A pro-business climate is critical to the superior quality of life we enjoy in Mason-Deerfield. It allows us to attract new businesses to our community and expand the ones currently hiring, serving and producing. It allows us to grow. Through the Government Affairs Committee, the Chamber is developing a local policy agenda, communicating the Chamber’s positions and top priorities on issues important to the area’s citizens and business community.
As the largest business organization in Warren County, the Chamber serves as a lead advocate for business issues, representing the interest of business to local, state, and federal governmental leaders. The Chamber is working to strengthen its voice and work closely with the Deerfield Township Trustees, Mason City Council, Warren County leaders, and state and federal representatives to ensure that the interests of the business community are well represented in public policy decisions.
The Chamber provides opportunities for members to meet with elected officials through special events, public policy forums, state drive-ins, and DC fly-ins. Candidate forums and surveys are developed during each election cycle in order to ensure an informed Chamber membership and business community.
The Chamber’s Policy Agenda is developed by the Government Affairs Executive Council, through feedback from the annual Legislative Survey, and communicates the Chamber’s positions on issues at the state, local and federal levels of government. The Chamber works closely with Mason City Council, Deerfield Township Trustees, the Warren County Board of Commissioners, and congressional leaders in Washington, D.C. to promote public policy decisions that reflect the priorities of the region’s business community.