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Chetola Resort

185 Chetola Lake Drive

Blowing Rock, NC 28605

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Join us for the 2018 NCMA Annual Meeting at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, September 17 & 18, 2018. Enjoy the company of members, business partners, and our guest speakers in a resort setting just days ahead of the autumn equinox.

Our agenda is packed with a distinguished slate of presenters discussing issues of importance to your company and North Carolina manufacturers in general.



8:00 AM NCMA Board of Directors Meeting

9:00 AM Registration

10:00 AM Business Session

  • Review progress of 2018 priorities
  • Identify our 2019 priorities

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Begin afternoon Presentations

The agenda is being finalized and will be posted as we progress. Attendees can expect an update on the state of politics in North Carolina by the Free Enterprise Foundation, a presentation by Michael Regan, Secretary of NC Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), and a series of presentations from NCDEQ directors during the Directors Forum. We will also get an update on natural gas expansion by the major gas utilities in NC and updates from the NC Utilities Commission.

6:00 PM NCMA Reception

7:00 PM Dinner

This year, invite a neighbor manufacturer to attend the meeting with you as our guest. NCMA will waive the registration fee for the meeting for any non-member manufacturer who attends. Please contact Preston Howard at NCMA if you plan to bring a manufacturing guest (preston.howard@myNCMA.org or 919-740-8834).

Sponsorship Opportunities are Available

If your company would like to be a sponsor for the NCMA Annual Meeting, please contact Preston Howard at NCMA (cell 919-740-8834 / email preston.howard@myNCMA.org). Sponsorships are available for lunch, the reception and for dinner on September 17th, for breakfast on September 18th, and for meeting breaks. Please contact Preston Howard if you would like to be a sponsor for the Annual Meeting.

Room Reservations

Reserve your room early!

A Limited Block of Rooms are Available at the NCMA Preferred Rate until July 16, 2018.

Call today:

1-800-CHETOLA (243-8652).

Receive our significantly reduced group rate by notifying the Chetola staff that you will be attending the NC Manufacturers Alliance Annual Meeting.

Room Rates

  • Lodge Room rates - $187.00 plus applicable taxes and resort fees

  • Bob Timberlake Inn rates - $207.00 plus applicable taxes and resort fees (very few rooms available in the Inn)

Long-time NCMA members will recall from our more recent visits that Chetola has undergone extensive renovations and additions over the last several years. Bring your spouse along to and check out the spa while you are at Chetola this year!

For more on the Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock, go to

http://www.chetola.com/index.html .

NCMA Political Action Committee Event

Running for public office is expensive and costs continue to rise. It is more important than ever to financially support and elect legislators who understand and support manufacturers, Oue economy needs astute women and men in politics who will listen to the voice of North Carolina manufacturing and help when issues arise.

The NCMA Political Action Committee (PAC) will host a fundraising event – the NCMA PAC Silent Auction & Corn Hole Tournament during the reception and dinner on Monday evening. Please consider donating an item for the PAC Auction! Popular items include weekend getaways, tickets to sporting events, artwork, electronics....and duck tape! Please contact LuAnn Perryman if you have questions about the Silent Auction or wish to donate an item for the Auction (luann@carolinastatestrategies.com or 919-818-0965).

You can support NCMA’s PAC even if you cannot attend the annual meeting. Consider sending a personal check (corporate checks are not allowed under NC law) to Donna Pittman at NCMA. Annual PAC contributions are limited to $5200 per election per person. Please make your check to “Manufacturers Alliance PAC”.

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