Media Advisory


The Hon. U.S. Sen. Christopher “Kit” Bond will be part of a panel discussing the next steps that will be taken to secure Medicaid expansion and reforms during the 2014 Legislative Session.  The presentation will be at the 2014 Missouri Chamber Day Conference being held at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.  Sen. Bond will allow media availability immediately following his presentation, which runs from 9:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Medicaid expansion and reform will be one of several legislative topics that will be covered during the annual conference. (A full agenda is attached.)  Later in the day, attendees of the conference will go to the Capitol to engage in grassroots lobbying by visiting their local legislators. 

The purpose of the Missouri Chamber Day is to provide employers with a forum for discussing legislative priorities and the opportunity to discuss these priorities with their state senators and representatives.

The media is welcome to attend any portion of the event.  Twitter hashtag:  #mochamberday 

Missouri Chamber Day at the Capitol
February 25, 2014


8:30 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. Welcome
Dan Mehan, President & CEO, Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry

9:15 a.m. Medicaid Reform Pays Off – Here’s How
Hon. Christopher S. “Kit” Bond
, former U.S. Senator for Missouri
Brendan Cossette
, Director of Legislative Affairs, Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry

10:00 a.m. Making the Case for Economic Development
John Mehner, President & CEO, Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce
Rob O’Brian, President, Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce

10:30 a.m. Networking Break

10:45 a.m. Fostering Entrepreneurship
Jason Hall, Vice President Business Development and Corporate Counsel, St. Louis Regional Chamber
Paul Schwetz, President of Greater Missouri Imaging
Dane Stangler, Vice President of Research & Policy, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

11:30 a.m. Federal Update from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
John Gonzales, Sr. Manager, Congressional and Public Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

11:45 a.m. Luncheon and Keynote Speaker
Susan Stagner, Vice President, State Relations, Connections Academy

12:45 p.m. Lobbying Strategy at the Capitol
Tracy King, Vice President of Governmental Affairs, Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry

1:00 p.m. Walk to Missouri Capitol Building House Lounge

1:30 p.m. Welcome to the Missouri Capitol
Sen. Mike Kehoe, Assistant Majority Floor Leader, Missouri Senate
Rep. John Diehl, Majority Floor Leader, Missouri House of Representatives

2:00-4:30 p.m. Grass Roots Lobbying
Participants will disperse to the Missouri Capitol Building for grass roots lobbying and to watch debate on key issues in the Missouri House and Senate galleries.

2:00 p.m. (Optional) Observe Debate in House Gallery (if in session)

4:00 p.m. (Optional) Observe Debate in Senate Gallery (if in session)


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