AUGUST 2021
Our Mission: "Promoting economic development and striving to enhance the quality of life for all Wilkes County citizens."
Our Vision: "Be a catalyst for economic growth and sustainablilty for our members through advocacy, education and community involvement."
Landon House Individual Membership
UPCOMING EVENT DETAILS
Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Events
  • 08/04/2021-Business Topics Meeting @12pm
  • 08/11/2021-Session 1 Leadership Wilkes 2021 Retreat
  • 08/18/2021-Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (Appalachian Air Care & Wilkes Custom Signs)
  • 08/19/2021-Business After Hours Meeting-Hosted by Carolina West Wireless at Oakwoods Country Club from 5:30-7pm.
  • August 25th-Session 2 Leadership Wilkes
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LEADERSHIP WILKES 2021
Leadership Wilkes 2021 begins August 11th. If interested contact us immediately.
RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY
Join Appalachian Air Care & Wilkes Custom Signs for their Ribbon Cutting Event on August 18th. Speeches, etc. will start at 12:00pm. Lunch will be served.
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS


Hosted by Carolina West Wireless

August 19th from 5:30pm-7:30pm

Oakwoods Country Club
WILKES WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP


Wilkes Women in Leadership

September 9 at 5:30pm

Sponsored by Piedmont Federal Bank.


YOUR CHAMBER CONNECTION
CONGRATULATIONS
Wilkes Recovery Revolution celebrated the opening of their site for their offices and recovery center in North Wilkesboro on July 28.







WELCOME OUR NEW STAFF MEMBER
Welcome our new staff member Kendall Shumate. Kendall is a 2021 graduate of Surry Community College and will be filling the Office Manager position for the Chamber. Kendall is from the Millers Creek, NC area.
WILKES CHAMBER will not be hosting a “Chamber Night” at the September 2021 MerleFest, but we encourage you to support MerleFest’s opening night.
Coming Soon!
We are getting ready to update our Wilkes County Map! We are working with John Hensley with Target Marketing. Mr. Hensley will be contacting some of our members to see if they would be interested in purchasing ad space on our new map. Please contact our office if you have any questions.





















OTHER NEWS
From the North Carolina Department of Commerce....
North Carolina to Add More Than 300,000 New Jobs Over the Next Decade

N.C. Commerce's labor & economic analysis division releases industry and occupational employment projections for 2018-2028




CHAMBER CHAMPIONS
MEMBER PERKS
First Benefits Insurance Mutual
Purchasing workers' compensation insurance is the smart thing to do, and when you purchase a policy through First Benefits Insurance Mutal your purchase is providing an additional layer of support for your Chamber.

SpotOn
Join Our Community of Businesses Thriving with SpotOn.

SpotOn is the emerging leader in business solutions for small and medium businesses, offering an intuitive platform that integrates payments with business software and point-of-sale offerings, to better connect with customers, save time, and accelerate revenue.

What could be better? If you sign up with SpotOn the Chamber gets a percentage of thier sales, helping to increase our revenue which enables us to better serve our members!



WILKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SMALL BUSINESS CENTER
SBCN Event Schedule
The Small Business Center at Wilkes Community College is a member of the Small Business Center Network of North Carolina (SBCN).

The Mission of the SBCN is to increase the success rate and the number of viable small businesses in North Carolina by providing high quality, readily accessible assistance to prospective and existing small business owners which will lead to job creation and retention.

Our Center provides small business owners, both new and existing, with the information they need for starting or expanding a small business through confidential, one-on-one business coaching along with a wide variety of seminars, workshops and a resource center all at little or no cost. 





For more information about these exciting opportunities,
call 336-838- 6210 or email mwbrannock859@wilkescc.edu
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