27th Annual Chamber Open Golf Tournament @ Porters Neck Country Club
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am

Join us on the links for a great day of golf and networking! Contact Megan Canny for details and to register as an individual or a team: 762-2611 ext. 202.

Public Policy Committee @ Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
Apr 24 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Chamber Members: join us for a discussion of topical business and legislative issues, and share your views.

BizMix – Utility Management Services @ Utility Management Services
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Chamber members: join us for a networking social at Utility Management Services. Food, fun, and networking!

Ribbon Cutting: WithersRavenel @ WithersRavenel
Apr 27 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a ribbon cutting celebration at WithersRavenel.

Work On Wilmington
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for the 12th annual day of volunteer service, completing projects at area schools and non-profits.  On average, 1,500 volunteers roll up their sleeves and dedicate a half-day to tackle 30+ projects across Wilmington.  The event is organized each year by the current Leadership Wilmington class, which is a program of the Wilmington Chamber Foundation.

Volunteer activities during the annual WOW events held since 2006 have included: painting the fence of historic Bellamy Mansion, creating a nature trail behind the YWCA, clearing a lot for the Good Shepherd Center, hanging tiles in a downtown parking deck for the City of Wilmington, clearing overgrowth from an historic cemetery and much more.  Each year local companies provide teams of employees to work together on projects.

Because many hands are collectively working, projects that would take months to accomplish are completed in just 4 hours. Learn more and sign up to volunteer at: www.workonwilmington.org.

Talent & Workforce Luncheon @ Embassy Suites
Apr 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Business owners of all types consistently rank recruiting, keeping, and training talent as the biggest contributors to their success.  At the 1st Annual Talent and Workforce Development Luncheon, you will hear from several business leaders about creative techniques they have used to help address their talent needs. Panelists will discuss how they have recruited talent, created a company culture to retain talent, and how they have trained or retrained their talent. You will also learn about the resources at our disposal that can assist us in addressing our talent needs. Join us as we start this discussion as a part of cultivating prosperity in our community by encouraging business growth.

Panelists include:
Kevin Briggs, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Katherine Daniel, N2 Publishing
Gary Greene, Greene Resources
Lisa Leath, Leath HR Group

Contact Megan Canny for more info: 762-2611 ext 202 / canny@wilmingtonchamber.org


Ribbon Cutting: Trinity Landing @ Trinity Landing
May 1 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join us for a ribbon cutting celebration at Trinity Landing, your destination for vibrant, coastal senior living!

Seminar: SBA Socio-Economic Contracting Programs for Small Business @ Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
May 9 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS BUYING! In 2017, SBA 8a and HUBZone programs developed over $435M in federal government contracting revenues in North Carolina alone! That makes SBA one of the largest prime contractors within the federal government!! 

This seminar will provide information and steps necessary to enroll in the SBA Socio-Economic programs known as 8a and HUBZone. 

8a is a program for 51% owned minority, women, and disabled veterans owned businesses that are also economically disadvantaged (with a liquid net worth LESS than $250k). 

For 8a, you should be in business 2+ years track record and financially able to provide contracting services to the US GOV. 

For HUBZone, or Historically Under-utilized Business Zone, you must have your primary office located in a low-income census tract area as designated by the most recent census. Also, 35% of employees must live in that or neighboring HUBZone area to maintain status as a HUBZone eligible company. 

Also, you will learn about contracting opportunities with the General Services Administration (GSA) and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and a number of North Carolina based small business success stories in contracting will be discussed. 

RSVP to Megan Canny: canny@wilmingtonchamber.org or 762-2611 x 202
Member Orientation @ Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
May 17 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Learn more about the Chamber’s mission, topical business issues, how to maximize your Chamber membership, and meet the Chamber staff during this briefing by the Chamber president & CEO.

15th Annual Elected Officials Appreciation BBQ @ Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
May 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us and say “Thank You” to the elected officials who work tirelessly to improve our community.  The 15th annual old fashioned BBQ will be held on the riverfront outside the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce.  Invited attendees include elected officials from New Hanover County, City of Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, along with our U.S. Senators, U.S. Representative, State Senators and Representatives. Contact Megan Canny for registration information: 762-2611 ext. 202.