Lobbying Event Detail

Host:Va Chamber of Commerce
Location:Omni Hotel - Richmond, Richmond
Date(s):Jan. 23, 2019
Description:Chamber Day at the Capitol
Total Cost of Event: $23,029
Portion of Cost to Entertain Officials:$706#
Number of People Attending:326
Cost Per Person: Not Provided*
Number of Officials Attending:10

Notes: Chamber Day at the Capitol is an event that provides and opportunity to local and regional chambers from throughout the state and attendees to hear from a panel of House of Delegate members and State Senate members on matters of the General Assembly. Each panel is focused on providing on update to the business community on legislative issues during the current General Assembly session. The event is also provides an opportunity to hear from the perspective of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor to provide a well rounded policy update to attendees.

Executive/Legislative Officials Listed:

* Disclosure forms do not require clients to state clearly the average cost per person. Calculating the average cost per person may not be as simple as dividing the total cost by the number of people attending. Because the forms and instructions are unclear, the amount listed can represent either the total cost of the event, the amount spent on only the officials who attended or the average cost per person.

# "Portion of Cost to Entertain Officials" was calculated based on this formula: (average cost per person x the number of executive or legislative officials present)

Why did VPAP recalculate the cost of this event?

METHODOLOGY: Va Chamber of Commerce reported the items shown on required personal financial disclosures, known as Statement of Economic Interests.