By: Ian Abreu


Are you interested in where and how your federal tax dollars are spent? Do you have questions or concerns regarding healthcare, infrastructure, transportation, education, energy, economic development or regulatory reform at the federal level?

If you have answered “yes” to any of the above, then you need to join the SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Committee on its first ever Washington, DC Fly-In this upcoming May to meet with both our federal senatorial and legislative delegation.

The Fly-In will take place between May 16-18 of 2017, and will include exclusive meetings with 9th Congressional District Representative William Keating, United States Senator Edward Markey, and United States Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Chief of Staff.

Additionally, there is also a briefing scheduled with the US Chamber of Commerce.

The cost per person is $699 (double occupancy hotel rate), and it includes: a two-night stay at the Capitol Hilton Hotel, round-trip airfare from Providence to Washington DC (BWI), airport to hotel round-trip transfers, and a Washington Explorer Pass ( which includes: a riverboat cruise with prime views of DC monuments, a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Washington, DC and Madame Tussauds DC).

Also included will be a private tour of the Capitol Hill building (courtesy of Representative Keating’s office).

The Chamber is sponsoring this Washington, DC Fly-In in partnership with Sagres Vacations; a family-owned full service travel agency and tour operator that is headquartered in Fall River, MA.

Washington DC Registration Form

If you would like more information about this wonderful networking and professional development opportunity, please contact Ian Abreu, Manager of Business Development & Public Policy at: (508) 999-5231, ext. 24, or, via email at [email protected].


The SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce coordinates government affairs efforts on behalf of its members and the SouthCoast business community. The Chamber’s member driven Government Affairs Program includes establishing positions on issues that impact our members and the economic advancement of the region, educating elected officials about these issues and encouraging membership involvement in the Chamber’s advocacy efforts. The Chamber has established a non-partisan Government Affairs Committee comprised of members from diverse industries. This committee is responsible for helping to guide the Chamber’s advocacy efforts by reviewing pending legislation and regulations for their impact on the membership, developing positions that will enhance economic growth and developing programs that inform and encourage members to participate in the Chamber’sgovernment affairs initiatives.