- Associated Press - Sunday, January 31, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce is hosting a forum for business leaders to ask the state’s top legislative leaders questions about the economy.

The chamber says it expects 700 business and civic leaders to attend its annual legislative luncheon.

The event will be held at noon on Wednesday at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello and Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed plan to participate.

The Democratic leaders are expected to be joined by the House majority and minority leaders and the Senate majority and minority leaders.

Laurie White, the chamber’s president, and business executives from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and Twin River Casino will give remarks.

The chamber advocates for the business community’s interests in Rhode Island.

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