This document contains the position statements adopted by the chamber in several categories, including planning, sustainable development, transportation and infrastructure, hospitality and tourism, economic development, and the environment.
This document contains the Androscoggin County Chamber's policy statements, which are published every year in advance of Maine's legislative session. Insurance costs and K-12 education top the issues of most concern to chamber members.
This document presents the chamber's priorities on the local, state and federal levels. Among the issues discussed in detail are economic development, quality of life, taxation, education, workforce development, transportation, communications infrastructure, tourism, and healthcare.
This questionnaire is used to determine a political candidate's position on several public policy issues of interest to the chamber, such as taxes, state spending, and Pennsylvania's Fair Share Act.
The chamber's 2013 legislative agenda describes its public policy priorities related to transportation infrastructure, higher education, economic development, and military construction projects.
The chamber's 2013 state legislative agenda outlines its public policy priorities related to the region's business climate, transportation, K-12 and higher education, culture, recreation and low-income initiatives.
The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce is a bipartisan organization that does not endorse candidates. The data generated through the Legislative Scorecard, a vote-tracking process, is used to identify areas of common interest between the business community and state legislators. The Scorecard is intended to identify opportunities for the organization to advocate for public policy that promotes a healthy economy on behalf of employers and their employees.
This toolkit is based on Mick Fleming's e-book, Making Your Chamber Make a Difference. As a chamber of commerce, you are the representative of hundreds, perhaps thousands of influential constituents. Politically, your organization can be in the driver’s seat. The question is: Are you ready to be a major part of this process, or will you watch as other players take center stage in your region? To reach your potential as a power player in the game of influencing public policy, your chamber needs a few tools and lot of motivation. This toolkit offers a bit of both, as well as sample documents and templates from chambers around the country that should help you get started.
2014 Chamber of the Year Finalist Synopsis: For nearly a decade, the Central Kentucky Regional Public Policy Group has served as a voice for state and federal policy issues that advance regional economic development and job creation. The group consists of influential business and community leaders from various sectors within eight counties in Central Kentucky, who recognized the need for a unified voice in government, and especially during the annual Washington, D.C. Fly-In. In order to build on the momentum of the D.C. Fly-In, the group began to support important priorities at the state level that are imperative to the communities of Central Kentucky.