Remembering Gary Burks, This Bud’s for You

Gary Burks

Today we got the stunning news that Gary Burks, longtime general manager of Foothill Distributing (now Blach Beverage), passed away suddenly late Wednesday evening. I am very much still trying to process this reality, and thought I would share with you at least a few thoughts that have come to mind about my friend, fellow […]

CalChamber Outlines Trade Priorities for Congress, Federal Officials

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As the Biden-Harris administration and 117th Congress get to work, the California Chamber of Commerce is communicating its international trade priorities and support for working together to secure a national free trade agenda to federal officials. Those officials include the newly sworn in Secretary of Commerce, in addition to California members of Congress. The 40th […]

Business Will Lead the Next American Century

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Suzanne Clark Over the past 12 months, our nation has seen a decade of disruption. What we’ve collectively experienced will change our lives, businesses, communities, and world—permanently.  Now, coming out of the global pandemic, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to embrace and lead transformation and usher in the Next American Century.  Today, I proudly took […]

One Year Later, Businesses Lead the Nation's Recovery

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Lindsay Cates One year ago, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic. At the time the United States had 987 cases and 29 deaths, coming from 38 states and the District of Columbia, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On […]