News & Updates
137 South Fayetteville Street, Asheboro, NC 27203
336-626-2626 | info@ashranchamber.com
October 25, 2021 | Inside...

  • Calendar, Member Spotlight, Quote of the Week, and Top News
  • Member Opportunities
  • Chamber Advocacy
  • Community Announcements
Chamber Calendar
10/26 | RPN 1 - 8AM
10/26 | Business & Education Committee - 9:15AM
10/27 | NextGen Professionals - 8:30AM
10/28 | RPN 2 - 8AM
10/28 | Business After Hours - 5:30PM
Each week we are spotlighting Chamber Members that have been chosen through a random selection generator. Join us in learning more about Truly Nolen!
Quote of the Week

Now Accepting
2021 Annual Awards

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Athena Award
  • Emerging Leader
  • Chamber Volunteer
  • Business/Industry/Organization of the Year
Nomination Deadline is
November 5, 2021.
Message from
the Chair:
Kelly Heath
Randolph Community College

Thank you to all of our attendees, speakers, and sponsors for an energizing 2021 Chamber retreat, held last week in Wrightsville Beach listed below. Special thanks to Incoming Chair Nicki McKenzie Hill for planning this event it gave all of us a great opportunity to reconnect with each other.
Another opportunity to reconnect comes this week with our October Business After Hours, to be held Thursday, October 28, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the downtown Asheboro offices of Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group, Tyler Redhead & McAlister Wilhoit Group and Wilhoit Allen (100 Sunset Avenue). Hope to see you there!

Thanks to our Retreat Sponsors!
Thanks to the following for attending!

Micki Bare, Jim Bess, Linda Brown, Chelsey Butler, Dave Craven, Brad & Jane Crumpler, Julie & Dave Fowler, Darrell Frye, Allison Gaither, James Gouty, Neal Griffin, III, Chris Griffin, Jennifer Hollifield, Kelly & Sam Heath, Pam & Mack Hester, Davis & Frances Jackson, Al & Lynn LaPrade, Quinton & Sherry Louris, Art Martinez, Will Massie, Christa McGee, Rebekah McGee, Dawn & Tommy Morton, Kim Price, Jane & Scott Redding, Amy Rudisill, Richard & Denise Schoenberger, Steve & Jeannia Singleton, McCall Sink-Tanner, Darwin Smith, David Smith, Walker & Joanne Moffitt, Charlie & Susan Swiers, Katie Snuggs, Delilah Warner, Matthew & Karen Smith, Paige Teigan, Jonathan Thill, Ana Torres, Sheila Williams and Rhonda Workman
Applications are now being accepted!
Are you interested in learning more about your county? Do you want to join over 800 esteemed graduates? It is the goal of Leadership Randolph to produce leaders who are interested in Randolph County, both now and in the future. Leadership Randolph offers you the opportunity to increase your knowledge and become actively involved in problem-solving through dialogue with leaders in the community.

The deadline to apply for the 2022 Leadership Randolph is November 19th.
Dedicate a flag on the Field of Honor
to your personal hero.
November 11-14, 2021
South Asheboro Middle School Ball Field
Please plan to attend the following Ribbon Cutting events:
  • Thursday, November 4, 10:00 am: B3 Artisan Wares & Studio, 126C East Ave, Seagrove
  • Wednesday, November 17, 10:00 am: Amedisys Home Health, 610 N. Fayetteville St. Ste 112, Asheboro
  • Thursday, November 18, 2:30 pm: Makesboro USA Multipurpose Playground, Uwharrie Charter Academy Middle School, 5154 US Hwy 220 Business South, Asheboro

The Asheboro Christmas Parade coordinated by the Asheboro/Randolph Chamber and City of Asheboro has been a holiday tradition for the first Friday in December for many years.

This year they are planning on having a reverse parade where the floats are stationary and families drive through. With the suggested format, there would only be enough space for approximately 25 floats. Spectators, however, will stay in their cars and drive through one way in Downtown Asheboro.

The Asheboro Christmas Parade “Drive-Thru Style” will be held on December 3rd, 7-9pm (Rain Date - December 10th). The route will start at Academy and Church Street in Asheboro and travel North to Sunset Avenue. The route will then travel East on Sunset Avenue to Bicentennial Park and through the park and back to Academy Street. Multiple trips through the route will be allowed as time and traffic permits.

Spectators are encouraged to add to the festivities by decorating their vehicles too. There will be an award for the best lighted vehicle to promote Light Up Asheboro.

There will be some special guests along the route such as Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, the Grinch, and more. Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves will be at the final float at the end of the parade route waving to children and the young at heart as they drive by. Children are encouraged to share their wishes with Santa as they drive by.
Normal traffic safety rules apply. Only spectators (riding only) in cars or trucks will be permitted along the parade route.

Although the Christmas On Sunset will not be held this year, residents are encouraged to frequent the businesses in Downtown Asheboro for holiday shopping and entertainment all through December.

For any further questions, please contact the Asheboro/Randolph Chamber at 336-626-2626 or amy@ashranchamber.com. Deadline to participate is November 3rd!
Last Week in Raleigh & Washington D.C.:
There was no movement this week on any bills listed last week nor many new details to report around budget talks between the legislative and executive branches. House and Senate leaders on Tuesday did deliver a counter-proposal to Gov. Cooper in the wake of his response to their initial budget offer, but each of the parties involved are continuing to keep most of the line-item details of these negotiations under wraps. For weeks now, their shared goal has been to agree on a compromise budget before revealing its contents and securing their expedient and uncontested passage into law.
Among the few budget details that have come to light this week, legislative leaders announced that Medicaid expansion is not part of their most recent budget offer, although lawmakers have discussed investments in digital literacy as a potential point of compromise for negotiators to work around. This late into the long session and with still no firm promise of a budget deal, the next several weeks are likely to reveal whether elected leaders' plans for compromise will pan out as intended or whether legislators move forward to vote on a budget without receiving pre-approval from the Governor's office.
Redistricting did pick up more steam this week as members of both the House and Senate Redistricting Committees continued their efforts to draw up new electoral maps that will update state legislative and congressional constituencies to align with population changes captured in the U.S. Census. A number of proposed maps for N.C. House, N.C. Senate, and congressional districts have been posted to the General Assembly's online redistricting portal. Here, visitors can also access live and recorded audio and video of committee meetings, submit public comments, and register to speak at upcoming public redistricting hearings, several of which are on the docket for next week.
Interested in contacting our local North Carolina representatives?
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To adhere to proper social distancing, sanitation, and safety guidelines, all candy distribution will be done by City of Asheboro Employees. Local businesses may participate by making donations of candy, or other prizes for the event. All donors will receive event sponsorship signage along the distribution route.
For questions, please contact
the City of Asheboro at: 336-626-1240.