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Business and Government: Frenemies?

JMuse Café, JMU College of Business, and the JMU Civic Engagement Committee present Business and Government: Frenemies? Exploring the necessary but sometimes complicated relationship between government and business.


Civic Engagement and business is an important but typically underemphasized topic of discussion.  Governments and businesses interact on many different levels and with frequency, but these interactions are complicated and conflicting.  While governments want businesses to be successful and create jobs governments also enact barriers and levy taxes that make it more challenging to be successful.  Similarly, while businesses want governments to not regulate them, businesses also lobby governments for favorable laws.  Through panel, small group discussion and question and answer, participants will explore civic engagement and the relationship between government and business.


Refreshments will be served at this free event on Thursday, March 30 at JMU’s Rose Library from 6:30 to 8:00.  Free parking is available in JMU lots C10 and D2. All are welcome!


Panelists will include:

Carrie Chenery Executive Director, Shenandoah Valley Partnership

Patti Landes – Owner, The Cracked Pillar

Sandra Quigg - Resource & Marketing Director, Friendship Industries

Thursday, March 30, 2017
6:30pm - 8:00pm
3rd Floor Flex Space
Rose Library

Event Organizer

Ryan Winfree