Annual Meeting 2017

Annual Meeting 2017
. Please Note --> This is a Past Event!! .

Date: 9/14/2017
Time: 5:00 PM TO 8:30 PM

Raleigh Convention Center
500 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

(919) 664-7082

$100 per employee of member firms;
$130 per non-member

Diamond Sponsor


Audio-Visual Production Sponsor


Platinum Sponsors


Print Sponsor

Video Sponsor


Gold Sponsors
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina 
Fifth Third Bank 
Gilliam Coble & Moser, LLP
Grinnell Leadership
K&L Gates LLP 
The Rawlings Company 
Wielechowski & Fuller, PC

Reception Sponsors
Credit Suisse
First Citizens Bank 
Frankel Staffing Partners

Silver Sponsors
Duke Energy
Marsh & McLennan Agency
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
S&A Communications
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

Bronze Sponsors
ABC-11 Eyewitness News (WTVD)
Alfred Williams & Company
AT&T North Carolina
Bank of America
BB&T Insurance Services, Inc.
Branch Banking & Trust Co.
Campbell Law School
Campbell University - MBA Programs
Capital Wraps/Cranky Creative Group
Capitol Broadcasting Co., Inc.
Carolina Hurricanes
CertaPro Painters of Cary-Apex
Duke Raleigh Hospital
HomeTrust Bank
LORD Corporation
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
The News & Observer Publishing Co.
North State Bank
Paragon Bank
Poyner Spruill LLP
Red Hat, Inc.
Rodgers Builders, Inc.
Shaw University
Smith Anderson
Southern Bank
TapSnap 1205
UNC REX Healthcare
WakeMed Health & Hospitals
Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP
YMCA of the Triangle Area, Inc.

Wine Sponsors
CALYX Engineers + Consultants
First National Bank
Highwoods Properties, Inc.
Moore & Van Allen, PLLC

Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Headlines Annual Meeting

The Chamber's 129th Annual Meeting, featuring Navy Admiral James Stavridis, 16th supreme allied commander at NATO, is Sept. 14! Here are six reasons to get excited for his presentation:

  • You'll hear his thoughts on how collaboration and communication drive global security.
  • He was vetted by Hillary Clinton as a possible vice presidential candidate. He was also invited to Trump Tower to discuss a cabinet position with President Donald Trump.
  • His TED-talk has more than 700,000 views.
  • A monthly columnist for TIME Magazine and chief international security analyst for NBC News, Stavridis is regularly tapped to weigh in on current events. See some of his recent commentary here.
  • Stavridis has published eight books, including two this year: "The Leader's Bookshelf: 50 Books That Make Us Better Leaders" and "Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the Oceans."
  • An active social media user, he tweeted the end of combat operations in the Libyan NATO intervention. Follow him on Twitter.


A.E. Finley Distinguished Service Award
We'll also honor A.E. Finley Distinguished Service Award winner, Jack Clayton. As executive vice president and regional president for Wells Fargo's Piedmont East Community Banking, Clayton leads broad sales, service, and growth strategies for retail and small business banking in the region, which includes 57 counties. As an active member in the community, he's involved with organizations focused on economic development, youth, and education. He currently sits on the boards of the Triangle Land Conservancy, Triangle YMCA's capital campaign, Harvard 100, North Carolina Chamber, and the Boy Scouts of America.

He's been recognized as the Triangle CEO of the Year by the Triangle Business Journal. He was named a Silver Beaver and received the Terry Sanford Distinguished Citizens Award from the Boy Scouts of America. He ran the Olympic Torch into Raleigh as a Community Hero in 1996.

Celebration and Connections
Celebrate some of our accomplishments from the past year, and take a look at the future. Board Chair Greg Winkler will officially pass the gavel to our next board chair, Jimmy Goodmon of Capitol Broadcasting Co, Inc. 

Reserve your spot now to join hundreds of business and community leaders.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Dena Maluchnik for information.

Online registration is closed.

Call 919.664.7082 or email Greg McNamara

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