Dear Bristol Chamber of Commerce Members: 

Thank you for taking a few minutes to complete this year's legislative priorities survey. This is a key part of our 2018 legislative planning and a direct way for you to influence the items we will focus our attention on in the coming year. 

Please take 5-10 minutes to thoughtfully complete this survey so we may assess the needs of our business community and address them during the upcoming legislative session. 

Please Note: All responses will remain anonymous and should be a reflection of your positions on the issues that affect your Chamber-member business most.  

Each page also has a comment box where you can add any issues that we may miss. If you have other questions or comments, please email us directly at brhinehart@bristolchamber.org or cketron@bristolchamber.org. 

Advocating on your behalf in Nashville and Richmond is one of the most important benefits of your Chamber investment. Thank you for your support of the Bristol TN/VA Chamber of Commerce. We look forward to working for you in 2018. 

Beth D. Rhinehart
President and CEO 

Chelsea G. Ketron
Director of Government Relations & Tourism Marketing

* 1. In the last municipal elections, only 23% of registered voters in Bristol, VA and 4% of registered voters in Bristol, TN city districts cast a ballot.
Should the Bristol Chamber of Commerce focus more attention on voter turnout?
*(data from 2016 Bristol, VA and 2015 Bristol, TN municipal elections)

0 0 - Should not be a focus of attention; 10 - Should be a top priority
i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

* 2. Regulation & Taxation: At which level of government do burdensome regulations impact your business the most?

* 3. Education & Workforce Development: Please rank the following statements that you believe are most crucial to enhancing Bristol's workforce. Rank 1-5 (5 HIGHEST - 1 LOWEST)

* 4. Please rank the following as the most important issue or challenge for your business. Rank 1-6 (6 HIGHEST - 1 LOWEST)

* 5. Environment and Energy Regulation: Do you believe all state rules and regulations in the environmental and occupational health and safety compliance area should or should not exceed minimum existing federal requirements?

* 6. Overall, the taxes my business pays are: 

* 7. The Bristol Chamber of Commerce works to provide a number of educational, training and policy seminars and events for member businesses and the public. Please provide brief comments and suggestions for topics and content for future events.

* 8. How many full time employees does your organization employ in the Bristol TN/VA region? 

* 9. What is the ZIP code for your primary (or largest) operation? 

* 10. Are you a registered voter?

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