Public Policy Luncheon welcomes Jennings Gray as guest speaker

May 01

The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce is bringing another well-known special guest to speak at the monthly Public Policy Luncheon to be held at The Flame Restaurant on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 11:45 a.m. Jennings Gray, senior retail development specialist at ElectriCities of North Carolina, will be giving an insider’s look at retail recruitment and downtown development.

The Public Policy Luncheon is a tremendous success, and is a great opportunity for a lunch and learn atmosphere designed for business men and women in our area. Each luncheon features a variety of topics involving local or state government policies. The different guest speakers touch on hot button issues relating directly to business development and growth.

This month’s guest speaker is a well-known economic development consultant, Jennings Gray. “Gray’s expertise on recruitment will be invaluable to our downtown property and business owners,” said Bob Joyce, Chamber President. “We are excited to hear his advice on how to improve our downtown. Every business owner should take this unmatched opportunity to learn about broadening their customer base and improving their profits.”

With years of economic development initiatives, both state and nationwide, Gray has consistently secured commercial clients with his strategic decision making. As the Senior Retail Development Specialist for ElectriCities, Gray has been a special guest speaker for many different cities. While in Gastonia, North Carolina, Gray spoke on demographics and recruitment tactics, telling retailers that they “needed to do their homework” in order to recruit the right customer base.

Tickets are $15 for Chamber Members and $20 for Non-Chamber Members. Guests can register at

About the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber of Commerce is an entirely self-supporting organization. The Sanford Area includes the City of Sanford, the Town of Broadway, and Lee County. The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce includes over 450 area businesses and encourages business development, tourism and community.

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