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TRSA Texas Legislative Conference

Date: 
Tue, 03/07/2017 - 2:00pm - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 1:00pm


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TRSA is hosting a Texas Legislative Conference on March 7 & 8 in Austin, TX at the Intercontinental (701 Congress Avenue) to highlight the industry’s efforts to amend the Texas franchise tax for commercial laundries.  
 
We need your representation from Signature Garment Care! The only cost to you is travel and hotel. 
 
If successful, the industry’s franchise tax would drop by 50% and the cost-savings to Signature Garment Care would be almost immediate. Your active participation is necessary to obtain the necessary subject matter guidance and demonstrate the industry’s support for this initiative.
 
If you cannot attend, please send a representative from your plant.  
 
To keep time away from your plant to a minimum we have developed the following agenda:
 
Schedule
 
Tuesday, March 7
 
2:00pm – 5:00pm     General/Orientation Session
5:30pm – 7:00pm     Legislative Reception – we will invite legislators to attend this reception to introduce the industry
 
Wednesday, March 8
 
8:30am – 9:30am      Breakfast
9:30am – 11:30am    Legislator Visits
12:00pm – 1:00pm    Debrief Lunch
1:00pm                    Adjourn
 
To give you an understanding of the franchise tax issue, we will have an orientation session to bring you up to speed to be able to talk to your legislator and get their support.  We will also go over how to “lobby” your representative and what is expected.  That evening, State Legislators will be invited to the reception to give you an opportunity to get to know them in a relaxed setting.
 
We will go over any last minute questions at the Breakfast on March 8 then you will go to the State Capital to meet with your local representative to encourage their support for the industry. After the meetings we will have a Debrief Lunch to discuss any information gathered and next steps then adjourn.
 
Your attendance is imperative!!!  While TRSA and Ryan Public Affairs are leading the process, Texans must make the industry’s case.  Whether you are an independent owner or the General Manager of a national company – your participation is required for success.
 
Hotel Reservations
 

Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin
701 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701
 
In an effort to allow you flexibility, we do not have a hotel room block so you have the opportunity to stay where you feel most comfortable, however TRSA has a room rate of $284 per night at the Intercontinental, this will allow you to stay in the same hotel as the meeting.
  
To get the rate attendees will need to call Rosie Muguerza at (512-721-4223) or Justin Malone (512-721-4230) direct to make reservations. 
 
If you have any questions or cannot attend, please contact Kevin Schwalb at 703-519-0029 ext. 107.

Location

Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Austin, TX