We had an exciting agenda for this year's 2016 Fall Planning Retreat – the two-day retreat was filled with thought-provoking discussions and interaction with top community and business leaders. We'll also spent time identifying strategic priorities for the Charlotte Chamber in 2017 as we work together to advance our city and region.

Videos from 2016 Fall Planning Retreat

Civic legends, Hugh McColl and Harvey Gantt, kicked off the chamber’s two-day annual planning retreat in Asheville. Incoming Chair Andrea Smith moderated a historic discussion with the two about Charlotte’s challenges ahead and the role the chamber can play for a stronger city “Together For Tomorrow".

Governor Pat McCrory sat down for a frank conversation with the chamber’s Natalie English about Charlotte’s recent protests, economic disparity in the state, HB2 and why local and state leaders need to repair relationships.

Top executives for the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, Speedway Motorsports and the 2017 PGA Championship fielded questions about recent events and the impact of HB2 during a panel discussion moderated by ESPN’s Rosalyn Durant at this week’s annual planning retreat.

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