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UNC Chapel Hill professor to speak at Chamber breakfast

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Submitted photo Dr. Jim Johnson, a professor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will be the keynote speaker for the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce's Power in Partnership breakfast on May 19 at Trinity Oaks.

Submitted photo Dr. Jim Johnson, a professor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will be the keynote speaker for the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s Power in Partnership breakfast on May 19 at Trinity Oaks.

SALISBURY – Dr. James H. Johnson, Jr., University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, will be the keynote speaker at the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s next Power in Partnership (PIP) breakfast on Thursday, May 19, 7:30 a.m. at Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road.

Dr. Johnson is the William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of strategy and entrepreneurship and director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center at the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at UNC Chapel Hill. His research interests include community and economic development, the effects of demographic changes on the U.S. workplace, interethnic minority conflict in advanced industrial societies, urban poverty and public policy in urban America and workforce diversity issues.

Fast Company profiled him in “Hopes and Dreams.” He received his doctorate degree from Michigan State University, his master of science degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and his bachelor of science degree from North Carolina Central University.

The Leadership Rowan Class will graduate at this meeting.

This is the last PIP date for this season. There are no breakfast meetings in the summer months. The 2016-17 PIP Season will start again in September and run through May.

If you are interested in obtaining a Power Card, please contact the chamber. 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.

If you are not a Power Card holder, individual reservations are welcome; however, the reservation deadline is Tuesday, May 17 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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