Chamber Trip to Montgomery Connects Students, Business Leaders and Legislators
On March 7-8, Chamber members, community leaders, elected officials, and members of our Excellence in Leadership and Edge Student Leadership programs traveled to Montgomery to visit with legislators, tour exhibits telling the story of our state history and to learn more about our state government.
The Excellence class started their two-day trip at the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church in downtown Montgomery to learn about the history of the church from tour guide Wanda Battle. They then toured the state Capitol and took part in a Q&A session with members of the Morgan County Delegation that included Sen. Arthur Orr, Rep. Terri Collins, Rep. Parker Moore, Rep. Scott Stadthagen and Rep. Ernie Yarbrough.
Wednesday morning, Paige Hutto, president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama, was the breakfast speaker at the landmark Farmer’s Market Café. Afterwards, Excellence toured the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and The Legacy Museum where they were joined by the Edge Student Leadership class. Both groups enjoyed lunch at the RSA Plaza Terrace and heard from Helena Duncan, president and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama. Group pictures were made on the Capitol steps with Governor Kay Ivey.
The presenting sponsor of the Montgomery Trip was Nucor Steel Decatur. Gold sponsors were Contractor Service and Fabrication, Inc. and Shawn D. Garth, Realtor. Thank you to Adams Beverages, the annual sponsor for our Public Policy Program of Work which includes our Montgomery Trip.