Skip to content


The PA Chamber and the PA Association of Chamber Professionals welcomed nearly 100 representatives from chambers of commerce around the Commonwealth to the 2024 Chamber Day at the Capitol last week. An annual highlight for Pennsylvania’s chamber community, Chamber Day encompasses a full day of networking and engaging conversations with lawmakers and policy experts on timely, business-centric policies. Policymakers and PA Chamber staff members led the discussions in the busy weeks leading up to final negotiations on the FY 2024-25 state budget.

Following a networking breakfast with lawmakers at the state Capitol, PA Chamber President and CEO Luke Bernstein welcomed attendees, followed by greetings from Speaker of the House Joanna McClinton, D-Philadelphia, and House Republican Leader Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster.

The respective Majority Appropriations Chairs of the state Senate and House, Sen. Scott Martin, R-Lancaster, and Rep. Jordan Harris, D-Philadelphia, led a timely, budget-focused conversation. Their dialogue centered on several areas that are priorities for the PA Chamber this session, including removing Pennsylvania’s “start up tax” by improving the treatment of Net Operating Losses, as well as proposals to accelerate the planned Corporate Net Income Tax phase-down.

Other policy topics that were the focus of the day’s discussions included housing, permitting reform, and details and updates on the Shapiro Administration’s economic development plan. Political experts Alan Novak and Mary Isenhour also participated in an election conversation before a luncheon at the PA Chamber office. The day ended with an update on business policy at the federal level from the U.S. Chamber and a Q&A with the PA Chamber’s Government Affairs team.

The PA Chamber and the PA Association of Chamber Professionals value and appreciate our local chamber partners and the critical relationships we hold. A special thank you to PA Chamber Investor Member RETTEW for sponsoring the event.


Founded in 1916, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry is the state's largest broad-based business association, with its membership comprising businesses of all sizes and across all industry sectors. The PA Chamber is The Statewide Voice of BusinessTM.

Scroll To Top