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*State of the Community Report & Half Day Conference

Thursday, May 23, 2024 (7:30 AM - 10:00 AM) (EDT)


17th Annual State of the Community Report

presented by PNC Bank and Triangle Community Foundation

Join us for The Chamber's 2024 State of the Community Report and Half Day Conference, where we delve into the latest data on the well-being of Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro across social, economic, and environmental indicators. This year, our event features a comprehensive presentation followed by engaging breakout sessions, providing attendees with a deeper understanding of key issues and opportunities facing our community.

Half Day Conference:
With the All Access Pass, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in two breakout sessions focused on topics such as Housing, Education, and Strengthening the Business Support Ecosystem. Each session will feature experts who will lead discussions, share local insights, and guide attendees in identifying actionable steps for positive change in our community.

Ticket Options:

  • $75 State of the Community Report Presentation (7:30am - 10:00am): 
    • Breakfast & Presentation 
    • Access to the online DataBook
  • $125 Conference All Access Pass (7:30am - 2:00pm): 
    • Breakfast & Presentation 
    • Breakout Sessions (choose two of three):
      • Increasing Housing Supply & Affordability
      • Education: Strengthening our Workforce Pipeline
      • Understanding the Business Support Ecosystem
    • Networking Lunch
    • Access to the online DataBook
    • Printed DataBook mailed post-event

It's common to feel that addressing big community challenges is out of reach or too time-consuming, but your voice matters. 

Don't miss this opportunity to access the right people, information, and resources to lead your company, while contributing positively to community growth, progress, and positive change. Register now to be part of these important community initiatives and make a difference.

2023 Findings: Review Chamber President and CEO Aaron Nelson's 2023 Presentation and the 2023 DataBook.

Acknowledgements: Thank you to the Data Partners: Carolina Demography, Orange County, Partnership for a Sustainable Community, Town of Chapel Hill, Town of Carrboro and Town of Hillsborough. And thank you to The Chamber's Major Investors and the many program sponsors who make this event possible. 

This Program is Presented by: 


With Program Sponsors: 



And Contributing Sponsors include: 





Chamber Members:
Breakfast & Report: $75
All Access Pass: $125

Breakfast & Report: $90
All Access Pass: $150

Sponsorship Support 
is Still Needed!
Data Partnership: $5,000
Presenting: $3,200
Program Section: $1,600
Contributing: $800

Friday Center
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1020 United States
UNC Friday Center
100 Friday Center Dr.
Chapel Hill 27517
Event Contact
McKenzie Steagall
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Thursday, May 23, 2024 (7:30 AM - 10:00 AM) (EDT)


7:30 AM    Doors open, Breakfast, and Registration
8:00 AM    Program Welcome
8:15 AM    State of the Community Report Presentation
10:00 AM  Presentation Adjourns

All Access Pass includes:
10:30 AM  Breakout Session #1
11:45 PM  Networking Lunch
12:30 PM  Breakout Session #2
2:00 PM    Adjourn

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