PA Chamber Safely Welcomes In-Person and Virtual Guests to 37th Annual Chamber Dinner

Last Monday, the PA Chamber safely welcomed guests at the Hershey Lodge for the 37th Annual Chamber Dinner. After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PA Chamber staff worked with Epistemix – a research firm that specializes in analyzing disease and population data – in the weeks leading up to the event to help ensure guest safety.

In addition to welcoming in-person guests, the PA Chamber was proud to offer the first-ever virtual option for attendees. Those viewing the dinner remotely had access to exclusive online content, including pre-keynote discussions with PA Republican Party Chairman Lawrence Tabas and former Democratic Lt. Governor Mark Singel on the 2022 elections; and an update on business priorities with state House and Senate leaders. Virtual guests also enjoyed an exclusive opportunity to submit requestions to the keynote speakers and view their responses at the conclusion of the in-person event.

The keynote featured a debate with conservative political pundit Ben Shapiro and liberal pundit Ana Kasparian moderated by PA Chamber President and CEO Gene Barr and covered an array of issues dominating our national conversation.  The well-received event was highlighted throughout last week on social media, with both pundits expressing respect for the others’ perspectives and debate style.  A video of their agreement that Americans with opposing views should talk to each other – rather than past each other – can be viewed on the PA Chamber’s Twitter page.

The PA Chamber encourages business leaders to mark your calendars for the 38th Annual Chamber Dinner, which is scheduled for Monday, October 3, 2022.


Founded in 1916, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry is the state's largest broad-based business association, with its membership comprising businesses of all sizes and across all industry sectors. The PA Chamber is The Statewide Voice of BusinessTM.