Tagged: associated industries of arkansas

Issue 3: A Job-Luring Amendment, or Corporate Welfare?

by Mark Friedman 8/22/2016 12:00 am

If Arkansas voters approve an amendment to the state Constitution in November, supporters say it will help bring more companies and jobs to the state. Opponents say it’s corporate welfare.

Suit Challenges Rule on Anti-Union Activities

by Gwen Moritz 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Little Rock was a magnet for representatives from law firms around the country last week when U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker heard arguments in the first federal lawsuit attempting to stop the Obama administration’s new “persuader rule” concerning anti-union activities.

Arkansas Midland, Magellan Pipeline Settle on Easement

by Mark Friedman 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas Midland Railroad Co. last week settled its easement dispute over Magellan Pipeline Co.’s $200 million pipeline project from Fort Smith to Little Rock.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Economic Development

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

An economic development resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

State Chamber Plan Aims to Recruit Skilled, Technical Workers

by Alexis Hosticka 3/8/2016 1:05 pm

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce announces the "Be Pro Be Proud" initiative, an effort to bring new professionals into the state's skilled technical workforce.

Shelley Short Promoted at State Chamber of Commerce (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/23/2015 12:00 am

Shelley Short has been named director of programs and marketing by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas.

Proposed Overtime Rule Divorced From Reality (Randy Zook Commentary)

by Randy Zook 8/10/2015 12:00 am

The Obama administration’s recent proposal to expand overtime eligibility to some 5 million more Americans will curtail work hours and suppress job growth as employers work around the rule to control costs. The plan would more than double the eligibility threshold for overtime pay, to $970 a week from the current cutoff of $455 a week, last adjusted in 2004.

Mike Beebe to State Business Leaders: Keep Moving Forward, Working Together

by Lee Hogan 11/12/2014 2:16 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe told the state's business leaders on Wednesday to keep moving forward and working together in order to keep Arkansas headed in the right direction.

Arkansas Works Better When Arkansans Vote (Randy Zook Feedback)

by Randy Zook 9/29/2014 12:00 am

America works better when Americans vote, but Americans can’t vote unless they are registered. There are millions of employees across the U.S. who have not registered to vote, but it isn’t too late to get them registered. The Arkansas Prosperity Project, a grassroots coalition of local businesses and trade associations, is proud to participate in a Get Out the Vote strategy by and for the business community called “Employees Vote.”

From the State Chamber of Commerce President Randy Zook

by Randy Zook 7/21/2014 12:00 am

Our mission is to promote a pro-business, free enterprise agenda and prevent anti-business legislation, regulations and rules. Now more than ever, business matters to our nation’s future. In the global economy, our competitive capacity must be all it can possibly be — and the State Chamber/AIA works every day to make that happen.

Minimum Wage Proposals Spark Disagreement

by Mark Friedman 3/10/2014 12:00 am

Whether raising the minimum wage — a burning issue in the tourism and hospitality industries — will actually help all the people it’s aimed at is a question of deep disagreement, even among experts. There does appear to be, however, consensus on the minimum conditions necessary to have a sustainable economy.

Karen Harbert to Speak on Energy at Little Rock Luncheon

by Lee Hogan 2/19/2014 9:59 am

Karen Harbert, the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber Institute for 21st Century Energy, is scheduled to speak at a downtown Little Rock luncheon Feb. 25.

From the State Chamber of Commerce President Randy Zook

by Randy Zook 7/23/2012 12:00 am

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas strives to promote a pro-business, free-enterprise agenda and prevent anti-business legislation, regulations and rules. Now more than ever, business matters to our nation’s future. In the global economy, our competitive capacity must be all it can possibly be – and the State Chamber/AIA works every day to make that happen.

Executive Action: Kenny Hall of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce

by 4/16/2012 12:00 am

A look at Kenny Hall, Executive Vice President of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arknansas and his love of the game of golf.

From the Leadership Arkansas Program Coordinator Susie Marks

by Susie Marks 7/25/2011 12:00 am

Five years into its inception, Leadership Arkansas has inspired, educated and engaged more than 300 citizens to leverage the unique opportunities, and to understand the specific issues facing our great state. Through a unique nine-month education experience, Leadership Arkansas class members interact with top state officials, corporate and community leaders, educators and others who receive, deliver or make decisions and policy that affect services across our state.

From the State Chamber of Commerce President Randy Zook

by Randy Zook 7/25/2011 12:00 am

Leadership Arkansas’s curriculum is a rich blend of experiences that acquaint the participant with both statewide and regional challenges that need to be addressed in your local community, Arkansas and the nation.