January 2013 Chamber Legislative Breakfast


Betsy Bishop, president of the Vermont Chamber, will serve as the guest speaker at the Northeast Kingdom Chamber legislative breakfast to be held Monday, Jan. 28, at the St. Johnsbury House, 1207 Main St, St. Johnsbury. Bishop, who has served at the helm of the 1,500-member chamber since July 2009, will address the business issues before the legislature this session, including health care, taxation, state tourism funding and workmen’s compensation.

Bishop, prior to joining the chamber, served as commissioner for the Economic Development Department of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development and in the office of former Governor Jim Douglas. She worked with the Vermont Chamber and as a private economic development consultant before working for Governor Douglas’ administration.

The monthly programs provide area business people and residents an overview of the legislative session and concerns affecting the region. The public is invited to attend and encouraged to ask questions. The Northeast Kingdom Chamber organizes the monthly forums and will provide a brief legislative report.

The breakfasts are held the last Monday of each month, from 8 to 9 a.m. Please mark your calendars for the 2013 dates of Feb. 25, March 25, April 29 and May 20 (tentative).

The legislative breakfast series is sponsored by the Northeast Kingdom Chamber, with sponsorship assistance from Community National Bank, Fairbanks Scales, Lyndon State College, Maple Grove Farms of Vermont, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, Passumpsic Savings Bank  and Union Bank. There is a small fee to attend the breakfast.

For more details, contact the NEK Chamber at 2000 Memorial Drive-Ste. 11, St. Johnsbury, VT  05819; call 802-748-3678; or e-mail at director@nekchamber.com.

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