Happy 2019 from your friends at the Rowan Chamber!


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The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization that serves and advances the business interests of our community and builds a sustainable community where business thrives.

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Join Us Jan 17! PIP speaker- Charlie Dougherty, 2019 Economic Outlook, Sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank

Charlie Dougherty is a vice president and economist with Wells Fargo Securities. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, he covers the commercial real estate, housing, and construction sectors of the U.S. regional and macro economy. He regularly writes indicator reports, produces special commentary, and contributes to the company’s Weekly Economic & Financial Commentary. His commentary on the regional and

U.S. economy has been featured in various regional and national media publications, including Bloomberg News and The Washington Post.

Before joining Wells Fargo in 2017, Charlie worked as a regional economist and consultant for IHS Markit and more recently for CertainTeed, one of the largest building product manufacturers in North America.

Charlie holds a B.A. and B.S. in economics and finance from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.A. in economics from Temple University in Philadelphia.

He is a member of the National Association of Business Economics, Philadelphia Council of Business Economics, and Charlotte Economics  Club.

Upcoming PIP speakers include:

  • February 21 - Empire Hotel
  • March 21 - Salute to Agri-business, at the West End Plaza
  • April 18 – Lisa Finaldi, sponsored by Novant Health Rowan Medical Center
  • May 16 - Laura Hamilton, “Why are you Looking for the Wizard”, Leadership Rowan Class #26 Graduation