Getting Healthcare Right in Florida – Register Today and Join the Discussion

 

 

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Florida’s small businesses continue to face a number of challenges including healthcare related costs. A stronger healthcare delivery system with lowered costs and a focus on better outcomes remains a top priority for the Florida Chamber. As a small business leader, your opinion matters. Register today and join the Florida Chamber’s Small Business Council for our next conference call on August 21 which will focus on the impact of healthcare related issues on the small business community. We will hear from Jon Johnson, Founder & Partner at Johnson & Blanton, who will share information on what reforms are being looked at in Washington, D.C. and in Florida.

We will also be joined by Whitney Harris with the Florida Chamber Foundation, who will share important information about the Foundation’s Internship Program that focuses on matching talented interns with businesses throughout Florida.

Don’t miss this opportunity to take part in this important discussion and make sure your voice is heard. Register today!

Small Business Council Conference Call
Monday, August 21
1:30 – 2:00 p.m. (EST)
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If you are not yet a Florida Chamber member and would like to participate in this call as a special guest, please email Carolyn Johnson.

Small Business Council Conference Call Focusing on Federal Tax Reform

Federal Tax Reform: Learn What You Need to Know

Small businesses create two out of every three jobs in Florida, and are the backbone of our state’s economy. It can be challenging to keep track of what government is doing and how YOUR business may be impacted. The Florida Chamber is committed to keeping you informed on key issues that directly impact the Florida small business community.

Please join the Florida Chamber’s Small Business Council for our June 19 conference call as we discuss what small businesses need to know regarding tax reform in Washington, D.C. For the first time in nearly three decades, Congress may be considering a major overhaul to the U.S. tax system, which may impact your bottom line. Our guest speaker will be Caroline Harris, Vice President, Tax Policy and Chief Tax Policy Counsel at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Register Today for the Small Business Council Monthly Conference Call to Learn More.

Small Business Council Conference Call
Monday, June 19
1:30 – 2:00 p.m. (EST)

Do not miss this opportunity to take part in this important discussion. Register today!

Get Involved

If you are not yet a Florida Chamber member and would like to participate in this call as a special guest, please email Carolyn Johnson at cjohnson@flchamber.com.

Cissy Proctor Talks to Members of the Florida Chamber’s Small Business Council

     

The Florida Chamber’s Small Business Council held its monthly conference call on April 24. Thank you to those of you who were able join us on the call. We appreciated the opportunity to keep small business leaders like you informed on issues impacting Florida’s small business community. During the call Cissy Proctor, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, provided an update on Florida’s job growth for January, February and March. Director Proctor also shared that Florida’s job growth outpaced the nation six times over.

Dr. Jerry Parrish, Chief Economist for the Florida Chamber Foundation, provided an overview of the Florida Chamber’s Q2 Small Business Index Survey results, which shows Florida job creators increasingly concerned about workforce quality and government regulations. Dr. Parrish also shared that fewer small businesses have confidence that Florida’s business climate is headed in the right direction.

We also heard from Frank Walker, Vice President of Governmental Affairs, who shared that there is still a lot of uncertainty as it relates to the 2017 Legislative Session, especially in regards to the passage of next fiscal year’s budget. Mr. Walker provided an update on key legislation including prejudgement interest, workers’ comp reform and Assignment of benefits (AOB), as well as the passage of the Florida Chamber-Backed Ridesharing Legislation which embraces innovation, strengthens job growth and provides ridesharing opportunities for Floridians and the 112+ million annual visitors to Florida.

 

Mark Your Calendar: Next Conference Call is May 22, 2017

Small businesses are important to Florida’s growing economy. Please mark your calendars for our next conference call on May 22 at 1:30 p.m. Do not miss this opportunity to join the discussion and make your voice heard. For more information on the Florida Chamber’s Small Business Council or becoming a member of the Florida Chamber, please contact Carolyn Johnson at (850) 521-1235.