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Chamber of Commerce Legislative Summit Come Visit China with Us By Mark Turner, President/CEO, Gilroy Chamber of Commerce C hina is our second largest export market. Already the world’s largest market for cars, cell phones and seafood, it is the fastest growing market for luxury goods, air passengers and nuclear power. China has the most Internet users and online game players, the longest high-speed rail network and the busiest sea port. In China’s case, seeing is believing. That is why we are excited to announce a special invitation from the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce to join us in October to Discover China! As an exclusive benefit for Chamber members we are partnering with Citslinc International Inc. to provide a nine-day, all- inclusive tour of Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai for $2,199 per person. Citslinc is one of the largest providers of foreign tours to China and works exclusively with over 800 Chambers of Commerce in Canada and the US. Over 20,000 people travelled with Citslinc on Chamber tours last year alone. This fully-escorted trip is meant to be an introduction to the people, history, culture, commerce and daily life of this exciting country. Visit landmark attractions like the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Palace Museum, Summer Palace, and Ming Tombs to name a few. The itinerary is packed with sights and activities that will give you a full and rewarding experience. There will also be an opportunity for Chamber members to make business contacts in China. The trip departs on October 16, 2016, returning October 24, 2016. Your trip includes: • Roundtrip International airfare • Four and Five-Star Hotel Accommodations • Three meals per day • All tour fees • Deluxe in-country transportation and local airfare • Experienced English-speaking tour guides • All taxes and airport fees Prices are based on two person shared accommodations, single occupancy is available for an additional charge of $500. This trip is also available to non-Chamber members for an addition charge of $100 per person. Early Bird deposit is due – All deposits are non-refundable. Chamber member deposit of $400 is due on or before April 30. Deposit for non- Chamber members is $500. Deposits after April 30 are $600 for Chamber members and $700 for non-Chamber members. Balance is due no later than July 15, 2016. More details on the entire trip are posted on our website at gilroy.org or contact the Chamber at 408.842.6437 or chamber@gilroy.org. 68 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN MARCH/APRIL 2016 gmhtoday.com The Chamber of Commerce is bringing together local, regional and federal politicians to discuss a myriad of topics affecting South County residents. This is the 3rd Annual Legislative Summit which is sched- uled for April 22 at the Hilton Garden Inn from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm. The Summit will allow the public to hear from elected officials and ask questions about pressing issues. It also provides a venue for South County business leaders to learn of the focus at local, state and federal levels; while at the same time, maintains the momentum, growth and evolution of the Chamber’s government relations and public affairs efforts. The cost to attend the Summit is only $45 for Chamber members and $60 for non-Chamber members. Those wishing to attend may call the Chamber office or register online at gilroy.org.