The recently traveled to the state Capitol to participate in the 2012 Chamber Day, an annual event hosted by the Pennsylvania Association of Chamber Professionals. The event is held in partnership with the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.
The day-long event offered representatives from more than 29 local chambers of commerce throughout the Commonwealth the opportunity to meet with and hear from key policymakers, network with other chamber professionals, and attend policy discussions on issues that impact the business community.
The agenda kicked off with a legislative breakfast at the state Capitol, where Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-Delaware) offered opening remarks. Later, at the PA Chamber’s offices, PA Chamber President Gene Barr addressed attendees at a pre-lunch discussion that focused on the importance of local chamber support in strengthening business advocacy efforts.
Lt. Gov. James Cawley was the special guest at a luncheon meeting sponsored by APPI Energy. Cawley highlighted the Corbett administration’s commitment to job creation and fiscal discipline.
The day concluded with a series of issue sessions on topics ranging from labor policy to transportation, environment and energy, to how Pennsylvania’s perceived business climate impacts its competitiveness.
The Nazareth Area Chamber of Commerce is also pleased to announce a tri-chamber government affairs committee. Should your business have interest on the committee, please contact the chamber office at (610) 759-9188.