- Business After Hours
- Business Seminars
- Get Up & Network
- Leads Groups
- Networking Luncheon & Learn
- Young Professionals
“Business After Hours” is the premier networking event for Chamber members. This program gives individuals the opportunity to promote each other and learn about other local businesses.
After Hours events take place on the third Thursday of each month in a location designated by a sponsor company, and are free to Chamber members.
Business Seminars are held on a quarterly basis and sponsored by the Small Business Center of Gaston College and the Chamber of Commerce.
Seating is usually limited. Please contact the chamber to reserve your space(s).
The Get Up and Network event is held at different locations throughout the year on a quarterly basis. This event gives members a premium opportunity to network and market their business to others.
Before the event, there is a tutorial on how to network; especially for those who have never engaged in networking events. During the event, members have an allotted time to present an infomercial about their business. After the event, participants can continue making connections.
East Lincoln Leads Group
Meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month @ 12:00 PM
Leads Group Leader: Mike Bagwell, Enders Insurance
Lincoln Leads Group
Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the Month @ 8:30 AM
Leads Group Leader: Crayton Kale, Kale Insurance
If you are interested in joining a Leads Group, contact the chamber.
To develop new, additional, profitable business for its members through referrals and/or recommendations by members to each other.
- Be a member of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce.
- Non-competing with any other company within the group.
- Chamber member businesses are considered the member of the Leads Group and may appoint their representatives.
- Only one representative per business may participate in a Leads Group.
- A company is limited to participating in only one Chamber Leads Group.
- Leads shared within your group must be maintained with your group and not shared with outside competitors.
- Furnish business referrals or leads with perspective businesses.
- Regular attendance is required.
- Source of leads is not shared in meetings.
The Networking Luncheon & Learn was created to offer educational forums that focus on professional development, community involvement, local issues and legislative affairs.
Networking Luncheon & Learn are held quarterly, and offer:
- Opportunities for networking
- Educational programs that focus on professional development
- Community involvement
- Discussion of local issues and legislative affairs
- A voice in your local business community Membership Benefits
- Structured networking with other members that leads to relationship building
- Opportunities to build your referral base
- Educational programs featuring local speakers that focus on personal and professional development
The Young Professionals Committee has a mission to “connect, empower, and engage” young professionals throughout our Region by providing opportunities for leadership development, growth, networking, and socializing, with a strong focus on making a difference and giving back to the community, and of course having fun!!
Interested in joining the YP’s? Contact the chamber.
In its 22nd year, Leadership Lincoln remains the county’s premier personal development program. The mission of Leadership Lincoln is to grow leadership capacity of the community. The program brings together emerging leaders of diverse backgrounds and experiences. Since Leadership Lincoln began in 1999, 270 graduates are engaged in civic, social, community development, business and government positions throughout the county.
For more information, visit our Leadership Lincoln page.
The North Carolina Department of Labor Safety Awards Program recognizes private firms and public agencies throughout the state that achieve and maintain outstanding safety records. The program is designed to stimulate interest in accident prevention and to promote safety in the workplace by providing an incentive to employers and employees to maintain a safe and healthful workplace.
- Annual Banquet
- Annual Golf Tournament
- Annual Retreat & Community Roundtable
- Distinctive Membership Program
- Professional Women's Conference
The Annual Banquet is the Chamber’s largest event of the year, celebrating an entire year of accomplishments. This is an upscale evening meeting with dinner and entertainment.
Annual Banquet 2023
The Laboratory Mill
Thursday, November 16th, 2023
We are currently seeking sponsors to help underwrite the cost of the banquet. Any Chamber member, individual or company wishing to become a sponsor should request the form by emailing or calling the Chamber office, 704-735-3096. All sponsors will be recognized during the program and on the sponsorship board.
A huge SHOUT OUT to the Chamber Golf Committee and Co-Chairs, Sandra Dunn, and Tony Cloninger for all of your hard work!
2023 Golf Tournament
Lincoln Country Club
Wednesday, October 4th, 2023
First Place Winners – People’s Bank: Zach Dellinger, John Somers, Austin Duncan, and Tony Duncan
Second Place Winners – Mike Deatrick, Trent Mason, David Taylor
Third Place Winners – Rhyne Financial
Putting Contest Winner – Zach Dellinger
Closest to the Pin Winner – Austin Duncan
Longest Drive Winner – Salon Louie: Mike Deatrick
Thank you to the following businesses for your generous contribution to this year’s Golf Outing!
Abernethy Chrysler Jeep Dodge and Ram Trucks
Atrium Health Lincoln
House of Trophies & Engraving
Sam’s Club Mooresville
Standard Distributors, Inc.
Chamber members attending will be able to hear reports from the City of Lincolnton, Lincoln County Government, Lincoln County Schools, Lincoln Economic Development Association, and the Chamber. Each year this planning session not only helps the Chamber to formulate its next year’s Program of Work, but also increases communication among our allies and how the Chamber can help them achieve their goals.
For more information please contact the chamber.
The Distinctive Members Sponsorship Program has been designed to provide your Chamber of Commerce with the funding necessary to support the numerous programs and events that make a difference in the life of our business community.
Learn more by visiting our Distinctive Investor Opportunities page.
Immerse yourself in a transformative experience designed to ignite business acumen, inspire confidet leadership, and foster invaluable connections. Join a diverse community of women in business as we celebrate empowerment, knowledge sharing, and growth in an environment tailored to elevate your career aspirations.
2023 “Empowering Leadership” Women’s Conference
Information coming soon…
The Elected Officials Reception was created to give Chamber members the opportunity to meet and thank Lincoln County elected officials for their service.
This event includes the members of:
- Lincolnton City Council
- The Mayor of Lincolnton
- Lincoln County Board of Commissioners
- Lincoln County Board of Education
- Lincoln County State Legislative Delegation
- Area Congressional Delegation
The “Legislators Luncheon” gives Chamber members an opportunity to meet State and Congressional representatives who speak about current issues effecting the area, region, and state. Chamber members may also ask questions during a segment of the event.
For additional information or to register, please contact the chamber.