Press Releases

2016


Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes Whitney Chapa as new vice president of education policy and budget
Nov 17, 2016

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced that Whitney Chapa has joined the Chamber team as the organization’s new vice president of education policy and budget.

New Arizona Chamber Foundation paper recommends using lessons learned in supply chain management to address teacher shortage
Nov 1, 2016

The Arizona Chamber Foundation, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and A for Arizona today released a case study proposing a new approach to addressing the teacher shortage in Arizona. The case study, titled, “Teacher Talent Pipelines: Streamlining the Path from Student to Educator in Arizona,” proposes using lessons learned in supply chain management to develop a sustainable number of qualified teachers for the schools most in need. 

Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry names Brandy Wells as new vice president of external affairs and business development
Oct. 10, 2016

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry today announced that Brandy Wells will be joining the Chamber staff as the organization’s new vice president of external affairs and business development.

Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry launches campaign committee in opposition to Proposition 206
Sept. 20, 2016

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry today announced its formation of Protecting Arizona Jobs – No on 206, a committee that will oppose Proposition 206, a ballot initiative that seeks to dramatically raise the statewide minimum wage and place new mandates on job creators.

 

Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry statement on minimum wage initiative decision
Aug. 30, 2016

“Now that we know it will appear on the November ballot, the Arizona Chamber is assessing the best path forward in order to ensure the defeat of Proposition 206. We are prepared to make our case to voters that a 50 percent increase in the minimum wage and mandated paid leave is bad for job creators and job seekers, and that it will actually hurt the hardworking Arizonans the initiative’s proponents claim to want to help." -- Glenn Hamer, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry president and CEO

Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry announces legislative endorsements
July 7, 2016

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry announces bipartisan assortment of incumbents and challengers all committed to fostering better environment for business.  

 

Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry to oppose anti-business ballot initiatives Chamber CEO: Voters should reject attempts by out-of-state interests to damage Arizona's competitiveness
April 26, 2016

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry today announced that it will oppose several proposed anti-business ballot initiatives that would harm the state’s competitive standing.