Chamber Chat | October 2

Chamber FYIs
Chamber representatives participate in a variety of community meetings and activities each week. Some noteworthy examples from the past week include: attended the Richland County Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting; participated as part of the USO Advisory Board to host their fundraising Gala; attended United Way of the Midlands Young Leaders Society’s Breakfast with Leaders; Marketing & Communications Committee met to discuss upcoming initiatives; attended luncheon discussing new non-profit raffle law; Leadership Columbia Alumni Association Board met to discuss upcoming luncheon, featuring Torrey Rush.

2016 Public Policy Agenda
This week the Chamber’s Public Policy Committee sat down to create the 2015-2016 Public Policy Agenda. This is the second agenda the Chamber has produced, so stay tuned to see what the hot button issues will be!

Mix & Mingle with Elected Officials
The Chamber is gearing up for our inaugural Public Policy Reception, November 5 at the Carolina Alumni Center. Elected officials from Richland and Lexington Counties, the Cities of Columbia, Cayce, Forest Acres and Lexington, as well the Midlands Delegation from the South Carolina House and Senate have been invited to attend. Come join us!

Congressional Delegation
Earlier this week, the Chamber sent letters to the South Carolina Congressional Delegation asking for a continuing resolution to be passed that will allow military and federal workers to be paid and prevent a government shutdown. The bill passed for now, but you will hear about it a lot before December 11th.

Let’s Discuss This
What is the state of the economy? What does that mean for Columbia? On Tuesday, the Chamber will host Rick Reames III, Director of the South Carolina Department of Revenue, at 8 AM for October’s Issues Forum. Come discuss projects impacting our local businesses. Bring your questions!


Upcoming Events:

10/6 Chamber Issues Forum | 10/14 Small Business Workshop Series | 10/15 Coffee Connections | 10/20 LCAA Luncheon feat. Torrey Rush | 10/21 Partner Orientation & Reception

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