WNC Delegation Hosts Legislative Trip to Raleigh
The WNC Delegation, comprised of the Haywood County, Asheville Area, Brevard/Transylvania, Black Mountain-Swannanoa, Madison County and the Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce joined NC State Legislators in Raleigh for their annual legislative visit. The delegation of 70 chamber members from Western North Carolina traveled to Raleigh to promote the region’s top Legislative Priorities.
Members of the WNC Delegation were given the opportunity to speak directly to our WNC legislators during the 2012 Legislative Reception Sponsored by Mission Health System, Evergreen Packaging, Roberts & Stevens Attorneys at Law, Comporium, University of North Carolina Asheville and A to Z Signs and Engravings.
The group later met with Phil Berger, Senate President Pro Tempore, Senators Tom Apodaca and Jim Davis, and Representative Ray Rapp to present the WNC Legislative Priorities of: Job Creation, Regulatory Reform, Tax Reform and Education/Workforce Funding.
According to CeCe Hipps, President of the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce, “The Chamber’s annual visit to Raleigh is an opportunity to discuss the needs of businesses in Haywood County with those who are setting policies and making decisions."
Haywood County Delegation members included representatives from Haywood Community College, Maggie Valley Chamber of Commerce, Evergreen Packaging, AT&T, Champion Supply, Western Carolina University, Old Town Bank, HomeTrust Bank, and Clark and Leatherwood.
The Greater Haywood County Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary, non-profit organization with approximately 500 businesses in the area. The mission of the Chamber is to create and sustain and successful economic environment.