Business Day at the Legislature

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Name: Business Day at the Legislature
Date: February 22, 2018
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
Business Day at the Legislature

The South Dakota Chamber's annual event provides an opportunity for our members and for community and business leaders from across the state to meet in Pierre and have a voice in the legislative process.

The 2018 schedule will follow our format of holding the event during President's Day week, Thursday, February 22 is this year's date.  We are continuing the popular condensed format that makes travel easier for a one day trip.

Legislators are hosted at the banquet by local chambers of commerce and the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  The Chamber Board of Directors hosts members of the cabinet and constitutional officers.

We are pleased to announce this year's speakers.  Our lunch program, sponsored by Jeff Lautt and POET, will feature Michael Walz, Director of Public Affairs/State Government for POET, Washington, DC.  Our  keynote banquet speaker will be Aurelia Skipwith, US Department of Interior, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Washington, DC. 

Business Day Agenda
Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the Ramkota in Pierre, South Dakota

11 AM - Registration
12 Noon - Luncheon featuring Michael Walz, POET, Washington, DC
1:15 PM - Legislative Update/Business Caucus
2:30 PM - Adjourn to the Capitol to view the Legislative Session
3:30 - 4 PM - Special Program at the Capitol - Room 414 (speakers determined later when the hot legislative topics at that time are known)
4:45 PM - Economic Developer's Reception at the Ramkota
5:45 PM - Business Day Banquet and Keynote Speaker Aurelia Skipwith, US Department of Interior
resident for policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce?s Institute for 21st Century Energy (Energy Institute)

See more at: PM - Adjourn

8:00 PM - Adjourn
Event Sponsors:
Event Venue

Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center
920 West Sioux Avenue
Pierre, SD
Date/Time Information:
Event Schedule
11 am - Registration Opens
12 Noon - Business Day Luncheon
1:15 pm - Business Caucus and Legislative Update
4:45 pm - Economic Developer's Reception
5:45 pm - Business Day Banquet

Contact Information:
At this time, all registrations must be handled at the venue.
Registration Options

$90 for All Day (Lunch, business caucus, reception and banquet)
$50 Lunch and Business Caucus only
$75 Reception and Banquet only

We are required to provide a guaranteed number for meals on February 19.  Because of this requirement, we are unable to refund registrations after that date.
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