Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA) attended the Darien-McIntosh Chamber of Commerce's Monthly Business After Hours on Thursday . This month the venue was located in the new location of the YMCA. Kingston had the opportunity to speak with business leaders in the community in an informal setting which provided an opportunity for Chamber members to share their opinions and concerns they currently face as well as hear directly from the Congressman on what he plans to do to continue the fight in Washington to get the economy back on track.
"I appreciate the invitation from The Chamber of Commerce to meet face to face with residents who run small businesses which are the backbone of our country. Given the current economic climate, small businesses are always hit the hardest when irresponsible decisions in Washington are made." Said Kingston. "Too many of my colleagues make decisions which effect people that they have never even looked in the eye. I believe we were born with two ears and one mouth and should do twice as much listening."
Business after Hours is a monthly Chamber event designed to provide a networking opportunity for Chamber Members, as well as potential-members, visitors, and guests. It is an opportunity for the host company to promote and showcase their business and services. It is a relationship-building experience held in a relaxed setting that benefits all who attend through added contacts and resources.
"Business after Hours at the McIntosh County YMCA gave many people the opportunity to discover for the first time this facility and what it has to offer right in their own backyards. The added bonus was Congressman Jack Kingston's attendance. Congressman Kingston reminded people of this small community that we matter and even though things are difficult right now, he is working hard to make things better." Said Wally Orrel, President of the Darien-McIntosh Chamber of Commerce.