Leading Apex Chamber to New Heights

By | June 6, 2024

David Bohm is the Executive Director of the Apex Chamber of Commerce. He joined the Chamber in 2021 and has served as Executive Director for the past 1 ½ years. David’s background includes working as an attorney in Kansas and practicing law in New Bern, NC, for five years. He is married with children.

About the Apex Chamber of Commerce

The Apex Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary, non-profit association of business people, professionals, churches, civic groups, and individuals. Its mission is to improve the quality of life and economic vitality of the Apex area. The Chamber is financed solely by its members and operates independently of tax dollars and government support.

The Chamber is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors elected by the membership. The Board hires an Executive Director to implement the programs and policies it establishes. The Chamber’s office is located in the historic Apex Union Depot, built in 1914 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For over four decades, the Chamber has provided valuable resources such as maps, business referrals through its Online Member Directory, and a calendar of events.

Chamber Initiatives and Events

David Bohm aims to further engage local businesses and improve life in Apex through various initiatives and events:

  • Non-Profit Fairs: These events connect the community with local non-profit organizations.
  • Networking Events:
    • AM Networking: A low-key environment for making connections in the morning.
    • Business After Hours: Opportunities to meet other members, make contacts, and discover prospects.
    • Business Education Lunch & Learn: Sessions with guest speakers covering topics like marketing, sales, and social media.
    • Women’s Networking Luncheons: Providing new insights and perspectives on career and lifestyle.

David also advocates for the development of more bedroom communities and economic opportunities in Apex.

Membership Benefits

Membership in the Apex Chamber of Commerce offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Listing in the annual Apex Magazine and Online Membership Directory.
  • Opportunities to display marketing materials in the Chamber reception area.
  • Free ads with Southwest Wake News and the use of the Chamber logo on your website.
  • Marketing opportunities at the Annual Business Expo.
  • Advertising in Business Briefs, the Chamber’s monthly newsletter, and on the website.
  • The ability to post specials, hot deals, events, or company news online.
  • Free business referrals from Chamber staff to visitors.
  • Affordable sponsorship opportunities at various Chamber events, such as Business After Hours, the Annual Meeting, Golf Tournament, Professional Women’s Networking, and AM Networking.

David recently discussed these initiatives and benefits with local Lions Club members, answering their questions and sharing his vision for the Chamber’s future.

For more information, visit the Apex Chamber of Commerce website or stop by our office at the historic Apex Union Depot. Together, we can continue to enhance the thriving community of Apex.