Rowan Chamber to hold Business After Hours/Campaign kick-off & Leadership Rowan 30th anniversary

Reservations required by this Friday
The campaign runs through Sept. 16 with prizes being awarded at the Chamber’s Sept. 19 Board...
The campaign runs through Sept. 16 with prizes being awarded at the Chamber’s Sept. 19 Board Meeting.(Rowan Chamber)
Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 6:23 AM EDT
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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - The Rowan Chamber of Commerce will kick off its Campaign and celebrate the 30th anniversary of Leadership Rowan on Mon., August 8, 5 p.m. in conjunction with the Business After Hours (BAH) mixer at Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Rd., Salisbury.

The theme of this year’s campaign is “Chart Your Course” and Chamber Members are encouraged to dress in nautical costumes or wear pearls in recognition of the 30 years of successful Leadership Rowan classes.

Leadership Rowan alumni are invited to attend and will be competing for the bragging rights of “Best Class Ever” by having the highest percentage of attendance from their class.

“The Chamber wants to help the entire business community chart their course for the future,” said Elaine Holden (North Carolina Transportation Museum) Chair-elect and Campaign Chair. She continued, “We want to celebrate the success of Leadership Rowan and invite anyone who is not yet a member of the Chamber to get involved with the region’s largest business organization.”

Holden has selected a great group of Team Captains: Ashley Efird (F & M Bank); Donna Groce (Trinity Oaks); Dr. Orlando Lewis (Livingstone College); Dr. Christine Lynn (Catawba College); Brad Walser (Walser Technology Group); Elia Gegorek & Icela Trujillo (Minority Business Council); Landis Mayor Meredith Bare Smith (South Rowan Area Council); and Cleveland Mayor Pat Pfeifer and Christine Brown Auman (West Rowan Area Council).

After the kick-off, all campaign volunteers will participate in sales training sessions to learn about new benefits and services. The Sales Training sessions are Tues., August 9, 4 p.m. (in person) or Wed., August 10, 9 a.m. (virtual)

The campaign runs through Sept. 16 with prizes being awarded at the Chamber’s Sept. 19 Board Meeting. The goals are: 30 new members; 90% retention of first year renewals; 10% Tiered Benefit Members for 2023 investments; and, $5,000 in non-dues revenue. Each team captain has recruited 10 team members to assist them. Great prizes will be awarded for all the volunteers participating. The top producer will win a prize  package valued at over $2,500. In addition, there are some special perks for all new members who join during the campaign.

The Rowan Chamber’s BAH mixer is free and open to members and interested business people who are thinking about joining the Chamber. However, reservations are required by 5 p.m. on Fri., Aug. 5, to (704) 633-4221 or

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