The 3rd annual Governor's Conference on Small Business, hosted by the State of Nevada Department of Business and Industry at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, is a comprehensive small business resource event designed for entrepreneurs seeking to start or grow an existing business. Conference participants will have the opportunity to hear from industry leaders and experts during six informative and interactive panel discussions and can interface with 100+ service providers, development authorities and government entities at the Business Resource Expo. A luncheon featuring special guest speakers and a keynote address by Governor Brian Sandoval will conclude the conference. The conference will highlight the development of the burgeoning commercial drone industry in Nevada. A variety of drones will be on display and luncheon guests will hear from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development Director Steve Hill and Dr. Kenneth Witcher, Dean of the College of Aeronautics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University about the state’s efforts to bring this growing industry to Nevada and what it means for small business.
Exhibitor registration is also available for the Business Resource Expo for nonprofit and B2B companies that provide resources, products or services targeted to entrepreneurs and Nevada-based businesses.
7:30 am: Registration, networking and light breakfast
8:00 am - noon: Business Resource Expo
8:00 am - noon: Panel Discussions (with topics including Small Business Owner Peer Panel, Exploring Nontraditional Financing Opportunities, Affordable Care Act and others!)
12:00 - 1:30pm: Luncheon feature special guest speakers and keynote address by Governor Brian Sandoval
Special guest speakers:
• Steve Hill, Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Development
• Dr. Kenneth Witcher, Dean, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Cost (includes conference and luncheon): $50 in advance, $60 at the door
Visit www.lvchamber.com/gov-conference for online registration and information. Pass along the event flier to interested individuals.