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Chamber’s D.C. Fly-in Brings Hoosiers and Their Congressional Delegation Together; Senate Majority Leader McConnell Featured Speaker

2018-08-02T10:54:48+00:00August 2nd, 2018|

(INDIANAPOLIS) — One of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual marquee policy events is the D.C. Fly-in on September 26-27. The gathering traditionally draws 100 business and community leaders from throughout the state to travel to Washington, D.C. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky will be the featured speaker at the dinner on day one.

McConnell is expected to offer insights on policy, working with the Trump administration and the midterm elections.

Proceedings kick off with legislative briefings conducted by members of Indiana’s delegation. Confirmed presenters and topics include Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) on immigration and Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) on trade and tariffs.

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 at the official hotel: the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.

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.

“This trip is the perfect opportunity for Hoosier businesses to engage with members of the Indiana Congressional delegation on the issues before Congress that are most important to their company,” says Chris Cerone, vice president of global government affairs for Zimmer Biomet of Warsaw, and frequent attendee.

The registration cost is $199 per person, with group discounts available. Register online at www.indianachamber.com/flyin, 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.

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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.”