FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 6, 2017
Beaver County Chamber Participates in Annual Chamber Day
Harrisburg – More than 100 state and local chamber officials from across the Commonwealth, including members of the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, came together today to participate in 2017 Chamber Day. The annual event, which is co-hosted by the PA Chamber of Business and Industry and the Pennsylvania Association of Chamber Professionals, allows local chamber officers to meet with key policymakers and discuss ways to improve Pennsylvania’s business climate and competitive edge.
“The recognition of what has been happening in Beaver County has been remarkable. All across the Commonwealth, the Chamber and our great membership partners are being recognized for leading the way in transforming our economy, especially in workforce development and career path opportunities. We’re proud that the Chamber’s voice is being heard loud and clear in Harrisburg”, stated Executive Director Jack Manning.
Participants met with key elected officials throughout the day, including Gov. Tom Wolf, who served as the keynote speaker during the Chamber Day luncheon. Senate Pro Tempore Joseph Scarnati, R-Jefferson, and Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny both kicked off the event with welcoming remarks at the State Capitol. The day-long event also featured policy discussions on a variety of topics, including: the upcoming 2017-18 state budget, pension reform, property taxes, workforce development, as well as the Commonwealth’s transportation and infrastructure needs.
In addition to the PA Chamber and the PACP, Chamber Day 2017 was sponsored by the following organizations: Beaver County Chamber, Bedford County Chamber, Blair County Chamber, Central PA Chamber, Chester County Chamber, Greater Reading Chamber & Economic Development Corp., Greater West Chester Chamber, Lebanon Valley Chamber, Main Line Chamber, Schuylkill Chamber, Western Chester County Chamber, Westmoreland County Chamber, Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber and the Wyoming County Chamber.
About the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce
Since its inception in 1972, the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce’s influence has been a vital and successful part of the Beaver County business community. Our mission is to prepare, develop, and promote the community for economic growth.