To shine a spotlight on polices that will advance critical goals and share the views of the business community with state lawmakers, the Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce will kick off the state’s legislative session with Issues & Eggs from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at the Charleston Marriott.
“The Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce is a voice for change, speaking out for reforms that will create jobs, attract investment to our region, improve your bottom line and build a promising future for our families and future generations of West Virginians,” said Matt Ballard, president of the Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce.
“As we enter another legislative session, the Charleston Chamber wants to be proactive, introducing innovative ideas about how the state could retain its young citizens and attract new businesses,” Ballard said. “At the same time, we want to keep a look out for policies and bills that could hurt the region and state.”
Presented by title sponsor Appalachian Power, this high-profile forum will feature a keynote address by Richard Thompson, speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates, and a preview of the Charleston Chamber’s 2009 legislative agenda by Chairman Mike Basile. The event will wrap up with a question and answer session moderated by State Journal Managing Editor Beth Gorczyca Ryan.
“It provides an excellent opportunity for you to hear directly from your representatives on the issues that matter to you and your business,” Ballard said. “Issues & Eggs typically draws a sold-out crowd and is one of our most anticipated and popular events of the year.”