This is a special invitation to the next regular monthly meeting of the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce.
Date: June 21 st, 7:30 - 9 am
Location: EBC Office and Conference Center
Address: 11330 Lakefield Drive within Technology Park
Program: Presentation by Brandon Reese and Lauren Wilkes of the
Georgia Chamber of Commerce
Breakfast will be free for members & $20 non-members.
This is our tried & true breakfast meeting. Hence forth, we will alternate between breakfast and lunch meeting times.
After one of the longest legislative sessions in more than 100 years, the Georgia General Assembly has adjourned sine die. Brandon Reese and Lauren Wilkes are two of the lobbyists representing the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and were on the ground at the State Capitol every day, working with lawmakers to make sure no legislation was passed that would unfairly affect a businesses bottom line. They will be available to give you an insider's report on what happened during the 2007 legislative session and will touch on the bills that passed, those that didn't, and what may be in store for the future.
Lauren gained political experience by working on numerous campaigns at the federal, state and local level. Before joining the Georgia Chamber, Lauren was the Fundraising Director at Firehouse Consulting. During the 2006 elections she served as Finance Director for a statewide campaign. Lauren is a graduate of the University of Georgia and currently resides in Atlanta.
Brandon has worked for the Georgia Nursing Home Association, was the Finance Director for political campaigns including Mike Thurmond's successful 2002 campaign for Labor Commissioner, and represented the firm of Boller, Sewell & Segars prior to joining the Georgia Chamber in 2003. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and lives in Atlanta with his wife, Alison.
In addition to the presentation by Brandon and Lauren, we will have our regular Committee reports on our Fitness Race Team, the International Music Festival, and Founders' Day Plans.
If you are interested in participating in our chamber but can not attend this meeting, our next meeting is scheduled for noon on July 12 th.