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GREATER WILMINGTON CHAMBER FOUNDATION

The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce is the largest membership-based business association in Southeastern North Carolina. The Chamber’s mission is to ensure economic prosperity throughout our region. This is accomplished by: creating a diverse, inclusive organization that serves as a strong voice for businesses in the Greater Wilmington area; offering unique membership benefits, services and education; and challenging government officials to address long term community and business interests.

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Leadership

A 38-member board of directors develops the vision and goals of the Chamber. Each understands the value of the Chamber to the community and its members, and dedicates their time toward advancing the interests of each. Representation on the board is diverse…from family-owned businesses to global corporations. The unique perspective that each member brings to the table is an asset that will serve you and our community well.

 

Lobbying Efforts

Local and state legislation affecting business is monitored and lobbied for/against by committees, task forces and Chamber staff. Your interests are being protected on such issues as transportation, the port, beaches, health care, the environment, insurance, and more. We also meet regularly with our state and local elected officials to provide our annual Legislative Agenda for Business, direct input from the business community on issues of importance.

 

Community Improvement

The Chamber works to improve the quality of life in the region through its flagship program Cape Fear Future. The initiative is helping ensure the region has economic prosperity, higher-paying jobs, and the skilled workforce required by area businesses for decades to come.

 

Economic Development

The Chamber aids the economic growth of the community by attracting new residents and supporting the recruitment of new business.

 

Contacts

Beginning with Member Briefings, where you are introduced to networking possibilities, the Chamber offers ways to make contacts with other members through socials, expos, conferences, committee meetings, and special events.

 

Referrals

We receive thousands of requests each year for recommendations on goods and services in the Greater Wilmington area and we refer our members.

 

Marketing Your Business

Member businesses receive a listing in our online membership directories on the Chamber website and on the Chamber mobile app, plus announcements of new and renewing members are made in our weekly email newsletter. Numerous marketing opportunities are available through sponsorship of Chamber events, purchase of advertising space in Chamber publications, or through more creative methods like hosting a BizMix social networking event.

 

Expos

Business-to-business expos are conducted twice a year which allow members to market their products and services to other Chamber members and the community.

 

Training and Education

On average, the Chamber offers 8-10 free seminars on a wide range of business topics throughout the year, from marketing and healthcare to IT and a safe workplace.

 

A Membership That’s Right For You

Because our members range from sole proprietors to global corporations, and have varying needs from their Chamber membership, we have developed a tiered membership structure that offers a wide range of possibilities.

Find your place in the business community.

 

Questions? Contact:
Faye Dunaway
Telephone: 910.762.2611 ext. 211
Fax: 910.762.9765
dunaway@wilmingtonchamber.org