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CalChamber Efforts Stop 3 Job Killer Bills, 7 Oppose Bills

Three California Chamber of Commerce job killer bills and seven oppose bills have been stopped from advancing this year after being held in legislative...

Alert – May 20, 2022

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California Approaches Driest Year Yet; Help Conserve Water with These Steps

California is on the cusp of the worst drought in its history. Today, more than 95% of the state is in “severe drought,” and...

Extending CalCompetes Is Key to Job Growth and State-Wide Investments

The COVID-19 Pandemic triggered the deepest recession since the Great Depression. But just as the economic toll was steep, so is our economic recovery. ...
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McWong International: Leader in Manufacturing, Lighting, Innovation for More Than 30 Years

This article is a part of a series of profiles of CalChamber member companies that are contributing to the state’s economic strength and ability...

Unprecedented Budget Surplus Is Focus of May Revision

To nobody’s surprise, Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday announced another upward revision in the state’s general revenues—a $55 billion bump since January. To the...

World Trade Month: International Trade Critical to Weather Economic Downturns

After a year of global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that has been hindered by a supply chain crisis, the war in Ukraine...

CalChamber-Supported Background Checks Bill Awaiting Senate Action

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will restore the accessibility of key court electronic indexes for conducting background checks will be considered by...

Travel Making a Comeback, But More Quickly in Some Areas Than Others

May marks the celebration of Tourism Month in the United States, highlighting what for California is a significant sector of the state’s economy. Travel spending...

In-Person Capitol Summit/Host Events to Return

The California Chamber of Commerce Capitol Summit returns as an in-person event in Sacramento on June 1 with an information-packed agenda, including a look...
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CalChamber Board Member Margaret Wong Accepts Invitation to Join Prestigious Committee of 100

President and Chief Executive Officer of McWong International, Inc., and California Chamber of Commerce Board Member Margaret Wong has been extended membership to the...

CalChamber Hiring Checklist Makes Onboarding Easy

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Labor and Employment Vice President Bianca Saad and CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts share highlights...

CalChamber-Hosted Mexico Advocacy Day Lunch Focuses on Future of Bilateral Relationship

On May 3, the California Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon for the 13th Annual California Mexico Advocacy Day in conjunction with the Consulate...

CalChamber-Supported Bill Provides Tax Credit for Clean Energy Costs

The California Chamber of Commerce is supporting a bill that proposes tax credits for certain clean energy products. Previously a CalChamber job killer bill, SB...
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California Celebrates National Small Business Week

As the country observes National Small Business Week, the California Chamber of Commerce joins in honoring the state’s small businesses, many of which are...

Job Killer Update: 4 Bills Stopped, 1 Tax Bill Stalled

California Chamber of Commerce policy advocates working alongside advocates from allied business groups succeeded in stopping four CalChamber-job killer bills from advancing in the...

CalChamber CFO Larry Dicke Set to Retire at End of the Month

Over the last 20 years at the California Chamber of Commerce, chief financial officer Larry Dicke has kept the staff smiling and laughing throughout...

Questions Remain on Workplace Emergency Bill

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss SB 1044 (Durazo; D-Los...

Bills to Strengthen STEM, Computer Education in Schools to Be Heard in Assembly Committee

Two California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills that will invest in California’s future workforce and address the skills gap in the state's primary and secondary...

CalChamber Tags AB 1651 as a Job Killer

The California Chamber of Commerce has identified a new job killer bill that imposes onerous reporting requirements, severely limits the use of technology in...