Posts Tagged ‘Columbia Chamber of Commerce’

Andrea Smith, CAO, Bank of America

Posted on: February 4th, 2018 by Allison Andrews

Panelists: David Bradley, Statesville Chamber of Commerce, and Carl Blackstone, Columbia Chamber of Commerce discuss the importance of the upcoming legislative session. Then, an enlightening conversation with Andrea Smith on banking trends, challenges, and what it all means for the consumer.

Smedes York, CEO, York Properties

Posted on: December 18th, 2017 by Allison Andrews

Panelists Jonathan Kappler, Executive Director, NC FreeEnterprise Foundation, and Carl Blackstone, President and CEO, Columbia Chamber of Commerce discuss the fallout from municipal elections and the implications for 2018. Then Raleigh developer Smedes York discusses the Achilles heel of the real estate industry, Research Triangle Park, and the rise of the urban core.

Dale Jenkins, CEO, Medical Mutual

Posted on: October 2nd, 2017 by Allison Andrews

In this episode, we talk everything from Healthcare costs to the talent war and North Carolina’s proposed Megasite Corridor. Panelists: Carl Blackstone, Columbia Chamber of Commerce and Bill Russell, Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce.

Most Pressing Issues Facing the Carolinas

Posted on: June 10th, 2017 by Allison Andrews

From bridging the rural/urban divide to transportation and healthcare we tackle the biggest issues facing our communities.

Panelists include: Carl Blackstone, President and CEO, Columbia Chamber of Commerce,
Linda Brown, President, Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce,
Natalie English, President and CEO, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce,
Rob Youngblood, President and CEO, York County Chamber,

Pat Riley, President and CEO, Allen Tate Companies

Posted on: March 28th, 2016 by Allison Andrews

Panelists: Carl Blackstone, President and CEO, Columbia Chamber of Commerce and Bob Morgan, President and CEO, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. Topics include commercial and residential development, apartment boom, transportation, education

Janet Cowell, NC Treasurer

Posted on: October 15th, 2015 by Allison Andrews

Carl Blackstone with the Columbia Chamber of Commerce and Matt Martin with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (Charlotte Branch) join the dialogue. Topics include instability in foreign markets, sequestration of the military, and the urban-rural divide.

State of the Media

Posted on: January 11th, 2013 by admin

Our traditional sources of news are in a state of transformation. In some cities, newspapers have been shuttered. Other newsrooms, both print and television, have shrunk dramatically, leaving fewer reporters and editors to provide in-depth coverage of a community. Still, a plethora of news and information is readily available on the internet and through social media channels. On this program, we discuss the current state of the media with current and former journalists including the ability of news consumers to judge the accuracy of reporting and the role of the media in politics and public policy debates. Our panel includes John Alexander of Elon University School of Law, Frank Aycock of Appalachian State University, Grant Jackson of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Grady Johnson of SC Biz News.

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