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BizVoice/Indiana Chamber – November/December 2017

D.C. Fly-in: Making a Difference in Washington

Among the numerous benefits of membership with the Indiana

Chamber of Commerce is one of the most impactful: When the Indiana

Chamber comes to Washington D.C., people listen.

Over 100 business and community leaders traveled to the

nation’s capital for the annual D.C. Fly-in at a time when the spotlight

was on Indiana. President Donald Trump unveiled his tax reform plan

at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on the first day of the Fly-in and

members of Indiana’s congressional delegation accompanied him on

that trip. Indiana senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young stepped off

Air Force One back in Washington and joined Sen. Rob Portman

(R-OH) to address our dinner guests on tax reform potential.

Below is a recap of some of the Fly-in activity and reaction, as

captured on Twitter. The Indiana Chamber has over 17,500 Twitter

followers. Are you on the list?



Our sponsors have made possible a successful 24 hours in D.C. for our

2017 Fly-in! Thanks to @zimmerbiomet, @AllegionUS & @


Great to have members of IN congressional delegation address our

group! Thx @RepTrey, @RepLukeMesser, @SusanWBrooks & @

RepJimBanks #ICCinDC

IN Chamber Pres Kevin Brinegar to @IIB: “Optimistic” that tax reform

will get done, “Failure is not an option”:

@VPPressSec Marc Lotter headlines DC Fly-in breakfast program and

comments on the ironic timing of our trip (while @POTUS in Indy)


Big thanks to @SenDonnelly & @SenToddYoung for going from Air

Force One to our event! #ICCinDC @zimmerbiomet @AllegionUS @


“I’m very hopeful that we can get this done in a bipartisan way ...” says

@RepLarryBucshon on tax reform during our Leg. Briefing #ICCinDC

What others are saying to – or about – the Indiana


@SenDonnelly: Great to join @IndianaChamber and @SenToddYoung

tonight. -Joe #ICCinDC

@Eric_Halvorson: Thx, @IndianaChamber, for an excellent start to the

#ICCinDC. @SenDonnelly, @SenToddYoung & @robportman =

informative & entertaining.

@Dfaulkenberg: Great to see bipartisan cooperation in DC with @

IndianaChamber #hopeful

@gregoryjgoode: Thank you @robportman for speaking tonight at the

@IndianaChamber DC Fly In dinner.

@VPPressSec: Honor to speak with leaders from @IndianaChamber this

morning about @POTUS Trump’s plan to cut taxes for middle class &

biz to create jobs!

@RepJimBanks: Thanks to @IndianaChamber for discussing tax reform,

health care, and other important issues. Always good to see fellow

Hoosiers in DC.

@SouthBendChmbr: Last week, we joined 100 business leaders from

across Indiana for a jam packed 24-hours in DC for the @

IndianaChamber’s DC Fly-In.

U.S. Sen. Todd Young (above) provides an update on key issues, while tax

reform was the primary topic during the dinner program.