By: Jay Julian—
Members of the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce gathered with area State Legislators for their annual Legislative Dinner March 22, at the historic Columbia Club on Monument Circle.
The purpose of the event is to allow business leaders to learn more about the legislation moving through the Indiana General Assembly and to offer insight on how legislative proposals will impact local business.
Chamber President Jay Julian said, “We find traveling to Indianapolis to meet with our legislative delegation is beneficial to our members. The Legislators have also expressed their gratitude to our members coming to Indy during the week to discuss the issues currently being debated at the State House.”
Topics of discussion included funding for education, both primary and higher ed, as well as early childhood education funding. Additional topics discussed included the state budget, agriculture, and utility issues currently under consideration.
Legislators on hand included: Rep. Sue Errington, Rep. Melanie Wright, Rep. Anthony Cook and Rep. Greg Beumer. Senator Tim Lanane was also in attendance.
This was the ninth annual event.
The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce has been serving businesses since 1894.
Jay Julian is President/CEO for the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce.