12 / 2 / 2020
Mission
Statement

To advance, promote, and encourage successful business growth for our members.
2020 Chamber Champions
Announcements
Congratulations to the November Chamber Members of the Month!

Last week, the Chamber recognized two Chamber businesses as Members of the Month for November. Carport Central (top photo) was named Large Business Member of the Month and Unique Background Solutions (bottom photo) was named Small Business Member of the Month. Thank you to both businesses for your services to the community and your support of the Chamber!

Carport Central, Inc.
(980) 321-9898

Unique Background Solutions
(336) 786-7030
New Chamber Staff Member

The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce welcomes Tammy Snow, a Pilot Mountain resident, to the staff team as the Chamber's Director of Finance. Tammy has many years of experience working in finance and is already doing a fantastic job with her responsibilities.

Join us in welcoming Tammy!



Contact:
Tammy Snow
Tammy@mtairyncchamber.org
(336) 786-6116 ext 205
Catch Up on the Chamber's Virtual Events

You can watch segments of them on the Chamber's YouTube channel. Click the videos below to watch and SUBSCRIBE.
Virtual Mixer #32
Amber Fleming, Senior Financial Services Advisor at State Employees' Credit Union in Mount Airy
Virtual Seminar #33
Greg Durham, HR Manager at Cardinal CT
Virtual Seminar #7 - Surry Digital Heritage Project
David Wright, PhD, Associate Dean of Learning Resources at Surry Community College
BECOME A CHAMBER CHAMPION IN 2021

Chamber Champions are season ticket holders to Chamber events and are promoted throughout the year on the Chamber's marketing outlets and social media.

Click here to learn more about each Chamber Champion package and their benefits.
Those interested in becoming a Chamber Champion should contact Travis Frye at Travis@MtAiryNCChamber.org.
Nominate 2020 Citizen of the Year!

It's time to submit your nominations for the 2020 Citizen of the Year award. Citizen of the Year: someone who has served the community for years, someone who has demonstrated leadership and hard work; someone who has made a major impact on the lives of many! Who do you believe in deserving on this award? Use the Nomination Form below to submit the name of this person (or persons) along with an explanation of why you think they should be selected at the 2020 Citizen of the Year.
Online Silent Auction Begins Next Week - Still Accepting Donations

The Chamber will be hosting an online silent auction on December 7th - 11th. Donating an item or service from your business can be a great PR tool and is an easy way to help support your Chamber of Commerce. If you would like to donate something, please complete the form below and we will get in touch with you shortly after.
Chamber Programs / Events
Virtual Mixer #36
Thursday, December 3 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
Online with Zoom

Guest Speaker: Jimmy Flythe, Director of West Region Government and Community Relations Duke Energy Carolinas
ONLINE Job Fair!

The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce has decided to not host its annual Job Fair as it has in previous years due to the current Coronavirus pandemic. Instead of an in-person Job Fair, the Chamber is now hosting an virtual Job Fair; open to all companies looking for employees and the general public seeking job opportunities.

Until the end of 2020, employers are able to display job openings and company information, while job seekers are able to access this information, contact specific companies, and submit resumes.

Vendor / Sponsor Packages are available. If you are interested in learning more about this ongoing event, contact Travis Frye, Program & Events Director via Travis@MtAiryNCChamber.org, or click the button below.
*NEW EVENT*
The Granite City Chicken Stew & Silent Auction

Multi-day, social distancing fundraiser for the Chamber with food and holiday gifts! All are invited to participate.

Chicken Stew Fundraiser
(THIS FRIDAY) December 4, 2020
11am - 4pm
$10 per quart
Pick up or delivery
The deadline to preorder Chicken Stew has passed. If you would like to purchase a quart of Chicken Stew, contact Travis Frye at Travis@mtairyncchamber.org or (336) 786-6116 ext 204

Online Silent Auction
(DATES EXTENDED)
December 7, 8am - December 13, 5pm
Browse through over 60 items and place your bids! The link to the auction will be available shortly.
Sponsored by:
Member / Community Info.
Be a Santa to a Senior is a program hosted by Home Instead Senior care. Gift trees have been placed at Pages Books and Coffee, Belk, and C.F. Jones in Mount Airy for community members to participate. All you have to do is take an ornament, purchase the items listed, and bring the items back to that tree. The purpose of this program is to provide toiletry items and blankets to seniors in need during the holidays.
All gifts are due by Dec. 1 and will be quarantined before bring delivered to the recipients. To learn more about the program, click the button below.
Members of the Pilot Mountain Community are working with Friends of the Sauratown Mountains to create a specialty license plate for approval by the North Carolina legislature. The plate will generate a stream of income for Friends to be used for projects not covered by the State at Pilot Mountain State Park as North Carolina vehicle license plates are purchased. This is a great way to showcase our beloved iconic mountain.

In order to obtain the approval, the Pilot Mountain community and the Friends must collect 300 applications with payment for submission to the DMV. To support this project, you must fill out the form provided and attach a check for $30 made payable to Friends of Sauratown Mountains. You will also need to pay your normal plate fees at time of renewal. Twenty dollars of the $30 fee will go towards work at Pilot Mountain State Park by Friends.

If we are unable to obtain the 300 forms then the fees and the forms will be returned to the applicants. FSM will not cash the checks until we have 300 applicants.

The process will take several months so we appreciate your patience. We must have 300 applications by February 1, 2021 to submit to the General Assembly for approval. If approved, the first plates will probably start being issued June 2021 at the earliest.

The form plus your check may be returned to Pilot Mountain Town Hall or mailed to Friends of Sauratown Mountains at PO Box 353, Danbury, NC 27016.

If you have questions please call Ann Anderson at 336-978-2049 or Debbie Vaden at 619-987-6257.
RidgeCrest, Great Place to Work Certified

RidgeCrest an industry-leader in senior living, today announced that it is Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM. This certification is the result of anonymous employee feedback about RidgeCrest’s workplace culture and environment.
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on employee experience, workplace culture, and effective business leadership practices. Their data shows great workplaces benefit from stronger financial performance, reduced turnover, and better customer satisfaction than their peers. “I think more and more job seekers are using workplace reviews in their job search” says RidgeCrest Human Resources Director, Missy Whitaker. “This award will certainly make us stand out in a positive way to future applicants.”
Surry Community College - Small Business Center
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February 11, 2021 6pm-8pm