CACCE April 2020 E-Newsletter
COVID-19 Resources and Updates
We have created a COVID-19 resource page on the CACCE website that houses local, state, and federal updates.

Be sure to review the document provided by the US Chamber explaining the funding available to Chambers of Commerce through the EIDL program - click here for more information.

One important aspect of the page are the samples that have been provided by your CACCE peers. Be sure to review the page to see what you can use to communicate to your members. I also wanted to share the COVID-19 pages of other associations - scroll to the bottom of these pages to see samples from local chambers in those states:

We have also included documents and articles from chamber industry experts. Be sure to check out this new article from Bill Pawlucy and Bob Harris - Adjusting Budgets Impacted by Crisis.
Associate Member News

Convergent Nonprofit Solutions is hoping to connect Chamber and Economic Development leaders in an effort to give you a forum for idea sharing and discussion on what your community is doing in the COVID-19 crisis. Please sign up at this link to join them on April 3 at 11:00am Eastern . Let's engage and work toward tomorrow together.

Open Positions
Montcross Area Chamber
After serving 15 years as President of the organization, Ted Hall has announced that he will be retiring soon. In preparation for that, the Chamber is now accepting applications for the President position. For more information, please see the CACCE Careers Page.
CACCE Member News
Aiken Chamber
In four days time, the Chamber joined with three other partners to create a $1M Small Business Disaster Recovery Loan Fund. Click here for more details.
Alleghany County Chamber
Lisa Bottomley has been named the new Executive Director of the Chamber.
Anderson Area Chamber
The Chamber shared that one Mayor in their area suggested creating door hangers that were green on one side and red on the other. If the door hanger was green, then that household was fine; if it was red, someone needed food or healthcare assistance.
Boone Area Chamber
The Chamber is pleased to welcome two new staff members to their team. Katie Greene joins the Chamber as Director of Communication and Marketing. She will produce and distribute all digital content marketing and work to further build on the Chamber's community branding efforts. Jeannine Underdown-Collins joins the team as part-time Membership Coordinator. She will focus her efforts on member retention and assisting with new member communication.
Caldwell Chamber
The Chamber has created a fantastic new Facebook Group for our local restaurants and small businesses. For more information on their program, please click here.
Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge
The Chamber started a clean up the Gorge campaign to encourage people to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and exercise. We are setting up a location for them to pick up trash bags to use while they are walking and encouraging them to wear gloves. We provide them with areas that could use some love, dumpster locations to take the trash and asking them to take pictures. It is not a set event, more an effort to do something positive by getting exercise and helping to clean up around our community.

The Chamber is also selling gift cards via ChamberMaster for our restaurants and giving 100% back to the restaurants. We are covering administrative costs and credit card fees as our contribution of support.

The Chamber is ramping up their PR for the Dirty Dancing Festival scheduled for September 11 & 12 at Lake Lure, NC.
Charleston Metro Chamber
The Chamber is pleased to welcome Laurie Carter as their new Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations.
Cleveland County Chamber
The Chamber hosted our annual Awards Banquet on January 30. The tables and ballroom were decorated in the theme of Arabian Nights as we honored businesses and individuals in a variety of categories. In addition, the 300 attendees were treated to an outstanding meal as well as a performance by a team of aerialists.
Greenwood Chamber
The Chamber welcomed two new staff team members and promoted another team member. Janet Balsinger has been hired as the Chamber's Member Engagement Specialist. Madison Herig has been hired as the Chamber's new Marketing & Communications Specialist. Fiely Novilla has assumed additional responsibilities and is now the Director of Finance and Operations.
Jacksonville-Onslow Chamber
The local TV station had Chamber Executives in Eastern NC record the following recently:
A lot of things are happening and there's new information coming out daily. We are very proud of all the local businesses in our area that have stepped up. Unfortunately, our restaurants, retailers and service providers are having to adjust their business, impacting them and their employees. The business community is asking for your help to support local whenever you can. Use local services. Order take out and delivery. Buy gift cards to use at a later date. These things make a big impact in our local communities.
Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber
The Chamber is pleased to welcome Jim Studdard as their new President.
Outer Banks Chamber
The Chamber is conducting a Grocery Bag Challenge to get donations to fill bags for those in our hospitality and restaurant industries who have been laid off. To date, they have raised over $4,000 for the effort - 135 bags of groceries!