|2011 Small Business Advocate of the Year - Jerry Miller|
(December 16, 2011) When Gerald “Jerry” Miller retired from serving the city of Long Beach as city manager and helped form a real estate and development consulting firm, he found himself reconnecting with people in the business community.
|Informational hearing on Small Business and the Underground Economy|
(December 6, 2011) Jennifer Barrera provided an employer perspective on the “underground economy” and the need to distinguish “good actors” from “bad actors” so that the state doesn’t undercut legitimate businesses that comply with required laws.
|Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Information Hearing: Workplace Flexibility|
(November 16, 2011) California Chamber of Commerce Policy Advocate Jennifer Barrera yesterday provided an employer perspective on the need for more workplace flexibility at an informational hearing of the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee.
|Canada's Consul General Speaks on Importance of New Oil Pipeline|
(November 10, 2011) Canada’s Consul General in Northern California Cassie J. Doyle discussed the importance of a U.S.-Canadian energy partnership at a World Affairs Council of Northern California event on November 8.
|CalChamber News: Air Board Approves Hidden Tax That Will Drive Up Costs to Consumers|
(November 1, 2011) Recent action by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved rules for a cap-and-trade program that include a tax estimated to raise $2 billion from California businesses.
|'Job Killer' Tag More Important Than Ever to Legislators and Governor|
(October 13, 2011) Today, CalChamber released the newest installment of CalChamber News, highlighting the success of the longstanding “job killer” program.
|Small Business Advocate of the Year: Les Malo|
(September 16, 2011) Les Malo, chairperson of the Garden Grove Chamber Government Affairs Committee, and a founding partner of the Orange County Emergency Pet Clinic, is a 2011 recipient of the CalChamber Small Business Advocate of the Year Award.
|CalChamber News - Misplaced Legislative Priorities|
(August 29, 2011) This second installment of CalChamber News focuses on misplaced priorities of the Legislature.
|Allan Zaremberg Discusses Job Killers on KTTV in Los Angeles|
(August 25, 2011) CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg discusses two Job Killer bills moving through the legislature during the final weeks of session on Fox KTTV in Los Angeles.
|Allan Zaremberg Comments on Rossi Appointment|
(August 18, 2011) CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg comments on the appointment of Michael E. Rossi as the Governor’s senior jobs advisor on KQED.
|Allan Zaremberg Discusses Renew California|
(August 17, 2011) CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg discusses the CalChamber's updated "Renew California" economic recovery plan on KNEWS radio in Palm Springs, California.
|Restaurateur Discusses Polystyrene Food Container Ban|
(August 17, 2011) Joe Thompson, owner of Gold Rush Grill and Crisp Catering in Sacramento, explains to KTTV in Los Angeles that the passage of SB 568 will increase his food packaging costs by 2-3 his current rates.
(August 15, 2011) CalChamber today released the first installment of its newly developed series “CalChamber News,” a video project aimed at keeping CalChamber members and others informed of public policy issues impacting our job climate.
|Small Business Advocate of the Year: Brian Hawley|
(July 29, 2011) Brian Hawley, co-founder and chief technology officer of Luminex Software in Riverside was awarded Small Business Advocate of the Year Award at CalChamber's 2011 Business Summit held in June.
|Bills Inflating Legal Costs Await Action|
(July 29, 2011) Two Chamber of Commerce-opposed "job killer" bills, AB 559 (Swanson; D-Oakland) and AB 1062 (Dickinson; D-Sacramento) will inflate legal costs if approved, await action by the Senate.
|2011 Job Killer Update|
(July 25, 2011) CalChamber Vice President of Government Relations Marc Burgat gives an update on the 2011 "job killers" and urges members to continue helping CalChamber policy advocates to stop bills that would have a negative impact on the economy.
|Bill Forces Businesses to Subsidize Workers' Commutes|
(July 21, 2011) Denise Davis, CalChamber Vice President Media Relations/External Affairs discusses a CalChamber-opposed bill that raises employer costs and opens them to potential liability by mandating employers to offer commuter benefit programs.
|CalChamber Supports High Quality Curriculum with SB 611|
(July 6, 2011) CalChamber Policy Advocate Mira Guertin testifies in support of SB 611 (Steinberg; D-Sacramento) that would increase high school graduation rates and improve the college and workforce readiness of those graduates.
|CalChamber Opposes Bill Undermining Efficient Dispute Resolution|
(June 28, 2011) CalChamber Policy Advocate Mira Guertin testifies against AB 1062, which increases litigation costs for employers.
|CalChamber Opposes Climate Change Tax Increase Bill, SB 535|
(June 27, 2011) CalChamber Policy Advocate Brenda Coleman testifies against SB 535 (de Leon — Los Angeles) which would Increases costs and discourages job growth by implementing unlimited fees and taxes under a cap-and-trade system.
|CalChamber Opposes New Liability for Using Independent Contractors|
(June 22, 2011) CalChamber Policy Advocate Jennifer Barrera testifies against SB 459 (Corbett; D-San Leandro), creating additional uncertainty for employers that use independent contractors.
|WalMart Decision Reaction on ABC 7|
(June 20, 2011) CalChamber's Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank appears on ABC 7 to discuss the historic Supreme Court ruling dismissing the class action suit WalMart Stores vs. Dukes and what it means for businesses.
|Ambassador Tong on Sacramento's KXJZ|
(June 3, 2011) Ambassador Kurt Tong, U.S. senior official for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), discusses the United States' trade opportunities and challenges in the Pacific Rim.
|Shariq Yosufzai Speaks at the Sacramento Host Breakfast|
(June 2, 2011) Remarks by S. Shariq Yosufzai, board chair, California Chamber of Commerce and vice president, Chevron Corporation, at the Sacramento Host Breakfast.
|Dan Walters Comments on State's Economy, Budget Process at CalChamber 2011 Business Summit|
(June 1, 2011) Sacramento Bee political columnist Dan Walters shares his views on California’s economy, budget process and priority legislative issues for the 2011-12 session during CalChamber’s 2011 Business Legislative Summit.
|KFBK on CalChamber's Job Killer list|
(May 31, 2011) Marc Burgat, CalChamber vice president, government relations, highlights CalChamber's 2011 “job killer” bills on Sacramento radio station KFBK.
|Allan Zaremberg on KFMB|
(May 31, 2011) CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg discusses the 2011 "job killer" bills on San Diego radio station KFMB.
|Job Killer Bills on KMJ Fresno|
(May 26, 2011) Denise Davis, vice president, media relations/external affairs, discusses CalChamber's 2011 “job killer” bill list on Fresno radio station KMJ.
|CalChamber Vice President Urges Businesses to Help Stop 'Job Killers'|
(May 25, 2011) CalChamber Vice President of Government Relations Marc Burgat discusses the CalChamber's "job killer list" and urges members to help stop legislation that would have a negative impact on California jobs and the economy.
|CalChamber Supports Flexibility in Setting Alternative Workweeks|
(May 11, 2011) CalChamber Policy Advocate Jennifer Barrera explains the need for CalChamber-sponsored SB 378 (Dutton; R-Rancho Cucamonga), providing employers and employees with more flexibility in establishing alternative workweek schedules.
|Informational hearing on California-Mexico trade|
(May 10, 2011) CalChamber Vice President of Government Relations Marc Burgat testifies before an Assembly subcommittee on the California-Mexico trade and commerce relationship and its impact on California's economy/job creation.
|CalChamber Opposes Anti-Business Bills|
(April 2011) CalChamber Policy Advocates Marti Fisher and Mira Guertin testify against anti-business bills AB 52, rate regulation, and SB 364, creating employer tax credit uncertainty.
|International Luncheon with Chilean Ambassador Fernando Schmidt|
(April 14, 2011) Chilean Ambassador and Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs, Fernando Schmidt discusses the implications and benefits of the Chile-California plan at an international luncheon hosted by the CalChamber.
|Jennifer Barrera on SB 883|
(April 4, 2011) Jennifer Barrera discusses SB 883 (Correa; D- Santa Ana), a CalChamber-sponsored bill that would provide employers who rely on the advice, or orders of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) ...
|SB 129 Marijuana Bill Hearing|
(March 29, 2011) CalChamber Policy Advocate Jennifer Barrera testifies against SB 129 a bill that establishes a protected classification for employees who use medical marijuana.
|CalChamber Testifies Against AB 22|
(March 22, 2011) CalChamber Policy Advocate Jennifer Barrera testifies against AB 22, which unfairly limits employers’ ability to use consumer credit reports for legitimate employment purposes.
|CalChamber Testifies in Support of AB 158|
(March 15, 2011) CalChamber Policy Advocate Mira Guertin testifies in support of AB 158, which helps improve California's legal climate by protecting manufacturers, distributors and sellers of a product from punitive damages.
|International Luncheon Discussion|
(March 9, 2011) A discussion on world economic developments with CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg and E.U Ambassador João Vale de Almeida.
|Top Two Primaries|
(February 17, 2011) Erin McCallum, CEO, Enterprise Washington, discusses top two primary elections.
|Robert Callahan Testifies for Green Chemistry Regulation Reform|
(February 15, 2011) To be effective, the state's green chemistry regulations should be predictable and provide certainty for businesses that must comply, the California Chamber of Commerce said at a recent legislative hearing.