For the week of August 17, 2020
Making Asheboro & Randolph County a
great place to live, work, and do business.
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Fall Day Camps at
Camp Caraway!

Registration Opens Tomorrow, Aug. 18 at 9am.
Caraway Mountain Day Camp is continuing our program into the fall for one day camps on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting September 15 and ending on November 19. Parents drop off at 8 AM and pick up at 5 PM. We will use outdoor fun to create an experiential learning environment for boys and girls who are in first through sixth grade. For more information, contact Mark Moore at 336-521-9207.
Outdoor Heritage Day, a family experience, will operate every Wednesday for 10 weeks starting September 16 and ending November 18 running 9am-1:30pm. It will host families of children who are in grades 1-6 for a staff led environmental educational day. A program fee will apply to every guest over 6 years of age.  For more information, contact Calvin Lindsey at 336-521-9212.
Your weekly news & updates!
In This Week's Newsletter:
  • 2021 Board Member Slate Announced
  • Jobs Retention Grant Program Announced!
  • Need a QR Code For Your Menu?
  • Positive Thought for the Week
  • Pick up the 2020 RIGHT HERE RANDOLPH!
  • City & County Offer Free Drive-Thru COVID Tests
  • Login to Members Only Section on Website
  • Promote Your Business FREE This Thursday!
Regular Office Hours Resume This Week!

Monday - Friday: 8AM-Noon, 1PM-5PM
Nominating Committee Announces 2020-2021
Board of Directors Slate of Members & Officers
In accordance with the Chamber's bylaws, a Nominating Committee made up of past Board Chairs, retiring Board Members, and a Chamber member-at-large, has recommended a slate for 2021. The current Board of Directors accepted the slate as presented at their August 12 meeting. They will vote to approve the slate at the October 14th Board meeting.

If you have any comments regarding the slate, please contact Chamber President Linda Brown, or 2020 Board Chair Kelly Heath.

Chair: Kelly Heath, Randolph Community College
Chair Elect: Joel McClosky, Four Saints Brewing Company
VP Membership Development: Nicki Hill, McKenzie Properties & Investments
VP Community Development: Michael Smith, Keller Williams Real Estate
VP Advocacy: McCall Sink-Tanner, Blase Chiropractic
Treasurer, Brad Crumpler

Micki Bare, Randolph County Partnership for Children
Billy Hardin, Units Moving & Portable Storage
Joel Merino, Before-M-After Catastrophe Response
Rick Powell, Pemmco Manufacturing
McCall Sink, Blase Chiropractic
Amanda Varner, Randolph County Sheriff's Office
Jeff Erickson, Partners Consulting Group

Zac Beane, Insurance Associates of the Triad
Jamie Owens, Truliant Federal Credit Union
Kevin Fair, Sunbelt Rentals
H.R. Gallimore, RE/MAX Central Realty
Chris Griffin, Advisors Financial center
Michael Smith, Keller Williams Real Estate
Dean Wolfe, Integrity Financial

Dawn Morton, First Bank
Myra Gaddy, Associate Member
Dorothy Keith, WKXR/WZOO Radio
Scott Eggleston, Ivey & Eggleston
Barbara Gallimore, The Flying Pig
Darwin Smith, Asheboro Fire & Security
Jonathan Thill, VentureAsheboro

Ty Bru, Heart's Core Art Store
Jaylin Brower, Peak Performance
Davis Jackson, Oliver Rubber Company
Quinton Louris, Randolph Community College Small Business Center
Jackie Munoz, McKenzie Real Estate
Trevor Nuttall, City of Asheboro
Ana Torres, Insurance Associates of the Triad
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:
Attention Food & Beverage Members!!

We are offering a FREE service to any of our Members that sell food and drink at their business.

We will host your menu on our website, and create a customized QR code for you to use at your business.

We recommend you post the QR Code at each table. This allows patrons to point their smart phone camera at your QR Code and be able to view a digital copy of your menu.

You can also post the QR Code on the door or window of your business so it can be viewed before they come in.

Check out the ones we did for
Four Saints Brewing Company and the Flying Pig!

For more information, contact Linda at the Chamber office.
Positive Thought for the Week

"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today."
- Malcom X
Stop by the Chamber office to get your 2020 RIGHT HERE RANDOLPH magazine and membership directory. This beautiful, newsstand-quality publication, featuring outstanding editorial and photography from professional writers and photojournalists gives an overview of our wonderful county.
Randolph County COVID-19 Updates
Have you seen Randolph County's COVID-19 videos? They are updated twice weekly with the latest statistics and information from the Health Department and are presented by Commissioner Darrell Frye, County Health Director Susan Hayes, County Manager Hal Johnson, and County Wellness Coordinator Sam Varner. Videos are posted to the Randolph County YouTube Channel.

Wednesday, August 19: 4-7PM at Kiwanis Park
Meadowbrook Road, Asheboro

Tuesday, August 25: 4-7PM at Crestview Wesleyan Church
180 Crestview Church Road, Asheboro

Wednesday, August 26: 5-8PM at Northgate Commons
1457 North Fayetteville Street, Asheboro

Special note: Follow directional signs, stay in your car, roll down your car window in advance and prepare for a nasal swab. Results will be available within 72 hours.
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.

Please contact us with questions
on how to access the
Members Only Section.
Give us your business's promotional information
and we'll send it out FREE this Thursday!
  • This Thursday we will be sending out a listing of our Members' special deals and promotions. Email details to me no later than 5PM on Wednesday, August 19th.

  • If you prefer to have your offer stand alone, we are offering the option of having an email blast for $75 (50% off the normal rate of $150). Emails are sent to our members and their representatives (1800+ email addresses). There is a limited quantity available. Email me if you are interested in this option.

  • You can also promote your business on the Chamber building's outdoor digital board for $75 for 7 days (50% off the normal rate of $150). Email me if you want more information on this option.

Remember that monthly payments for dues and sponsorships are available and encouraged during this time. Just reach out and we are happy to convert you to the monthly option.
Free, Customized, Virtual Backgrounds
for your Video Meetings:
What's Going On This Week?
Wednesday, Aug. 19th at 3pm - 2020 Leadership Randolph Zoom Meeting
Thursday, Aug. 20th at 8am - Randolph Professionals Network 2, Chamber Board Room or Zoom
Thursday, Aug. 20th at 8am - Chamber Chats on WZOO