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Chamber Quarterly Meeting to Feature Pete Hoekstra and Jim Stephanak
Chamber Quarterly Meeting to Feature Pete Hoekstra and Jim Stephanak

KALAMAZOO, Mich.- The Kalamazoo Regional Chamber of Commerce will present its Quarterly Meeting on February 2, from 11:30 to 1 p.m., at the Holiday Inn-West, located at 2747 S. 11th St. in Kalamazoo. The program will feature former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra as its keynote speaker, addressing “The Impact of Gridlock in Washington on Business Growth.” Additionally, attendees will receive a membership update from current Board Chair, Jim Stephanak, and will have a chance to provide instant survey feedback through an audience response system.

The event is designed to update members about current Chamber endeavors and to hear from Hoekstra regarding the economic implications of indecision.

“We are thrilled to hear a former Representative’s prospective on the impact the gridlock has on business growth from his own experience as a legislator,” said Steward Sandstrom, CCE, president and CEO of the Chamber.  “This will provide attendees insight on how to best approach this political uncertainty in the coming year.”

The Quarterly Meeting tickets are available at $25 for Chamber members and $40 for prospective members. Tickets can be purchased online through the events tab at www.kazoochamber.com/events.

Pete Hoekstra is a former U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 2nd congressional district.  He was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Michigan in 2010. Hoekstra is running for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate later this year. No candidate in the U.S. Senate race has been endorsed by the Chamber and this appearance should not be construed as such.

The Kalamazoo Regional Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to help members grow and prosper. With nearly 1,800 members that employ more than 70,000 people, it is the largest private, voluntary business association in southwest Michigan.