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The Business Lens will discuss what local and state wide issues may impact your business and how you can be informed and heard. Featuring St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce Director of Public Policy Bob Porter and the Chamber's Senior Communications Manager Beau Phillips.

"This is really a smart guy talking to a dumb guy," said Phillips, "and it'll be pretty easy to tell which is which once you hit play."

Porter has over 30-years experience in the political capital of the world as a congressional aide, lobbyist and the director of a not-for-profit. To find out more subscribe and tune in!

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The Business Lens will discuss what local and state wide issues may impact your business and how you can be informed and heard. Featuring St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce Director of Public Policy Bob Porter and the Chamber's Senior Communications Manager Beau Phillips.

"This is really a smart guy talking to a dumb guy," said Phillips, "and it'll be pretty easy to tell which is which once you hit play."

Porter has over 30-years experience in the political capital of the world as a congressional aide, lobbyist and the director of a not-for-profit. To find out more subscribe and tune in!

    The Business Lens Episode 113 - COVID-19 Economic Recovery Legislation

    The Business Lens Episode 113 - COVID-19 Economic Recovery Legislation

    In today’s episode of “The Business Lens” podcast, Chamber VP of Public Policy Bob Porter and Chamber VP of Operations Greg Voss give a first look at the soon to pass $2 Trillion federal COVID-19 economic recovery legislation and what it means for employers, employees and the economy. Greg and Bob discuss the various SBA “forgivable loan” programs; the Paycheck Protection features and enhanced and extended unemployment benefits which will soon become available. The bill is expected to be signed by the President no later than this weekend. Stay tuned…….

    • 14 min
    The Business Lens - Episode 112

    The Business Lens - Episode 112

    Join Bob Porter and Greg Voss as they talk through the recent legislative session in Tallahassee and some important local issues of interest to St. Johns County businesses.

    • 15 min
    The Business Lens - Episode 111

    The Business Lens - Episode 111

    Greg Voss, SJCC Vice President of Operations and Bob Porter, Vice President of Public Policy talk about the recent changes in our local government and the new policies that will effect St. Johns County.

    • 13 min
    The Business Lens Episode 108

    The Business Lens Episode 108

    In the eighth edition of the Chamber's pod, Bob and Beau discuss interesting polls in the Gubernatorial race and DeSantis' seat in the U.S. House. Also, we dive into the candidates for the City of St. Augustine races that will be on the primary ballot: Mayor of St. Augustine and St. Augustine City Commission Seat 4.
    Interview with Erika Alba:
    https://www.facebook.com/sjcchamber/videos/10155396305660957/
    Interview with Jeremiah Blocker: https://www.facebook.com/sjcchamber/videos/10155396288635957/
    Interview with Nicholas “Mike” Dudynskay
    https://www.facebook.com/sjcchamber/videos/10155396329945957/
    Interview with Dick Williams:
    https://www.facebook.com/sjcchamber/videos/10155396346830957/
    Straw Poll Results:
    http://sjcchamber.com/blog/Member-News/ArticleId/424/politics-in-st-johns-ponte-vedra-straw-poll-results

    • 15 min
    The Business Lens - Episode 107

    The Business Lens - Episode 107

    Beau & Bob get hyper-local and discuss the candidates running for offices that represent the people of Ponte Vedra as the first Politics in St. Johns event nears. Politics in St. Johns Ponte Vedra is Monday, July 16 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. It is free to attend and you can register to make sure you eligible to participate in the straw poll here: http://sjcchamber.com/Politics-in-St-Johns-Event-Registration-Ponte-Vedra/ctl/Submission/mid/7316

    • 14 min
    The Business Lens - Episode 106

    The Business Lens - Episode 106

    Bob and Beau explore some of the more exciting races that affect St. Johns County as the elections season begins to take off. U.S. Senator, Governor, and the Ponte Vedra seat on the County Commission. A quick discussion of a proposed amendment and Politics in St. Johns Candidate Meet & Greet!

    • 14 min

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