B&I's Marcel Schaerer scheduled to speak at State of the Chamber of Armed Forces Chamber

Updated: Jun 4, 2020

The Armed Forces Chamber is proud to announce that Marcel Schaerer, Deputy Director of the Nevada's Department of Business and Industry is scheduled to give remarks at the 2020 State of the Chamber. The shindig occurs on Thursday-February 27, 2020 from 1800H-2000H (6:00pm-8:00pm) at the Nevada State Business Center, 3300 W Sahara Ave, Suite 425, Las Vegas, NV 89102.

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Marcel Fernando Schaerer is the southern Nevada deputy director based in Las Vegas. He is responsible for managing the Las Vegas director's office and oversees programs and initiatives to address the needs of businesses and consumers including: small business advocacy and resources, access to capital, advocacy for minorities and consumer protection.

Marcel has led the team's effort to develop two interactive products for businesses and entrepreneurs - the Guide to Starting and Growing a Business in Nevada and the Nevada Business Support Ecosystem - to enhance the offering of the redesigned online Business Resource Center. Under his tenure, the department also supported the successful launch of Shop Small Nevada, a Small Business Saturday initiative and the development of the iChallenge Small Business NEVADA initiative in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration Nevada office.

With more than 30 years of experience in business operations and management, Marcel is passionate about creating solid collaborative partnerships and proactive engagement of communities throughout the state, chambers of commerce and business resource partners to facilitate coordination of services and programs as well as addressing community needs and service gaps.

Marcel offers expertise in a wide variety of approaches used in strategic planning, workplace training and management development, as well as systems improvement. He and his wife Sylvia founded International Professional Development Services, a workforce consulting and training firm established in 1996. From 2009 to 2014, he worked at the Nevada Small Business Development Center as director of the Imagine 2020 Initiative and southern Nevada operations. Prior to that, he was the division director at the Center for Employment Training in Reno, Nevada.

Marcel earned a bachelor's degree in Economics and Global Studies and a master's degree in Economics from the University of Nevada, Reno. He has served as an instructor of macro and microeconomics, is a certified NxLevel for Entrepreneurs instructor, and received Lean Manufacturing Training certification from Nevada Industry Excellence. His life-long commitment to personal and professional excellence embraces humor, integrity, accountability, quality and performance. He has lived both in Paraguay and the United States, and travels frequently to explore the world with his wife and their three children.

The State of the Chamber and 3rd Anniversary highlights accomplishments of the Armed Forces Chamber plus announces the mission for 2020. Also, special guests including dignitaries, representatives from federal/state agencies and more will be in attendance plus have remarks. Complimentary beverages plus appetizers provided while supplies last.

About Armed Forces Chamber:

Established in 2017, the Armed Forces Chamber is America's first Chamber with military-inspired operations. Also, the Armed Forces Chamber is Nevada's first Chamber formed to meet business needs of Armed Forces members. The mission is to recruit, train, and equip Armed Forces members ready to serve their community, lead this organization and succeed in business. The vision is to recruit 10,000 Chamber members by 2035.

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