Vision Northwest North Carolina
Economic Leadership for 2020 & Beyond
Seeking an opportunity to spark dialogue regarding economic leadership in 12 Northwest North Carolina counties, the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce announces the creation of Vision Northwest North Carolina, a one-day summit that will highlight local trends in economic, workforce, and talent development.
The event takes place Wednesday, May 22nd, at Leon Levine Hall at Appalachian State University.
A collaborative that includes the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce, Watauga County Economic Development Commission, the Career Development Center at Appalachian State University, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, serve as the host organizers of the summit.
Registration begins at 8:00 am and the event concludes with a networking reception from 4-6 PM. Cost is $95 per person and includes meeting materials, lunch, and snacks throughout the event. You can register by clicking here or on the registration options tab above.
Download a full agenda by clicking here or on the link to your right.
Special hotel rates and State rates are available for attendees at the Meadowbrook Inn and Holiday Inn Express - Boone. Contact the properties directly and mention Vision Northwest North Carolina to receive the discounted rate when making your reservation.
Featured Keynote Speakers
Christopher Chung, President/CEO, Economic Development Partnership of NC
- George Sherrill, Chief of Staff, North Carolina Department of Commerce
Featured Panels and Speakers
Talia Freeman, Director of Marketing, Beech Mountain Resort
Dr. Pat Mitchell, MPA Program Director, Department of Government & Justice Studies, Appalachian State University
Beyond Borders: Lessons learned, and opportunities shared from development-minded leaders in the region and beyond.
Bob Boyette - Manager, City of Marion
Deborah Murray – Caldwell County Economic Development
Brantley Price - Manager, Town of West Jefferson
Tonya Triplett – Community Development Coordinator, Town of Abingdon
John Ward - Manager, Town of Boone
May the Force Stay with You: Discussion regarding workforce development trends, employee retention and benefit strategies in the Northwest prosperity zone.
Sara Chester - Project & Communications Manager – Work in Burke
Jimi Combs – Tsuga – culture breeds longevity / human capital
Becky Gosky – Relocation & retention coordinator – App State Human Resources – Dual career family placement
Build Your Future: Focus on talent development and trends in training/education of the workforce of tomorrow.
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Leon Levine Hall was opened in the Fall of 2018 as the home of the Beaver College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University. The facility sits directly across from Watauga Medical Center and within walking distance of many practices under the umbrella of the Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, giving students direct access to numerous opportunities for professional interaction outside of the classroom setting.