Metro North chamber hosts legislators

Breakfast features State House leaders on 2018 politics

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Business leaders and officials in the Metro North area can get a glimpse of the goings-on planned in the State Capital next year at a breakfast event Dec. 8.

The Metro North Chamber of Commerce has invited state politicians to speak about their plans for the coming year. Chamber Director Gregg Moss said 15 local politicians — state representatives and senators — are expected to attend.

“It’s all about the 2018 session,” he said. “We try to make it as interactive as possible. We provide a series of questions, but we want to try and have some fun with it as well.”

Moss said people can email questions to him, at gregg@metronorthchamber.com, in advance.

The legislators will be able to speak on their agendas and will take questions from the audience.

Transportation and health care are always hot topics, Moss said.

“We cover whatever issues that are most important to the business community,” Moss said. “So you can imagine, that covers a lot transportation, health care, education, work force retention and attraction,” Moss said. “I would bet those issues will be at the top of folks minds again this year.”

He also expects labor issues and oil and gas to be big issues.

“It’s become such a hot-button issue for the municipalities, I would imagine it comes up,” he said.

This is the tenth year the chamber has hosted the breakfast.

The breakfast is scheduled at 7 a.m. Dec. 8 at the Adams 12 Five Star Schools administrative building, 1500 E. 128th Ave., Thornton.

Tickets are $55 for members of the chamber, $65 for non-members. They can be purchased in advance at www.metronorthchamber.com.

“We have a 136 people that are attending so far, so it’s a sell out for us,” Moss said.

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