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Chamber sets Eggs and Issues Breakfast for Dec. 3

POSTED: December 16, 2008 5:00 a.m.

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast on Dec. 3. The event will be held in the Social Hall of Springfield United Methodist Church, 210 Cleveland St., Springfield at 7:30 a.m.

State Rep.s, Jon Burns and Buddy Carter and state Sen. Jack Hill will be the featured speakers and will focus their comments on issues coming up in the 2009 session of the General Assembly. Of major concern is the economy’s effect on state and local governments. With dollars being scarce, budgets across the board are going to be lean and competition for those dollars is going to be intense.

“We expect a record turnout for this event,” Chamber President, Michael Lee (Citizens Bank of Effingham) said. “There is considerable interest in the state’s budget and appropriations process. Last year we had over 150 persons attend the Eggs and Issues Breakfast. We expect a record turnout on Dec. 3.”

In preparation for the event, representatives of the Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee have prepared a specific list of questions in advance. Attendees will also be invited to submit their written questions to the program’s moderator who will direct them to our panel of elected officials.

Of special interest to the Chamber are issues involving funding for transportation, education, health, support for economic development and efforts to build the local economy.

Reservations to the Eggs and Issues Breakfast are $10 for Chamber members and $12 for non-members. RSVP by Dec. 1 by calling the Chamber at 754-3301 or email: kenstoner@effinghamcounty.com.

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