CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As chairman of the House Financial Services Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee, Congressman Patrick McHenry plays a central role in encouraging the SEC to implement Section 201 of the JOBS Act, allowing startups and technology entrepreneurs to raise capital more effectively and efficiently from a wider range of investors through crowdfunding and other measures.
Congressman McHenry will share his insights on a high skilled workforce; tax and regulatory policies that promote innovation and growth; the appropriate balance between cybersecurity, privacy and a vibrant social and commercial Internet; access to capital, including commercial lending, and private investment, especially as it relates to the JOBS Act and SEC rulemaking for the JOBS Act; and relevant career and technical training that leads to sustainable employment.
WHO: U.S. Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10); Natalie English, Senior Vice President, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce; Alan Fitzpatrick, North Carolina Technology Association; Lamar Whitman, CompTIA. Moderated by Melanie Chernoff, Public Policy Manager, Red Hat, and Ron Culler, CTO, Secure Designs Inc.
WHERE: Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Room: Belk Action Center
330 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
WHEN: Monday, August 19, 2013
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.: Registration/networking
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Remarks/Panel/Q&A
5:00 - 5:30 p.m.: Networking
REGISTER: Register Here
Enter code "CompTIA": $0 for CompTIA members
Enter code "NCTA": $0 NCTA members
Enter code "CCC": $0 Charlotte Chamber of Commerce members
$25 for non-members
WHY: Learn about the progress being made toward implementation of the JOBS Act, the status of immigration reform in the House, as well as the continuing debate on tax reform. There are serious efforts underway in Washington to make significant changes on these issues, impacting all businesses, including many small and mid-sized technology companies.
TechVoice is a partnership of the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA), and participating regional technology associations. Collectively, TechVoice represents thousands of technology companies across the country employing millions of workers. TechVoice is dedicated to empowering and mobilizing the grassroots tech community to impact legislative and regulatory issues important to growth, innovation and job creation. For more information, visit www.techvoice.org.
About the North Carolina Technology Association
The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) is the statewide membership association for the tech sector. Because technology is integral to any enterprise regardless of size or function, NCTA membership is open to all companies, organizations and institutions. NCTA serves organizations and their people through events, advocacy, virtual networks and resources. To learn more about membership, contact NCTA at 704.491.7922/919.856.0393 or www.nctechnology.org
About the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
A not-for-profit organization owned and operated by business leaders who care about our community, the Charlotte Chamber's mission is: The Charlotte Chamber creates competitive advantage by growing the economy, advocating pro-business public policies and delivering innovative programs and services.