Bijoux Vibes
Alissa Fretwell
104 S. Poindexter St.
Elizabeth City NC 27909

(252) 698-3044

DV Cleaning & Home Services
Jason Duncan-Velke
4055 Caratoke Hwy
Barco, NC 27917

(252) 491-1600

Cleaning-Commercial & Residential
Elizabeth City Morning Rotary Club
PO Box 2085
Elizabeth City NC 27909

(252) 468-1421

Civic/Community/Govt. Organizations
Old Colony Smokehouse
Elizabeth Hughes
802 W. Queen St.
Edenton, NC 27932

(252) 482-2400

Restaurant/Food Truck
Southern Twist Hair Studio
Donna Tufo-Circelli
1322 N. Road St.
Elizabeth City NC 27909

(252) 562-6070

Beauty Salon
Whidbee Insurance Group
Terrance Whidbee
406 S. Griffin St., Ste. H
Elizabeth City NC 27909

(252) 679-7816

Whitehurst Sand Company
Amy Whitehurst
233 Woodville Rd.
Hertford, NC 27944

(252) 264-2712

Site Work
S.H. Whitt, LLC
Sarah Whitt

(240) 273-2578

Business & Professional Services
Thank you to our Ambassador Team
The Chamber is lucky to have a special group of people who volunteer their time to further our mission and ensure our members are connected and supported by the Chamber and the business community. 

BB Barco - BB&T
Cheryl Bright - Townebank Mortgage
Kelly Campbell - Townebank of Currituck
Linda Cox - Visionary Eye Care
Rachelle Gunter - COA Small Business Center
Courtney Hobbs - Southern Bank and Trust Company
Jessica James - Taylor Mueller Realty
Travis James - Taylor Mueller Realty
Reanna Jimenez - Albemarle Family YMCA
Christina King - Comfort Inn
Melanie Metzler - B&M Contractors
Cortney Simpson - NCWorks
Steven Young - Prodigy Realty Group
Member Moment
Upcoming Chamber Events
Space is limited this year, sign up today!

Individual Players: $100 each
Teams of Four: $400

$500 Golf Ball Drop Raffle, Golfer Goodie Bags, Raffles, Awards Reception, and More!

September 11th at YMCA at The Pines

11:00 AM Registration 12:00 PM Shotgun Start
The Coastie Corner

New Commanding Officer
On 31 July, I had the pleasure of relieving CAPT Randy Meador as the Base Elizabeth City Commanding officer. For those who were not able to view the largely virtual ceremony via Facebook Live, the event was certainly bittersweet for CAPT Meador and he spent significant time during the formal ceremony remarking on Elizabeth City’s exceptional community support of Coast Guard members as well as his appreciation of the critical partnerships throughout the various community organizations and greater Elizabeth City business community. 

While I could not have been more enthusiastic for my newly assumed military responsibilities, CAPT Meador’s high praise for all our Elizabeth City partnerships was a great reminder of how symbiotic this Coast Guard Community is and impressed upon me the expansive nature of my new role. With that, I’d like to briefly introduce myself as I look forward to getting to know Elizabeth City and her residents. 

Originally from rural Wisconsin, upon graduation from High School, I attended the United States Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut. Since graduation and commissioning from the Academy, I’ve been stationed in the Hampton Roads area three times, but also was assigned to Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington D.C., served as Chief Engineer of USCGC MIDGETT out of Seattle, WA and as the Industrial Manager at a Naval Engineering maintenance facility in Boston, MA.

I also spent two years earning graduate degrees from Virginia Tech. My academic background is in Naval Engineering which includes the operations, maintenance and repair of ships and boats, but recently my role in the Coast Guard has been more focused on the delivery of mission support services to operational units. My most important job is keeping track of two children, Addison (10) and Cade (9) – they strive to keep it lively, challenging and interesting at all times.
I look forward to meeting many of you and doing my best to support the Elizabeth City Community. Thanks in advance for your continued support of the Coast Guard!

CDR Brook Sherman, Commanding Officer, Base Elizabeth City
Congratulations to this year's winners!
News from our Members
Albemarle Area United Way

Day of Caring
If it is September, it must be time for the Albemarle Area United Way to host Day of Caring! Despite the craziness of the pandemic, we are still planning on proceeding with a “version” of Day of Caring on Friday, September 18. 

Traditionally, Day of Caring has been an all-volunteer event where folks roll up their sleeves and work together to make a difference in our community. This year the AAUW has 5 Partner Agencies who have asked for assistance on that day as well as a virtual option that we are coordinating with the Albemarle Commission. 

They have two programs (Cards of Encouragement and Letters of Love) in place where volunteers write personal notes to older adults in hopes of decreasing their sense of isolation. 

If you or your business would like more information or are interested in joining us in person or virtually, please email the AAUW at: [email protected] or call 252-333-1510. 

We look forward to helping our community in a creative way on this very important day!!
Albemarle Home Care and Hospice
Albemarle Regional Health Services
Amedisys Hospice
Camp Cale
Christ Episcopal Church
Rental space available downtown on the corner of Church Street and Poindexter Street.

500 square foot space available for rent next to Todd's Pharmacy and True Images Salon.
First room is 19x18.5 with large windows overlooking downtown Elizabeth City. Second room is 8.5x13.5 with built in shelving and small closet. Large bathroom as well.
$650 per month
Please contact Kim Willis at 252.338.1686x2 or [email protected].
Coastal Carolina Cannabis Center
Coastal Pediatrics
College of the Albemarle
College of the Albemarle Small Business Center
Dental Transformations-Currituck Dental
Doctor Francis A. Bald & Associates
Two Locations:

2224 S. Croatan Highway Suite 7
Nags Head, NC 27959
1134 N Road Street Building 7
Elizabeth City, NC 27909


Please call today for an estimate.

At both locations we pull teeth AND place implants, do biopsies, and many other services. We will file your insurance for you.

We participate with Care Credit, Scratchpay, and Lending Club if you need to make a payment plan.

"A recent patient commented, "A well run office. Everyone was very friendly and did an excellent job. Great dentist! I have no complaints; nothing but praise!"

We look forward to serving you. As we move forward during this pandemic, Dr. Bald is now seeing all patients, not just emergencies. 

Education Foundation
Elizabeth City Downtown, Inc
Downtown Digs
Elizabeth City Raffle
Buy a ticket for a chance to win free living in a downtown Weatherly Lofts loft-style apartment for one year.

Prize includes one year’s free rent, free parking, free wi-fi, a utilities allowance, and a $5,000 decorating allowance. Alternate cash prize option is $15,000.

Tickets are $100 each after August 31st. (Early Bird period August 15-31 buy 1 ticket get one free.) Odds of winning will be kept to no more than 1 in 1000.

Raffle sponsored by 501(c) 3 nonprofit entity. Proceeds go toward downtown revitalization.

For details or to request tickets visit or call the ECDI office at 252-338-4104 or 252-340-2784.
Elizabeth City State University


Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families, Biggs Cadillac Buick GMC, Dental Transformations, Danika Edmonds, ECSU Department of Athletics, ECSU Through and Beyond COVID-19 Program, Elizabeth City Police Department, Food Lion, Hall Toyota of Elizabeth City, Kids First Inc., NCWorks Career Center, Nucor Steel, Sentara Surgery Specialists, Stella Brothers, Tiffany Hinton, and the Zeta Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Food Bank of the Albemarle
The 2020 Walk for Hunger will be a virtual fundraising event this year.

Sign up and have your supporters donate online to you as an individual or to your team, or download the forms below to turn in cash or check donations. We need your support now more than ever!

Your team can start fundraising today for the Food Bank, and every $1 is equal to approximately 4 meals! The more your team raises, the more meals we can provide to men, women, children, seniors, veterans, and active duty military that are in need of food assistance.

  • FUNDRAISING: Every $1 you raise for the Food Bank is equal to about 4 meals! It’s really simple- the more money raised, the more meals we can provide to people in need in our communities.
  • WALK for HUNGER! As a virtual event, the distance you walk is entirely up to you! Get out and walk on your own, or with friends and family. Share your progress on social media, and let them know you’re raising money to support hunger-relief in your community!

!Reminder! The Walk for Hunger for 2020 will be an entirely virtual event. 
Featuring box lunches from:
Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast
Girl Scouts Announces 24 New Badges for Girls
Girl Scouts of Colonial Coast will soon be creating a new virtual program around the 24 new badges that were released by Girl Scouts of the USA in late July. These badges are designed to help girls practice ambitious leadership in the areas of automotive engineering, STEM career exploration, entrepreneurship, and civics, many of which remain male-dominated. 

"We want to remind girls that all career paths are open to them," said Tracy Keller, the chief executive officer for the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast. "These badges will encourage girls to explore STEM more. We are seeing a strong interest in STEM, the same interest we see in boys but research shows girls don't stay interested in STEM through high school, through college, and into career fields. There are a lot of factors, including not being encouraged and not having role models.”

STEM is just one area of focus these new badges cover. Others include civics and entrepreneurship. The new badges will be the foundation for a new virtual curriculum being developed to offer to local girls. 

"We offer virtual programs, and hopefully in-person program in the near future, that fosters an environment where girls feel comfortable enough to continue and follow their passions which includes pursuing STEM. These badges will work to promote age-appropriate lessons and the knowledge as to how certain fields work such as automotive engineering from start to finish."

New badges include age appropriate education in various topics like “Toy Business Designer” and “Automotive Manufacturing” where girls will dig into the processes involved in today’s industries and dream up the future.

The Girl Scouts currently have virtual opportunities for girls K-12 grades in August that cover areas such as cybersecurity, environmental science and financial literacy. On August 26, they are partnering with WHRO TV-15 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment with a free virtual event that is being followed by a panel discussion. This is open to the public and Girl Scouts can use this opportunity as a way to work towards one of the new civic badges. 

You can find details on virtual opportunities on the GSCCC's website's Events page at: 

About Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast
Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast, a United Way agency, serves nearly 12,000 girls in grades K through 12 with the help of more than 5,000 adult volunteers in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Girl Scouts offers a one-of-a-kind leadership development program for girls, unleashing the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ in every girl. Since 1912, Girl Scouts has been building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. To volunteer, reconnect, donate or join, visit or call 1-800-77SCOUT.
IBX Insurance Agency
Jones Family Chiropractic
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc
Phyllis Bosomworth and Erin Nixon are pleased to announce
the Sales Agent and the Listing Agent for July 2020.
Sales Agent of the Month for July 2020 is Jennifer Purcell: A native of Chesapeake Va, Jennifer has lived in Camden for over 15 years. She has always had a love for real estate and bought her first rental property at age 23.

Jennifer joined Long and Foster in 2019 and likes being able to answer her clients questions and educating them about and helping them navigate the whole process from signing the contract, through all the inspections, securing financing, all the way to the closing table.

Jennifer also has a strong background in commercial leasing and properties. She serves on numerous boards and commissions in the area including the board of directors for Food Bank of the Albemarle, Boys and Girls Club, YMCA at the Pines, and the College of the Albemarle Foundation.

She was recognized for her community work by being named one of the Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce Women of Excellence in 2016.
Listing Agent of the Month for July 2020 is Marie Chandler: Marie began her real estate career in 1995 after working for many years as an accountant in the construction industry.

Since 1996 she has been a top selling or listing agent in the Albemarle area and was Realtor of the Year in 2003.

She believes that hard work and caring for her clients has been the key to her success and she is a great asset to the Long and Foster team.
Our friendly staff is encouraged to help you buy or sell your home. We put forth the passion, dedication, and time to ensure you are well taken care of and are happy with our service. If you are looking to buy or sell a home in the Elizabeth City, NC area, give us a call or send us a message. We would love to help you get the best deal. We also deal in rental properties.
252.335.8600 [email protected]

ELIZABETH CITY, NC – Kelly Warren, Managing Broker at Long and Foster, has been awarded the prestigious Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) designation, the premier brokerage management credential in the industry. The CRB is conferred by the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) and is an official designation of the National Association of REALTORS®. Kelly joins an elite group of real estate professionals from around the world who
have earned the CRB designation. All were required to complete a comprehensive program combining experience with management education and subscribe to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics.

Kelly has been a successful and dedicated REALTOR® with Long and Foster since
September of 2008. Kelly was appointed as the Managing Broker in October of 2015, later
adding the title of Broker-in-Charge as well. Kelly’s focus is centered on creating an atmosphere
of support, encouraging friendly competition, and providing skill-sharpening education. She
believes in the concept that “steel sharpens steel,” and is proud to be among colleagues who
are simply the best in the business.
Nextcare Urgent Care
Party in a Box For Kids
Perry Auto Group
RCE Theaters
Select Rental Services

Why Hire a Management Company for Your Rental Property?
It is not just about placing a tenant in your property. It is about finding the tenant that best fits your property. Fees charged by a management company are typically for finding a tenant, this means advertising your property doing background/credit checks and managing the property. Monthly management includes collecting the rent, and any other fees associated with the property, handling repairs, inspections and dealing with early vacancies and even evictions if necessary and much more. The day to day operations of a rental property can be a daunting task to the novice investor/landlord.

One big advantage of using property managers is emotional distance. "Often the owner will get involved with the tenant emotionally," says Estey Swanson with the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) [quoted from an article on – 6 Survival Tips for Renting Out Your Own Home]. "Even though (property managers) take good care of tenants and they're sympathetic, their job is to make sure that owners get the rent."

Going past getting the rent paid, a property manager will watch over your property. Through regular inspections, interior and exterior your manager can alert you to any issues that may come up. This could be with the tenant(s) or with the building(s) or property itself. A manager will handle these issues.

We have an extensive marketing program and we are looking for more rental properties to put our screened, qualified tenant candidates into homes now.

If currently are renting out your property on your own or are considering becoming a landlord, I would love to discuss your options and how I can help you manage your investment. 

Gene Tick
Broker, Realtor®, Property Manager
Select Rental Services
Phone: 252-335-8633
Shaklee Independent Distributor - Gwen Bell
Call me if I can help you with an order.

Contact Gwen Bell,
Independent Shaklee Distributor for details
Spectrum Reach
The most trusted media partner in America, built to help businesses like yours. We are Spectrum Reach, and together, we will rebuild.
James Stanley's Painting
Taylor Mueller Realty
Tidal Wave Auto Spa
Tree of Life Martial Arts Training Center
True Images Salon
Undercutter Tree Service
Professionalism at a Price That Can't be Beat!
 Are you looking for a reputable tree service one that is capable of any tree job? If so call Underutter Tree Service!

Owner Jeremy Lassiter is an ISA Certified Arborist and certified in tree risk assessment.

For a free estimate call
252-455-4544 today.

Visit Elizabeth City

It’s Here!

Our new and improved official Elizabeth City Visitors Guide is available on our website.

If you are a business owner and would like to have free printed copies available for visitors, please email [email protected]
with your name, address, and quantity of guides requested.

Waterbrooke of Elizabeth City
Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors
Stocks rose as better-than-expected corporate earnings and progress on a COVID-19 vaccine encouraged investors.

Michael Barclift
(757) 769-8740
Waddell & Reed, Inc.
Financial Advisor
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Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors
502 E. Ehringhaus St., 
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
(252) 335 4365