(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is urging Hoosier business leaders to stand and be heard on the federal bills and regulations that can impact the state’s economy by attending the organization’s Washington D.C. Fly-in on September 16-17.

The event offers business and community leaders an opportunity to speak with Indiana’s congressional delegation and key staff members during a roundtable discussion/dinner on September 16. The second day features a panel of national and state issue experts, followed by numerous group visits to congressional offices.

“The Fly-in gives the Hoosier business community a unique opportunity to interact with members of the Indiana Congressional delegation. It’s a chance to discuss a range of important issues and to learn firsthand what is happening on Capitol Hill. It is a valuable experience that also happens to be a lot of fun,” says Chris Cerone, vice president of global government affairs for Zimmer Biomet of Warsaw.

Adds Cam Carter, Indiana Chamber vice president of economic development and federal relations, “It’s worthwhile to get in front of lawmakers in D.C. so they can go back to their offices and get to work on what we just talked to them about.”

By September, dominant issues in Washington will include transportation, tax reform, repatriation of overseas funds, Obamacare and immigration.

Cost for the 2015 D.C. Fly-in is $149 per person and group discounts are available. Each attendee is responsible for securing travel arrangements. Discounted hotel rooms are available for Fly-in guests at The Liaison Capitol Hill.

Register online at www.indianachamber.com/specialevents or call (800) 824-6885.

The D.C. Fly-in dinner is sponsored by Zimmer Biomet. The breakfast program is sponsored by Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting, and Duke Energy is an event sponsor.

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Jim Wagner at
(317) 264-6876 or jwagner@indianachamber.


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.”