The Chamber Connection
September 1, 2021| Volume 21 Issue 1
Small Business Center Advisory Board Meeting
Join us for Breakfast!
Tuesday, September 7
8:30 AM- 10:00 AM
@ The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce

Join us for breakfast and give us your feedback!

Anne Shaw, Director- Small Business Center
April Priester, Assistant Director- Small Business Center
Steve Gill, Director of Business and Industry

Thank you to our breakfast sponsor, Office of Small Business Programs MCIEAST MCB Camp Lejeune.

Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for NEW MSA Safety Facility
Please join us for the grand opening of MSA LLC's newest warehouse facility!
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

10:00 AM

MSA (Mine Safety Appliances Company)
572 Center St.
Jacksonville, NC 28546

Please RSVP at your earliest convenience to: Janet Jurksaitis • TEL: 724.741.8230
Mark your calendars for MED Week 2021!
Excellence in the Face of Challenges - Minority Enterprise Development Week
September 13- Professional Development Day
Four different training sessions @ The Jacksonville Onslow Chamber of Commerce. Professional Development Sessions start at 9:30 AM. See flyer for seminar details.

September 14- MED Week Luncheon
We will be honoring Arthine Thomas as the Minority Entrepreneur of the Year and Wendy Fletcher-Hardee as the Business Advocate of the Year!
@ Montford Point Marines Conference Center
12:30 PM- 1:30 PM

September 16- MED Week Network Mingle & Scavenger Hunt
Network and meet with other chamber members and business owners! Bring your business cards! Our MED Week Scavenger Hunt is your chance to discover and patronize diverse businesses in Onslow County.
@ The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
5:30 PM- 7:30 PM

September 17- African American Heritage Tour & Lunch
Meet at the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce - More details to come!

Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Get involved and promote your business by contacting Lashea at
Applications are now open for our Retro Rockin' Christmas Parade!
2021 Christmas Parade
Saturday, November 20
9 a.m.
Western Blvd, Jacksonville NC

Cracked It! Escape Games Receives Traveler's Choice Award from Trip Advisor for 5th Consecutive Year
Congratulations to Cracked It!
The Chamber’s 2021 First Citizens Bank Small Business of the Year Cracked It! Escape Games has once again received the Trip Advisor Traveler's Choice award for the 5th consecutive year. This award is given to the top 10% of attractions and was awarded based upon their continued standard of excellent travelers’ reviews. Congratulations to Brian Vinciguerra
and the rest of the Cracked It team.
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