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2019 Public Affairs Conference/Boots 'n Business Nov. 14

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Name: 2019 Public Affairs Conference/Boots 'n Business Nov. 14
Date: November 14, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 6:30 PM CST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Public Affairs Conference/Boots 'n Business Legislative Reception 2019
Please join us for our annual Public Affairs conference and Boots n’ Business reception.  These events present a special opportunity to learn about upcoming 2020 legislative issues and a night of entertainment with our reception and songwriter’s session. Participants include state legislators (invited), business leaders, local chamber and economic development professionals from across Tennessee. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be provided.    

12:15pm             Welcome – Networking/Lunch-  Bradley Jackson, President, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry
U.S. Senate Candidates - Each candidate will be provided 10 minutes for remarks.  No questions will be taken by candidates. 

1:45 – 2:30pm    Tennessee Policy Updates Panel Discussion
Hear from a number of policy and lobbying experts on important issues coming up in 2020. The Tennessee Chamber will also preview a number of items on its legislative agenda.
Moderator:  Dennis Wagner, Director of External Affairs, AT&T
Panelists (Invited):
Bradley Jackson, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Joe Burchfield, Tennessee Hospital Association  
Stefan Maupin, Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation
Kent Starwalt, Tennessee Road Builders Association
Jim Layman, Insurors of Tennessee
Justin Owen, Beacon Center of Tennessee

2:30-3:15pm        The Role of Business in Criminal Justice Reform Initiatives
         Brandon Gibson, Senior Advisor to Governor Bill. Lee

3:15-3:30pm         U.S. Chamber Institute Legal Reform

3:30-4:00pm        Keynote Remarks: Economic Insights into 2020 
    Tennessee Business Opioid Toolkit Preview
                                Kelly Boutwell, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry 

4:10-4:30pm        Social Media – Discussion of How Social Media is Being Used to Influence Public Policy  
       Robert Sechrist, President of Acquire Digital  

4:30-5:00pm         Legislative Panel (Invited)
                              The Honorable Clark Boyd, Chairman of House Consumer and Human Resource
       The Honorable Brenda Gilmore
5:00 – 6:30pm      Legislative Reception & Songwriters Session
                              *Songwriter will begin at 5:30pm
Songwriter Spotlight: Tim Nichols - Inducted into the 2017 class of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, award winning songwriter, Tim Nichols has been writing hit songs and entertaining audiences for over two decades. A veteran in the country music industry, and a well-known personality across the country, he’s become one of the genre’s most respected and well-liked members. He’s known for an easy-going, honest manner, creative lyrics and comic banter onstage when playing live shows.
While fans of classic country music appreciate his number one hits for artists like Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, Keith Whitley, Lee Ann Womack and multiple others, newcomers are just as thrilled about his recent work. You might recognize a current Nichols cut by Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Chris Young, or Jana Kramer when he takes the stage in a writer’s show. And of course, crowd favorites always include record setting hits like Jo Dee Messina’s ‘Head’s Carolina, Tails’ California’, Dustin Lynch’s “Cowboys and Angels” and his Grammy Award winning “Live Like You Were Dying” recorded by Tim McGraw. Nichols is a writer and performer for all ages and never ceases in his quest to move people and touch hearts with his honest lyrics.
Event Sponsors:
  • American Chemistry Council
  • Electric Power Board of Chattanooga
  • TVA
  • Charter Communications
  • Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • AAA
  • Piedmont Natural Gas Company
  • Norfolk Southern Corporation
  • BNSF Railway Company
  • AT&T
  • Brown-Forman/Jack Daniel's Distillery
  • Waller
  • Southwest Airlines Co.
  • CSX Transportation
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Packaging Corporation of America
  • Atmos Energy
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • FedEx
City Winery 
609 Lafayette Street
Nashville, TN 37203

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Date/Time Information:
Date: November 14, 2019
Time: 11:15 AM - 7:30 PM CST

Public Affairs Conference:  Noon – 4:45 PM *Lunch Included
Boots ‘n Business: Reception Starts 5:00 PM, Songwriters Begin 5:30/5:45PM
Contact Information:
Bradley Jackson or Suzie Lusk 615-256-5141
$125 per person covers both events
President & CEO: $5000 (Company Logo on event materials and 15 VIP tickets)
Senior Vice President: $2500 (Company logo on event materials and 10 Premier tickets)
Vice President: $1500 (Company logo on general signage and 5 tickets)

Checks payable to Tennessee Chamber "Boots n Business"
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