Businesses Recognized for Positive Impacts Around the World
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center last night recognized eight companies for their accomplishments in corporate citizenship during the 15th annual Corporate Citizenship Awards. The awards program honors businesses for their significant positive impacts in communities around the world.“The winners of this year’s Citizens Awards illustrate how every day businesses serve as a powerful force for good,” U.S. Chamber Foundation President John R. McKernan said.
At the end of 2013, MGM Resorts International had the capacity to operate in three states – Nevada, Mississippi, and Michigan. At beginning of 2014, another state was added to that list: Maryland.
The path leading to the Maryland expansion was a multiyear process. In 2012, the state passed Question 7. The bill opened up gaming, including the creation of a new casino in Prince George’s County (adjacent to Washington, D.C). The bill also created a competitive bidding process, which MGM won in late 2013 after besting two other contenders.
Businesses play a critical role as stewards of health and wellness in their communities. The latest report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Building a Healthier World: Private Sector Solutions that Save Lives, explores how businesses save lives through innovation, strategic partnerships, and a drive for creating a healthier world.
Join Business Leaders to Explore the Impact of Business Engagement in Communities
WASHINGTON, D.C., /3BL Media/ -The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will host its annual corporate citizenship conference, titled “The Impact Equation: Stronger Business, Greater Results, Better World.” With business engagement in communities stronger than ever, the event will explore how businesses and partners can work together to create measurable, lasting impacts around the world.
Numerous national conversations over the past few years have been concerned with how best to find and prepare talent to provide US industry with skilled and capable workers. A recurring theme in these discussions has been a somewhat generalized call for “partnerships” between industry—representing the “demand side” of the challenge—and educators—representing the “supply side.” However, exactly how such partnerships should work efficiently and remain effective has largely been undefined.
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