Programs & Events

With more than 20 annual programs, events, and sponsorships, the Chamber has multiple marketing opportunities designed specifically to drive business visibility.

Networking Opportunities

“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.


Membership Requirements

  • 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.

Community Development

Information coming soon…
Information coming soon…

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.

This event is a luncheon to show appreciation to the First Responders in our community.

Chamber Development

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 Chevrolet
Abernethy Chrysler Jeep Dodge and Ram Trucks
Atrium Health Lincoln
Comp-Cal, Inc.
House of Trophies & Engraving
Sam’s Club Mooresville
Standard Distributors, Inc.
Zaxby’s Lincolnton

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

Government Relations

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

View 2022 Lincoln County Election Results.

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.

Why Join the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber?

"SEACORP Industry based in Lincolnton, has recently celebrated 25 years in business on August 1, 2023. As we reflect on the past 25 years, SEACORP would like to thank the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce for their ongoing support. The Chamber provides networking opportunities for business, connects our local community with local and State Representatives, and provides educational programs for both members and the public. The Chamber not only supports my company through these connections, but also stamps all of our “Certificates of Origin.” These certificates of origin documents are used for international transactions certifying the product’s country of origin.

Thank you again to the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce for their continued support of my business and for advocating on behalf of 500 members. The Chamber of Commerce improves the quality of life for our entire community. "

-Myra Heaver, Sea Express America Corporation dba SEACORP

"In my industry word-of-mouth and meeting new potential clients is key to growth. Joining the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber has been a valuable investment. Having the opportunity to network regularly, learn from other more experienced business owners and accessibility to other business tools has been transformative. I encourage all business owners that are ready to increase their visibility and community knowledge to join."

-Ingrid Russell, Owner, Ingrid Russell Photography/videography/Content

"We joined the Chamber prior to our opening in 2021 and have been so happy we did. They worked with us to have a ribbon cutting to highlight our grand opening, along with hosting several events with us since we've joined. We've been able to appeal to many new customers with these events that we may not have reached otherwise! It is a great way to involve yourself in the local business community with unlimited networking opportunities. "

-Rachel Herman, Broker/Realtor, Keller Williams Realty