Chamber Connections
September, 2017
Upcoming Chamber Events
Never Meet a Stranger
Guerrilla marketing for networking events, trade shows & more
Wednesday, Sept. 13
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Chamber of Commerce
1115 Outlet Center Drive
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Friday, Sept. 15
8 - 9:30 AM 

hosted by
Grapes & Grounds
135 S. Third St.
Your one stop shop for employment needs!  
BrewBQ -

Thursday, Sept. 28

Come celebrate with us on this "National Drink Beer Day" with food, fun, and, of course, Beer!

This event is open to ALL Chamber members and their employees.

October 26
11A - 3P

Johnston County Agricultural Center
2736 NC 210 Hwy
Welcome our newest Chamber members! 
See link for full membership list:  Online Member Directory

Managed Print Solutions, Inc.
Platinum Chamber Champions

Did you miss the Ball Drop?

If so, here's a rundown of the night's events.

On Thursday, August 31, the Greater Smithfield-Selma Area Chamber of Commerce held the 1st annual Ball Drop Summer Beach Party at the Country Club of Johnston County. The event featured the legendary band, The Catalinas, who performed their popular beach music along with other contemporary tunes. Entertainment Event Specialist, Steven Marsh of Apex worked magic with balloon creations throughout the night.

Which event did you prefer, Gold Coast Raffle or Ball Drop?
Drop it Like it's HOT! Ball Drop
Gold Coast Raffle
No Preference
After guests enjoyed beach-themed dinner and desserts, catered by Golden Corral, the band led the crowd to the golf course with a rendition of "When the Saints Go Marching In". After a countdown from the crowd, the Smithfield and Selma Fire Departments dropped buckets of numbered golf balls from the tops of their ladder trucks over the target. 

Corina Knott announced the winning ball number, belonging to Robbie Parker of Mutual Builders, Inc., who won the grand prize of $5000 cash! 
Golden Ticket Winners
Kelly Wallace presented the Golden Ticket award to Tommy Williford and Leigh Pittman of Wheels and Deals Auto Sales of Smithfield. 
The team sold the most tickets for the event and also sold the winning ticket.

Gold Chamber Champions
  Member Spotlight:
Everyone knows Chick-fil-A has great food, great service and play a huge role in the community, especially in the area of education.

As the corporate sponsor of the Flame for Learning Award, which recognizes Johnston County's Teacher of the Year, Chick-fil-A also hosts the Four Oaks Bank Rotary Golf Classic, raising funds for scholarships.

With a "people development" focus, Chick-fil-A helps grow future leaders through a year-long Leadership Academy. Select high school students engage in monthly Leader Labs focusing on important leadership skills that they will use to create student-led Community Impact Projects.

Owners, Keith and Angie Dimsdale partner with other community projects and are invaluable members of the Chamber.

For faster service, download the Chick-fil-A One app on your phone to place your order and by-pass the line.
Silver Chamber Champions
In the News:
Carolinas HealthCare System and UNC Health Care Announce Plan to Form New Organization and Provide Solutions for Healthcare’s Most Pressing Challenges in North Carolina and Beyond
New organization will provide greater access to world-class care for North Carolinians

CHARLOTTE, N.C.  &  CHAPEL HILL, N.C. , August 31, 2017 – In order to elevate health for North Carolinians,  Carolinas HealthCare System and  UNC Health Care  today announced their plan to create one of the leading non-profit healthcare systems in the nation, by blending the best of a high-performing comprehensive healthcare system with a renowned academically-based enterprise. Carolinas HealthCare System and UNC Health Care have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to join their clinical, medical education and research resources. Under the LOI, the two organizations have agreed to start a period of exclusive negotiations, with the goal of entering into final agreements by the end of the year. The new organization will deliver world-class care to people in North Carolina by creating the most comprehensive network of primary, specialty and on-demand care in the Southeast.
Together, Carolinas HealthCare System and UNC Health Care will provide clear solutions for healthcare’s most pressing challenges by focusing on four strategic areas: increasing access and affordability, advancing clinical care expertise, growing their renowned academic enterprise and contributing to the region’s economic vibrancy.

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Greater Smithfield-Selma Area Chamber of Commerce
Smithfield, NC 27577