Nearly two dozen ISRI members gathered in Atlantic City prior to the industry’s joint chapter networking dinner on March 15 for the roll-out of ISRI’s regional state advocacy training workshop which featured insight and tips from sources within the state capitols of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
The regional training concept stems from discussions from the ISRI State Policy Subcommittee about the need for ISRI to help members become more visible and active in state government affairs. Adhering to the old adage “all politics is local,” the training featured ISRI’s New Jersey and Mid-Atlantic chapter lobbyists who presented on state political dynamics and how proactive networking with elected officials is vital to business operations. Attendees received a comprehensive training handbook complete with an advocacy tool-kit and state-specific and industry advocacy resources, which can be modified to the needs of any ISRI chapter that wants to host a similar advocacy workshop.
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