Articles by Ricardo Harvin

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Discussing the U.S.-China Economic Relationship

The Chamber’s Myron Brilliant, Senior Vice President, International Affairs, appeared on the PBS Newshour to discuss the U.S.-China economic relationship.

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Small Business Summit - Insight Exchange

by Ricardo HarvinYesterday, following the great Awards lunch, the next session featured small business owners sharing their stories, and some insights into what it takes to run a successful business, moderated by Colleen DeBaise, Small Business Editor, The Wall Street Journal.Maxine Clark, Founder,

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Small Business Summit - Put the Power of the Web to Work for You

After the breakfast and the big morning session, everyone had a chance attend various breakout sessions. Naturally, I chose to cover the one hosted by Google's Tom Oliveri, Director of Marketing, Google Apps & Enterprise. He was joined by several small business owners who have been using Google App

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Small Business Summit - Eggs With Experts

This morning's breakfast offered attendees the chance to sit down and ask questions of various experts on a wide range of topics. Getting down to business first thing in the morning is nothing new to our guests, so turnout at some of the tables was very good. I had the chance to speak to a few busi

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Small Business Summit - Celebrating Free Enterprise

by Ricardo HarvinThe Summit is in full swing, with a very energized group - proof of which was evidenced by standing room only sessions this afternoon, which didn't thin out even though things were running a bit behind and cocktails were waiting.I sat in on the "Celebrating Free Enterprise" session

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New Report Shows Copenhagen Commitments Fall Short

from EnergyXXI

The U.S. Chamber's Institute for 21st Century Energy released "Copenhagen Accord By-the-Numbers" today, a report which reveals that, even if emissions reduction pledges made under the Copenhagen Accord were adopted, the world would still see a significant rise in greenhouse gas emissions, primarily

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SB Summit - Finding New Customers in a Challenging Economy

Onto the breakout sessions, this one on the opportunities for small businesses in doing business internationally. Moderated by Leslie Schweitzer, Senior Trade Advosor, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the panel discussion and Q&A session highlighted the fact that, while there are challenges in expanding g

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Reading List - 10 Feb, 2009

Now we're finally talking some REAL money.If you interrupt prime time, you're likely to get graded. This idea's been making the rounds. For them it's fine, but I don't think I'm going to like it. Can't they just split the job?

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Reading List - February 6, 2009

Monday's going to be a busy day, what with the Treasury Secretary Geithner expected to announce a(nother) plan for rescuing the economy, and the WTO holding an emergency meeting to save us all from ourselves. Bill Kristol argues that Republicans should use the President's own words to force a more

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3% Withholding – 100% Bad

It is always enjoyable to talk to our members and last week I had the chance to meet Laura Wilson of Pyramid Services, Inc., Asheboro, North Carolina after her visit to Capitol Hill. The burden of regulatory compliance was tops on her agenda, and she let staffers know it in the offices of Senators