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Chamber to Convene Economic and Political Leaders for Legislative Breakfast

As election season heats up in Virginia, the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce will host regional economic and political leaders for a legislative breakfast September 27 to discuss key issues impacting the business community.

“This forum is one way that we convene business professionals, legislators and subject matter experts to understand the election process and its impact on business,” said Chamber President & CEO Natalie Masri. “By looking ahead now at what we’re likely to face in 2024, we’re preparing our members to unite around key concerns so we can serve as an effective voice for business.”

The Chamber’s first Eggs & Issues Legislative Breakfast, hosted by the Chamber Public Policy Committee, will take place at The Center at Belvedere on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, from 8:00 am to 10:30 am.

Leading political analyst Dr. Bob Holsworth, a longtime expert on public affairs in Virginia, will give a keynote address on election trends and economic impacts. Holsworth is a Managing Partner with DecideSmart.

Anthony Reedy, Deputy Secretary of Labor for the Commonwealth of Virginia, will share remarks on behalf of the Office of the Governor.

Clark Jackson, Director of the Southeastern Region in the Congressional and Public Affairs Division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will provide a regional view from the U.S. Chamber.

Chamber Public Policy Chair Dr. Mariane Asad Doyle, Chief Culture Officer for the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce, will moderate a panel of local experts representing the public and private sectors.

Panelists include Alexis Ehrhardt, Executive Director for State Government Relations and Special Assistant to the President for the University of Virginia; Felix Sarfo-Kantanka Jr., External Affairs Manager for Dominion Energy; and Yolunda Harrell, Founder and CEO of New Hill Development Corp.

The event, sponsored by Dominion Energy with support from the Chamber’s Partners in Trust, is open to the public. Advance registration is required: $45 for Chamber members, $55 for non-members, and $25 for PVCC and UVA students with student ID.

Click here to register.