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VP Pence to visit WV for annual business summit at The Greenbrier

By Staff reports
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Vice President Mike Pence will visit West Virginia for the 81st annual Meeting and Business Summit, Aug. 30, at The Greenbrier resort.

Vice President Mike Pence will speak at the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s 81st annual Meeting and Business Summit Aug. 30, according to a West Virginia Chamber of Commerce news release.

The summit, held at The Greenbrier resort, is a three-day event beginning Aug. 30 and is expected to host various business, education and policy leaders. The Chamber of Commerce said it “anticipates it will welcome the largest crowd to ever attend the annual event” in a previous news release.

Chamber President Steve Roberts said in the release that issues “important to West Virginia are receiving a high level of interest from the President and Vice President Pence.”

Pence’s visit will be the first time a sitting U.S. vice president has addressed the annual summit, the release said.

Other planned speakers include West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee, Marshall University President Jerry Gilbert, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.

Pence visited West Virginia in March, addressing a crowd of supporters at Foster Supply in Scott Depot prior to making a brief speech at the state Capitol in Charleston.

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