The 4th annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Summit will be held on Friday, August 24 at 11 a.m. at Kokopelli Clubhouse.
The event will include a buffet-style lunch (served from 11-11:30 a.m. and includes lasagna, extra meat sauce on the side, Italian tossed salad, parmesan bread, chef’s selection of 3 desserts, tea, lemonade, water), updates by your Legislators (beginning at 11:30 a.m. sharp), each followed by a Q&A session moderated by a member of your Legislative Affairs Committee, and networking until 1:30 p.m. The registration fee for this event is $20 for members of the Marion Chamber ($25 for nonmembers), payable to the Marion Chamber of Commerce.
Deadline to register is August 17. Registration required.
If you are running for office and would like a table to interact with the Legislative Summit guests from 11-11:30 a.m. and after the program ends at 1 p.m. until 1:30 p.m., the fee is $150 for members of the Marion Chamber ($200 for nonmembers) and includes 2 lunches. There is limited space available!
Here are a few Legislators who have been invited to attend:
U.S. Rep. Mike Bost
U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth
U.S. Senator Richard Durbin
117th District Representative Dave Severin
Illinois 59th District Senator Dale Fowler
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner
Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti
Attorney General Lisa Madigan
Illinois Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza
Illinois Treasurer Michael W. Frerichs
Williamson County Commissioners Brent Gentry, Ron Ellis and Jim Marlo
Marion Mayor Anthony Rinella
If you register for the event and are unable to attend, a 24-hour notice is required or you will be invoiced. Note: If you have registered and are unable to attend, you may transfer to a fellow employee without penalty. A refund will only be given to those with a paid registration who cancel more than 24 hours prior to the event.
The Legislative Affairs Committee meets on the third Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. at South Porte Bank in Marion. The Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee serves as a research and advisory committee for the Chamber's Board of Directors. The goals of the Legislative Affairs Committee are to monitor governmental matters that could impact the community or local business, present recommendations to the Chamber's Board of Directors, and to assist in the initiation of the appropriate action. The Legislative Affairs Committee is a non-partisan organization and shall neither endorse candidates for public office nor political parties.
Location: Kokopelli Clubhouse, 1527 Champions Drive, Marion , IL 62959