For the week of August 24, 2020

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In This Week's Newsletter:
  • Jobs Retention Grant Program Announced!
  • Annual Golf Classic Coming!
  • Positive Thought for the Week
  • Member Appreciation Drive Thru - Sept. 2
  • Apprenticeship Randolph
  • Login to Members Only Section on Website
L A S T C A L L !!
NC Department of Commerce Announces
Jobs Retention Grant Program
The state of North Carolina has appropriated $15 million for a Jobs Retention Grant to assist NC companies impacted by COVID-19.

Deadline for application: Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Program details as well as the
application document are available here:
We are so excited to announce the 21st Annual Chamber Golf Classic will be held on October 5th & 6th! With the awareness of COVID-19 and for the safety of our players and our courses, there will be some changes, but still good ole fun!

The purpose of this event is to serve our Chamber and our community. Since the pandemic, fundraising events have been cancelled so we need your support more than ever! Please sign up for a sponsorship or to play!
Positive Thought for the Week

"Don't you worry
about a thing,
'cuz every little thing's gonna be all right."

~ Bob Marley & the Wailers
Three Little Birds

Daniel Botchway, a senior at AHS, signs with RCC to apprentice as an Information Technology Computer Support Specialist. I.T. was added to Apprenticeship Randolph this year and three companies (Jowat, Oliver and RCC) took on a total of four apprentices.
Apprenticeship Randolph holds annual Signing Day
Twenty-one area students signed as registered apprentices on Apprenticeship Randolph’s annual Signing Day Aug. 3, held in the R. Alton Cox Learning Resources Center Auditorium at Randolph Community College. The ceremony aired Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 6 p.m. on Apprenticeship Randolph’s YouTube channel and Facebook page and is now available on their website, (click Signing Ceremony tab).
This year’s pre-apprentices (with high school) and industry partners are as follows:

 Elastic Therapy Inc. (Manufacturing) - Kamden Carlyle (Southwestern Randolph High School), Danny Prieto Torres (Asheboro High School)
·Energizer (Manufacturing) - Jerry Mize (Providence Grove High School), Sarah Primera (Eastern Randolph High School)
Jowat Adhesives (I.T. Computer Support) - Josiah Meraz (Uwharrie Ridge 6-12 School), Logan Sink (Wheatmore High School)
Jowat Adhesives (Manufacturing) - Travis Jackson (Wheatmore High School), Damion McCafferty (Trinity High School)
 Mohawk Industries (Manufacturing) - Noah Guinn (Wheatmore High School), Payton Murdock (Randleman High School).
Oliver Rubber (I.T. Computer Support) - Darius Fernandez (Asheboro High School)
Oliver Rubber (Manufacturing) - Monye McQuaig-Graham (Randleman High School), Dean Wiseman (Asheboro High School)
Post Consumer Brands (Manufacturing) - Christian Foley (Uwharrie Charter Academy), Ubaldo Gutierrez (Asheboro High School)
Sapona Plastics (Manufacturing) - Joshua Hogan (Southwestern Randolph High School)
Randolph Community College (I.T. Computer Support) - Daniel Botchway (Asheboro High School)
Technimark (Manufacturing) - Kenneth Houston (Eastern Randolph High School), Aiden Register (Eastern Randolph High School), Orion Simmons (Eastern Randolph High School)
United Brass Works (Manufacturing) - Tyler Hulin (Randleman High School)

Your chamber membership supports our ability to serve
Apprenticeship Randolph as their fiscal agent.

Apprenticeship Randolph is always looking to add company partners in the areas of Automotive Systems Technology, Information Technology, and Manufacturing. For more information, visit, contact RCC Pathways Activities Coordinator Stacey Miller at 336-318-4958, or email
Randolph County COVID-19 Updates
Are you utilizing your Members Only Section on the Chamber's Website? Check it out!

  • Deals - offer coupons and special deals; fellow members may well be your best customers.
  • Job postings - submit your own job openings.
  • Advertise events - add your events to our online event calendar displayed with quick links; use these links to share in your social media, text to mobile devices, add to your calendar, or email to others.
  • Network with other members - check out other member listings, jobs, deals.

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What's Going On This Week?
Tuesday, Sept. 1st, 8am - Randolph Professionals Network 1, Chamber Board Room or Zoom
Wednesday, Sept. 2nd, 10am - 2pm - Member Appreciation Drive Thru, Chamber Parking Lot
Thursday, Sept. 3rd, 8am - Randolph Professionals Network 2, Chamber Board Room or Zoom