By Janet Alsas
The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce hosts its virtual 2021 Annual Meeting: The Show Must Go On, on Thurs., Feb. 11 from 4-5 p.m. Their annual event is instrumental in helping businesses and the community connect, act proactively in business initiatives and create opportunities for Durham to grow and thrive. The Chamber expects upward of 900 attendees, including business owners, community members and media organizations, making it their largest event of the year. Business owners can register to attend this event up to the date, but the Chamber team encourages early registration.
Attendees can expect to hear from business owners as they share stories and speak to what they’ve done to pivot and survive during these unprecedented times. They can also expect to hear from the outgoing board chair and Duke Regional Hospital President Katie Galbraith as she introduces its incoming board chair, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Vice President Adri Maisonet-Morales.
The Chamber continues to be optimistic for future growth opportunities in Durham. Chamber members also serve the community through their efforts in Durham’s Recovery and Renewal Task Force in addition to helping drive the Durham Public Schools Foundation’s digital equity initiative.
“From the beginning of this pandemic, the Durham Chamber took action in assessing the impact on our businesses and our community, and partnering with businesses small and large to address Personal Protection Equipment and Paycheck Protection Programs needs,” said Michelle Nelson, director of communications for the Chamber. “We hope to inspire our community to keep believing in the spirit of Durham and all the achievements that make us one of the best places to live, work and play. We continue to see tremendous interest from companies across our nation that are looking to move to or expand in Durham.”
Watch the 2021 annual meeting trailer for a preview of the event.