Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce – 2017 Year in Review
Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce – 2017 Year in Review

Receptions + Events

Legislative Receptions

We hold three signature legislative receptions throughout the year with stakeholders and regional policy makers to help strengthen relationships between our region's business community and elected officials and to celebrate our shared accomplishments.

The receptions, which take place in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg (in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia) and Washington, D.C., are always well attended.


We thank all of our reception sponsors. Without their support, these important events could not take place.

We also held several elected and public official roundtables and events in 2017. Featured guests at these events included former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Robert F. Powelson, PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards, PPS Superintendent Dr. Anthony Hamlet and PA Education Secretary Pedro Rivera.


First Friday Speaker Series 

Our monthly First Friday Speaker Series invites the region's public affairs community to engage with elected and other public officials on issues important to the region.

Thank you to all of our 2017 First Friday speakers for joining us:

  • Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald
  • Pittsburgh Councilman Dan Gilman
  • Pittsburgh Councilman Corey O'Connor
  • Jeff Lungren, Chief Health Care and Immigration Lobbyist, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Senator Joe Scarnati, PA Senate President Pro Tempore
  • Christina Cassotis, CEO, Allegheny County Airport Authority
  • Butler County Commissioner Kim Geyer
  • Washington County Commissioner Larry Maggi
  • Indiana County Commissioner Sherene Hess