Stakeholder Meeting

This event is a reserved benefit for stakeholder level members and representatives. If your company is interested in exploring investment options that include the benefit of these events and more, please...

Young Professionals Luncheon

Join us for our annual Young Professionals Volunteer Matchmaker event. This year’s theme will be centered around “Skills-Based Service” as we aim to inform our YP participants on how you can leverage your talents, experience, and passion to volunteer in meaningful ways with our nonprofit Alliance members.  ...
Chamber offers Speed Networking at the Speedway

Chamber offers Speed Networking at the Speedway

End your workday with an entertaining afternoon of relationship-building fun: Speed Networking at the Speedway, 4-7 pm Dec. 4 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Chamber’s North Chapter invites members and non-members alike to share beverages, appetizers and business connections at The Speedway’s Paddock Club. Haven’t seen the Speedway Christmas lights? By attending this event you will get a sneak peak of the light show and a discounted ticket to come back with friends and family! Cost for this great event is $30 per person. Two drink tickets and appetizers are included with registration for this event. The speedway is at 5555 Concord Parkway South. Directions   Register today Click here to register. If you have trouble registering, please email Derall Cargile or call 704-378-1351. For sponsorship opportunities, email Audrey Rowe or call 704-378-1356. Learn more about the Charlotte North Chapter, serving University City and other communities north of...
Get reservations now for University City annual update

Get reservations now for University City annual update

If you wonder what’s happening next in University City, register now to hear the person who’s most likely to know. University City Partners Executive Director Darlene Heater will give her annual University City Update on Oct. 13 at a luncheon meeting of the Charlotte Chamber’s University City Chapter. The public is welcome to attend, as well. “I will talk about development that’s in the pipeline. I will also talk about creating a vision for University City as well as working through those devilish details” in shaping that vision,” Heater said. “Equally important, our team is working hard to do both.” The Oct. 13 luncheon at Hilton Charlotte University Place is among several ways that the Charlotte Chamber’s University City Chapter helps Chamber members in University City to network, grow their businesses, learn about community issues and opportunities and also enjoy the many benefits of belonging to the Charlotte Chamber.   So much to talk about! Heater will have much to share at this year’s luncheon, given both the rapid pace of change across our central business district and University City Partners’ ambitious plans. Private development over the past year has included plans for hundreds of apartment homes near three future light-rail stations; five hotels announced, started or completed; new retail buildings at University Place; and two new Duke Energy buildings and several other building renovations to accommodate growth in University Research Park. On the public front, work continues on the $1.1 billion LYNX Blue Line Extension light-rail line between uptown and UNC Charlotte; NC voters approved $90 million for a new science building at the university earlier this year;...
Retail experts share plans for IKEA, Concord Mills and University Place

Retail experts share plans for IKEA, Concord Mills and University Place

Three experts in University’s retail scene offered a glimpse of the future recently at the Charlotte Chamber University City Chapter’s luncheon forum on retail trends. At IKEA, store manager Chris Nace looks forward to the coming of light-rail service and the increasing number of shoppers arriving by train. At Concord Mills, mall manager Ray Soporowski says that the many changes under way at the mall or coming soon are all about strengthening Concord Mills as the region’s top family-friendly entertainment venue. At University Place and the adjacent JW Clay Boulevard Transit Station, Tobe Holmes, planning director for University City Partners, says that the new shops going in at two light-rail parking decks and at University Place reflect the first step toward University City’s transit-powered urban future. “I always get asked, ‘Where is the city?'” Holmes told the gathering at the Charlotte Hilton University Place, a short walk from the Clay Boulevard light-rail station. “Well, the city will be right here where we are sitting.” Chamber invited group to discuss retail trends Nace, Soporowski and Holmes were invited by the Chamber chapter to take part in a brief forum on retail developments in University City. More than 60 people came to the Hilton on Aug. 11 to hear them. Together the three men represent the world’s largest home-furnishings retailer (IKEA), the state’s most popular tourist attraction (Concord Mills); University City’s groundbreaking mixed-use center (University Place); and North Carolina’s first suburban Municipal Service District (University City). Here are the key points of their comments IKEA Question: What influence will the coming LYNX light-rail line have on IKEA’s business? “What we are looking at going forward, when...