by the Chamber for their efforts.
This year’s celebration is the 11th Annual Small Business Saturday, since it started in 2010, consumers have reported spending an estimated $120 billion across all Small Business Saturdays combined. (1) That’s $120 billion toward helping communities thrive, spent over just ten days alone.
In order to drive shoppers to Shop Small® this Nov 28, the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce is participating in the Small Business Saturday Coalition Program to spotlight small businesses and the impact they have on communities. According to the 2019 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey, 97% of consumers who shopped on Small Business Saturday agree that small businesses are essential to their community and 95% reported the day makes them want to shop or eat at small, independently-owned businesses all year long, not just during the holiday season(2).
This year will mark the 4th year that the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce has been a coalition member participating in Small Business Saturday. Shoppers looking to participate in the event will be able to find information on Mesquite businesses and their holiday specials through the Chamber’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mesquitechamber. If a local business would like to participate they may reach out to the Chamber directly at 702-346-2902.
Merchants and consumers can learn more about Shop Small, Small Business Saturday and how to get involved by visiting ShopSmall.com
Mesquite Chamber of Commerce
Contact at American Express:
Megan. C. Hunsicker
About Small Business Saturday
November 28, 2020, marks the 11th Annual Small Business Saturday, a celebration of small businesses and the positive impact they have on communities across the country. American Express, having created Small Business Saturday in 2010, proudly works with organizations and independent businesses to provide solutions that support communities and uplift local economies. Learn more and connect with us on ShopSmall.com, Instagram.com/ShopSmall, and Facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturday
(1) This spend statistic is an aggregate of the average spend as reported by consumers in surveys commissioned by American Express reporting spend habits on Small Business Saturday of consumers who were aware of the day. It does not reflect actual receipts or sales. Each such survey was conducted among a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults. The surveys had an overall margin of error of between +/- 2.0% and +/- 5.47%, at the 95% level of confidence. The data was projected from the samples based on then-current U.S. Census estimates of the U.S. adult population (18+).
(2) The 2019 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey was conducted by Teneo on behalf of American Express and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). The study is a nationally representative sample of 2,287 U.S. adults 18 years of age or older. The sample was collected using an email invitation and an online survey. The study gathered self-reported data and does not reflect actual receipts or sales. It was conducted anonymously on December 1, 2019. The survey has an overall margin of error of +/- 2.0%, at the 95% level of confidence. Projections are based on the current U.S. Census estimates of the U.S. adult population, age 18 years and over.
[Mesquite, NV, November 5, 2020] The Mesquite Chamber of Commerce will receive $33,910 in grant money from the COVID-19 Rural Recovery Grant program that was approved by the Nevada Commission on Tourism on Wednesday. The grants are designed to help Nevada’s rural communities bolster tourism immediately, and to disseminate the message that they are open to visitors and safe.
“We are really excited about receiving the tourism grants so we can help promote that Mesquite is open and safe,” said Carol Kolson, President and CEO of the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce. Kolson has a background in economic development and tourism having held a previous Chamber CEO position in Washington state.
In order for the Chamber to receive the grants, they were required to complete a detailed application outlining the ways they would generate tourism in Mesquite.
The money received by the Chamber will be used for print advertising in the Nevada Visitors Guide, Nevada Magazine, and through a comprehensive tourism marketing campaign with a local Las Vegas tv channel.
“We feel this is just what Mesquite needs to get back on track during this pandemic. We are extremely grateful to the Nevada Commission on Tourism for this great opportunity for our rural communities,” said Kolson.
The relief program was established through the CARES Act that was received by the State of Nevada, and after the Nevada Commission on Tourism voted to distribute $1.65 million in grants to assist communities in recovering from COVID-19.
Intermountain Healthcare Opens News Heart and Vascular Clinic in Mesquite, Nevada, to Enhance Access to Cardiovascular Care for Area Residents
As part of its mission to help people live the healthiest lives possible, which includes providing direct access to cardiovascular care in rural areas in need of specialty providers, Intermountain Healthcare has opened its first heart and vascular clinic in Mesquite, Nevada.
The new clinic, located at 786 W. Pioneer Boulevard, Suite A, in Mesquite, will be staffed by five cardiology providers and two vascular clinicians, and will feature state-of-the art technology.
Starting in October, three providers who focus on electrophysiology will begin offering services to patients at the clinic. The full range of the services available at the clinic includes ECG, echocardiograms, vascular ultrasounds, device interrogations, cardiac arrhythmia risk evaluations, structural heart evaluations, general cardiology evaluations, and venous and arterial evaluations.
“We’re elated to offer these services to Mesquite residents who would otherwise have to travel a significant distance away from their homes to St. George or Las Vegas to receive the same level of quality care,” said Tonja Reidy, director of cardiology at Intermountain Healthcare in Nevada. “Our clinicians and caregivers at this clinic benefit from the resources of our cardiology program, which is fully integrated with highly specialized heart services from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute.”
Heart disease is a major health problem in the world and in the United States. It’s the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. One person dies every 36 seconds in the U.S. from cardiovascular disease. About 655,000 Americans die from heart disease each year, which is one in every four deaths.
The new Intermountain heart and vascular clinic, which opened on Sept. 4, is located adjacent to Intermountain’s myGeneration Senior Clinic, which opened in its new location last October. The myGeneration Senior Clinic model specializes in advanced senior primary care, focusing on preventive methods that provide better health outcomes. Patients of myGeneration Senior Clinics enjoy more time with their providers, access to a network of Intermountain Healthcare specialists, and many other exclusive benefits. The Virgin Valley clinic is also currently accepting new Medicare Advantage patients.
Intermountain Healthcare Heart and Vascular Clinic Location
786 W. Pioneer Boulevard, Suite A
Mesquite, NV 89027
Clinic Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Phone Hours: Mon. to Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
About Intermountain Healthcare
Intermountain Healthcare is a not-for-profit system of 24 hospitals, 215 clinics, a Medical Group with 2,500 employed physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a health insurance company called SelectHealth, and other health services in Idaho, Utah, and Nevada. Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes and sustainable costs. For more information, see intermountain.com/nevada.
Contact: Christina Cober: email@example.com / 702-241-7132
SBA and Treasury Department Announce $10 Billion for CDFIs to Participate in the Paycheck Protection Program
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, announced that it is setting aside $10 billion of Round 2 funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to be lent exclusively by Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). CDFIs work to expand economic opportunity in low-income communities by providing access to financial products and services for local residents and businesses. These dedicated funds will further ensure that the PPP reaches all communities in need of relief during the COVID-19 pandemic – a key priority for President Trump.
“The forgivable loan program, PPP, is dedicated to providing emergency capital to sustain our nation’s small businesses, the drivers of our economy, and retain their employees,” said SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza. “CDFIs provide critically important capital and technical assistance to small businesses from rural, minority and other underserved communities, especially during this economically challenging time.”
“The PPP has helped over 50 million American workers stay connected to their jobs and over 4 million small businesses get much-needed relief,” said Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin. “We have received bipartisan support for dedicating these funds for CDFIs to ensure that traditionally underserved communities have every opportunity to emerge from the pandemic stronger than before.”
As of May 23, 2020, CDFIs have approved more than $7 billion ($3.2 billion in Round 2) in PPP loans. The additional $6.8 billion will ensure that entrepreneurs and small business owners in all communities have easy access to the financial system, and that they receive much-needed capital to maintain their workforces.
The Paycheck Protection Program was created by the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and provides forgivable loans to small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to keep their employees on the payroll. To date, more than 4.4 million loans have been approved for over $510 billion for small businesses across America.
The SBA and the Treasury Department remain committed to ensuring eligible small businesses have the resources they need to get through this time.
About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.
[Mesquite, Nevada, March 12, 2020] The Mesquite NV Chamber of Commerce is launching a Mesquite COVID-19 Community Task Force. The task force will be made of Business Leaders and Health Professionals. Its mission is to provide current information and resources about Coronavirus to the business and residential community of Mesquite, Nevada.
“The Chamber is working to ensure our local business community is prepared for any scenario and wants to provide factual information to the Mesquite community,” said Carol Kolson, Mesquite Chamber President and CEO. “It is prudent for businesses and the community to take steps to be prepared even though Mesquite does not currently have any cases of Coronavirus.”
The Chamber will be facilitating a meeting with Business Leaders and Health Professionals at the Eureka Casino Resort on Tuesday, March 17th from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Businesses wanting to participate may rsvp for the meeting by calling 702-346-2902.
The purpose of the meeting is to quickly implement the Three P’s: Prevent, Plan, and Practice. Businesses of all sizes can be effective by simply posting and communicating vital information, updates, and reminders at work.
The Chamber website, www.mesquitenvchamber.com, now has a link to Coronavirus information on the homepage. This page will be continually updated. If you have any questions, please reach out to Carol Kolson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Mesquite, Nevada, June 7, 2019] GRI Firearms will celebrate their grand opening on Tuesday, June 11, along with the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce, and Mayor Al Litman at 50 S. Arrowhead Ln., Ste E, Mesquite, NV 89027 at 9:00 AM. Refreshments will be served.
GRI is owned by Chris Griffith, an NRA certified firearms Instructor and Chief Range Safety Officer. The store will offer firearms, supplies, accessories, camping equipment, and survivalist gear. In addition, GRI will be able to help individuals create custom survival kits that are designed to fit a person's individual needs.
Chris currently has many classes planned for the future, but one class is already scheduled for Saturday, June 22, at the First Baptist Church. This will be a concealed carry and renewals class where registration is required to attend. To do so, go to www.grifirearms.com, visit the GRI Firearms Facebook page, or stop in at the store. Future classes for firearms and/or survivalist courses will be updated on the website or Facebook.
The Mesquite Chamber of Commerce would like to encourage locals and surrounding area residents to attend this event. For more information, please call the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce at 702-346-2902.
Nevada GOED to hold informational meeting in Mesquite City Hall on June 6
MESQUITE, Nev. – Federal grant money is available to Nevada small businesses to open the door of the global marketplace to them, but many business owners just never apply for the free federal dollars. The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) will hold an informational seminar next week to illustrate the benefits of the state’s exporting resources.
Small business owners and leaders are encouraged to attend an informational meeting about the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant on Thursday, June 6, at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers at Mesquite City Hall, 10 E. Mesquite Blvd., hosted by GOED, the City of Mesquite and the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce. So far this year 13 small Nevada businesses have taken advantage of the grant and have been awarded nearly $90,000.
“There are many great state programs designed to help small businesses, especially the STEP grant which provides businesses with money to help begin exporting their goods or help them expand their export market,” said Gov. Steve Sisolak. “I would encourage all business owners to attend this meeting to learn more about how the STEP grant can help their businesses thrive.”
GOED approves applications for the funding through the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) STEP grant. Businesses can get awards up to $5,000 to assist with pre-approved export expenses such as foreign market sales trips, trade show activities, international marketing materials, export trade show exhibits, overseas interpreters and training workshops.
“Small businesses fuel Nevada’s economy and expanding into foreign markets will put them on a path to grow their businesses,” said GOED Interim Executive Director Kris Sanchez. “If a business is considering expanding into global trade, they should apply for a STEP grant.”
Many times, the only way for Nevada businesses to connect with buyers all over the world is to attend trade shows in foreign markets. The STEP grant can help defray the cost of a business owner attending trade shows and creating global market promotional materials for the business.
For more information about the Nevada GOED’s STEP grants or to apply, visit diversifynevada.com. The STEP program is funded in part through a grant with the SBA.
About the Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Created during the 2011 session of the Nevada Legislature, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development is the result of a collaborative effort between the Nevada Legislature and the Governor’s Office to restructure economic development in the state. GOED’s role is to promote a robust, diversified and prosperous economy in Nevada, to stimulate business expansion and retention, encourage entrepreneurial enterprise, attract new businesses and facilitate community development. More information on the Governor’s Office of Economic Development can be viewed at diversifynevada.com.