Momentum Magazine December 2019 Edition | Page 2

MESSAGE Your Voice is Heard One of the most important roles of The Chamber is to serve as a voice for business in matters of public policy. Effective communications in that regard begins with building relationships with offi cials at the federal, state, county and municipal levels. In the past few months, volunteer leaders and staff have met with our elected offi cials and their key staff members on issues involving economic and workforce development, education, transportation, small business promotion and tax policy – just to name a few. With change comes opportunity, and your Chamber and its leadership remains steadfast in its commitment to making sure your voice is heard by our elected offi cials. 2 • The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce With the election of new leadership in Lackawanna County, the City of Scranton, and boroughs, townships and school districts across the region – and with so many important ideas and initiatives on our business agenda, it looks like 2020 will be another very busy year.