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Chamber breakfast to feature lawmakers

Posted: November 6, 2011 - 12:04am  |  Updated: November 9, 2011 - 11:23am

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Economic development likely will dominate the conversation Thursday at the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Pre-Legislative Breakfast.

The keynote speaker this year for the 7 a.m. breakfast at Savannah Rapids Pavilion is state Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Cumminsky.

“Sometimes it comes down to who is available and topics of interest,” Chamber Executive Director Tammy Shepherd said of Cumminsky’s selection as keynote speaker. “Of course, economic development is always an important topic for a high-growth county like Columbia County.”

The Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee plays host to the
breakfast and selects speakers for the event, which annually offers area business executives an opportunity to discuss legislative issues with lawmakers.

Confirmed guests for the breakfast include Columbia County’s state legislative delegation – Sen. Bill Jackson, and Reps. Ben Harbin, Lee Anderson and Barbara Sims.

Since state Sen. Jesse Stone might soon represent portions of Columbia County that include Harlem and Grovetown, Shepherd said he also plans to attend.

Typically, the breakfast draws between 150 to 170 attendees, Shepherd said. As of Wednesday, about 130 people had sent RSVPs.

The deadline to RSVP is noon Tuesday.

The breakfast, catered by Garlic Clove, is free for Chamber members and $20 for non-members.

IF YOU GO

What: Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Pre-Legislative Breakfast

Where: Savannah Rapids Pavilion

When: 7 a.m. Thursday

Cost: Free for Chamber members, $20 for non-members

RSVP: (706) 651-0018 or www.columbiacountychamber.com

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