“... the Chamber continues to provide outstanding leadership on many, many subjects and this is just another example of how that leadership will translate into real results for our state...”
President and CEO >
"With our state’s diverse business community, the Chamber represents the unified voice for business in North Carolina.
First Citizen Bank’s membership with the Chamber has paid off – their influence in the political, legislative and regulatory arenas has produced real, bottom-line results. Membership with the Chamber is a smart investment..."
Frank Holding, Jr.
Chairman & CEO >
First Citizens Bank
“Certainly when we look at the great work that Lew and the Chamber did this session, we should all feel very proud, all 35,000 members and 1.2 million employees they represent...”
Senior Vice President, Public, Private,
and Institutional Customers
“Martin Marietta has been involved with the Chamber since its inception – we see that as an important part of understanding of what’s going on in North Carolina and how we can use our resources to better do what we need to do in the state. The Chamber’s becoming more proactive and taking a stake in what’s going on in North Carolina – that’s an important role it needs to play.”
Senior Vice President, CFO and Treasurer
Martin Marietta Materials
“The Chamber has been a great driving force for information and for advocacy in education. Chamber leadership has always been focus on our students and citizens…”
President and CEO
"...thank you for what you are doing to keep that dream alive, for what you are doing to reinvigorate the American spirit here amongst the activities of the Chamber..."
The Honorable Jim Cain U.S. Ambassador (Ret.); Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP; Former President and COO Carolina Hurricanes
“This is probably the most encouraging newsletter I have read since I have been involved with the NC Chamber. Business can and is making a positive difference in making our government better to create jobs and a higher quality life for the people of our great state. Many of the issues you detail below are ones we have been working on for many years, but I think we have the best chance in a very long time to effect positive change. Thanks for the great work you and our team of professionals at the NC Chamber are doing.”
Stephen P. Miller
Executive Vice President
The Biltmore Company
"I'm writing to thank you for the outstanding political program you recently presented to our employee group. The world of politics is hard to keep up with for those who aren't in it every day, and I'm glad you're there to help keep us informed. Our employees really enjoyed your insights, and it's easy to see how your work is important to the Chamber and its activities. Thanks again for an outstanding presentation. My colleague has shared with me on several occasions just how valuable the Chamber's research is. It was rewarding to see it firsthand."
President and Chief Operating Officer - PSNC Energy Senior Vice President, SCANA Corporation
"We look forward to more active participation in the Chamber's activities. What the Chamber does always has been important but now, more than ever, it is evident that free enterprise is essential to getting our economy functioning properly..."
David S. Congdon
President & CEO
NC Chamber Efforts Gain Respect and Recognition
The North Carolina Chamber’s advocacy efforts are gaining recognition from groups on all sides of the issues, including some of our staunchest critics. “The N.C. Chamber fought hard and won major concessions," said Gina Cammarano of the N.C. Advocates for Justice, a trial lawyers' group told The News & Observer. “And yet the common ground preserved in the consensus bill allows North Carolinians to retain a fair workers' compensation system.”
“We’ll continue to be an outspoken and proactive voice for the business community,” said Chamber President and CEO Lew Ebert. “Our efforts are not going unnoticed and they are getting results at the legislature.”