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Annual Meeting

Due to ongoing concerns in regards to COVID-19, the Chamber will be combining two of our signature events, Honors Night and Annual Meeting, for a special evening to honor community excellence and the Chamber's annual accomplishments at the end of 2020. Visit our Level Up 2020 event page for more details.

Two well-known political analysts headlined the Chamber’s 2019 Annual Meeting. CNN Commentator and Political Analyst Paul Begala will appear alongside Political Analyst Michael Steele, who is also the Former Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, MSNBC Political Analyst and the President and CEO of The Steele Group. 

Both Begala and Steele provided separate opening remarks and then participated in an on-stage discussion moderated by 2019 Chamber Chairman Michael Monteferrante (President and CEO of Envision).

See Event Recap Here


Previous Annual Meeting Speakers

  • 2018    Salvatore (Sal) Giunta | Medal of Honor Recipient
  • 2017    Gregg Marshall, Wichita State Men's Basketball Coach 
                 Dick Vitale, ESPN sportscaster
  • 2016    Daymond John | Star of ABC's Shark Tank
  • 2015    Charles Koch | With Joe Scarborough & Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC's Morning Joe
  • 2014    Condoleezza Rice | Former U.S. Secretary of State
  • 2013    Jim Clifton | CEO of Gallup
  • 2012    Robert M. Gates | Former U.S. Secretary of Defense
  • 2011    President George W. Bush
  • 2010    Brit Hume | Senior Political Analyst for Fox News and Former Anchor of Special Report
  • 2009    Gene Kranz | Apollo 13 NASA Flight Control Director
  • 2008    Doris Kearns Goodwin | American Biographer, Historian and Political Commentator
  • 2007    Tony Snow | Former White House Press Secretary
  • 2006    James Carville | Campaign Manager of the Year in 1993 
                 Mary Matalin | Assistant to President George W. Bush & Counselor to VP Dick Cheney
  • 2005    President George H. W. Bush
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