Tennessee Chamber Of Commerce And Industry To Host Trent Lott At Annual Event

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Trent Lott
Trent Lott

The Tennessee state chamber will host their annual meeting on April 2, in downtown Nashville. The meeting combines legislative leaders, the state’s top business leaders, economic development professionals and local chambers from across the state.  

To dynamically mark the beginning of the Tennessee state chamber’s “Second Century of Service”, TCCI has secured former United States Senator Trent Lott to keynote this business-centric event.  The annual meeting provides a number of business focused activities that engage business leaders with state legislators to proactively advocate for the Chamber’s legislative agenda.  The day starts off with a keynote lunch address from Governor Haslam.  The events continue in the afternoon with Senator Lott, business economists, business leaders’ roundtable discussion, corporate citizen awards, a legislative leaders’ panel and a very interactive legislative reception.

Senator Trent Lott is no stranger to politics and to what it takes to reform and advocate on issues that affect a broad spectrum audience.  As the Republican leader in the Senate during the first two years of President George W. Bush’s administration, Mr. Lott led the fight for passage of the President’s tax cut package, the President’s historic education reform bill, the largest increase in defense spending since the Cold War, the most significant trade legislation in a decade, and the resolution supporting the President of military action in Iraq. Senator Lott later helped to reach the compromises leading to the creation of the Department of Homeland Security.  

During his 16 years in the House and 19 years in the Senate, he worked closely with seven presidential administrations and was regarded as a savvy coalition builder and dealmaker.  “Senator Lott is just the right person at just the right time to address our statewide investors. He shares our state chamber’s passion and active pursuit of functional and collaborative coalitions and a pro-business climate,” said Catherine Glover, president of the TCCI.

The TCCI’s annual meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. CST and runs throughout the day.  The event will be held at the Sheraton in downtown Nashville.  

For more information about sponsorships or tickets, contact Ms. Suzie Lusk at:  suzie.lusk@tnchamber.org, or call 615 256-5141.



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