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Chamber selects new venue for Legislative Events

Chamber selects new venue for Legislative Events
March 2, 2022 Jeff Shaffer

WATSONTOWN – The Central PA Chamber of Commerce has selected a new venue to conduct its Legislative Event for the remainder of 2022. It also announces its featured speaker on April 22 will be state Sen. John Gordner (R-27).

The Chamber needed to act quickly in securing a location for its popular quarterly event, which for several years was held at the recently shuttered Country Cupboard in Lewisburg.

The new host site is a familiar one for many, and it is where the Central PA Chamber formerly conducted its Annual Meeting – the Watson Inn, in Watsontown.

Chamber President & CEO Tea Jay Aikey said it was critical to find a location that could meet the high expectations attendees had at the Country Cupboard.

“With having three more dates already on our calendar for a Legislative Event this year, and being not the only organization that needed to find a new venue, we were up for the challenge,” she said. “After discussions with many venues, I was so pleased to be able to work out an agreement for the remaining dates with the Watson Inn.

“General Manager Pam Showers and I have a history of working together, and she was excited for the opportunity. We were able to work out the details, and I am sure that this will be an excellent venue and experience for everyone who attends.

All upcoming Legislative Events for 2022 – April 22, Sept. 16 and Nov. 11 – are slated to be held in the Watson Inn’s Moon Room.

The sponsors the April 22 event – featuring Sen. Gordner – are Heritage Springs Memory Care and T-Ross Brothers Construction. Sen. Gordner, who represents a large number of Central PA Chamber members, will speak on: workforce, education, the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation Project (CSVT), broadband expansion and the state budget.

On a regular basis, well over 100 people – made up of Central PA Chamber members, area students and the general public – attend the Chamber’s Legislative Event, which allows them hear from, ask questions of, and even meet, elected officials at the local, state and federal level. Speakers focus on hot topics that affect the business climate as well as daily living.

For more information, and to register, visit www.centralpachamber.com/events.


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