• 2017 Chamber Retreat Presented by First Citizens Bank

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    Name: 2017 Chamber Retreat Presented by First Citizens Bank
    Date: February 17, 2017 - February 19, 2017
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:
    The 2017 Chamber Retreat is themed Investing for the Future, and the agenda for the event reflects this. We will have facilitators from local organizations as well as the Quality Enhancement for Non-Profits center from UNC Wilmington that will guide strategic planning breakout sessions intended to help create a five year strategic plan for the Chamber.

    Attendees will be able to participate in breakout sessions on topics such as Workforce Development, Small Business and Community Enhancement, and Legislative and Military Relations. By soliciting input from attendees on how they think the Chamber should address these issues, we will be able to develop a strategic plan that fits both the mission of the Chamber and the interests of members.

    DEADLINE to receive group pricing  of $475 single/$675 couple is Midnight on January 30th.  After that, attendees must pay the going hotel rate for rooms.

    Additional Activities Include

    Moonlight Dinner Cruise on Friday Evening
    Enjoy a casual dinner while you ride past the Wilmington waterfront and up the Northeast Cape Fear River. The Northeast Cape Fear River is largely unpopulated and looks much like it did when Wilmington was colonized. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the largely unspoiled black water system.

    Our boat, the Wilmington, is a USCG M/V state-of-the-art 46' Catamaran. She has a wake cancelling design and can be fully enclosed and heated, if necessary. She has comfortable seating, and a large, clean bathroom.

    Cruise leaves the Hilton City Dock at 7:45pm and will last for approximately 2 hours. Price is $45 per person and includes a buffet dinner with a fully stocked cash bar. Space is limited to 40 attendees. Register through the "Register Now" button at the top of the page.

    Saturday Lunch Cruise -
    Downtown Wilmington: Past, Present, and Future

    Join us for an informative and interactive tour focusing on the economic history of downtown Wilmington, the efforts that have been made during the revitalization, and their plans for the future. Our hosts, Captain Doug Springer and his wife Diane Upton, are local business owners who have been involved in many aspects of the revitalization and downtown development efforts. In addition to talking to the group about some of the initiatives that have helped downtown Wilmington grow, they will be happy to answer questions from our group. 
    After the downtown portion of the tour, we will take a quick spin past the Battleship North Carolina and back down past the state ports before returning to the Hilton Dock.
    Cruise leaves the Hilton City Dock at 12:30pm and will return at 2:00pm.  Price is $35 per person and includes lunch.  Space is limited to 30 attendees. Register through the "Register Now" button at the top of the page.

    Event Sponsors:

    Presenting Sponsor

    • First Citizens Bank

    Platinum Sponsors

    • Adams Outdoor Advertising
    • BD Diagnostics, Preanalytical Solutions
    • Limelite Photography
    • Thompson Industrial Services, LLC

    Hospitality Suite Sponsor

    • Hodge Systems and Consulting Services, LLC

    Break Sponsors

    • Palmetto Health Tuomey

    Breakout Session Sponsor

    Award Sponsors

    • Jones Chevrolet Cadillac

    Gold Sponsors

    • Duke Energy
    • NBSC, a division of Synovus Bank

    Silver Sponsors

    • Pavkov Contracting Company, Inc.

    Bronze Sponsors

    • NHC HealthCare Sumter
    • Wholesale Wine & Spirits
    Date/Time Information:
    Friday, February 17th through Sunday February 19th
    Contact Information:
    $475 single/$675 couple.
    DEADLINE to receive group pricing is Midnight on January 30th.  After that, attendees must pay the going hotel rate for rooms.

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