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From City Hall to the Statehouse

To be successful you need to be heard. That's why the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce is working to represent your business interests at the city, county, regional and state levels.

We recognize Fort Wayne business professionals may be focused on the day's operations rather than the debate taking place in City Council or on the House Floor. The Chamber is consistently monitoring the legislative and regulatory landscape with a careful and conscientious approach that best addresses the issues facing Northeast Indiana Commerce.

The Chamber's policy approach is member driven and results focused. Our Government Affairs staff works with Chamber members to develop legislative agendas, organize lobbying efforts, profile cases, engage the business community, and build relationships in the public policy arena.

Legislative Agenda

Published annually, the agenda articulates the underlying principles that shape Chamber public policy statements and determine our legislative priorities. To read our legislative agenda, click here.

Contact your legislator

Find the Northeast Indiana delegation and its contact information on our Contact Your Delegation page.

Committees

Make a difference. Join one of our proactive committees that work to advance pro-business policy. Committees develop policy positions in specific subject areas for adoption by the Legislative Council and the Chamber Board. For more information on committees, click here.

Coalitions

We believe collaboration is essential for success and have created several coalitions to advocate for and educate the public on important public policy issues such as regionalism, transportation, and community initiatives.

It is about your bottom line!

  • 763 bills were introduced in Indiana's most recent General Assembly.
  • 116 bills were passed by the General Assembly and signed by the Governor.
  • Government regulation and taxation impacts every business and every employee in the region.

You can't afford "not" to get involved!

For more information on the Chamber's Government Affairs Division, please contact Melissa Beber at mbeber@fwchamber.org.

Sen. Dan Coats luncheon on Oct. 24 at The Chamber

by User Not Found | Oct 12, 2011

Please join the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce in welcoming U.S. Senator Dan Coats to a luncheon at noon on October 24.

The Senator will speak at The Chamber building, 826 Ewing St., on the current political climate in Washington, D.C., including pressing issues such as the Super Committee and federal regulation.

Pricing for this event:
  • $25 per person
  • $300 for a table of eight 
  • $1,000 to sponsor (includes table of eight and your company name on all signage and any printed material, and in The Chamber's press release)
  • $2,000 to sponsor (includes everything in the $1,000 sponsorship, plus a seat at the head table)

This event is reserved for Chamber members.

Click here to register for the event. For questions or for sponsorship information, please contact Government Affairs Coordinator Melissa Beber.

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