Regional residents had a chance to meet and greet policy leaders at the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Legislative Reception at Charleston’s South Carolina Aquarium.
Assorted echelons of civic leadership were on hand, including mayors, city councilmembers, state officials and Congressional leaders, plus school board representatives and Chamber members.
“Rare is the opportunity to engage directly with so many of our elected officials in an informal, business-oriented setting,” Santee Cooper’s Vice President for Human Resources Management Laura Varn said, noting that the event was a productive networking occasion. “It’s time well spent.”
The event allowed the Chamber to share its legislative goals for 2017, introduce newly elected officials, and launch the new business year for local stakeholders.
“The event kicks off my business year,” Melonie Hammond-Trace of Elliott Davis Decosimo said. “Not only do I get to share my voice for business advocacy, I get to socialize with business and community leaders. I really value this event.”