Wednesday January 16, 2019
Mission:
 To advance, promote and encourage successful growth
for members of the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce.
2019 CHAMBER CHAMPIONS
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, click the Buy Tickets button.
FEBRUARY 7, 2019 - BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
The first Business After Hours of 2019 will be held at Anchored - Sweet Treats & Savory Eats in Mount Airy on Thursday, February 7. This special networking event is hosted by the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce and the invitation is extended to all members of the Chamber, non-members interested in joining, and especially to the Downtown Merchants of Mount Airy. Bring business cards and a door prize!
Anchored - Sweet Treats & Savory Eats   | 139 Moore Ave. Mount Airy, NC
SPONSORS NEEDED
Use this cost efficient opportunity to advertise your business and be a part of the first Chamber networking event of 2019!

$100 Sponsorship:
  • Your business logo will be included on all marketing for this event (Social Media, Newspaper Column, Weekly Newsletter, marketing following the event etc.)
  • Your business will be recognized at the event as a sponsor.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, click the Learn More button above. Submit your sponsorship online by clicking here or contact Travis Frye. travis@mtairyncchamber.org, (336) 786-6116 ext. 204
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 below.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Attention Members: Review Your Business Listing

Is your business listing information up-to-date? Please click the Members Only Login button below, log in to your account and review your business information. If you find something that needs to be updated, make the appropriate changes, and click Save Changes.
The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory is a highly utilized business information source with community members and other business owners. The information you include in your Company Profile will be displayed on the Chamber website in the Online Membership Directory (available online 24/7) and the printed Membership Directory (printed yearly in the Spring). So it is very important your information is correct. Please take a few minutes to complete this task as soon as you can.
Unable to login?

Not to worry! We will be sending a Create Login Account Invitation to every member representative who does not have an account. A notice email to this invitation will be sent on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 10am. Directly following the notice, the Create Login Account Invitation will be emailed to your inbox. Please follow the brief instructions included in the email, create your account, and review/update your business information.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Mallory Smith, Chamber Marketing Manager. mallory@MtAiryNCChamber.org
Certificates of Origin

Are you involved in the import/export business?
Does your business ship products overseas?
The Greater Mount Airy provides a service to our members who do business in other countries with a document called a Certificate of Origin. Some foreign countries (but not all) require a document, signed by the Chamber of Commerce, that verifies that the product being shipped originated in the USA. The Chamber provides this service, free of charge, to our members who need it. Questions or requests for
certificates of origin can be directed to Chamber President and CEO Randy Collins, via email: randy@mtairyncchamber.org or by phone 336-786-6116 ext. 203.
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

Thursday, January 17, 2019 5:30pm-7:30pm
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:

February - Downtown Business Specific (all are invited) at Anchored - Sweet Treats & Savory Eats
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
NEWS RELEASE

Scare Tactics Used to Sell Labor Law Posters

RALEIGH—Every year the N.C. Department of Labor receives complaints of poster companies that use scare tactics to sell labor law posters. NCDOL says threats of being fined are bogus and should be ignored.
“Poster companies have been known to charge more than $150 for the posters,” Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry said. “I want the business community to know that the labor law posters are available from NCDOL free of charge.”
Recently, NCDOL obtained letters from poster companies, which include false information that employers will be fined as much as $17,000 by NCDOL for displaying out-of-date posters. The N.C. Department of Labor will not fine businesses that have the old posters displayed. NCDOL inspectors carry the newest posters in their vehicles and will offer them free to employers who have out-of-date posters.
“We would never fine an employer unless the employer just blatantly refused to put the posters up,” Commissioner Berry said. “I don’t know of any employer who has refused to take a free set of posters from one of our inspectors.”
The labor law posters are required under North Carolina law. The posters carry information on the state’s Wage and Hour Act and what are commonly referred to as “OSHA” regulations, or the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
In 2017, labor law posters provided by the N.C. Department of Labor were updated to include the required information pertaining to the N.C. Employee Fair Classification Act, which took effect Dec. 31, 2017.
Businesses that need to order new posters can visit NCDOL’s website at www.labor.nc.gov or call 1-800-NC-LABOR (1-800-625-2267).
                                                              
Contact: Mary Katherine Revels                                                                                     
Phone: 919-707-7722   
Stanburn Under the Stars at Primland - January 19th
 
An evening of Wine, Food, & Stargazing in the Observatory
Reception: 7pm
Dinner: 7:30
Stargazing: 9:30pm

Cost: $95 per person
 
Contact (276) 222-3829 for reservations for the dinner / to book lodging – a 30% discount towards lodging for double occupancy is available for guests attending event – must reference Stanburn Under the Stars
For more information contact (276) 222-3800
 
200 North Main St.
Mount Airy, NC 27030