Tag: u.s. chamber of commerce

USDA, US Chamber foundation to promote ag jobs to veterans

The USDA announced a joint agreement with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to increase employment opportunities in the agricultural sector for military veterans and their spouses.


Virginia workforce system to pilot talent pipeline management practices

Virginia has been selected by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation as one of only seven state and regional partnerships across the country to receive a $50,000 grant award as part of a one year Talent Pipeline Management initiative targeted at closing the workforce skills gap.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce announces support for Warner, Kaine Startup Act

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which represents 3 million companies as well as state and local Chambers across the country, has announced its support for the Startup Act – the bipartisan jobs plan aimed at jumpstarting the economy through the creation and growth of new businesses.

U.S. Chamber report lists Virginia among top states for innovation

A report released this week by the United States Chamber of Commerce recognized Virginia among the top three states in the country for innovation and entrepreneurship. Virginia ranked sixth in the Chamber’s report last year. The report recognized Gov. Bob McDonnell’s “Year of the Entrepreneur” campaign in the report and the role of Virginia’s Business One Stop to help “entrepreneurs obtain the information and complete the steps required to register their businesses and find resources to help them grow and expand.”

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U.S. Chamber endorses George Allen in Senate race

Republican Senate candidate George Allen received the endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today

U.S. Chamber commends Virginia as ‘Most Livable State’

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce commended Virginia as America’s “Most Livable State” in its annual “Enterprising States: Policies that Produce” ranking. The report noted that Virginia ranks #1 nationally in median family income, STEM job concentration and in the high-tech share of all businesses

Ken Plum: U.S. Chamber recommendation

When the United States Chamber of Commerce as the world’s largest business federation and I are on the same page as closely as we are on supporting early childhood education, I want to announce it in the headline. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 2010 issued a report through its Institute for a Competitive Workforce […]

Two HR Chamber members receive Blue Ribbon Small Business Award

The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce announced today that Fine Earth LLC and Dave’s Downtown Taverna have been recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as two of the top 75 businesses nationally. Both of these local businesses have significantly contributed to the economic growth in our community, and as a result, are recipients of the […]

State gets top-10 business rankings

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   A new report from the United States Chamber of Commerce, “Enterprising States: Creating Jobs, Economic Development, and Prosperity in Challenging Times,” places Virginia in the top ten in numerous categories related to states job creation and economic development policies and environments.   AFPBusiness.com has the story.

Guess who’s funding the anti-Perriello ads?

    Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net An article in the Jan. 12 National Journal reported that America’s Health Insurance Plans and its member insurance companies funneled $20 million to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for ads designed to scare Americans into opposing health-care reform. The ad campaign included $94,740 in media buys attacking Fifth District […]

Progressive group leads TV-ad counteroffensive

Responds to attacks on Perriello, Connolly, on health-care votes Staff Report With YouTube video A television-ad counteroffensive was launched today backing up U.S. Reps. Tom Perriello (D-Fifth) and Gerry Connolly (D-11th,) who voted for the Affordable Health Care for America Act and now find themselves in the crosshairs of the special interests and the target […]

Winners and Losers: Sept. 12, 2008

Compiled by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net SPAM-A-LOT: Seriously, ACLU, we don’t want no more of this spam stuff The ACLU sent out a press release today to tout its work on a case that led to a decision from the Supreme Court of Virginia striking down the state law banning spam on grounds that the law […]