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For Immediate Release
January 30, 2019

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Ambassador Nikki Haley to Headline 35th Annual Chamber Dinner

Event program will also feature “Allegheny College Prize for Civility in Public Life in Pennsylvania” presentation

HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry is pleased to announce that Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2017-2019), will serve as the keynote speaker at the 35th Annual Chamber Dinner.


Following Ambassador Haley’s keynote remarks, she will participate in a Q&A with PA Chamber President and CEO Gene Barr.  For the third year, the evening’s program will also feature the Allegheny College Prize for Civility in Public Life in Pennsylvania.  This partnership between the PA Chamber and Allegheny College recognizes two public figures – one liberal and one conservative – who argue passionately but with civility for their beliefs.  This year’s winners will be revealed at the dinner.


“The PA Chamber is honored to host Ambassador Nikki Haley at the Annual Dinner this year,” said Barr.  “Her service in the South Carolina House of Representatives; as the first female Indian-American governor in the United States; and most recently as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations demonstrates an unwavering commitment to public service and an unparalleled understanding of the issues we face at the state, national and international levels.  We are fortunate to have the opportunity to hear from such a well-respected leader.”


The dinner will take place on Monday, Sept. 23 at the Hershey Lodge.  Dennis Owens, news anchor for abc27 news, will emcee the event for the 12th consecutive year.


For more information about the dinner and to register, visit Additional information regarding media credentials will be announced closer to the event date.


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