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Upcoming Chamber of Commerce events

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Upcoming Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Events: Sept. 5 – Oct. 24

Sept. 5: Developers Council Briefing – Growth Forum

As the fourth largest city in South Carolina, Mount Pleasant is a growing community. Join the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce's Developers Council Briefing for a “Growth Forum” focusing on current and planned development in Mount Pleasant and east of the Cooper. Hear from a panel of town council members who will discuss the future of development in Mount Pleasant.

Friday, Sept. 5, 8-9:30 a.m.

Courtyard Charleston – Mount Pleasant

1251 Woodland Ave., Mount Pleasant

$20 advanced registration, chamber members only

For additional information, contact Patrick Thompson at pthompson@charlestonchamber.org or visit www.charlestonchamber.net.


Sept. 10: Metro Show

The Metro Show, presented by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce and CresCom Bank, brings exhibitors and attendees together at the region's premier business showcase. Exhibitors expand their brand recognition while showcasing products and services to potential customers and other businesses. Attendees increase connections with vendors, clients, service-providers and employers in a high-energy environment. Live demonstrations and spotlight trainings throughout the day provide maximum impact, inspiration and commerce at the largest business expo in the region.

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Charleston Area Convention Center

5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston

Admission is free with business card

Exhibit space is available. Contact Cambron Jewell at cjewell@charlestonchamber.org or visit www.charlestonchamber.net.


Sept. 16: Two Minutes to Win It Pitch Event

Bring your “Perfect Pitch” application to life by pitching your business idea for two minutes in front of a panel of judges. Entrepreneurs from any and all industries are welcome. The panel will choose the top pitches to advance to this year's Perfect Pitch finale on Oct. 30 where winners will receive a price package (including up to $2,500 in cash) and access to investors and collaborators.

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Catalyst Center at the Charleston Metro Chamber

4500 Leeds Ave., 2nd Floor, North Charleston

For additional information contact Megan Reilly at 843-805-3042 or mreilly@charlestonchamber.org or visit www.charlestonchamber.net.


Sept. 17: Business in your Backyard – Corporate Culture at Benefitfocus, Inc.

In a time where millennials will make up nearly 50 percent of the workforce by 2020, corporate culture isn't an advantage; it's a necessity. Join the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce at Benefitfocus as they discuss what corporate culture looks like and how to implement it into your business plan now.

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 7:30-9 a.m.

Benefitfocus, Inc.

100 Benefitfocus Way, Charleston

Chamber members only

$15 advanced registration

$25 day of registration

For additional information, contact Cambron Jewell at cjewell@charlestonchamber.org or visit www.charlestonchamber.net.


Sept. 17: YP Connect

Charleston Young Professionals recognizes the importance of member connections and how they can grow your business. YP Connect is the chamber's way of offering members the opportunity to connect with other members in a fun, casual setting. Bring your business cards and enjoy complimentary appetizers while meeting new contacts and visiting with longstanding colleagues.

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 6-8 p.m.

Bohemian Bull

1531 Folly Road, James Island

$15 CYP members advance registration

$25 day of registration and non-members

For additional information, contact Erica Wright at ewright@charlestonchamber.net or visit www.charlestonchamber.net.


Sept. 23: Business on the Ocean Course

A chamber event you will not want to miss, this event is a sell-out, so register your team today. Here is your opportunity to play the No. 4 public golf course in the U.S. and ranked 25th amongst the “100 Greatest U.S. Golf Courses” according to Golf Digest.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Registration starts at 10 a.m.

The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

One Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah

$1,250 hole sponsorship and team of four players

For additional information, contact Abigail Showalter at ashowalter@charlestonchamber.org or visit www.charlestonchamber.net.


Sept. 25: Honors Night

Join the Charleston Metro Chamber for an evening of celebration as we recognize those individuals and companies who have provided exceptional advancements to the Charleston region. Awards presented include the prestigious Joseph P. Riley Leadership Award, The Trailblazer, The Pillar, The Rockstar, The Beacon, The Milestone and The One to Watch.

Thursday, Sept. 25, 6-9 p.m.

Francis Marion Hotel

387 King St., Charleston

$85 advanced registration

For additional information, contact Abigail Showalter at ashowalter@charlestonchamber.org or visit www.charlestonchamber.net.


Oct. 3: Cyber Security and Business Conference – Navigating the Risks

With the constant rise of cyber threats, businesses are challenged with understanding how to avoid falling prey to cyber attacks. The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce's Cyber Security and Business Conference will explore the state of cyber security and how you can secure your business, your information and your customers, a plan that every business, large or small, should incorporate to secure your future. The conference kicks off with a VIP reception on Thursday, Oct. 2 from 5-7 p.m.

Keynote speakers:

– Frank Abagnale, FBI and government security specialist and consultant

– Charles Onstott, VP, cyber, cloud and data science service line manager, SAIC

– James Ward, executive vice president, Scientific Research Corporation

Friday, Oct. 3, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The College Center at the Complex for Economic Development

Trident Technical College

7000 Rivers Ave., Bldg. 920, North Charleston

$145 registration, includes VIP reception

$55 student rate – conference day only

Exhibit space available

For additional information, contact Therese Gordon at tgordon@charlestonchamber.org or visit www.charlestonchamber.net.


Oct. 8-10: Metro Leadership Visit

Join a delegation of regional business, government and civic leaders on the 2014 Metro Leadership Visit. Our delegation will meet with key business leaders, elected officials and talent to look at issues similar to our region and the answers they have come up with.

Oct. 8-10

Destination: Indianapolis

$1,850 per person (includes meals, airfare, transportation and accommodations)

Registration deadline Sept. 5.

For additional information, contact Alex Glasgow at aglasgow@charlestonchamber.org or visit www.charlestonchamber.net.


Oct. 15: Business in your Backyard – West Ashley Revitalization Follow-up

In February, the Charleston Metro Chamber and the City of Charleston examined the necessary and continued development of West Ashley. Due to high interest, the organizations are continuing the discussion and offering the opportunity to hear from a panel of both elected officials and business owners on the plan in place for continued economic growth.

Wednesday, Oct. 15

7:30-9 a.m.

Founder's Hall at Charlestowne Landing

1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston

Chamber members only

$15 advanced registration

$25 day of registration

For additional information contact, Cambron Jewell at cjewell@charlestonchamber.org or visit www.charlestonchamber.net.


Oct. 24: CYP Visioning Conference

The 2014 Visioning Conference will assemble young professionals, business leaders and top community leaders to thoughtfully and purposefully outline ways that Charleston Young Professionals can work alongside of Charleston's business community. At the end of the conference, CYP's leadership will have a prioritized list of action items to focus on during the upcoming year that will have a noticeable and indelible impact on the Charleston region.

Friday, Oct. 24, 12:30-4 p.m.

Duvall Catering and Events

2816 Azalea Drive, North Charleston

$15 CYP members only

For additional information, contact Erica Wright at ewright@charlestonchamber.org or visit www.charlestonchamber.net.

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