Elizabeth City Area Chamber E-News
Vol. 37, No. 9                                     September 3, 2019

We are excitedly preparing for this year's Business Expo Tailgate Party, which will be held September 19 from 5:00-8:00 pm at the K.E. White Center. This event has something for everyone.
  • Looking for exposure for your business? Showcase your products and services at this premier networking event! Booths are still available. Don't miss out on your chance to get your business in front of business leaders and community members.
  • Looking for an evening of food, fun, networking, and friendly competition, all while learning about the exciting offerings from local businesses? This $25 ticketed event includes giveaways, the Expo Chef and Sweets Challenge, Beer, Wine, Pepsi products, and entertainment by DJ Trent. Challengers for the Chef and Sweets Challenge are still being accepted. Click here to reserve your tickets.
  • Back by popular demand: the Football Toss Challenge features prizes such as: Washington Redskins tickets, designer sunglasses, a tailgate party pack, and more!
  • Enter to win a $500 gift card on any airline serving Norfolk International Airport! $10 raffle tickets will be on sale at the Chamber starting September 3 and will be sold right up to the drawing at 7:30 p.m. on September 19 at Expo Business Night. You do not need to be present to win. Don't miss your chance to win this amazing prize!
  • For information about how you can participate in the Business Expo Tailgate Party, contact [email protected].
We were happy to celebrate ribbon cuttings with two of our businesses this month:
  • The new NC Works Career Development Center on the campus of College of The Albemarle hosted a Ribbon Cutting on August 6th. Be sure to visit the center to access career assessments, career guidance/counseling, resume assistance, interview skills, funding for training, and job search assistance.
  • Zaribel's: featuring Kinderdance by Zaribel invited us to celebrate the grand opening of their new studio space on August 27th. In addition to Kinderdance, Zaribel's will host specialty classes, workshops, birthday parties, and more.
We had a great time at Beach Bash Bowling on August 14! Congratulations to Biggs Cadillac GMC Truck on their 1st place win! 2nd place went to Pepsi Bottling Ventures, LLC, while Chesapeake Regional  Healthcare Elizabeth City Sleep and Wound Clinic came in 3rd. B&M Contractors won the Most Team Spirit Award, and Rachelle Gunter was the winner of the 50/50 raffle. Thanks so much to all who participated in this fun event!

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Serving you, 
Holly Staples

Chamber Events this Month

Coffee with The Chamber 
502 E Ehringhaus St
September 13th8:00 - 9:00 AM
Have a cup of coffee and network with other businesses.This monthly meeting is designed to help build an effective network to grow your business. Coffee and munchkins from Dunkin' Donuts will be provided.  

Business Expo Tailgate Challenge
K.E. White Center
1704  Weeksville Road
September 19th 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Join us for a night of fun featuring the Tailgate Food Challenge, vendor booths, drinks, prizes, and back by popular demand the Football Toss! 

Lunch Bunch at Itza Boutza Pizza
109 S Hughes Blvd. 
September 25th | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Join us for our monthly lunch bunch and don't forget your business cards for this networking event

Recent Chamber Events

NC Works Career Development Center Ribbon Cutting

Coffee with The Chamber at Timmons Group 

Beach Bash Bowling

Lunch Bunch at YMCA at The Pines

Zaribel's: Featuring Kinderdance by Zaribel Ribbon Cutting and Open House

Coastie Corner
The Coastie Corner
Farewell Summer, Hello Hurricane Season!

If you were not fortunate enough to be one of the fabulous volunteers supporting this year's Coast Guard Day event, you missed a great one! We hosted a new record with over 4000 attendants at this year's event! Thanks again to all of the sponsors who I mentioned in last month's blog. The Elizabeth City Coast Guard units are getting super busy with the arrival of a lot of new personnel. While many in the community are prepping for the back to school season, the Aviation Technical Training Center (ATTC) graduated 19 Aviation Technicians and sent them to their new assignments across the country. During the month, the devoted crew at the Air Station conducted 18 Search and Rescue (SAR) cases, saving five lives and assisting four others! The Boat Station represented Elizabeth City at the Plymouth NC Boat Races and for an event called "The Crossing" at Lake Gaston where 500 swimmers crossed the lake. That crew recovered two individuals with medical issues! It appears that Hurricane season finally decided to rear its ugly head so please stay safe out there. Have a great September.

CAPT Randy Meador
Ambassador of the Month
Congratulations to Cortney Simpson, Career Advisor at North Carolina Department of Commerce Division of Workforce Solutions, our Ambassador of the Month!

During the past 7 months NCWorks has rebranded so that we are able to serve our job seekers and busines ses in a more efficient manner.  NCWorks uses its functiona l areas in Talent Engagement, Talent Development and Business Solutions to determine job seeker and business needs.  NCWorks has also developed a business roundtable that is held every quarter to discuss business needs in the community and has also developed a partnership meeting to discuss job seeker barriers and actions to overcome them.  More recently NCWorks has developed a brand new center that is located conveniently on the College of the Albemarle campus.

422 McArthur Drive
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

News from our Members
Affordable Engineering Services, Inc. 

Albemarle Area United Way

The Albemarle Area United Way is hosting two important events in September. The first is the Day of Caring on Friday, September 13 which is an all-volunteer event where folks roll up their sleeves and work together to make a difference in our community. Volunteers will be assigned to area non-profits throughout our 9 county service area to help with painting, cleaning, gardening and so much more! If you or your business are interested in joining us, please email [email protected] or call 252-333-1510. The second event is the Super Shred Day & Drug Take Back in partnership with the Pasquotank Co. Sheriff's Department. It will be held on Thursday, September 19 from 10 AM-12 PM at Southgate Park in front of Belk. You can bring in a limit of 5 boxes/bags of documents to be shredded along with any medications/drugs that you want safely disposed. There is no charge, but donations are welcome! Any questions, call 252-333-1510.

Albemarle Electric Membership Corporation 

Albemarle Plantation

American Legion

On July 30, President Trump signed into law the LEGION Act. An individual is eligible for membership in The American Legion only if the individual, has served in the Armed Forces of the United States at any time during the period of April 6, 1917, through November 11, 1918; or any time after December 7, 1941; or a government associated with the United States Government and was a citizen of the United States when the individual entered that service; and was honorably discharged or separated from that service or continues to serve honorably. Call me, I have a Post for you

Skip Rapp
District 1 Commander
The American Legion Department of N.C.
252 562 5196

Seth E Perry Day
A free Ceremony and Concert will be held on the Courthouse Lawn sponsored by American Legion Post 84 on Sunday, September 29th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.
Music Provided by Eight Strings of Norfolk, VA
Guest Speaker Judge Jerry R. Tillett
William Clarence Jackson, VFW Post 6060, Elizabeth City will provide the COlor Guard and Honor Guard.
The public is invited to attend. 
Chuck's Fences and Decks 

Carpentry work, custom fences decks and remodeling 
 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/

Coastal Pediatrics 

Dismal Swamp
Down Home Sheds

Eclectic Jewelry Designs

Education Foundation Elizabeth City - Pasquotank 
Public Schools

Save the Date

 31st Annual Meeting
October 3rd from 5:30 - 8:00 PM
K.E. White Center
For more information contact 
Judy Stallings,  
Education Foundation Community Liaison  

Elizabeth City Downtown Inc. 

Elizabeth City Habitat for Humanity

Elizabeth City Habitat for Humanity would like to thank B&M Contractors for their generous donation of an HVAC system for our new house. This mini-split system should keep our new partner family comfortable for many years to come while saving them money on their utility bills.
Thanks also to the Albemarle Area Association of REALTORS for their $4000 donation to cover the costs of plumbing installation.
Site preparation is expected to begin shortly, and we are still looking for businesses and individuals who would like to donate to help with this project.
We recently incurred two unexpected expenses when we submitted our building permit application to the City of Elizabeth City. There is a new $6000 sewer and water impact fee for all new construction in the city. We were unaware of this new charge and we are soliciting donations to help make up this cost. The City's weatherization program funds for insulation were also cut this year. Insulation costs $4000.
We are still looking for donations and/or sponsors for: foundation materials (concrete blocks, sand, concrete), windows, doors, siding, sheet rock, insulation, cabinets, hardware, tubs and bathroom fixtures.
Habitat for Humanity relies on volunteers and donations to keep our costs down Every donation, no matter how small, will help us construct this home for our new partner family.. If you or your business would like to make a donation or help at our job site, 
please contact Jane Elfring, 252-384-0115, [email protected].

Elizabeth City Health and Rehabilitation
Elizabeth City/Pasquotank County 
Parks and Recreation Department

The theme of the 2019 Annual Christmas Parade will be "Christmas in the River City"! Whether you're in the parade or spectating with your family and friends, let your holiday lights shine bright and join us on this joyous occasion! Wrap up, sit back, and enjoy the music, lights, and sights of the Elizabeth City/Pasquotank County Parks and Recreation Department's Annual Christmas Parade. If you're interested in participating, you can receive information from us at Knobbs Creek Recreation Center, located at 200 E. Ward Street, Elizabeth City, NC or call us at 252-335-1424.
Elizabeth City Regional Airport
Encore Theatre Company 

Ok, who feels everything is moving way too fast. I mean, shouldn't we be celebrating Memorial Day, not Labor Day? But apparently there is nothing we can do about it, so along with back to school and off to college, Encore Theatre Company is excited to get its 28 th season off and running. Our first show Is A Bad Year for Tomatoes and it opens on Friday September 20 th at 7:30 pm with additional evening showings on the 21,26,27, and 28 th. There will be one matinee at 2 pm on Sunday September 21 st. Come out and enjoy this comedy about a famous actress who just wants to get away from it all in a small town (good luck).

We are also looking for Dress Circle members. Dress Circle members are vital to the life of our company. Without them, we wouldn't be here. For more information contact Jessica James at [email protected].
Finally, if any businesses or philanthropically-minded individuals wants to help underwrite a show or our capital campaign to renovate the Encore building, please contact Doug Gardner at [email protected].
Have a great autumn!

Expert PC
Fortress Wood Products

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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.

Gene Tick Photography

At Gene Tick Photography we know it is not always easy to budget your promotional and advertising needs. What you do need to know is that you need professional photography to give you that professional look in all your media needs. Let us help you get there. With the expanding of my business Gene Tick Photography is announcing a 15% discount to all Chamber members and new business start-ups for headshot, group shots, or event shooting. Also inquire about location shooting for your social media, website and printing needs.
We can shoot at your business, at a particular location, or my studio. We have the equipment that is mobile, models, make up artists, and an artistic directors to meet every shooting needs.
Give us a call, we can make it happen for every budget. 570-460-9657

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast

At Girl Scouts, girls discover who they are, what they're passionate about, and what they want to achieve in the future-all in a unique, all-girl place designed to help them reach their full G.I.R.L. potential. They form lasting friendships, connect with people in their communities, and turn ideas into action. And through our program, the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, girls develop a strong sense of self, display positive values, and seek challenges at every turn. They also learn from setbacks and work to solve problems in their communities. Girl Scouts is open to girls in grades K-12. Visit www.gsccc.org or call 1-800-77SCOUT for more information.

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.

Home Builders Association of Northeastern NC

Jones Family Chiropractic, PC

Kinderdance by Zaribel

Kinderdance by Zaribel has a lot of new and exciting things happening this fall, you do not want to miss it! Classes will be offered in a new , beautiful location downtown. Kinderdance will be offering a brand new program this fall!  Kinderdance  with me for ages 15 months - 24 months of age. And will continue to offer Kindertots for age 2 , Kinderdance for ages 3-5 and kids yoga ages 2-12. Kinderdance is education through dance and fitness for boys and girls. Classes will be offered during the week and on Saturdays. Contact Zaribel Clay at 252-621-3393, find her on Facebook @ Kinderdance by Zaribel or IG @ kdbyzaribel for more information on class registration , dates and times.

Long & Foster Real Estate Inc
Phyllis Bosomworth and Erin Nixon are pleased to announce the Sales Agent and the Listing Agent for July 2019.
Sales Agent of the Month for July 2019 is Janet Lane:
Janet is a native of Elizabeth City and has been in real estate for over 14 years.  She is familiar with all the neighborhoods and has the ability to assist you in selecting the best home for your family's needs.  Janet uses the newest internet marketing tools to give listings access to the broadest possible range of qualified buyers.  When you select Janet as your real estate agent she will genuinely listen to you and work tirelessly on your behalf. 

Listing Agent of the Month for July 2019 is Debbie Morrisette: 
Debbie is a native of the Albemarle Area, and her knowledge of the area has proven to be beneficial to her clients.  She began her real estate career in 2004 and has received many awards for her real estate achievements.  She has earned the CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) designation, GREEN designation, SRF, ResMil and the GRI designations.   Debbie has earned Top Producer for Long & Foster Elizabeth City office for 8 consecutive years - 2011 thru 2018.  Debbie's most honored award is the reward of a satisfied client!  
NCWorks Career Center
Dear Chamber Members,
If you need to fill multiple positions at your business or are looking for the right candidate, give your Local Veteran Employment Representative (LVER), Marcus Cutrell, a call at the NCWorks Career Center in Elizabeth City at (252) 331-4798. NCWorks provides priority of service to all veterans and gives veterans 24-hour priority on newly listed jobs. NCWorks has a wide array of services for Employers as well, including On the Job Training programs and Employer Training Grants, just to name a few. Let NCWorks help you identify the right services for your business.

River City Community Development Corporation

Rusty Dusty Market and Consignment 

Scrunchy Mama Wellness

Small Paws Veterinary Clinic

September 28 is an opportunity for people around the world to unite in rabies prevention.
Every year hundreds of thousands of people like you organize and participate. All over the world people take part in local, regional and national events, held to raise awareness about and/or prevent the spread of rabies. There are lots of ways to raise awareness - you could organize a rally, visit a school to talk to the children about safety around dogs, and/or encourage your local newspaper or radio station to recognize World Rabies Day.
The best way to start your participation in the event is by stopping by our clinic and getting your pets vaccinated against the spread of the rabies virus. The first step starts with you!
Visit us at 1505 North Road Street or call us at 252-384-0109
Small Paws Veterinary Clinic

State Farm - Dawn Cooper Covington

Taylor Mueller Realty

Tina's Nail Salon

At Tina's Nail Salon, we take things seriously. We value our customers' feelings. We are keeping our place of business clean by sanitizing and using the latest state of the art building code ventilation system  for fumes. Most of all, we treat our customers with great respect! 

Tina's Nail Salon
1008 Halstead Blvd. Unit F
Elizabeth City NC 27909

Walk Ins Welcome Appointments Accepted
Twiford Funeral Homes, LLC

Vaughn's Jewelry and 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] .

Vidant Chowan Hospital

Waterbrooke of Elizabeth City
We offer assisted living, a special care unit, as well as supervised care. Come see what makes Waterbrooke different and join us for an activity or lunch. We are currently accepting new residents. If you would like to schedule a tour or have any questions please do not hesitate to call Audrey Clark, Admissions/Marketing Director today! 
We also have a great volunteer opportunity to give back to the seniors in our community. If interested in volunteering please contact Jennifer White at 252-331-2149. 

Waterbrooke of Elizabeth City
an Assisted Living Community
143 Rosedale Drive
Elizabeth City NC 27909
Phone 252-331-2149 Fax 252-331-1271

Wild Little Earthlings

Has the idea of encapsulating your placenta crossed your mind? Have you heard about it before and wondered if it was for you? Are you curious about what that involves? 
In addition to being an experienced birth and postpartum doula, I am also a certified placenta encapsulator. Placenta encapsulating is thought to increase your milk production, boost your iron levels after giving birth, and may potentially help with postpartum depression.

Contact me today or visit my website for more information. 

Boy Scouts of America
Christy Cooper
Camden, NC 27921
(208) 594-6044

Das Danmine (DDJ) Family Fun Center 
Angela Felton
108 E Ward St. 
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
(252) 562.6917

Easter Seals UCP 
Kelly Bostock
904 W Ehringhaus St Suite 8
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
(252) 340-9831

Select Rental Services - The Julia Moore Team 
Julia Moore
1000 W Ehringhaus St Suite B
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
(252) 455-3563

La Michoacana Jalisco
Karina Perez
115 Jordan Plaza
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
(252) 621-1035

Undercuter Tree Service
Jeremy Lassiter
103 Camelot Ct
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
(252) 455-4544

Waddell & Reed Financial Services
Mike Barclift
2901 S Lynnhaven Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 769-8740

West Bank Town &Trust
LeAnn Whitley
216 S Broad St
Edenton, NC 27932
(252) 482-2412