2014
ANNUAL MEETING
Please enjoy this time to
network
*alternatively, you can just sit quiet and tweet #AM2014
Aaron Nelson
President & CEO,
Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber
of Commerce
Welcome, Elected Officials!
North Carolina General Assembly
§ Sen. Valerie Foushee
§ Rep. Verla Insko

Town of Hillsboroug...
Welcome, Elected Officials!
Orange County Board of Commissioners

§
§
§
§
§
§

Chairman Barry Jacobs
Vice Chair Earl McKee...
Welcome, Elected Officials!
Town of Carrboro
§ Mayor Lydia Lavelle
§ Alderwoman Michelle Johnson
Town of Chapel Hill
§ May...
Economic Development Partners!
Thank you,
Ambassadors!
Community
Champions
Community Champion
Community Champion
Community Champion
Community Investors
Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Citizenship & Service
Award Sponsor
Business of the Year Award Sponsor
Micro-Enterprise Category
Business of the Year Award Sponsor
Mid-Size Business Category
Business of the Year Award Sponsor
Non-Profit Category
Lunch Sponsor
Bronze Sponsor
Security Sponsor
Greening Sponsor
Table Sponsors
Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau
Duke Medicine
First Citizens Bank
Orange County Economic Developm...
Please enjoy
your lunch.
Tweet!
#AM2014
@CarolinaChamber
Community Champion

Joanne Fiore
2013 Year In Review
2013 Chair, Board of
Directors

PAIGE ZINN
Jennings
Delivering Value
-connecting you-advocating for you-lowering the cost of biz-
A New Membership
Investment Model
“Tiered Dues”
www.carolinachamber.org
88%
Reinvestment
123 West Franklin
Supporting
Innovation
28,000 Sq. Feet
130 Enterprises
Health, and Now Dental
1300
144
79
12
188
3,876/5,553
$874,000 > $869,000
“If you don't know, the
thing to do is not to get
scared, but to learn.”
-Ayn Rand
2013 Year In Review
2013 Chair, Board of
Directors

PAIGE ZINN
Jennings
Chair’s Award
for Leadership in
Public-Private
Partnership
Mark
Chilton
2014 Year in Preview
2014 Chair, Board
of Directors

CHRIS
BARNES
PNC bank
Bob
Saunders

Brooks Pierce
Joel Levy

Joel I Levy CPA
Helen
Antipov

Comfort Keepers
Marc Pons

Chapel Hill Tire
Car Care Center
Tony
Pugliese
AICPA
Chris Derby
UPS Store
Baguettaboutit
Our Mission
Serve and advance the business
interests of our community
and build a sustainable
community where business
thr...
CONNECT
With People
With Information
With Resources
ADVOCATE
• Retain, Recruit and Grow Employers
• Improve the Regulatory Environment and
Business Climate
• Build and Mainta...
My Chamber….
• CONNECTS Me
• ADVOCATES for My Business
Community
• SAVES ME MONEY
Challenges
Opportunities
#1 Place to
Live, Work, Shop
, Play, Learn and
Raise a Family
“You must be the change
you want to see in the
world”
- Gandhi
“The ultimate measure of a man
is what where he stands in
moments of comfort and
convenience, but where he
stands in times...
2014
2014
Tiered Dues
More Choice
More Value
Stronger Chamber
2014
Intercity-Visit and
Leadership Conference
(Athens, Georgia)
2014
> Taking Care of Business
My Chamber….
• CONNECTS Me
• ADVOCATES for My Business
Community
• SAVES ME MONEY
Reagan
Pruitt

Blue Cross Blue
Shield of NC
Meg McGurk
Chapel Hill
Downtown
Partnership
2013 Chamber
Ambassador of the Year
Ambassador of
the Year

Irene
Briggaman
Community
Volunteer
THE CHAMBER AND
CIRRUS AIRCRAFT PRESENTS…

FLYING 2.0
BUSINESS NETWORKING
2013
Business of the
Year Awards
Security Sponsor
2013 Business of the
Year
Micro-Enterprise
Category
And the Winner is…
2013 Business of the Year
Mid-Size Business Category
2013 Business of the Year
Mid-Size Business Category
Harrington Bank
And the Winner is…
2013 Business of the Year
Large Business Category
And the Winner is…
2013 Business of the Year
Non-Profit
And the Winner is…
Duke Energy
Citizenship and Service Award
Duke Energy
Citizenship and
Service Award

Gordon
Merklein
UNC Chapel Hill
Some Final Comments
… Just a few
THANK YOU
for your membership.

We look forward to continuing to serve
you in 2014.
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    1. 1. 2014 ANNUAL MEETING Please enjoy this time to network *alternatively, you can just sit quiet and tweet #AM2014
    2. 2. Aaron Nelson President & CEO, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce
    3. 3. Welcome, Elected Officials! North Carolina General Assembly § Sen. Valerie Foushee § Rep. Verla Insko Town of Hillsborough § Mayor Tom Stevens
    4. 4. Welcome, Elected Officials! Orange County Board of Commissioners § § § § § § Chairman Barry Jacobs Vice Chair Earl McKee Commissioner Alice Gordon Commissioner Bernadette Pelissier Commissioner Renee Price Commissioner Penny Rich
    5. 5. Welcome, Elected Officials! Town of Carrboro § Mayor Lydia Lavelle § Alderwoman Michelle Johnson Town of Chapel Hill § Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt § Mayor Pro Temp Sally Greene § Councilman George Cianciolo § Councilman Ed Harrison Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools § Vice Chair Mia Burroughs § Member Annetta Streater
    6. 6. Economic Development Partners!
    7. 7. Thank you, Ambassadors!
    8. 8. Community Champions
    9. 9. Community Champion
    10. 10. Community Champion
    11. 11. Community Champion
    12. 12. Community Investors
    13. 13. Platinum Sponsors
    14. 14. Gold Sponsors
    15. 15. Gold Sponsors
    16. 16. Citizenship & Service Award Sponsor
    17. 17. Business of the Year Award Sponsor Micro-Enterprise Category
    18. 18. Business of the Year Award Sponsor Mid-Size Business Category
    19. 19. Business of the Year Award Sponsor Non-Profit Category
    20. 20. Lunch Sponsor
    21. 21. Bronze Sponsor
    22. 22. Security Sponsor
    23. 23. Greening Sponsor
    24. 24. Table Sponsors Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau Duke Medicine First Citizens Bank Orange County Economic Development Piedmont Health
    25. 25. Please enjoy your lunch.
    26. 26. Tweet! #AM2014 @CarolinaChamber
    27. 27. Community Champion Joanne Fiore
    28. 28. 2013 Year In Review 2013 Chair, Board of Directors PAIGE ZINN Jennings
    29. 29. Delivering Value -connecting you-advocating for you-lowering the cost of biz-
    30. 30. A New Membership Investment Model “Tiered Dues”
    31. 31. www.carolinachamber.org
    32. 32. 88% Reinvestment
    33. 33. 123 West Franklin
    34. 34. Supporting Innovation
    35. 35. 28,000 Sq. Feet 130 Enterprises
    36. 36. Health, and Now Dental
    37. 37. 1300 144 79 12 188 3,876/5,553 $874,000 > $869,000
    38. 38. “If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.” -Ayn Rand
    39. 39. 2013 Year In Review 2013 Chair, Board of Directors PAIGE ZINN Jennings
    40. 40. Chair’s Award for Leadership in Public-Private Partnership
    41. 41. Mark Chilton
    42. 42. 2014 Year in Preview 2014 Chair, Board of Directors CHRIS BARNES PNC bank
    43. 43. Bob Saunders Brooks Pierce
    44. 44. Joel Levy Joel I Levy CPA
    45. 45. Helen Antipov Comfort Keepers
    46. 46. Marc Pons Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Center
    47. 47. Tony Pugliese AICPA
    48. 48. Chris Derby UPS Store Baguettaboutit
    49. 49. Our Mission Serve and advance the business interests of our community and build a sustainable community where business thrives.
    50. 50. CONNECT With People With Information With Resources
    51. 51. ADVOCATE • Retain, Recruit and Grow Employers • Improve the Regulatory Environment and Business Climate • Build and Maintain Infrastructure • Increase the Participation by and Influence of the Business Community
    52. 52. My Chamber…. • CONNECTS Me • ADVOCATES for My Business Community • SAVES ME MONEY
    53. 53. Challenges
    54. 54. Opportunities
    55. 55. #1 Place to Live, Work, Shop , Play, Learn and Raise a Family
    56. 56. “You must be the change you want to see in the world” - Gandhi
    57. 57. “The ultimate measure of a man is what where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
    58. 58. 2014
    59. 59. 2014 Tiered Dues More Choice More Value Stronger Chamber
    60. 60. 2014 Intercity-Visit and Leadership Conference (Athens, Georgia)
    61. 61. 2014 > Taking Care of Business
    62. 62. My Chamber…. • CONNECTS Me • ADVOCATES for My Business Community • SAVES ME MONEY
    63. 63. Reagan Pruitt Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC
    64. 64. Meg McGurk Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership
    65. 65. 2013 Chamber Ambassador of the Year
    66. 66. Ambassador of the Year Irene Briggaman Community Volunteer
    67. 67. THE CHAMBER AND CIRRUS AIRCRAFT PRESENTS… FLYING 2.0 BUSINESS NETWORKING
    68. 68. 2013 Business of the Year Awards
    69. 69. Security Sponsor
    70. 70. 2013 Business of the Year Micro-Enterprise Category
    71. 71. And the Winner is…
    72. 72. 2013 Business of the Year Mid-Size Business Category
    73. 73. 2013 Business of the Year Mid-Size Business Category Harrington Bank
    74. 74. And the Winner is…
    75. 75. 2013 Business of the Year Large Business Category
    76. 76. And the Winner is…
    77. 77. 2013 Business of the Year Non-Profit
    78. 78. And the Winner is…
    79. 79. Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award
    80. 80. Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award Gordon Merklein UNC Chapel Hill
    81. 81. Some Final Comments … Just a few
    82. 82. THANK YOU for your membership. We look forward to continuing to serve you in 2014.

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