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Coffee Connections is a networking event which is held quarterly and designed to provide a relaxed, informal get-together of Chamber business members and their guests before regular business hours.
Connections After 5 is a monthly networking event, arranged by our host sponsors, allowing the Chamber to showcase members’ facilities. Members attend Business Before Hours and Business After Hours to make contacts and cultivate business relationships.
Legislative Event is a face-to-face opportunity for constituents to hear first-hand from their Federal, State and local legislators. In addition to hearing the latest on legislative issues that impact our everyday lives, attendees are able to ask direct questions to the legislators present during the event. Held in the Spring.
Annual Celebration is more of a celebration and showcases the Chamber’s accomplishments of the previous year as well as the achievements of the Richmond County Community. The event features heavy hors d’oeuvres, beverages, special entertainment and plenty of networking. This event is held during the first quarter of the New year.
Chamber Golf Scramble is a great opportunity to showcase your company, golf with business clients and associates, network with local executives, and support the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce.
Business Expo is Richmond County Chamber of Commerce’s premier business networking event is the Business Expo. This event features face-to-face opportunity for vendors to display products and services and have conversations with countless potential customers. Attendees will also enjoy food samplings from Chamber member restaurants and caterers, drinks, and a chance to win valuable door prizes throughout the evening. This event is held in conjunction with the April Connections-After-5.
Industry Appreciation is an event held each Fall. Local officials, key management and employees are invited to this great event. This occasion is our way of saying thank you to the industries in our community for their investments.
Hoptoberfest is a Craft beer and Chicken Wing Festival held at the Richmond Plaza Shopping Center in partnership with Tri-City, Inc. The event features: North Carolina Breweries, Local Wineries, Wing Contest, and Live Music. Held the first Saturday in October.
Ambassadors are responsible for promoting a professional atmosphere in which to establish business contacts. Committee members serve as greeters at Chamber functions, welcome new members to the Chamber and encourage member participation through phone calls and personal contacts. They help introduce new members to Chamber activities by serving as “buddies” during a new member’s first year.
Legislative Committee is responsible for generating a healthy climate for economic, business, industrial, and civic growth, while identifying areas of concern. It is responsible for monitoring, evaluating and helping to formulate legislative issues; hold events with local, state, and national governmental officials; evaluate ballot issues that affect local businesses and the community and make recommendations to the Chamber Board for endorsements. Committee members also work hand-in-hand with Chamber staff to plan, organize and promote local legislative events and legislative trips to Raleigh and Washington, DC when feasible.
Education/Workforce Development committee promotes and partners with workforce and education initiatives. Its mission is to encourage on-going interaction between the business community and local educational institutions in order to ensure a skilled and productive workforce.
The Leader In Me program understands that schools are crucial to the future of our community, the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Richmond County Schools to implement a new education initiative entitled The Leader In Me.
The Leader in Me (TLIM) is a school-wide transformational process being implemented in nearly 2,000 elementary and middle schools across the United States, Canada, and other parts of the world. Schools that have fully applied the TLIM process report direct and indirect impacts in three general areas: leadership skills, school culture, and academics.
The Leader in Me™ gives students the leadership and life skills needed to succeed in a fast-paced and competitive business environment. The Leader in Me™ program is providing daily opportunities for students to learn valuable skills to succeed in life. The program is based on the Franklin Covey book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
Donations may be made payable to: L.J. Bell Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization and dropped off in the school office or mailed to L.J. Bell Elementary School, 442 Hawthorne Drive, Rockingham, NC 28379. Please include the attached form with your donation. The L.J. Bell PTO is supporting this initiative by allowing L.J. Bell School to run The Leader in Me fundraising efforts through the PTO. More information about the Leader in Me program can found at: https://www.theleaderinme.org and updates about program implementation at L.J. Bell School at: www.richmond.k12.nc.us/ljbell.
Leadership Richmond is a hands-on training conference designed to develop and enhance the leadership skills of Richmond County residents. Graduates are encouraged to apply their talents through community involvement in the Chamber of Commerce, other professional organizations, civic clubs, or in a public service capacity. Leadership Richmond is co-sponsored by the Chamber, Richmond Community College and North Carolina Cooperative Extension.