Government Affairs Newsletter & Policy Documents

 

2017 Legislative Agenda

The 2017 Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce Legislative Agenda is a guide to our public policy positions. We share it with all of our elected officials and use it as a tool when we travel to Raleigh or Washington DC on your behalf. We invite you to read and use this document so that our business community may have a unified voice when advocating for these important issues.

 

Government Affairs Newsletter

The Chamber’s Government Affairs Department publishes a monthly newsletter — sponsored by Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP — to keep members updated on what’s going on in the community. View newsletters from the last 12 months in the archive below.

 

November 2017

  • North Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon Visits the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce
  • Employment Law in Focus (Biometrics in the Workplace – Convenient Technology & Potential Liability)
  • Winston-Salem City Bonds
  • Transportation Update (Job Growth and Mobility)
  • North Carolina’s New Powers of Attorney Law

October 2017

  • North Carolina Superintendent Mark Johnson Visits Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce
  • Employment Law in Focus (Sex, Weinstein and Harassment Law)
  • Revisions to the County Air-Quality Ordinance
  • Transportation Update (2017 Annual Report)
  • Construction on Peters Creek Parkway and Lane Closures
  • Plan Now to Mitigate Internal Business Disputes Later
  • Upcoming Events
  • Chamber Meetings with Local Officials

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

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