2018 Annual Meeting 6/27/2018 5:30 PM – 6/27/2018 8:00 PM
The Omni Grove Park Inn 290 Macon Ave.
Asheville, NC 28804
Presented by The Van Winkle Law Firm and Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, the Annual Meeting of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce is the Chamber's largest corporate event. We will recognize outstanding leaders of our business community, announce new Chamber board members and induct the new Board Chair. Help us celebrate the successes of the past fiscal year and share our vision for the future.
This year's dinner will feature "Human Spark Plug" futurist and economist Rebecca Ryan. She helps clients figure out what's next so they can be ready for the future. Rebecca is the Resident Futurist at the Alliance for Innovation, a Senior Advisor at the Governing Institute, a faculty member at the Institute for Zen Leadership, the founder of Futurist Camp, the inventor of Futures Lab, and the owner of NEXT Generation Consulting, Inc. Ryan is the author of The Next Big Things: The Future of Local Government, ReGENERATION: A Manifesto for America's Future Leaders, and Live First, Work Second: Getting Inside the Head of the Next Generation. Her TEDx talk, "Spring is Coming" was featured at the prestigious TEDxBeaconStreet in 2015.
5:00 pm Doors open with networking
5:45 pm Welcome & Dinner
6:15 pm Presentation of awards and Annual Meeting ceremonies
7:15 pm Keynote address
Spinach salad, toasted pine nuts, orange supreme, shaved radish, blood orange vinaigrette
Braised short rib, parsnip puree, mustard greens, apple slaw
Chocolate flourless cake, Chantilly cream, local berries
Awards to be presented at the Annual Meeting:
Excellence in Public Service Award - presented by First Bank
Small Business Leader of the Year - presented by HomeTrust Bank
Volunteer of the Year Award - presented by Roberts & Stevens
Family Business Award - presented by UNC Asheville Family Business Forum
Tickets are $90 for Chamber members, $110 for non-members. A table for 8 guests can be reserved at $680. One drink ticket is included in the ticket price. Registration closes June 20th.
Tickets will not be mailed; all tickets will be available at our check-in tables outside the ballroom.