Wednesday January 2, 2019
Mission:
 To advance, promote and encourage successful growth
for members and business community.
Thank you to all of our Chamber members, volunteers, supporters and board members for a great 2018. We know 2019 will be a great year! Happy New Year to all.

-The Chamber Staff
Travis, Mallory, Cristie, Renae, and Randy
EVENTS
JANUARY 24, 2019 - ANNUAL MEETING
The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce's 58th Annual Meeting will be held at Cross Creek Country Club on Thursday, January 24, 2019 beginning at 6:30pm. At the Annual Meeting we will review year 2018, share plans for 2019, and present the 2018 Citizen of the Year award. We will also enjoy cocktails and dinner, and hear from Keynote Speaker, Chris Lumsden, President & CEO of Northern Hospital of Surry County.
Click the Learn More button below to view more information on this event. If you're ready to purchase tickets or become a sponsor, click the Buy Tickets button.
SAVE THE DATE
Save the date for these future Chamber events!
State Government 101: A Bus Trip to Raleigh - Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Excellence in Business Awards - Thursday, March 28, 2019
Chairman's Cup Golf Tournament - Friday, May 17, 2019
Job Fair - Thursday, July 25, 2019
53rd Autumn Leaves Festival - Friday-Sunday, October 11-13, 2019
Holiday Gala - Friday, December 6, 2019

Other 2019 Events:
Lunch With Leaders
Candidate 101 Class
Candidates Forum - October 2019
2019 Business After Hours - See Information in Host a 2019 Business After Hours section above.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Become a 2019 Chamber Champion

  • A Season Ticket to all events of The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce for the year 2019 (Excluding Autumn Leaves Festival).
  • Includes promotion of your business / organization through all of The Chamber marketing outlets for the year 2019 (Website, Social Media, Electronic Newsletter, etc.)
  • Advance ahead of competitors with this aggressive advertising, promotion, and networking strategy. 
  • One-time payment guarantees year-round promotion and admission to events. 
  • Available only to members of The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce.
  • Deadline to Apply: January 15, 2019

If you are interested in applying, click the button below to learn more about the Chamber Champion program and download the informational PDF.
Surry Community College - Small Business Center Seminars
Did you know the SBCN services, including the Small Business Seminars, 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!

If you are interested in the free seminars and services provided at the Surry Community College Small Business Center, please view the information to the right and click the button!
Upcoming Seminars

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 6pm-8pm

Thursday, January 17, 2019 5:30pm-7:30pm
Chamber Elects New Board Members
 
The Board of Directors for the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce recently elected five new members to their board:
 
  • Connie Hamlin, RidgeCrest Retirement LLC
  • Chris Lumsden, President and CEO, Northern Hospital of Surry County
  • Dr. Kim Morrison, Superintendent, Mount Airy City Schools
  • Dr. Travis Reeves, Superintendent, Surry Co. Public Schools
  • Hall Roberts, Allegacy Federal Credit Union
 
The Nominating Committee of the Chamber reviewed over 30 names that were submitted by Chamber members this past fall. After review, the committee nominated the five persons listed above. The Chamber board voted to accept five new board members at the November 16 meeting. Chamber Board members serve for three year terms. This group will begin their terms on January 1, 2019. Congratulations to all!
Host a 2019 Business After Hours
As we come closer to the new year, it is a crucial time to plan future events! Many dates in 2019 are available for members of The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce to host a networking-focused Business After Hours.

Take advantage of this members-only benefit and host a 2019 Business After Hours. If you are interested in reserving an available month, please view the list located on the right and contact Travis Frye.
(336)786-6116 ext. 204.
2019 Business After Hours Schedule:

March - Badcock & More of Mount Airy
April - Mitchell's Nursery / Hiring Line
May - Johnson Granite / 13 Bones
June - BNI at Affordable Wellness in Mount Airy
August - Helping Hands Foundation
September - RidgeCrest
October - Dr. Leslie Stoklosa
The following months are available to host a 2019 BAH:
July and November
200 North Main St.
Mount Airy, NC 27030