The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce will host a Legislative Meet & Greet on Thursday, September 20, 2012. The event is sponsored by Springfield Golf & Country Club and the Rotary Club of West Springfield.
The Chamber will host the local business community at the Springfield Country Club from 5 to 7 p.m. for after-hours networking with the candidates from the 8th and 11th Districts, U.S. House of Representatives and Virginia’s open seat in the U.S. Senate.
Invited candidates include:
United States Senate
Tim Kaine - D
George Allen - R
House of Representatives - 8th District
Jim Moran - D, incumbent
Patrick Murray - R, challenger
House of Representatives - 11th District
Gerry Connolly - D, incumbent
Chris Perkins - R, challenger
In addition to open networking, each candidate will be asked to briefly highlight key issues and positions which are noteworthy to the business community. The format is not to debate, but to inform.
“This election year will mark a pivotal year for the future of our country and community, said Dick Lucier, Chamber president. “Each candidate's core beliefs will make a difference in our future.”
The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring companies together to benefit the community by promoting and developing business opportunities in the Greater Springfield area. Founded in 1957, the Chamber formulates and advocates positions critical to business, keeps members apprised of current community issues and provides numerous networking and education opportunities.