Chamber increasing public policy and advocacy efforts – presentation at Fourth Friday Luncheon Jan. 26

Contact: Kelly Daniel 936-560-5533
Executive Vice President

Chamber increasing its role in public policy, its value to members

Speaker, C. Wayne Mitchell, IOM

Speaker, C. Wayne Mitchell, IOM

The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce will feature “Chamber of Clout,” a program on the changing role of Chambers in the public policy and advocacy process at the Fourth Friday Luncheon, Jan. 26 at Austin Hall, 4606 North St. The luncheon’s Presenting sponsor is NIBCO INC.

“In the past 15 years, Chambers of Commerce across the nation have moved aggressively into the arena of public policy and advocacy. It is now common to see Chamber staff and members lobbying on important issues for the members and communities they serve on the local, state and national level,” said C. Wayne Mitchell, IOM, President/CEO of the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce. “It is not unusual to see Chamber members from many Texas Chambers visit Austin and Washington on an annual basis. It is important that we convey our legislative priorities to legislators and regulators.”

The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce is currently involved in efforts to expand involvement and influence in public policy and advocacy. Mitchell will explain why Chambers are expanding their roles in advocacy, how issues will be identified and the roles Chambers will play in influencing the process. He will respond to questions at the conclusion of his presentation.

Lunch is $16 and registration is requested by 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 24. Contact the Nacogdoches County Chamber at 936-560-5533 or email to register.

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