2017 Capitol Summit and Host Breakfast

2017 Capitol Summit and Sacramento Host Breakfast

2017 Capitol Summit & Host Breakfast: May 31 – June 1​​​​​​​

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Capitol Summit

Business and local chamber of commerce leaders from throughout the state gathered in Sacramento on May 31, 2017 for the CalChamber Capitol Summit.

Straight talk with CalChamber President Allan Zaremberg.
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Straight Talk with Allan Zaremberg

“There’s no better lobbyist than you,” CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg tells the more than 200 business and local chamber leaders attending the 2017 CalChamber Capitol Summit on May 31, 2017. Topics included immigration reform, health care, and the 2018 campaign for Governor.

Summit Talk Show Session Provides Insights on D.C. Politics/Policy

Washington D.C. Update Talk Show
Lanhee J. Chen, Hoover Institution

Lanhee J. Chen of the Hoover Institution comments on political and policy aspects of federal issues, including health care, tax reform, infrastructure and the Trump administration’s approach to trade policy, at the CalChamber Capitol Summit on May 31.

The talk show format session was moderated by CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg.

Political Columnist Dan Walters Entertains Capitol Summit Audience

Dan Walters
Special Guest Speaker – Dan Walters

Longtime political columnist Dan Walters shares anecdotes on California and federal politics at the CalChamber Capitol Summit on May 31, the same day The Sacramento Bee announced he would be retiring from the Bee and 2 days before his retirement. Walters spent 33 of his 57 years in journalism as a Bee columnist, writing more than 8,000 columns. He told Summit listeners that writing on politics is his hobby and he will begin writing soon in a new forum.


Zaremberg and 2017 CalChamber Chair Susan Corrales-Diaz, President and CEO of Systems Integrated, presented the President’s Circle and Small Business Advocate of the Year awards.

Summit Issues Panel

Mike Villines, owner of Villines Group LLC and a former Assembly Republican leader, moderated as CalChamber Policy Advocates Louinda Lacey and Karen Sarkissian, and Senior Policy Advocate Jennifer Barrera provided updates on the status of major policy issues.

Host Breakfast

The importance of international trade, immigration reform and technology to California were the subjects of a speech given by California Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Susan Corrales-Diaz at the Sacramento Host Breakfast on June 1.

The annual breakfast was attended by more than 1,200 civic and business leaders from throughout the state and also featured remarks by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Past Summit

2016 Capitol Summit & Host Breakfast

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