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The Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce's Government Affairs Committee is a crucial group within the Chamber that focuses on advocating for the interests of the business community in the realm of government and public policy. The committee plays a vital role in facilitating effective communication between the business sector and government entities at local, state, and federal levels.

The key responsibilities and activities of the Government Affairs Committee include:

  1. Legislative Advocacy: The committee actively monitors legislative proposals, policy changes, and regulatory developments that could affect the business community. It analyzes the potential impact of these initiatives and works to shape policies that are favorable to businesses in the Huntington region. The committee members may engage in lobbying efforts, meet with elected officials, and provide input during public hearings and consultations.
  2. Policy Research and Analysis: The committee conducts research and analysis on key policy issues relevant to the business community. It stays informed about emerging trends, economic indicators, and legislative proposals that may impact businesses in the region. By staying abreast of policy developments, the committee can provide timely information and insights to Chamber members and help them navigate the changing regulatory landscape.
  3. Relationship Building: The Government Affairs Committee builds relationships and maintains open lines of communication with government officials, policymakers, and elected representatives. It establishes connections with key decision-makers at the local, state, and federal levels to ensure that the interests and concerns of the business community are effectively communicated and considered in policy discussions and decision-making processes.
  4. Grassroots Advocacy: The committee may engage in grassroots advocacy efforts, mobilizing Chamber members and the broader business community to support or oppose specific policy proposals. It may organize educational campaigns, letter-writing initiatives, or public awareness campaigns to galvanize support for policies that promote economic growth, job creation, and a favorable business environment.
  5. Education and Information Sharing: The Government Affairs Committee provides educational resources, seminars, and workshops to Chamber members on topics related to government affairs, public policy, and regulatory compliance. By sharing information and insights, the committee helps businesses understand the potential impact of policy changes and equips them with the knowledge needed to engage in advocacy efforts effectively.


For more information about the Government Affairs Committee, email or call 304-525-5131.

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