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April 22, 2021 to April 23, 2021
Participants shared and explored sustainability practices across the music industry including wood sourcing, employee-driven sustainability efforts and best practices for engaging customers and the community. The NAMM Sustainability Task Force Meeting also featured NAMM members and their goals for the health and well-being of employees, consumers, and precious natural resources. Interest group:
Policy
April 6, 2021 to April 7, 2021
The webinar featured stories and stats from the advocacy undertaken during March’s Music In Our Schools Month. Advocates in several states shared their strategic approach to meetings with members of Congress, and discussed the outcomes from the meetings with the policy staff of both NAfME and NAMM. Interest group:
Policy
March 24, 2021 to March 25, 2021
This Capitol Hill briefing is an opportunity for Hill staff and education policy professionals to hear from a panel of experts about the ways in which music and arts education support students in their growth to become resilient, socially empowered individuals practiced in responsible decision-making. Interest group:
Policy
March 23, 2021
Soundbites “We know that the arts, especially music, help us better understand different people and different cultures, inspire creativity, preserve cultures and traditions, and transform communities. And now, in these challenging times, soothe us and heal us.” - Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici  Interest group:
Policy
March 12, 2021 to March 13, 2021
NAMM’s policy team discussed an overview of the provisions and potential impact of the American Rescue Plan 2021. Topics covered: support for businesses, school-reopening relief, housing and nutrition assistance, payments to cities, counties and states, unemployment insurance, vaccine distribution and more. Interest group:
Policy
July 30, 2020 to July 31, 2020
This webinar reviewed pending federal COVID relief: HEROES and HEALS Acts, Education Stabilization Fund, and more. Presented by NAMM Public Affairs and Government Relations. Moderator: Mary Luehrsen, Director, Public Affairs and Government Relations, NAMM Interest group:
Policy
July 10, 2020 to July 11, 2020
Previously recorded on Friday, July 10, 2020. Interest group:
Policy
July 7, 2020 to July 8, 2020
“If you’re not at the table you’re on the menu” - Mary Luehrsen, Executive Director of The NAMM Foundation   Interest group:
Policy
May 28, 2020 to May 29, 2020
Join us for an update on the SBA Loan Forgiveness Application and the pending Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act. Topics covered: PPP expense forgiveness extension, non-payroll expense adjustment, expanded loan terms, payroll tax deferment, extended rehire deadline, and more. Interest group:
Policy
May 8, 2020 to May 9, 2020
This COVID-19 Relief Webinar features NAMM members sharing their experiences about store re-opening as “stay at home” requirements begin to be lifted. Interest group:
Policy
May 6, 2020 to May 7, 2020
NAMM’s COVID-19 Relief Webinar outlines key topics to consider as NAMM retailers seek to reopen operations. Hosted by NAMM Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations, Mary Luehrsen with special guest Jason Straczewski, Vice President, Government Relations & Political Affairs, National Retail Federation.   Interest group:
Policy
April 10, 2020
Part four of our COVID-19 Small Business Relief Webinars provides important, time-sensitive information for independent contractors and sole proprietors in the recently passed “CARES” Federal stimulus plan. Topics: SBA Business Loans, Paid Leave Provisions, Paycheck Protection Program, Tax Rebates, Retirement Fund Rules, Unemployment Assistance, and more. Interest group:
Policy
April 8, 2020
Part three of NAMM’s COVID-19 Small Business Relief Webinars featured NAMM members sharing their experience navigating the COVID-19 reality, accessing federal aid, and more. Interest group:
Policy
March 31, 2020 to April 1, 2020
NAMM Public Affairs and Government Relations presented part two of our COVID-19 Small Business Relief Webinars, providing important, time-sensitive employer, employee, and independent contractor information in the recently passed “CARES” Federal stimulus plan. Interest group:
Policy
March 24, 2020
NAMM recently hosted part two of our COVID-19 Small Business Relief Webinars. This update will provide important, time-sensitive employer and employee information in the pending ‘Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security’ (CARES) Federal stimulus plan #3. Interest group:
Policy