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October 20, 2023

Considering serving in public office? Join us this October!

The NC Chamber Candidate Workshop is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to run a successful political campaign in North Carolina. Gain expertise on effective platform buiding, fundraising, and campaign strategies, how to ensure Board of Election compliance, and more. Attendees will hear from industry experts, campaign veterans, and a special guest speaker. If you know someone in your network who might benefit, please share these event details.

Who should attend:

  • Current officeholders
  • Potential candidates
  • Campaign managers
  • Campaign volunteer leaders
While this event  is open to the public, space is limited. Sign up today.


Friday, October 20
9:00 amRegistration and Refreshments
9:15 amWelcome and Snapshot of NC Politics
  • Kirk O’Steen, Political Director, NC Chamber
9:45 amPreparting to Run for Office
  • Kirk O’Steen, Political Director, NC Chamber
10:00 amNew Candidate Checklist
  • Andrew Tripp, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, University North Carolina System Office
11:30 amFundraising
  • Heather Dickson, Freelance Fundraiser
12:00 pmLunch
12:30 pmGuest Presentation
  • Senator Gale Adcock
1:00 pmVoter Contact and Volunteer Management
  • Rob Andrews, Specialist, NP Strategy, LLC
2:00 pmCampaign Branding and Messaging
  • Ray Martin
3:00 pmWriting a Campaign Plan
  • Kirk O’Steen, Political Director, NC Chamber
3:00 pmDeveloping your Campaign Strategy
  • Mike Rusher, Vice President, The Results Company
4:30 pmMost Common Mistakes, Q&A, Closing Remarks
  • Kirk O’Steen, Political Director, NC Chamber
5:00 pmEvent Adjourns