1. The Greater Chicopee, Holyoke, Westfield and South Hadley & Granby chambers of commerce plan major legislative summit

    The Greater Chicopee, Holyoke, Westfield and South Hadley & Granby chambers of commerce plan major legislative summit

    The Greater Chicopee, Holyoke, Westfield and South Hadley & Granby chambers of commerce have joined forces in successfully attracting the top leaders of the state Legislature and the Greater Springfield delegation to the House and Senate for an afternoon-long exchange of ideas and information. U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, will be the keynote speaker for the event on Nov. 7 at the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House. House speaker Robert DeLeo, D-Everett, will also be a keynote speaker.

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    1. We are ecstatic by the response to this effort to bring the top decision-makers in government here to Western Massachusetts. The elected officials who have confirmed their attendance and the membership of our respective Chambers who have already responded to our pre-announcement outreach are stunning.
    2. This symposium is a chance for them and us to support each other in making sure that what we need done in Boston actually happens, It is great to have the House speaker and the future Senate president who will decide the agenda for 2015 with us.
    3. Having Congressman Neal participate, who represents all of Western Massachusetts, creates the unique opportunity for us to collectively move this region's goals forward, It is rare to get this much political power together at the same time, in the same room – and for an entire afternoon.
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