Chamber hosts public policy series

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Wilsonians are invited to hear from the city and county manager about local government issues that affect businesses during an upcoming Chamber of Commerce breakfast.

The April 9 event is the second installment in the Public Policy Series with City Manager Grant Goings and County Manager Denise Stinagle discussing the affect of government operational and regulatory functions on the private sector.

“While most of us are aware of the duty our local governments have to protect public health and safety, it will be helpful to hear more about specific measures our city and county are taking to promote economic prosperity,” said Ryan Simons, chamber president.

The event is $15 for chamber members and $30 for other residents, but space is limited and registration is required by calling 252-237-1065.

“I’m hopeful that this event stirs greater awareness for how government has a direct impact on local business,” said Simons. “I’m confident that business leaders will come away more informed about the issues facing the public sector and may wish to adjust their business practices accordingly.”

Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. with a short question-and-answer session after. Simons said attendees can expect to be finished by 9:30 a.m.

“The chamber is grateful that Mr. Goings and Ms. Stinagle have agreed to participate in this event. We are a proud partner of both the city of Wilson and Wilson County and recognize the special role our local government plays in guiding our economy and fostering a competitive marketplace,” he said. “Furthermore, their steadfast commitment to the chamber proves they recognize that well-regulated private enterprise is an essential part of Wilson. I’m happy that we are able to provide them both with a platform to engage our members and the Wilson business community.”

Visit www.wilsonncchamber.com/ to register or for more information.