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Chamber of commerce sets Power in Partnership series schedule

Rowan-Salisbury Schools Superintendent Dr. Lynn Moody will kick off the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s Power in Partnership Series on Sept. 17.

The Power in Partnership Series annually brings a lineup of speakers to Trinity Oaks to speak to chamber members during breakfast events. Moody will speak at the first breakfast event at 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 17 at Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road.

During her speech on Sept. 17, Moody will give a “State of the District” presentation.

The Power in Partnership series averaged more than 150 attendees each month during the previous two years.

Sponsors of the Power in Partnership events will have exclusive marketing rights to the banquet room, and be allowed to provide a five-minute overview of their company, according to a news release.

The Chamber’s Power in Partnership Breakfast program for the series kick-off on Sept. 17 includes:

• 7:15 a.m. Coffee service available/networking
• 7:20 a.m. Breakfast buffet served/invocation
• 7:30 a.m. Program begins – Chamber President Elaine Spalding, emcee
• Remarks from Chamber board Chairwoman Dari Caldwell
• 7:55 a.m. Sponsor Profile
• 8 a.m. “State of the District” – Dr. Lynn Moody
• 8:30 a.m. Adjourn – Door prizes

The dates for the 2015-16 series are: Oct. 15 with Chris Chung, of Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina; Nov. 19 with Henning Brun of Freightliner; Dec. 17 with Bishop Tim Smith; Jan. 21 with an economic outlook focus; Feb. 18 with an arts focus; March 17 with an agri-business focus; April 21 with a health care focus; and May 19 with Dr. Jim Johnson of UNC Chapel Hill.

May 19 will also be the Leadership Rowan graduation.

If you are interested in obtaining a Power Card, make your reservation by Sept. 15. The Power Card is the Rowan Chamber’s frequent attender program. You receive a discounted price for the series and do not have to make a reservation each month. The cost is $96 for members and $225 for non-members.

If you are not a Power Card holder, individual reservations are welcome; however, the reservation deadline is Sept. 15 by 5 p.m. The cost is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. The price includes the cost of breakfast and the program. Contact the Chamber for information on reservations or sponsorship opportunities at 704-633-4221 or info@rowanchamber.com

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