WHAT: The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event to provide business leaders with an opportunity to dialogue with Senator Mark Warner regarding his focus on reducing the growing budget deficit and reducing waste through reforms in government programs and spending. Senator Warner will discuss his co-leadership of a bipartisan group of Senators labeled the "Gang of Six," which aims to cut the federal deficit by $4 trillion in the next 10 years.
WHEN: Monday, May 16, 2011
WHERE: Norfolk Waterside Marriott
235 E Main Street
TO ATTEND: Tickets are $35 for Chamber members and $65 for prospective members. Visit http://events.HamptonRoadsChamber.com.
About Senator Mark Warner
Mark Warner was elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2008, where he serves on the Banking, Budget, Commerce and Intelligence committees.
Senator Warner has been a champion for small businesses on Main Street, working on creative solutions to try to increase the flow of credit to small businesses that continue to struggle in this tough economy. As a member of the Banking Committee, he was a key leader in bipartisan efforts to effectively update oversight of Wall Street and end taxpayer bailouts.
On the Budget Committee, Senator Warner leads a bipartisan task force looking for ways to increase accountability and improve government performance.
His work on behalf of military veterans has resulted in improved V-A services for female soldiers diagnosed with PTSD. Senator Warner also has been a leader in efforts to fix chronic management problems at Arlington National Cemetery.
Mark Warner was an early leader in the cellular telephone industry, co-founding Nextel and later working to identify and hundreds of promising IT and telecom start-up companies.
From 2002 to 2006, Senator Warner served as Governor of Virginia during its worst economic recession in 20 years. He worked in a bipartisan way to make Virginia’s state government more effective and affordable, and his efforts helped turn record deficits into a state budget surplus. When Mark Warner left the Governor’s Office in 2006, Virginia was nationally recognized as the country’s “best-managed state” and the “best state for business.”
About the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce (www.HamptonRoadsChamber.com)
The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit member-based business organization. The Chamber is a vigorous advocate for the economic success of its nearly 2,000 member businesses, which employ more than 280,000 men and women in southeastern Virginia. The Chamber promotes Hampton Roads’ healthy business climate through economic development, public policy initiatives, services and benefits to members. The Chamber is dedicated to creating economic opportunity and enhancing the quality of life in Hampton Roads.
Media: Please contact Lisa Jones at 757-664-2531 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.