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July 18, 2016

Technology Summit

Join 2016 summit chair Kevin Murphy, CTO with TIAA for the fourth annual Charlotte Chamber Technology Summit on Friday, August 19. Attendees will include CIO's, CTO’s technologists, education partners and a diverse cross section of business leaders. The half day event will cover the Mindful Experience: How to Deliver Results to Improve Your Bottom Line, Changing Landscape through the IoT, Anticipating Disruption: Strengthening Vulnerabilities
and The Future of “Reality”: Augmented and Virtual Reality. 

Confirmed speakers include:  
Craig Richardville, Chief Information Officer, Carolinas Healthcare System
Erika Carney, Chief Marketing Officer, Skookum
Mirsad Hadzikadic, Executive Director, UNCC Data Science Initiative
Steven Rohrer, Data Scientist | Enterprise Analytics, TIAA
Jeff Camm, Associate Dean of Business Analytics, Wake Forest University
Steve Butkovich, Chief Technology Officer, CPI Security
John Pesavento, Managing Director, Accenture
Odile Ducatez, Vice President Office of the CIO, Delhaize America
Paul Cavnaugh, Chief Information Officer, AvidXchange
Suhas Yerra, Chief Information Officer | Global Head of Commercial Application Delivery, AIG
Chris Heck, Chief Information Officer, Duke Energy
Ben Stagg, Co-Founder and CEO, Halo Smart Labs
Ralph Groce, Chief Technology Officer, Wells Fargo Retirement

For more information and to register, click here.


Register Now, Join Chamber Business Leaders On The Capital Hill Trip

Your Charlotte Chamber will host a trip to Washington, D.C. September 12 and 13 to meet with federal representatives on issues ranging from transportation and economic opportunity to education and workforce development. This two day trip will open doors for you to be more informed and part of the conversation that shape our laws. This trip is open to all chamber members. Cost covers activities in DC, you must book your own airfare.

For details on the agenda and to register, click here


ICYMI: Legislative Priorities During Short Session 

If you missed last week's review summary of legislation tracked during the short session and the chamber's 2015-2016 Legislative Agenda priorities these links will get you caught up.

Read more on the legislative update for chamber members from Kerri Burke, senior vice president government relations, McGuire Woods Consulting, click here. The NCGA Legislative calendar and bill lookup for NC House and Senate are also available.  


Shape The Future Chamber

Thank you to all those who have taken the survey. The Charlotte Chamber is taking a serious look at shaking up the chamber model. Your answers to a few brief questions will help inform us through this process. We want to know what you think. Take the short survey, click here



Zoning Rewrite Process Begins 

The City of Charlotte's creation of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), using place types as tools for guiding development will be subject of the next Land Use Committee meeting July 27, 8 a.m. Form and character, rather than focusing solely on conventional land use categories, paired with a simpler code will be the topics Grant Meacci and Scott Adams, urban design, City of Charlotte will discuss.

For more details and to register, click here.


Access to Capital: Is Your Business Ready to Grow?

One of the greatest challenges for most small businesses and entrepreneurs is access to capital. On July 28, from 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., the goal will be to connect you with financial services leaders who have successfully assisted small businesses and entrepreneurs in securing capital for growth and expansion of their businesses.

For more details and to register, click here.

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Aviation Committee Meeting

The Aviation Committee will meet August 2, 8 a.m. at the chamber to discuss the FAA's redesign of the airspace around Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). Anthony Schifano will brief the committee on plans for the Charlotte Metroplex, including CLT and other regional airports. Inefficiencies will be addressed with new Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures and making use of Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) to improve access. To read more from the FAA, click here. Tracy Montross will share an update on America Airlines as well.  

To register, click here


Active Shooter Training; Know What to Do

The Business and Workplace Topics Committee will host the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department on August 11, 8 -10 a.m. The presentation will cover how to react to an active shooter situation in the workplace. Attendees of this two hour course will be taught the ABCs - Avoid, Barricade and Counter. It is certain to change the way you would respond in the case of emergency situation. Registration is required, open to all chamber members. 

For more information and to register, click here


FLSA Overtime Exemptions, What You Need to Know

Last Thursday, Jeremy Stephenson, McNair attorney and NCSHRM government affairs director discussed the recently released Department of Labor (DOL) ruling and how your organization needs to respond. New overtime exemption rules are estimated to impact 4.2 million workers nationally, who will either gain new overtime protections or get a raise to the new salary threshold according to the Department of Labor, 

To review the presentation, click here.