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Charlotte Chamber Releases Latest Wage Rate Data for Charlotte USA
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Charlotte is a great place for sales, finance and management jobs, but it really pays to be a dentist here, according to newly released salary numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Specialized dentists in the Charlotte Metropolitan Statistical Area earned on average $278,250 in 2015. That’s more than 39% higher than the U.S. average,

Venture for America Seeks Charlotte Fellows
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Charlotte’s booming entrepreneurial and tech scene has caught the attention of Venture for America (VFA). The national program was created for recent grads who want to learn how to build a business while making an impact. VFA fellows get training and join a startup in an emerging U.S. city, where they learn hands-on what it takes to build a company

Rick Hendrick Named 2016 Citizen of the Carolinas
Friday, April 29, 2016
Rick Hendrick has been named the 2016 Citizen of the Carolinas by the Charlotte Chamber. It is the most prestigious honor given by the chamber and will be presented at the organization’s Annual Meeting next December. Hendrick was chosen for his significant contributions to Charlotte’s business community, his indelible influence within NASCAR

Paying Tribute to a Manufacturing and Energy Legend
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Charlotte Chamber Response to NBA Annoucement Regarding 2017 All Star Games
Friday, April 15, 2016
Charlotte Chamber Response to NBA Announcement Regarding 2017 All Star Games We appreciate and are grateful for the NBA's decision to keep the All Star game in Charlotte. We recognize that they, and others, have an expectation that more work needs to be done. Therefore we continue to encourage our representative leadership at all levels to continue to

Power of Women Kicks Off April 20
Thursday, April 14, 2016
The Charlotte Chamber’s Power of Women (POW) is now its third year. Led by POW Chair Angela Broome of The American Red Cross, the vision of POW is to provide a business climate where professional women of all backgrounds thrive as business professionals, executives and entreprenuers, actively contributing to Charlotte’s competitive business

Charlotte Region Delegation Travels to Hannover Messe
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, the Charlotte Regional Partnership and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina will lead a delegation of more than 20 people representing private companies and public sector organizations to Hannover Messe 2016 in Hannover, Germany April 25-29. The Hannover Fair is the world’s largest industrial trade fair with more than 6,500 exhibitors and 200,000 visitors. This year, for the first time in history, the United States is the partner country and there will be a large effort to recruit foreign-based businesses to the United States. President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and United States Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker are scheduled to attend.


Charlotte Chamber Executive Committee Statement in Response to Gov. McCrory’s Executive Order
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
The Charlotte Chamber supports our well-deserved reputation as a city that promotes and embraces diversity, inclusion and equality. The business community, in particular, understands the need to develop, attract and retain diverse talent. We believe that the growing diversity of our population is in fact a competitive advantage for Charlotte’s

Charlotte Chamber Statement Regarding North Carolina House Bill 2
Thursday, April 7, 2016

Charlotte Sports Tank Competition
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Ten sports tech startups gave their company pitch to a group of five investors, a sports advisory panel and successful entrepreneurs in Charlotte on April 1, for the second ever Sports Tank, organized by TPG Sports Group. Each company presented for three minutes and then had an additional 10 minutes to negotiate and answer questions. The sports advisory

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