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Margaret Carlson, Columnist for The Daily Beast, to Headline at SRC Outlook Luncheon

February 6, 2019

tl_files/images/Carslon_Margaret_PROMOPIC.JPGSPRINGFIELD, Mass., February 6, 2019–  Margaret Carlson, columnist for The Daily Beast, and TIME magazine’s first woman columnist, will be the keynote speaker at the Springfield Regional Chamber’s annual Outlook luncheon on March 4, 2019, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 pm. at the MassMutual Center, 1277 Main Street Springfield.

Presented by Health New England, the Springfield Regional Chamber Outlook is the area’s largest and premier legislative event, which attracts more than 700 guests and presents expert speakers on local, state and federal issues. The event is also sponsored by Platinum Sponsors Eastern States Exposition, Eversource, MassMutual Financial Group, and United Personnel and Gold Sponsors Bulkley Richardson and Berkshire Bank. Program/reception sponsors are Comcast, Mercy Medical Center, Business West and The Republican with Zasco Productions as Sound Sponsor.

Carlson, was formerly chief political columnist for Bloomberg News and White House correspondent for TIME. She appeared on CNN's Capital Gang for 15 years. She has won two National Headliner Awards as well as the Belva Ann Lockwood alumni award from George Washington University Law School. She serves on the boards of the German Marshall Fund and The Newseum. A former editor at The New Republic, Carlson has been a fellow at Harvard University's Institute of Politics, a Poynter Fellow at Yale University and a journalist-in-residence at the University of Notre Dame. She earned her bachelor's degree from Penn State University and a law degree from George Washington University Law School.

Speaking about the Federal Outlook will be Congressman Richard E. Neal, who will join us in his new role as Chair of the powerful tax writing Ways and Means Committee. He will provide his insights into the Committee’s work, the 116th Congress and front-burner issues facing the American people.

In addition, Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Mike Kennealy will offer the State’s Outlook in his Western Massachusetts debut. In his role, Kennealy is responsible for advancing the Baker-Polito Administration’s agenda to create economic opportunity for residents, collaborative leadership in communities, an environment that supports job creation and business growth, and new housing for residents through targeted investments.

Tickets are $60 for Springfield Regional Chamber members and $80 for general admission. Reserved tables of ten are available. Reservations must be made by February 20, 2019, and may be made online at or by emailing  No walk-ins will be accepted and no cancellations will be accepted once the reservation deadline has passed.


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