February 22, 2011 Press Release
United States Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke
Will Address Members of the Dallas Regional Chamber on March 8, 2011
DALLAS …..The Dallas Regional Chamber will host United States Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke at a luncheon event on Tuesday March 8, 2011. The event will be held at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel (400 North Olive Street, Dallas, TX 75201) in the Dallas Ballroom from noon – 1:30 p.m.
As Commerce Secretary, Locke is the business community’s voice in the Obama administration, focusing on efforts to help make U.S. companies more innovative at home and more competitive abroad, including reforming the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and working to lower trade barriers for U.S. companies in some of the world’s fastest-growing markets. Locke is charged with helping implement the President’s ambitious agenda to turn around the economy and put people back to work. His address will highlight the Administration’s commitment to strengthening the economy by positioning American businesses and the American people to out-innovate, out-educate and out-build our economic competitors.
For additional information, pricing and registration please visit www.dallaschamber.org/events
Questions can be directed to Emily Morton at email@example.com
All press must pre register by 4:30 p.m. on Friday March 4th to Lauren Parsons, firstname.lastname@example.org
or (214)746-6690. Risers and a mult box will be provided upon request.
Both valet and self-parking can be accessed from Olive Street. Parking in the self-parking garage will be at a discounted rate. Valet parking will be available at full-hotel pricing. There are multiple surface lots as well as metered parking on the streets surrounding the Sheraton. Gary Locke
was appointed by President Obama as the 36th Secretary of Commerce and sworn into office on March 26, 2009. He is the first Chinese-American to hold this post in a president's cabinet. As the popular two-term governor of Washington, the nation’s most trade-dependent state, Locke broke down trade barriers around the world to advance American products. He helped open doors for Washington State businesses by leading 10 productive trade missions to Asia, Mexico and Europe, significantly expanding the sale of Washington products and services. Prior to his appointment, Locke helped U.S. companies break into international markets as a partner in the Seattle office of the international law firm, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. There, he co-chaired the firm's China practice and was active in its governmental relations practice.The Dallas Regional Chamber
is the area’s leading membership-driven business organization committed to promoting economic prosperity by leading economic development, driving improvements in public education, influencing public policy, and catalyzing and advocating for regional partnerships. The Chamber works to ensure that the Dallas region will become the most economically prosperous region - and the most desirable place to live and work - in the United States. The Chamber is a not for profit organization comprised of businesses which represent all facets of the North Texas business community.