Nebraska Chamber of Commerce staff will visit 31 communities statewide.
The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry, in cooperation with 31 local chambers of commerce across the state, will present its annual legislative forums in the coming weeks. The forums begin Sept. 12 in Wahoo and conclude Nov. 9 in Nebraska City.
Conducted by State Chamber staff, the forums are held every autumn to gather input from the business community on issues of concern.
Members of the state chamber and local chambers of commerce, as well as members of the news media, are encouraged to attend. State senators in each legislative district have been invited.
This year’s forums will focus on the Legislature’s 2011 session, including developments in the areas of economic development, labor law, highway funding and taxation.
The forums will focus on the Legislature’s 2011 session, including developments in the areas of economic development, labor law, highway funding and taxation. The forums will examine key issues expected to emerge in 2012, while also giving participants a glimpse at how Nebraska fares in national economic competitiveness rankings.
State Chamber President Barry L. Kennedy said, “The economy and jobs continue to be the most pressing issues facing lawmakers and employers. These forums provide a timely opportunity to learn about this year’s important developments at the Nebraska Legislature, as well as discuss where the state needs to go from here.”
To make reservations or for more information, contact the local chamber of commerce.
Two of the closest forums for Perkins County participants will be held:
• Wednesday, Oct. 5, 7 a.m., breakfast at Hoke’s Cafe in Ogallala. Contact: Brenda Ketchum at 308-284-4066
• Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 a.m., CT, breakfast at Holiday Inn Express in North Platte. Contact: Kathy Swain, 308-532-4966.