The Wilmington Chamber's 157th Annual Meeting is the crowning event of our year, and we are looking forward to joining many of our members in person once again on February 15, 2024, from 5:00 to 7:30 pm.
This distinguished event historically draws over 350 business and community leaders, commemorating the chamber's remarkable milestones from the past year. Guided by our esteemed 2023 Board Chair, Stephanie Lanier, the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce proudly showcases some notable achievements:
Securing a $2.8 million investment from the North Carolina Legislature to expand the Career and Leadership Development Academy. This expansion ensures the participation of all 7th-grade students in the New Hanover County Public Schools for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year.
Pioneering the NC Health Talent Alliance, a groundbreaking regional talent pipeline program focusing on healthcare jobs. This initiative, a collaboration between the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, NC Chamber Foundation, North Carolina Area Health Education Center, and South East Area Health Education Center, sets a significant precedent in talent development.
Spearheading talent attraction efforts through the launch of NCCareerCoast.com. This platform serves as an invaluable resource for local employers, offering insights into job opportunities and showcasing our region's unique quality of life.
This year, our event will kick off at 5:00 pm with a reception that includes beer, wine, hors d'oeuvres, and time to network before the show begins at 5:30 pm. At our event, you'll hear a keynote speech. We'll also be recognizing this year's Lifetime Achievement in Business Award winner. The evening will end with an after-party featuring heavy hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and more time to connect with your fellow Chamber investors.
Deadline for event sponsorship: Friday, February 2, 2024.
Kindly plan your arrival ahead, considering travel, parking, check-in, and seating. Should you feel unwell, we encourage you to prioritize your health and refrain from attending.
Wilmington Convention Center Expo Hall
10 Convention Center Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401
Your ticket includes parking for one vehicle at the Convention Center Parking Deck, and street parking is available. We recommend utilizing ride-sharing services or carpooling for convenience.
Upon parking, proceed to the Wilmington Convention Center main foyer for check-in. Registered attendees will receive name tags before accessing the main event hall. A coat check will be conveniently located near the registration area.
FOOD & BEVERAGE:
Enjoy beverages and heavy hors d'oeuvres during the Welcome Reception (5:00 - 5:30 PM). Please note that food and beverages will not be served during the Program but will be available again at the After-Party.