The Union County Chamber strives to be a valuable resource for all business types and sizes. We try to have events that suit all levels within a business and have formed partnerships where possible to offer our members free to reasonably priced opportunities for personal and professional growth. We look at our programing as evolving so if you have an idea for a program please feel free to contact us a anytime.
Annual Spring Golf Tournament
In the spring, members enjoy a relaxing day of golf while networking with clients, friends and sponsors. The Chamber’s golf tournament is a captain’s choice format with approximately 160 golfers during a one-day tournament held at a member golf course each year.
Annual Meeting and Year-in-Review
This annual dinner event draws close to 300 Chamber members, elected officials and guests. It features a keynote speaker, a review of current years accomplishments and a report on the following year goals. WE recognize the Volunteer and the Ambassador of the Year at this event. Mark your calendars for this event that is held annually the first Thursday in December.
Business Networking Luncheons
These monthly programs are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month, featuring an educational opportunity designed to assist Chamber members and their employees by enhancing their skills in areas such as Sales & Marketing, Public Relations, Business Etiquette, Image Branding and Effective Networking, and more!
Connections After Five
These after business hours networking events, hosted by sponsoring members, provide a casual setting for making new connections and catching up on friendships, as well as the opportunity for the hosting member to share and educate attendees about their businesses.
Leadership Union operates an annual, 10 month leadership development program in which the participants meet with community leaders, explore key issues impacting our region, receive leadership training, and undertake class service projects.
Let’s Do Lunch!
As part of the Shop Union County program, each month the Chamber partners with a Chamber-member eatery to invite members to have lunch – no formal program or agenda. This is an informal way to network with other members and to support a local Chamber-member restaurant.
New Member Orientation
Held once a quarter, the New Members Orientations provide an opportunity for new members to learn about all the opportunities the Chamber offers.
Public Policy Luncheon
Held bi-annually, these luncheons feature speakers who present local, state, or national public policy topics that impact business in Union County and the surrounding region.
Ribbon Cuttings and and Openings
A basic function of the Chamber, ribbon cuttings and grand opening celebrations are now a “hot ticket”. Members with new facilities, office stores, etc., or breaking ground on property receive the royal treatment from Chamber Ambassadors, Board members and staff as the ceremonial “cutting of the ribbon” or “turning of the dirt” takes place. Billed to new members as a photo opportunity, these events provide a free promotion and are included in the eBizLink email newsletter and photos are submitted to all Chamber media contacts.
Each year, Union County manufacturers are recognized by the North Carolina Department of Labor for their stellar work in maintaining safe work environments. The NC Commissioner of Labor and their staff attend the and present the awards at this annual luncheon typically held in May. This extremely popular event typically attracts 150 attendees. The audience is made up of executives, plant managers, safety managers, and human resource directors from across all of Union County.
Small Business Seminars
Since 2011, the Union County Chamber and South Piedmont Community College have formed a partnership to offer FREE seminars to small business members. These events have focused on topics including, Social Networking, General Accounting, QuickBooks, Woman Owned Small Business Certifications and many more.
Union County Human Resources Association Luncheons
With a strong partnership from the Chamber, the Union County Human Resources Association Luncheon (UCHRA) offers 12 monthly meetings to keep human resources professionals and small business owners apprised of HR trends, practical solutions to HR problems, and legal requirements for employers regarding their employees. The UCHRA luncheons are considered to offer some of the best networking, idea sharing, and updated information on law changes and expectations. The UCHRA is an affiliated chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management.
Women in Business
This series is designed to support the development of professional women through innovative and creative programming. The series feature a keynote speaker or panel to discuss issues or topics unique to professional women. Each event provides opportunities for growth, networking and making connections. This event is held quarterly and typically draws well over 100 leaders from Union County.
Young Professionals of Union County
This program was developed to meet the specific needs of young professionals 21-39 years of age by providing development opportunities, opportunities to network with other young professionals, mentoring, and opportunities to serve the community as a group.