2016 Capitol Summit and Host Breakfast

2016 Capitol Summit & Host Breakast

2016 Capitol Summit & Host Breakfast: May 17-18​​​​​​​

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Capitol Summit

Business and local chamber of commerce leaders from throughout the state gathered in Sacramento on May 17, 2016 for the CalChamber Capitol Summit.

Straight Talk and 2016 Summit Media Panel

CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg gave attendees a recap on some of the politics behind ballot initiative proposals, then moderated as Associated Press editor Juliet Williams and Los Angeles Times Sacramento bureau chief John Myers shared more observations on state capital and election politics.

Delving further into presidential primary politics, strategic consultant and pollster Dave Sackett, The Tarrance Group, shared insights on presidential candidates and the math of voter demographics.


Zaremberg and 2016 CalChamber Chair Michael W. Murphy, president and CEO of Sharp HealthCare, presented President’s Circle and Small Business Advocate of the Year awards.

2016 Summit Issues Panel

In the closing session, former Assembly Republican Leader Mike Villines, owner of Villines Group LLC, served as moderator while CalChamber Policy Advocates Jennifer Barrera and Anthony Samson gave an update on job killer labor/employment and environmental legislation.

Host Breakfast

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and California Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Michael W. Murphy shared their perspectives on the state’s accomplishments and challenges at the 91st Annual Sacramento Host Breakfast.

The annual gathering, which was attended by more than 1,200 civic and business leaders from throughout the state, also featured Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson as a guest speaker.


Three Receive CalChamber Small Business Advocate of the Year Award​​​​​​​

The California Chamber of Commerce honored business executives from Corona, Fresno, and Ripon with its “2016 Small Business Advocate of the Year” award, recognizing them for outstanding advocacy on behalf of small businesses.

22 Local Chambers Receive CalChamber 2016 President’s Circle Award

The California Chamber of Commerce has named 22 local chambers of commerce to receive the 2016 President’s Circle Award​. The award recognizes chamb​ers for excellence in business advocacy and helping their members comply with California employment laws.

Past Summit

2015 Capitol Summit & Host Breakfast