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Public Policy & Legislative Advocacy

The Springfield Regional Chamber supports businesses by diving deep into key issues and advocates on behalf of its members, so you can focus on doing business.

Legislative Advocacy

The Chamber’s Legislative Agenda is focused on ensuring that local, state, and federal legislation support a strong regional business climate and economic growth. The Chamber aggressively advocates on behalf of its members to support policies that strengthen business competitiveness, lower business costs, and stimulate job growth.

Legislative Steering Committee

Our Legislative Steering Committee is made up of Chamber members and is divided into five subcommittees that do in-depth research on specific issues: Budget and Tax Policy, Workplace Issues, Health Care, Energy, and Workforce Development and Education.

Michael Kane, Chair
Columbia Gas of Massachusetts

Hugh Barrett
MassMutual Financial Group

Hannah Butler
Lenox/American Saw

Jennifer Connolly
Junior Achievement of Western Mass., Inc.

Nancy Creed
Springfield Regional Chamber

Thomas Creed
TD Bank

Michael Knapik
Baystate Health

Lou Curto
CWM Retirement Services, Inc.

Jose Delgado
MGM Resorts - Springfield

Mike Girard

Richard Hanchett
Westfield Bank

Daniel Keenan
Mercy Medical Center

Lee Kirk
Shriners Hospitals for Children

Dawn Creighton
Associated Industries of Western Mass AIM

Questions About Specific Legislation?

Is there a bill being considered that may affect your business? Are you looking for information on a particular issue?

Email Nancy Creed or call 413-755-1310 to see what we can do for you.