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Debbie Stabenow to Headline Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber Event

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) will give the keynote address at the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber's annual Government Forecast Breakfast on Feb. 11.

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) will be making a visit to Birmingham next month when she delivers the keynote address for the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber's Government Forecast Breakfast.

The breakfast is scheduled for 8-9:30 a.m. Feb. 11 at The Community House.

Held every winter as a reflection on what's happening in local, Michigan and national government now and in the year to come, last year's event featured Gov. Rick Snyder.

Stabenow, a third-term Democrat who defended her seat against Republican challenger Pete Hoekstra in November, was first elected to the Senate in 2000.

Stabenow will discuss the current political climate in Washington and its impact on the nation's — and Michigan's — economy.

"We are excited Sen. Stabenow accepted our invitation to keynote our Government Forecast Breakfast and provide our members and guests an opportunity to interact direclty with their representative in Washington," Joe Bauman, president of the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber, said.

"It will be interesting to hear her take on all the drama playing out in Congress over spending cuts, raising the debt ceiling and avoiding a second fiscal cliff," he added.

Stabenow is currently the chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and is focused on growing Michigan's agriculture economy. She also supported and worked to gain passage of the recent auto bailout.

The breakfast costs $40 for chamber members and $50 for non-members and includes a plated breakfast. Spots are limited. Sponsorships and corporate tables are available.

For more information and to register for the breakfast, visit the chamber website at www.bbcc.com or call chamber offices at 248-644-1700, ext. 24.

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