DC Fly-In Trips
Each year the Chamber coordinates a trip to Washington, D.C. to meet with federal officials, members of Congress and their staff. Approximately 30 community and business leaders and local elected officials participate in this two day Fly-In where we meet with Kentucky’s US Senators and other members of Congress from Kentucky, Missouri and Illinois and their staffs. Additionally meetings are held with high ranking officials in the Department of Energy, National Endowment for the Arts, Americans for the Arts, and other important federal departments.
2018 DC Fly-In Small Business Scholarship
The Paducah Chamber is pleased to announce a scholarship available to a small business owner to participate in the 2018 D.C. Fly-In on Wednesday, September 12 –Thursday, September 13. During these annual visits to our Nation’s capital, we advocate for our community and our region for projects and public policies that will have a positive impact on our citizens and our businesses.
During this trip we will meet with Kentucky’s Congressional delegation and federal agencies that are important to our community’s future, including the Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Agency and national arts organizations. In addition, participants have an “inside look” into what is happening in D. C., build valuable relationships with Washington decision-makers, spend time with other community leaders from our area and, most importantly, BE OUR COMMUNITY’S VOICE.
The scholarship will include the trip registration, two nights in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, airfare from Barkley Regional Airport, and many of your meals. Incidental expenses are not included, such as ground transportation. A Selection Committee will review each application. All applications will be kept confidential. In addition to this application, an in-person or phone interview may be requested.