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The state’s top industry and business leaders and local and state officials will have the opportunity to meet with North Dakota’s Congressional Delegation at the Congressional Policy Summit on Aug. 26. This third annual summit is hosted by the Greater North Dakota Chamber and begins at 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Fargo.
 
The afternoon kicks off with a keynote address by Mr. Martin Regalia, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Regalia will provide an economic outlook for our country and our state.
 
Following the keynote, there will be panel discussions covering two key federal issues in North Dakota, health care and energy policy. Industry experts will share their insights and participants will have the opportunity to discuss the business community's involvement in both areas. Health Care panel participants include Ruth Krystopolski, Sanford Health; Marie Sanderson, Republican Governor’s Association; Luther Stueland, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota; and Delore Zimmerman, Praxis Strategy Group. Participants in the Energy Policy panel discussion include Commissioner Tony Clark, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Rick Matteson, MDU Resources Group; and Perry Pearce, ConocoPhillips.
 
The final afternoon presentation will be by Bill Blazer, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, on Federal Immigration Legislation. He will provide an update on the status of the legislation.
 
A social and dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Congressional Panel Discussion at 7:30 p.m. Senator Hoeven, Senator Heitkamp and Congressman Cramer have confirmed their participation.
 
“The Congressional Policy Summit allows participants to explain the challenges facing the state’s top industries and to ask the in-depth questions on important issues,” says Andy Peterson, president and CEO of the Greater North Dakota Chamber. “We want to make sure those we elect to represent our state in Washington, D.C., reflect our values, understand our needs and vote on behalf of North Dakota businesses.”
The Summit is open to the public and registration is available online at www.ndchamber.com. Registration is $69 for members and $99 for non-members. For additional information, contact the Greater North Dakota Chamber at 800-382-1405.
About the Greater North Dakota Chamber
The Greater North Dakota Chamber is a business association that advocates for nearly 1,100 North Dakota businesses of all sizes and industries. The organization champions laws and regulations to benefit businesses in an effort to make North Dakota the most business-friendly state in the country.
 
Founded in 1924 and originally named the Greater North Dakota Association, the chamber was created to attract tourists and settlers. As North Dakota’s population grew and business and industry flourished, the mission changed to create and advocate for an environment that helped businesses grow and expand. In 2004, the association changed its name to the Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce, but its mission to create the strongest business climate in the nation did not change. The organization continues to lead the way in business advocacy.
 
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