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The Quarterly_cmyk (Read-Only) - Greater Mount Airy Chamber of
Proudly
serving our
members for
50 years!
CALENDAR OF
EVENTS:
JUNE 12TH
BUSINESS AFTER
HOURS 5:30 PM
ROUND PEAK
VINEYARDS.
JUNE 23RD
RIBBON CUTTING
AND OPEN HOUSE
NORTHERN HOSPITAL OF SURRY
COUNTY 2:00 PM
JULY 11TH
DASH 7:00 PM
MOUNT AIRY
NIGHT AT THE
PARK
In this Issue:
Officers/
Board/Staff
2-3
President’s
Message
4
Ambassadors
5
Chamber Committees 6
New Members
7
Existing
Members
8-9
All About
Our Members
10-21
Tourism
22-23
Annual Meeting
24-25
Contact Us
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CHAMBER
CONNECTIONS
The Quarterly
June 2009
THE GREATER MOUNT AIRY CHAMBER
OF COMMERCE CONNECTS ITS
MEMBERS TO THE COMMUNITY …
The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce is proud to serve its
members going into its 50th year! !
The Chamber is the voice of the business community of Mount Airy and
the surrounding area. The organization is comprised of over 440 members with over 700 direct contacts. Those 440 business represent over
13,000 employees in our community. Our valued members invest time
and money to make the community the ideal place to live, work and play.
The Chamber is not a department of the city, county, state or federal
government. Its purpose is to advance the economic, commercial, industrial, civic and cultural well being of Mount Airy and its surrounding area.
It is financed primarily by the investment of its members, along with programs and events that are held to enhance and promote the business
and community environment. Support from businesses and professional
interests in the community is essential to finance the programs that are
vital to community growth and development.
In 2008 we revamped our newsletter to showcase the membership of
the Chamber as well as bringing them up-to-date information that will
benefit our members specific business. We are taking that opportunity a
step further and have partnered with The Mount Airy News to connect
our Members with the Community. This is an effort to continue to find
more ways to support OUR MISSION TO ADVANCE, PROMOTE
AND ENCOURAGE SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS GROWTH
FOR OUR MEMBERS.
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Let us introduce to you our...
The Chamber Staff and Membership
appreciates and recognizes the important
responsibility taken by each individual
serving and representing The Greater
Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce and
its interests.
Executive
nd
Officers a
Directors
DR. GEORGE SAPPENFIELD
Surry Community College
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Britta Needham
RBC Bank
CHAIR ELECT VICE-CHAIR
EDUCATION
Traci Hamilton
Workforce Carolina
VICE CHAIR - MEMBERSHIP
Raynelle Hamblin
Residential Mortgage Corp.
VICE CHAIR - PUBLIC POLICY
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Gary Lawrence
Mount Airy News
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VICE CHAIR - COMMUNICATIONS
Jessica Icenhour
Tourism Development Authority
VICE CHAIR
TRAVEL AND TOURISM
Dennis Lowe
Associate Member
Retired Surry Community College
VICE CHAIR - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Doug Norman
The North Carolina Granite Corporation
CO-VICE-CHAIR
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Chad Stafford
Haynes, Strand and Co. PLLC
TREASURER
..and staff
Left to Right:
Tanya Taylor - Membership / Communications
Jessica Icenhour - Tourism Director
Fawn Shaw - Visitor Center Information Specialist
Betty Ann Collins - President
Yvonne Nichols - Executive Assistant and Autumn Leaves Festival Director
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I am honored to be the President of The Greater Mount Airy
Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is here to advance,
promote and encourage successful business growth for our
members.
Promotion of all of our members and the support of our
small businesses are the cornerstones of the Chamber’s programs throughout the year. The Chamber continues to encourage and promote the program “BUY LOCAL” to keep jobs in our community. We
value what our small businesses contribute to society through jobs, financial donations and volunteerism. We believe that the business community
is only sustainable when it is integrally linked with the entire community. Our committees, programs and projects are focused to highlight that
connection.
This quarterly Chamber publication is the perfect vehicle to showcase our
Members and to let you see the programs and activities that our Chamber
Membership is involved in. Staying connected to information networks
and sales prospects is critical in tough economic times like we are experiencing today. People do business with people they know and The Greater
Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce wants to get to know you and provide
you with that connection!
One of the greatest joys and most rewarding experiences of living in a
small town is community involvement. Our sense of community defines
our relationships in the greater Mount Airy area. Our dedicated, caring
and creative members are committed to make The Greater Mount Airy
Chamber of Commerce a progressive force in our community. That sense
of community allows us to tackle difficult issues and tasks with enthusiasm and determination. Whether you are talking about the health of our
schools, the safety of our streets, the cleanliness and beauty of our community or the vibrancy of our economy, the Chamber is concerned, involved and leading the way.
Our goal is to give all facets of our membership a voice where they create
innovative, dynamic, meaningful projects that work to ensure the businesses in our community will be successful. The services we offer our
residents, visitors and businesses, strengthens our partnerships creating a
sustainable community.
If your business is not a member of The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of
Commerce, call us today at 336-786-6116. We want to get to know you
and your business!
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The Ambassadors Club…
The Ambassadors Club represents one of the most important volunteer groups within the
life of the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce. Ambassadors are committed to
assisting and maintaining an open line of communication with our members and building
relationships between the Chamber, members and prospects. They are charged with
helping us to promote our membership’s social activities.
We have referred to the Ambassadors as the arms and legs of the Chamber, the Cheerleaders of the Chamber …. what ever we call them…. their excitement and energy is contagious and we are thankful to them for their service and grateful to their employers for
allowing them to serve.
If you would like for your company to have a representative, be a part of our Ambassadors Club for 2009-2010! Please contact Betty Ann Collins at 786-6116 or [email protected]
Traci Hamilton -
WorkForce Carolina
Vice Chair– Membership
Deidre Rogers Club Chair
Rogers Realty & Auction Co.
Allison Poteat
Ashly Lancaster
Janet Stewart
Jennifer Frye
Jennifer Hatcher
Julie Perkins
Kim Shelton
Mary Thompson
Nikki Hawks-Ragland
Patricia Bondurant
Christy Tilley
Sandra Richards
Scott Kniskern
Shannon Wall
Sheila Jones
Tim VanHoy
WorkForce Carolina
Northern Hospital of Surry County
Rogers Realty & Auction Co.
Mount Airy News
Comfort Keepers
Perkins & Associates Financial Group
Haynes, Strand & Co. PLLC
RBC Bank
Mount Airy News
Residential Mortgage Corp.
Haynes, Strand & Co. PLLC
Residential Mortgage Corp.
Rogers Realty & Auction Co.
City of Mt. Airy
Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care
The Greater Mount Airy Habitat
for Humanity
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Chamber Committees
Q: Are you wondering how members get the most out of their Chamber membership?
A: They join a Chamber Committee!!
Chamber volunteers help in a variety of ways - they choose a committee that suits their interest and help
make The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce even better! Like any organization, the more you are
able to devote in terms of time and effort, the more you and your company and the Chamber of Commerce
will benefit. Please consider getting involved with one of the following committees.
*Business & WorkForce Development Division –
__________
Dennis Lowe– Vice Chair
Doug Norman– Co-Vice Chair
Business Development Committee
Support of existing businesses in Surry County, Partnering with governmental and economic agencies to
encourage new economic growth, Small Business Award, Green Business Award and Longevity Award
*Education Division –
Britta Needham, Vice-Chair, Chair Elect
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Education Support Committee
Youth Leadership Surry Program, Project Y.E.S., Learning Ventures Grants Program and Business in Education Award
*Membership Division –
Traci Hamilton, Vice-Chair
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Ambassadors Club (application and selection process)
Membership contact and recruitment, Chamber Surprise Patrol, Business After Hours, Golf Outing, Annual
Meeting, Administrative Professionals Day.
*Communication Division –
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Communication Committee
Gary Lawrence, Vice Chair
Membership Directory, Programs, Membership Packages, Business Briefs, Radio Programs, Videos, Tabloids, etc.
*Public Policy Division –
Raynelle Hamblin, Vice-Chair
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Public Policy Committee
Addresses issues and policies that affect the business community at the local, state or federal level.
*Travel and Tourism Division –
Jessica Icenhour, Vice-Chair
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Relocation Committee
Newcomers & Retirees publications and resources.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS FOR 2009!!!
Toshiba Business Solutions
Sela Building Corporation
This ‘N That
United Processing Company
J’s HVAC Unlimited, LLC.
Piedmont Triad Computer Consulting,
Inc.
Window World of the Foothills
Froo Froo Pet Boutique
The Fruit Basket
The Gallery Group & Art Studio Inc.
Barney’s
Skyline Memorial Gardens
Chelli & Associates
Consider the Word
Hodges Realty
Nor-Pak Services, Inc.
Behavioral Services, Inc.
BNI Platinum Producers
Dennis Lowe– Associate Member
Pet Stop of the Foothills
Tourism Partnership of Surry County
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Call the Chamber
today to find out
how your business can benefit
by becoming a
member of The
Greater Mount
Airy Chamber of
Commerce.
AO Technologies, Inc.
Pro-rated rates
are available to
get your membership started
now!
E.T. Bass & Co.
PC NEEDS, Inc.
SageSport
Fancy Gap Outfitters
City to City Link dba MyeBatch.com
The Top Ten
Reasons to Join The Chamber …
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Government Voice
Investing in a local healthy economy
Supporting “BUY LOCAL”
Increased visibility on the internet.
Marketing Opportunities
Business Referrals
Small Business Opportunities
A way to get involved in your community!
Networking to make new business contacts !
And finally… #1 reason
To support business growth in your
community !!!
Think our new quarterly
newsletter is great? Check
out our more detailed
monthly newsletter available
on-line. Go to
www.mtairyncchamber.org
and click newsletters for additional membership news,
recognitions/awards, small
business information, education and upcoming events !
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A. Brown Mechanical, Inc.
Aaron's Sales and Leasing
Accent Professional Travel
Acme Stone Co., Inc.
Advanced Electronics, Inc. (AT&T Retailer)
Advanced Compressor Technology, Inc.
Advanced Electronic Services, Inc.
Airmont Florist & Gift Shop
All In One Portrait Studios
Allstate Insurance/Tonda Phillips Corporation
America Charters/Coach USA
American Healthcare Services, Inc.
AmeriGas Propane LP
Andrew Jade Financial Services
Andrew Pearson Industries, Inc
Andy's Homeplace
Animal Medical Services
AO Technologies, Inc.
Arnder Electric, Inc.
B & B Produce
B & L Custom Jewelers
B- 52's Bar & Grill
B. M. Sumner, Jr. DDS
B.H. Tharrington Primary School
Bailey , Peoples & Oghalai Drs., PA
Barney’s
Bank of America
Bankers Life and Casualty
BB&T Blue Ridge Burke
Beasley Appraisal Services, Inc.
Behavioral Services, Inc.
Belk Stores
Bel-Vue Trophy
Benny Parsons Rendezvous Ridge
Beroth Oil Company
Better Business Bureau of Northwest N.C.
Big Sheep Communications
Blessed Blends Coffee
Blevins Workshop, Inc.
Blue Ridge Concrete Products, Inc.
Blue Ridge Enterprises
Blue Ridge Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, P.A.
BNI Platinum Products
Bodet- Horst USALP
Bogey's
Bojangles #410
Branch Banking and Trust
Brannock & Hiatt Furniture Company
Bray's Recapping Company
Brenda R. Lineberry, CPA, P.C.
Brintle Enterprises/Best Western
Brown Communication
Bunn Engineering Company, P.C.
Burton Signworks, Inc.
Buttonwood Chiropractic Center
Cana Mt. Airy Florist
Canaan Land Children's Home, INC.
Carolane Propane Gas
Carolina Carports, Inc.
Carolina Connections, Inc
Carolina Environmental Contracting, Inc.
Carolina Farms and Homes (Real Estate)
Carolina West Wireless
Cedar Ridge Elementary School
Central Middle School
Century 21 Homestead Realty
Chappell Insurance Agency, Inc.
Chelli & Associates
Children’s Center of Surry, Inc
City of Mount Airy
City to City Link, LLC dba MyeBatch.com
CK Technologies, LLC SE
Clear Channel Radio
Cloud 9 Coffee
Coca Cola Bottling Company
Coldwell Banker Mountain Valley Properties
Collins Chevrolet Subaru
Collins Pest Control, Inc.
Comfort Keepers
Commercial Air Systems, Inc.
Community Employee Benefits, Inc.
Consider the Word
Cooke Rentals
Cooke Trucking Company
Copeland Elementary School
Coram, J.G. Company, Inc.
Country Additions
County of Surry
Creative Designs Flowers & Gifts
Creek Cide Cabin Rentals
Cross Creek Country Club
Crossroads Behavioral Healthcare
Dairy Center
Data Publishing
Davey's Fudge
David Hill Builders, Inc.
Day Trips & Tours
Delp Chiropractic
Dennis Lowe
DePaul Twelve Oaks
Dobson Elementary School
Dobson Optometric Eye Care, PA
Doe Run Lodge at Ground Hog Mountain
Donaldson Ins. & Financial Services
Downtown Business Association
Dr. Mark Appler
Dream Mill Music Company
Dry Bridge Station
Duke Energy Carolinas
Eagle Storage, Inc.
East Coast Wings & Grill
East Surry High School
Edward Jones
Embarq
Emily S. Loftis
Enterprise Rent-a-Car
E.T. Bass and Co.
F. Rees Company
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
Fancy Gap Outfitters
Farm Bureau Mount Airy / Tim Hamlin
Fashion Floors of Mount Airy
Fastlink Communications Inc.
Faw, Folger & Johnson, Attorneys
First Citizens Bank
First Southern Title Agency, Inc
Flat Rock Elementary School
Foothills Cycling
Franklin Elementary School
Frontier Natural Gas
Froo Froo Pet Boutique
G & B Energy
Gardner, Gardner & Campbell, PLLC, Atty
Garson McMillian Real Estate & Auction
Company, Inc.
Gary and Marianne Pruett
Gates Pharmacy
Gaynell Dancy
Gilmer Smith Foundation
Goin Postal
Golden Corral
Golden Living Center
Golding Transport, Inc.
Good Life Cafe' & Market, The
Goodwill Industries of Northwest NC, Inc.
Granite City Construction Company, Inc.
Granite City Insulation
Granite Development, LLC
Granite Tactical Vehicles, Inc
Grassy Creek Cabooses
Greene Finance Corporation
Gwyn, Lucy Ellen Properties
H & H Auto Sales
H & R Block
H & W Trucking Company
H. Lee Merritt, Attorneys at Law
Hampton Inn & Suites Shelton Vineyards
Hampton Inn of Mount Airy
Hanesbrands Inc.
Harrell Oil Company
Harvest Time Bread Company of North
Carolina LLC
Haynes Strand and Company, PLLC
Heartland Payment Systems
Henredon
Hiatt & Fawcett, Attorneys at Law,
PLLC
High Cotton Interiors, LLC
Hodges Realty
Holcomb Hardware
Hollows Motel, The
Holly Springs Cafe
Homeplace Recreational Park, Inc.
Homeway Furniture Company
Hutchens Laundry and Cleaners
I-77 North Welcome Center
Imperial Images
Infinity Day Spa of Mount Airy, LLC
Inman & Sparks Realty
Insteel Industries, Inc.
J & B Foods, Inc. dba Aunt Bea's BBQ
J. Sam Gentry Middle School
J.C. Penney Company
J.E.B. Stuart Birthplace Preservation
Trust
J.J Jones Intermediate School
Jack L. Wilson, CPA PLLC
Jack Thomas
Jantec Neon Products
John Jackson Insurance Agency, Inc.
John L. Gravitte, DDS, PA
John S. Clark Company, LLC
Johnson Granite, Inc.
Joy Ranch Home for Children
J's HVAC Unlimited, LLC
J's Office Supply & Etc., Inc.
Kelly Office Solutions
Kentucky Fried Chicken
Knights Inn Mayberry
Kyoto at the Lake III
L.C. Transportation Service, Inc.
L.S. Starrett Company
Lanier Worldwide Inc.
Leonard Buildings and Truck Accessories
Leonard's Jewelers
Libby Hill Seafood
Liberty Business Partners
Ligon Electric Supply
Lisa's Hallmark, Inc
Little Richards BBQ
Loftis HVAC Company, Inc.
Lonestar Steakhouse & Saloon
Lorene's Bakery & Catering
Lowe & Williams, PLLC
Lowes Foods #143
Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse
Lydens Associates
M & M Granite, Inc.
M & M Signs, Inc.
Mac Papers, Inc.
Main-Oak Emporium
Majure Skin Care and Wellness Center
Makayla's
March of Dimes- Greater Triad Division
Marilyn's At The Lodge, LLC
Marion & Son Landscaping Services,
LLC
Marion's Jewelry
Master Craft Builders of Mount Airy,
Inc.
Mayberry Alarm Company
Mayberry Campground
Mayberry Consignments & Souvenirs
Mayberry Learning Center
Mayberry Mall
Mayberry Motor Inn
Mayberry on Main
Mayberry Pharmacy
Mayberry Vending
Mayberry Waterworks
McKinney Builders, Inc.
Meadowview Middle School
Merritt Machine, Inc.
Mickey W. Kiger, CLU
Millennium Charter Academy
Mills, Lee Construction Company
Mister Sparky
Mom & Me on Main
Moody Funeral Services
Mount Airy "Mayberry" Coffee Company
Mount Airy City Board of Education
Mount Airy Fire Department
Mount Airy High School
Mount Airy Middle School
Mount Airy Museum of Regional History
Mount Airy Newspapers, Inc.
Mount Airy Ob-Gyn Center
Mount Airy Oil Company
Mount Airy Paint Store
Mount Airy Police Department
Mount Airy Public Library
Mount Airy Rescue Squad
Mount Airy Restoration Foundation/Moore
House
Mount Airy Tourism Development Authority
Mount Airy Veterinary Hospital
Mount Airy Vision Center
Mount Airy-Surry County Airport Authority
Mountain Park Elementary School
Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative
Care
MRI The Mayberry Group, Inc
Mt. Airy Diner
Mt. Airy Drug, Inc.
Mullins Pawn Shop & Jewelers
NC & Virginia Properties, LLC
NCFI Polyurethanes
Neighbors Stores, Inc.
Network Dynamics, Inc.
Nor-Pak Services, Inc
North Carolina Employment Security Commission
North Carolina Granite Corporation, The
North State Physicians Services, LLC
North Surry High School
Northern Hospital of Surry County
Northwest Medical Partners/Pro Health
Center
OfficeVision, Inc.
Old North State Winery
Olde Mill Music
Opie's Candy Store
Pandowdy's
Papa Johns Pizza
Paradigm Financial Group, Inc.
Parkway Neurology, PLLC
Parrish Tire Company
Patterson Associates, Inc.
Patterson Automotive, Inc.
Patterson, Inc.
PCI Communications
PC Needs, Inc.
Pepsi Bottling Ventures
Perkins & Associates Financial Group
Pet Stop of The Foothills
Phillips Motors Company
Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation
Piedmont Companies
Piedmont Hematology Oncology Associates,
PLLC
Piedmont Triad Computer Consulting, Inc.
Pike Electric, Inc.
Pilot Knob Inn Bed and Breakfast
Pilot Knob Park Country Club
Pilot Mountain Middle School
Pine State Marketing, Inc.
Pioneer Printing Company
Premium Tobacco Company U.S., Inc.
Primland Resort
Print Distribution Service. LLC
Professional Networks, Inc.
Quality Inn & Suites
Quality Termite & Pest Control
RBC Bank
Realty World/Brantley & Associates
Reeves Community Center
Renfro Corporation
Reserves Network, The
Residential Mortgage Corp
Richards, Dr. Swanson
Riddle, R.W.
RidgeCrest Retirement LLC
Right Care
Riverside Building Supply
Rock Solid Dimensional Stone, Inc.
Rockford Digestive Health Specialists, P.A.
Rockford Inn Bed & Breakfast, The
Rogers Realty and Auction Company, Inc.
Round Peak Vineyard (LLC)
Sagebrush Steakhouse Restaurant
SageSport
Salem Logistics Distribution Services, LLC
Samet, Payne, Wood, Horton & Company
Sanders Electric Company, Inc.
Sawyers & Sawyers Accounting Services
SB&T Insurance
Scenic Motors
Scenic Overlook Bed & Breakfast
Security Financial Services
Sela Building Corporation
Select Real Estate, LLC
Select Staffing
SERVPRO
Sheets Transfer and Storage, Inc.
Shelton Vineyards
Shoals Elementary School
Simmons, Dean DDS PA
Simplex Construction Services, LLC
Skyline Memory Gardens
Smith & Smith, DDS
Smith Auto Parts
Smith-Rowe, Inc.
Snappy Lunch
Snow Mountain Properties
Sobotta Manor Bed & Breakfast
Something Different on Main, Inc.
Sonbert Security Systems, INC
SouthData, Inc.
Southern Community Bank
Specialty Gifts, LLC - The Mayberry Collectors Center
Springthorpe Agency, Inc.
Squad Car Tours
State Employees' Credit Union
State Farm Insurance Company (SG)
Surrey Bank & Trust
Surrey Investment Services
Surry Animal Hospital, PA
Surry Arts Council
Surry Center - NC Cooperative Extension
Service
Surry Central High School
Surry Chemicals
Surry Community College
Surry County Board of Education
Surry County Chapter American Red Cross
Surry County Economic Development
Partnership, Inc.
Surry County Historical Society
Surry County Senior Services
Surry Friends of Youth
Surry Inn Sarang, Inc.
Surry Insurance
Surry Port-a-John Service, Inc.
Surry SCAN
Surry Telephone/Internet
Surry Yadkin Electric Membership
Corporation
Sylvan Learning Center
SYRS Gift Shop
T.P. Supply, Inc.
T.W. Signs & Graphics
Talley's Custom Frame & Gallery
Terminix
The AC Group, Inc.
The Fruit Basket
The Gallery Group & Art Studio Inc
The Greater Mount Airy Area Habitat for
Humanity
The Messenger
The Optical Place, Inc.
This 'N That
This Olde Place Antiques & Collectibles
Thomas House Bed & Breakfast
Thunder Road Museum
Time Systems Inc.
Time Warner Cable
T-N-T Carports, Inc.
Toshiba Business Solutions
Total Communications Systems and Solutions
Tourism Partnership of Surry County
Town and Country Realty and Construction
Transportation Services Co. Inc
Tri-County Orthopedic & Sports Medicine,
PA
Truliant Federal Credit Union
United Country Spring Valley Realty, LLC
United Fund of Surry, Inc
United Plastics Corporation
United Processing Co.
Veterans Memorial Park Inc
Video Works of North Carolina, INC
Wally's Pharmacy
Wal-Mart Stores
Waste Management Mount Airy
Wayne Farms
We Care Concessions
Webb Interiors
Westfield Dog Boarding Kennel's
Westfield Elementary School
White Plains Elementary School
White Sulphur Springs Rehab & Wellness
Center
White's International Trucks, Inc.of Mt.
Airy
WIFM
Window World of the Foothills
Winston Salem DASH Baseball Club
Winston-Salem Journal
Wolf Creek Farm
Woltz, Edwin Attorney at Law
Wood's TV, Inc.
Wordsprint, Inc.
WorkForce Carolina
WPAQ Radio
Yadkin Valley Cabinet Company, INC
Yadkin Valley Economic Development
District
Yadkin Valley Wine Trail
The Greater Mount Airy
Chamber of Commerce exists due to your continued
support and active participation in our programs of
work.
The Chamber sincerely appreciates all you do during
these hard economic times.
Our promise is to continue
to work for you to promote
your business and to provide
you with the resources and
tools to ensure your successful growth.
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Thanks to the
following
businesses for
their support!
Talley’s Custom Frame
& Gallery
Creative Designs
Flowers & Gifts
Reeves Community
Center
Olympia Restaurant
Pine State Marketing
Mountain Valley
Hospice & Palliative
Care
Rogers Realty &
Auction Company
Susan Thomas, Just
Jewelry Consultant
Nikki Montgomery
Massage Therapy
Haynes Strand &
Company
Libby Hill Seafood
The Mount Airy News
First Southern Title
Agency
Comfort Keepers
Harrell Oil
Barney’s Café
Residential Mortgage
Corp.
Holly Springs Café
Bojangles
Farm Bureau-Tim
Hamlin
Leonard Building’s and
Truck Accessories
Congratulations
to Teresa Montgomery, the 2009
Administrative
Professional of the
Year !
The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce hosted the
annual Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon on
Wednesday April 22, 2009 at Cross Creek with 230 Chamber members and guests in attendance. The annual event
recognizes and celebrates all administrative personnel, the
backbone and the glue of our businesses. It was a wonderful event and a great way to celebrate and honor all Administrative Professionals! Thanks to all the Businesses and
Ambassadors for their support of this event.
Ms. Toast (Greg Perkins, bottom left), the
reining queen makes
an appearance and
crowns Ms. Rockford
(Scott Kniskern, bottom right) selected by
the audience as the
2009 Miss Mount Airy
Chamber of Commerce!
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Youth Leadership Surry is a program administered through the Greater Mount Airy Chamber’s Education Support Committee which consists of volunteers from the education
and business community who are committed to developing the
leadership potential of our youth through engaging activities and
experiences. The top 20%, 35 students, in the county are identified and selected to participate in the program. The goal is to increase the participant’s awareness of the community by exploring its history, economics, government, law enforcement, and legal system as well as state government. The program develops
a sense of community pride and encourages students to become
more involved in community based activities.
In keeping with our mission to promote our members, we have implemented several spotlights.
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The first is the Chamber Champion. A Chamber Champion would be an
individual with a member company that goes above and beyond to support
the events of the Chamber and its mission. We could not be successful
without them. There is a long list and you may be next!
Our Small Business Spotlight is our second. We choose a small business
that continues to promote the Chamber in their own way from word of
mouth referrals to participation, or through donations. We also choose
members that we feel could use the extra promotion of their unique business.
The last spotlight will begin in our May newsletter and it is called the
“Getting To Know You Spotlight” This can be won through a door
prize drawing at our Business After Hours events. This is our way to
thank our members for their attendance at our Chamber Business After
Hours. The more you come the more chances to win !!! We hope to see
your name drawn next!
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next!
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Waste Management of Mount Airy
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625 Smith Road
Mount Airy, N.C. 27030
336-320-2263
www.wm.com
The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce could not operate without
Rick Davies during the Autumn Leaves Festival. Rick Davies, District Ops
Manager for Waste Management, has donated a trash bin and receptacles for
the Autumn Leaves Festival weekend the last several years.
Jerry Sheets
Sheets Transfer and Storage, Inc.
271 Hickory Street
Mount Airy, N.C. 27030
336-789-5596
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Sheets Transfer & Storage Co. Sheets has been a long time Chamber supporter.
They have helped move furniture and have delivered items for the Chamber.
They are always willing to help.
Haynes Strand and Company, PLLC
400 S. South Street
Mount Airy, NC 27030
(336) 789-8989
www.haynesstrand.com
John Haynes and Jeff Gordon are no strangers to this community. They are leaders in community service as well as public accounting. John and Jeff have supported the Chamber of Commerce at all levels. They also encourage their employees to support the Chamber and their community
If you know Jay Hartsook with Sagebrush then you
know the first thing he will say is “what can I do?”. He
has always been supportive of the Chamber as well as
other organizations in this Community.
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Sagebrush Steak House
2000 Woodland Drive
Mount Airy, NC 27030
336-786-9717
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Creative Designs Flowers & Gifts
1220 South Main Street
Mount Airy, NC 27030
(336)719-2333
[email protected]
Dawn Lawson strives to develop customer’s and friends for life. She is definitely a friend to the Chamber and to this Community!
Located on 711 W. Independence Blvd.
Mount Airy, N.C. 27030
336789-8220
There is no question that community is the top of Teresa Lewis’ agenda. “Her resume of community service is one to be respected and admired. She encourages
her employees to follow her lead of serving this community.
Northern Pediatrics holds Open House
Northern Pediatrics
100 Northpointe Boulevard
Mount Airy, NC 27030
(336) 789-6267
Hundreds of families turned out for the open house event and festivities. Car seat checks were done by Surry County Emergency
Services in the parking lot; face painting was a popular activity for
many children….spiders and flowers adorned many young cheeks,
purple balloons for the kids and tasty refreshments were enjoyed by
all. The staff at Northern Pediatrics consists of: Dr. Mae Daniels
MD, Dr. Melinda Darling MD, Dr. James Robertson MD, Dr. Andrew
Robertson MD, Dr. Lori McClanahan MD, and Dr. Peter Barbian
MD. The Open House event was great and everyone seemed to
have a wonderful time!
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“I strongly
encourage
Chamber
membership
as well as
participation to be
able to take
advantage
of the many
networking
opportunities that the
Chamber
offers.” ,
Says Jay
Hartsook
with Sagebrush
Steakhouse.
“Through
my Chamber membership I
have been
able to
brand the
Sagebrush
name with
my customers.”
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308 W. Pine Street
Mount Airy, N.C. 27030
336-786-2101
SMALL
BUSINESS
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www.airmontfloristandgiftshop.com
Steve Scott, owner of Airmont Florist & Gift Shop ,says”...whatever I can do
to help the community.” He goes the extra mile for his community as well as
for his customer’s to make their gift extra special!
Gary & Cindy Hoback
688 Gid Collins Lane
Ararat, VA 24053
800-416-WOLF (9653)
[email protected]
www.wolfcreekfarmva.com
Your out of the box vacation can be found just 6 miles from Mt. Airy
and catered to your needs. They are often promoting and referring
Mount Airy to their guests. They are often seen volunteering at the
Northern Hospital of Surry County.
G
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T
Hwy 52N Bypass
336-783-4833
Sit down for dinner at Marilyn’s and you are in for a treat! They also offer private catering to your business needs for lunch. Marilyn’s is also a part of our
member to member discount program.
GREAT PRICES, GREAT VARIETY, GREAT FOOD….and OPEN TO THE
PUBLIC !!!
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Squad Car Tours
625 South Main Street
Mount Airy, NC 27030
336- 789-6743
www.tourmayberry.com
Mike took an idea, a love of Mount Airy, and a tourism need and turned it into a Mayberry adventure. Today he tours 3 cars to give each visitor a personal touch of Mayberry.
WPAQ Radio Station
2147 Springs Street
Mount Airy, NC 27030
(336)786-6111
www.wpaq740.com
“If people are doing the same thing in 25 places, why should I be number
26?” said Mr. Ralph Epperson. Sixty years later, and after the recent
passing of his father in ‘06, Kelly Epperson, son, still represents the core
mission that his father started so many years ago with the commitment to
community and reflecting the local culture and musical values. WPAQ
now offers streaming audio where you can listen to Old Time Music and
Bluegrass anytime on the internet. WPAQ receives thousands of hits
from all over the world proving the music only gets better with time.
Mount Airy Paint Store
222 Franklin Street
Mount Airy, NC 27030
(336) 786-6755
The Mount Airy Paint Store, owned by Mike Butler, has been a part of our community since 1948. He is very thankful for his committed and dedicated contractors and
homeowners that keep his small businesses growing in hard economic times.
….His message is the same as ours. “Buy Local!”
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“We
support
each
other… that
is what a
small town
is all
about.”,
“Joining
the Chamber has
been the
best thing I
have ever
done for my
business.”
Says Mike
Cochran of
Mayberry
Squad Car
Tours.
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Chamber Surprise
Patrol !!!
Ligon Electric
Supply
998 West Pine Street
Mount Airy, NC 27030
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Ligon Electric Supply is owned by, State Electric Supply Company that was founded over 57 years ago. The company was
born in Huntington, WV in 1952 when Art Weisberg loaded his
pickup truck with light bulbs, extension cords and fuses and
then hit the road selling to grocery and hardware stores that
were so numerous back then. State Electric Supply Company
has evolved into one of the nation’s largest and best-known
electrical distributors, one with more than 700 employees at 40
branch locations in five states. State Electric is Customer Focused and Quality Driven through their Quality People, Products, Processes, and Planning.
H&W Trucking Company
Since 1966, H&W has provided LTL (less-thantruckload) and truckload transportation services in the
Carolinas and coast-to-coast. Originally established by
Bobby Harold, the company is presently family owned
and operated by his children, Susan Harold Thomas and
Gary Harold. H&W Trucking Company’s mission is to
provide fast dependable truck transportation to their customers at a reasonable price.
Their fleet consists of late model Peterbilt and International tractors with 53’ refrigerated air-ride trailers. The
tractors are equipped with Qualcomm satellite-based
tracking and communication systems to enhance efficiency and customer service. H&W also provides tractors, trailers, and containers for sale, rent, or lease. For
your trucking needs contact H&W Trucking Company.
H & W Trucking
P.O. Box 1545
Mt. Airy, N.C. 27030
336-789-2188
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The Chamber Surprise Patrol paid an unexpected visit to the Mount Airy City
Board of Education Administration Office located at 130 Rawley Avenue in
Mount Airy. Superintendent Dr. Darrin Hartness was meeting with School
Board Chair, Wendy Carriker reviewing the budget when the Chamber Surprise Patrol knocked at the door. The entire Mount Airy City Board of Education City Administration staff joined in the fun and for a photo.
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Mount Airy City Board of
Education Administration Office
130 Rawley Avenue
Mount Airy, NC 27030.
Phone (336) 786-8355 or
visit www.mtairy.k12.nc.us
Network Dynamics, Inc. has the capability to analyze the computer needs of any organization because of their broad exposure
and extensive knowledge. Services include the following: Local
area network design and implementation, wide area network design
and implementation, computer network testing and certification, network operating system determination and installation, desktop configuration and upgrades, network administration, database administration, remote connectivity, applications training support, Microsoft
BackOffice installation and configuration, Microsoft Office installation and configuration, as well as many more.
What a fascinating business and warm reception the Chamber Surprise Patrol received while visiting Network Dynamics, Inc.
Network Dynamics, Inc.
720 East Old Hwy 52 By-Pass
Pilot Mountain, NC 27041
(336) 368-2560
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Cloud 9 Coffee and Truliant
Federal Credit Union
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Past Chair -Greg
Perkins introduces
Crystal Dalton to
the group. Crystal
and her husband
Jason own Cloud
9 Coffee.
Truliant Federal Credit
Union
P.O. Box 25508
Winston-Salem, N. C.
27114
Cloud 9 Coffee
2123 Rockford Street
Suite 200
Mount Airy, N.C. 27030
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business.
White Sulphur Springs
Rehabilitation & Wellness
Center hosted an Open House and Business After Hours event.
Casey Vedder, Physical Therapist and Dr.
Leslie Stoklosa, Chiropractic Physician welcomed chamber members and guests to their
office located at 2994 Riverside Drive in
Mount Airy. Dr. Leslie and Cassy have reorganized and joined their specialties into White
Sulphur Springs Rehabilitation & Wellness
Center. A total of eight employees work at the
facility with three physical therapists floating
between Tri-County Orthopedics and White
Sulphur Springs Rehab. .
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Cloud 9 Coffee and Truliant Federal Credit Union
teamed up to host a Chamber Business After Hours
event at Cloud 9 Coffee located at 2123 Rockford
Street Suite 200 in Mount Airy. Chamber member,
Truliant Federal Credit Union located at 3200 Truliant
Way in Winston-Salem, NC partnered with a local
Chamber member for a fun and entertaining evening of
networking. Chamber members and guests were
treated to coffee, smoothies and wonderful sweet treats
all available at Cloud 9 Coffee and great complimentary
promotional items furnished by Truliant Federal Credit
Union. Chamber members and guests enjoyed meeting
the Truliant and Cloud 9 staffs and hearing from each
of the businesses and what they specialize in. It was a
casual evening of getting to know other chamber members and some of our newest members too. Thank you
Physical Therapist, Casey
Vedder welcomes
everyone to the
event.
White Sulphur Springs Rehabilitation &
Wellness Center
2994 Riverside Drive, Mount Airy, NC 27030
Phone: (336) 786-6565 / Fax: (336) 786-5110
www.wsschiropractic.com
The Wound Care Center at
Northern Hospital Hosts
Business After Hours
The Wound Care Center at Northern Hospital hosted
a Business After Hours event on Thursday March 5,
2009 at the new facility located at South Street Medical Park in Mount Airy. Over sixty Chamber members
and guests attended the event and were given a tour
of this fabulous facility that is unlike any other facility
in our region!
The Wound Care Center at Northern Hospital is an
outpatient, hospital-affiliated program to provide treatment for problem wounds. Patients are usually referred by their primary care physician, but may be
self-referred. The program operates by appointment. A state-of-the-art facility, the Center provides
the most advanced therapies and the latest clinical
modalities to treat problem wounds.
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The Wound Care Center of
Northern Hospital
South Street Medical Park
314 S. South Street
Suite 200
Mount Airy, N.C. 27030
Phone 786-2033
The Mount Airy News hosted a
Chamber Business After Hours
Event celebrating 129 years of service. Publisher Gary Lawrence and
The Mount Airy News staff welcomed
over 100+ Chamber members and guests to the office at 319 Renfro Street
Mount Airy. The dreary weather did not hinder attendance or halt the ceremony of retiring the worn and tattered United States Flag. Guests were
treated to heavy appetizers from 308 Bistro and wine from Old North Sate
Winery and invited to tour the facility and see the operations behind printing
the newspaper. Congratulations to The Mount Airy News for 129 Years of
Service to our community!
If you would like to advertise in the quarterly issue
of the “Chamber Connections”, call your Mount
Airy News advertising representative today or call
336-786-4141.
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Residential Mortgage Corp.
holds Ribbon Cutting and
Open House
Residential Mortgage
Corp.
304 E. Independence Blvd. Mount
Airy, N.C. 27030
Residential Mortgage Corp., a mortgage lender, held a Ribbon Cutting and Open House at their new office located at 304 E. Independence Blvd., Suite 101, Mount Airy, NC 27030 on Wednesday January 21, 2009. The staff of Residential Mortgage Corp. was delighted
with the attendance of close to 200 Chamber members and guests
taking time out of their day to drop by and visit them at the new office. Guests were given a tour of the office and treated to wonderful
appetizers and refreshments.
Raynelle Hamblin, former owner of Stratford Mortgage Group,
Patricia Bondurant, former owner of Granite City Mortgage, Sandra
Richards, former owner of First Southern Mortgage, and Tonda Phillips, former co-owner of Homeland Mortgage, joined forces with
Residential Mortgage Corp., sharing the same qualities and professionalism. The four mortgage loan professionals have opened a
new office, Residential Mortgage Corp. located at 304 E. Independence Blvd., Suite 101, Mount Airy, NC 27030. They may also be
reached by telephone at 336 786-7110, or by visiting their website
at www.residentialmort.com
SERVPRO hosted Open House at NEW location
Scott Lawson and the SERVPRO staff hosted an Open House at
their new location, 1217 West Lebanon Street Mount Airy. Chamber
members and guests were treated to refreshments and tours of the
new location. The spacious facility now allows SERVPRO to not only
clean and restore business and home contents but to warehouse
them until other arrangements are made; along with additional
space for more equipment and products. The staff was informative
and the tour was interesting. Thank you SERVPRO for inviting us to
your new location!
For all of your cleaning and restoration needs
Call
SERVPRO
1217 West Lebanon Street
Mount Airy, NC 27030
(336) 789-3535
E.T. Bass and Co. holds
Ribbon Cutting
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E.T. Bass and Co. located at 115 North Main Street in Mount Airy
held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Friday March 20, 2009 at
11:00am officially opening the doors. Owned by Perry and Rebecca
Turpin, E.T. Bass and Co. is a neat store…. carrying an assortment
of antiques many of which have been collected by Perry and Rebecca, other collectibles, local woodwork and is an authorized dealer
for Case XX knives…... a great addition to the eclectic retail mix in
downtown Mount Airy. The attendance for the ribbon cutting was
large with many of the downtown merchants attending the ceremony
welcoming E.T. Bass and Co. to Main Street. Stop by and say hello
to Perry, Rebecca and Olivia!
E.T. Bass and CO.
115 North Main Street Mount Airy, NC 27030.
Ribbon Cutting and Anniversary Celebration
Held at Froo Froo Pet Boutique
Saturday April 18, 2009 at 11:00am Froo Froo Pet Boutique held a Ribbon
Cutting followed with a One Year Anniversary Celebration at 171 North Main
Street Mount Airy, NC. Owner, Billie Jo Easter, was a delightful host welcoming Chamber Members and guests to her wonderful shop that specializes in
everything your “Pet” needs.
Froo Froo Pet Boutique
171 North Main Street
Mount Airy, NC 27030
(336) 719-6818
www.froofroopet.com
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In the month of April 2009 the Mount Airy Visitor Center greeted 5,502 Visitors.
This number is up 2% from 2008. The majority of these visitors were from NC,
OH, GA, FL, PA, VA, KY, MI, WV and SC.
The Mount Airy Visitor Center Staff greeted Visitors from 48 States excluding Hawaii and South Dakota. International Visitors that came into the Mount Airy Visitors Center were from Canada, Germany, Spain, Scotland, Israel, and Australia.
The staff greeted 53 Visitors from Canada, and 20 from Germany.
As of May 24th, the staff of the Mount Airy Visitor Center greeted 4,907 Visitors.
In the week of May 17-24, the staff greeted over 1,800 visitors!
From January through April, The Visitor Center greeted 12,370 visitors.
www.visitmayberry.com
May 22, 2009-Vintage BMW Tour-Vintage at the Vine
The group was welcomed in Downtown Mount Airy on Friday afternoon with a reception at The North State Winery. The group also enjoyed an evening movie in the downtown Cinema.
The Tour was staying in our area May 22nd – 24th.
The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce has
released the 2008 Autumn Leaves Festival economic impact study resulting in $8,446,493.00.
The study was conducted during the 42nd annual Autumn Leaves Festival held October 10th, 11th & 12th, 2008 in Mount Airy. Information was
collected and complied from 930 surveys completed by visitors and analyzed by Dr. Erick T. Byrd, Associate Professor Department of Recreation, Tourism, and Hospitality, University of North Carolina Greensboro.
Statistics from the impact study show that the average party size attending the festival was 3, average age was 48, average gender was female
and the majority of people who attended stayed an average of 1 day in
our area.
Twenty Nine states were represented and visitors from Canada, Philippines and Sweden – the following are the top states in ranking;
74.2% were from North Carolina, 13.6% from Virginia, 1.8% from South
Carolina, 1.7% from Florida, 1.1% from West Virginia, 1.0% from Tennessee, .4% from Ohio and Pennsylvania, .3% from Maryland and Georgia and .2% from Texas.
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Upcoming Tour
Groups
*June 9, 2009
VMCCA Chrome
Glidden Tour-Car
Show
100 antique cars
11am – 2pm downtown Mount Airy
*August 20 – 23,
2009
North Carolina
Harley Owners
Group-Motorcycle
Group
The surveys were completed by people ranging from 19 to 83 years old
2009 North Carolina
and mostly female 63.65% versus 36.4% male; 78.2% were in town for
State Hog (Harley
the festival, 7.6% were visiting relatives, 4% for “Mayberry” and 10.1%
Owners Group) Rally
for other reasons.
Estimating 2,000
people
8.9% stayed overnight (average night rate $130.72), 34.5% ate in resMount Airy & the
taurants (spending $60.30 on food), 81% shopped in stores or with craft Surrounding area
vendors (spending an average of $39.14), 4.8% spent $130.82 on enter- Anniversary Year 25th
tainment, 28% spent $22.25 on automotive. The average party spent
Year for HOG Asso$156.73 while attending the festival.
ciations
NOSTALGIC STYLE
The Direct Economic Impact of the 2008 Autumn Leaves Festival
RALLY-2008 RALLY
was $8,446,493.00 (eight-million, four-hundred forty-six thousand, four(Harley Davidson
hundred ninety- three dollars).
owners spend an average of $300 per person
The Autumn Leaves Festival received the “BEST OF THE BLUE RIDGE” per day)
Silver award in 2008 by the BLUERIDGE COUNTY MAGAZINE and has
been recognized as one the Southeast’s Top Twenty Tourism Events by *September 17, 2009
the Southeast Tourism Society.
Buick Driving
Enthusiasts
50-100 Cars,
100 people
The 2009 43rd Autumn Leaves Festival will
9:30am – 2:00pm
be held on Oct. 9th-11th.
downtown Mount Airy
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48th Annual Meeting
The Annual meeting was held January
29th, 2009 at Cross Creek Country Club
with representation of over 260 members
and guests. We took this time to say
“Thank You” to the past Chairman of the
Board, Rich Kunkel and to the Board
Members whose terms retired; Kenny
Meredith, Joan Inman and Susan
Holder. We also welcomed our new incoming Chairman of the Board, Dr.
George Sappenfield along with new
Board Members; Traci Hamilton, Raynelle
Hamblin, Gary Lawrence, Doug Norman,
Chad Stafford, Nick Patel and Lee Cole.
Social
Hour
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Congratu
la
Citizen o tions to our 2009
f the Yea
r !!!1
25
Mike Bowman
Executive Vice-President of Renfro
Mayor Jack Loftis and Guest
Mary Good with the Mount Airy
News have just been seated for
dinner after spending time with
Chamber members and guests.
Thank you to our sponsors!
EVENT SPONSOR - RBC BANK
ASSOCIATE SPONSORS -BB& T,
BB&T Blue Ridge Burke Insurance, Duke Energy
Carolinas, Embarq, Haynes Strand and Company, PLLC, Northern Hospital of Surry County, SouthData, Inc., WorkForce Carolina, Inc.
AWARD SPONSOR - WorkForce Carolina, Inc.
Joan Inman– SouthData, Inc.
WINE SPONSOR - Shelton Vineyards
Susan Holder-Rogers Realty & Auction Co.
Kenney Meredith-SouthData, Inc.
Individuals retiring from the Board receive their
services plaques as a thank you from the Chamber.
The Mission of the
V ISIT
US ON- LINE
WWW.MTAIRYNCCHAMBER. ORG AND
WWW. VISITMAYBERRY. COM
FIGHTING THE
RECESSION…
Be Creative
Focus on Clients
Think Long Term
Use the Web
Be Smarter in Your Marketing
Sales Strategies in an Economic
Downturn
by
Rod Means
Marketing Advisory
Council Member, SCORE®
Greater Mount Airy
Chamber of Commerce
is to advance, promote
and encourage
successful business
growth for our members.
200 N. Main St. Mount Airy, N.C. 27030
336-786-6116 Main
336-786-1488 Fax
Betty Ann Collins - President
Email: [email protected]
Main Line Extension 6
Yvonne Nichols - Executive Assistant and Autumn Leaves Festival Director
Email: [email protected]
Main Line Extension 5
Jessica Icenhour - Tourism Director
Email: [email protected]
Main Line Extension 3
Tanya Taylor- Membership/Communications
Email: [email protected]
Main Line Extension 4
Fawn Shaw - Visitor Specialist
Email: [email protected]
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