West Virginia Chamber of Commerce News

Supreme Court's union ruling won't have huge impact in West Virginia

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 28, 2018

In Janus v. AFSCME, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that public sector employees will no longer be forced to contribute to unions that represent them in collective bargaining agreements, but the landmark decision will have little impact on West Virginia.

Marshall Hall of Fame inductee Roberts 'honored, humbled'

By Glenn Minnis | May 11, 2018

Steve Roberts’ motivation has always been to do right by his home state so that more people could live the kinds of lives they dream of for themselves.

Observers say third-party litigation funding transparency likely to gain acceptance

By John Sammon | Apr 20, 2018

HUNTINGTON – After Wisconsin became the first state to enact a law requiring disclosure of third parties funding litigation in the hope of sharing in damage awards with plaintiffs, observers following the issue have indicated that more states are likely to follow suit.

WV Chamber president, state drug policy chief stump for opioid crisis resolution

By Michael McGrady | Mar 16, 2018

WASHINGTON – Joining a group of national and state figures, an industry leader and top state drug policy official joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to discuss options at the organization’s "Combating the Opioid Crisis" summit earlier this month.

Senate Judiciary continues to discuss intermediate appeals court bill

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 31, 2018

CHARLESTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee continued to discuss a bill to create an intermediate court of appeals in West Virginia at a meeting on Jan. 30.

Chamber president calls China Energy visit 'serious,' 'productive'

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 22, 2017

CHARLESTON – A delegation of officials from China recently concluded a two-week stay in West Virginia related to the state’s potential $84 billion deal with China Energy.

West Virginia Chamber names Dinsmore attorneys to committee positions

By Elizabeth Alt | Dec 22, 2017

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce recently elected two Dinsmore attorneys for chair positions on committees. Mark Carter has been named chair of the Human Resources Committee and Anna Dailey has been named chair of the Civil Justice Committee.

W.Va. Chamber urges Congress to pass tax reform bill

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 11, 2017

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce is urging Congress to pass tax reform that will benefi​​​​​t the state and the nation.

State Chamber has vision for 2018 legislative session

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 27, 2017

CHARLESTON – Many might not have the 2018 legislative session on their radars yet, but some do. The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce already has a vision for this year’s session, which starts Jan. 10.

State leaders beaming about $83.7 billion China Energy agreement

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 9, 2017

CHARLESTON – An $83.7 billion agreement with China Energy has state leaders downright giddy.

Nelson Mullins partner joins state Chamber board

By Chandra Lye | Sep 21, 2017

HUNTINGTON – A Huntington attorney has been selected to serve on the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce board.

State leaders react to CNBC ranking West Virginia worst for business

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 12, 2017

CHARLESTON – CNBC has ranked West Virginia as the worst state for business in 2017, and state leaders have varying reactions to it. Gov. Jim Justice blames it on inaction by the state Legislature, while business leaders take a more pragmatic approach.

Jenkins receives Spirit of Enterprise Award

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 1, 2017

HUNTINGTON – The Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce presented its Spirit of Enterprise Award to Congressman Evan Jenkins on June 1 at Huntington Steel & Supply.

Business perspective on economic growth and tax

By Steve Roberts | May 3, 2017

CHARLESTON – West Virginia’s business tax climate ranking was the third worst in the nation just a dozen years ago. Our state bore the dubious rank of 47th in the nation when ranked among the 50 states for business tax competitiveness.

Chamber's Diamond awards recognize employee-friendly companies

By Mike Helenthal | May 2, 2017

CHARLESTON – West Virginia’s Five Diamond Employers are “the kind of companies that people would like to work for and the kind of jobs people would like to have,” according to West Virginia Chamber of Commerce President Steve Roberts.

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