North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce to host Congressional Luncheon in Fitchburg

Event offers opportunity for Chamber members, local leaders to engage directly with Congressman McGovern, Congresswoman Trahan

The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Annual North Central Massachusetts Congressional Luncheon on Thursday, October 14, 2021, featuring the Honorable Jim McGovern, United States Representative for the Second Congressional District of Massachusetts, and the Honorable Lori Trahan, United States Representative for the Third Congressional District of Massachusetts. The program, sponsored by Fitchburg State University, runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Great Wolf Lodge, 150 Great Wolf Drive, Fitchburg, MA.

“The Congressional Luncheon is a great opportunity for our members and community leaders to directly connect with our federal delegation, ask questions and learn more about the national issues affecting our region’s economy and quality of life,” said Roy Nascimento, President and CEO, North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce. “Thank you to Congressman McGovern and Congresswoman Trahan for their participation in this popular, annual program.”

“Civic engagement is a core principle of Fitchburg State University, and we are honored to continue our sponsorship of this invaluable opportunity for our local business and civic leaders to interact with their legislative delegation,” said Richard S. Lapidus, President, Fitchburg State University. “I also thank the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce for organizing this event to help bring topics of concern from our region to the attention of our local, state and federal representatives.”

First elected to Congress in 1996, Congressman McGovern serves as Chair of the influential House Rules Committee, which sets the terms for debate and amendments on most legislation, and as a member of the House Agriculture Committee. In 2014, Congressman McGovern was named as a Democratic Ranking Member on the House Committee on Agriculture’s Subcommittee on Nutrition. The subcommittee’s jurisdiction includes policies and statutes relating to nutrition, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and domestic commodity distribution and consumer initiatives. Before his election to Congress, Congressman McGovern spent 14 years as a senior aide for the late U.S. Representative John Joseph Moakley (D-South Boston).

Congresswoman Trahan was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018. In her first term, she served on the House Committee on Education and Labor, as well as the House Armed Services Committee. Currently, she serves as a member of the influential House Committee on Energy and Commerce. She was instrumental in securing federal designation of the Nashua River as a scenic waterway, and filed legislation addressing the opioid epidemic and supporting career readiness programming in public high schools. As a member of the largest female caucus elected to the U.S. Congress, she holds the distinction of being the first Portuguese American woman ever to serve on Capitol Hill.

Make sure to reserve your spot early! Pre-registration is required and easy.  Register online at The cost is $42 for members and $55 for non-members. Please contact Kathleen Deal at 978-353-7600, ext. 235 or via email at for more details.

Additionally, to ensure a safe environment for all, attendees are asked to abide by the COVID-19 mask advisory issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health which advises those who are fully vaccinated wear a mask or face covering if they are at increased risk for severe disease because of age or an underlying medical condition, or if someone in their household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is an unvaccinated adult. Visit for the Chamber’s COVID-19 event protocols or to stay informed on any changes to local or state health protocols.