What is Business Advocacy?
ADVOCACY: the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal
The Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce's Business Advocacy Committee oversees all government-related activities associated with the Chamber. It is comprised of a group of Chamber member volunteers from all areas of business who share the desire to actively contribute to improving the legislative and regulatory environment for the region's businesses.
The Business Advocacy Committee is guided by a belief that competitive free markets, limited government, private initiative and personal responsibility are essential to our democratic way of life. Inherent in this belief is the basic tenet that businesses operate in an ethical manner.
The committee's responsibilities include:
- Serving as a united voice for large and small businesses
- Developing an annual Legislative Agenda that directs all regulatory & legislative actions for the year
- Educating members on government-related issues
- Promoting good and effective government
- Supporting the growth of free enterprise in our area
DISCLAIMER - Although the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce is an accredited member of the United States Chamber of Commerce (USCC) and a long-time member of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC), it does not automatically support or oppose any legislative or elections-related positions set forth by these associations. The WRCC's Business Advocacy Committee independently assesses each issue based upon the impact it will have on our Chamber members and the Wausau region as a whole before deciding upon the position deemed most appropriate for our Chamber. As such, no portion of our members' dues goes towards any actions taken by these outside organizations, including political ads, marketing campaigns or other related governmental activities.
If you have any questions about Business Advocacy or would like to learn more about making a real difference in your community by volunteering with the Business Advocacy Committee, contact the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 715-845-6231 and asking for Dave Eckmann, President/CEO.
Future Business Advocacy Program Ideas?
Do you have an idea for a future Coffee Talk or Business Break program that can help inform and/or educate members about business-related governmental issues? Contact the Business Advocacy Committee at email@example.com or call 715-848-5940 to share your ideas!
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