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Your Business, Your Brand – 7 Simple Brand Identity Tips

Mon, 2014-09-29 00:00

What’s your small business brand identity?
Sure, you’ve got a logo, a website, business cards, signage and perhaps even a storefront – but your brand is so much more than the “look” of your...

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Weekly Address: America Is Leading the World

Sat, 2014-09-27 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Sept. 25, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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Weekly Wrap-Up: Act On Climate Change

Fri, 2014-09-26 18:41

This week, President Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly on issues that demand the attention of the global community -- including climate change and violent extremism. We celebrated the third birthday of We the People, wished the Jewish community a Happy New Year, and said goodbye to Attorney General Eric Holder.
Interested in seeing what happened this week at the White House? Check out this week’s Weekly Wrap Up.

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Secretary Penny Pritzker to Lead High-Level U.S. Business Delegation to Poland and Turkey

Fri, 2014-09-26 15:45

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will lead a high-level delegation of
America’s top CEOs on an economic fact-finding mission next week to Poland and
Turkey. Secretary Pritzker and the CEOs, all of whom are members of the President’s Export Council (PEC) will use the
trip to identify immediate and long-term opportunities to increase trade and
investment between the U.S. and Poland and the U.S. and Turkey, two
high-potential, fast-growing markets. Through greater understanding of these

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More than 3.96 Million Records Released

Fri, 2014-09-26 15:00

In September 2009, the President announced that -- for the first time in history -- White House visitor records would be made available to the public on an ongoing basis. Today, the White House releases visitor records that were generated in June 2014. Today’s release also includes visitor records generated prior to September 16, 2009 that were requested by members of the public in August 2014 pursuant to the White House voluntary disclosure policy.

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West Wing Week: 09/26/14, or "Stronger When We Stand United"

Fri, 2014-09-26 13:35

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
This week, the President unveiled the "It's on Us" campaign, signed the America's Promise Summit Declaration, and headed to New York City for the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly. That's September 19 to September 25, or "Stronger When We Stand United."

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The Cost of Doing This Kind of Business: What Corporate Inversions Mean for America’s Future

Fri, 2014-09-26 13:00

A good way to build a stronger economy is to create a fairer and more efficient tax code -- one that promotes business investment and job creation in the United States. That is why the President has proposed business tax reform that will simplify the tax code by lowering the corporate tax rate and closing wasteful loopholes.

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Supporting Manufacturers on Manufacturing Day and Every Day

Fri, 2014-09-26 10:12

Guest blog post by Greg Sizemore is the Director of the International Trade Administration’s U.S. Commercial Service team in North Carolina.Cross-posted from is more than just a cornerstone of the U.S. economy; it’s a cornerstone of modern life.The screen you’re reading this on is a manufactured commodity. The radio you’re listening to, the car you drove to work, the smartphone your kids keep staring at – your refrigerator, your TV, your medicine – all manufactured goods.Many headlines about U.S.

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Ebola Requires the World’s United Action

Fri, 2014-09-26 09:56

The nations of the world, along with key international organizations, gather at the White House today to advance a Global Health Security Agenda that will help keep the world safe from infectious disease threats.
This meeting is a critical opportunity to increase international commitment and, more importantly, action to stop the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the infectious disease threats to come.

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Third Estimate of GDP for the Second Quarter of 2014

Fri, 2014-09-26 09:30

Today’s revision confirms that economic growth in the second quarter was strong, and other recent data suggest that this momentum has continued into the subsequent months. While these indicators demonstrate that the economy has come a long way in recovering from the Great Recession, there is more work to do to both boost growth and ensure that growth translates into greater financial security for working families. The President will continue to do everything in his power to support investments in job creation and encourage higher incomes for workers.

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