Chamber of Clout! with speaker C. Wayne Mitchell, pictured left.
The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce will feature a program on the changing role of Chambers in the public policy and advocacy process at the Fourth Friday Luncheon presented by NIBCO INC. The meeting is noon to 1 p.m., Jan. 26 at Austin Hall, 4606 North St.
"In the past 15 years, Chambers of Commerce across the nation has moved aggressively into the arena of public policy and advocacy. It is now common to see Chamber staff and members lobbying on important issues for the members and communities they serve on the local, state and national level," said C. Wayne Mitchell, IOM, President/CEO of the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce “It is not unusual to see Chamber members from many Texas Chambers visit Austin and Washington on an annual basis. It is important that we convey our legislative priorities to legislators and regulators.”
Attend the Fourth Friday Luncheon and learn how the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce is currently involved in efforts to expand involvement and influence in public policy and advocacy. Mitchell will explain why Chambers are expanding their role in advocacy; how issues will be identified and the role Chambers will play in influencing the process. He will respond to questions at the conclusion of his presentations.
All attending may enter the $50 drawing sponsored by Commercial Bank of Texas, and all Chamber members are entered in a $250 drawing sponsored by Axley & Rode, LLP, but you must be present to win.
Lunch is $16 and attendee RSVPs are requested by 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 24. Call the Chamber at 936-560-5533 to register or click here for a secure pay and register online option. Chamber members may click here to register.