The final few months of the year brought an abundance of events for the U.S. Chamber. From visiting heads of state to visiting rock stars, the Chamber engaged with wide and diverse audiences to ensure that its priorities are heard by the incoming administration and Congress.
Scroll through these photos to see highlights from a busy few months at the Chamber.
The Chamber hosted policymakers, healthcare officials, and other interested parties for both the annual Health Forward Summit and a conference on the future of the Affordable Care Act.
Katie Mahoney, executive director of health policy, kicked off the U.S. Chamber Foundation's Health Forward Summit.
Across the hall, at the Affordable Care Act Future of Health Reform event, the Chamber's Executive Vice President for Government Affairs Bruce Josten moderated a panel discussion on the Chamber's priorities for the Affordable Care Act under the 45th president's administration.
Institute for Legal Reform President Lisa Rickard chatted with Former Governor Mitt Romney prior to his keynote remarks at ILR's Legal Reform Summit
. "Have we made it more attractive to compete in America or less attractive?" Romney asked the crowd
The Chamber's U.S.-Cuba Business Council traveled to Havana for the Havana International Fair. While there, Myron Brilliant, senior vice president for international policy, sat down with Reuters
for an exclusive interview. The Hill
named Tom Donohue and Bruce Josten to its list of top lobbyists for 2016, noting that the Chamber was focused on "unfinished business" during the final months of the Obama White House.
Scott Eisner and Senegalese President Macky Sall walked the Chamber's halls. Sall received the Outstanding Business Leaders' Award from the U.S.-Africa Business Center.
The Global Intellectual Property Center's Kasie Brill (second from left) and Jared Parks (right) welcomed Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath (left) and Billy Idol guitarist and artist Billy Morrison (second from right) to the Chamber. The two artists performed a set at GIPC's IP Champions Gala.
The U.S. Chamber partnered with the Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce and the Industry's Committee on Trade and Investment for the Global Initiative on Health and Economy. As part of the summit, U.S. Chamber Executive Director for the Middle East Steve Lutes joined Saudi officials for a high-level dialogue with American business leaders. The purpose of the partnership was to help the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia achieve its health goals.
Ahead of his retirement, The New York Times
published a profile of Bruce Josten, who spent over 40 years leading the Chamber to a long list of policy victories on behalf of the American business community.
This prize stopped H Street traffic -- literally! Petty Officer 2nd Class Troy Davidson posed in his new Kenworth Truck, awarded to him by Hiring Our Heroes' Transition Trucking program