Posts Tagged: chamber

Chamber of Commerce Among Groups Seeking Role in Trans-Pacific Trade Talks

The latest round of negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement has attracted lobbyists from multinational corporations and trade groups looking to shape the pact’s language, The Washington Post reported Monday. Catherine Ho writes at least 185 enterprises and industry coalitions have lobbied on the agreement, which seeks to ease trade barriers and open market… Read more »

Finalist! 2009 Small Business Awards

I wanted to let you know that my IT consulting business, Identika, is a finalist for the 2009 Small Business of the Year award by the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce! (the largest in the state of Virginia) Would you vote for my company? All you have to do is go to this link: http://www.loudounchamber.org/html/events_smallbusinessawards.html Then… Read more »

Buy America? Bye, American Jobs

Here’s the ultimate irony, one with dramatic consequences to US families: a federal policy to stimulate our flagging economy that actually puts more of our jobs at risk. “Buy American” provisions found within this year’s $788 billion stimulus spending package expose US workers in several manufacturing sectors to job loss. It’s that the stipulations of… Read more »

World Trade Week: View from the Border

2009 World Trade Week events in the southern California/US-Mexico border region: Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce & U.S. Commercial Service co-hosted The Americas Business Forum in Los Angeles May 27-28. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke reminded guests to tap the US & Foreign Commercial Service’s myriad resources. LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa shared his vision of… Read more »