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The Issues & Eggs Registration Deadline is Approaching

Be sure to register for Issues & Eggs by Jan. 5 to get our early bird discount. Tickets are $35 for members and $45 for future members. Prices increase to $45 and $55 after Jan. 5.

Registration closes Friday, Jan. 7.

The Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce annual tradition is scheduled for 7:45 a.m. Jan. 12 at the Charleston Marriott Town Center.

The Chamber will be bringing lawmakers and business and community leaders face to face to discuss the issues that will shape our state’s future.  Issues & Eggs, the largest and first legislative breakfast in the state, draws a sell-out crowd. Last year, more than 70 legislators and 250 business leaders attended.

“As we prepare for another legislative session, the Charleston Chamber wants to be proactive and introduce innovative ideas,” said Matt Ballard, the Chamber’s president and CEO. “At the same time, we want to keep a look out for policies and bills that could impact the region and state.”

“Issues & Eggs presents 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.”

The event will feature a preview of the Chamber’s 2011 legislative agenda, keynote address and Q&A session.

Click here to register.

Sponsors include AEP, West Virginia American Water, BB&T, Charleston Area Medical Center, Spilman Thomas & Battle and AARP. For sponsorship information, call (304) 340-4253.

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Don’t Wait to Register

Issues & Eggs, the original legislative breakfast, is coming Jan. 12 to the Charleston Marriott Town Center.

It is scheduled for 7:30 to 9 a.m.

Join the Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce in its more than 50-year tradition of bringing lawmakers and business and community leaders face to face to discuss the issues that will shape our state’s future.  Issues & Eggs, the largest and first legislative breakfast in the state, draws a sell-out crowd. Last year, more than 70 legislators and 250 business leaders attended.

“As we prepare for another legislative session, the Charleston Chamber wants to be proactive and introduce innovative ideas,” said Matt Ballard, the Chamber’s president and CEO. “At the same time, we want to keep a look out for policies and bills that could impact the region and state.”

“Issues & Eggs presents 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.”

The event will feature a preview of the Chamber’s 2011 legislative agenda, keynote address and Q&A session.

Tickets are $35 for members and $45 for future members. Prices increase to $45 and $55 after Jan. 7.

Click here to register.

Sponsors include AEP, BB&T, Charleston Area Medical Center, Spilman Thomas & Battle and Triad Engineering. For sponsorship information, call (304) 340-4253.

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admin in Charleston Regional Chamber,Events on December 28 2010 » 0 comments

Mark Your Calendar for West Virginia’s Original Legislative Breakfast

Mark your calendar for West Virginia’s original legislative breakfast — Issues & Eggs — scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 12 at the Charleston Marriott Town Center.  

Join the Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce in its more than 50-year tradition of bringing lawmakers and business and community leaders face to face to discuss the issues that will shape our state’s future.  Issues & Eggs, the largest and first legislative breakfast in the state, draws a sell-out crowd. Last year, more than 70 legislators and 250 business leaders attended.

“As we prepare for another legislative session, the Charleston Chamber wants to be proactive and introduce innovative ideas,” said Matt Ballard, the Chamber’s president and CEO. “At the same time, we want to keep a look out for policies and bills that could impact the region and state.”

“Issues & Eggs presents 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.”

The event will feature a preview of the Chamber’s 2011 legislative agenda, keynote address and Q&A session.

Tickets are $35 for members and $45 for future members. Prices increase to $45 and $55 after Jan. 7.

Click here to register.

AEP is the title sponsor of Issues & Eggs. Other supporters include BB&T, Charleston Area Medical Center, Spilman Thomas & Battle and Triad Engineering. For sponsorship information, call (304) 340-4253.

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admin in Charleston Regional Chamber,Events on December 17 2010 » 0 comments

Charleston Chamber Announces 2010 Session Proposals

State income taxes could be slashed – or even eliminated – for state residents the first two years after graduation from an institution of higher education under a plan unveiled by the Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce today at its annual “Issues & Eggs” legislative breakfast. The plan also calls for $500 state tax credit for interest paid on a qualified student loan.

COClogoChamber Chairman Mike Basile, Spilman, Thomas & Battle, announced the proposals to an audience of nearly 300, including an estimated 65 West Virginia Senators and Delegates, at the Charleston Marriott Town Center.

The “Intellectual Capital” legislation outlined by the Charleston Chamber calls for a $25,000-per-year reduction of the federally-adjusted annual income for the purposes of calculating an individual’s state income tax. The reduction would only be available to West Virginians residing and working in the state for two years following graduation from a qualified institution of higher education with a two-year, four-year or advanced degree.

This proposal would translate into a sizeable pay increase for new graduates at the beginning of their careers when their salaries may be low and their student loan burden high.   There would also be a major benefit for graduates, particularly those from law, business and medical schools, whose salaries could be higher. For example, an individual earning $50,000 per year would see his or her taxes cut by approximately $1,100.

Senator Richard Browning (D-9th), chair of the Senate’s Economic Development Committee, and Senator Brooks McCabe (D-17th) have requested that the proposal to be drafted into legislation and assigned a bill number to be reviewed and considered in this legislative session.

“I cannot think of anything that would have a bigger impact on the future of West Virginia than expanding our intellectual capital and capacity for innovation,” said Basile.  “We will not be able to tackle the challenges and seize the opportunities facing the Mountain State if we don’t attract and retain the best and the brightest young minds.

“The continuing exodus of young, educated professionals from West Virginia requires decisive action,” he explained.  “We are excited to propose this bold step to reverse this troubling trend.” (more…)

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admin in Charleston Regional Chamber on January 13 2010 » 0 comments

Talking Policy Over Breakfast

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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.”

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admin in Charleston Regional Chamber on January 12 2010 » 0 comments

West Virginia’s Original Legislative Breakfast

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Please mark your calendar for West Virginia’s original legislative breakfast — Issues & Eggs — to be held Wednesday, January 13 at the Charleston Marriott Town Center.  

Join the Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce in its 50+ year tradition of bringing lawmakers and business and community leaders face to face to discuss the issues that will shape our state’s future.  

Issues & Eggs, the largest and first legislative breakfast in the state, draws a sell-out crowd. Last year, more the 75 legislators and 250 business leaders attended.
 
” In 2009, we had so many legislators from around the state attend this event, I joked with the Speaker of the House that we could have held a session of the  legislature at the Marriott that morning,” said Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce President Matt Ballard. 

” We look forward to seeing everyone at this highly-anticipated event once again.  Enjoy breakfast  and share views with senators and delegates and help us launch the legislative session,” said Ballard.  

Watch for upcoming announcements regarding ticket sales. 

Click here to download the event’s flyer, which includes sponsorship opportunities.

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admin in Charleston Regional Chamber on November 06 2009 » 0 comments