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Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce’s 47th Annual Cap-to-Cap Trip

May 25, 2017

Randle Communications CEO Jeff Randle (Randle) and Vice President of Public Affairs Julie Hooper (Hooper) joined a delegation of 360 regional leaders in late April to spend a week in Washington, D.C. advocating for the Capital Region as part of the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce’s 47th Annual Capitol-to-Capitol (Cap-to-Cap) trip. As a staunch advocate for the business community and tax reform for small businesses, Randle was eager to work with Sacramento Metro Chamber President Peter Tateshi (Tateshi) and 2017 Cap-to-Cap Program Director Erica Taylor (Taylor) to ensure community leaders had an opportunity to meet with congressional leadership to discuss the Sacramento region’s key advocacy issues. With a robust agenda of policy priorities including regulatory reform and tax relief, the 2017 Cap-to-Cap trip was a powerful opportunity for the job creators and economic drivers of our region to unite under the common goal of advocating for reforms to improve Sacramento’s business climate.

Tateshi and Taylor did an exceptional job bringing together the largest delegations in the history of the Cap-to-Cap program, which reflected a diversity of industries and political persuasions across areas including, transportation, health care, finance, real estate and development, nonprofit, education, technology and more, all with a focus on economic growth for the region. The group was joined by 67 elected officials, representing all of the local jurisdictions from the health care, finance, real estate and development, nonprofit, education, technology and more, all with a focus on economic growth for the region. The group was joined by 67 elected officials, representing all of the local jurisdictions from the six county region.

Despite the extensive political and policy negotiations surrounding the Affordable Care Act reform happening on the Hill during the week of the visit, Randle and Hooper successfully organized a critical meeting for top delegates with House Majority Leader, Congressman Kevin McCarthy. While Congressman McCarthy plays a tremendous on the national scene, he also understands the needs of California, having served in Sacramento as the Assembly Republican Leader before begin elected to Congress. As a former small business owner, McCarthy is an authentic and powerful voice for business.

The trip was a refreshing chance to share the message with a receptive audience of business-minded elected officials and the Randle Communications team was proud to be part of such a dynamic program and delegation. Each local leader that participated is committed to strengthening the region, and the Randle Communications team was pleased to advocate for our region with the 2017 Cap-to-Cap delegation.