Greater Durham Chamber Annual Meeting on Feb 8: The Future of Nowby Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce February 7, 2018
DURHAM, NC – The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce will hold the 2018 Annual Meeting on Feb. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center. The event is a uniquely Durham, full-of-personality celebration of 2017 with a thoughtful evaluation of the community’s future. Media are invited to cover this event.
Local leaders will gather to celebrate Durham’s successes and discuss the big shifts propelling Durham forward.
“Significant residential and commercial real estate projects are being developed across the county – and with even bigger ones planned – Durham is buzzing with change,” said Geoff Durham, president, Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce. “And just as important are the individuals behind Durham’s amazing story.”
Futurist and economist Rebecca Ryan will give the keynote address. Ryan is the Resident Futurist at the Alliance for Innovation, a Senior Advisor at the Governing Institute, a faculty member at the Institute for Zen Leadership, and the owner of NEXT Generation Consulting, Inc. She is the author of The Next Big Things: The Future of Local Government (2015), ReGENERATION: A Manifesto for America’s Future Leaders (2013), and Live First, Work Second: Getting Inside the Head of the Next Generation (2007). Her TEDx talk, Spring is Coming, was featured at the prestigious TEDxBeaconStreet in 2015. Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class, calls Rebecca “one of the most reliable sources for CEOs and Mayors who want to attract and keep the next generation of creative workers.”
In addition to the program, the Annual Civic Honor award will be presented to an individual who has significantly impacted Durham. The Annual Civic Honor award celebrates an individual who, through immense dedication and personal resolve, has made significant contributions to strengthening the community.
This year the award will be presented to Cora Cole-McFadden.
Cole-McFadden will join the ranks of past winners including: A.J. Clement, III; Sylvia Kerckhoff, Mary Ann Black and more. The Chamber has presented this award annually since 1933.
Media interested in covering this event should contact Myra Wooten at durhamchamber.org
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The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce is the leading economic development organization in Durham. Innovation, economic development and business empowerment are the heart of this thriving pro-active business leadership organization.