76th Annual Meeting

March 19, 2018


 Presented By:


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Platinum Sponsors:


Gold Sponsor:


Silver Sponsors:





Bronze Sponsor:




North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation
North Carolina Community Foundation


The Annual Meeting is the North Carolina Chamber’s flagship event. Each year, the NC Chamber recognizes two individuals who have an outstanding sense of public responsibility by honoring them with the Distinguished Citizenship Award and Distinguished Public Service Award. Our 76th Annual Meeting will be structured as an afternoon program, including a compelling keynote speaker and a celebration of the NC Chamber’s two annual award winners. The event concludes with a networking reception, replete with complimentary cocktails and wine, allowing sponsors and guests to connect with influencers and political leaders from across the state in a relaxed setting.

Help Food Lion Combat Hunger Across our State
Presenting Sponsor Food Lion will conduct a hunger campaign across the state in the weeks leading up to the Annual Meeting, with results of the initiative announced live at the event. You can participate in the virtual food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina now. For every dollar donated, the Food Bank can provide five meals to our neighbors in need! To donate, click here

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What: 76th Annual Meeting
When: March 19, 2018, 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley | 4500 Marriott Dr, Raleigh, NC 27612
Special Hotel Rate: Call 1- 800-MARRIOTT February 26 for a special room rate of $169

Registration and Sponsorships

Ticket Pricing:

Cornerstone Members: Early-Bird $150 | Regular $175 | Late $200
Members: Early-Bird $175 | Regular $200 | Late $225
Non-Members: Early-Bird $250 | Regular $300 | Late $350


**We kindly ask that you check with your company to determine your member status prior to registering. Non-members who register at the Member or Cornerstone rate will be required to pay the owed difference prior to the event. 



Learn more about the sponsorship opportunities and contact Beth Shore for more details.


2:30 p.m.
Registration Opens

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony
Distinguished Public Service Award Recipient: Dr. June St. Clair Atkinson
Distinguished Citizenship Award Recipient: Allen E. Gant, Jr.

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Keynote Address: Josh Linkner
Five-time tech entrepreneur, hyper-growth CEO, two-time NY Times bestselling author, venture capitalist, and keynote speaker on a mission to drive creativity, innovation and reinvention.

Josh Linkner – who started his career as a jazz guitarist – has been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million. He is also a deeply experienced business leader, venture capitalist, top-rated keynote speaker, and author of four books, the New York Times bestsellers: Disciplined Dreaming and The Road to Reinvention, as well as his latest book, Hacking Innovation. And yes, he still plays a mean jazz guitar.

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Networking Reception

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