Government Spotlight


The Chamber’s Government Spotlight series was created to engage our region’s businesses in the legislative process by educating about the impact of hot political issues of the day.

The State Biennial Budget appropriates nearly $70 billion annually for state agencies and programs.  It is the largest piece of legislation that moves through the state legislature every two-year General Assembly and will set the tone and priorities for the state legislature and DeWine Administration for years to come.  In addition to appropriating state funds, the budget tackles major policy issues which will inevitably touch the lives of every Ohioan, either professionally or personally, in some way.

With the General Assembly failing to reach a final budget agreement before their June 30 deadline, negotiations will continue until the new deadline of July 17 – just in time for this event. Join our panel of experts and gain an insider’s insight into the state operating budget negotiations and new policies to anticipate in the coming years.

The Franklin County Board of Elections will also be on-site to display its new hybrid voting system, which will be used for the first time during the Primary Election on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Learn more here

State Biennial Budget: Understanding the Impact on Business

Wednesday, July 17

Athletic Club of Columbus (Map)
136 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Alternative transportation options to attend this event are available here

Networking and registration: 7:30 a.m.
Program: 8 – 9 a.m.


Our next guests

Andy Chow
Ohio Public Radio/TV Statehouse News Bureau

Andy Chow is a Statehouse correspondent for Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau.

Bob Peterson
Ohio Senate District #17

Senator Bob Peterson represents the 17th Ohio Senate District and currently serves as the Senate President Pro Tempore.

Vernon Sykes
Ohio Senate District #28

Senator Vernon Sykes is currently serving his first term in the Ohio State Senate, representing the 28th district.


Chamber members – $25 each   |   Non-members – $50 each
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Ticket purchases are considered non-refundable. 

This is a ticketless event. An electronic reminder will be sent with full details prior to the event.

For reporting purposes, if you are offered and choose to accept, you will be included on our JLEC filing as the recipient of a gift from the Columbus Chamber of Commerce in the amount of $40. Municipal elected officials may also have to report the ticket as a gift on your financial disclosure statement.


The Athletic Club parking lot is located on the east side of Fourth Street, between State and Broad Streets. The Ohio Statehouse Parking Garage is located within walking distance of the Athletic Club.

For more information

Please contact or 614-225-6950.

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