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  • May- 2021 -
    6 May

    Florida Chamber Foundation & Florida Prepaid College Foundation Announce New Program to Provide Path to College for Florida’s Children Living in Poverty

    Path to Prosperity Scholarship Program is part of the Florida Chamber Foundation’s mission of breaking the generational poverty cycle through its Florida Equality of Opportunity Initiative. Program seeks to raise $10 million in matching funds from Florida businesses, organizations and private donors for college scholarships. The Florida Prepaid College Foundation will match those contributions dollar-for-dollar. Total impact of $20 million will benefit more than 2,500 students. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As part of the Florida Chamber…

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  • Apr- 2021 -
    30 April

    Florida’s Economy Wins with Florida Chamber-Backed, Pro-Jobs Policy Passed this Legislative Session

    Florida’s Legislative Session by the Numbers: More than 3,140 Bills and PCBs filed, 275 Bills passed both chambers First ever over $100 billion budget passed Florida Chamber of Commerce testified more than 123 times Florida Chamber of Commerce is analyzing thousands of votes and will soon release its Legislative Scorecard TALLAHASSEE, FL. (April 30, 2021)— While other states’ Legislative Sessions were focused on what taxes to raise, what services to cut, or what promises to break…

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  • 1 April

    Florida Chamber Foundation Launches Florida Equality of Opportunity Initiative

    TALLAHASSEE, FL (April 1, 2021)— Florida is at a crossroads. “The battle of this generation is between economic equality and economic opportunity—between those who believe that everyone is entitled to equal outcomes and those who believe everyone should have an equal opportunity at earned success.” -Mark Wilson, Florida Chamber of Commerce, President & CEO U.S. Congressional Testimony Welfare and Free Enterprise – March 2016 When the Florida Chamber Foundation embarked on a research-driven strategic initiative…

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  • Mar- 2021 -
    31 March

    Florida Businesses Invest in Statewide “Culture of Safety Scholarships” to the Southeastern Leadership Conference on Safety, Health and Sustainability

    TALLAHASSEE, FL (March 31, 2021)— Safety matters to Florida’s businesses and CEO’s, which is why the Florida Chamber Safety Council is working at the company and state level and uniting Florida’s business community for a movement to create a culture of safety as part of our mission to make Florida the safest, healthiest and most sustainable state in America. Thanks to the generosity of some of Florida’s leading businesses who are all-in on building a…

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  • Feb- 2021 -
    24 February

    Florida Chamber Safety Council Announces Two New Advisory Board Members

     TALLAHASSEE, Fla., February 24, 2020 — The Florida Chamber Safety Council today announced the addition of two new Advisory Board members. Dr. Joshua Chard, Director of Product and Corporate Safety for Altec® Industries, Inc. and Tom Baldwin, Vice President of Safety for Global Medical Response (GMR) join a growing team of top safety professionals who serve a powerful role for fostering safety, health and sustainability among Florida businesses. An incubator for research, leadership and education,…

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  • 15 February

    More than 100 Local Chambers of Commerce Working with the Florida Chamber’s COVID Liability Protection Coalition to Protect Local Businesses from Frivolous Lawsuits

    TALLAHASSEE, FL. (February 15, 2021)—The Florida Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that more than 100 local Chambers of Commerce have joined the Florida Chamber’s COVID Liability Protection coalition. Providing certainty for Florida job creators with COVID-19 liability protections is key to safely getting Florida’s economy back on track. These protections are a necessary component to provide certainty that if businesses are following health and safety guidelines, they can fully re-open, add jobs, and…

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  • 11 February

    Florida Chamber Safety Council Launches Effort to Promote Mental Wellness, Hosts Statewide Webinar

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. February 11, 2021 — In its quest to make Florida the safest, healthiest and most sustainable state in America, the Florida Chamber Safety Council today launched a comprehensive mental wellness initiative including a series of videos in partnership with Safety Council Advisory Board Member AdventHealth and a statewide webinar with national mental health expert Dr. Aaron Weiner in response to the profound impact COVID-19 has had on both mental health and addictive behaviors.…

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  • 10 February

    The Florida Chamber of Commerce and Veterans Florida Launch Florida SkillBridge Coalition

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. February 10, 2021 — The Florida Chamber of Commerce and Veterans Florida today announced the launch of Florida SkillBridge coalition, a coalition of industry partners aimed at providing assistance for transitioning servicemembers and employers into Florida’s growing workforce. The coalition will promote the Department of Defense (DOD) SkillBridge Program to employers and transitioning servicemembers across Florida, assist businesses in obtaining DOD SkillBridge approval for skilled workforce training, as well as train, retain, and…

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  • Jan- 2021 -
    28 January

    Florida Chamber Safety Council Joins Team Hardpoint at Rolex 24, Highlighting Safety in Florida

    TALLAHASSEE, FL (January 28, 2021)—Safety will be at the forefront in Daytona this week as team Hardpoint takes the track to compete in the Rolex 24. The team’s car will sport the Florida Chamber Safety Council logo in an effort to raise awareness and promote workplace safety in Florida. “Racing is an incredible sport, but it can be a dangerous workplace for drivers, crew members and spectators,” said Katie Yeutter, Florida Chamber Safety Council President…

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  • 28 January

    New Florida Chamber Statewide Poll Shows Strong Voter Support for COVID-19 Liability Protections for Florida Businesses

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Megan Sweat, Media Relations Managermsweat@flchamber.com850.521.1258 New Florida Chamber Statewide Poll Shows Strong Voter Support for COVID-19 Liability Protections for Businesses TALLAHASSEE, FL (January 28, 2021) – The latest Florida Chamber statewide poll shows likely Florida voters overwhelmingly support COVID-19 liability protections for businesses if the business made efforts to follow governmental public health guidelines, with 74 percent favoring protections. “Florida has the fifth worst legal climate in America and now is the…

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  • 11 January

    Florida Chamber Supports COVID Liability Protections

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Megan Sweat, Media Relations Managermsweat@flchamber.com850.521.1258 Florida Chamber Supports COVID Liability Protections The Florida Chamber of Commerce launches campaign in support of COVID-19 liability protections ahead of 2021 Legislative Session TALLAHASSEE, FL (January 11, 2021) – The Florida Chamber of Commerce has launched a campaign in support of passing COVID-19 liability protections for all Florida businesses. Florida’s businesses have suffered greatly from the global pandemic and are working hard to reopen their doors…

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  • Dec- 2020 -
    22 December

    Ten Reasons Businesses Large and Small are Welcome to Florida

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Megan Sweat, Media Relations Managermsweat@flchamber.com850.521.1258 Ten Reasons Businesses Large and Small are Welcome to Florida Florida Chamber of Commerce launches Florida “Open for Business” Campaign TALLAHASSEE, FL (December 22, 2020) – As the economy rebounds from the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Florida Chamber of Commerce is encouraging job creators to make the move to Florida with its new “Open for Business” campaign. Recent trends show major employers and entrepreneurs are considering relocating…

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  • Nov- 2020 -
    3 November

    Florida Chamber of Commerce Shares Concerns Over Passage of America’s first State Constituted $15 Wage Mandate

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Megan Sweat, Media Relations Managermsweat@flchamber.com850.521.1258 Florida Chamber of Commerce Shares Concerns Over Passage of America’s first State Constituted $15 Wage Mandate Millions of servers, teens and part-time workers will be hit the hardest     TALLAHASSEE, FL (November 3, 2020) – In the wake of the passage of Amendment 2 – a $7 million ballot proposal designed to help drive voter turnout, the Florida Chamber of Commerce lays out concerns for Florida’s…

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  • 3 November

    Florida Voters Support 97% of Florida Chamber-Backed Legislative Candidates

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Megan Sweat, Media Relations Managermsweat@flchamber.com850.521.1258 Florida Voters Support 97% of Florida Chamber-Backed Legislative Candidates 12 of 12 in the Senate and 74 of 77 in the House — Elected pro-jobs candidates will help secure Florida’s future   TALLAHASSEE, FL (November 3, 2020) – Continuing a positive track record of helping to elect pro-jobs candidates, the Florida Chamber of Commerce and our members helped deliver election wins for 86 of 89 Chamber-backed candidates.…

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  • Oct- 2020 -
    22 October

    Survey Reveals Impact of COVID-19 on Florida’s Small Businesses

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Megan Sweat, Media Relations Managermsweat@flchamber.com850.521.1258 Survey Reveals Impact of COVID-19 on Florida’s Small Businesses TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (October 22, 2020)— To explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the state’s small businesses, the Florida Chamber Foundation, the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, and the University of West Florida Haas Center partnered to conduct a Small Business COVID Impact Survey. More than 4,800 individuals completed the survey, covering 95 percent of…

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