Inside the Chamber: August 22, 2019

August 26, 2019
Inside the Chamber: “Tapping Into Talent”
Employers continue to be challenged with turning to more unconventional or innovative solutions to meet their needs for qualified talent to fill their open positions.  Weekly, my team, along with our collaborative partners at the Economic Development Corporation, K-64 and Catawba Valley Community College stand in the gap with ideas and local resources to assist in navigating and innovating our employer partner’s recruitment, retention and development efforts.
To scale the impact of these one-on-one efforts, we’re planning a half-day symposium we’re calling, “Tapping Into Talent” on Monday, October 21st that will be held at the new state-of-the-art Workforce Solutions Complex on the campus of Catawba Valley Community College.  Our goal is to bring together business leaders, human resources professionals and local educators to share ideas and best practices, while showcasing local resources and new ways of recruiting, retaining and developing talent in the Greater Hickory Metro. 
Attendees will hear from panels of their own peers from around the region and subject matter experts on topics such as apprenticeship, internships, talent pipeline management, generation Z in the workplace and building organizational culture. All attendees will receive breakfast and lunch included in their registration and will walk away with recently produced materials to help them sell our community to top talent prospects.   
Due to the venue capacity, registrations are very limited.  Registration for the business community is $45 per person and educators are invited to attend at no charge.  The deadline for registration is September 27th or whenever we reach capacity. To register or for more details about the event, visit  or contact me directly at 828-328-6111 or
A special thank you to our event partners:  Catawba County EDC, Catawba Valley Community College, K-64 and Lenoir-Rhyne University
Lindsay Keisler, President & CEO, (828) 431-7223