Tuesday, October 25, 2011
ACTION ALERT: Congress set to vote on 3% withholding requirement this week
The Georgia Chamber needs your help to repeal a proposed 2013 IRS policy that would require federal, state, and local governments to withhold 3 percent of their payments for goods and services provided by private businesses. This will be another financial burden to business – particularly small companies – at a time when millions of business owners are already facing an uphill battle to grow and create jobs. Grassroots efforts have gotten the attention of the U.S. Congress, and the House is set to vote this week to seek a repeal of the 3 percent withholding tax...but we still need your help!
For more information on the repeal of the 3% withholding mandate, click here.
Transportation Alliance Hires CEO, Launches TSPLOST Campaign
The Georgia Transportation Alliance, a Georgia Chamber affiliate, last week hired its first executive director and kicked off the campaign to promote passage of the 2012 TSPLOST referendum in regions across Georgia.
The campaign, which will be branded Connect Georgia, aims to educate voters in each region about the unprecedented economic development potential of this transportation funding initiative. Conference calls with members and local chambers in each region were held last week, a strong fundraising effort is already under way, and grassroots outreach, advertising and news coverage will follow in the months ahead. To learn more about the campaign, visit www.connectgeorgia2012.com.
Doug Callaway, president of Floridians for Better Transportation, will join the Alliance as executive director beginning Nov. 1. Callaway has extensive transportation experience in state and federal government, as well as the private sector. He will lead the Alliance in its mission to create a sustainable, multi-modal transportation system for improved economic development and quality of life throughout Georgia.
2011 Georgia Chamber Tax Forum: November 3
The Georgia Chamber Tax Forum will serve as a great opportunity for business leaders, tax professionals, state officials and key stakeholders to discuss effective solutions to move Georgia to a more streamlined and balanced tax system. Join us on November 3 for this informative and important event offering discussion and insight into Georgia’s present and future tax policies. Click here to see the full agenda for the forum and to purchase tickets. For more information, please contact John Krueger, Senior Vice President of Public Policy, at 404-223-2490 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dalton: Last Power Lunch of 2011
Please join us for the last Power Lunch of 2011 in Dalton on November 8 at the Dalton Country Club. Power Lunches are complimentary, but you must register to attend.Click HERE to register.