The Las Vegas Urban Chamber of Commerce held the 2014 State of The Chamber and Board Installation Luncheon this past Friday, Jan. 31st at the Gold Coast. Recently hired new Urban Chamber President Mr. Ken Evans gave an upbeat assessment of the state of the Chamber. Ms. Jerrie Merritt was installed as the new board chair for 2014, while Mr. Shaundell Newsome will preside as vice chair. Ms. Jackie Ingram is the new treasurer and Mr. Tony Gladney is the new secretary. Channel 8’s Sharie Harvin was the Master of Ceremonies and Mr. Byron Stringer, former 26-year veteran Metro officer and founder and executive director of Vision Theatrical Foundation, producer of the TOE TAG MONOLOGUES gave an emotional keynote address on the importance of protecting and nurturing our children.