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WHEREAS, local chambers of commerce have contributed to the civic and economic life of Nevada for over 117 years since the founding of the first local Chamber of Commerce in 1904; and

WHEREAS, local chambers of commerce work with businesses, nonprofits, merchants, and industry to advance the civic, economic, professional, industrial, and cultural life of the State of Nevada; and

WHEREAS, local chambers of commerce in the Silver State foster prosperity and encourage the growth of existing businesses and encourage new business to locate in Nevada, acting as a liaison between the business community, education, and government; and

WHEREAS, local chambers of commerce have distinguished themselves through their promotion of local communities, tourism and projects. By fostering job creation, improving education, and developing infrastructure, these organizations have laid the foundation for many communities, contributing to a better future for all Nevadans; and

WHEREAS, even while facing unprecedented challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, many local chambers of commerce never “shut their doors," instead, serving their communities as reliable resources for information concerning State and local health directives, financial aid, emergency resources, health-related data and supported local testing and vaccination programs; and

WHEREAS, during the pandemic, local chambers of commences delivered personal protective equipment, masks and signage to businesses throughout the State to assure the safety and health of Nevada’s workers; the essential work that our chambers of commences do for our communities have never been more important; and

WHEREAS, the Silver State recognizes the contribution of local chambers of commerce to the economic and civic viability of the State of Nevada;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the week of October 25-29, 2021, as

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WEEK IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 11th day of October, 2021

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