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Disaster Help Desk Launched

Apr 30, 2008

The U.S. Chamber's Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) launched the National Disaster Help Desk for Business (888-MY-BIZ-HELP), a resource to enhance community economic recovery after a disaster.

"The Help Desk is designed to help businesses and local chambers recover from major disasters" says Stephen Jordan, BCLC executive director. "Our experts have years of experience working with local, state, and national authorities on these issues."

Energy Institute Starts Grassroots Effort Focused on Education, Solutions

Mar 31, 2008

Local chambers of commerce and business associations have an important role to play in the national energy debate, according to officials from the U.S. Chamber's Institute for 21st Century Energy.

During an April 29 conference call, Gen. Jim Jones (ret.) called on the 140 dial-in attendees to educate the public, Congress and other policymakers on "energy realities" and help the Institute form and implement a consensus comprehensive energy policy by 2030.


Apr 30, 2008

Dr. Martin Regalia

It's been awhile since we have examined the current state of the economy, so we thought that it would be a good time to update the outlook.

Chamber Calls for Regulatory Relief

Apr 30, 2008

Businesses Burdened With Confusing Rules

The U.S. Chamber's Giovanni Coratolo (left) and Steve Lutes make the case for a simpler, fairer regulatory system.

Businesses are pinned down by unfair and antiquated federal regulations and excessive enforcement, according to testimony provided by the U.S. Chamber's small and medium-size business advocates.

Chamber Honors Lawmakers With Spirit of Enterprise Award

May 1, 2008

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on April 9 presented 239 federal lawmakers with its prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Award for their support of pro-growth legislation during the first session of the 110th Congress. Members of the Senate were judged on 11 key votes; House members, on 20 votes. Members who supported the Chamber's position on at least 70% of those votes received the Spirit of Enterprise Award.  Learn more.


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