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AGENDA

October 9: Welcome    

The Casso Hotel: Check-in available starting at 4:00PM

603 W Morgan St, Raleigh   |   (984) 275-2220  |  www.thecassoraleigh.com

7:00PM      Dinner: Rooftop, The Willard

9 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh – located in the AC Hotel Raleigh Downtown    

 

October 10: Raleigh        

Breakfast: Available at Good Day Good Night starting at 7:00AM

10:00AM    Meet in lobby for walk to Jiddi Space at Sitti        

www.jiddiraleigh.com

137 S Wilmington St, Raleigh    

10:30AM    Panel: Regional Collaboration        

  • Adrienne Cole, President and CEO, Raleigh Chamber    

  • Michael Haley, Executive Director, Wake County Economic Development
    Senior Vice President, Economic Development, Raleigh Chamber

  • Geoff Durham, President and CEO, Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce        

11:45AM    Panel: North Carolina Quality of Life on the Ballot            

  • Bryan Fox, Vice President of Public Policy, Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce    

  • Andrew Blackburn, Vice President of Government Affairs, Raleigh Chamber

  • Matt Smith, VP, Development + Strategic Partnerships, Wake Technical Community College

12:45PM    Downtown Revitalization 

www.downtownraleigh.org

  • Bill King, President and CEO, Downtown Raleigh Alliance    

1:30PM      Lunch: Jiddi Space Courtyard

137 S Wilmington St, Raleigh    

 

2:15PM      Panel: Workforce Development and Talent Attraction

  • Haley Waxman, Strategic Marketing Manager, Wake County Economic Development     

  • Keisha Demps, Partnership Developer, Office of Partnerships, North Carolina State University

  • Barbara Brothers, Business Engagement Director, Capital Area Workforce Development, Wake County    

  • Keith Poston, President, WakeED Partnership

 

3:15PM      Break        

5:30PM      Meet in lobby for walk to Raleigh Times    

14 E Hargett St, Raleigh  |  www.raleightimesbar.com

 

6:00pm      Reception & Dinner: The Raleigh Times

 

 

October 11: Durham        

Breakfast: Available at Good Day Good Night starting at 7:00AM

8:30AM      Meet in lobby for bus to Durham

9:30AM      Tour: American Tobacco Campus

300 Blackwell St #104, Durham  |  www.americantobacco.co

  • Adam Klein, Director of Strategy, Capitol Broadcasting Company             

 

10:45AM    Equitable Economic Development

114 W Parrish St, Durham   |   www.theinstitutenc.org

  • Kevin Price, President & CEO, National Institute of Economic Development

 

12:00PM    Tour: American Underground

201 W Main St, Durham  |   www.americanunderground.com

  • Tim Scales, Executive Director, American Underground    

 

12:45PM    Lunch: Durham Food Hall

www.durhamfoodhall.com

530 Foster St Suite 1, Durham    

 

2:00PM      Tour: Frontier RTP - Research Triangle Park

800 Park Offices Dr, Research Triangle  |  www.frontier.rtp.org

  • Ray Trapp, Vice President of Strategic Engagement, Research Triangle Park

  • Thom Ruhe, President, NC IDEA            

 

3:30PM      Return bus to The Casso Hotel             

 

5:45PM      Meet in lobby for bus to The Bridge Club

 

6:00PM      Dinner: The Bridge Club

ac-restaurants.com/bridge-club

105 W Hargett St, Raleigh 

 

8:15PM      Optional bus back to The Casso Hotel