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Lake County Days gives citizens, local officials a chance to meet with legislative delegation

RELEASE DATE: January 31, 2011

TAVARES —The Chamber Alliance of Lake County will host its annual Lake County Days event on Tuesday, Feb. 22 and Wednesday, Feb. 23 at the state Capitol in Tallahassee.

The event begins Tuesday with an evening networking reception, followed by a legislative dinner, featuring Florida Sen. Don Gaetz as the keynote speaker.

Wednesday starts with a kick-off breakfast, followed by a tour of the House Chamber.  Attendees will then be divided into advocacy groups to meet with legislators on the topics of: talent supply and education; innovation and economic development; infrastructure and growth; business climate and competitiveness; civic and governance; and quality of life and quality places.

After the advocacy meetings conclude, participants will regroup for a tour of the Senate Chamber followed by a wrap-up lunch to discuss feedback received from the meetings.

The Chamber Alliance is giving attendees the option to travel by chartered bus.  The bus seats up to 50 people at a cost of $40 per person and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The bus will depart from Leesburg at 10 a.m. on Tuesday for the trip to Tallahassee and will leave for the return to Leesburg at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday. Discounted room rates are also available at DoubleTree Hotel for $99 per night.

Current sponsors of Lake County Days include SECO, Lake-Sumter EMS, Covanta Energy, Rural/Metro Ambulance,  Progress Energy and Lake County Board of County Commissioners. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

For more information about Lake County Days, to make a reservation to attend or for sponsorship information, contact Nathan Cook at (407) 435-9979 or e-mail nathan@twsquared.com.

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