Elizabeth City Area Chamber E-News
Dear Friends,

As we’ve spent the week talking to our members, we’re hearing that you want to help. You are all looking to support your peers, your community and, of course, your families and loved ones during these unprecedented times. In addition to support, our business community is still seeking the camaraderie and shared experience that sustains us in less trying times. We are working to continue to create these opportunities that are perhaps more important now than ever.

We are working every day to share the good work that you are doing. We know that our members consistently lead by example, and this situation is no different. We would love to hear from you about what you are doing, how you are working, or how you are helping others during this time. Share with us by tagging us on Facebook or emailing us. We really miss seeing you at our events and out and about in the community, so please contact us! Sharing our experiences with each other will help us to weather this crisis. This includes your creative and lighthearted moments – laughter is good for our mental and physical health.

In the absence of being able to interact with each other face to face, it’s important that we pick up the phone to talk with one another and use social media to stay connected with each other, especially with your business to business contacts. Many of you are on the front lines and essential to our daily lives. You are open for business and planning for recovery. The help you are providing will ensure recovery is faster and more robust. I have been heartened to witness our members serving as community warriors. Thank you for everything you are doing.

The health and safety of our members, community, and partners is our highest priority during this unprecedented time. Your Chamber team has been actively following COVID-19 developments, and we are evaluating actions daily, to best identify how to serve you. We are committed to keeping you informed about resources to help keep you and your employees safe and healthy, as well as making you aware of resources that will help your business recover. 

We are all pulling in the same direction, and we know that we will emerge stronger and healthier in the end. Please continue to let us know how we can help you. Stay safe, healthy, and connected! Know that your Chamber will be with you every step of the way.

Serving you,
Holly Staples
Important Information and Resources
Recent Chamber Events
Albemarle Area Economic Forecast Breakfast
ECPC Senior Center Ribbon Cutting
Whitney Young Law Firm
Ribbon Cutting
St Patrick's Day Bowling
Ambassador of the Month
Congratulations to Courtney Hobbs, Community Banker at Southern Bank, our Ambassador of the Month!
My name is Courtney Hobbs. I live in Gates County, NC even though I am originally from Charlotte NC. I am a community banker at Southern Bank. I have been with Southern Bank for 3 years and am very grateful for all of the opportunities I have been given, including being able to work with such a great group of people. In my spare time I enjoy running, working out, shopping, and spending time with friends and family. 
Coastie Corner

March has certainly brought unprecedented circumstances upon our community, our nation and our world. I hope this month’s newsletter finds you all well. Similar to most of you, we are taking precautionary steps at all commands to help prevent any spread of COVID-19. All the while, we do have a mission to sustain and we continue to do so. All non-essential services on base have been secured until further notice. Along with those services, events are cancelled as well. The first large event to become a casualty of these circumstances is the Base Spring Fling. We’ll miss seeing all of the children running around the park area looking for Easter eggs and other surprises. I hope you all enjoy a fantastic April and we are all out and about together soon. Enjoy!

CAPT Randy Meador
News from our Members
American Legion
As the coronavirus pandemic has expanded and the number of cases grown, American Legion National Commander Bill Oxford has urged Legionnaires to follow the guidance of local officials and health experts to avoid both contracting and spreading the virus.
Use this time for Buddy Checks via emails and phone calls to older veterans in the community to make sure they have the supplies they need, are feeling healthy and help them acquire the resources they need.

Call Me, I have a Post for you
Skip Rapp
District 1 Commander
The American Legion Department of NC
252 562 5196
The Carolina Club & The Pointe Golf Club
City of Elizabeth City
The 2019 Consumer Confidence Reports are available!
A printed copy of the report is available at your request – Please call 252-335-2196 to have a copy mailed to you

Chuck's Fences and Decks 
Carpentry work, custom fences decks, remodeling,
and free estimates!
Are you wanting a new custom fence or deck built? Maybe you want a pergola or new shed. Call an experienced carpenter today. We have over 30 years of experience in all types of construction and remodeling. 
We work in the Virginia Beach surrounding area and north eastern North Carolina including the OBX. As always the first estimate is free, so call Chuck Newcomb today to set up an appointment. 252-267-7445 or visit our Facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/Deckguy/
COA Small Business Center
The Daily Advance
Eastern Women's Entrepreneurship Program
Expert PC
For all of your Industrial & Construction needs, stop by Fastenal in Elizabeth City, NC located in the Kennix Shopping Plaza.

 We are located next to Earthstone at 1245A US HWY 17 South and can provide many of needs same day or next day.
Food Bank of the Albemarle
Fortress Wood Products
Fortress Wood Products® is a leader in building customer loyalty and successes by combining teamwork, exceptional service, innovation, and professionalism balanced with quality, trust and integrity.
Fortress Wood can provide timely and consistent shipping and delivery for all of your treated wood product needs.
To find a dealer near you, head to our website or call 1-800-BUY-FORT. Follow us on social media @Fortresswood.
Global Recruiters Network of Elizabeth City
Is your company struggling to find high-quality employees? Let Global Recruiters Network of Elizabeth City take over the search for you. GRN of EC will partner with you to deliver superior talent to your organization. We identify and recruit passive candidates - individuals that are top performers but may not be actively looking for a new opportunity.

Learn more today by visiting  www.grnelizabethcity.com
or call our office at (252) 331-2775.
Legal Shield - Barbara Hendrickson
We are currently living in un-chartered waters. 
In the weeks and months ahead many legal questions will arise both personal and business that would normally have not been an issue before the Pandemic.

Issues like:
* “My son was in his last year of school. We paid for room and food vouchers. Are we entitled to
a refund as he will not be there next year and a credit will not help?”

*“During the shutdown when my business was closed I was not bringing in any revenue. I am just now getting back on feet but I am a month behind on my rent. Can my landlord penalize or evict me?”

We are all hopeful that when this ends everyone will work together to bring our economy back to
where it was. If this does not happen, in some cases we need to protect ourselves just as we do
with car insurance when driving a car. 

Take a moment and go over the benefits of a personal LegalShield membership below. 
This covers you, your spouse {or significant other} and up to 8 children on a monthly membership
of only $24.95. If you contact me I can send you the small business protection information also. 

May everyone stay safe and well during this period of uncertainty.
~ Barbara Hendrickson

For more information contact Barbara Hendrickson at 703-901-9200.
Please visit my website at: barbarahendrickson.wearelegalshield.com

Long & Foster Real Estate Inc
Sales Agent of the Month is Donna Seymour:  Donna, a native of Elizabeth City, has first-hand knowledge of the area and has resources that prove helpful to her clients and customers.  She has won many awards as our office’s individual top producer, Sales Agent of the Month and Listing Agent of the month.    
Listing Agent of the Month is  Gardner-Wilson Team - Diana Gardner and Terry Wilson: Diana holds several real estate designations and certifications and has spent over a decade working to secure the right property for buyers or secure an offer quickly for sellers. Originally from NJ, Diana is a graduate of Rutgers University. Diana devotes time to community groups and has held numerous positions on local non-profit boards.Terry is a lifelong resident of Elizabeth City and served 4 years active duty in the US Coast Guard.  Terry will guide you through a move that is a smooth and memorable experience! She is completely dedicated to being there every step of the way for you with customized, personal, efficient and friendly service. Diana and Terry will assist you in locating your next home and providing answers to your questions about life in Northeastern NC!   
Rusty Dusty
SERVPRO of Elizabeth City/Outer Banks
Shaklee Independent Distributor - Gwen Bell
State Farm - Dawn Cooper Covington
Taylor Mueller Realty
TowneBank Mortgage
Undercutter Tree Service
Vaughan's Jewelry & Fine Gifts
     VectorCSP is a federal contracting small business based out of Elizabeth City, North Carolina. We help our nation's military and government leaders realize the Cost, Schedule, and Performance goals of their organizations through our expert integrated logistics, engineering, training, and strategic program management support.
VectorCSP is always seeking highly qualified candidates possessing strong backgrounds in Acquisitions, Engineering Management, Integrated Logistics, Project Management, Military Aviation and Naval Engineering.

To apply, please go to  https://vectorcsp.applicantpro . com/

For assistance, please contact our Human Resources Department by telephone at (252)-338-4255 or by email,  [email protected]  
Like us on Facebook.  https://www.facebook.com/VectorCSP/
Waterbrooke Assisted Living
Woodforest National Bank
Welcome New Members
Dream Vacations by Tati, LLC
Tatjana LaGrone  
Elizabeth City NC 27909
Metal Building Restoration
Randy Duncan
1009 Horsheshoe Rd.
Elizabeth City NC 27909
Glass Music
Danny Glass
202 N Poindexter St  
Elizabeth City NC 27909
Oriental Sports Center Camden
Geoff Watson
104A Investors Way
Camden NC 27921
Bindu Patel
1327 N Road St.
Elizabeth City NC 27909
Visionary Eye Care
Tam Nguyen
3850 Conlon Way Suite F
Elizabeth City NC 27909
Jennings & Jones Bargain Outlet
Sharon Jones
206 N Poindexter St.
Elizabeth City NC 27909
Renewing Members













Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors
502 E. Ehringhaus St., 
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
(252) 335 4365