Chamber Board and Priority (Gold, Platinum, Diamond) members visited Spectrnix/Emerson plant in the southern city of Sderot.  Spectronix/Emerson is a receipient of the 2017 Chamber Excellence Award for the purchase of Spectronix by U.S. giant Emerson and turning the 40 year-old Israeli company to a global leader in fire and gas leak detection equipment.  The visitors toured the plant, received an overview from Spectronix' General Manager Tal Laufer and an first-hand account by (Ret.) General Tal Russo, former head of the Southern Command, of the current status of the security and regional situation vis-a-vis the Hamas controled Gaza strip and southern border with Egypt's Sinai peninsula. The visitors also visited the Gaza border and met with the head of the local Regional Authority Sha'ar Hanegev, Alon Shuster who gave a glimpse of the day-to-day living along the Gaza border. This visit begins a new activity of the Chamber to introduce Chamber members to unique and interesting aspects of the Chamber and the Israeli business sector. Stay tuned. 

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