Oktoberfest in the Capitol 2019
Take Our La Crosse Area Issues to Madison
Wednesday, October 9
Every October a group of Chamber members travels to Madison to take our La Crosse voice and concerns to our state elected officials. Join us on Wednesday, October 9th to talk with our leaders about issues affecting the La Crosse community.
|7:15 a.m.||Gather in Valley View Mall Parking Lot (near BMO Harris / JC Penney)|
|7:30 a.m.||BUS DEPARTS|
|10:00 a.m.||Bus arrives at State Capitol|
ISSUES BRIEFING AND DAY ORIENTATION:
Room: Senate Parlor, Room 201 SE
Meet in the Senate Parlor, located in the back of the Senate Chamber.
|10:45 a.m.||WELCOME from our local lawmakers (invited) & Group Photo|
OFFICE VISITS with lawmakers and their staffers who have influence on our issues. Meetings will be with members of the Joint Finance Committee, the State Building Commission, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Revenue, and Financial Institutions, the Senate Committee on Local Government, Small Business, Tourism, and Workforce Development, and the Assembly Committee on Rules. Follow your group assignment.
|Noon-1:00 p.m.||BOXED LUNCH with Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation's New CEO Missy Hughes (invited), formerly with Organic Valley. WEDC's goal is to grow businesses. Due to Missy starting in the position on Oct. 1, our back up is Tricia Braun, WEDC's COO. Learn how the agency is helping strengthen your business.|
|1:00-4:30 p.m.||LEGISLATIVE VISITS CONTINUE
Meetings will continue with legislative committee members in addition to meetings with Department of Children and Families staff and Department of Administration Secretary Brennan (follow your group assignment)..
|4:30-6:00 p.m.||RECEPTION AT THE MADISON CLUB
Mingle with invited lawmakers and their staff from throughout the state as well as attending fellow business leaders from La Crosse. Hors d'ouevres and 1 drink ticket provided. The group will be addressed by our local legislators, Lieutenant Governor Barnes, and DOA Secretary Brennan.
|6:00 p.m.||BUS DEPARTS for La Crosse|
|8:30 p.m.||Bus arrives back at park & ride (Valley View Mall)|