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Presentation to UNC Employee Forum


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Presentation to UNC Employee Forum

  1. 1. UNC Employee Forum March 5, 2014
  2. 2. Aaron Nelson, president/CEO UNC Class of 1997, SBP • Government Relations and Public Policy • Economic Development • Community Development • Access to information and decision makers
  3. 3. Our Mission 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. Our Commitments to You • 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. Kristen Smith, vice president for advocacy and engagement • 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
  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
  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 for more information!
  16. 16. We help develop leaders Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro: April 7-June 11
  17. 17. We have Young Professionals Network!
  18. 18. We’re Helping Attract Talent
  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. Ways to Get Involved • Sign up for our communication • Attend our events • Talk to Chamber staff and volunteers • Connect with us on social media
  23. 23. Connect With Us • • Twitter: @CarolinaChamber • • • LinkedIn: Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber group • Instagram: @carolinachamber •
  24. 24. QUESTIONS?