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Coats to speak at Chamber luncheon


Statement issued Thursday by the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce:

The Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce welcomes U.S. Senator Dan Coats to a luncheon at noon on October 24.

The Senator will speak at The Chamber building, 826 Ewing St., on the current political climate in Washington, D.C., including pressing issues such as the debt reduction “Super Committee,” the impact of federal regulation and his comprehensive tax reform legislation.

Pricing for the event, which is open exclusively to Chamber members:

$25 per person

$300 for a table of eight

Sponsorship opportunities are also still available.

Registration opens at 11:30 a.m. with lunch service beginning at 11:45. Ben Eisbart, will introduce Sen. Coats. After his speech, Sen. Coats will open the floor for a Q&A session.

After graduating from Wheaton College, Coats served in the U.S. Army. Following his military service, Coats attended Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, where he received his Juris Doctorate. He went on to work for a life insurance company in Fort Wayne before joining the office of then-Congressman Dan Quayle as a district representative. From 1981 to 1999, Coats served in the United States Congress, first in the House of Representatives and then in the Senate.

In 2001, Coats was named Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany. Sen. Coats was re-elected to the United States Senate in 2011 and currently serves on four Senate committees: Appropriations, Select Intelligence, Energy and Natural Resources and the Joint Economic Committee (JEC).

Dan and Marsha Coats met in college and have three adult children and eight grandchildren.

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