Here’s what veteran industry leader Bill Vollenweider had to say about his experiences with Day on the Hill, and why you should consider attending this year’s event.
They say that you cannot fight city hall but that is not true. If your cause is good, legislators will listen.
Unfortunately our government is becoming more and more involved in our business. The only way to keep them from passing burdensome legislation is to personally go to Washington, D.C. and speak with them about the issues. Legislators are constantly talking with lobbyists but when they have a ‘real’ small businessman take the time to come to see them, they really enjoy meeting us and talking with us.
Attending the conference has taught me that even for a chain like ours, our legislators do listen, are aware of how things impact us and will consider all of the issues before they cast a vote. To actually see what our representatives do and how the system works is truly amazing. It is not work, it is truly fun and exciting. It is an experience that you will enjoy and remember.
If you are going to stay in business, you have to consider going to Day on Capitol Hill.
NATSO’s annual Day on Capitol Hill will be held May 6-8 in Washington, D.C. NATSO staff prepare attendees for their meetings, providing information on the issues to be discussed and helpful hints on how to conduct a successful meeting. Register for the conference and reserve your hotel room for NATSO's annual Day on Capitol Hill here.
Photo Credit: Paul Morse/NATSO, Bill and Debra Vollendweider connect with a member of Congress at NATSO's Congressional Pie Reception.
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