Business-minded professionals to meet local legislators over appetizers

December 22, 2012 by  

Like many chambers of commerce, the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce holds a yearly legislative event in which their members can meet the government officials and hear directly from them what they intend to do to promote and help business in the region. The 2013 meeting is now just under two weeks away.

No doubt those attending will learn what has been accomplished in the past year and what is expected for the next year in terms of legislation and on the economy. It is also an excellent networking event for Richmond businesspersons to interact with their peers. Those attending will likely be arranging for business card printing in advance so they will be able to exchange business cards with others. They will also possibly have the opportunity to meet with their elected legislators on a one and one basis. With representatives and officials from areas like Richmond, Hannover, New Kent, and Chesterfield expected to be present, potential networking opportunities are in abundance.

Belonging to chambers of commerce can benefit business owners in that it gives them an edge in dealing with local, state, and national government officials. The chamber provides a more direct line to government and works to advocate for their member’s business needs.

The Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce is holding its 38th Regional Legislative Reception at United Network for Organ Sharing on January 3 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Tickets are $80 and this includes refreshments and appetizers. For more information, call Chris Bennett at 804-783-9322.