72nd Annual Meeting

March 5, 2014

NC Chamber's 72nd Annual Meeting Logo

MARCH 5, 2014
Grandover Resort and Conference Center | Greensboro, NC


Duke Energy Logo for presenting sponsor

The Annual Meeting is the North Carolina Chamber’s flagship event. Dan Heath, co-author of NY Times Business bestseller Switch: How to Change Things when Change is Hard,  will Keynote this year’s Annual Meeting.  The Chamber will also honor its Distinguished Citizenship and Distinguished Public Service award winners.  Do not miss the opportunity to connect with business, government, academic and nonprofit leaders from across the state.

Co – Sponsors

BB&T Cornerstone Member Logo

 Martin Marietta Materials Co Sponsor Logo

Gold Sponsor for K&L Gates

S&A cherokee gold sponsor


Gold Sponsors

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AT&T cornerstone member logo
BCBSNC Cornerstone Member Logo

First Citizens Bank gold sponsor logo

S&D Coffee & Tea logo USE

Silver Sponsor

Bank of America
Carolina Hurricanes
Glen Raven
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Mechanics and Farmers Bank
Novant Health, Inc.
Piedmont Natural Gas
PNC Financial Services Group
PSNC Energy
Vidant Health
Wells Fargo
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.


Bronze Sponsors

Bank of North Carolina
Broyhill Family Foundation
Food Lion
Gregory Poole Equipment Company
Highwoods Properties
John Deere
NC Association of Defense Attorneys
NC Electric Cooperatives
Senn Dunn Insurance






9:00 a.m.

Registration table opens

9:30 a.m.

Special Preliminary Session: The Changing Demographics of NC’s Workforce | Challenges and Solutions for Every Employer

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James Johnson, William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship; Director, Urban Investment Strategies Center, Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise (Invited)

Meagan Johnson, Bright, Funny, Delightfully Obnoxious Generational Humorist

11:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Jim Whitehurst, President & CEO, Red Hat

Governor’s Remarks

The Honorable Pat McCrory

Lunch (12:00 – 12:30)

Welcome Remarks

Paul Newton, NC State President, Duke Energy

Presentation of Distinguished Citizenship Award

James Maynard, Chairman and CEO, Investors Management Company; Chairman, Golden Corral Corporation

Acceptance of Distinguished Citizenship Award

Mr. O. Temple Sloan, Jr., Founder and Chairman, CARQUEST/General Parts International

Presentation of Distinguished Public Service Award

Norris Tolson, President of the NC Biotechnology Center

Acceptance of Distinguished Public Service Award

The Honorable Jim Crawford, Former N.C. House of Representative

Keynote Address

Dan Heath, co-author of NY Times Business Bestseller
Switch: How to Change Things when Change is Hard

Closing Remarks

Jim Whitehurst, President & CEO, Red Hat

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Dan Heath

Temple Sloan, Jr.

Temple Sloan, Jr.

The Honorable Jim Crawford

The Honorable
Jim Crawford

Grandover Hotel Information

Rates: $162 for King or $189 for Junior Suite.  Reservations cut-off is Feb. 4th.  When calling for reservations, callers should ask for the NC Chamber Annual Meeting rate.

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