The Georgia Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Congressional Luncheon in Athens last Tuesday. The crowd of over 1,100 included chambers and chamber members from all over Georgia. Savannah Chamber president & CEO Bert Brantley with V.P. of Government Affairs Jared Downs, along with Chatham County Chairman Chester Ellis, joined our friends Courtney Rawlins with the Pooler Chamber and Pooler City Councilwoman Karen Williams at a joint Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce/Greater Pooler Area Chamber of Commerce table.
The Congressional Luncheon Program included federal policy insights from U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff, U.S. Representative Rick Allen (GA-12), U.S. Representative Rick McCormick (GA-06), and U.S. Representative Drew Ferguson (GA-03). The four Members of Congress focused their remarks on the need for further bipartisan agreement, improving infrastructure, boosting manufacturing, ways to address the doctor shortage in Georgia, and how to increase affordable housing, among other things.
The program concluded with remarks from Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, who touched on how to provide relief to small businesses and job creators and the need to reduce insurance premiums through tort reform.