DC Summit Focuses on Results
Tonight is the official Kick-Of Reception for the Washington Summit 2013--presented by Florida Power and Light Company and dozens of other supporting business partners as 75 Delegates, Congressman Ted Deutch and interested parties meet to focus on issues related to our region.
"This is a critical time to focus on results in Washington, DC," said Chuck Mohr, BB&T, Chairman of the Chamber's Board of Directors. "The gridlock in our nation's Capitol is unacceptable with too much at stake to remain passive on issues like Port Everglades expansion, beach re-nourishment, and immigration reform to name but three of our top priorities."
Linda Cooke, Habilitation Center and Chair of the Washington Summit 2013 Project, has assembled a who's who team of stakeholders to address the issues from both the public and private sectors. "We knew we needed to assemble the most influential leaders to make an impression on Congress and the Administration," Cooke said.
Presentations during the sold-out October delegation visit will include senior level briefings directly related to energy, homeland security, military affairs, tax reform, transportation, education, and the environment. The Chamber's strategy also includes legislative special team units that will be deployed on the Hill to have smaller face-to-face presentations allowing for greater impact.
"This is a team effort with coordination from our Steering Committee, Congressman Deutch, Congresswoman Lois Frankel, Congresswoman Wasserman-Shultz and a host of other individuals creating the utmost relevancy, results and unification," Cooke said.
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization in Broward County representing 1,297 companies and nearly 500,000 employees.