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Programs and Events

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Legislative Reception

One of the Chamber’s signature events, the Legislative Reception is a potentially invaluable opportunity to ensure that your voice is heard on issues that are important to you and your business. This is also your chance to show appreciation and connect with all of the elected officials that represent our region. Every year, more than 400 business and elected leaders attend as the Chamber unveils its newly-adopted legislative agenda. Contact Claire Porter for more information.

Date: January 5, 2017
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Annual Meeting

Designed to be the culminating event of the Chamber’s business year, the Annual Meeting serves to tie a bow on the past 12 months and set the tone for the upcoming year. Join us to witness the “passing of the gavel” for our Chairman and gain valuable knowledge from the words and experiences of a distinctive, relevant speaker of national renown. Past speakers include William Taylor, best-selling author and founding editor of Fast Company and Daymond John of ABC’s Shark Tank. The Annual Meeting also offers an excellent opportunity to connect with your fellow members. Contact Claire Porter for more information.

Date: February 9 , 2017
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Economic Outlook Conference

Regarded as essential among the business leaders of the Charleston metro region – and one of the largest conferences of its kind in the nation – the Economic Outlook Conference is an invaluable resource for attendees and sponsors alike. This annual event reviews the current year’s economic activity as well as national, global, and regional projections for the next 12 to 18 months and features noteworthy speakers as well as a presentation specific to the local economy.

Date: March, 2017


Honors Night

Join the Charleston Metro Chamber for an evening of celebration as we recognize those individuals and organizations that have provided exceptional advancements to the Charleston region. Comprised of an awards program that moves into a reception, the evening is split between connecting with your fellow Chamber members and honorees and applauding those who have made incredible contributions to our community.

Date: Fall , 2017

 



Additional Programs and Events

Ask the Expert

Access to a high value expert through a brief presentation followed by Q&A. Ask the Expert will provide insight and information that you can quickly implement in your business.  Contact Therese Gordon for more information.


Business in Your Backyard

Held throughout the year across the Charleston region, Business in Your Backyard takes a step back from the big picture and focuses on issues and opportunities impacting specific towns and neighborhoods. Two events are held in each “backyard”, driving focus, energy and connections among professionals and business owners in a concentrated area. Attendees enjoy ample connection time at the start of each session, then hear from community and business leaders delivering insider updates. Business in your Backyard lets you get connected, be involved and stay informed on vital local topics. It’s your local edge. Contact Therese Gordon for more information.


Chamber 101 & 102

Monthly orientation and connection meetings aide in maximizing value of your organization’s chamber membership in this fast-paced session. Attendees learn about Chamber initiatives, programs and services to help them grow their business and delve further toward their desired outcomes. Attendees have an opportunity to promote their business as they learn about others’. New members, new employees of existing members and those who desire a ‘refresher course’ on the Chamber are encouraged to attend. Contact Katie Kremchek for more information.


Chamber Connect

The Chamber recognizes the importance of member connections, and how they grow your business. Chamber Connect is a program designed to offer members the opportunity to do just that – connect with other members in a casual setting. Held four times a year at various locations throughout the metro area, this series is the perfect opportunity to make new contacts in a variety of industries while enjoying a high-energy, social atmosphere with complimentary appetizers. A cash bar will also be provided. Contact Claire Porter for more information.


Executive Women’s Roundtable

The Executive Women’s Roundtable provides an opportunity for female executives of Chamber member companies to discuss local, regional and national topics that impact the economy and business environment. The quarterly programs are by invitation-only and facilitate involvement in the region’s leadership and the opportunity to engage with and learn from other women executives and business leaders. The luncheons feature speakers, panels and topics that are relevant to the workplace, region and leaders. Contact Therese Gordon for more information.


Leadership Charleston

A 10-month program for professionals offering an intensive and up-close look at various issues impacting our region, Leadership Charleston features prominent and stimulating speakers who encourage discussion and participation along with visits to various community assets, including schools, hospitals, the Port of Charleston, military facilities, and a trip to the S.C. State House. Each session examines leadership roles in political, social and economic affairs. Contact Alex Glasgow for more information.


Metro Leadership Visit

The Metro Leadership Visit is a delegation of community leaders that visit cities throughout the nation to explore ways of solving issues facing our region. The purpose is to discover and study best practices and new techniques employed by other thriving regional communities. You won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to distinguish your organization among Charleston region’s business leaders. This event will take place in Spring 2017. Contact Alex Glasgow for more information.


State Delegation Appreciation Reception

This annual event, held at the end of the legislative session, recognizes all members of the tri-county legislative delegation for their work in helping to advance the business community’s legislative agenda. Each year, one member of the tri-county delegation is awarded the prestigious Glenn McConnell Elected Leadership Award, an award created in 2012 and named for former Senator Glenn McConnell. The next State Delegation Appreciation Reception will take place in July, 2017. Contact Therese Gordon for more information.


State of the Region

State of the Region events provide member-only updates on regional issues affecting the business community’s future including coverage on infrastructure, election activity and more. With breakfast, robust connection time and noteworthy speakers, the State of the Region events are must-attends for members wanting impactful information for their organizations’ future success.Contact Therese Gordon for more information.


YP 101

The first stop on the CYP trail, YP 101 provides an in-depth view of Charleston Young Professionals, our region and the Chamber, as well as opportunities for making great connections with fellow young professionals and getting involved. Contact Erica Wright for more information.


YP Connect

We’re young professionals. We work hard and play hard. YP Connect provides quality connections and peer rejuvenation at the trendiest locations around the metro. Contact Erica Wright for more information.


YP Fuel

Within this community resides a group of young professionals who are well educated, wired and ambitious. By providing cutting-edge speakers and relevant topics, the YP Fuel Series fuels these young professionals with information needed to fuel this region. Contact Erica Wright for more information


YP Visioning Conference

The YP Visioning Conference assembles young professionals, business and community leaders to thoughtfully and purposefully outline ways that Charleston Young Professionals can work alongside of Charleston’s business community. At the end of the conference, CYP’s leadership will have a prioritized list of action items to focus on during the upcoming year that will have a noticeable and indelible impact on the Charleston region. Contact Erica Wright for more information.


YP Wake Up

Interested in Charleston Young Professionals? Not quite the jump-in-head-first type? YP Wake Up is the perfect opportunity to learn more about Charleston Young Professionals in a casual environment. Members of the CYP Leadership Team will be available to answer any questions that prospective members may have. Contact Erica Wright for more information.