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Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce

Special Guests at the Action & Advocacy Committee Meeting

On Tuesday, August 7, the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce's Action & Advocacy Committee will convene. Mike Hutton, Century 21 Bell Real Estate, and Wing Shack will be sponsoring the lunch. The meeting will host the D.C. Fly-In Briefing. Chris Eyler with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Dave Murray, author of BLOCKCHAIN DISRUPTION: HOW A DECENTRALIZED AND DISTRIBUTED WORLD EXPANDS FREEDOM will both address the committee.


When: Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Where: The Historic Depot, Chamber Board Room,

121 W. 15th St., 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, WY, 82001

Time: 11:46 a.m.


For more information on becoming involved with the Action & Advocacy Committee, contact Tonya A. Dove, Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce at 307.638.3388 or tonyad@cheyennechamber.org. Also, visit our website.


CHRIS EYLER, US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE


Chris Eyler serves as the Executive Director, Northwest Region, Congressional and Public Affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He will address the group on current national initiatives. A few of these are listed below.


U.S. Chamber Priorities

 

-Transportation: For almost 100 years, America’s infrastructure has been the envy of the world. But over more recent decades, total investment in transportation has fallen as a share of gross domestic product – while population, congestion, and maintenance backlogs have increased. Consequently, America’s infrastructure is in terrible condition. In fact, the American Society of Civil Engineers has given the nation’s infrastructure a miserable grade of D+. We need modernize America’s infrastructure immediately. The U.S. Chamber has developed a four part plan focused making the investments necessary to improve our infrastructure. This plan includes 1) a modest increase in the federal fuel fee, 2) expanding financing options for local communities, 3) streamlining the permitting process to get projects off the ground, and 4) developing the workforce necessary to build the infrastructure projects.  Click here for more information

 

-Education: A strong education system is crucial to preparing people for good jobs and bright futures and sustaining a 21st century workforce that can compete in the global economy. The U.S. Chamber is focused on fixing shortcomings in our education system so that students emerge from our public education system prepared for college or a career; higher education is more accessible and affordable; employers can find workers with the right skills and qualifications; and our workforce will attract investment, drive growth, and spur innovation.  Click here for more information.

 

-Energy: America is in the midst of a true energy revolution. After decades of fear over potential energy scarcity, we are now in an era of energy abundance, driven by technological innovation and American know-how. If we develop smart policies, we can use affordable and abundant energy to launch a manufacturing revival, improve our trade deficit, effectively increase household spending power, and strengthen America’s economy.  Click here for more information.

 

-Financial Regulation, Business Growth and Formation: Businesses of all sizes need well-functioning and multi-faceted capital markets. Excessive and unnecessary banking and securities regulations constrain access to capital for businesses, making it harder for them to form and grow. The U.S. Chamber believes a free and efficient capital market system is essential to economic growth and innovation. In addition, public companies are facing increasing outside pressure to focus on short term gains and special interests over long term welling and investment. The U.S. Chamber is focused on re-balancing the system to reinvigorate the public company model.  Click here for more information


DAVE MURRAY, AUTHOR


In light of Wyoming passing State Bills focused on the advancement of Blockchain, the next topic of conversation is Federal Law as it relates to this technology. As a part of the D.C. Briefing, we will also hear from Dave Murray, author of BLOCKCHAIN DISRUPTION: HOW A DECENTRALIZED AND DISTRIBUTED WORLD EXPANDS FREEDOM. Dave will give a 5 minute overview of blockchain and a briefing on positioning for blockchain.


There will also be an opportunity for questions.