Annual Meeting 2016

Annual Meeting 2016
. Please Note --> This is a Past Event!! .

Date: 9/7/2016
Time: 5:00 PM TO 8:30 PM

Raleigh Convention & Performing Arts Complex
500 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

(919) 664-7082

Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact Ginger Baxley.

$100 per employee of member firms
$125 per non-member

Diamond Sponsor


Audio-Visual Production Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors


A.E. Finley Distinguished Service Award Sponsor

Video Sponsor

Print Sponsor

5 p.m. | Reception
6 p.m. | Dinner and Program

Josh Linkner Headlines 128th Annual Meeting

From cutting edge companies that employ thousands in RTP to visionary startups that are energizing downtown Raleigh, it's clear that innovation and creativity are flourishing in the Triangle.  

Join business and community leaders at 128th Annual Meeting as we explore our area's changes and challenges, and find out what the Chamber is doing to drive success.

Our keynote speaker, Josh Linkner, is no stranger to this topic: he's spent his career harnessing the power of creative disruption. Hear his thoughts on Raleigh, and find out how you can tap into your own creativity to find new levels of success (hint: you don't have to invent the next Uber to be considered "creative").

We'll also honor standout businessman and community activist Gregory Poole Jr. with the A.E. Finley Distinguished Service Award, celebrate some of our accomplishments from the past year, and take a look at the future. Board Chair Jill Wells Heath will officially pass the gavel to our next board chair, Greg Winkler of Wells Fargo. 

The evening begins with a reception at 5 p.m. followed by dinner and the program at 6.

Feel free to come as you are; there is no dress code for this event.

About Josh Linkner
Josh Linkner, business leader and entrepreneur, will take the stage Chamber’s Annual Meeting. Linkner is a:

  • Two-time New York Times bestselling author of “Disciplined Dreaming” and “The Road to Reinvention”
  • Four-time tech entrepreneur, driving a combined exit value of over $200 million
  • Authority on creativity, innovation, reinvention, and hyper-growth leadership
  • Founding partner of Detroit Venture Partners, helping to rebuild his hometown of Detroit
  • Founder and former CEO/chairman of ePrize, the largest interactive promotion agency in the world
  • Professional jazz guitarist
  • Weekly contributor to Inc. Magazine, Forbes, and the Detroit Free Press

Join hundreds of business and community leaders at this popular event. Reserve your spot now!

Sponsorships are available. Contact Ginger Baxley to learn more.

RSVP by noon Wednesday, Aug. 31

Call 919.664.7082 or email Greg McNamara
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Speaker Sponsor
Fifth Third Bank 

Gold Sponsors
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina 
Cypress Creek Renewables 
Gilliam Coble and Moser, LLP 
K&L Gates LLP 
North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives 
The Rawlings Company 

Chair’s Reception Sponsors
Credit Suisse
First Citizens Bank 
RDU-Paris: Nonstop Service by Delta Air Lines 

Silver Sponsors
Duke Energy  
Duke Raleigh Hospital 
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP 

Bronze Sponsors
ABC-11 Eyewitness News (WTVD)
Alfred Williams & Company
AT&T North Carolina
BB&T Insurance Services, Inc. 
Branch Banking & Trust Co.
Campbell Law School
Capitol Broadcasting Co., Inc.
Carolina Hurricanes
First Tennessee Bank
Grinnell Leadership
HomeTrust Bank
LORD Corporation
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
North State Bank
Paragon Bank
Rodgers Builders, Inc. 
UNC REX Healthcare
WakeMed Health & Hospitals
Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP

Wine Sponsors
CALYX Engineers + Consultants
Highwoods Properties, LLP
Moore & Van Allen, PLLC
Yadkin Bank

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