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Chamber Says Political Disclosure Ordinance Distracts from Real Challenges Facing the City

MADISON – In response to Madison Mayor Paul Soglin’s proposed political disclosure ordinance, Zach Brandon, president of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce said: “The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce believes in, and demonstrates, transparency of political contributions and supports a fair and equitable awarding of procurement contracts. The Chamber does not support this proposed ordinance given the lack of…read more →

Step forward in immigration reform

Bipartisan momentum is building toward immigration reform aimed at improving job creation and growth. The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce is supporting this initiative as a member of the Business for Skilled Worker Immigration Coalition – a nationwide partnership of 50 Chambers of Commerce. On May 21, 2013, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the comprehensive immigration bill, Border Security, Economic Opportunity…read more →

Congressman Mark Pocan Hosts Small Business Seminar May 1 on ‘The Affordable Care Act: What does it mean for your business?’

Congressman Mark Pocan is hosting a small business seminar: The Affordable Care Act: What does it mean for your business? Wednesday, May 1, 2013 Grainger Hall, Room 5120 UW-Madison Campus 975 University Ave Madison, WI 53706 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Join Congressman Mark Pocan and Small Business Administration officials to learn: What the Affordable Care Act will mean for your…read more →

Chamber Supports Bipartisan Investment Capital Bill

MADISON – Responding to today’s announcement of the bipartisan investment capital legislation set to create a $25 million investment fund, Zach Brandon, president of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce said: “The net gain of new jobs in the U.S. comes from startups. It’s an ongoing trend, not up for debate, even during a tough economy. This bipartisan legislation aligns…read more →

Chamber Announces New Officers and Members for Board of Directors

MADISON – The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce announced the newest officers and members of the 2013 board of directors. Officers for 2013 are: Jay Loewi, CEO, The QTI Group, Inc.: Board chair David Wittwer, president & CEO, TDS: Vice chair David Stark, president, Stark Company Realtors®: Immediate past chair Ginny Gilbert, CEO, Gilbert Cost Control Consultants: Treasurer Jim Garner,…read more →

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