JUNE 4, 2018 - VOL. 54 No. 8

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Cover Story


Policy statements guide Chamber advocacy

Each fall, Chamber volunteer leaders and staff work together to develop a state legislative platform to guide advocacy efforts for the upcoming legislative session. One of the first pieces in the process, since 1993, is to review and edit the Chamber policy statements. Updated in the fall, the policy statements serve as the foundation for all the Chamber's advocacy efforts and guide activity throughout the year.

A counterpart to the policy statements is the Chamber's legislative platform. While the platform undergoes significant changes each year in response to the issues being brought forward, the policy statements are more stable as they represent a set of beliefs rather than specific actions or initiatives. . .

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Chair's Column

Steve Van Buskirk Message from the Chair

No matter what industry you are in, your business is affected in some way by government regulation. As you make long-term plans for your business, you hope for a consistent regulatory environment-but we all know that regulatory change is a common occurrence. So, it is critical that you understand what issues are being considered, what decisions have been made, when they take effect and what impact those regulatory changes might have on your company.

Staying informed on the issues and being prepared to voice your perspective is no small undertaking. Many business leaders do not have the time to adequately engage with legislative issues while juggling their daily responsibilities. This is one reason that you belong to the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce. . .

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