Advocacy

Standing up for Business

Do you believe in business?  We do!

For over 100 years we’ve been committed to helping businesses large and small succeed.

The Longview Chamber of Commerce is committed to promoting and protecting the interests of our Longview area businesses through investigating and supporting legislative initiatives at the local, state, and federal levels. Combining our local voice, 1100 strong and representing over 45,000 hard-working East Texans, with other chambers across the state and nation, leads to successful and impactful representation.

#CreateChange

The Longview Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of business with government.

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Act!

Take Action!  Join your peers in conversations with Elected Officials on their turf and through grass roots campaigns –  #CreateChange.

Face-to-Face

Washington, D.C., Fly-In – The Chamber convenes area leaders and elected officials to Washington, D.C. to be the voice of our investors, meeting face-to-face discussing issues that matter to our business community.

Austin, Texas Legislative Session – East Texas Coalition goes to Austin – The Chamber leads a large contingency of investors to Austin during session as an East Texas Region meeting face-to-face with our elected officials on the issues that matter most to our business community.

Elected Officials Reception – A relationship-building program, once a year, that places our investors in a relaxed setting shaking hands and having conversations with our local elected officials.

Grass Roots Campaigns – To ensure our investors have a voice with their elected officials, the Chamber creates grass root campaigns providing investors an avenue to directly contact their elected officials on issues and legislation.

Educate!

Learn from experts on issues and legislation through structured and relaxed settings.

#CreateChange 

 

Summits – To address business issues and provide face-to-face interaction and education, the Chamber hosts Advocacy Summits bringing in legislative representation and subject matter experts on the local, state, and federal levels.  These programs address issues impacting business and currently residing on legislative dockets.

Coffee Conversations – Start your morning in a relaxed setting having discussions and learning from subject-matter experts.

Government Affairs Conference Calls – during the Austin legislative session, the Chamber holds bi-weekly 30-minute government affairs conference calls to update investors on legislation impacting business.  Elected officials, experts, and guest speakers are invited to discuss critical issues.

Scorecards – See our Elected Officials most current available voting records.

Candidate Forums – Get to know the candidates and their issues. The chamber provides candidate forums for contested city, county, and state races.

Decide!

Get involved in shaping policy and lending your voice and expertise to business issues. #CreateChange 

LPAC – To further advance issues, the Chamber formed and maintains a General Issues PAC. 

Transportation Committee – This committee convenes parties for a regional plan and solution that encompasses all forms of transportation:  air, rail (light & high speed), roads, bridges, etc., and advocate supporting policy toward improving transportation.

Public Policy Committee – This committee meets monthly to help shape policy recommended to the Board of Directors on possible positions on local/State/Federal public policy of interest to investors of the Longview Chamber of Commerce. Applications are currently being accepted to serve on this committee.  Click here for the application.  Click here for the Chamber’s current  Public Policy Statements.

Testimonial Videos – Hear from our investors about how your Chamber’s Advocacy program makes a difference for the business community.

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