NC DOT secretary to kick off Chamber’s Power in Partnership series

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 28, 2016

SALISBURY – Secretary Nick Tennyson from North Carolina Department of Transportation will kick off the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s 2016-17 Power in Partnership season on Thursday, Sept. 15, 7:30 a.m. at Trinity Oaks at 728 Klumac Road.

The dates for the 2016-17 series are: Sept. 15 (Sec. Nick Tennyson); Oct. 20 (Candidate Forum); Nov. 17 (Steve Chandler – New Rowan Brand); Dec. 15 (Inspirational Speaker); Jan. 19 (Economic Outlook); Feb. 16 (Arts Speaker); March 16 (Agri-business); April 20 (Health Care); and, May 18 (Leadership Rowan Graduation).

The Chamber’s breakfast series averaged over 150 attendees each month during its last three seasons. The 2016-17 series will bring top-notch speakers to the community and provide high-level networking opportunities. Sponsors will have the exclusive marketing rights to the banquet room and provide a five-minute sponsor profile on their company.

Partner agencies will share updates with the local business leaders and address issues of concern for the entire region.

The Leadership Rowan Class will start their day at the breakfast and then venture out for each day’s session focused on a different aspect of the community.

The Chamber’s Power in Partnership Breakfast program for Thursday, Sept. 15:

  • 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 Chair of the Board, Ted Goins
  • 7:55 a.m. – Sponsor Profile
  • 8:00 a.m. – “Transportation Priority Projects” – Secretary Nick Tennyson
  • 8:30 a.m. – Adjourn – Door Prizes

If you are interested in obtaining a Power Card, make your reservation by Sept. 13. 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; $225 for non-members.

If you are not a Power Card holder, individual reservations are welcome; however, the reservation deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 13, 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