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Brady Deaton, business developer at Paul David Restoration in Tulsa (left), and McKenzie Dildy, director of development for Arubah Community Clinic in Collinsville, met at the Owasso Chamber of Commerce’s Business Over Breakfast Tuesday morning. ART HADDAWAY/Owasso Reporter


Brady Deaton and McKenzie Dildy may live in different parts of Tulsa County, but they have Owasso to thank for their newfound friendship.

Deaton, business developer at Paul David Restoration in Tulsa, and Dildy, director of development for Arubah Community Clinic in Collinsville, met at the Owasso Chamber of Commerce’s Business Over Breakfast Tuesday morning.

The two were among over a dozen local business leaders to convene at Prosperity Bank off of 96th Street as part of the bimonthly event, with Tuesday serving as the Chamber’s first gathering since March due to COVID-19.

It was also Deaton’s and Dildy’s first time attending a Business Over Breakfast in Owasso, which gave them an

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Chamber employee earns development certification | News, Sports, Jobs


NORWALK — The Norwalk Chamber of Commerce is holding a small business development academy.

This free program will teach participants

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Chamber hosts 8th Annual Women in Business Conference as webinar Thursday

The Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 8th Annual Women in Business Conference as a webinar at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 1. The conference features speakers addressing a wide range of topics, including leadership, professional development and entrepreneurship. The event will bring women together from central Louisiana and throughout the state to provide a platform for learning, mentoring and networking.



a person in a desert: Then-Maj. Katrina Lloyd looks into the distance during her deployment to Iraq in 2010. Lloyd is the second African-American woman in the Louisiana National Guard to be promoted to the rank of colonel


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Then-Maj. Katrina Lloyd looks into the distance during her deployment to Iraq in 2010. Lloyd is the second African-American woman in the Louisiana National Guard to be promoted to the rank of colonel

“The Chamber is pleased to continue hosting the Women in Business Conference during this most unusual year due to the pandemic” said Deborah Randolph, President, Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce. “A strong line up of presenters will be featured to provide a valuable experience using a virtual platform this

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Scott Reed is ousted from Chamber of Commerce

A replacement has not been named, but an internal memo obtained by The Washington Post says that the chamber anticipates no disruption in its election plans, which this year included endorsing 30 Democrats seeking House seats. This shift has led to a growing rift between the chamber and top Republicans.

In an email, Reed said he was planning to leave the organization at the end of the year anyway.

“The Chamber would not let me spend Senate money down the home stretch in North Carolina and Maine,” he wrote.

The chamber’s move to terminate Reed took place Tuesday afternoon after chamber CEO Thomas J. Donohue informed the executive committee of the board’s decision.

“I am disappointed and shocked to have to inform you that we have had to terminate Scott Reed’s consulting contract for cause, effective immediately,” Donohue wrote.

“An internal review has revealed that Scott repeatedly breached confidentiality, distorted

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Chamber of commerce endorses Ann Arbor’s affordable housing tax proposal

ANN ARBOR, MI — The Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber has joined a growing list of groups endorsing Ann Arbor’s tax proposal to fund affordable housing.

In a statement released Monday, Sept. 28, the business group explained why it’s supporting Proposal C, a 20-year, 1-mill levy on the Nov. 3 ballot that could help create an estimated 1,500 new affording housing units around the city.

“Housing affordability is both an individual need and a major factor in the success of the local business community,” the chamber stated. “There is an urgent need for additional housing in Ann Arbor which working people can afford.”

The lack of affordable housing presents “an enormous economic challenge for families spending the majority of their paycheck on housing, and a huge impact on area prosperity because too many businesses have been unable to find the workforce they need to operate or grow,” the chamber stated.

Ann

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Thai Chamber of Commerce seeks visa amnesty for tourists

The Thai Chamber of Commerce has urged the government to extend the visa amnesty for 400,000 tourists in the country. (Photo: Bangkok Post)
The Thai Chamber of Commerce has urged the government to extend the visa amnesty for 400,000 tourists in the country. (Photo: Bangkok Post)

The Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC) has urged the government to extend the visa amnesty for 400,000 tourists here, while operators in Chiang Mai said more than 10,000 international tourists are helping to generate revenue in the province while borders remain closed.

TCC chairman Kalin Sarasin said the chamber has repeatedly demanded that the Immigration Bureau consider automatically extending the deadline for foreigners in Thailand for 90 days after the amnesty expires today, but the proposal was neglected.

“The TCC has raised this issue on three occasions, including at a meeting with the prime minister and the Interior Ministry recently,” Mr Kalin said. “We were told that this agenda was in the process, but there’s been no progress so far as the deadline approaches.”

He said the

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Digital Chamber Adds Mulvaney to Board of Advisors; Visa, Goldman Join Executive Committee

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows (right) listens to his predecessor, Special Envoy for Northern Ireland Mick Mulvaney, as U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister of Ireland Leo Varadkar talk to journalists in the Oval Office at the White House March 12, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The Chamber of Digital Commerce, a blockchain advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., announced Wednesday that former acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney has joined the group’s board of advisors.

In a press statement emailed to CoinDesk, the blockchain advocacy group also said Visa, Goldman Sachs and Six Digital Exchange (SDX) have joined the group as executive committee members. 

  • In the statement, the advocacy group’s founder, Perianne Boring, said that diverse leadership with experience in both the public and private sectors was needed to assure the future of blockchain technology in the United States.
  • Mulvaney, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, served as the acting White House chief of staff between December 2018 and March 2020. He was later appointed as the U.S. Special Envoy for Northern Ireland in May. 
  • “His experience as a legislator is very very valuable because he can help us navigate
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