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ARAMARK, UPS Take Newly Elected Seats on U.S. Chamber’s Business Civic Leadership Center Board of Directors


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) today announced the appointment of a new board of directors chairman and two additional board members. The new board members are:

Your Peers Have Won This Award – Why You Should Apply, Too

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As we recently described in a Huffington Post piece titled “A Movement to Reward Social Problem Solvers,"  the Chamber BCLC’s annual Corporate Citizenship Awards are all about recognizing business solutions that make a difference.

Want to Win a Citizen? Past Winners Provide Insight

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“Think about your audience and your competition.” This is just one piece of advice past winners shared on two webinars BCLC hosted on March 15th and April 12th in advance of the Corporate Citizenship Awards Nomination deadline which is approaching on May 31st.

Considering applying? Past winners say go for it!

A Movement to Reward Societal Problem Solvers

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[Editor's Note: This post original appeared on Huffington Post Impact]

Today we face many tough issues as a society and much work is being done to address them. Let's look at a slice of one such challenge -- health.

VIDEO: BCLC's Jordan and CROA's Crespin Debate the Future of CSR

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As many of our readers saw, in March we released a joint report with the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association (CROA) on The State of the Corporate Responsibility Profession.

Hiring 500,000 Heroes

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I’m Carolyn Berkowitz, president of the Capital One Foundation and vice president of community affairs for Capital One.

I worked for non-profits for more than a decade before coming to Capital One. I joined the company because I have always believed in the power of partnership and collaboration between the business community, nonprofits and government organizations and I wanted to be a part of driving that vision forward.

What We Can Learn about Problem-Solving from a Village Chief and a Twitter Handle

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This article first appeared on Mashable and I'm sharing it here because the business leaders we work with are always interested in effective ways to engage with local officials to solve community challenges. Community issues that affect local businesses come in all shapes and sizes, both in the U.S. and across the globe. This is a strong example of social media playing a central role in problem-solving to create a better community; what other scenarios have worked? Leave your comments.  

An Investment that Keeps on Giving

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Market Watch says, “Falling home prices draw house hunters away from big cities despite having more employment opportunities.”

Is your company concerned about a lack of affordable housing for its employees and those of its suppliers?

Could Your City Be in the 2012 Edition of this Video?

What does "sustainable community" mean to you? 

Three U.S. communities serve as the gold standard in 2011 for local-level sustainability planning. Through phrases such as "model 21st century city," "city of innovation," and "resilience, integrity, and ingenuity," it is clear that long-term competitiveness is what drives the 2011 winners of the Siemens Sustainable Community Awards.

U.S. Chamber BCLC Calls On America's Communities to Apply for National Sustainability Honor


WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 04, 2011 - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) is calling for nominations for the 2012 Siemens Sustainable Community Awards. Now in its fifth year, the program recognizes local governments, chambers of commerce, and other local organizations for the tremendous steps they’ve taken to improve quality of life and enhance their ability to sustain a successful community for generations to come.

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