Rowan Chamber Raleigh trip

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 5, 2024

SALISBURY — The Rowan Chamber of Commerce announced that more than 20 business and community leaders are participating in the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance trip to Raleigh on Tuesday.

The one-day trip allows chamber leaders to meet with cabinet officials and members of the General Assembly and advocate for the community’s Priority Projects.

“It’s important for our state officials to know what we are doing to improve our own community and how they can best help us. The meetings we have scheduled will highlight Rowan’s priority projects, featuring the Northern Rowan Connector project, which will provide better transportation access for East Spencer, Spencer and High Rock Lake,” said Chamber Business Advocacy Chair Karla Foster Leonard, of New Pointe Realty.

The meetings start on May 7 at noon in Raleigh with local state legislators Sen. Carl Ford and representatives Harry Warren, Julia Howard and Kevin Crutchfield.

From 1 – 5 p.m. various meetings will be held with Senate and House leadership and cabinet-level officials. The chamber group will join the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance for a reception starting at 5:30 p.m. and return to Salisbury around 8:30 p.m. 

If you have business advocacy issues which you would like the Chamber to address, contact Chamber President Elaine Spalding at 704-633-4221 or