• January 2020

Engage in the legislative process through Chamber events

The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce engages in advocacy on behalf of the business community. As a Chamber member, your input is incredibly valuable and helps set the direction for the Chamber's work. Participating in a Chamber legislative event is one way you can maximize your membership.

"I would strongly encourage anyone in the business community to get involved and attend Sioux Falls Day. The more that we can get face-to-face with our elected officials, the better they can understand our perspective and how the decisions they make will affect our respective businesses and the economy of our state.  Everyone has a voice, and Sioux Falls Day is a great platform to use it!"

Tom Murphy,
Parker Transfer & Storage, Inc.

The annual Sioux Falls Day at the Legislature is a way to connect members to the legislative process and an opportunity to show support for issues affecting the Sioux Falls area that are being discussed in Pierre.

The all-day event will take place Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. It allows Chamber members to meet and visit with state legislators and see the legislative process first-hand. Participants depart Sioux Falls early in the morning and travel on coach buses to Pierre. A mid-morning arrival time provides the opportunity for participants to observe committee meetings taking place throughout the Capitol building. The Chamber hosts a luncheon in the Capitol Rotunda that includes legislators and top government officials – giving Sioux Falls Day participants direct access to leadership. In the afternoon, participants can watch the full legislature in action as the House and Senate are in session.

Cost to participate in Sioux Falls Day is $55 for the full day or $25 to provide your own transportation and attend the luncheon. To register, call (605) 373-2050 or email tschreier@siouxfalls.com.

Legislative Coffees are another opportunity to interact with local legislators. The Chamber will host three Legislative Coffees featuring legislators from Districts 6, 9-16 and 25. The Coffees provide a forum for constituents to hear about current bills and communicate with their elected officials—a vital aspect of forming legislation. They are also an opportunity for citizens to learn more about legislators' positions, to ask questions and to formulate a better understanding of the impact that a prospective law might have upon them.

The Coffees will take place from 10-11:45 a.m. on February 8, 22 and 29. All three sessions will be held in the Hub on the campus of Southeast Tech.

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