Steve Chandler to talk new Rowan Brand story at Chamber PIP breakfast

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 31, 2016

SALISBURY – Steve Chandler of ChandlerThinks will be the keynote speaker at the Rowan Chamber of Commerce’s Power in Partnership (PIP) breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 a.m. at Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road.

The Salisbury-Rowan Convention & Visitors Bureau will be the sponsor and the new Rowan Brand Story will be featured.

Chandler is the owner and brand strategist of ChandlerThinks, the firm working with the Salisbury-Rowan Convention & Visitors Bureau on the new Rowan County brand campaign. Chandler has over two decades of experience in strategic planning and brand development for local, regional and national brands connected to the hospitality industry.

ChandlerThinks is based in the Nashville, Tenn., area.

The dates for the 2016-17 series are:

  • Dec. 15: Inspirational speaker
  • Jan. 19: Economic outlook
  • Feb. 16: Arts speaker
  • March 16: Agri-business
  • April 20: Health care
  • 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.

If you are interested in obtaining a Power Card, please make your reservation by Nov. 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 $74 for members and $175 for non-members.

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