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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Save the date for the 60th Annual Washington Fly-In & Congressional Dinner, which will be held May 8-10. The Congressional Dinner will take place at 101 Constitutional Rooftop Terrace the evening of Thursday, May 9. More details will be forthcoming as they are finalized. We would like to thank and recognize the following sponsors: Aerojet…
By Randy Zook, State Chamber/AIA President & CEO Arkansas Money & Politics – January 2019 Arkansas has committed itself to adopt a minimum wage that will substantially exceed the federal minimum wage. By January 1, 2021, Arkansas’ rate will be $11.00 per hour while the federal minimum will be $7.45, the rate in force in…
Trish Villines, MPA has been named Executive Director of the Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence (AIPE), an affiliated organization of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas which administers the Governor’s Quality Award Program. Villines replaces longtime AIPE Executive Director Sue Weatter who recently retired. Villines previously served as the Title III Grant…
The State Chamber/AIA will hold its 2019 Legislative Reception from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22nd under the big tent on the State Chamber parking lot.