The 2013 Legislative Luncheon kicks-off Friday in the Holiday Inn Meet­ing Room.

The event begins with a box lunch at 11:30 a.m., with the presentation at noon.

In addition to updates from the area’s state repre­sentatives and senator, this year’s schedule will provide an opportunity to interact with elected officials from the City of Ardmore, Ar­dmore City Schools and Carter County officials.

The change in format is in response to requests from members for access to local government representatives and school officials.

“The luncheons provide an opportu­nity for elected officials to update our members on current legislation and ac­tivities as well as answer questions from the audi­ence. One of the most sig­nificant benefits of Cham­ber membership is the leg­islative advocacy provided at all levels of government. The bi-weekly luncheon offers an opportunity for our members to be better informed and involved in the democratic process,” said Jason Winborn, Ard­more Chamber Legislative Affairs Chair. Box lunches will be avail­able and can be reserved no later than 4 p.m. Thursday by calling Jennifer at the Ardmore Chamber at (580) 223-7765 or