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Foster Recognizes Aurora Chamber of Commerce on House Floor

Nov 20, 2015
Press Release

 

Washington, DC – On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, Congressman Bill Foster spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives recognizing the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce in Aurora, Illinois.

Video of Foster’s speech can be found here.

Text of Foster’s remarks as prepared is below:

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce in Aurora, Illinois.

For their dedication to hiring veterans in our community, the group recently received the Three Star Chamber of Valor Award by the United States Chamber of Commerce.

They were recognized for their participation in the Hiring Our Heroes program and for encouraging local businesses to provide access to good-paying jobs for the men and women who have served out country in uniform.

Of course they didn’t do it on their own, so I would like to join the Camber in recognizing a few local businesses who have taken the lead in hiring and supporting veterans: Old Second Bank, Alarm Detection Systems, and The Studio at 46 West, a veteran owned business.

I would also like to join the Chamber in recognizing the Roosevelt Aurora Post Number 84 of the American Legion for their work in serving the community.

I’d like to thank the members of the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce and all of the local businesses in our community who have made hiring veterans a priority.