The Chamber Exists to Be Your Voice
We speak for businesses like yours every day by working closely with local and state government entities to monitor issues that affect business in our community. Lobbying efforts, community action campaigns, special events and regular legislative updates allow the Chamber to serve effectively as the voice of business in York County. Established to keep in mind the best interests of local businesses and to hear the concerns of the Chamber membership, our Government Relations Task Force is representative of all areas of the county and all types and sizes of business.
The Chamber is often asked to participate in local projects that ultimately support business success. For example, to allow local merchants to better compete with those in the Charlotte area, we have successfully led efforts to dissolve our state's historic retail Blue Laws, and the campaign to allow both retailers and restaurants to sell alcoholic beverages seven days a week. These initiatives continue to give local consumers the opportunity to support local business, keeping revenue here and bolstering our economy. YCRC has also supported the Pennies for Progress campaigns, keeping our roads adequate for the transportation of goods and services, but also keeping roads safe for employees and their families.
In the past five years, we've been busy ensuring that our communities are not only business-friendly, but also safer places to live for your company's employees and their families. Including those initiatives mentioned above, here are a few more items we're proud to have accomplished on your behalf: