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government affairs

                                            Bernie Perryman        Jason Bernick                               
                                                    Chair                        Vice Chair                                                                                                                           Batteries Plus Bulbs                   Bernick's
What is the purpose of the Government Affairs Committee?
Our purpose is to both educate and advocate for business policy issues as well as to provide opportunities to directly connect with Minnesota Federal and State Legislators.  

Who are the volunteers that help plan the meetings? 
Chamber staff liaison: Teresa Bohnen

Pam Raden, David J. Borgert, Jan DeAustin, Mark Osendorf, Dan Ochsner, Evan Larson, Jason Bernick, Scott Mareck, Tanja Goering, Patti Gartland, Bernie Perryman, Santo Cruz, Mark Geller, Karen Pundsack, John Wolak, Jodi Gertken, LouAnn Schuller, and Dave Gruenes.

What do volunteers say they enjoy the most about the Government Affairs Committee?
Participants find real value in the information presented at Government Affairs meetings and particularly the opportunity to make connections and network with our legislators and other members of the business community.  

When are your meetings and how can someone get involved? 
Our meetings are typically the second Friday morning of each month plus special events that include the Legislative Preview Session, Evening at the Capitol, the Washington DC trip and the Legislative wrap-up session.  Any chamber member interested in Government Affairs programming and involvement should contact the Chamber and request to be added to the Government Affairs email distribution list. Events are also posted on the Chamber website.