Changes needed to make state more business-friendly, says CalChamber CEO

As the president and CEO of CalChamber, Allan Zaremberg, travels to every corner of California talking to the small business owners who comprise the membership of local Chambers of Commerce, he inevitable hears the same complaint.

That complaint: business owners are fed up with restrictive government regulations, which they say make it more difficult and costly to do business.

Zaremberg has a readymade answer to the concern, one which he told Turlock business owners on Wednesday during a Turlock Chamber of Commerce-hosted Business Leadership Summit.

“If you want to change the policy, you have to change the politicians,” Zaremberg said. “That’s the bottom line, because they’re the ones responsible for the policy.” (Turlock Journal, October 16, 2012).