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PA’s Business, Governmental, and Civic Leaders Flock to Hershey for 38th Annual PA Chamber Dinner

Pennsylvania’s premier annual event attracted nearly 1,500 attendees and statewide media coverage, as the Commonwealth’s business, governmental, and civic leaders flocked to Hershey last Monday, October 3, for the 38th PA Chamber Dinner.


PA Chamber, US Chamber Co-Host Tele Town Hall Focused on Economy

On October 4, PA Chamber of Business and Industry President and CEO Luke Bernstein, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Suzanne Clark and Executive Vice President Neil Bradley, and thousands of concerned citizens from across Pennsylvania discussed key economic issues during a tele-town hall.

Environmental Education, Exhibition, and Networking Opportunities at Upcoming Enviro Conference

Looking to learn about the hottest topics in the environmental and energy fields, earn continuing education credits, and network with industry leaders? Attend the PA Chamber’s 2022 Annual Environmental Conference on Thursday, October 27, 2022, at the Eden Resorts & Suites in Lancaster!

PA Chamber Hires State Government Veteran Neal Lesher as Director of Government Affairs

Last week, the PA Chamber announced the hiring of Neal Lesher as government affairs director.
The PA Chamber is continuing to hit the road and partner with our friends at the local chamber level! This week, PA Chamber President and CEO Luke Bernstein held a meet and greet with local chambers in Scranton. Bernstein, who will be speaking next Friday at the Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Education and Advocacy Day [mmsend47.com], is 
pictured here with Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber President Lindsay Griffin-Boylan, Greater Pittston Chamber President Michelle Mikitish, Wyoming County Chamber President Gina Suydam, and Greater Scranton Chamber President Robert Durkin.
On October 5, PA Chamber Director of Government Affairs Kevin Sunday spoke at a virtual permitting hearing for the Williams Transco Regional Energy Access Project [mmsend47.com], an $800 million expansion of pipeline infrastructure in eastern Pennsylvania. The hearing focused on applications for approvals under DEP’s Chapter 102 and 105 water and wetlands regulations. Sunday noted the project will support thousands of jobs in the state, secure additional improvements in air quality and greenhouse gas emissions, and provide additional energy security during the winter months. Pending state and federal approvals, the project is expected to begin construction in early 2023 and be placed into service by winter 2024.
On October 6, PA Chamber Vice President of Government Affairs Alex Halper provided the business community’s perspective on post-COVID unionization efforts during a panel event that was held at Drexel University. The Pennoni Panels event “All Work and No Play: Labor Unions, Workers, and the Future of Labor” was moderated by Dr. Tristan Potter, Assistant Professor 
of Economics at Drexel; and also included Ballard Spahr Partner and Practice Leader for the Labor Employment Group, Denise Keyser; Richard Hooker, Jr., of the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO; and Steven Greenhouse, a retired labor reporter with the New York Times.
The PA Chamber joined more than 200 state and local chambers [mmsend47.com] from across the country in calling on the President to abandon a proposed ban on offshore energy development. The letter notes the negative impact inflation and high energy costs are having on the private sector, and states that increased domestic energy production will displace Russian oil, which has among the worst environmental footprints in the world. The letter comes on the heels of countries in the OPEC cartel agreeing to production cuts [mmsend47.com] with the intent of raising prices.  
In case you missed it, the PA Chamber’s political arm, ChamberPAC, announced its endorsements of state House and state Senate candidates for the November 8 election. Check out the list of pro-business candidates here [mmsend47.com].
Pennsylvania’s corporate tax revenues exceeded expectations by $202.4 million, or nearly 17 percent, in September, driving monthly state revenues past projections. Pennsylvania’s $4.2 billion in monthly General Fund revenue was 3.3 percent more than anticipated and twice as much above estimate as it had been in August. 
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