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Public Affairs Series: What Is A Lobbyist And How Do You Know When You NEED One?

  • Century College Lincoln Mall 3300 Century Avenue North White Bear Lake, MN 55110 (map)

Within the business community there’s a bit of a myth about what lobbyists actually do. It is hard to know when to hire a contract lobbyist, when to invest in in-house government relations staff, and when to use resources like the Chamber or other trade associations to advance or kill government action that affects your business. Obviously those choices can depend on the issue and your own business situation, so come hear directly from people who hire lobbyists, and some who actually do the lobbying.

Moderated by Megan Effertz of Minnesota Business magazine, our panelists will include:

Melinda Coleman, City of Maplewood
Nancy Hylden, Hylden Advocacy and Law
Jim Pearson, Xcel Energy

Later Event: September 20
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