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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 ...

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