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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
November 10, 2005

Event Backgrounder: Meeting with Business Leaders



The participants in this meeting represent the public policy views of a broad cross-section of American businesses. Their organizations' members employ millions of people and generate tremendous economic growth for the Nation. As a result, the participants play a key role in impacting policy and shaping opinions in Washington, D.C. and across the U.S. This meeting will allow the President to discuss policy priorities for 2006.


1) THE PRESIDENT 2) Henry Alford, President and CEO, National Black Chamber of Commerce 3) Michael Barrera, President and CEO, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 4) Roger Campos, President and CEO, Minority Business Roundtable (MBRT) 5) John Castellani, President, Business Roundtable 6) Dan Danner, Executive Vice President, National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) 7) Governor John Engler, President, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) 8) Bruce Josten, Executive Vice President, Governmental Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce 9) Karen Kerrigan, President and CEO, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council 10) Dirk Van Dongen, President, National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors

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