CalChamber Board Chair, Governor Address 93rd Annual Host Breakfast

Governor Brown
Governor Brown

Business, civic and legislative leaders gathered in Sacramento this morning for the 93rd annual Sacramento Host Breakfast featuring remarks from CalChamber Board Chair Terry MacRae and Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

The annual breakfast was attended by more than 1,400 guests from throughout California.

The Sacramento Host Breakfast offers decision-making leaders in California finance, government, education, agriculture, military and industry the opportunity to exchange views, establish and renew friendships, and create statewide atmospheres of good will and understanding, all at a common table.

Among his comments, Governor Brown highlighted California’s economic growth and the need to continue persevering as the state meets new challenges.

Terry MacRae
Terry MacRae

Terry MacRae discussed the importance of California tourism industry to the state’s economy as well as the challenges and rewards of growing a business in the state.

Today, CalChamber also released a video featuring MacRae. The video highlights MacRae’s role on the CalChamber Board and how businesses in California are the job creators, wealth makers and the innovators who provide Californians with quality jobs.

CalChamber released a video highlighting the Governor’s record which shows how experience and a good sense of history can serve California well. Besides spearheading efforts to restore balance to the state budget, set up a rainy day fund and improve California’s schools, he has been a strong proponent of investing for the long term to put the state’s water, energy and road systems in better shape to handle the demands of a growing California.


Sacramento Host Breakfast

In 1926, Sacramento banker Fred W. Kiesel saw that need for California leaders to have such an event, so he personally hosted and financed the first seven annual Host Breakfasts. As the early breakfast grew in prominence and proportion, a Host Committee was formed. Host Committee members now share the planning and expenses for the event with the California Chamber of Commerce.

California ranks among the 10 largest economies in the world (data released by the U.S. Department of Commerce earlier this month placed the state fifth). The Host Breakfast spotlights the state’s role as a leader in agriculture, technology, international commerce and many other industries. Sacramento, the capital of this dynamic state, is among the nation’s fastest-growing areas.

As a symbol of the importance of California’s agriculture, fresh local produce decorates the tables at the Sacramento Host Breakfast. This year’s display highlighted California-style pizza.

CalChamber’s weekly newsletter, Alert, will have additional coverage of the Host Breakfast in its next edition on June 1.

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