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Sin City Vision

Sin City Chamber of Commerce, (702) 450-7222

December 2005

"Where Business is Pleasure."

Special Interest Articles

Holiday Party & Toy Drive Credit Card Processing Benefit Impacts Members Non Profit Members

2nd Annual Holiday Party & Toy Drive

The Spirit of Giving in Sin City

By Loretta Holt, President

Now that we are in our second year of existence, the Sin City Chamber Of Commerce can start to name our events with the title "annual" and our second annual Holiday Party promises to be even more fun than our very first one last year. The holiday season is a very special time; a time when we count our blessings and want to share some of those blessings with others. By attending our Holiday Party on December 9th at the Ice House you have the opportunity of sharing a little bit of Christmas cheer with some less fortunate children. Your admission ticket to the Sin City Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party is an unwrapped toy for children from 1-18.

Peace On Earth "War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children." President Jimmy Carter

These toys are going to be donated to two very worthy organizations in town. One is the Shade Tree; the other is the Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons, Inc. The Shade Tree is a place that provides shelter and assists homeless women and children to find homes and a new way of life. I wrote about this organization in the November issue of The Sin City Vision. The second organization, Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons, is a small, little known, grass roots organization that tries to help the families of incarcerated individuals cope with their situation, as well as trying to prepare inmates (both men and women) for a successful reentry to society. Continued on Page 7

2005 Year in Review

2005 was a very good year for the Sin City Chamber of Commerce. We held some amazing events including the Sin City Experience Adult Show in conjunction with the SNAPI Gay Pride Festival, a Spring BBQ at the Chicken Ranch Brothel and our first annual Sin City Chamber Golf Classic. Aside from holding our monthly events, we've added several new benefits for members. Our Sin City Chamber Radio Hour on, which airs every Friday, has been very effective at getting the word out there about the chamber and our members. An alliance with United States Bankcard Service, has produces a fantastic benefit that helps our members save money on their Credit Card Processing Fees. We began the year with just under 100 members and now we are fast approaching 250 Members. Our website has seen constant changes and increased traffic. We have also added a new Membership Calendar that lets our members add their events to an online calendar. We at the Sin City Chamber of Commerce want to thank our Members for the support and foresight they have had in joining our new chamber. 2006 is shaping up to be an amazing year and we want every business in Las Vegas to join us and see why we are the buzz of Vegas. Happy Holidays and Best Wishes to All!

Vision Highlights

The Spirit of Giving Sponsorship Guide Snake Babe Hockey Night Recap Sin City Sultans 2005 in Pictures Member Spotlight Non Profit Members 1 2 6 8 9 10 11 14





From everyone at the Sin City Chamber of Commerce, we would like to say thank you to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. Their sacrifice, valor and honor enable each of us to bask in the glow of freedom. Come home safe and know that we support you 100%. The Sin City Chamber of Commerce has completed our new Sponsorship Guide that will give our members the opportunity to market, advertise and promote their companies. We have put together this guide to fit every budget and give you maximum exposure for your marketing dollars throughout 2006. Sponsorships with the Sin City Chamber ranges from $250 to $40,000. Each event will be promoted by the Sin City Chamber in our marketing efforts. Each sponsorship will help a Non Profit Member of the Sin City Chamber of Commerce. Each event will see proceeds going directly to great organizations like the Free Speech Coalition, Shade Tree, the Odyssey Foundation, the Center, SNAPI, & the Community Counseling Center. In 2006, we are adding several new events including the Sin City Business Awards & Gala and a Sin City Membership Retreat to review the past year and plan for the coming years. We value our members input and assistance in setting the direction you want your chamber to move. The Sin City Membership Retreat will be an opportunity to share your suggestions, give us your ideas and help us plan on how to become bigger, better and more effective for you. Also new will be our Brunch Series, which will include 5 brunches in 2006. Each scheduled at The White House with some exciting speakers and opportunities for the membership. We are happy to announce the 2nd Annual Sin City Chamber Golf Classic will be held in the fall, the location is being negotiated as we approach press time. This was one of the best events of 2005. We understanding that not everyone will attend the special events in which a ticket price incurs. As always, we will continue to hold monthly member mixers at various member locations. Member mixers are always free, open to members and their guests and offer the opportunity to build relationships, make some new friends and enjoy the camaraderie with your fellow members. Be sure to review the Sponsorship Guide when you receive your copy and include it in your Marketing Budget for 2006. Its great exposure and a great help to some worthy causes. Sincerely, Wayne Bridge, CEO

Happy Holidays to All!

"Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another."


It Pay's to Belong!

All legitimate businesses are welcome to join the Sin City Chamber of Commerce. We offer a tight group of dedicate business owners that network, do business, and have fun together. Membership has its benefits with the Sin City Chamber of Commerce, join us and see. 702-450-7222


Call 702-450-7222 for more information!

Sin City Chamber Website Stats for 2005

Total Hits ­ 4,257,359

Hits represent the total number of requests made to the server during the given time period (month, day, hour etc..)

Total Files ­ 3,339,613

Files represent the total number of hits (requests) that actually resulted in something being sent back to the user. Not all hits will send data, such as 404-Not Found requests and requests for pages that are already in the browsers cache.

Repeat Visitors ­ 917,746

By looking at the difference between hits and files, you can get a rough indication of repeat visitors, as the greater the difference between the two, the more people are requesting pages they already have cached (have viewed already).

Total Visits ­ 143,099

Visits occur when some remote site makes a request for a page on your server for the first time. As long as the same site keeps making requests within a given timeout period, they will all be considered part of the same Visit.

Total Pages ­ 410,690

Pages are those URLs that would be considered the actual page being requested, and not all of the individual items that make it up (such as graphics and audio clips).

More on Page 4.



Feliz Navidad

Holiday Traditions ­ by Adriana Picazo Russell

During the holiday season traditions play a major role. I grew up in Mexico City, which of course is vastly different from Las Vegas in many ways. In Mexico, Christmas is an important holiday season with strong traditions. One of the most colorful traditions is the posada party. Las Posadas (Spanish for "the inn") is a traditional Mexican festival which re-enacts Joseph's search for room at the inn. Every year the posada party is one of the highlights of the season, in commemoration of the journey of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Each Christmas season every evening from December 16 to 24, a processional, carrying a doll representing the Christ Child and images of Joseph and Mary riding a burro (donkey), walks through the community streets. The processional stops at a previously selected home and asks for lodging for the night. The people are invited in to sing Christmas carols called villancicos. There is plenty of food and drink, with candies and fruit for the children. At dusk, all the guests gather outside the house. The Christ Child doll is left at the chosen home and picked up on the next night when the processional begins again which will end at a new home for the posada party. This continues for eight nights in commemoration of the journey of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem. A small child dressed as an angel leads, followed by children carrying figures of Mary and Joseph. Boys and girls dressed in silver and gold robes constitute the procession, followed by the adults and musicians. Everyone sings holiday songs as they walk slowly along, carrying their lit candles. When they reach the house, the group divides in two. One half remains outside and begs for shelter from the other half, which is inside the house. The doors are then opened, the religious part of the celebration ends, and the fun begins. We at the Sin City Chamber of Commerce want to wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season filled with joy. Feliz Navidad!

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The Sin City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the addition of Bert Mosier as Director of Sales.

Only a little over a year old, the Sin City Chamber of Commerce has been generating so many leads for membership that its time to bring on some assistance to handle the volume of interest. To this end, Bert Mosier has been named Director of Sales for the Sin City Chamber of Commerce. Having experience as the Executive Director of the Hoxie Area Chamber of Commerce in Kansas, Bert will be a great benefit to the Sin City Chamber of Commerce in our efforts to increase our membership. Bert will focus his energy on business recruitment, retention, expansion, Chamber fundraising, promotions, & assist with special events. "Bert's is a great addition to our chamber, he has the right attitude and the right experience to help us build on what we have started." noted Wayne Bridge, CEO of the Sin City Chamber of Commerce. Bert and his partner, Jarod, have recently moved to Las Vegas from Northwest He also had many years of experience as Sheridan County's Economic Development Director, where he worked for two cities and one county. "I am very excited to be associated with the Sin City Chamber of Commerce. It is nice to be a part of an organization that treats all people equally with dignity and respect" Mosier said. Any current member who would like to refer other businesses can do so by contacting Bert at [email protected] or by calling him at 622-2586.

$$$ ~ Credit Card Processing

Benefit Makes Big Impact

With savings anywhere from 10% to 50% off their current Credit Card Processing Fees, Sin City Chamber Members are saving big with the new Credit Card Benefit. "It's a beautiful thing to offer our members something that we ourselves take advantage of. . ." commented Wayne Bride, CEO of the Sin City Chamber of Commerce. "All our members are welcome to compare with no obligation and Save on your current transaction rates." The United States Bankcard Service, LLC, a Sin City Chamber Member, offers a Full Service Credit Card Processing Service and is working directly with the Sin City Chamber to bring this money saving benefit to our Members. Get a One of a Kind Cost Analysis at no cost and no obligation. Receive a cost analysis that will break down your current processing statement transaction, so you know the real story behind your processing fees. Your cost analysis will be a line by line comparison. With the United States Bankcard Services benefit you will see the bottom line on your monthly savings. Contact [email protected] or call 702-450-7222 for more information.



Sin City Chamber of Commerce

December 2005

Entertainer of the Month

The SnakeBabe, More than just another pretty face. . .

She cut a naked woman in half on Jerry Springer, her "Drop Dead Gorgeous " beauty stole the show on David Letterman, Ripley's Believe It Or Not called her a "Sexy Seductress who strips to save Serpents"

Meet Sin City Chamber of Commerce Member Maria Gara the SnakeBabe. A Las Vegas Magician whose sexy yet comical style of magic has put her on television over and over again. Along with her juggling side-kick Steven Lee August, Maria is in high demand as a performer with animals. Regardless of her adult website ( even a "Family Friendly" cable channel like "The Animal Planet" seemingly looked the other way when she was featured on not only one, but three specials. The latest had her perform a Houdini-like escape from a coffin full of scorpions! This deadly stunt resulted in her being presented an award from the President of the elite Magic Castle!

"Maria is so much more than just a pretty face" reveals her comical co-star and husband Steve August, who can be seen assisting Maria every Tuesday with her snake displays at Studio 54 in the MGM Grand. "What many of Maria's fans do not know is that she operates a rescue for unwanted reptiles, all those sexy pictures they buy of Maria helps to save animals!" Maria adds "I adopt these sick, dying reptiles to nurse them back to health. Many times I have been successful but too often by the time they reach my facility, the animal has been ignored for a very long time. Poor things are too far gone to do anything but make comfortable until their passing or sometimes just put to sleep if it is beyond hope". This is a very sad dilemma that Maria faces every day because of her love for animals. But why snakes? Maria replies, "I just have an unusual soft spot for reptiles and I am allergic to fur!" Visit to learn more about Maria, the Snake Babe.


Spirit of Giving in Sin City Continued.

The Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons, FFIP, came into existence when Rev. Karl Evans realized that certain members of his congregation had nowhere to turn for help and support when a family member was incarcerated. Rev. Evans, along with Donna Metcalf and Diana Swisher, organized a support group and in April, 1998 the FFIP was established. In December 2000 FFIP became an official non-profit organization. The goal of the FFIP is to provide a safe and comfortable setting where those on the outside can come to talk about any problems they are experiencing because of a loved one's incarceration. Follow up contact with the family is maintained and help, encouragement, and information is disseminated as needed. Funding for FFIP is limited and provided mostly by an annual yard sale and private donations. During the course of a year, the volunteers of FFIP send out birthday cards and holiday greeting cards to inmates. They also participate in the Going Home Prepared Programs by giving clothes and supplies while volunteers help with the reentry process. Their volunteers assist at several half way houses including OUR HOUSE and Casa Grande, by helping parolees find employment. The annual Christmas party is held for the family and children of inmates. There is plenty of food and Santa distributes gifts to all the children. When there is a strong family support system for those on the outside, as well as for the inmates, along with a proactive reentry program, the recidivism rate is greatly reduced. This benefits everyone, the inmates, their friends and family as well as society as a whole. For further information, you can contact, Donna Metcalf at 702-870-5577, President or Fae Ryder, Secretary, 702-655-6754. If you know of any non-profit organization that does good deeds in our city and receives little recognition or funding from private and public resources, please let us know who they are and who to contact. If their budget is very limited, we will donate an Honorary Sin City Chamber Of Commerce Membership to them. We are planning lots of events for the coming year in which we will donate part of the proceeds to charitable organizations and would like to be able to help these new and or little known organizations whenever we can. Together, as a business organization, we can help make a difference in a variety of ways to enhance the quality of life in our fabulous city, Las Vegas. Nothing feels as good as helping someone else. There is no such thing as a small gift. All gifts are special in eyes of the recipient. Whether these gifts are cash, supplies, toys or time, by joining together, not only at Christmastime, but all year long to help those who may need a helping hand, we can always keep the spirit of Christmas in our hearts. At this time, I would like to wish all of you and yours a very safe and joyous Holiday season, a Merry Christmas, along with a healthy and prosperous New Year. Loretta Holt, President Sin City Chamber Of Commerce



Sin City Mixer with Las Vegas Wranglers A Thrilling Event

On November 12, 2005 the Sin City Chamber of Commerce held it's first Sin City Hockey Night with the Las Vegas Wranglers. The Sin City Event sold out and was with out a doubt one of the best events of the year. Our event was situated in the newly created "Ice Box" which is over 1,300 Sq Ft of space right up on the glass. Networking right up on the glass as the game was in full swing was a great thrill. "Players and pucks crashing up against the boards, smashing the glass as we watched on was incredible fun" commented Wayne Bridge, CEO. Down 3-1 to the Bakersfield Condors, the Las Vegas Wranglers stormed back to even it up at 3-3. Going scoreless through the overtime periods, a shoot out insued. Every Sin City Chamber Member in attendance joined the crowd on their feet as the Wranglers delighted by winning the Shoot Out and the game. One member became an instant fan of the Las Vegas Wranglers and purchased Season Tickets, while others were treated to a very unique experience. Australian born Sin City Chamber Member, Tony Andree-Jansz of Dyson and Dyson Realty, commented, "This is really fantastic. I've never been to a hockey game before, this is really a great event." Special thanks to our Hockey Night Sponsors: Club Sesso Laser Concepts of Nevada The White House, Las Vegas Bart Zimmer, Excel Realty Pleasure's Gentlemen's Club The Big Ox ­ Oxygen Blast


That's right, we are taking over the Ice Box again on March 25, 2006. The Game starts at 7:05. Sponsorships are now available. Members and Non Members will be able to purchase tickets for their guests. Located in the "Wrangler's Ice Box", over 1,350 sq. ft. reserved for the Sin City Chamber Members. VIP Passes, Food and Beverage included. Beverages and Food will be included at the Private Bar, waiter/waitress service, as well as a ticket to the game. Only 50 Tickets Available. Tickets will be available for $30.00 each for members and $50.00 for Non-Members. Visit for more information.



at Club International Mixer

On November 17, 2005, the Members of the Sin City Chamber of Commerce were treated to a wonderful dinner provided by Club International. It was a wonderful surprise for our members to be treated to an evening of enterainment, networking and fun. Owner of Club International, Al Mughairy, informed us just as we arrived that he has prepared a special treat for the members. The first thing he said was "Expect to be treated like Royalty." During the Sin City Chamber of Commerce event, guests were treated to a wondeful evening of entertainment and great food. It was a very comfortable atmosphere and made for a very special evening, a complete dinner was served for our members at no cost. The attention given to our members was a great treat, many came expecting your typical chicken wings and networking. What they got was a fantastic evening dinner in an intimate setting with 50 friends. A cozy place, that seats 50 to 60 comfortably, Club International was opened in April of 2005 and currently serves an international menu. Everything from Middle Eastern, Spanish, French, Greek, Cajun, American, and East Indian items are their fantastic menu. "We were treated like Sultans and it was all made possible by Sin City Chamber of Commerce Member, Al Mughairy and Club International" commented Loretta Holt, Chamber President. Al, as he prefers to be called, grew up in England, and is sultanate on the Arabian Peninsula. Al's sister, Hunaina Bin Sultan Bin Ahmed Al-Mughairy, was appointed to an ambassador to the United States. Other family members are also noted successes in their own right, including his brother-in-law an ambassador to the United Nations, while another is an assistant to the secretary general of the United Nations. Club International is at 1750 South Rainbow Blvd., at Oakey.


2005 Sin City Chamber ~ A Year in Pictures

Loretta Holt, Adriana Picazo Russell & Wayne Bride Decorates the Sin City Chamber Float at the SNAPI Pride Parade

The Spring BBQ at the Chicken Ranch, Ken Farmer and Eden discussing the closing of Eden's New Home.

Our Antique Auto Show/Mixer with Findlay Cadillac was another great event.

In 2005, we were pleased to hold a Mixer with Sin City Chamber Member and Golf Classic Sponsor, Findlay Cadillac and Saab. Bette Midler impersonator, Brenda Miller with Wayne Bridge at the Hamburger Mary's Mixer in March 2005

At the Creative Image Agency sponsored hole during the Sin City Chamber Golf Classic.

In August 2005, we were welcomed by the Ice House Lounge for a fantastic networking event by the Sin City Crowd. Deborah Burnett of Canale Originals and Tera Patrick of at the 2005 Sin City Chamber Golf Classic.



MEMBER SPOTLIGHT Boss Business Services

We are proud to introduce you to Boss Business Services, a Sin City Chamber of Commerce Member and one of Sin City's most distinguished business services. Boss Business Services has been one of Nevada's leading providers of corporate formation, LLCs and partnerships since 1993. Boss Business Services strives not only to be the place you come to get your business started, but also the place you turn for all of your needs. We form relationships with our clients that last for years to come. Boss Business Services literally has thousands of clients that utilize our services on a monthly basis to simplify the process of running their businesses. For the Business Owner: We understand that you are in business to make money, not to have to become an attorney, CPA, payroll service, benefit provider, etc. Unfortunately, these responsibilities come with the territory. That is why we provide a "one stop shop" for the small business owner where all of these needs can be met under one roof. As a small business owner, you need to ensure you receive the proper advice right from the outset of business and even before. For instance, what is the proper form of business for you? Should you be a sole proprietor, a corporation or an LLC? What are the pros and cons of each and where do you go from there? These are the kinds of questions Boss can answer. Once you have those questions answered by a competent professional, we assist you in moving forward with that decision and ensuring everything is put together properly. In order to do so we take into consideration asset protection and liability protection, tax reduction and the effects of future changes and growth in your business. To get the advice that you need from a qualified professional, call Boss Business Services today at (702) 8718535. For the Entertainer: The advantages of a proper business structure are not limited to the business owner; you are your business! As such you can enjoy many of the same liability protection and tax reduction benefits as other companies. In every business there is equipment that needs to be purchased, supplies that need to be maintained, costumes or uniforms that need to be replaced, travel costs and meals and entertainment expenses to say the least. It is time to start using the laws and the tax code to your advantage, let us show you how! To get the advice that you need from a qualified professional call Boss Business Services today at (702) 8718535. Services we provide:



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December Holidays

Bodhi Day - Buddha's Enlightenment (Buddhist) ­ December 8 Hanukkah In 2005, Hanukkah is celebrated from sundown Dec. 25 through sundown Jan. 2, 2006. (The observance of all Jewish holidays begins at sunset the previous day.) The year 2005 translates to the year 5766 on the Jewish calendar. Also known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah is one of the most festive holidays for the Jewish community. Hanukkah is a special time for gathering and celebrating with family and friends Christmas Day ­ December 25 Celebrated throughout the Christian world as the day that commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. In modern times, it has lost some of the religious overtones and has given way to a celebration of friends and family. Often more associated with Santa Claus and Christmas Trees, Christmas Day is one of the most festive holidays in the Christian World. Kawanzaa - December 26 As an African American and Pan-African holiday celebrated by millions throughout the world African community, Kwanzaa brings a cultural message which speaks to the best of what it means to be African and human in the fullest sense. Given the profound significance Kwanzaa has for African Americans and indeed, the world African community, it is imperative that an authoritative source and site be made available to give an accurate and expansive account of its origins, concepts, values, symbols and practice. Dr. Maulana Karenga, Creator of Kwanzaa Chair, The Organization Us Chair, The National Association of Kawaida Organizations (NAKO)

Sin City Chamber January Mixer

Join us at Goodtimes - a Gaming and Entertainment Experience in the Liberace Plaza. This event will be free for Sin City Chamber Members. Non members are welcome to join us, tickets are available online for $25.00 each. Date: January 18, 2006 Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Sin City Chamber Members Please RSVP at [email protected]

1775 E. Tropicana Ave., Ste. 1 Las Vegas Nevada 89119 Phone: (702) 736-9494

Non Members get your tickets on line at Call 702-450-7222 for more information.


Sin City Chamber Non Profit Members

This Holiday season we encourage you to contact and support our Non-Profit Members. During the 2006 Calendar Year, Sin City Chamber Special Events will benefit select Non Profit Members. The Sin City Chamber of Commerce is proud to support the following Sin City Chamber Members:

The Shade Tree P.O. Box 669 Las Vegas,NV 89125 Phone: 702-385-0072 ext. 108 E-mail: [email protected] The Center 953 E. Sahara Ave. Ste. 325 Commercial Center Las Vegas,NV 89104 Phone: 702-733-9800 Fax: 702-733-9075 E-mail: [email protected] The Odyssey Foundation 2121 Industrial Rd. Ste. 215 Las Vegas,NV 89102 Phone: 702-257-2345 E-mail: [email protected] Free Speech Coalition P.O. Box 10480 Canoga Park,California 91309 Phone: 818-348-9373 E-mail: [email protected] QVegas Foundation Phone: (702) 650-0636 Fax: (702) 650-0641 E-mail: [email protected] NASE-National Association for the Self Employed Phone: (702) 371-6808 Fax: (702) 262-0116 E-mail: [email protected] Southern Nevada Association of Pride, Inc. (SNAPI) Phone: (702) 615-9429 Fax: (702) 341-7588 E-mail: [email protected]

For more information, please contact us at 702-450-7222 or email [email protected]

Sin City Chamber of Commerce - Where Business is Pleasure.

Phone (702) 450-7222 Fax (702) 450-7227 E-mail [email protected]

The Sin City Chamber of Commerce is a member based business organization located in Las Vegas and created to promote with equality, respect and fairness the businesses that provide the products and services that Sin City Las Vegas is noted for worldwide. The Sin City Chamber of Commerce's website and publications are designed to provide a centralized reference guide for consumers to access the businesses that cater to their diverse interests. Before visiting Las Vegas, Nevada be sure to review our Business Directory and Visitor Guide.


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