LAS VEGAS — Lieutenant Governor Lisa Cano Burkhead announced today, Tuesday, the launch of the web page for the newly created Office of Small Business Advocacy. The page can be found on the Lieutenant Governor’s website.
“I’m thrilled that the web page for the Office of Small Business Advocacy is up and running and ready to help Nevada’s entrepreneurs,” Lieutenant Governor Cano Burkhead said. “This will allow small business owners to focus more time on growing their business and creating jobs for their community. Business owners can simply come to our site, fill out a quick form and be connected to a person ready to help.”
The Office of Small Business Advocacy was created by Assembly Bill 184 and signed into law by Governor Steve Sisolak on May 31, 2021. The office is designed as a one-stop shop for small businesses to take advantage of resources available in state government, and reports to the Lieutenant Governor.
Last month Lieutenant Governor Cano Burkhead hired Sonny Vinuya to serve as Director. Vinuya comes to the Office of Small Business Advocacy most recently from the Asian Chamber of Commerce, where he served as president. He will use his business contacts to help promote the office, as well as serve as the direct line of commination between the office and Nevada’s small businesses.
“When the Lieutenant Governor asked me to bring my business background to this new office, I couldn’t wait to get started,” Vinuya said. “I’ve received so many calls since I took this position about where small businesses can go for assistance, and now that the website is up and running, we can really get to work.”
Lieutenant Governor Cano Burkhead recently put forth her vision for Nevada’s businesses, which included the Office of Small Business Advocacy in a guest column with the Las Vegas Sun and Vegas Inc. She and Vinuya also discussed the office with the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
About Lieutenant Governor Lisa Cano Burkhead
Lisa Cano Burkhead is a first-generation Latina, the daughter of immigrant parents from South America who came to Las Vegas to find the American Dream. A lifelong educator, she spent 25 years working in Nevada public schools, first as a Spanish and English teacher and later as an administrator and principal.
As Lieutenant Governor, she is an advocate for the needs of public education and uses her position and platform to uplift the voices of students, educators and parents.
The Lieutenant Governor serves as:
- A member of the Governor’s Cabinet;
- President of the State Senate;
- Chair of the Nevada Commission on Tourism;
- Chair of the Advisory Board on Outdoor Recreation;
- Chair of the Keep Nevada Working Task Force;
- Vice Chair of the Board of Transportation;
- A member of the Board of Economic Development;
- A member of the Executive Budget Audit Committee.
For more information, please visit https://ltgov.nv.gov/.