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June 30, 2020

Following recommendations issued by Governor Cooper and the CDC, the NC Chamber’s 78th Annual Meeting has been rescheduled for June 30, 2020 and will be a virtual event. Our team remains in close contact with state officials and we feel that this decision is in the best interest of the health and welfare of our community. Thank you for understanding. 

Celebrate. Network. Engage.

78th Annual Meeting | 2020 Playbook: Keeping NC First in Business

Being named the #1 state for business by Forbes magazine three years in a row does not happen by accident. NC is thriving. But complacency can prove dangerous. Join leaders from across the state at our Annual Meeting for insight into our state’s business climate and strategies that will ensure NC stays on top.

At this event, we will also present the Award for Distinguished Citizenship and Award for Distinguished Service to two individuals who have made an indelible mark on our state by improving their communities and statewide business climate. Our 78th Annual Meeting includes a compelling keynote speaker, a celebration of our award recipients and an update on Chamber-related business.

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Tuesday, June 30
12:30 pmAttendee Lobby Open for Networking
12:45 pmWelcome Remarks

Ward Nye, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Martin Marietta

1:00 pmAwards Ceremony
  • Distinguished Public Servant Award Recipient: Brigadier General (Retired) James R. Gorham
  • Distinguished Citizenship Award Recipient: George H.V. Cecil, Chairman, Biltmore Farms
1:20 pmKeynote Address

Lynn Good, CEO, Duke Energy

1:30 pmA Conversation with Torry Holt
  • Torry Holt, Vice President of Holt Brothers Construction and President of the Holt Brothers Foundation
  • Sharon Delaney McCloud, Partner and Vice President of Professional Development, Walk West
2:00 pmNetworking Break
2:20 pmRelaunching NC: People – Opportunity – Future

If there is one encouraging aspect to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is the lessons we can learn from it to establish a sound recovery strategy and ensure North Carolina is better prepared to proactively respond to future crises. You will hear from NC Chamber the steps we are taking to continue on our mission to ensure that North Carolina is one of the best places in the world to do business.

  • Gary Salamido, President and CEO, NC Chamber
  • Kelly Fuller, President, NC Chamber Foundation
  • Ray Starling, General Counsel and President of the NC Chamber Legal Institute, NC Chamber
  • Sepi Saidi, President and CEO, SEPI, Inc.
  • Moderator: Ward Nye, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Martin Marietta
3:10 pmClosing Remarks