Greater Irvine Chamber’s Whit Peterson Participates in National Discussion on Business Advocacy
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Whit Peterson, director of government affairs, Greater Irvine Chamber, joined Chamber professionals from across the nation to meet with U.S. Chamber of Commerce staff at the 2018 Chamber Federation Advocacy and Growth Conference in New Orleans, on Sept. 12 – 14.
“Having access to U.S. Chamber staff is valuable for bringing local issues to the national conversation and to learn of the work being carried out on the national level that addresses business-related issues,” Peterson said. “Tapping into their expertise as well as making contacts with other chamber professionals from around the country is important as we work toward a shared vision.”
Co-hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Council of State Chambers, and Association for State Chamber Professionals, the conference provided advocacy and communications training on a wide range of topics such as transportation and infrastructure funding, political forecasting for the coming year, and the importance of workforce training. Attendees participated in roundtable discussions on such issues as they relate to the state, local, and federal levels.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Nell Bradley delivered a keynote discussion in which he commented on the current state of politics in the nation’s capital, saying that he was cautiously optimistic that Congress would be able to keep the government open despite current threats of a shut down.
For more information about the Greater Irvine Chamber’s work in government affairs and how to become involved, contact Whit Peterson.
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