(INDIANAPOLIS) — Hoosier business leaders can discuss public policy with their congressional members during the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual D.C. Fly-in event on September 27-28.

The Washington gathering offers the opportunity for business leaders to meet with members of Indiana’s congressional delegation and let the lawmakers know how policies and bills being debated on the national stage will impact the state’s economy back home. 

A highlight of the agenda: Sens. Joe Donnelly and Todd Young will lead a policy discussion during a dinner on the event’s opening night. 

Day two includes a breakfast program that will feature Marc Lotter, special assistant to the President and press secretary to Vice President Mike Pence. Lotter is a native Hoosier with decades of experience in Indiana politics and was also Pence’s press secretary through the 2016 campaign and transition. 


Group visits to congressional offices will take place after the morning program.  

“There is no question that the policies being discussed and debated in Washington right now are impacting Hoosier businesses. Being able to voice thoughts or concerns on those matters directly to our congressional delegation is an important and imperative opportunity for our business community,” comments Caryl Auslander, Indiana Chamber vice president of federal affairs. 

Zimmer Biomet is the dinner sponsor. Allegion is the cocktail reception sponsor. Build Indiana Council is the Legislative Briefing Sponsor.

“Zimmer Biomet is proud to be a long-time sponsor of the Indiana Chamber’s D.C. Fly-in. This is a unique opportunity to interact with members and staff of the Indiana Congressional delegation. There is no better way to discuss a wide range of policy issues affecting the Hoosier business community and to see firsthand what is happening on Capitol Hill,” says Chris Cerone, vice president of global government affairs for Zimmer Biomet of Warsaw.

Register for the D.C. Fly-in online (www.indianchamber.com/specialevents) or by calling customer service at (800) 824-6885.

Cost is $199 per person, with group discounts available. Each attendee is responsible for securing travel arrangements. Discounted hotel rooms are available for Indiana Chamber Fly-in guests at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. 

Event sponsors are AT&T, The Boeing Company, Duke Energy,The Kroger Co., Old National Bank and Wabash Valley Power.

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The Indiana Chamber partners with 25,000 members and investors – representing over four million Hoosiers – to achieve the mission of “cultivating a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity.”

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