Conference call: Arielle Kane on the State of Health Care Access in America

On Wednesday, October 24 Business Forward will welcome Arielle Kane, Director of Health Care at the Progressive Policy Institute, for a discussion on the current state of health care access in America. Kane will discuss how improvements to the ACA are more beneficial than repealing the law and moving to a single-payer system. Here are the details: WHAT: Conference Call: State of Health Care Access in America WITH: Arielle Kane Director of Health Care Progressive Policy...

Conference Call: Defending America’s Courts

On Thursday, October 11, Business Forward welcomed Tara Leigh Grove, Professor of Law at William and Mary Law School, and Sarah Turberville, Director of the Constitution Project at the Project on Government Oversight, for a discussion on America's court system. Grove and Turberville discussed the importance of an independent court system that operates without political interference and how America's economy and standing in the world could be affected if our courts are compromised.

Call: Alex Tindal Wiesendanger

 Webinar: New York Renews from businessforward On Thursday, October 4, Business Forward welcomed Alex Tindal Wiesendanger, Campaign Manager at New York Renews, and Lew Daly, Senior Policy Analyst at Demos for an update on New York's current clean energy goals and policies and what changes in Albany could mean for the Climate and Community Protection Act. This legislation, passed by the Assembly each of the last three years but blocked in the Senate, would substantially increase clean...

Webinar: Recognizing and Responding to Discrimination in the Workplace

Today’s workplace thrives on innovation, empowerment, and an open dialogue. But what happens when social discord and discussion seeps into the workplace, bringing with it polarizing views and sometimes intolerance and discrimination? On September 20, 2018, Dariely Rodriguez and Arusha Gordon of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law joined Business Forward to discuss how to recognize and respond to discrimination in the workplace.   Dariely Rodriguez and Arusha...

Webinar: Carrie Irvin on How Business Leaders Can Help Fix Schools

On Thursday, September 6, Business Forward welcomed Carrie Irvin, CEO and Co-Founder of Charter Board Partners for a webinar to discuss the importance of quality schools, including charter schools, and how to create a cohesive school board that allows local businesses to be involved. Listen now or subscribe for...

Call: Ami Bera, M.D. on the State of Affordable Health Care

Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. joined Business Forward to discuss his work to protect and improve the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Congressman Bera is a physician with more than 20 years of experience in health care. Rep. Bera has long worked with both sides of the aisle to improve health care and cut costs for consumers. Listen now or subscribe for later

Call: New Tariffs and the U.S. Auto Industry

President Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum are affecting manufacturers across the U.S., but his threat to impose new tariffs new automobiles and auto parts could wreck one of America’s most important industries. On Tuesday, August 21, Business Forward welcomed Kristin Dziczek, Vice President of Industry, Labor & Economics for the Center for Automotive Research, for a conference call to discuss the impact of steel and aluminum tariffs on manufacturers and the potential impact of...

Call: U.S. Economic Conditions and Challenges with Robert S. Kaplan

Robert Kaplan, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas joined Business Forward to discuss his recent research into key near- and long-term factors that will affect the U.S. economy. Download Kaplan's latest research here. Listen now or subscribe for later

Webinar on GDP and the state of the economy

On Friday, July 27, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its first estimate of U.S. economic output for the second quarter of 2018. That afternoon, we held our quarterly webinar about the economy. Paul Bishop, Vice President of Research, National Association of Realtors, discussed the fundamentals of the economy, consumer trends, and areas of potential growth, with a special focus on the housing market. Listen now or subscribe for...

Webinar: Attracting Immigrants & Growing Local Economies

View the webinar: Steve Tobocman, Co-Chair of the Welcoming Economies Global Network and Director of Global Detroit joined us to discuss the importance of immigrants in stimulating business and making local economies competitive. He also shared best practices for attracting, retaining, and integrating their talent and talk about how business leaders can help lead on these issues in their own communities. Download the slides here.