Government Affairs Newsletter Archive

2017

September 2017

  • North Carolina Speaker of the House Tim Moore Visits the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce
  • Employment Law in Focus (The Future for “Dreamers”: What Employers Need to Know – For Now!)
  • Transportation Update (PART Express Celebrates 15 Years of Service)
  • 2017 Transportation Update Presentation at the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce
  • Senate Bill 621 Gives New Meaning to North Carolina Choice-of-Law and Forum Selection Clauses
  • Moving at the Speed of Business
  • Celebrating Winston-Salem State University
  • Chamber Meetings with Local Officials

August 2017

  • Employment Law in Focus (Employee v. Independent Contractor Status and North Carolina’s New “Employee Classification” Law)
  • Transportation Update (Is your company prepared for the millennial workforce?)
  • Top 10 Questions about Business Personal Property Tax
  • Modernizing NAFTA Should Improve Protections for American Businesses
  • National Black Theatre Festival Draws to a Close with Economic Impact Upwards of $8 Million
  • Little Know Fact
  • Chamber Meetings with Local Officials

July 2017

  • Employment Law in Focus (An Evolving Tension: The NLRB, our Federal Courts and Civility in the Workplace)
  • Transportation Update (PART Express Begins Revised Routes and Opens the Coble Intermodal Transportation Center for Service)
  • Wire Transfer Fraud: Red Flags and Best Practices for Winston-Salem Businesses
  • Workers’ Compensation Reforms Saved!
  • Ensuring Prosperity in NC
  • Chamber Meetings with Local Officials

June 2017

  • Employment Law in Focus (Immigration, OSHA, the Supreme Court and the White House – Navigating the Most Recent Developments)
  • Transportation Update (PART Express Route Adjustments – July 3)
  • How Trademarks Can Help Build Your Business
  • First Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Bond Project Approved
  • Forsyth County Budget Adopted
  • City of Winston-Salem Budget Adopted
  • City/County Utility Commission Increases Fees
  • School Construction Flexibility
  • Chamber Meetings with Local Officials

May 2017

  • Employment Law in Focus (Nine Traits of a Bang-Up Investigation)
  • Transportation Update (Regional Mobility: Coble Intermodal Transportation Center to Open in July)
  • Violations, Rezoning and Getting Your Project Started: What Winston-Salem Businesses Need to Know
  • Make Sure Americans Get the Read Deal on Meds
  • Chamber Meetings with Local Officials

April 2017

  • Employment Law in Focus (Covenants Not to Compete and Trade Secrets)
  • Transportation Update (Earth Day is Everyday at PART)
  • Open For Business: The Newly Created North Carolina Business Court at Wake Forest
  • Boosting the Business of American Innovation
  • Power/Forward Carolinas Investing in North Carolina’s Energy and Economic Future
  • Chamber Meetings with Local Officials

March 2017

  • Employment Law in Focus
  • Transportation Update
  • Resolving Business Disputes Through Collaboration (click here to read the entire article)
  • The State Of American Business: Getting More People to Save For Retirement
  • Chamber Meetings with Local Officials

February 2017

  • Employment Law in Focus
  • Forsyth County Commissioner Walter Marshall Passes Away At 74
  • 2017 Legislative Agenda
  • Transportation Update
  • What Businesses Need To Know About The Property Tax Appeal Process
  • City Council Retreat
  • Chamber Meetings with Local Officials

January 2017

  • Employment Law in Focus
  • PART – 2017 Government Affairs Title Sponsor
  • Redistricting: Who Draws The Lines?
  • What Winston-Salem Area Businesses Need To Know About Property Taxes
  • City Council Retreat
  • Chamber Meetings with Local Officials

2016

December 2016

  • Employment Law in Focus
  • 2017 Legislative Agenda Adopted
  • Repeal of HB2
  • Civility In Government: The Key To Progress
  • Chamber Meetings with Local Officials

November 2016

  • Employment Law in Focus
  • Forsyth County Bonds Pass in Overwhelming Fashion
  • Us Department Of Labor Overtime Ruling Halted
  • Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act
  • Chamber Meetings with Local Officials

October 2016

  • Employment Law in Focus
  • 2017 Legislative Agenda
  • Early Voting
  • The New Salem Parkway
  • Trick or Treat? Higher Education Horror
  • Chamber Meetings with Local Officials

September 2016

  • Employment Law in Focus
  • Poll Workers Needed
  • 2017 Legislative Agenda
  • Business 40 Timetable
  • The Most Overlooked Election Issue
  • Chamber Meetings with Local Officials

August 2016

  • Employment Law in Focus
  • Our Schools, Our Community, Our Future
  • All Things Election
  • Cook Literacy Model School
  • North Carolina Department of Transportation Strategic Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)
  • Cybersecurity
  • Chamber Meetings with Local Officials

June 2016

  • City of Winston-Salem Approves $442m Budget
  • June 7 Primary Results
  • Forsyth County November Bond Referendum
  • I-77 Toll Lane Cancellation Could Cost NCDOT $800m
  • Changes to FLSA Regulations: What It Means and How to Mitigate Risk
  • The Third Wave of The Internet
  • NCDOT Public Comment Period Open Chamber Meetings
  • Chamber Meetings with Local Officials

May 2016

  • Employment Law in Focus
  • Higher Pay for Principals
  • Adopted Forsyth County Budget
  • Proposed City of Winston-Salem Budget Includes Tax Increase
  • Access to Affordable College Education Act
  • Chamber Meetings with Local Officials

April 2016

  • Employment Law In Focus – HB2
  • Your Small Business Could be Facing Fines
  • New Election for Winston-Salem City Council South Ward Race
  • Every Student Succeeds Act Public Comment Sessions
  • North Carolina Department of Transportation Newsletter
  • Triad Military Appreciation Day
  • Chamber Meetings with Local Officials

March 2016

  • Employment Law in Focus
  • Employee vs. Independent Contractor Status
  • The Life and Legacy of Earline Parmon
  • March 15, 2016 Primary Results
  • Healthcare Doesn’t Have to be Taxing
  • Celebration of 100 Years of Public Health
  • Mandatory 10 Digit Dialing Coming April 23
  • Chamber Meetings with Local Officials

February 2016

  • 2016 Legislative Agenda and Scorecard
  • Candidates Forum 2016
  • Second Primary Needed for U.S. House Representatives
  • New Service Taxes Start Tuesday
  • Connect NC Bonds
  • Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County 2016 School Bond Referendum
  • What Entrepreneurs Need from Congress
  • Super Tuesday and the Power it Holds
  • Chamber Meetings with Local Officials