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Chamber’s Annual D.C. Fly-in Returns in September

2018-07-16T17:46:46-04:00July 17th, 2018|

One of the Indiana Chamber’s annual marquee policy events – the D.C. Fly-in on September 26-27 – is less than 80 days away. The gathering traditionally draws 100 business and community leaders from throughout the state.

“It’s the perfect opportunity to influence Hoosier decision-makers on the issues before Congress that are most important to their company,” says Greg Ellis, Indiana Chamber vice president of energy and environmental policy, and federal relations.

Building upon last year’s well-received lineup, proceedings at the Capitol Visitor Center will again kick off with legislative briefings conducted by members of Indiana’s delegation. Tentative topics at this time include immigration, trade/tariffs and infrastructure.

In 2017, the after-dinner discussion was an informative one on taxation led by Indiana’s senators, Joe Donnelly and Todd Young, and Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio. For 2018, invitations have been sent to congressional leadership to offer insights on policy, working with the Trump administration and the midterm elections.

Several members of the Indiana delegation are scheduled to host their fellow Hoosiers and sit at their tables for dinner. At the end of the evening, a cocktail reception awaits attendees at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.

You can join the group this year and help make a difference by talking face-to-face to your members of Congress.

On day two, the breakfast program with a featured speaker will be held at the AT&T Forum. The event concludes with scheduled visits to the Indiana congressional offices.

The registration cost is $199 per person, with group discounts available. Register online at, or call (800) 824-6885. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and hotel arrangements.

D.C. Fly-in sponsors helping make the event possible are: Zimmer Biomet (dinner), Smithville (legislative briefing), Build Indiana Council (cocktail reception), AT&T, Duke Energy, The Kroger Co., Old National Bank, TRISTAR and Wabash Valley Power.

Rebecca Patrick is vice president of PR & communications for the Indiana Chamber. She is also the managing editor of the Chamber’s award-winning BizVoice magazine and has been with the organization for 15 years.