Attorney Scott W. Lang of New Bedford to speak at New Bedford Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee meeting on January 11

Attorney Scott W. Lang, the former Mayor of the City of New Bedford, will be speaking at the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Committee meeting on Friday, January 11. Lang’s discussion will focus on the South Coast Rail project and other Massachusetts infrastructure projects.

The Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee meeting will take place at 8:30 a.m. on January 11, at the Chamber office located at 794 Purchase Street in New Bedford. The Government Affairs Committee meets on a monthly basis to review pending legislation and regulations for their impact on the membership, develop positions that will enhance economic growth, and develop programs that inform and encourage members to participate in the Chamber’s government affairs initiatives. The committee periodically invites elected officials, advocacy groups, and other decision makers to participate in the meetings and discuss issues that are important to the local business community.

All members of the Chamber are welcome to participate in any of the meetings or to join the committee. Anyone interesting in attending Friday’s meeting should contact the Chamber at 508-999-5231.

About the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce

Established in 1885, the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce serves ten communities in the SouthCoast of Massachusetts. With a total population of more than 210,000 residents, the ten communities include: the City of New Bedford; Acushnet; Dartmouth; Fairhaven; Freetown; Mattapoisett; Marion; Rochester; Wareham; and Westport.

The New Bedford Chamber is a progressive organization that participates in initiatives that positively impact our business members and the quality of life in the SouthCoast region. Initiatives include education, economic development, trade shows and legislative affairs. Read on to learn more about the Chamber, what we do and the multitude of programs we tackle everyday.

For more information about the Chamber, call 508-999-5231 or visit