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March 5, 2024

Celebration of North Carolina

82nd Annual Meeting & Awards

Leaders from across the state convene at this flagship event to celebrate North Carolina and the business community. Join us for a festive afternoon gathering with live music, food, libations, and networking.

Each year, the NC Chamber recognizes individuals with an outstanding sense of public responsibility who have made an indelible mark on our state by improving their communities and honors them with the Distinguished Citizenship Award and Distinguished Public Service Award. Read more about our recipients here.

We will also honor winners of the Coolest Thing Made in NC, a contest hosted by the NC Chamber each fall to shine a light on our state’s manufacturing industry.

Watch a highligth from last year’s celebration!

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Tuesday, March 5
3:45 pmRegistration Opens
4:00 pmWelcome and Opening Remarks
  • Gary Salamido, President and CEO, NC Chamber
  • Derek Steed, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Glen Raven, Inc., and Chair, NC Chamber Board of Directors
4:15 pmNC Leads Update

Meredith Archie, President, NC Chamber Foundation

4:25 pmCoolest Thing Made in NC Winner Recognition

Emmy Boyette, Director of Marketing, NC Chamber

4:40 pmAwards Ceremony
5:00 pmNetworking
6:00 pmEvent Concludes