June 6, 2013
Nine representatives from area Chambers of Commerce organizations are traveling today, June 6, to Washington, D.C., to meet with state congressional lawmakers.
“This annual trip is a meaningful opportunity for the Capital Region,” President and CEO of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber Mark Eagan said in a statement. “While our respective organizations interact with our federal officials regularly back home, it a special opportunity for us to speak with a collective voice across the region while meeting with our elected officials and their top D.C. staff. They get to hear firsthand from us and we gain a good perspective on what’s happening at the federal level.”
The chambers are promoting regional collaboration and advocating for enhanced transportation, immigration reform, economic development and energy issues. Chamber presidents are meeting with Sen. Charles Schumer, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Chris Gibson, Rep. Bill Owens and Rep. Paul Tonko, along with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Washington staff.
Participating chambers of commerce include:
- Adirondack Regional Chamber
- Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber
- Bethlehem Chamber
- Colonie Chamber
- Columbia County Chamber
- Guilderland Chamber
- Rensselaer County Regional Chamber
- Schenectady County Chamber
- Southern Saratoga County Chamber