Public hearing on the economic impact of COVID-19 business closures on the Tourism and Hospitality industries

 

Senate Majority Policy Committee

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 10:00 a.m.

NOB, Hearing Room #1 and Virtual Participation


Public hearing on the economic impact of COVID-19 business closures on the Tourism and Hospitality industries

Agenda

10:00 a.m.—10:05 a.m.         Opening Remarks

Senator Mario M. Scavello, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee

10:05 a.m.—11:00 a.m.         Panel One

Independent Fiscal Office (IFO), Matthew Knittel, Director – Testimony

Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, Thomas Baldrige, President & CEO – TestimonySupporting Materials

Schuylkill County Chamber of Commerce, Robert Carl, President & CEO – Testimony

Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, Gina Martens, Senior Vice President, Member Relations & Sales – Testimony                                    

11:00 a.m.—11:40 a.m.         Panel Two

Visit Pittsburgh, Jerad Bachar, President & CEO – Testimony

Visit Philly, Jeff Guaracino, President & CEO – Testimony

Happy Valley Adventure Bureau, President & CEO – Testimony

Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau, Chris Barrett, President & CEO – Testimony

11:40 a.m.—12:20 a.m.         Panel Three

PA Amusement Parks & Attractions, Michael Fehnel, VP and General Manager of Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom – Testimony

Kalahari Resorts, Daryl Morris, General Manager – Testimony

Altoona Curve, Derek Martin, General Manager – Testimony

Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Priscilla Luce, Interim President – Testimony

12:20 p.m.—1:00 p.m.           Panel Four

PA Restaurant & Lodging Association, John Longstreet, President and CEO – Testimony

Private Event Professionals of Pennsylvania, Domenick Savino, Managing Partner, The Drexelbrook – Testimony

Barley Creek Brewing, Trip Ruvane, Owner – Testimony

Hoss’s, Cynthia Smith, Corporate Counsel – Testimony

The Wheel Restaurant, Savas G. Logothetides, Owner – Testimony

1:00 p.m.                                Adjournment

 

Additional Written Testimony

Stroudsmoor Country Inn – Testimony