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Governor Beverly Perdue to Attend 20th Anniversary Chamber Executive Women’s Luncheon

North Carolina Governor to Celebrate the Evolution of Professional Women at Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Event

Raleigh, NC, April 11, 2012 --( The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce ( has announced that Governor Beverly Perdue will attend the organization’s 20th anniversary Chamber Executive Women’s Luncheon on Tuesday, April 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown, located at 3415 Wake Forest Road. The event, titled “From Faxes to Facebook: the Evolution of Women in Business,” will celebrate two decades of luncheons and feature a panel discussion from the area’s most successful businesswomen on the importance of building a strong professional network, as well as the current state of business and the future outlook for women business owners in the greater Triangle area. Panelists will include Diane Adams, executive vice president of culture and talent for Allscripts, Melissa Essary, dean of the Campbell Law School, Ravila Gupta, president of Umicore USA, and Billie Redmond, president and chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Commercial TradeMark Properties.

Cost of attendance is $40 for employees of Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce member firms and $55 for non-members. An RSVP is requested by Thursday, April 12. For more information or to register, visit

“We are honored to have Governor Perdue at our anniversary celebration,” said Harvey Schmitt, president and CEO of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. “She is a strong example of the progress that women have made in the public sphere since we started our Chamber Executive Women’s Luncheons twenty years ago. This is an inspiration to all women in the greater Raleigh area who seek to influence their communities through corporate and public leadership.”

About The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce:
The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce is the Triangle’s largest nonprofit business membership organization made up of more than 2,400 member firms representing two-thirds of the private sector employment in Wake County. The Chamber has represented the interests of the local business community since 1888.For more information, visit

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