Two dozen business owners and representatives from the Corona Chamber embarked on a mission to Sacramento. The Corona Chamber advocates for small business legislation on behalf of the greater Corona business community. Highlights included recognition from the CAL Chamber to Dean Seif with 1 of 3 Small Business Advocate Awards. Seif is owner of CARSTAR Allstar Collision and chairman for the Legislative Action Committee for the Corona Chamber. The CAL Chamber also honored Corona Chamber. “We’re honored to take this opportunity to say thank you and recognize excellence of our top local chamber partners,” said CAL Chamber Executive Vice President Dave Kilby. “During this past year they excelled at helping their members comply with California’s often confusing and onerous HR laws, and representing the interests of their members on state issues as exemplary grassroots legislative advocates.” Meetings and full agendas compacted the 2 days for their annual Sacramento Summit. Each participating member paid their own travel, lodging, and meals. “Having one-on-one time with elected officials, decision and policy makers is crucial for efforts to bring business friendly legislation,” said Dean Seif. “Each person or group we met with provided a deeper understanding of the issues the State of California has been facing and what actions they are taking to resolve those issues. The process of making decisions, laws, regulations, and how these factors can have effects on businesses and the day to day lives of everyone was also discussed,” said Don Garling, Lifetime Vinyl Fence Fabricators and 2017 Chairman of the Board for the Corona Chamber. The Corona Chamber combines the CAL Chamber’s Legislative agenda, and incorporates a private Business Summit, strictly for our 24 member delegation. During our business summit, the Corona Chamber set up additional think tank sessions with representatives from RCTC, California Building Association, CAL Trans, and Senator Roth’s office. Additional discussions were with SEMPRA Energy, followed by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. In essence, everyone should take advantage of the opportunity to attend the summit at least one time. All who attended have learned so much about how our state government works. It is also easy to see how important it is to get to know local legislators. Anyone interested in going on future Summits, to contact the Corona Chamber. If you would like to have similar opportunities, please consider attending our Washington DC Summit, which is scheduled for October 20 – 25, 2017. Please see MyChamber.org for more info, or call 951-737-3350.
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