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Announcing the 133rd Annual Meeting

For 133 years, the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce has been on the leading edge of the transformational progress that has shaped our city. This year, transformation will be a part of the keynote discussion at the 133rd Annual Meeting brought to you by Wells Fargo:   

Wednesday, October 24 | 11:30a.m.-1:30p.m. | Benton Convention Center

Our keynote address will be delivered by Tim Sloan, CEO and President of Wells Fargo & Company. Following what Sloan has called a “transformational year” for the company, he’s been working to rebuild trust since taking the helm in late 2016.

Guests will also hear a special announcement from the Chamber indicating new updates ahead.

We’ll be celebrating the accomplishments of individuals and businesses making an impact in the community. During the event, winners will be announced for the Duke Energy Citizenship & Service Award honoring an outstanding volunteer, the Truliant Small Business & Independent Small Business Awards, and two new awards recognizing the Innovator of the Year and Collaborator of the Year. 

The Annual Meeting will also feature DaVonté McKenith, Weekday Morning Anchor at WXII 12 News, as the master of ceremonies.

The Annual Meeting luncheon is supported by Title Sponsor: Wells Fargo, and Supporting Sponsors: Cook Medical, Duke Energy, and Truliant Federal Credit Union.

Click here for information on sponsorships and table reservations.

Keynote Speaker

This year’s featured speaker is Tim Sloan, CEO and President of Wells Fargo & Company. Tim Sloan was elected chief executive officer of Wells Fargo & Company and a member of the Board of Directors in October 2016. He became president in November 2015.

Previously he served as chief operating officer from November 2015 to October 2016. In that role, Tim was responsible for the operations of the company’s four main business groups:  Community Banking, Consumer Lending, Wealth and Investment Management, and Wholesale Banking.

A 31-year company veteran, Tim had led the company’s Wholesale Banking business beginning in 2014. Prior to that, he served as Wells Fargo’s chief financial officer and also as chief administrative officer.

Tim earned his B.A. in economics and history and his M.B.A. in finance and accounting, both from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

With a strong commitment to community, Tim serves on the Board of Overseers of the Huntington Library. He also is a member of the Board of Trustees at California Institute of Technology and a member of the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business Advisory Board.

 

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