RICHMOND, Virginia – Representatives of the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance participated with other chambers and businesses from around the Commonwealth at Chamber Day at the Capitol on January 23 in Richmond.
The annual event, organized by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, provides Chamber executives with personal briefings from the Governor and Virginia’s top government including leaders and legislators. Additionally, Alliance staff met with members of our legislative delegation and our Secretary of Transportation, Shannon Valentine regarding our top legislative priorities that we created based on feedback from our members.
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance is dedicated to strengthening its region’s long-term competitiveness and advocating for pro-business policies that create jobs and grow our economy. We focus on jobs, growth and legislative policies impacting the entire region which includes: The Counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, City of Lynchburg, Towns of Altavista, Amherst, and Appomattox.
“This forum allows Chamber members and executives an opportunity to convey our organization’s position, as appropriate, for key legislation and government action, including state and local issues directly impacting the region’s economic vitality,” said Megan Lucas, CEO & Chief Economic Development Officer.
The Alliance is the voice of business and represents our members, from small business to large corporations in the Lynchburg region. Our Government Relations Committee advocates for reasonable, well researched and debated legislation that is favorable to businesses; complements economic development initiatives; encourages Free Enterprise; and, continues to elevate the business competitiveness of the Lynchburg region. In order to represent the local business community with a unified voice, Finley said, policy issues of greatest interest to the Chamber’s members were identified and presented in an official public policy agenda. The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance met with legislators who represent the Lynchburg region, including, Sen. Steve Newman, Sen. Mark Peake, Del. Kathy Byron, Del. Wendell Walker and Delegate Matt Farris.
In addition to Megan Lucas, others in the Alliance delegation included COO & Exe. VP Christine Kennedy, Director of Public Relations John Putney.
For more information and to review the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance 2020 Legislative Agenda go to LynchburgRegion.org