10 / 7 / 2020

To advance, promote, and encourage successful business growth for our members.
2020 Chamber Champions
NSHS Senior Joins Chamber as Intern

The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce has gained a new team member!
McKinley Nixon is part of a program at Surry County Schools called the Next Generation Career Academy. This is an opportunity for students to complete an internship in a local business, gain valuable real-world experience, earn high school credit, college credit, industry-recognized credentials, and get paid. Nixon started the program on September 8 and will work with the Chamber through early December.
Randy Collins, President and CEO of the Chamber remarked, “We are pleased to welcome McKinley. We have been a part of the intern program for many years and have hosted several interns. We know the program benefits the student and the Chamber.” McKinley Nixon responded, “I am extremely happy to be working at the Chamber and grateful to get this opportunity to serve and to learn.”
Catch Up on the Chamber's Virtual Events

You can watch segments of them on the Chamber's YouTube channel. Click the videos below to watch and SUBSCRIBE.
Virtual Mixer #25
Robin Edwards, Owner of The Hiring Line
Excellence in Business Awards
Virtual Seminar #5 with Congressman Patrick McHenry
Virtual Mixer #26
Monique F. Smith, Executive Director of United Fund of Surry
Virtual Seminar #27
Mount Airy Police Chief, Dale Watson
The Chamber hosted a successful golf tournament fundraiser on Friday, October 2, 2020 at Pilot Knob Park Country Club. With 15 teams and multiple volunteers representing over 25 businesses, it was a beautiful day on the golf course. A special Thank You to the 19th Annual Chairman’s Cup Golf Tournament sponsors, the players, and any who supported this event!
Promoting Your Business Through the Chamber

One of the great benefits of being a Chamber member is that you can promote your business marketing through the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce's social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn), newsletter, and Email Blasts.

Instructions for Social Media:
We encourage you to create a post on your own social media pages first. Once that is completed, email us a link to your post and we will share it from there. That way the posts will always direct viewers back to your profile.

Instructions for Newsletters and Email Blasts:
We prefer that you email your information as a 8.5x11 flyer in .jpeg or .pdf format. Images with text and online links are also acceptable.
(Email Blasts are $100 per email.)

Email links and marketing materials to Mallory Smith, Chamber Marketing Manager, via Mallory@MtAiryNCChamber.org.
2021 Board of Directors Nomination Form is LIVE!

The Board if Directors is comprised of 21 elected Chamber members that serve 3-year terms. Many are rotating off this year and we sincerely appreciate their service! If you or someone you know would like to serve on the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors, please completed the Nomination Form linked below.

Click here to view the 2020 Board of Directors.
Sweets by Sarah Ribbon Cutting

The newly opened Sweets by Sarah - the Cookie Cottage hosted its Grand Opening last week, along with a Ribbon Cutting. The Chamber was delighted to join in and celebrate the growing business. Stop by this sweet bakery the next time you're in Downtown Mount Airy.

Chamber Programs / Events
Virtual Mixer #28
Thursday, October 8, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
Online with Zoom

Guest Speaker: Amanda Fretwell, Marketing Director at John L. Gravitte, DDS, PA
Click to RSVP

#29 October 15 - Guest Speaker: TBA

#30 October 22 - Guest Speaker: TBA

#31 October 29 - Guest Speaker: TBA
ONLINE Job Fair!

The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce has decided to not host its annual Job Fair as it has in previous years due to the current Coronavirus pandemic. Instead of an in-person Job Fair, the Chamber is now hosting an virtual Job Fair; open to all companies looking for employees and the general public seeking job opportunities.

Until the end of 2020, employers are able to display job openings and company information, while job seekers are able to access this information, contact specific companies, and submit resumes.

Vendor / Sponsor Packages are available. If you are interested in learning more about this ongoing event, contact Travis Frye, Program & Events Director via Travis@MtAiryNCChamber.org, or click the button below.
Member / Community Info.
Surry Community College - Small Business Center
Upcoming Free Online Webinars

October 8, 2020 6pm-8pm

October 20, 2020 6pm-8pm

October 29, 2020 6pm-8pm

November 12, 2020 6pm-8pm

Mount Airy City Schools will be hosting a drive-thru Halloween event in the parking lot of Mount Airy High School on October 31 starting at 5pm. Any churches, businesses, or community partners wishing to participate should contact Carrie Venable at cvenable@mtairy.k12.nc.us or 336-786-8355.