Capitol Summit, Host Breakfast Go Virtual

This year’s CalChamber Capitol Summit and the 95th Annual Sacramento Host Breakfast will be held virtually on the Zoom platform.

The Capitol Summit is scheduled for May 12, 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. The Host Breakfast is set for May 13, 8 a.m.–9 a.m.

Capitol Summit

The Capitol Summit agenda will include legislative and election updates with CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg and special guest speaker Dan Walters, longtime journalist and political columnist with CalMatters.

Walters has been a journalist for more than 60 years, spending all but a few of those years working for California newspapers. At age 22, he was the nation’s youngest daily newspaper editor.

He joined The Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975, just as Jerry Brown began his governorship, and later became the Union’s Capitol bureau chief. In 1981, Walters began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events.

Walters and the column moved to The Sacramento Bee in 1984, and in 2017 to, a nonprofit news organization specializing in California issues. He has written more than 10,000 articles and his column appears in dozens of California newspapers, as well as those in other states.

Major sponsors of the Virtual Capitol Summit are the Automobile Club of Southern California, Crowe and Esquire Plaza. The gold sponsor is CSAA Insurance Group.

There is no fee to participate, but registration is limited.

To register and learn more about the summit, visit

Host Breakfast

The Sacramento Host Committee and the California Chamber of Commerce are proud to bring back the annual Sacramento Host Breakfast this year as a virtual event.

Since 1926, the breakfast has provided a venue where California’s top leaders meet, socialize and discuss the critical issues facing businesses, government and the state’s economy.

This year’s virtual format will enable leaders from business, agriculture, government, the military and education to participate safely.

Traditionally, the Governor of California and the CalChamber chair speak at the breakfast about significant issues facing employers in the state.

Governor Gavin Newsom has been invited to speak at the breakfast. The program also will include remarks by Donna L. Lucas, 2021 chair of the CalChamber Board of Directors and president and CEO of Lucas Public Affairs.

For questions about either event, call (916) 930-1299 or email Separate registration is required for each event.