Earlier today I posted about some billboards the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce is running poking fun at Minnesota’s taxes, which are significantly higher than North Dakota’s. The point is to illustrate that North Dakota is a much healthier business environment than Minnesota. But the folks in Minnesota, a member of the Moorhead City Council [...]Show More Summary
The truth is, LinkedIn is a personal network, not unlike meeting someone at your local Chamber of Commerce. You wouldn’t go into your monthly Chamber meeting, walk up to someone you’ve never met, and say something that sounded automated. Unfortunately, however, I’m seeing more and more people take exactly that approach on LinkedIn.
The Somerville Chamber of Commerce’s Dining & Nightlife Group has announced that part of the proceeds from the annual Taste of Somerville will benefit RESPOND, Inc., the nation’s second oldest domestic violence agency. The event will be held on Tuesday, May 21 st at the Holiday Inn in Somerville. Show More Summary
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Wisconsin's economy has not exactly been roaring under the leadership of Gov. Scott Walker, and it's not just people who support collective bargaining who've noticed. Walker went to a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event last week to talk about "How to lead enterprising states." But there was a hitch: Unfortunately, the U.S. Show More Summary
Last week, I got together with Newt Gingrich at the South Carolina Energy & Opportunity Forum which was sponsored by the Southeast Energy Alliance and the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (A special thanks goes out to Gerri McDaniel and Adam Waldeck for helping to set the whole thing up). Show More Summary
Best small town economic development idea I’ve seen in months, hands down. My friend Deb Brown is the new director of the Webster City, Iowa, Chamber of Commerce. Deb looked at the empty store fronts downtown and other available buildings around town as opportunities. So she and her new team in Webster City decided to [...]
New research reveals the least-friendly states for start-ups. Where does your state fall? Where's the best place in the country to start a business? For that matter, where's the worst? Thanks to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, we now have some pretty good answers. Show More Summary
Not that this is surprising, but there’s yet more data demonstrating the pro-business tilt of the Supreme Court: But the business docket reflects something truly distinctive about the court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. While the current court’s decisions, over all, are only slightly more conservative than those from the courts led [...]
Continuing a dramatic winning streak that has spanned the Roberts Court era, the Chamber of Commerce has won six of its seven Supreme Court cases decided thus far this term. In all, it filed amicus briefs in 18 cases this term, making the top corporate lobby a preeminent Supreme Court influencer. The Chamber also files [...]
Quality beats out quantity every time and the quality of this week’s posts were rich with valuable insights and included posts from the Young Entrepreneur Council and Chamber of Commerce. Here’s what we covered: 5 Intangibles Brand You as a Premium by Deborah Shane 5 Tips for Selfless Self-Promotion by Chamber of Commerce The New [...]
Eboni Graham Amarillo Globe-News May 3, 2013 While the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders were in town for the 9th annual Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Cinco de Mayo Fajita Festival on Thursday, I got the opportunity to chat with veteran cheerleader Jackie Bob. Her journey to Texas is interesting, thus reinforcing the power of the Dallas [...]
By Eboni Graham Amarillo.com Neither rain nor cold kept Amarilloans from attending the 9th annual Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Cinco de Mayo Fajita Festival on Thursday evening. The annual festival, held downtown on Polk Street between Seventh and 10th avenues, brought out crowds in record numbers. “Rain sleet, or shine” the event will not [...]
A sea lion pup wandered into a Chamber of Commerce office in Imperial Beach, California. The unexpected visitor startled an employee, but did not cause any harm or damage. Cynthia Fulk says the sea lion pup eventually hid under her desk. She was not sure how to deal with a confused sea lion so she [...]
By Barry B. Burr, Pension & Investments Labor union-backed shareholder activism has failed to increase shareholder value, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Hermosa Beach residents have not been properly disposing of their cigarette butts and the Chamber of Commerce is not happy about it. Not only that, but Chamber board chairman Ken Hartley says the city is "inundated with trash and...
This kid's astronomy Google doodle might land on your screen May 23. Chutzpah Indicted NJ engineering firm Birdsall Services Group wants to pay $728,300 in bonuses. President of large NJ Chamber of Commerce slams right wing Congress,...Show More Summary
promoted by Rosi The Gateway Chamber of Commerce is the second largest chamber in the state, and is -- rightly -- dedicated to supporting business. Their president, Jim Coyle, ran the Board of Public Utilities for Governor Christie Whitman, was a GOP communications consultant and even managed a congressional campaign in the 90s. Show More Summary
Lynda Resnick at Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce. Lynda and Stewart Resnick are world-class philanthropists. In the past they have invested their charitable dollars...
Last year North Dakota debated Measure 2, which would have abolished property taxes in the state if passed. It was defeated after a coalition of special interest groups (lead by the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce) launched a group called “Keep It Local ND” to oppose it. Their primary argument, obviously, was that by eliminating [...]Show More Summary
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Susanne Morreale Leeber, the president of the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce, for their ongoing cable TV series called Biz Snips, where we discussed Internet marketing tips for small businesses. Here are three of them.