Chamber Connections
June 2015 Newsletter
We Appreciate our
Chamber Champions

Gold Champions

Silver Champions
City of Whiteville

Bronze Champions
Baldwin Woods
St udios
New Directions Group
     Care Management

2015 New Members

Anthony's Italian Restaurant
Antonino Grippi, 910-914-6142

Bumble Bee's Cafe
Kathy Moscow, 910-640-3276

Capture It Photography
Elisha Bass, 910-207-6526

Carolina Insurers
Kevin Norris, 910-653-8835

Chadbourn Feed Service
Rhonda Scott, 910-654-3057

Circles of Hope-Col Co
Carolyn Hankins, 910-642-0633

Flowers Jewelry
Houston Barnes, 910-654-5308

Fowler Farm Fresh Produce
Darla Fowler, 910-653-5795

Ivy's Cafe
Doug Hayes, 910-914-0707

Jamie's Tire & Auto Service
Jamie Norris, 910-640-2163

Kim Hutchens
Associate Member

Maze Craze
Alma Galloway, 910-520-8940

McQueen's Nursery & Landscaping
Clarie McQueen, 910-642-1898

Pine Log Plantation
J. E. Thompson, 640-7346

Prince Law Firm
Sherry Prince, 910-207-6609

Rodan & Fields
Greta Heye, 910-770-0229

Senator Jane Smith
Associate Member

Simply Dance
Staci Ezzell, 910-918-2743

Sunnyfield Equestrian Farm
Marylou Molina, 910-653-5525

Timothee Orthodontics
Dr. Timothee, 910-642-4529

W Greene PLLC
Wade Greene, 910-207-6564

Whiteville Appliance Repair
Jimmy Pierce, 910-640-3304

Whiteville Florist
Larry Beltz, 910-642-2722

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Community Lunch Forum - June 9
June 9th, 11:45am - 1:15pm
Interim Centre
305 Liberty Street, Whiteville
$10, includes lunch

If Disney Ran Your Business What Would it Look Like?
Have you ever wondered how the Walt Disney World Resort continues to produce a dynamic model on Business Excellence, Leadership, Working Environment and Customer Service? It is not about service. It's all about creating a memorable Customer Experience. Learn secret success strategies to attract more customers, build brand loyalty for life, beat out your competition and transform your business into a Disney-like culture. A must program if you are serious in having a successful business or organization and survive in today's challenging economy! If Disney can do it, why can't you?

Call the Chamber to reserve your seat by June 5th.

Your Chamber....Growing Strong
Upcoming Ribbons Cuttings
Please Help Us Welcome..

Simply Dance
1303 South Madison St, Whiteville
June 2, 2015

72 Degrees
442 South Madison St, Whiteville
June 5, 2015

Bumble Bee's Cafe
721 South Madison St, Whiteville
June 11, 2015

Member Spotlight
Fowler Farms Fresh Produce
669 Wright Road, Tabor City

Looking for the spring's freshest harvest?  Look no further then Fowler Farms Fresh Produce.  They currently have new potatoes, cabbage, collards, turnips, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, hot peppers, and carrots. Tomatoes, corn, and string beans will be ready within the next two weeks! 

Fowler Farms is a family owned and operated farm in Tabor City. The Fowler family has been actively farming this land since 1896. They were formerly a tobacco producer but have transitioned into small grains, soy beans and corn, and the production of fresh, quality produce. They offer a variety of seasonal vegetables year round.


Fowler Farms encourages their customers to be involved in the harvest of the vegetables they will be purchasing by allowing them to pick their own products at the peak of freshness. They are also glad to provide customers with produce that has been gathered for them. Private tours are available upon request.


Open Monday-Saturday, 8:00am to 6:00pm


Occupational Course of Study
Yard Sale
June 11, 2015
Whiteville High School

The students in the Occupational Course of Study program have worked very hard this year on their School Based Enterprise and are excited to announce an End of Year Yard Sale. Hand painted chairs, lighthouses, timbers and plaques will be sold at this event as well as donated items such as toys, books, CDs and trinkets.
Chamber Planning Retreat
Your Chamber Board
From Good to GREAT!

The 2015 Chamber Board of Directors recently held a planning retreat at Lake Waccamaw State Park.   Facilitated by Chuck Ewart, the board examined shifts and trends in the chamber industry, board responsibilities, and benchmarks.  Identifying several areas of focus, you will soon see some exciting news from your Chamber!

Take away:
"If the rate of change outside your organization is greater than the rate of change inside your organization, then the end is near"
~Jack Welch
Whiteville to Host Cycle NC!

We are thrilled to announce that Whiteville will once again host Cycle NC!  1,200 cyclist from all over the country, and some internationally, will join our community on October 2nd for the final night of their journey from the mountains to the coast of North Carolina!

Let the planning begin....

If you are interested in helping the Chamber plan for this awesome opportunity, please call us at 910-642-3171.

Member News & Events
Chadbourn Community Night Out
June 5, 6-9pm
Basketball Court near Chadbourn Middle School

Columbus County Youth & Families
Daddy - Daughter Dance
June 6, 6-8pm
Columbus County Arts Council

Community Lunch Forum
June 9, 11:45AM-1:15PM
Interim Centre, Whiteville

BugFest South
June 13, 10am-3pm
NC Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville

LCFH Caregivers and Coffee
July 2, 7-8PM
Angel House Hospice Care Center

28th Annual 4th of July Fireworks
July 3, 6-10pm
South Columbus High School

Columbus Chamber of Commerce and Tourism
601 S. Madison Street
Whiteville, NC 28472