May 19, 2014 | By Jacques Nyemb |
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page two Around the Chamber... 2 Weekend Opportunities on Deck or Sports Fans I you’re a sports an who wants a new, un way to liven up your weekend, the Greater Raleigh Sports Council has two opportunities or you. On Saturday, Aug. 9, join us on The Party Deck at WakeMed Soccer Park or a Night Out with the Carolina RailHawks. You’ll get parking, a ticket to the game against the Tampa Bay Rowdies, dinner, and drinks. I baseball’s more your thing, join us or a Night Out with the Durham Bulls on Sunday, Aug. 31. The evening includes a ticket to the game versus the Norolk Tides and a pre-game picnic with complimentary beer and sot drinks. Both events are great ways to connect with other sports an and enjoy our local sports scene. Visit www.raleighchamber. org to register or learn more. Questions? Call 919.664.7070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. On Twitter: @raleighsports #GRSC GET THE FACTS ON COMMON CORE This is the latest installment o a series designed to inorm you about the Common Core State Standards. I you have specifc questions about CCSS, please contact Emily Atkinson at email@example.com or John Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org. An Update on the Common Core in North Carolina In June, the NC General Assembly passed two unique versions o anti-Common Core legislation. In the House, approved legislation would repeal the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math entirely. It also creates a review commission to study various educational standards and make a recommendation to the State Board o Education on new standards or our public schools. The Senate drated a very similar bill; however, there is one key dierence. The House version bars the review commission rom considering Common Core during their standards review. The Senate version would allow or a review o all education standards, creating the option o retaining the Common Core i they are ound to be “most aligned to assess student achievement.” Currently, the House and Senate working out dierences in the two versions in a conerence committee. At the time o this publication, we do not know what the uture o the Common Core looks like in our state. We do know that Gov. Pat McCrory, the North Carolina Chamber o Commerce, and the Greater Raleigh Chamber all support the Senate’s version o the Common Core legislation. By supporting the Senate’s version, which allows the Common Core to be studied as a potential educational standard, we can ensure our students are well-prepared to enter the workorce. Chamber Announces Sta Promotion Michael Haley has been promoted to director o Business Recruitment and Expansion or Wake County Economic Development. Haley has done a tremendous job during his our years at the Chamber, leading several o our projects—including MetLie and Cisco—spearheading the eorts around our Smart Grid Cluster, travelling to tradeshows and industry events to showcase Raleigh and Wake County nationally and internationally, and leading the Chamber’s involvement in the Chambers or Innovation project. We are excited about the opportunities ahead or our team under Haley’s leadership. “I look orward to assisting local businesses as they grow, growing partnerships with our allies, and telling people around the world that Wake County is the Smart Choice!” Haley said. Haley will lead the Project and Research Team including a project manager, Research Manager Kelly Maness, and Research Assistant Austin Rouse. Save on Telecom with Windstream Windstream is relentless about making sure your needs are understood and expectations met. Windstream provides unmatched technical expertise and industry-leading advanced network communications. Start saving now with the Chamber’s Member Discount Program! Contact the Windstream Chamber hotline at 919.256.4113 or email thomas. email@example.com to get started. Members participating in the Chamber’s Member Discount Program save an average o $1,200 per year. Visit www.raleighchamber.org to learn more about other savings opportunities, or contact Sarah Gaskill at sgaskill@ raleighchamber.org or 919.664.7034 with any questions. Learn about smarter transormation rom Bob Greenberg , North Carolina senior state executive o IBM Corporation, at the next C-Suite Perspectives breakast. Greenberg will discuss: •reatingamovement •Buildingaplatformforcontinuousimprovement •Simultaneouslypursuinggrowthandproductivity •Applyingtechnologyforsmartertransformation •Establishingenterprisechangecapability A 30-year veteran o IBM, Greenberg has held numerous senior executive positions within the company’s development, manuacturing, and services divisions. C-Suite Perspectives, in partnership with First Citizens Bank and presented by Progressive Beneft Solutions and UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, takes place at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at the Umstead Hotel and Spa. Visit www.raleighchamber.org to register, or contact Greg McNamara at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919.664.7082 or more inormation. On Twitter: @raleighchamber #CSuitePers The 5 Principles o Smarter Transormation Rep. Renee Ellmers (let) was presented with the U.S. Chamber o Commerce’s Spirit o Enterprise Award during a business roundtable held at the Chamber on July 1. Robbie Purser (right), southeast region manager or the U.S. Chamber, presented Ellmers with the award in recognition o her support o pro- growth, pro-jobs policies. Ellmers Honored by U.S. Chamber The State o the City and County City and county leaders engaged in a robust discussion with Chamber attendees at the “State o the City and County” Policy Forum on June 18. Pictured let to right: Raleigh City Manager Rufn Hall, Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane, Wake County Manager Jim Hartmann, Wake County Board o Commissioners Chair Phil Matthews, and Chamber Government Aairs Department Board Vice Chair Randy Lickey.
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