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If you're not at the table, you're on the menu!
If you're not at the table, you're on the menu!
GilPAC to Host 2nd Annual Pork, Politics, Pinot & More “FUN”draiser
GilPAC, the Gilroy Business Political Action Committee, is very
pleased to announce their second annual Pork,
Politics, Pinot & More “FUN”raiser to be held next Wednesday
evening, October 16 from 5:30-7pm upstairs at the Old City Hall Restaurant at 7400
Monterey Street, Gilroy. This event will provide an opportunity to mix and
mingle with local candidates, officials and business leaders. Admission to the
event is $75 and includes hosted wines, appetizers and a “whole hog” feast-
aligned with the PAC's tagline, "If you're not at the table, you're on the
menu." Tickets may be purchased at the event or at the Gilroy Chamber of
Commerce, 7471 Monterey Street. Contact GilPAC at (408) 842-6437 or
GilPAC@gilroy.org for further information.

 



The event’s
lead sponsors are South County Nissan Hyundai, Christopher Ranch and Glen Loma
Group.



 



With the
launch of GilPAC last year, the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce is not only working
to influence government decisions, but is also striving further to elect
business-friendly candidates. GilPAC is very proud to have a had perfect track
record in helping elected endorsed candidates thus far.



 



Gilroy has several key races coming up in 2014 including
Santa Clara County Supervisor, Santa Clara Valley Water District, Gilroy City
Council, Gilroy Unified School District. The outcome of these races will help
determine the business climate for years to come. GilPAC is the only group in
South County that exists solely to help elect local business-friendly
candidates.





The #1 priority
of the business community is creating a strong, local economy. The Gilroy
Chamber of Commerce took the lead in 1996 in the formation of the Gilroy
Economic Development Corporation, and today, due in part to the Chamber
contributing more than $.5 million to that organization, Gilroy thrives with a
robust tax base. The Chamber’s first step in striving to elect
business-friendly candidates was the creation of our candidate endorsement
program in 2004. The Government Relations Committee (GRC) Endorsement Committee
evaluated candidates on issues important to the business community and made
recommendations to the Chamber’s Board of Directors to endorsement those
candidates. Clearly the business community has a louder voice and greater
stature now because of the Chamber’s efforts.



 



GilPAC is an
independent, nonpartisan organization, sponsored by the Gilroy Chamber of
Commerce. The purpose of GilPAC is to become involved in California state and
local candidate and ballot measure elections, and in relevant state and local
public policy issues, in order to promote the interests of the Chamber, its
members, and the business community in the City of Gilroy and throughout the
state. GilPAC is guided by an Executive Committee elected by the Chamber’s
Board of Directors.




Susan Valenta October 15, 2013 at 11:57 AM
Supporting your local and regional elected officials is critical. GilPAC is the most effective organization in the south county to ensure that business-friendly candidates are elected. Hope to see everyone tomorrow at Old City Hall!!

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