According to the U.S. Census, 86% of businesses employ less than 20 people, and 97% employ less than 100. As small businesses, we have specific information, data and examples regarding the impact of laws and regulations on our business. You know what it takes to maintain, expand and create jobs and you know the barriers that hold you back. Take this opportunity to tell your story.
7:00 am: Western PA SMC members meet the bus at SMC headquarters, Cranberry Twp.
11:00 am: Arrive in Harrisburg
11:00 - 12:45 pm: Join SMC Central members for lunch at the office of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association. Guest speakers: Julia Hearthway, Job Creators Network; Sandy Ykema, General Counsel and Jessica Altman, Chief of Staff, PA Insurance Dept.
1:00 - 4:30 pm: Team visits to Capitol
4:30 - 6:00 pm: Dinner in the State Capitol. Guest speaker Charlie Gerow, CEO of Quantum Communications and a nationally recognized leader in strategic communications, will talk about the 2016 elections. Team captains' debriefings will follow.
6:00 pm: Depart for Pittsburgh
10:00 pm: Arrive at SMC Headquarters, Cranberry Twp.