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MGM Resorts International President Bill Hornbuckle to Keynote DeKalb Chamber 79th Annual Meeting



DECATUR, Ga., – Jan. 10, 2017 – With a Constitutional Amendment authorizing a destination casino resorts in sight for the 2017 legislative session, the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce has invited MGM Resorts International President Bill Hornbuckle to serve as the keynote speaker of its 79th Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place on February 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker Street NW, Atlanta.

Mr. Hornbuckle will discuss MGM Resorts International and what a destination casino resort could mean for Georgia. If the Legislature and then voters approve the Constitutional Amendment, MGM Resorts has expressed interest in developing a truly unique resort in the Atlanta metropolitan area creating thousands of jobs and generating tens of millions of dollars in annual spending with local businesses.

“We look forward to hearing about MGM Resorts’ potential plans for Georgia, as these plans may shape our ability to support the HOPE Scholarship; create new jobs and revenue sources; and attract new business to the state,” said Katerina Taylor, President and CEO of DeKalb Chamber.

During the 2016 legislative session, similar legislation was approved by the House Regulated Industries Committee, but was stalled. Rep. Ron Stephens, who sponsored the 2016 legislation, plans to introduce a similar one in January, which if passed by the Legislature, would allow for a statewide referendum whereby voters would decide if local communities can opt in to hosting destination casino resorts.

Early bird tickets to the event are $125 for members and $150 for nonmembers. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information and to register, please visit bit.ly/dcoc79am.

For a headshot and bio of Bill Hornbuckle, please click here. Credentialed media interested in attending may RSVP by contacting Emily Yang at eyang@dekalbchamber.org or 470-355-7823.

ABOUT DEKALB CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based organization with the mission to support, promote and sustain business development in DeKalb County. With 79 years of service in the community, DeKalb Chamber focuses on four critical areas including education, workforce and economic development, public policy, and business member services. We are the primary resource for businesses in DeKalb County. For more information on DeKalb Chamber, please visit their website at www.dekalbchamber.org or call 404-378-8000.
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