MLCC Government Affairs -- Business Advocacy
By establishing dialogue among business owners and community leaders, Chambers have a tremendous impact on the growth and connectivity of a region. For more than 94 years, The Main Line Chamber of Commerce has served the 9 municipalities that make up the Main Line region, a premier business region in the United States. As a regional player, The Main Line Chamber of Commerce serves small and mid size businesses, corporations, nonprofit, and secondary schools to universities. The Chamber is a collaboration of business people coming to together to create one voice and diverse opportunities to grow local industries and the regional economy.
A Collective Voice
The Main Line Chamber of Commerce provides a variety of benefits to its membership such as networking, cost savings, business resources and legislative advocacy. What is the value of legislative advocacy and why does the Chamber get involved in ‘politics’? An active legislative advocacy program creates a collective VOICE for the business membership.
Advocacy is for all
Advocacy is more than just having a government affairs program. The Main Line Chamber establishes agendas and actively educates its members and the community on the impact that government can have on a community. The Main Line Chamber has established a very effective non-partisan government affairs committee that focuses on business issues in Harrisburg and Washington, D.C. The committee is tasked with tracking legislation, informing membership of potential changes or creation of new laws and, establishing dialogue with regional legislators. The Main Line Chamber is agenda driven.
Each year the Main Line Chamber will identify a priority list of issues that will be tracked. The priority is established through dialogue with regional legislators, assembled by the government affairs committee, and adopted by the board of directors.