This year, much of Thomas Collamore's focus has been on the US Chamber of Commerce marking its 100th anniversary. A centerpiece of the organization's celebration was the January unveiling of a revamped FreeEnterprise.com, which features original editorial content and aggregated stories that cover US employment issues. The Chamber's aim is to use the site to advocate policies that will create jobs. On the regulatory front, the organization has an ongoing aggressive outreach effort targeting the US Securities and Exchange Commission in order to halt any additional changes to money market regulations. The Chamber fears fewer people will use the financial tool if more regulation is added.
The Chamber has also been an active player in this year's elections, launching a multimillion-dollar campaign in February to support 18 Republicans and one Democrat in the House and Senate races. Collamore said this was the earliest that the organization has launched such an initiative during an election year in an effort to aggressively educate constituents about which leaders recognize the role free enterprise plays in leading the US's economic recovery.