Legislative Forum & Holiday Reception
Held in December annually, the Legislative Forum & Holiday Reception provides members and the community the opportunity to meet and network with Durham and the Triangle Region’s local, state and federal elected officials. This event also serves as a way to thank our elected leadership for working to promote a positive business climate and attracts over 250 business and community leaders.
The Series at RTP
The Series at RTP provides an opportunity for members of the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, as well as Durham and Triangle citizenry to engage with elected officials from all levels of government. Past speakers include: then Gov. Pat McCrory, then North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, State Auditor Beth Wood, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, U.S. Congressman G. K. Butterfield and U.S. Senator Thom Tillis. The Series takes place at the Research Triangle Park Foundation headquarters. Follow the Chamber’s calendar to know when event are held.
First Responders Appreciation Breakfast
The Durham First Responders Appreciation Breakfast is a community event aimed at acknowledging the commitment of the men and women serving Durham and surrounding areas. More than 15 divisions of first responders, including law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical technicians, whose job it is to maintain order and protect our health and safety, are honored each year.
Durham Day at the Capitol – Raleigh, N.C.
This biennial legislative event provides Chamber members a glimpse into the inner workings of the N.C. State Legislature and State Government. During this day-long event, participants meet with and speak to state leaders and elected officials on current legislative issues and potential effects on the business community. Past speakers include: Governor Bev Perdue, Lt. Governor Walter Dalton, President Pro Tempore Phil Berger, Speaker of the N.C. House Thom Tillis, State Treasurer Janet Cowell and many others of significance to State government and N.C. politics.
Triangle Chambers Trip to Washington, D.C.
Each spring, Chambers from across the Triangle Region come together for the Triangle Chambers Trip to Washington, D.C. This trip is designed as a means for our local chambers to collectively address the issues affecting the region, as one voice, with our members of Congress. This two day trip is a snapshot into the latest developments taking shape on Capitol Hill. Attendees enjoy networking with other Triangle business leaders as well as learning and hearing first-hand from the men and women who have been elected to represent not just the Triangle, but many regions and districts within North Carolina.