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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 2020 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 four subcommittees that do in-depth research on specific issues: Budget and Tax Policy; Workplace and Workforce; Health Care; Infrastructure, Energy and the Environment.

Michael Knapik, Chair
Baystate Health

Jennifer Connolly
Junior Achievement of Western Mass., Inc.

Nancy Creed
Springfield Regional Chamber

Thomas Creed
TD Bank

Allison Ebner
Employers Association of the Northeast

Rick Hanchett
Westfield Bank

Michael Kane, Chair
Columbia Gas of Massachusetts

Daniel Keenan
Trinity Health

Lee Kirk
Shriners Hospitals for Children

Dominick Ianno

Joseph Lawler

Eileen Leahy
Comcast Cable Communications, LLC

Joseph Mitchell

Jennifer Murphy
Appleton Corporation

John O'Brien
J.M O'Brien & Company, P.C.

Susan O'Connor
Health New England

Steve Parastatidis

Aaron Saunders
Benchmark Strategies

Jeffrey Trapani
Robinson Donovan, P.C.

Thomas Tubman
American Energy Coalition

Robert Ziomek
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

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.