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137 South Fayetteville Street, Asheboro, NC 27203
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August 16, 2021 | Inside...

  • Calendar, Member Spotlight, Quote of the Week, and Top News
  • Member Opportunities
  • Chamber Advocacy
  • Community Announcements
Chamber Calendar
8/17 | RPN 1 - 8AM
8/17 | Golf Committee - 9AM
8/19 | RPN 2 - 8AM
8/19 | Business After Hours - 5:30PM
Each week we are spotlighting Chamber Members that have been chosen through a random selection generator. Join us in learning more about Line Drive Graphics in Ramseur!
Quote of the Week
2021 Annual Awards
Call for Nominations!
It is that time of year in which you can begin to submit nominations for the Chamber's 2021 Annual Awards. Applications are now being accepted for the categories of:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Athena Award
  • Emerging Leader
  • Chamber Volunteer of the Year
  • Business/Industry/Organization of the Year

Nomination deadline:
Friday, November 5th

The nomination form contains criteria for each of the awards. You may submit more than one nomination.
If you have questions, just give us a call at the Chamber office:
Volunteers Needed for
Nov 11-14, 2021
Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting...
Monday, August 23rd at 3pm
Steffiney's Salon & Spa
541 E. Dixie Drive, Asheboro

Owner Steffiney Colby invites you to
check out her new business.
Light refreshments will be served.
Congratulations to our
2020 Safety Award Winners!

Last week, the
Asheboro/Randolph Chamber and the
North Carolina Department of Labor conducted the Safety Awards Luncheon at AVS Event Center.
Congratulations to the following
companies for their safety records for 2020!

(Pictured to left is NC Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson & Sgt. Greg Routh of Asheboro Police Department)
Safety Awards Luncheon Sponsored by:
Silver Awards
Criteria: Rate of days away from work must be at least 50% below the industry average.
Second Consecutive Year
Randolph County, Sheriff’s Department
Third Consecutive Year
City of Asheboro, Environmental Services
Fourth Consecutive Year
City of Asheboro, Fleet Maintenance
Fifth Consecutive Year
United Furniture Industries NC, LLC, Warehouse 30
United Furniture Industries NC, LLC, Warehouse 32 - Lexington
United Furniture Industries NC, LLC, Warehouse 35 - Winston-Salem
Sixth Consecutive Year
United Furniture Industries NC, LLC, Warehouse 31 - Trinity
Eighth Consecutive Year
Chatham County, Health
Gold Awards
Criteria: Rate of days away from work, job transfer or restriction must be at least 50% below the industry average.

First Year
Chandler Concrete Company, Inc., Pittsboro Plant #111
Charah, LLC, Brickhaven Structural Fill Project
Chatham County, Buildings & Grounds
Chatham County, Recreation
City of Asheboro, Police
City of Asheboro, Recreation/Golf Course
City of Asheboro, Water & Sewer Maintenance
Energizer Holdings, Asheboro - Plant 1
Post Consumer Brands
Randolph County, Health Department
Regional Coordinated Area Transportation System, Randolph Senior Adults Association
Second Consecutive Year
City of Asheboro, Public Works
City of Asheboro, Waste Water Treatment
Sentry Fire Protection Company, Inc.
United Furniture Industries NC, LLC, Royal Development - High Point
United Furniture Industries NC, LLC, Warehouse 37 - Linwood
Third Consecutive Year
Chandler Concrete Company, Inc., Siler City Plant
Chatham County, Department of Social Services
Chatham County, Waste Management
Fourth Consecutive Year
Cross Road Retirement Community
Randolph Community College
Fifth Consecutive Year
Chatham County, Water & Water Treatment Plant
City of Asheboro, Water Treatment Plant
Gregory Poole Equipment, Co., Pittsboro Branch
Sixth Consecutive Year
Chatham County
Randolph County, Public Library
Seventh Consecutive Year
Randolph County, Tax Department
Eighth Consecutive Year
Chatham County, Library
Chatham County, Management Information Systems
Chatham County, Tax
Chatham County, Telecommunications
Seventeenth Consecutive Year
Randolph County, Department of Social Services
Nineteenth Consecutive Year
Chandler Concrete Company, Inc., Biscoe Plant
Randolph County, Public Works
Twenty-Seventh Consecutive Year
City of Asheboro, Administrative
Saturday, September 11th, 6-10 p.m.
NC Zoo Solar Pointe Plaza

*Outdoor Low Country Boil with steamed oysters, steamed shrimp, sausage, potatoes, corn, chicken, desserts, and beer/wine, soft drinks, and bottled water (All you care to eat/drink!)

Tickets are only $60 per person!

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Premiere Low Country Boil Sponsor - (SOLD) Waste Management
Koozie Sponsor - (SOLD) McKenzie Real Estate

Sandbar Beverage & Dessert Sponsor - (SOLD) McKenzie Properties & Investments

Entertainment Sponsor - (SOLD) First Bank
Photo Sponsor - (SOLD) Safe-T-Works & Ready Telecom, Inc.
Diggin’ for Oysters Sponsors - $1,000 (Current Sponsors: Alpine Health and Rehabilitation of Asheboro, Charlie's Heating & Cooling, Klaussner Home Furnishings, Oliver Rubber Company, Randolph Community College, & Technimark LLC)
Includes pre/post event publicity, special recognition at event & 8 tickets.
Finger-lickin’ Chicken Sponsors - $500 (Current Sponsors: Asheboro Recycling Center, Beane Signs Inc., Duke Energy, FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Insurance Associates of the Triad, RH Barringer Distribution Co. Inc., Sapona Plastics LLC, Truist, & Truliant Federal Credit Union)
Includes pre/post event publicity, special recognition at event & 4 tickets
Jumbo Shrimp Sponsors - $275 (Current Sponsors: Asheboro Alarm & Electric Co., Asheboro Doors, Asheboro Fire & Security, Brubaker & Associates, Carolina Pharmacy-Seagrove, First Bank, Four Saints Brewing Co., Grinz Orthodontics, Pamela Hill-Clerk of Court, Integrity Mortgage Group, Make It Beautiful Salon & Spa, Rheem Sales Co. & Truly Nolen Pest & Termite Control)
Includes pre/post event publicity, special recognition at event & 2 tickets
The Leadership Randolph Class of 2020-2021 will be conducting several projects and drives. For the month of August, they will be collecting items for the Boys & Girls Club. See information below.
Cybersecurity Lunch & Learn
August 24th - NOON-1:30PM
in the Chamber Board Room
2021 Annual Retreat
October 21 - 23, 2021
Sign Up NOW !
LAST WEEK IN Washington DC and in RALEIGH:

Last week a bipartisan coalition of US senators - including NC's Sen. Richard Burr and Sen. Thom Tillis - showed their commitment to bold infrastructure action at the national level. Working across the aisle, they passed a long-sought suite of comprehensive federal infrastructure investments, sending the $1.2 trillion package on to the House, where representatives are expected to take the legislation up sometime after they reconvene on August 23 to consider a separate budget resolution.

Last week the N.C. House passed its proposed version of the state budget, setting the stage for cross-chamber budget negotiations. The House secured its budget with bipartisan support after members spent several days negotiating and making changes in committee and on the House floor. The $25.7 million budget matches the overall spending amount proposed in the Senates earlier budget, the the two chamber's proposals differ in the details. We applaud both the N.C. House and N.C. Senate members for their inclusion of measures that aim to reform our regressive franchise tax, provide critical support for state-maintained infrastructure, and strengthen bonds between education and workforce development.

Want to know the latest from the North Carolina General Assembly?

They have a robust website with details and links to answer questions you may have related to current legislation under consideration. Here you will find calendars for both the House and Senate, daily lists of Bills that were filed or acted upon, a Bill look-up field, and much more. Check it out!
Interested in contacting our local North Carolina representatives?
You can reach them here:
Interested in contacting our North Carolina Congressional Reps?
You can reach them here:
"Healthy Communities" Sponsored Activities

Upcoming Hikes in 2021:
September 12: Hike to Cooler's Knob, from Tot Hill Farm