Bill Kilbride Bill Kilbride Photo by Staff File Photo /Times Free Press. William B. "Bill" Kilbride, the former Mohawk Industries executive who headed the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce for three years after retiring from the carpet industry, has been nominated to serve on the board of directors for the Tennessee Valley Authority. President Trump announced Wednesday he picked the retired Chattanooga business executive to fill the last vacancy on the 9-member TVA board. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Kilbride will be the fifth Tennessean on the presidentially-appointed board that oversees America's biggest government utility. He will succeed Eric Martin Satz on the TVA board and his term will last through 2023.. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, the Tennessee Republican who serves on one of the Senate panels that helps oversee TVA and backed Kilbride for the post, praised Kilbride as "a successful businessman and community leader" who helped lead the Chattanooga Chamber to … [Read more...] about Trump nominates former Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce president Bill Kilbride for TVA board
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Four of Texas' major LGBT chambers of commerce have united to form a coalition that plans to advocate on behalf of LGBT-owned and LGBT-allied businesses in the state. The North Texas, Austin, Greater Houston and San Antonio LGBT chambers of commerce will serve as the founding members of the new Texas LGBT Chambers of Commerce, and plan to hold the first ever Day of Advocacy at the Texas Capitol on Feb. 20.The move was sparked in part by Republicans' attempts to pass bathroom bill legislation during the 2017 legislative session which attempted to regulate which bathrooms transgender Texans were able to use."The Texas LGBT Chambers of Commerce intends to prevent any and all anti-LGBT, economy-damaging measures from becoming law in Texas at the state and local levels," Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce Chair Chase Kincannon said. … [Read more...] about Texas’ major LGBT chambers of commerce just united to avoid another bathroom bill
Friday, Jan 11 2019 UPDATED 9:04 AM full issue "We'll use all our resources to make sure that we're careful there," said Thomas Donohue, the president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce. In other coverage and access news: insurer settles discrimination allegations over consumers who take HIV-prevention medication; a look at what happens when an insurer's pricing tool gets it wrong; and trends for the coming year. The Hill: Chamber Of Commerce CEO Vows To 'Use All Our Resources' To Fight Single-Payer Proposals The New York Times: Facing Legal Action, Insurer Now Will Cover People Taking Truvada, An H.I.V.-Prevention Drug The Philadelphia Inquirer: Her Insurer’s Price Tool Estimated Less Than $1,300 For A Breast MRI. Then She Got A Bill For $3,200. Nashville Tennessean: Three Trends That Could Change Health Care For Consumers In 2019 This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from … [Read more...] about Powerful Chamber Of Commerce Pledges To Fight Any Efforts By Congress To Move Toward Single-Payer
The Constitutional Accountability Center has released it's annual report The Corporate Court. ...Let’s begin with the numbers. This Term, the Chamber was involved in 17 cases overall—directly representing one of its member companies in Canning, litigating as a party in UARG, and filing amicus briefs in 15 other cases. The Chamber’s 17 cases represent just under a quarter of the total cases set down for argument this Term. All told, the Chamber racked up a record of 11 wins and 5 losses—or a 69% winning percentage. (One of its cases—Mt. Holly v. Mt. Holly Gardens Citizens in Action—settled before oral argument.) That means that, since Samuel Alito succeeded Sandra Day O’Connor on the Court in January 2006, the Chamber has won 70% of its cases (85 wins and 36 losses), compared with only 43% in the late Burger Court (15 of 35 from 1981-1986) and 56% in the stable Rehnquist Court (45 of 80 from 1994-2005). ... … [Read more...] about The US Chamber of Commerce and the SCOTUS: You’ll want to see this.
By Joy Sewing Published 12:44 pm CST, Monday, November 19, 2018 Mandy Kao, center, poses with her famly. She was honored with the Community Ambassador of the Year award Mandy Kao, center, poses with her famly. She was honored with the Community Ambassador of the Year award Photo: Quy Tran Photography Photo: Quy Tran Photography Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Image 1 of 7 Mandy Kao, center, poses with her famly. She was honored with the Community Ambassador of the Year award Mandy Kao, center, poses with her famly. She was honored with the Community Ambassador of the Year award Photo: Quy Tran Photography Asian Chamber of Commerce honors community leaders 1 / 7 Back to … [Read more...] about Asian Chamber of Commerce honors community leaders