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Does Your Workplace Need an Employee Handbook?

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Monday, January 27, 2014
By: Janine Springer, IOM Chief Financial Officer Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce Do you and youremployees a favor – create an Employee Handbook Nothing builds ill will or decreases morale in aworkplace than treating each employee ...

Health Care Reform is Here

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Tuesday, October 1, 2013
By Janine Springer, Chief Financial Officer The ball is rolling….October 1 and Health Care Reform ishere! Sitting in an Arkansas BlueCross Blue Shield smallemployer seminar a few weeks ago, the realization set in that the AffordableCare ...

People Matter | It Really Does Take All Kinds –We’re All Important

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Wednesday, August 7, 2013
By JenniferTidwell, Assistant to the President Have you ever sat on a park or mall bench and took time out to watch people fora little while? If you’re like me, it doesn’t take very long until you’re shaking your head andthinking ...

The 1099 Economy: The New “Old” Entrepreneurs

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Thursday, July 25, 2013
Each year the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation analyzesdata to determine what states have done over the previous year to create jobsand expand the economy. The analysis isbroken down into two parts, one that discusses what states should be doing ...

What’s Working in Job Creation: US Chamber Releases Enterprising States Study

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Monday, July 22, 2013
Each year the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation analyzesdata to determine what states have done over the previous year to create jobsand expand the economy. The analysis isbroken down into two parts, one that discusses what states should be doing ...

Top 5 Reasons to Join the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Friday, July 12, 2013
By Jacque McQueenAs an Account Executive for the Chamber, I get to hearfirst-hand from both prospects and new members on why one chooses to join the Rogers-LowellArea Chamber of Commerce. The followingreasons are often cited and are very good ...

89th General Assembly - One Regular Session in the Books

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Arkansas General Assembly convened on January 14 and wrapped up their official business on April 23. After more than three months in session The 89th General Assembly filed nearly 2,500 bills and passed 61%, which is a pretty efficient ...

Arkansas General Assembly - Winding Down?

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The legislative session is rapidly winding down. Maybe quicker than anyone imagined. More than a few people suggested that the General Assembly would adjourn on April 5, which leaves just two weeks to either consider the nearly 2,000 bills that ...

89th General Assembly - Week 7

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Sunday, March 3, 2013
Thepast week was full of new developments that possibly signals the start of a newemphasis on the major pre-session issues of Medicaid and tax reform. Those arethe two key questions that everyone expected to consume the General Assembly in2013, but ...

89th General Assembly - Week 6

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Sunday, February 24, 2013
Thelegislative session is nearing the halfway point and 932 bills and jointresolutions have been filed so far. While that sounds like a lot of legislationthis is a significantly slower pace than in the previous session and assumingit continues the ...

89th General Assembly - 4th Week

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Friday, February 8, 2013
Weare essentially a month into the legislative session and much of the majorbusiness-related issues remains sidelined. The Revenue and Tax committees inthe House and Senate are not even holding meetings because they don't have anythingto consider ...

89th General Assembly - Week 3

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Friday, February 8, 2013
This is the first full week of the legislative session even though it was the third overall and it turned out to be quite busy in the Capitol as Governor Beebe announced the largest economic development project in the state's history - a proposed ...

89th General Assembly Recap - Week 2

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Friday, January 25, 2013
This is likely the last really placid week at the Arkansas General Assembly. They did not meet on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Day and are not meeting today due to a lack of pressing issues. So they really were in session for about two ...

89th General Assembly Recap - Week 1

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Friday, January 18, 2013
The first week of the General Assembly is in the books and while little actual legislation was discussed a number of interesting bills were filed that could likely figure in debate later in the session. Those bills are listed below and include a ...

89th General Assembly & New Advocacy Website

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Sunday, January 13, 2013
The Arkansas General Assembly convenes for their regular session for the 89th time on Monday, January 14. With Republicans in the majority in the state House and Senate for the first time since the 1870s it has generated lots of speculation on what ...

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Thursday, June 21, 2012
New Study Identifies Successful Economic Development Public Policies Lastweek the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released their annual analysis of publicpolicies that are driving economic development around the United States. This study also identified ...

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Government Affairs Committee Hears from AHTD Arkansas voters will have a plethora of choices on their ballot in November 2012. Redistricting at the local and state level resulted in every state legislative and city council seat being on the ballot ...

NWA Emerging Leaders Host Political Candidate Training Breakfast

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Throughout the summer, the Northwest Arkansas Emerging Leaders (www.nwalead.com) have hosted a monthly breakfast focused on teaching political candidates and campaign workers the ins and outs of running for elected office. Breakfast topics have ...

Job Seekers' Resource Fair

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Are you in the market for a new job? Do you want to break into the vendor community? How could social media impact your search for a job? Learn about these things and more at the RLACC Job Seekers' Resource Fair May 23 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the ...

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Monday, February 14, 2011
Congressional Redistricting Review and Analysis Every ten years states must realign internal political boundaries based on the recently completed census results. Last week, the United States Census Bureau released the results of the 2010 census for ...

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Friday, January 28, 2011
Update from Government Affairs A report from the January 22, 2011 State Legislative Forum Every other week during the 88th General Assembly the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce teams with the Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce to ...

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Government Affairs Update Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Week two of the state legislature has begun and for the most part committees continue to get organized while deferring bills for a few weeks to allow legislators more time to review and ...

Opening Day of the 88th General Assembly

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Monday, January 10, 2011
Welcome from Government Affairs! This is the first in a series of blog posts intended to inform readers about activities of the 88th General Assembly during the 2011 regular session. I will be representing the Chamber and its membership at the ...

2010 Rogers Christmas Parade

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Monday, December 6, 2010
Santa Claus is coming to town! Santa will be arriving in style tonight at the annual Rogers Christmas parade. The show gets underway at 6:45 p.m. on Poplar St. The parade route is as follows: 5th & Poplar to 1st & Poplar, then north on 1st ...

Small Business Saturday

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Wednesday, November 24, 2010
The first ever Small Business Saturday is this Saturday, Nov. 27. It's squished in between Black Friday and Cyber Monday and encourages shoppers to get out and support the small businesses that are getting our economy going again. By shopping small, ...

Meet the New Director of the Rogers Convention & Visitors Bureau

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Monday, November 8, 2010
Another new face has joined the Chamber team! We're excited to have Allyson Twiggs Dyer as the new director of the Rogers Convention & Visitors Bureau! Allyson is very familiar with the area, having lived here her entire life, and experienced ...

Welcome to Our New VP of Government Affairs!

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Tuesday, November 2, 2010
The Chamber would like to welcome our new Vice President of Government Affairs, Michael Lindsey. Prior to joining the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce, Michael was a public finance banker with Morgan Keegan where he provided financial advisory ...

Twitter Feed - NWA Business Conference & Expo

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Monday, August 23, 2010
Even though the Business Conference & Expo is behind us, it's interesting to go back and look at the day's events and speakers through the words of others. Below is the Twitter feed of the attendees using the hashtag #2010nwabiz throughout the ...

Tickets on Sale NOW!

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Thursday, July 8, 2010
Buy your tickets now to our second annual Northwest Arkansas Business Conference & Expo presented by Sam’s Club and sponsored by Cherokee Casino and Ziplocal. The Arkansas World Trade Center and the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal have ...

Business After Hours at Spa Botanica

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Need to unwind from a long day at work? You won't want to miss our next Business After Hours July 15 from 5 - 6:30 at Spa Botanica, located in Embassy Suites in Rogers. The spa is celebrating its 3rd birthday, but at this party, you'll be the one ...

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