LEGISLATIVE ACTION COMMITTEE
Corona Chamber of Commerce
904 East Sixth Street, Corona 92879
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Cynthia Schneider, Chair
2009 Strategic Initiatives
Employee and Employer Issues | Improving Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure
Stimulating the Local Economy |
Call to Order and Roll Call
President & CEO’s Report
Local, State, Federal Legislative Staff Updates
1. December 2008 LAC Minutes ACTION
2. Housing State Tax Credit ACTION
3. Legislative Report #1 ACTION
Legislative Action Committee
January 20, 2009
Corona Chamber Issues Formal Statement on the I-15 / Cajalco Road Interchange Project
The Corona Chamber issued the following statement to the California Department of Transportation
regarding the I-15 / Cajalco Road Interchange Project:
The Corona Chamber of Commerce has supported the early efforts of the Mid-County Parkway Project. We will
continue to assist the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) by educating our business community
on the importance of this major transportation investment. However, we do have some concerns regarding the
Interstate 15 Cajalco Road Interchange Project.
It is our understanding that the proposed version of the interchange project would greatly increase the bottlenecking
of traffic near the interchange. The Chamber believes that the current decision to construct half-diamond lanes
instead of the full diamond lanes would be a major contributor to the bottlenecking. The Chamber is concerned that
Corona’s local economy would be severely impacted due to the limitation of consumer access to the I-15/Cajalco
We would ask that you revisit this issue and review other alternatives when constructing the interchange.
Corona Chamber Takes Action in 2008
2008 was an active year for the Legislative Action Committee of the Corona Chamber of Commerce. We
successfully represented the interests of the Corona business community by lobbying for pro business legislation
with representatives at all levels of government. The Chamber spearheaded many countless issues, ranging from
solving our state’s water crisis and calling for increased conservation to ending state and federal legislation that
mandated millions of dollars in new taxes on businesses.
Our Chamber worked hard for our business community to accomplish as much as possible on a wide range of issues
impacting our local economy. The work performed by the LAC is a tangible return on our member’s investment in
the Corona Chamber. As a result of a vote of confidence from the Chamber’s Board of Directors in their recent
Strategic Planning session, the LAC will continue providing valuable service into 2009.
The Chamber spent time in Sacramento representing the issues listed as bullet points, below and lobbying on behalf
of Corona businesses. The Chamber also gave its members an opportunity to meet potential elected officials at a
Candidates Forum - further linking decision-makers with the people responsible for creating jobs – Corona’s
The following you’ll find highlights of some of the major issues the Corona Chamber acted upon in 2008.
• Tracked 16 proposed laws with provisions that would impact the business community. The Chamber studied each
proposed law and took a position of support or opposition on each. For the second consecutive year, Corona-area
state legislators voted with the Chamber’s state positions 100% of the time.
• Supported flexible work week schedules and a clarification to the state’s meal period requirements during the
Governor’s budget negotiations with both the Senate and Assembly leadership.
• Took action and served as a resource for information on ballot propositions in the February, June and November
elections, recommending positions on more than 20 propositions.
• Worked with United States Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and Congressman Ken Calvert to lobby
for an Economic Stimulus Package for jobs and business stability in Corona.
• Hosted a special VIP reception to meet with local candidates for City Council, City Treasurer, School Board, and
• Called on state legislators to place a comprehensive water bond on the statewide ballot to fix the current water
crisis throughout the state.
• Supported the appeal of the California Coastal Commission’s objection to the Transportation Corridor Agency’s
16-mile extension of the 241 Toll Road which will allow Corona residents and businesses easier access to the
• Protected vital transportation funds by submitting letters from our membership on the type of impact it would have
on local businesses and the economy.
• Joined forces with the California Chamber of Commerce in Sacramento to help defeat a multi-billion dollar job-
killer mandate that would have expanded employer’s costs and liability by mandating a specific paid sick leave
• Supported efforts to reduce the costs of doing business in Corona. Specifically, deter thieves from stealing valuable
metals and materials from construction sites and city property and control litigation against businesses owners in
relation to unreasonable disability access requirements.
• Supported federal legislation to decrease truck traffic and increase movement of goods by rail that would have a
profound impact in and around Corona.
• Improved traffic on the SR-91 and I-15 to allow for easier movement of goods by leading the charge on two
important transportation related projects that were passed by the state legislature and signed into law by the
• Helped to eliminate proposed laws that would have unreasonably expanded employer’s costs and liabilities.
• Urged state legislators to support the Governor’s budget rainy day fund which simply acts as a savings account for
excess revenues taken in by the state each year and would ultimately offset proposed budget shortfalls when trying
to balance the budget.
• Continued to protect workers compensation reforms and fight against repealing any of the reforms that have
allowed for increased efficiency, less litigation, and better outcomes for injured workers.
• One of the first chambers of commerce in California to support Proposition 11 (Redistricting Reform). It will allow
for the creation of a 14-person citizen’s commission that would redraw new boundary lines for the State Senate and
Assembly districts and eliminates the conflict of interest when redrawing those district boundaries.
• Partnered with the Californians for Clean and Reliable Energy Coalition which supports the Sunrise Powerlink
Project. The project would ensure reliable electric service to the business community and region.
• Defeated a costly mandated healthcare tax on business.
New Laws Take Effect on January 1st
The Corona Chamber of Commerce wants you to be aware of new laws, taking effect on January 1, 2009. The
mission of the Chamber’s Legislative Action Committee (LAC) is to assume responsibility for representing the
interests of Corona businesses at all levels of government. One of the ways in which we accomplish this is to ensure
that you stay on top of changing or new legislation. Below, we have provided information on new legislation which
may impact your business or your ability to create new jobs.
Cell Phone Use
Since July 1, 2008, drivers have been required to use a hands-free device while talking on a cell phone and driving.
Starting January 1, 2009, text-based communication while driving will be prohibited. Specifically, the law prohibits
writing, sending or reading text-based communication including text messaging, instant messaging and e-mail, on a
wireless device or cell phone while driving.
Exemption for Physicians Paid on Hourly Basis
A licensed physician or surgeon who is primarily engaged in performing duties for which licensure is required is
exempt from overtime if he/she is paid at least the minimum hourly rate set annually by the state. Effective January
1, 2009, the minimum hourly rate is $69.13. This exemption does not apply to employees in medical internships or
resident programs, physician employees covered by collective bargaining agreements or veterinarians.
Family and Medical Leave Act
The U.S. Department of Labor published the final version of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations
pertaining to military families and qualifying exigencies. Importantly, among numerous, significant changes, the
regulations define what a ―qualifying exigency‖ is for purposes of qualifying for up to 12 weeks of FMLA leave.
Families with active military personnel may now be eligible if their situation meets one of the new qualifying
exigencies: short notice deployment, attendance at official military events or activities, arranging or providing
childcare, attending school or daycare meetings, handling financial and legal matters, and rest and recuperation
visits when the soldier is on leave.
A new law amended Labor Code 206.5 making null and void the execution of any release on account of wages due.
Employers who violate this law are guilty of a misdemeanor. Effective January 1, 2009 adds the following language:
"For purposes of this section, 'execution of a release' includes requiring an employee, as a condition of being paid, to
execute a statement of the hours he or she worked during a pay period, which the employer knows to be false."
Minimum Pay for Exempt Computer Professionals
Effective January 1, 2009, Labor Code 515.5 was amended to allow payment to computer professionals as a
monthly or annual salary. Before this change, computer professionals had to earn a minimum hourly rate, set by the
Division of Labor Statistics and Research (DLSR) annually. The hourly rate for 2009 is increased from $36.00 to
$37.94. For 2009, the minimum monthly salary exemption is $6,587.50, and the minimum annual salary exemption
Passport Cards for Identification on I-9
The Departments of State and Homeland Security have begun to issue "passport cards" which may be used as a "List
A" document to verify employment in accordance with the I-9 form. The passport card is more limited in its uses for
international travel (e.g., it may not be used for international air travel), but it is a valid passport that attests to the
U.S. citizenship and identity of the bearer. Accordingly, the card may be used for the Form I-9 process and can also
be accepted by employers participating in the E-Verify program. The passport card is considered a List A document
that may be presented by newly hired employees during the employment eligibility verification process to show
work authorized status. List A documents are those used by employees to prove both identity and work authorization
when completing the Form I-9.
In July 2008, the president of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued guidelines to employers
concerning employee participation in political advocacy activities and providing guidance to employers as to when
disciplinary actions for these activities may be appropriate.
The memorandum provides that:
- Non-disruptive political advocacy for or against a specific issue, related to a specifically identified employment
concern that takes place during employees' own time and in non-work areas, is protected;
- On-duty political advocacy for or against a specific issue, related to a specifically identified employment concern
is subject to restrictions imposed by lawful and neutrally applied work rules;
- Leaving or stopping work to engage in political advocacy for or against a specific issue, related to a specifically
identified employment concern may also be subject to restrictions imposed by the employer.
Wages for employees of temporary services employers shall be paid weekly or daily if an employee is assigned to a
client on a day-to-day basis or to a client engaged in a trade dispute. This requirement does not apply to employees
who are assigned to a client for over 90 consecutive calendar days unless the employer pays the employee weekly.
Failure to do so can result in civil and criminal penalties.
Workers' Comp Injury Reporting
Labor Code section 6409.1 was amended to change the reporting of work related injuries and illnesses. Currently,
form 5020 must be filed with the Division of Labor Statistics and Research (DLSR) within five days of an incident.
Once the regulations are finalized, insured employers must file a form as prescribed by the Division of Workers'
Compensation (DWC) with the DWC, and self-insured employers must use a new, yet to be created, electronic form
within the time specified by the DWC. Amended reports following a death must now be filed with the DLSR instead
of the DWC. Insurers must use a new, yet to be created, electronic form with the DWC. The new law specifies that
regulations must be created to implement these changes, which will not go into effect until the regulations are
Nutritional Information for Chain Restaurants
A new law requires chain restaurants with 20 or more facilities in California to post nutritional information.
Beginning July 1, 2009, to December 31, 2010, each facility must disclose nutritional information or calorie count
information about the food it serves. Nutritional information includes, but is not limited to, all of the following, per
standard menu item, as that item is usually prepared and offered for sale:
- Total number of calories;
- Total number of grams of carbohydrates;
- Total number of grams of saturated fat; and
- Total number of milligrams of sodium.
Chamber Successfully Secures Reliable Energy Supplies For Corona Businesses
The Corona Chamber of Commerce attended the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) meeting in San
Francisco last week to publically testify in support of the proposed Sunrise Powerlink Project. The Chamber
officially supported the Project earlier this year.
The Project will help ensure that the Corona business community has reliable electric service. After hours of
testimony from members of the public, the Commission approved the Project.
―The Sunrise Powerlink Project is a forward thinking energy solution to our region and will be beneficial to the
business community,‖ stated Cynthia Schneider, Chair of the Corona Chamber's Legislative Action Committee.
―This project is an example of clean energy by using solar and wind technology and will eliminate much of the
greenhouse gases that are generated by conventional power plants,‖ Schneider continued.
Why This Is Important To You
Corona's residents and businesses receive their power via a network of interconnected transmission lines that work
together to provide reliable electric service to homes and businesses throughout California. A disruption or
breakdown of major transmission lines can compromise the entire system and put consumers across the state at risk
for blackouts and energy shortages. The Sunrise Powerlink will have enough capacity to power more than 650,000
homes and businesses throughout the Corona region.
The Sunrise Powerlink would also expand access to new supplies of clean solar, wind and geothermal energy in the
Imperial Valley that are waiting to be tapped and help California move towards a greener energy future. In this new
era of ―Green‖ Energy, the Sunrise Powerlink transmission line is will provide the needed capacity of renewable
power to homes and businesses, while at the same time having minimal impact on the environment. This type of
project falls in line with AB 32, Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 that positioned California as a world leader
in effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The following statement was delivered by Corona Chamber Legislative Action Committee Chair Cynthia Schneider
at the December 18, 2008 CPUC Meeting in San Francisco:
Good morning (CPUC) President Peevey and Commissioners. My name is Cynthia Schneider and I am chair of the
Corona Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Action Committee.
I am here today on behalf of the Corona Chamber of Commerce to urge you to adopt President Peevey’s alternate
decision that approves the Sunrise Powerlink transmission line.
Despite the rosy reports, implementation of California’s aggressive plans to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and
increase green power usage is going to cost ratepayers – especially small business owners – a lot of money.
In order to implement these clean energy policies – and keep energy costs low - we must invest in cost-effective
infrastructure projects like the Sunrise Powerlink. Otherwise, we will continue to drive business out of California to
other states where the cost of doing business is much lower.
According to President Peevey’s alternate decision, the Sunrise Powerlink will save ratepayers over $125 million in
energy costs. Given the economic downturn we’re facing, this is welcome news.
Please know that the Sunrise Powerlink isn’t just about San Diego or Imperial Valley. This is a power line for all
Southern California ratepayers. After all, utilities up and down the state will use the Sunrise Powerlink to access the
solar, wind and geothermal energy in the Imperial Valley.
So while the Sunrise Powerlink won’t directly serve Corona, we still stand firmly behind it. Because we know
approval of the line will mean businesses in the Inland Empire will also have access to cleaner and more affordable
This vote today represents a test of the state’s commitment to a cleaner energy future. Failure to approve the
Sunrise Powerlink means all this talk about combating climate change and shifting from fossil fuels to cleaner
sources of electricity is just that – talk.
On behalf of the thousands of business owners and ratepayers who live and work outside of San Diego, please
support President Peevey’s alternative supporting the Sunrise Powerlink. We are counting on you to do what’s
AGENDA ITEM 1
Legislative Action Committee
January 20, 2009
December 2008 LAC Minutes
LEGISLATIVE ACTION COMMITTEE
Corona Chamber of Commerce
904 East Sixth Street, Corona 92879
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Cynthia Schneider, Chair
Call to Order and Roll Call
Chair Schneider called the meeting to order at 8:05am
Chair Cynthia Schneider American Security Bank X
Jim Bradley Consultant X
Jack Mobilia Manufacturer’s Council X
Rachel Rola AsYouLikeItProductions
Chris Miller Chris Miller Mortuary X
Alex Braicovich Waste Management X
Sandy Klein Re/Max All Stars X
Chad Miller Plas-Tech Sealing Tech X
Ann Poloko Financial Investors Group X
Javier Vasquez Miguel’s Restaurants X
Mark Krakower X
CC Vest Midpoint Bearing X
Ken Rivers Corona Regional Medical X
Sue Wakefield ASJ Industrial Hose and Fittings X
Chamber Bobby Spiegel Corona Chamber of Commerce X
Chamber Shaun Lumachi Corona Chamber of Commerce X
2008 Vote Record
Chair Schneider reviewed the 2008 Vote Record with the LAC members.
Chair Schneider reviewed recent action items communicated by the Chamber.
President & CEO’s Report
Spiegel reported on the recent conversations with City Management regarding the Chamber’s effort to
secure a Corona-based business preference on City contracts.
Local, State, Federal Legislative Staff Updates
1. November 2008 LAC Retreat Minutes ACTION
Moved by Poloko. Seconded by Miller to approve the November 2008 minutes.
Motion approved unanimously.
2. 2009 Strategic Initiatives ACTION
Chair Schneider asked members of the LAC to determine their Subcommittee assignments for 2009.
The following LAC members determined their Subcommittees:
Meeting the first Friday of each month, via conference call:
Stimulating the Local Economy at 9:00am
Employee and Employer Issues at 10:00am
Improving Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure at 11:00am
The LAC reviewed the 2009 Strategic Initiatives for final changes. Moved by Vest. Seconded by Vasquez to
approve the 2009 Strategic Initiatives. Motion approved unanimously.
3. 2009 Policy Platform ACTION
The LAC reviewed the 2009 Policy Platform for final changes. Moved by Klein. Seconded by Vest to
approve the 2009 Strategic Initiatives. Motion approved unanimously
Chair Schneider adjourned the meeting at 9:10am
AGENDA ITEM 2
Legislative Action Committee
January 20, 2009
Housing State Tax Credit
Director of Government Affairs
Staff Recommended Position
Support the need for a tax credit in order to stimulate new home purchases in order to revive housing
1. The California Building Industry Association (BIA) is looking for support and is in the process of
finalizing language that will be incorporated into bill form.
2. The Corona Chamber of Commerce will reserve its right to make or change its position once legislation is
3. New home buyers will receive a tax credit of up to $10,000 (up to 5% of purchase price) for the purchase
of a new home over the next year.
4. The home must be newly constructed, unsold single-family home, used as principal residence for at least
5. Taxpayers apply the credit to offset their state income taxes.
6. According to the former Director of the CA Department of Finance, on average, every home built in
California generates $16,000 in state revenues and another $3,000 in revenues for local governments.
7. After providing the $10,000 tax credit, each new home constructed will net a positive $6,000 in additional
8. Additionally, buyers won’t claim the tax credit until 2010, but the new home construction generated will
9. Lastly, no checks will be written from the state, so no revenue will ―come out‖ of state coffers.
10. The credit is more than offset by the new revenues the housing construction will generate.
AGENDA ITEM 3
Legislative Action Committee
January 20, 2009
Legislative Report #1
Director of Government Affairs
Staff Recommended Action
Oppose H.R. 800 (Miller, George [D – CA]) Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA)
1. H.R. 800 also known as the ―Card Check Bill‖ would amend the National Labor Relations Act to establish
a system to enable employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to provide for mandatory
injunctions for unfair labor practices during organizing efforts, and for other purposes.
2. Current law allows employees to a private-ballot election when deciding whether the employees want
union representation in the workplace.
3. In 1935 Congress passed the National Labor Relations Act which allowed unions to organize workplaces
using secret ballot elections or ―other suitable methods‖ to determine union representation.
4. The ―other suitable methods‖ included card-check systems in which union organizers would ask workers to
sign union cards to signify their desire for union representation.
5. The card-check method created severe problems within the workplace ranging from forced signatures to
harassment and violence.
6. In 1947 legislators recognized the significant problems that card-check and other forms of union election
presented and enacted legislation that removed the language that allowed for ―other suitable methods‖ such
as card-check to be used for union representation.
7. With the removal of this language, secret elections became the preferred method of union election.
8. The elections are overseen by the National Labor Relations Board, which has numerous procedures in place
to ensure fair and fraud-free elections.
9. Federal legislation, pending in the U.S. House and Senate entitled H.R. 800 and S. 1041 respectively,
would threaten the rights of U.S employers and employees by taking the workforce back over 60 years to a
method of voting that has been proven to be ineffective and unfair.
10. Another component of the EFCA is binding arbitration which would require the federal government to
appoint a mediator and impose a contract if management and labor cannot come to an agreement.
11. This would allow either party to delay an agreement in the hope of getting more in arbitration than the
employer/employee would get in bargaining.
12. In its current form, H.R. 800 contains language that would increase penalties for employers, but not for
unions or others, who may violate union organizing laws.
13. H.R. 800 has passed the House 241-185 in 2007, but did not make it to the Senate floor and is expected to
be brought back when the Congress reconvenes in 2009.
Arguments in Support
14. H.R. 800 allows for the best opportunity of working men and women to get ahead economically by uniting
with coworkers to bargain with their employers for better wages and benefits.
15. The National Labor Relations Act has become a barrier to workers rights as companies intimidate, harass,
coerce and even fire individuals who try to organize unions.
Arguments in Opposition
16. According to several chambers across the country, the EFCA would deny employees the right to a secret
ballot election when deciding whether to join a union.
17. Union leaders may use their power to threaten, coerce individuals to vote/form a union in public, who may
otherwise wish to contract privately with their employer.
ACORN Equality South Carolina
Alliance for Justice Friends Committee on National Legislation
Alliance for Retired Americans Gamaliel Foundation - Transportation Equity Group
American Friends Service Committee Grassroots Policy Project
American Library Association - Allied Professional Gray Panthers
Association Gray Panthers – Austin, Texas
American Public Health Association (resolution) Gray Panthers of California
American Rights at Work Gray Panthers of Berkley, Calif.
Americans for Democratic Action Human Rights Campaign
Americans United for Change Human Rights Watch (resolution)
A. Philip Randolph Institute Interfaith Worker Justice
Apollo Alliance Japanese-American Citizens League
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Jewish Labor Committee
Black Leadership Forum Jobs with Justice
Business Responds to AIDS/Labor Responds to Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
AIDS (BRTA/LRTA) Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (report)
California Church Impact League of Rural Voters
Center for American Progress League of United Latin American Citizens
Center for America’s Future Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational
Center for Community Change Fund
Center for Corporate Policy Michigan ACLU
Change America Now NAACP
Church Women United National Association of Consumer Advocates
Clergy and Laity Network United for Justice National Baptist Convention of America
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists National Center for Trangendered Rights (NGLTE)
Coalition of Contingent Academics Labor National Consumers League
Coalition of Labor Union Women (resolution—PDF) National Council of Women’s Organizations
Council on American-Islamic Relations National Employment Law Project
Coalition on Human Needs National Federation of Filipino American
Coalition of Immokalee Workers Associations
Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety National Immigration Law Center
Cornell University LGBT Center National Latino Congreso (resolution)
Demos National Employment Lawyers Association
Democratic National Committee National Partnership for Women and Families
Democratic Socialists of America National Puerto Rican Coalition
Earth Action Network National Resources Defense Council
Empire State Pride in New York State National Stonewall Democrats
National Women's Political Caucus Sojourners/Call to Renewal
National Workrights Institute (resolution) Tikkun/The Network of Spiritual Progressives
NDN United Church of Christ - Justice and Witness
NOW California Ministries
Operation BIG VOTE United for a Fair Economy
Pax Christi USA (resolution) United Methodist Church - General Board of Church
People for the American Way and Society (resolution—PDF)
Presbyterian Church USA – Washington, D.C., office United Nations Association of the National Capital
Press Associates Union News Service Area
Pride at Work United for Peace and Justice
Progressive Jewish Alliance United States Student Association
Progressive Maryland United Students Against Sweatshops
Progressive States Network United University Professors
Queer Organizing Coalition Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
San Francisco Board of Supervisors USAction
Sierra Club U.S. Labor Against the War
Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater AMT-The Association for Manufacturing
Springfield (MA) Technology
Alabama Chapter of ABC Antelope Valley (CA) Chamber of Commerce
Alabama Restaurant Association API
Alaska Cabaret, Hotel, Restaurant and Retailers Arcadia (CA) Chamber of Commerce
Association Arizona Builders Alliance of ABC
Alaska Hotel & Lodging Association Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Alaska Chapter of ABC Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association
Alliance for Worker Freedom Arizona IEC
Aluminum Association Arizona Restaurant & Hospitality Association
American Apparel & Footwear Association Arkansas Chapter of ABC
American Bakers Association Arkansas Hospitality Association
American Beverage Association Arkansas Hotel & Lodging Association
American Conservative Union Arkansas IEC
American Fire Sprinkler Association Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce
American Foundry Society Asheboro/Randolph (NC) Chamber of Commerce
American Frozen Food Institute Ashland & Tri State Area Chapter IEC
American Health Care Association Asian American Hotel Owners Association
American Hospital Association (AAHOA)
American Hotel & Lodging Association Assisted Living Federation of America
American International Automobile Dealers Associated Builders & Contractors
Association Associated Builders & Contractors Heart of America
American Meat Institute Chapter
American Seniors Housing Association Associated Builders & Contractors of Alabama
American Shareholders Association Associated General Contractor
American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Associated Industries of Massachusetts
Administration Association of Equipment Manufacturers
American Society of Employers Association of Millwork Distributors
American Staffing Association Association of Washington Business
American Supply Association Association of Woodworking & Furnishings
American Trucking Associations Suppliers
American Wholesale Marketers Association Atlanta Hotel Council
Americans for a Limited Government Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association
Americans for Prosperity Baltimore Metro Chapter of ABC
Americans for Tax Reform Bearing Specialists Association
Burnsville (MN) Chamber of Commerce Duluth (MN) Area Chamber of Commerce
Business & Industry Association of New Hampshire East Tennessee Chapter of ABC
California Chamber of Commerce East Tennessee IEC
California Hotel & Lodging Association East Texas IEC
California Manufacturers & Technology Association Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of ABC
California Restaurant Association Eastern Sandoval County (NM) Chamber of
Camarillo (CA) Chamber of Commerce Commerce
Capital Associated Industries Inc Eastern Shore Chapter of ABC
Carolinas Chapter of ABC Eastern Washington Chapter IEC
Center for Freedom & Prosperity El Paso Chapter IEC
Center for Individual Freedom Empire State Chapter of ABC
Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise Environmental Industry Associations
CenTex Chapter IEC Fairfax County (VA) Chamber of Commerce
Central Alabama Chapter IEC Federation of American Hospitals
Central California Chapter of ABC FEWA-Marketing & Distribution Association
Central Florida Chapter of ABC Flagstaff (AZ) Chamber of Commerce
Central Indiana IEC Florida Chamber of Commerce
Central Michigan Chapter of ABC Florida East Coast Chapter of ABC
Central Missouri IEC Florida First Coast Chapter of ABC
Central Ohio AEC/EIC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of ABC
Central Ohio Chapter of ABC Florida Independent Concrete & Associated
Central Pennsylvania Chapter of ABC Products, Inc.
Central Pennsylvania Chapter of IEC Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association
Central Texas Chapter of ABC Florida West Coast Chapter IEC
Central Washington IEC Food Marketing Institute
Centre County (PA) IEC Forging Industry Association
Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana Fort Worth/Tarrant County IEC
Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County Freedom Works
Chamber of Medford/Jackson County (OR) Georgia Chamber of Commerce
Charleston (SC) Metro Chamber of Commerce Georgia Chapter of ABC
Chattanooga Area (TN) Chamber of Commerce Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association
Chesapeake Chapter of ABC Georgia IEC
Chesapeake IEC Georgia Restaurant Association
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Glendale (AZ) Chamber of Commerce
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Golden Gate Chapter of ABC
Citizen Outreach Project Goleta Valley (CA) Chamber of Commerce
Cleveland-Bradley (TN) Chamber of Commerce Grand Junction Area (CO) Chamber of Commerce
College & University Professional Association for Graphic Arts Association
Human Resources Greater Albuquerque (NM) Chamber of Commerce
Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry Greater Bakersfield (CA) Chamber of Commerce
Colorado Hospital Association Greater Cincinnati IEC
Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association Greater Columbia (SC) Chamber of Commerce
Colorado Restaurant Association Greater Columbus (GA) Chamber of Commerce
Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce
Connecticut Business & Industry Association Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce
Connecticut Chapter of ABC Greater Elkhart (IN) Chamber of Commerce
Connecticut Restaurant Association Greater Findlay (OH) Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
Consumer Electronics Association Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
Copper & Brass Servicenter Greater Houston Chapter of ABC
Cornhusker Chapter of ABC Greater Louisville Inc.
Costa Mesa (CA) Chamber of Commerce Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce
Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Cumberland Valley Chapter of ABC Greater Pittsburgh Hotel Association
Dakotas Inc IEC/Dallas Chapter IEC Greater Raleigh (NC) Chamber of Commerce
Daytona Beach/Halifax (FL) Chamber of Commerce Greater Reading (PA) Chamber of Commerce &
Delaware Chapter of ABC Industry
Delaware Restaurant Association Greater Spokane Incorporated
Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce Greater St. Louis IEC
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Greater Syracuse (NY) Chamber of Commerce
Green Bay Area (WI) Chamber of Commerce Long Beach (CA) Chamber of Commerce
Guam Contractors Association of ABC Los Angeles-Ventura Chapter of ABC
Hampton Area (NH) Chamber of Commerce Louisiana Association of Business & Industry
Hampton Roads Chapter IEC Louisiana Restaurant Association
Hardin County Chamber of Commerce Louisiana Retailers Association
Hartford (CT) Chamber of Commerce Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce
Hawaii Chapter of ABC Lubbock Chapter IEC
Hawaii Hotel & Lodging Association Maine Chapter of ABC
Hawaii Restaurant Association Maine Innkeepers Association
Heart of America Chapter of ABC Maine Restaurant Association
Heating, Airconditioning & Refrigeration Management Association of Illinois (The)
Distributors International Manufacturers’ Association of NW Pennsylvania
Henderson (NV) Chamber of Commerce Marion Area Chamber of Commerce
Hilliard Chamber of Commerce Maryland Hotel, Motel & Resort Association
Hispanic Alliance for Progress Institute Massachusetts Chapter of ABC
Hobbs (NM) Chamber of Commerce Massachusetts Restaurant Association
Hospitality Association of South Carolina Material Handling Equipment Distributors
Hotel Association of New York City Association
Hotel Association of Washington DC MEC-IEC of Dayton, OH
Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce Metals Service Center Institute
Idaho IEC Metro Washington Chapter of ABC
Idaho Lodging and Restaurant Association Metro West (MA) Chamber of Commerce
Illinois Chamber of Commerce Michigan Chamber of Commerce
Illinois Chapter of ABC Michigan Manufacturers Association
Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association Michigan Restaurant Association
Illinois IEC Mid-America Lumbermens Association
Illinois Restaurant Association Mid Gulf Coast Chapter of ABC
Independent Electrical Contractors Inc Mid Tennessee Chapter of ABC
Independent Women’s Voice Mid-Oregon Chapter IEC
Indian River County (FL) Chamber of Commerce Mid-South Chapter IEC
Indiana Chamber of Commerce Midwest IEC
Indiana Chapter of ABC Minnesota Chapter of ABC
Industrial Fasteners Institute Minnesota Lodging Association
Industrial Supply Association Minnesota Restaurant Association
Inland Pacific Chapter of ABC Mississippi Chapter of ABC
Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute Mississippi Economic Development Council
International Council of Shopping Centers Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association
International Foodservice Distributors Association Mississippi Manufacturers Association
International Franchise Association Missouri Restaurant Association
International Truck Parts Association Modular Building Institute
International Warehouse Logistics Association Monroe (LA) Chamber of Commerce
Iowa Association of Business & Industry Montana Chamber of Commerce
Iowa Chapter of ABC Montana IEC
Iowa Restaurant Association Montana Innkeepers Association
Iowans for Right to Work Montana Motor Carriers Association
Kansas City IEC Montana Restaurant Association
Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association Montgomery Area (AL) Chamber of Commerce
Kentuckiana Chapter of ABC Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association
Kentucky & Southern Indiana Chapter IEC Mountain States Empoyers Council
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Nashville IEC
Kentucky Electrical Contractors Association Natchitoches Area (LA) Chamber of Commerce
Keystone Chapter of ABC National Alliance for Worker & Employer Rights
Kentucky Restaurant Association National Armored Car Association
Lake Havasu Area (AZ) Chamber of Commerce National Association of Automobile Dealers
Larue County Chamber of Commerce National Association of Chemical Distributors
Las Vegas (NV) Chamber of Commerce National Association of Home Builders
Las Vegas Chapter of ABC National Association of Manufacturers
Licking County Chamber of Commerce National Association of Sign Supply Distributors
Little Rock Chamber of Commerce National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
National Center for Assisted Living Northwest Washington IEC
National Council of Chain Restaurants Office Products Wholesalers Association
National Electrical Manufacturers Association Offshore Marine Service Association
National Federation of Independent Business Ohio Chamber of Commerce
National Franchisee Association Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association
National Grocers Association Ohio Restaurant Association
National Lumber & Building Material Dealers Ohio Valley Chapter of ABC
Association OKC Inc IEC
National Mining Association Oklahoma Chapter of ABC
National Paper Trade Association Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association
National Petrochemical & Refiners Association Oklahoma Restaurant Association
National Private Duty Association Oklahoma State Chamber
National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Optical Laboratories Association
National Restaurant Association Oregon IEC
National Retail Federation Oregon Lodging Association
National Roofing Contractors Association Oregon Restaurant Association
National School Transportation Association Owatonna Area (MN) Chamber of Commerce &
National Small Business United Tourism
National Solid Wastes Management Association Oxnard (CA) Chamber of Commerce
National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association Pacific Northwest Chapter of ABC
National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc. Pacific Printing & Imaging Association
National Taxpayers Union Pelican Chapter of ABC
National Tooling & Machining Association Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.
Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry Pennsylvania Restaurant Association
Nebraska Hotel & Motel Association Pennsylvania Tourism & Lodging Association
Nebraska Restaurant Association Petroleum Equipment Institute
Nevada Hotel & Lodging Association Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association
Nevada Manufactures Association Portland Cement Association
Nevada Restaurant Association Precision Metalforming Association
New England IEC Printing & Graphics Association MidAtlantic
New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association Printing & Imaging Association Mountain States
New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter of ABC Printing & Imaging Association of Georgia, Inc.
New Jersey Business & Industry Association Printing & Imaging Association of MidAmerica
New Jersey Chapter of ABC Printing & Imaging Association of New York State
New Jersey Hotel & Lodging Association Printing Association of Florida, Inc.
New Jersey IEC Printing Industries Association Inc. ―Serving
New Jersey Restaurant Association Northern Kentucky and Ohio‖
New Mexico Chapter of ABC Printing Industries Association of San Diego
New Mexico Lodging Association Printing Industries Association of Southern
New Mexico Restaurant Association California, Inc.
New Orleans/Bayou Chapter of ABC Printing Industries Association, Inc. of Arizona
New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association Printing Industries of America
New York State Restaurant Association Printing Industries of Michigan, Inc.
North Alabama Chapter of ABC Printing Industries of New England
North Carolina Chamber of Commerce Printing Industries of Northern California
North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association Printing Industries of St. Louis
North Dakota Chamber of Commerce Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast
North Dakota Hospitality Association Printing Industries of the Midlands, Inc.
North Florida Chapter of ABC Printing Industries of Utah
North Las Vegas (NV) Chamber of Commerce Printing Industries of Virginia
North Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce Printing Industries of Wisconsin
North Texas Chapter of ABC Printing Industry Association of the South, Inc.
Northern Allegheny County Chamber of Commerce Printing Industry of Illinois/Indiana Assn.
Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Printing Industry of Minnesota, Inc
Northern Michigan Chapter of ABC Printing Industry of the Carolinas, Inc.
Northern New Mexico IEC Property Rights Alliance
Northern Ohio Chapter of ABC Public Service Research Council
Northern Ohio Electrical Contractors Association Puget Sound Washington Chapter IEC
Northwest Pennsylvania IEC Redwood Empire Chapter IEC
Regional Legislative Alliance of Santa Barbara Texas Warehouse Association
County (CA) Texoma IEC
Restaurant and Hospitality Association of Indiana Textile Care Allied Trades Association
Restaurant Association of Maryland Textile Rental Services Association of America
Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington The Real Estate Roundtable
Retail Industry Leaders Association Tooling & Manufacturing Association
Rhode Island Chapter of ABC Treasure State IEC
Rhode Island Hospitality and Tourism Association Tri-State IEC
Rio Grande Valley Chapter of IEC Inc Truckload Carriers Association
Rocky Mountain Chapter of ABC Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
Rocky Mountain IEC U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Ruston-Lincoln (LA) Chamber of Commerce U.S. Human Recourses and Ethics Services
Sacramento (CA) Metro Chamber of Commerce Uniform and Textile Service Association
Saginaw Valley Chapter of ABC United Chambers of Commerce-SFV & Region
San Antonio Chapter IEC United Motorcoach Association
San Diego Chapter of ABC Utah Chapter of ABC
San Diego North (CA) Chamber of Commerce Utah Hotel & Lodging Association
San Diego North Chamber of Commerce Utah IEC
Sebago Lake Region (ME) Chamber of Commerce Utah Restaurant Association
Sierra Nevada Chapter of ABC Ventura Chapter IEC
Society of Human Resource Management Vermont Hospitality Council
Society of the Plastics Industry (The) Virginia Chamber of Commerce
South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Virginia Chapter of ABC
South Carolina Trucking Association Virginia Hospital and Travel Association
South Dakota Retailers Association Virginia Petroleum Convenience & Grocery
South Florida Chapter Inc IEC Association
South Texas Chapter of ABC Visalia (CA) Chamber of Commerce
Southeast Missouri IEC Washington IEC
Southeast Pennsylvania Chapter of ABC Washington Restaurant Association
Southeast Texas Chapter of ABC Washington State Hotel & Lodging Association
Southeastern Michigan Chapter of ABC WECA IEC
Southern Arizona IEC West Chamber Serving Jefferson County (CO)
Southern California Chapter of ABC West Suburban (IL) Chamber of Commerce &
Southern California IEC Industry
Southern Colorado Chapter IEC West Tennessee Chapter of ABC
Southern Indiana Chapter-Evansville IEC West Texas IEC
Southern New Mexico IEC West Virginia Chamber of Commerce
St. Mary’s County (MD) Chamber of Commerce West Virginia Chapter of ABC
Staten Island (NY) Chamber of Commerce West Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association
Steel Manufacturers Association Western Carolina Industries
Stuart-Martin County (FL) Chamber of Commerce Western Colorado Chapter of ABC
Taxpayers League of Minnesota Western Colorado IEC
Tennessee Hospital Association Western Michigan Chapter of ABC
Tennessee Hotel & Lodging Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter of ABC
Tennessee Restaurant Association Western Reserve Chapter IEC
Texas Coastal Bend Chapter of ABC Western Washington Chapter of ABC
Texas Gulf Coast Chapter IEC Wholesale Florist & Florist Supplier Association
Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of ABC Wichita Chapter IEC
Texas Hotel & Lodging Association Wisconsin Chapter of ABC
Texas Mid-Coast Chapter of ABC Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Association
Texas Panhandle IEC Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association
Texas Restaurant Association Wisconsin Restaurant Association
Texas State IEC Wyoming Lodging & Restaurant Association