Emerging Leaders

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2024 Program Sponsor

The Emerging Leaders Program equips future influential decision-makers in Union County with comprehensive professional and personal skills, engaged civic knowledge, and active community service.

Professional Development

Community Engagement

Community Service

Interested in Joining the Emerging Leaders Program?

» Must be employed by a member of the Union County Chamber
» Must be engaged in business in Union County
» Must pay Annual Membership Fee of $25.
Contact a member of YOUR Chamber Team at (704)289-4567 or at the link below.

Program Elements

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Emerging Leaders Luncheons

  • » 4 Professional Development Luncheons
  • » Local professional leaders will share the skills that have helped them advance in their careers. 
  • » Attendees will discuss in small groups how they can apply the topics presented.

Emerging Leaders Seminars

  • » 2 Seminars a year

Community Service Opportunities

  • » Emerging Leaders members will be informed about community service opportunities. 
  • » Collection of donations at each event to support local nonprofits
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Members who join the Emerging Leaders Program (membership information below) and attend all 4 luncheons and 2 seminars will have the opportunity to receive a professionally produced headshot.

The luncheons, seminars, and community service projects are open to all.  However, only members of the Emerging Leaders Program can take advantage of the Professional Headshot Offer.  In order to qualify, you must pay a $25 membership fee, attend all 4 luncheons and both training seminars. Headshots will be taken at the Chamber office following the final training seminar. Exact date to be announced. 

2024 Emerging Leaders Lunches 



January 31  
Beyond the Job Description: Secrets to Leadership Succes
Averlorne Joyner, Sr. HR Generalist at Wingate University

March 13 
Cross Generational Communications
Charlotte Berry – The Communication Advantage

June 27 

September 25


2024 Emerging Leaders Seminars


August 29

October 31

Click here for more details on all the Emerging Leaders events

Accepting Applications for the Emerging Leaders Steering Committee

We are now accepting applications for the Emerging Leaders Program Committee. This committee meets regularly to help develop, plan, and execute the Union County Chamber Emerging Leaders Program.

Click here to apply for the Steering Committee.