Aerospace Day

Description 

In recognition of the significant contributions of the aerospace and aviation industries to Pennsylvania and in collaboration for a prolific future, the Pennsylvania Chamber is excited to be partnering with Lt. Governor Austin Davis to host the inaugural Aerospace and Aviation Day at the state Capitol. 

Join us for a robust day of networking and dialogue with industry and state government leaders who are shaping Pennsylvania’s future.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact our Membership Manager Michael Bowers at mbowers@pachamber.org.

*NOTE: The Reception previously planned for this evening at the Governor’s Residence has been CANCELLED. Registrants will receive additional information via email.

DATE

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 

LOCATION

State Capitol
Harrisburg, PA

Thank you to Our Sponsor

Exclusive Lunch Sponsor

GA Roundtable – December 2024

DESCRIPTION

Join the PA Chamber either virtually or in-person for our 2024 Government Affairs Roundtable – a FREE Investor Member event to provide you with the latest legislative and political information and discuss key issues impacting the broader employer community.

Space is limited, so RSVP now. We look forward to seeing you – either at the PA Chamber Office or online!

REGISTRATION

DATE

Tuesday, December 3, 2024 

Time

10:00 a.m. – Noon

LOCATION

In Person:

PA Chamber Office
417 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Virtual: Zoom

PRICE

FREE
(Investor Members Only)

GA Roundtable – October 2024

DESCRIPTION

Join the PA Chamber either virtually or in-person for our 2024 Government Affairs Roundtable – a FREE Investor Member event to provide you with the latest legislative and political information and discuss key issues impacting the broader employer community.

Space is limited, so RSVP now. We look forward to seeing you – either at the PA Chamber Office or online!

REGISTRATION

DATE

Tuesday, October 8, 2024 

Time

10:00 a.m. – Noon

LOCATION

In Person:

Hershey Lodge and Convention Center
325 University Dr.
Hershey, PA 17033

Virtual: Zoom

PRICE

FREE
(Investor Members Only)

DEP Quarterly – September 2024

DESCRIPTION

Join us for DEP Quarterly as we engage in policy discussions with key regulators and executive staff. The PA Chamber hosts these forums—open to PA Chamber members only—to proactively discuss pressing regulatory issues, legislation, policy decisions and other initiatives that affect your business.

REGISTRATION

DATE

Wednesday, September 11, 2024 

Time

10:00 a.m. – Noon

LOCATION

In person:
PA Chamber Office
417 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Virtual: Zoom

PRICE

FREE
(Member-only event)

Presenting SPONSOR

Gold SPONSORS

GA Roundtable – July 2024

DESCRIPTION

Join the PA Chamber virtually for our 2024 July Government Affairs Roundtable – a FREE Investor Member event to provide you with the latest legislative and political information and discuss key issues impacting the broader employer community. House Majority Caucus Chair Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, will share exclusive insights on the details surrounding the budget, along with details on other legislation of importance to Pennsylvania’s business community.

We look forward to seeing you via Zoom!

REGISTRATION

DATE

Thursday, July 11, 2024 

Time

10:00 a.m. – Noon

LOCATION

Virtual: Zoom

PRICE

FREE
(Investor Members Only)

Featured Speaker

Mike Schlossberg was elected State Representative for the 132nd Legislative District in Lehigh County in 2012. For the 2023-2024 Legislative Session, he was elected Majority Caucus Chair by his colleagues and continues to serve as a co-chair for the House Mental Health Caucus. In prior sessions, Representative Schlossberg was the Democratic Caucus Administrator and Chair of the Northeast Regional Delegation.

Since taking office, Representative Schlossberg has proven to be an effective legislator, serving the needs of Parkland and Allentown and fighting for the values important to Pennsylvanians. In prior sessions, Representative Schlossberg’s proposals to increase mental health services for first responders and Rape Survivor Child Custody and Support legislation were also approved by the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf. He was also instrumental in the transportation funding legislation approved during the 2013-2014 Legislative Session and signed by Governor Tom Corbett, helping to secure significant investments for the Lehigh Valley’s roads, bridges and mass transit.

In 2014, with the death by suicide of Robin Williams in the news, Representative Schlossberg shared his own struggles with depression and anxiety in an op-ed in the Morning Call. His story set forth a very public conversation about mental health and stigma which has become a central focus for Representative Schlossberg. As a result, he co-founded the House Mental Health Caucus in 2015, served as a keynote speaker at various conferences, advanced legislation in the General Assembly, and has traveled to Washington, D.C. to help Congresswoman Susan Wild’s efforts to enact federal legislation to improve mental health care access across the country. Representative Schlossberg was also appointed to the Mental Health & Justice Advisory Committee for the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and was named co-chair of the Suicide Prevention Task Force by Governor Wolf. Recently, Schlossberg accepted an invitation to join the National Task Force on Workforce Mental Health Policy at the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Representative Schlossberg’s wife, Brenna Schlossberg, is a teacher in the Allentown School District. They have a son in middle school and a daughter in elementary school. The family is complete with rescue dogs, Lexi and Chrissy. Born and raised in Livingston, New Jersey, Representative Schlossberg moved to Allentown to attend Muhlenberg College. Prior to being elected to the House of Representatives, he worked for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, helping small businesses with technology and social media. He also served as a member of Allentown City Council.

GA Roundtable – June 2024

DESCRIPTION

Join the PA Chamber either virtually or in-person for our 2024 Government Affairs Roundtable – a FREE Investor Member event to provide you with the latest legislative and political information and discuss key issues impacting the broader employer community. Our June Roundtable will welcome Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman and State Treasurer Stacy Garrity as our featured speakers.

Space is limited, so RSVP now. We look forward to seeing you – either at the PA Chamber Office or online!

REGISTRATION

DATE

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 

Time

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

LOCATION

In Person:

PA Chamber Office
417 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Virtual: Zoom

PRICE

FREE
(Investor Members Only)

Featured Speakers

 

Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman is serving his first full term in the Pennsylvania Senate. Joe is a lifelong resident of Indiana County, and represents the 41st Senatorial District in Armstrong, Indiana, Jefferson and Westmoreland counties.

As leader of the Senate Republican Caucus, Joe works with his colleagues to ensure the rights of Pennsylvania citizens remain safeguarded. He has been a champion for advancing legislative initiatives to create jobs, implement infrastructure improvements, support law enforcement and limit government overreach.

Prior to being elected by his colleagues to serve as majority leader in 2022, Joe served as chairman of the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee, vice chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee, and as a member of the Appropriations, Banking & Insurance, Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure, and Judiciary committees. He was also a member of the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) Board of Directors.

Thanks in large part to his parents John and Mary Ann (Yevchak), Joe learned the importance of service and civic leadership at a young age. He has carried on the enduring tradition of working to better his community by serving as a past board member of the United Way of Indiana and as a member of the Purchase Line Red Dragon Foundation. Joe is also a life-member of the NRA, as well as a member of the Indiana County Republican Committee, Ford City Sportsmen’s Association and the Indiana-Franklin Lodge #313.

Prior to joining the Senate, Joe served as former Sen. Don White’s chief of staff. In that role, he developed strong working relationships with members of the General Assembly, legislative staff and officials across several state agencies.

Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Penn State University.

Joe resides in Indiana County with his wife Gina (DiMaio) and their four children: Joe Jr., Sam, Rosie and Frannie. He and Gina are members of the St. Thomas More University Parish in Indiana.

 

As the 78th Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, businesswoman and retired U.S. Army Reserve Colonel Stacy Garrity is focused on transparency, cutting waste and fees, returning more than $4.5 billion in unclaimed property to its rightful owners, and making education affordable for Pennsylvanians. Stacy understands the challenges that Pennsylvania families face, and she brings the same common sense that people use to manage their own finances to the Treasurer’s office.

Stacy served a remarkable three deployments in the Army Reserve in defense of the United States: in 1991 in Operation Desert Storm, in 2003 in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and in 2008 in Operation Enduring Freedom. She was awarded the Bronze Star twice for exceptional service and received the Legion of Merit before retiring from the Army Reserve with the rank of colonel.

As Pennsylvania Treasurer, Stacy oversees an office of more than 300 employees and is tasked with protecting more than $150 billion in state assets. Among her many duties, she serves as a fiscal watchdog for the state and manages the PA 529 College & Career Savings Program, Keystone Scholars, and the PA ABLE Savings Program, which helps people with disabilities save without fear of losing important benefits. She also administers the state’s unclaimed property program. Stacy was elected on November 3, 2020, and was sworn into office on January 19, 2021.

Since taking office, she has worked to make PA 529 accounts work better for Pennsylvanians of all backgrounds by cutting fees (saving account holders more than $11 million), eliminating the minimum deposit required to open an account, and allowing families to make contributions as low as $1. During her tenure, the number of PA 529 accounts has grown to more than 296,000 while total assets have grown to more than $7.3 billion.

Stacy has also cut fees for PA ABLE. Under her leadership, the number of PA ABLE accounts has grown to more than 8,500, and total PA ABLE assets have nearly tripled to over $115 million. She was elected as the inaugural Chair of the ABLE Savings Plan Network, a group formed by the National Association of State Treasurers, and she was a vocal advocate for the federal ABLE Age Adjustment Act, which will make ABLE programs available to an additional 6 million people with disabilities – including 1 million veterans.

Stacy is committed to making it as easy as possible for people to receive unclaimed property which belongs to them. She oversaw the first systemwide upgrade to Treasury’s unclaimed property system in more than 15 years, implemented a fast-track return system for simple claims, introduced the use of direct deposit payments, and added Pennsylvania to the national website MissingMoney.com. To date, she has returned more than $600 million of unclaimed property to its rightful owners – including a record-setting $273.7 million in Fiscal Year 2022-23.

As a veteran, Stacy is also focused on returning the hundreds of military decorations being safeguarded in Treasury’s vault. These medals and other decorations usually come to Treasury from forgotten safe deposit boxes and include dog tags, medals, campaign ribbons, Purple Hearts, and even Bronze Stars. She has returned more than 410 military decorations to the veterans who earned them or their families, including 10 Purple Hearts and 3 Bronze Stars.

Committed to her local community, Stacy serves on the board of Bradford County United Way and is a trustee of Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.

She is married to Daniel Gizzi, a project analyst at Corning Incorporated. She worships at Christian Life Church.

As State Treasurer, Stacy serves as Chair of the Board of Finance and Revenue and is also a member of the following boards, commissions and committees: State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS) Board, Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) Board, Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System (PMRS) Board, Board of Commissioners of Public Grounds and Buildings, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, Tuition Account Program (PA 529) Advisory Board, State Public School Building Authority, Pennsylvania Higher Education Facilities Authority, State Workers’ Insurance Fund Board, Mine Subsidence Insurance Board, Delaware River Port Authority, Pennsylvania / New York Joint Interstate Bridge Commission, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (as a non-voting member), Pennsylvania Community Development Bank Operational Committee, and Local Government Records Committee.

DEP Quarterly – June 2024

DESCRIPTION

Join us for DEP Quarterly as we engage in policy discussions with key regulators and executive staff. The PA Chamber hosts these forums—open to PA Chamber members only—to proactively discuss pressing regulatory issues, legislation, policy decisions and other initiatives that affect your business.

REGISTRATION


Click here to view agenda.

DATE

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 

Time

10:00 a.m. – Noon

LOCATION

In person:
PA Chamber Office
417 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Virtual: Zoom

PRICE

FREE
(Member-only event)

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Presenting SPONSOR

Gold SPONSORS

DEP Quarterly

DESCRIPTION

Join us either in-person or virtually from 10:00 a.m. to Noon on Wednesday, April 17. Acting Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Jessica Shirley will highlight the agency’s take on today’s pressing issues. We will also be joined by Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill, who will discuss regulatory policy and her efforts to lead the push for permitting reform. The remainder of the agenda includes conversations with other policy experts on topics of importance to Pennsylvania’s business community.

The PA Chamber’s member-only DEP Quarterly meetings are a great opportunity to proactively discuss your pressing regulatory issues, legislation, policy decisions, and other initiatives with key regulators and executive staff. We proudly host these meetings with the leaders whose decisions can affect our members’ day-to-day operations.

REGISTRATION

 

AGENDA

Click here to view the full agenda.

DATE

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 

Time

10:00 a.m. – Noon

LOCATION

In person:
PA Chamber Office
417 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Virtual: Zoom

PRICE

FREE
(Member-only event)

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Program Highlights

DEP Updates and Priorities and Q&A with PA Chamber President, Luke Bernstein
Jessica Shirley, Interim Acting Secretary, Department of Environmental Protection
Luke Bernstein, President and CEO, PA Chamber

Regulators and Regulated
Ezra Thrush, Policy Director, DEP
John Ryder, Deputy Secretary for Field Operations, DEP
David Raphael, Partner, K & L Gates
Steven Matzura, Shareholder and Chair, Environmental, Workplace Safety and Utilities, Saxton & Stump

The Push for Permitting Reform
Kristin Phillips Hill, Pennsylvania State Senate

Presenting SPONSOR

Gold SPONSORS

GA Roundtable – Spring 2024

DESCRIPTION

Join the PA Chamber either virtually or in-person for our 2024 Spring Government Affairs Roundtable – a FREE Investor Member event to provide you with the latest legislative and political information and discuss key issues impacting the broader employer community. Our April Roundtable will welcome House Republican Policy Chairman Josh Kail as our featured speaker.

The remainder of the GA Roundtable agenda will highlight other items on the PA Chamber’s 2024 legislative priority list.

REGISTRATION

DATE

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 

Time

10:00 a.m. – Noon

LOCATION

In Person:

PA Chamber Office
417 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Virtual: Zoom

PRICE

FREE
(Investor Members Only)

Featured Speaker

Josh Kail, R-Beaver, is Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee. He was also chosen to sit in as a member of the House Rules Committee.

A lifelong resident of Western Pennsylvania, Rep. Kail is a legislator who works to protect taxpayers, reform Harrisburg, and bring family-sustaining jobs to the 15th Legislative District.

He has long understood the importance of controlling taxes while modernizing education, as well as the need to put an end to job-killing overregulation and to apply conservative solutions to our state’s challenges.

Prior to running for office, Rep. Kail worked as an attorney, representing small and mid-sized businesses. He also worked as a solicitor for various local governments; and did work for Beaver County’s Children and Youth Services.

Rep. Kail is a graduate of Geneva College and Regent University School of Law. He and his wife, Abby, and their eight children live in Beaver, PA.

GA Roundtable and Governor’s Budget Address

DESCRIPTION

Join PA Chamber President and CEO Luke Bernstein, the Government Affairs team, all your PA Chamber friends and other chamber members for lunch and to watch Gov. Josh Shapiro’s budget address, followed by a GA Roundtable to discuss immediate reactions to the budget address and other key PA Chamber and business community priorities.

REGISTRATION

DATE

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Time

11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Networking & Lunch: 11:00 am
Governor’s Budget Address: 11:30 a.m.

LOCATION

In- Person:
PA Chamber Office
417 Walnut St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Virtual: Zoom

PRICE

FREE
(Investor Members Only)