DC Fly-In isn’t stopped by ‘snowquester’.

As part of the advocacy efforts of the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism & City of Dubuque, the Annual DC Fly-In is held so that the voice of the Dubuque community can be heard in Washington DC. With approximately 40 anticipated attendees, the Dubuque area had representation from both public & private sectors.

With weather reports initially predicting snowfall in DC at 10″ – 14″, the Dubuque Delegation for 2013’s DC Fly-In made plans to get to DC early on March 4th & 5th.


Photo Courtesy of the Telegraph Herald:
Tweet by @TelegraphHerald – .@dubuquechamber annual D.C. lobby trip today, so naturally Capitol gets pelted by snowstorm. #thweather #iawx #dcwx?

A welcome reception was held at the Dubliner on Tuesday evening welcoming the delegation to DC.

Special Sessions were held on Wednesday and featured presentations by US Senator, Tom Harkin; US Congressman, Bruce Braley; and US Senator Chuck Grassley. Local business leaders also led conversations & presentations on Tourism, Brain Gain, The Amazing Race for Talent, Transportation, Sustainability and more.

Mayor Buol Harkin

Photo Courtesy of the Telegraph Herald:
Tweet by @TelegraphHerald – Dubuque Mayor Roy Buol introducing @SenatorHarkin to Dubuque delegation.
@TelegraphHerald – .@SenatorHarkin says of D.C. snow, “I knew the Iowa folks would get here today.” #snowquester #dbqindc
@TelegraphHerald – Staffer for @SenatorHarkin compliments Dubuque delegation, says “If we put (federal $) in Dubuque, we know it will be well used.” #dbqindc


Photo Courtesy of the Telegraph Herald:
Tweet by @TelegraphHerald – U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley speaking to Chamber fly-in contingent in Dirksen Building. #dbqindc

Bruce Braley

Photo Courtesy of the Telegraph Herald:
Tweet by @TelegraphHerald – .@BruceBraley addresses Dubuque contingent, completing the Congressional trifecta. #dbqindc

A reception was held for both the delegation, and former Dubuquers now living in the DC area.

To view the Chamber’s legislative priorities for the 2013 legislative session, click here.

Interested in advocating for the Dubuque business community or want to know more about what the Chamber does as the voice of its 1,300 members?
Join us for the monthly Government Committee Meeting the second Monday of each month or check our event calendar at, the Chamber Chatter and Chamber@Work for special events throughout the year.


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