CORNING | U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, state Sen. Tom O'Mara, R-Big Flats, and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano, R-Corning, will meet with local business owners and other residents this week at the Radisson Hotel Corning.

Some of the issues up for discussion are New York’s proposed minimum wage hike to $15 per hour, paid family leave of up to 12 weeks and state taxes.

“It’s a way for us to communicate directly with the small business community in our area,” Palmesano said. “We always look forward to doing it.”

Officials said it’s important for local leaders to have direct discussion with local business owners on important economic matters.

“More importantly, I’m looking forward to hearing directly from the business community,” Palmesano said.

The roundtable will be held from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday at the Radisson, 125 Denison Pkwy E., Corning. The event is free for Chamber members and $10 for non-members.

The event is hosted by the Corning Area Chamber of Commerce.