Monday, May 8, 2017 from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM EDT
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SMC Business Councils 
600 Cranberry Woods Drive
Suite 190
Cranberry Township, PA 16066

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Eileen Anderson 
SMC Government Relations 

2017 Harrisburg Grassroots Lobbying Trip 

If there was ever a time when the small business community should band together with a common voice in the state capitol it is NOW! The truth is small business is important! We are the backbone of the PA economy and lawmakers must continually be reminded of the facts. They need to know how many employees you have, how you get customers, how you meet payroll, and what can be improved.

  • 98% of all employers in PA are small businesses defined as less than 500 employees
  • There are more than 220,000 small businesses in PA
  • Of those, 87% (197,000) have LESS than 20 employees



7:00 a.m.  Western PA SMC Members meet the bus at SMC Headquarters, Cranberry Twp.  (Two additional pick-up locations)

11:00 a.m. Arrive in Harrisburg.

11:00 -12:45 p.m. Join SMC Central members for lunch at the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association (PMA) and enjoy a guest speaker from the Commonwealth Foundation, Nathan A. Benefield, Vice President of Policy and from the PMA, Carl A. Marrara, Vice President of Government Affairs.  

1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Team visits to the Capitol.

4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Dinner in the State Capitol. Guest speaker John Nikoloff, Partner, ERG Partners, followed by team captains' debriefings.

6:00 p.m. Depart for Pittsburgh.  (Two additional drop-off locations)

10:00 p.m. Arrive at SMC Headquarters, Cranberry Twp. 


SMC Members & Guests:  $95.00

Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber Members & Guests:  $95.00

Non-Members:  $150.00

Registration Deadline:  April 14, 2017

A sincere thank you to the following sponsors~

Luncheon Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors:


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