UNC Employee Forum
March 5, 2014
UNC Class of 1997, SBP

• Government Relations and
Public Policy
• Economic Development
• Community Development
• Access t...
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro
Chamber of Commerce is
a membership
organization that serves
and advances the
business interests ...
• The Chamber advocates for your organization’s
interests and the interests of our local business
community,

• The Chambe...
• Member outreach and
engagement
• Public policy tracking and
advocacy
• Earned and social media
UNC Class of 2002
Ten Things You May Not
Have Known about
Your Chamber
Kristen Smith,
Vice President for Advocacy & Engagement
Chapel Hill-C...
Over 1,300 members strong &
cover the entire region
• We have over 1,300 members, most of them with 10
employees or fewer,...
We have the “same last name” as
other Chambers of Commerce
• We formally disassociated with the U.S.
Chamber in 2009 over ...
We save our members
– that means YOU! - money!
Find deals at OurLocalDeal.com
We offer a Small Business Health & Dental Service
$60 doctors visits , $10 prescriptions , and discounted dental services
...
You can rent our conference room!
Email Justin Simmons at jsimmons@carolinachamber.org.
We Advocate for the Business Community
We have a 16-point public policy agenda
covering four main ideas:

Retain, Recruit...
We advocate for projects that
benefit UNC & its students
In partnership with UNC, we birthed a green
and sustainable certification program

Check out gogreenplus.org for more info...
We help develop leaders

Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro: April 7-June 11
We have Young Professionals Network!

http://www.carolinachamber.org/pages/YoungProfessionalsNetwork/
We’re Helping Attract Talent

WorkInTheTriangle.com
Did you know we have a charitable arm?
Save the date
for the 2014
Inter-City Visit!
WHERE:
Athens, GA!
WHEN:
September 21-23
How can YOU get involved?
• Sign up for our communication
• Attend our events
• Talk to Chamber staff and volunteers
• Connect with us on social med...
• Facebook.com/ChapelHillCarrboroChamber
• Twitter: @CarolinaChamber
• Flickr.com/photos/carolinachamber
• Slideshare.net/...
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  1. 1. UNC Employee Forum March 5, 2014
  2. 2. UNC Class of 1997, SBP • Government Relations and Public Policy • Economic Development • Community Development • Access to information and decision makers
  3. 3. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization that serves and advances the business interests of our community and builds a sustainable community where business thrives.
  4. 4. • The Chamber advocates for your organization’s interests and the interests of our local business community, • The Chamber connects you with the people and information you need to thrive; and • The Chamber helps you save money.
  5. 5. • Member outreach and engagement • Public policy tracking and advocacy • Earned and social media UNC Class of 2002
  6. 6. Ten Things You May Not Have Known about Your Chamber Kristen Smith, Vice President for Advocacy & Engagement Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce
  7. 7. Over 1,300 members strong & cover the entire region • We have over 1,300 members, most of them with 10 employees or fewer, including 100 nonprofits. • Most of our members are in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, but we have members located all over the Triangle. • Did you know that the University of North Carolina has been a Chamber member for more than 40 years?
  8. 8. We have the “same last name” as other Chambers of Commerce • We formally disassociated with the U.S. Chamber in 2009 over their position on health care and climate change. • We are members of the N.C. Chamber, N.C. Retail Merchants Association, the Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives and the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.
  9. 9. We save our members – that means YOU! - money!
  10. 10. Find deals at OurLocalDeal.com
  11. 11. We offer a Small Business Health & Dental Service $60 doctors visits , $10 prescriptions , and discounted dental services at Piedmont Health Services
  12. 12. You can rent our conference room! Email Justin Simmons at jsimmons@carolinachamber.org.
  13. 13. We Advocate for the Business Community We have a 16-point public policy agenda covering four main ideas: Retain, Recruit, & Grow Employers Improve Regulatory Environment & Business Climate Build & Maintain Infrastructure Increase participation and influence by and of the business community
  14. 14. We advocate for projects that benefit UNC & its students
  15. 15. In partnership with UNC, we birthed a green and sustainable certification program Check out gogreenplus.org for more information!
  16. 16. We help develop leaders Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro: April 7-June 11
  17. 17. We have Young Professionals Network! http://www.carolinachamber.org/pages/YoungProfessionalsNetwork/
  18. 18. We’re Helping Attract Talent WorkInTheTriangle.com
  19. 19. Did you know we have a charitable arm?
  20. 20. Save the date for the 2014 Inter-City Visit! WHERE: Athens, GA! WHEN: September 21-23
  21. 21. How can YOU get involved?
  22. 22. • Sign up for our communication • Attend our events • Talk to Chamber staff and volunteers • Connect with us on social media
  23. 23. • Facebook.com/ChapelHillCarrboroChamber • Twitter: @CarolinaChamber • Flickr.com/photos/carolinachamber • Slideshare.net/carolinachamber • LinkedIn: Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber group • Instagram: @carolinachamber • www.carolinachamber.org
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