San Diego, CA (PressExposure) April 20, 2011 -- Darrell Issa, Congressman and Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, will be speaking on current federal and regional issues alongside Congressman Duncan D. Hunter and Congresswoman Susan Davis at the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce's annual Congressional Luncheon on Thursday, April 21, 2011, at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina.
The Congressional Luncheon provides a unique opportunity for San Diego business leaders to hear directly from local members of Congress. Participating delegates will provide brief updates from Washington, D.C. on hot topics that are important to San Diego businesses, including jobs, regulation, energy, border policy, education, and military bases.
Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., and the luncheon and program will run from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina is located at 333 West Harbor Drive in Downtown San Diego. For more information or to register online, please visit http://www.sdchamber.org.
Event sponsors include: Title Sponsor BAE Systems; and Corporate Sponsors AT&T, Bank of America, Blue Shield of California, Bridgepoint Education, Channel 4 San Diego, EOE-Electronic Output Solutions, ESET, Hewlett Packard, Kaiser Permanente, Nuffer Smith Tucker, Scripps, Sempra Energy, Sony, Southwest Airlines, The Irvine Company, TriWest Healthcare Alliance, and Wal-Mart. The program will be moderated by Dennis Morgigno of Channel 4 San Diego.
The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit membership organization that helps provide a voice for San Diego businesses through advocacy, member-to-member connections and professional development. Representing more than 400,000 chamber members' employees, the chamber is committed to organizing the business community to help make San Diego a better place to do business. For more information on the chamber, please visit http://www.sdchamber.org or call 619/544-1300.
One January night in 1870, Alonzo Horton and a few men gathered under kerosene lamps and founded an organization that was to become a guiding force in the development of San Diego. In its early years, the Chamber of Commerce focused its efforts on bringing railroads into San Diego and encouraging settlement in the area.
One of the Chamber's top priorities then was to bring fresh drinking water to San Diego residents, and also to bring commerce into the harbor. The Chamber played a critical role in bringing military bases into the region prior to World War I. Today, the military presence is a driving force for the local economy.