The Waterbury Regional Chamber will host their Annual Legislative Breakfast on Friday, January 23, 2015 from 7:45 to 9:30 a.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel at 63 Grand Street in Waterbury. The event provides Chamber members the opportunity to connect with state leaders on their priorities regarding numerous issues that impact the business community, including taxes, workforce development, health care concerns, energy costs, infrastructure funding, and brownfield remediation. Attendees will have the opportunity to directly engage with the region’s legislators as the 2015 Legislative Session begins.

   The Chamber’s 2015 Legislative Agenda represents the business community’s priorities in matters of public policy and economic development for the greater Waterbury region.  The agenda is the work of numerous leaders on the Chamber’s board of directors, public policy committee, health care council and others.  Among the top priorities in the Chamber 2015’s Legislative Agenda’s is supporting initiatives that will make Connecticut more business-friendly. The Chamber is proud to partner with the Connecticut Business and Industry Association and fellow business organizations on the CT20x17 initiative to make Connecticut a more economically competitive state. The Chamber’s Legislative Agenda reflects several key points toward achieving these goals. It advocates for fiscal austerity and reigning in the growth of state spending, recognizing that doing so will help stabilize state finances and spur businesses and out-of-state entrepreneurs to invest in Connecticut’s economy.

   Legislators invited to attend include Senators Danté Bartolomeo, Joseph Crisco, Joan Hartley, Robert Kane, and Joe Markley. The 16 State Representatives invited include Al Adinolfi, Jeffrey Berger, Larry Butler, Theresa Conroy, Victor Cuevas, Anthony D’Amelio, Mary Fritz, David Labriola, Craig Miner, Selim Noujaim, Arthur O’Neill, John Piscopo, Rosa Rebimbas, Robert Sampson, Eric Berthel and Lezlye Zupkus.

   Reserved seating costs for the breakfast are $35 for Chamber members, $70 for non-Chamber members, and $400 for reserved table with priority seating for nine and program recognition. Reservations are requested by January 16. To learn more and to register, visit, or contact Courtney Ligi at or 203-757-0701.