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  • Timely news from U.S. Chamber—including Support your Local Chamber of Commerce Day

    October 16, 2020
    Something to Celebrate: Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day

    Did you know that October 21st is National Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day? Observed annually on the third Wednesday of October, National Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day celebrates the invaluable work being done by chambers of commerce nationwide to strengthen the economy, business community, and local enterprises of all sizes.

    Looking to thank your local Chamber of Commerce for all that they do to help businesses thrive? We've got you covered. Click here to view and download a social media graphic that you can share with your networks using the hashtag #ChamberProud.
    Click Here to View and Download the Graphic
    A New Must-Read from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation: Returning to Work and the Childcare Dilemma

    Earlier this week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation released its new report—titled Piecing Together Solutions: Returning to Work and the Childcare Dilemma—outlining how childcare challenges are affecting working parents amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Here are some key takeaways:
    • 50% of parents who have not yet returned to the workforce cite childcare as a reason; 
    • 26% of working parents are paying for a childcare arrangement that they are not currently using; 
    • 57% of parents who have not yet returned to work (22% of all parents) are unlikely or unsure whether they will return if their school district adopts online learning.
    Click Here to Read the Full Report
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce Announces 2020 Dream Big Awards Winners

    Each year, the U.S. Chamber partners with Chase for Business® to recognize and celebrate small businesses around the country who are achieving success, creating opportunity, and inspiring others through the Dream Big Awards.

    Yesterday—selected from a record number of over 700 applicants and 24 finalists—this year's 2020 Dream Big Awards winners were announced. In addition to naming Jam Hops Gymnastics Factory from Ham Lake, Minnesota as the Dream Big Small Business of the Year, Business Achievement Awards were given in seven categories:
    • NEW! Community Support and Leadership Award
    • Emerging Business Achievement Award
    • Green/Sustainable Business Achievement Award
    • Minority-Owned Business Achievement Award
    • Veteran-Owned Business Achievement Award
    • Woman-Owned Business Achievement Award
    • Young Entrepreneur Award
    Click here to view the full list of award winners.
    Click Here to View the Winners
    Let's Get Spooky: 5 Tips for Creating a Safe and Fun Halloween

    In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's Halloween is likely to look different as situations and guidelines vary by region and by state. To help state and city health departments prepare for both a safe and fun Halloween, the National Confectioners Association has consolidated five considerations through their Always a Treat initiative for businesses that may be planning or adapting the celebrations in your local community to ensure adherence of CDC guidelines.

    Halloween can be as safe as it is spooky by:
    Wearing a mask
    Placing treats outside before the arrival of trick-or-treaters to avoid direct contact
    Avoiding consumption of any loosely packaged or open treats
    Click Here for 3 More Tips
    Click here for additional Halloween resources from the National Confectioners Association. 
    Click Here for Additional Resources
    Can you pencil us in? 
    Summit 2020: Future in Focus
    Hosted by: the U.S. Chamber's Institute for Legal Reform (ILR)

    When: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. ET

    What:  virtual event convening the top legal minds, business and industry leaders, government officials, and the media to explore pressing legal topics and their impact on the global business community. 

    Who:  Featured speakers will include U.S. Chamber ILR president Harold Kim, CNN senior political commentator, University of Chicago Institute of Politics director, and former senior advisor to President Barack Obama (2009-2011) David Axelrod, NBC News political analyst and TIME former columnist Michael Murphy, and many more.

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    Preserving the Past Fortifying the Future
    Hosted by: the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

    When: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. ET

    What:  Featuring preservationists, economists, businesses, and regional success stories, this virtual program will provide a deep dive into the lesser-known advantages of revitalizing and repurposing historic spaces.

    Who:  Featured speakers will include U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation president Carolyn Cawley, National Trust for Historic Preservation chief preservation officer Katherine Malone-France, Wausau River District executive director Blake Opal-Wahoske, and many more.

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