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Weekly Roundup - February 12, 2021
Will Burns on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 12:00:00 am
#ChamberStrong Initiatives & Ideas
- The Metro Atlanta Chamber announced ATL Action for Racial Equity, a multi-year, multi-step action plan designed to help address the ongoing effects of systemic racism impacting the Black community.
- Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce will provide free rapid COVID-19 testing to chamber members and employees experiencing COVID symptoms. Volunteers who have medical training will oversee the drive-up testing at the chamber building.
- The Greensboro Chamber launched the inaugural cohort of its Scale to Excel program, which is designed to equip Greensboro-area minority business owners with the executive education, management know-how and business support system needed to take their enterprises to the next level.
- Following its inaugural Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference, the Charleston Metro Chamber compiled a guide with resources to help member organizations at whatever stage in the DE&I journey they are in.
- The Greater Scranton Chamber launched its new Workforce Wednesday initiative, a virtual program designed to introduce job seekers to local businesses that are hiring.
- The Greater Memphis Chamber formed a new partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)-Memphis Chapter. The first joint venture will pursue opportunities for women who have been out of the workforce for various reasons connecting qualified candidates with potential employers and training programs.
- Tennessee Chamber is launching a Support Local Business license plate to promote the work of Tennessee’s business community. All proceeds go to the Tennessee Chamber’s Foundation to promote workforce development and other programs that seek to enhance Tennessee’s business climate.
- The Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce worked with government leaders, public health officials, residents, parents, and the business community to launch its Roadmap to Recovery Plan, which supports the safe and continuous business operation.
- The Longview Chamber of Commerce launched new talent recruitment tools to help businesses recruit the workers they need by showcasing what it is like to like in Longview.
- Greater Louisville Inc. President and CEO Sarah-Davasher-Wisdom highlighted the organization’s policy priorities in an op-ed.
- The six Napa County chambers of commerce, made up of American Canyon, Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga Chambers and the Napa County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, have come together to form the Napa Valley Chamber Coalition to engage in public policy to advance the best interest of its members and the overall community.
What We’re Reading
- The latest edition of LinkedIn’s Hiring Report illustrates two hiring trends pointing in sharply different directions, where “laptop economy” professionals are doing fairly well while face-to-face jobs are facing tough times.
- Insperity Webinar - Vaccines and the Workplace: Webinar recording that addresses employer’s responsibilities when it comes to encouraging, or even mandating, employee vaccination and questions about reasonable accommodations.
- DCI: Talent trends & themes that are here to stay in 2021
- Inc. The Top 5 Things 2020 Taught Us About Remote Work
- HBR: How to Do Strategic Planning Like a Futurist
- Member Clicks: How to Handle a Dissatisfied Event Sponsor – 4 Steps
- ATD: Building Resilient Leadership Through Self-Awareness
- CNBC: Women’s labor force participation rate hit a 33-year low in January, according to new analysis