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2010 Business Day at the Legislature
Thursday, February 18 in Pierre
The South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry serves as the "Voice of Business" for the state's business community. At no time is that role more important than during the legislative session. State Chamber President David Owen serves as the organization's chief lobbyist and spends the first three months of the year walking the halls of the Capitol engaged in process of crafting and revising the laws that govern South Dakota.
The legislative positions championed by Owen during session are the result of many months of research, review and hands-on involvement with matters such as unemployment insurance and property taxes. Owen, in conjunction with Legislative Committee Chairman Bill Peterson of Sioux Falls, continually presents and reviews issues with the Chamber’s Board of Directors, who ultimately determine the best course of action on any number of legislative issues that will impact the state’s business environment.
Business Day at the Legislature allows members from across the state to witness the process first hand. While Chamber members receive updates during the session with the Capitol-Ism email newsletters, Business Day gives you the opportunity to lend your own voice to the process by providing a venue to visit with your district legislators, as well as other South Dakota business leaders. Plan to attend Business Day and let your voice be heard.
The South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry will host the 34th Annual Business Day at the Legislature Thursday, February 18, 2010 at the Ramkota in Pierre. The event will include a legislative update by State Chamber President David Owen, Business Caucus Luncheon, and an evening banquet with keynote speaker. The annual legislative update by State Chamber President David Owen is a standing room only event with a presentation of up-to-the minute activities at the Capitol. The Fifth Annual Business Caucus luncheon program guarantees to be both informative and entertaining.
Our Business Day Chairwoman is Dawn Morris of Morris, Inc. in Fort Pierre, who also serves on the South Dakota Chamber Board of Directors. Business Day at the Legislature provides a forum for business and community leaders across the state to come to Pierre and participate in activities that pertain to the legislative process.
Information on registration fees and scheduling will soon be posted at www.sdchamber.biz.