Business Advocacy Basics

How to Leverage Local Government Relations

Wednesday, November 01, 2017
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Learn why your business should understand legislation, and how to connect with local representatives.

Join the Chamber’s Local Legislative Committee for a workshop to discuss how businesses can become more engaged with the legislative process. This panel discussion, moderated by Local Legislative Committee Co-Chairman Ed McBride (PECO), will feature government relations professionals from various companies operating in Greater Philadelphia.

Lance Claiborne
, Director of Industry Relations, General Builder’s Contractors Association
Brian Keech, Senior Vice President of Government and Community Relations, Drexel University
Joe Divis, AVP for External Affairs, AT&T
Melonease Shaw, President & CEO, Maven Inc.
Paul Deegan, Government Relations Consultant, PIDC
Moderated by: Ed McBride, Manager of Local Government Affairs, PECO

This Event is Closed


The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia strives to create an inclusive and equitable environment for all. If you have a disability and require accommodations in order to fully participate in this event, please contact us here at least three business days in advance of the event. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

Registration/Cancellation Policy:
Pre-registration is necessary, availability is not guaranteed for walk-ins. Payment is required upon registration/entrance. No refunds will be given one week prior to program/event. Substitutions may be made. Tickets will be held at the door. Reserved seating for tables of 10 only. Please advise your guests that tickets will be held at the door under your company name.

Attendee Policy:
Chamber programs are privately sponsored events with a structured format. No demonstrations or other disruptions will be tolerated. Violation of this policy may result in the attendee's removal from the premises without refund, in addition to possible legal remedies.

Photo Policy:
Your registration constitutes permission to use photos, audio, and video recording taken of you at the event for promotional purposes in connection with the Chamber and its Councils.


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