Today, representatives from the U.S. Chamber and its Wisconsin look-alike, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC), are meeting with Governor Scott Walker to discuss job creation and a new Chamber-sponsored report on how the state can improve its business climate to create jobs. According to WMC’s press release, over 200 executives are expected to attend the forum. More...
Today’s news saw small businesses in Colorado and California taking steps to get the representation that they can’t through the U.S. Chamber. This week, small business leaders expressed frustration that the U.S. More...
The U.S. Chamber took the bizarre step of beginning an investigation of a local chamber - by all appearances because the local chamber publicly opposed a position taken by the national group. According to a post by the Center for Justice and Democracy: More...
How can you tell that momentum is building for change?
Well, one good sign is that the opposition starts getting nervous about your progress.
That’s why we took it as a positive sign that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently stepped up attacks on shareholders who attempt to make companies disclose political spending.
Earlier this month, I attended an almost comical presentation at the U.S. Chamber headquarters where speakers spent most of a four hour event attacking political spending disclosure resolutions as being bad for business.
I say ‘almost’ comical because, while much of the information is laughably wrong, the subject matter is far too important to joke about.
There are a number of things wrong with what I heard at this event, but I’d like to focus on two disturbing claims in particular.
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy recently released a report that confirmed a fact many small business groups already know to be true: small businesses are leading the nation’s economic recovery. Green For All is one of the groups that has seen this first-hand. We have worked for years to support small green businesses with the skills and resources needed to create new jobs while improving our environment. We know from experience that small businesses are America’s principal drivers on the road to economic recovery. It is these businesses that are, time and time again, the most capable at fostering local community resilience in times of economic hardship.
Today, the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce ( http://www.uswcc.org ) calls on congressional leaders to reject the Ryan Budget as wrong for the future of America, and pledges to take the case to protect the economic future of women to every community.