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Annual Meeting - "Bourbon, Bling & Bowties"

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Name: Annual Meeting - "Bourbon, Bling & Bowties"
Date: January 26, 2023 - January 11, 2023
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
“The theme of this year’s Annual Gala is “Bourbon, Bling & Bowties” and we look forward to having a fun event that showcases the best of Rowan County,” said Kristen Trexler (Novant Health Rowan Medical Center), chair of the event.
The gavel will pass from 2022 Brad Walser with Walser Technology Group to 2023 Chair Elaine Holden with the North Carolina Transportation Museum Foundation. Awards will be presented for: Paul E. Fisher Chamber Volunteer of the Year; Chamber Champion Small Business of the Year; and the Duke Energy Citizenship & Service Award and a new category, Young Professional of the Year.

The emcee for the evening is Kent Bernhardt, Production Coordinator and Creative Services at Performance Racing Network.

There will be a reception and “bourbon infused” dinner catered by The Smoke Pit and New Sarum will make a special bourbon barrel aged porter called OLE 97 for our 97th annual meeting.  Continuing with the theme, guests can participate in a “Bourbon Pull”, no hard liquor will be served at the West End Plaza; beer/wine only. Dress is business professional or semi-formal.

Corporate sponsorship tables are $1,500 with eight premium seats. Individual tickets are available for Chamber members $50 per person or $85 per couple (two tickets) and will not be assigned seating (first come; first served). Non-members are welcome to attend; however, the price is $80 per person.  

The reservation deadline is Thurs., Jan. 19. 

Event Sponsors:


  • Godley's Garden Center & Nursery
  • Healthcare Management Consultants
  • Johnson Concrete Company
  • North Carolina Transportation Museum
  • Osterhus Outdoors, LLC


  • Novant Health Rowan Medical Center



  • Trinity Oaks/Retirement
West End Plaza Event Center
1935 Jake Alexander Blvd. West
Salisbury, North Carolina
Date/Time Information:
Thurs., Jan. 26, 2023
6 p.m.
Chamber Member Individual tickets: $50 per person
Chamber Member Couple tickets: $90 per couple

Non-member Tickets = $75 per person
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