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Mission
Statement

To advance, promote, and encourage successful business growth for our members.
2020 Chamber Champions
Announcements
2020 Chairman of the Board, James Etringer of WorkForce Unlimited

On January 1, 2020 James Etringer of WorkForce Unlimited began his term as the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce’s Chairman of the Board for the year 2020. John Philips , an agent of State Farm Insurance finished a strong term (2018-2019) and the Chamber is very thankful for his volunteer service and leadership! The Chamber welcomes James into his new leadership role along with other members of the Executive Committee including: 2021 Chair Elect, Lilnette Phillips (State Employees’ Credit Union), Treasurer, Luke Morrison (Gates Pharmacy), Vice Chair, Chris Lumsden (Northern Regional Hospital), and Chamber President & CEO Randy Collins .
Terms Begin for 3 New Board Members

The Chamber also welcomes three new board members, Jeffrey Trenter of Carport Central, Clay Nowlin of Aprio (Formerly LBA Haynes Strand, PLLC), and Chris Knopf , Surry County Manager. The full list of the Board of Directors can be found at www.MtAiryNCChamber.org .
Nominations for the Chamber's 2020 Excellence in Business Awards are now open. Complete the form linked below to submit a nomination for one or more awards. Go to www.MtAiryNCChamber.org to learn more about this special event!
2020 Ambassador Program Begins!

In the new year, the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce is taking a new approach to the Ambassador Program. This morning (Jan. 15) the new and returning ambassadors, Membership Committee Chair, Connie Hamlin (RidgeCrest), and Chamber Membership Director, Cristie Andrews had their first meeting at Mount Airy City Schools headquarters. It's off to a great start!
Thank You to those who have volunteered or are volunteering their time as a Chamber Ambassador! Your help is essential to the success of the Chamber.
Chamber Programs / Events
Thursday, February 6th, 2020
Hosted by: SAVA SENIOR CARE
5:30pm-7pm

RSVP and start 2020 off with essential business networking at SAVA Senior Care in Mount Airy!
2020 BUSINESS AFTER HOURS SCHEDULE
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Jul. 9 - OPEN
Aug. 6 - OPEN
Sep. 3 - OPEN
Nov. 5 - OPEN

If you are interested in hosting a Business After Hours on one of the OPEN dates, please contact Travis Frye. Travis@MtAiryNCChamber.org.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
6:30pm-8:30pm
Cross Creek Country Club

Tickets and Sponsorship Packages for the annual Excellence in Business Awards will be available shortly. Save the date! And nominate a business / non-profit / individual for an award.
Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
6:30pm-9pm

At the Annual Meeting we will review year 2019, share plans for 2020, and present the 2019 Citizen of the Year award. Guests will enjoy cocktails and dinner, and hear from keynote speaker, Chad Tidd, Owner & Operator of the successful Mount Airy Chick-fil-A.

59th Annual Meeting
Sponsored by:
Member / Community Info.
Surry Community College - Small Business Center
Did you know the SBCN services, including the business seminars and webinars, are free? They are a community-based provider of education, training, counseling, networking, and referrals. Any small business owner or prospective small business owner can benefit!
Upcoming Free Seminars

January 21, 2020 3pm-4pm
Location: SCC The Pilot Center

January 23, 2020 3pm-4pm
Location: SCC The Elkin Center

January 28, 2020 3pm-4pm
Location: SCC Center for Public Safety

January 30, 2020 6pm-9pm
Location: SCC V-Building 215