Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce
The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce / Associated Industries of Arkansas is the leading voice for business at the State Capitol and serves as the primary business advocate on all issues affecting Arkansas employers Our mission is to promote a pro-business, free-enterprise agenda and prevent anti-business legislation, regulations and rules.
We work on issues that affect you and your employees around the clock. In Washington, D.C. and right here at home, the State Chamber is your advocate on issues such as the Employee Free Choice Act, health care, regulatory issues and workers’ compensation. Supporting the State Chamber is an investment in Arkansas’s future. By working with the State Chamber, businesses unite and achieve goals that simply would not be possible if each were working alone.
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The Governor’s Quality Award is accepting prospective members for its 2020 Board of Examiners. Each year, Arkansas companies benefit from employees who train and serve as Governor’s Quality Award examiners. This training and hands-on assessment opportunity is relevant across all industry sectors. The free three-day training prepares individuals to examine the practices of an existing…
by Roby Brock (firstname.lastname@example.org) “The world is changing too fast.” That’s one of a litany of concerns that Ted Abernathy outlined for about 600 statewide business leaders on Wednesday (Nov. 6) at the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas annual luncheon in Little Rock. Abernathy, an economist and managing partner at North Carolina-based Economic…
Together Arkansas, an opioid response initiative developed by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC), was unveiled Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the State Chamber/AIA Annual Meeting at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. Together Arkansas provides employers with…
Leadership Arkansas Class XIV will hold their Government & Military Session Tuesday, Dec. 10 and Wednesday, Dec. 11 in Little Rock, North Little Rock & Jacksonville.
Little Rock is the home of the State’s Capitol and three branches of its highest governmental bodies. On its flanks are some of Arkansas’s strongest military installations.
In Part 1 of the Session, the class will assume the roles of legislators and work with sitting elected legislative leaders and various specials interests to move bills through the process from introduction in the committee room to final passage or defeat on a Chamber floor.
In Part 2 of the Session, the class will travel to North Little Rock and Jacksonville to experience a 10,000-foot-view of Central Arkansas’s military footprints. Top military personnel will escort the class through this experience and shine a light on the importance of these installations – and where we would be without them.
Leadership Arkansas Class XIV will hold their Natural Resources, Defense & Industrial Development Session on Monday, Jan. 13 and Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 in El Dorado & Camden.
Few people realize that south Arkansas is such a hub for global aerospace, defense and advanced technological and chemical companies with worldwide interests. With nationally ranked companies aplenty, there is no shortage to the eye-opening education class members will receive.
South Arkansas has seen a rapid expansion of industrial development, advances in weaponry and the distribution of natural resources. The issues surrounding the utilization of these important areas come to life with behind-the-scenes tours of companies that keep our military equipped with the best in tactical equipment and provide innovative ideas and products. Seeing those areas combined with a look into the thriving Industrial Park areas, this session will surely open the minds of class members to the wonders that are created in this part of the state.