Download our full 2019 Programs & Events Guide

Are you or your business interested in becoming a sponsor for a Chamber event?  Sponsors are an important part of any event.  They play a crucial role in provision of financial and/or logistical support in return for a great marketing and advertising opportunity.

Thank you to all of our current and future sponsors. Your generous support makes these events possible for our businesses and our community.

If you are interested in event or program sponsorship, please email Kim Dahlsten, VP of Operations. 



To view images from all of our Chamber events, ribbon 

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Feb 13, 2019

Annual Shareholders & Investors Meeting

Don’t miss Catawba County’s largest business event of the year! Join us for our Annual Shareholders & Investors Luncheon where we will place the spotlight on the chamber’s efforts to connect, innovate and grow opportunity for all who do business in Catawba County.  We also look forward to recognizing our Board of Directors, Ambassador Team of the Year and awarding the 2017 Community Leadership Award recipient.

Mar 21, 2019

The Future of Catawba County Summit

This half-day summit aims to inform you as to what your Chamber, along with our collaborative economic development partners with local government & education, are doing to craft the future of Catawba County.  Register to engage and be a part of the solution to address the most critical issues facing business.

Download the presentations from the 2019 Future of Catawba County Summit:

Economic Outlook -  Jeff Terrell, Chief Wealth Market Strategist, BB&T (Download coming soon!)

Economic Impact of Tourism - Mandy Pitts-Hildebrand, President, Hickory Metro Convention and Visitor's Bureau

Catawba County Economic Development Corporation Update - Scott Millar, President

K-64 Update (Link to Shuford Elementary Blended Learning video) - Mark Story, CEO

State of Housing - Chris Gettys, Board President, Catawba Valley Board of Realtors 

HKY4Vets - Nathan Huret, Director of Existing Industries, Catawba County EDC 

City of Hickory Bond Projects Update - Warren Wood, Hickory City Manager / Dave Leonetti, Business Services Manager 

Catawba Chamber Legislative Agenda - Michael McNally, Co-Chair, Chamber Legislative Agenda Taskforce 

"Good News" from Catawba County, Claremont, Conover and Newton 

Sign up for the Economic Indicators Newsletter - Western Piedmont Workforce Development Board 

May 09, 2019

Business at the Ballpark

500 tickets are given to our Chamber Shareholders/Investors.  Employees are invited as our guests for a night of casual networking, food, drinks, and special reserved seating at no cost, for an enjoyable evening of Crawdads baseball for everyone!

Sep 26, 2019

30th Annual Chamber Golf Classic

Catawba Springs is always a hot spot for conducting business and meeting new prospects.  Join over 250 golfers for a round at one of our area's popular courses.  All skill levels are welcome. Sponsor a hole and have the opportunity to meet and greet the players as they come through.  We always are looking for volunteers to spend the day or anytime you have.

Nov 13, 2019

Women's Leadership Conference

Treat your female employees by sending them to our daylong leadership conference for women!  One of our most popular programs of the year, the Women's Leadership Conference, is designed to enrich, educate, entertain, and provide break-through success strategies for women in their professional careers.

First Friday Morning Brew

Not your normal card swap networking's mingle...Our First Friday Morning Brews challenge the traditional member of networking towards NETGIVING!  At this event you will be asking the question, "What can I do for you?"

Takes place on the 1st Friday of each month and is hosted at various member's places of business.

Leads Exchange Groups

The Chamber has 3 non-compete Leads Groups that meet on a weekly basis.  The dates and locations are:

Tuesdays at 8:00 a.m. at The Hilton Garden Inn

Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m. at The Hilton Garden Inn

Fridays at 8:00 a.m. at Bob Evans

Investor Briefings

Chamber Investors enjoy exclusive public policy and special interest briefings and programs throughout the year in order to connect with one another while taking away valuable information pertinent to their business.

Tapping Into Talent Symposium: Thinking Outside the Box

Attracting, retaining and developing talent is the top issue for the Catawba County business community. Through this conference hosted by your Chamber, the Catawba County EDC and Catawba Valley Community College, we will bring together leaders in business and human resources to spotlight recruitment and retention strategies that are “outside of the box.”

See the 2018 Agenda  - Click to download the following presentations

Break Out Session: "Tapping into Your Current Employees"

Break Out Session: "Tapping into Transitioning Veterans" 

Break Out Session: "50 Ideas in 50 Minutes" 

Break Out Session: "Diversify your Talent Pipeline" 

Tapping into Your Partners: Catawba Chamber Resource Handout 

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