11 / 4 / 2020

To advance, promote, and encourage successful business growth for our members.
2020 Chamber Champions
Chamber Staff Update

Chamber President and CEO Randy Collins announced that Renae Shaffer has left the Chamber staff to pursue other business interests. Renae served as Director of Finance at the Chamber since 2011. We thank Renae for her service and wish her well.
Online Silent Auction - Now Accepting Donations

The Chamber will be hosting an online silent auction on December 7th - 11th. Donating an item or service from your business can be a great PR tool and is an easy way to help support your Chamber of Commerce. If you would like to donate something, please complete the form below and we will get in touch with you shortly after.
(Oct) Small Business Member of the Month

R&J Tree Service, Inc.
457 Dodson Mill Rd.
Pilot Mountain, NC 27041
(336) 486-8039
(Oct) Large Business Member of the Month

State Employees' Credit Union
805 S. Franklin Road
Mount Airy, NC 27030
(336) 789-7226
Catch Up on the Chamber's Virtual Events

You can watch segments of them on the Chamber's YouTube channel. Click the videos below to watch and SUBSCRIBE.
Virtual Mixer #30
Tim Renegar, President and Co-Owner of Kelly Office Solutions
Virtual Seminar #6
The State of the City with Evan Cockerham, Mayor of Pilot Mountain
Virtual Mixer #31
Tony Dalton, Owner and Operator of Dynamix Recording
(NEW Chamber Member!)
Nominate 2020 Citizen of the Year!

It's time to submit your nominations for the 2020 Citizen of the Year award. Citizen of the Year: someone who has served the community for years, someone who has demonstrated leadership and hard work; someone who has made a major impact on the lives of many! Who do you believe in deserving on this award? Use the Nomination Form below to submit the name of this person (or persons) along with an explanation of why you think they should be selected at the 2020 Citizen of the Year.

Chamber Champions are season ticket holders to Chamber events and are promoted throughout the year on the Chamber's marketing outlets and social media.

Click here to learn more about each Chamber Champion package and their benefits.
Those interested in becoming a Chamber Champion should contact Travis Frye at Travis@MtAiryNCChamber.org.
Chamber Membership Directories On the Way!

The printed Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce membership directories have been completed, printed, and a copy has been mailed to every member of the Chamber! Be expecting to receive one in your mailbox shortly.

Additional copies of the directory can be picked up at the Chamber office during business hours.
200 N. Main St., Mount Airy, NC 27030
Weekdays 9am - 5pm
Chamber Programs / Events
Virtual Mixer #32
Thursday, November 5, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
Online with Zoom

Guest Speaker: Amber Fleming, Senior Financial Services Advisor, State Employees' Credit Union
The Granite City Chicken Stew & Silent Auction

Multi-day, social distancing fundraiser for the Chamber with food and holiday gifts! All are invited to participate.

Chicken Stew Fundraiser
December 4, 2020
11am - 4pm
$10 per quart
Pick up or delivery

Online Silent Auction
December 7, 8am - December 11, 12pm
We are now accepting donations! Please donate an item by completing the Silent Auction Donation Form
Friday, November 6, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am

At New Member Orientation you will learn exactly what the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce can do for you and your growing business; from networking opportunities and tips, to online and offline promotion. The Chamber is here to support and help further the success of your business.

All members are invited!
Ribbon Cutting
Pilot Mtn. Guns & Ammo
Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for this growing, newly relocated business!
ONLINE Job Fair!

The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce has decided to not host its annual Job Fair as it has in previous years due to the current Coronavirus pandemic. Instead of an in-person Job Fair, the Chamber is now hosting an virtual Job Fair; open to all companies looking for employees and the general public seeking job opportunities.

Until the end of 2020, employers are able to display job openings and company information, while job seekers are able to access this information, contact specific companies, and submit resumes.

Vendor / Sponsor Packages are available. If you are interested in learning more about this ongoing event, contact Travis Frye, Program & Events Director via Travis@MtAiryNCChamber.org, or click the button below.
Member / Community Info.
Wellness Wednesday with Johnson Granite, Inc.
Members of the Pilot Mountain Community are working with Friends of the Sauratown Mountains to create a specialty license plate for approval by the North Carolina legislature. The plate will generate a stream of income for Friends to be used for projects not covered by the State at Pilot Mountain State Park as North Carolina vehicle license plates are purchased. This is a great way to showcase our beloved iconic mountain.

In order to obtain the approval, the Pilot Mountain community and the Friends must collect 300 applications with payment for submission to the DMV. To support this project, you must fill out the form provided and attach a check for $30 made payable to Friends of Sauratown Mountains. You will also need to pay your normal plate fees at time of renewal. Twenty dollars of the $30 fee will go towards work at Pilot Mountain State Park by Friends.

If we are unable to obtain the 300 forms then the fees and the forms will be returned to the applicants. FSM will not cash the checks until we have 300 applicants.

The process will take several months so we appreciate your patience. We must have 300 applications by February 1, 2021 to submit to the General Assembly for approval. If approved, the first plates will probably start being issued June 2021 at the earliest.

The form plus your check may be returned to Pilot Mountain Town Hall or mailed to Friends of Sauratown Mountains at PO Box 353, Danbury, NC 27016.

If you have questions please call Ann Anderson at 336-978-2049 or Debbie Vaden at 619-987-6257.
Surry Community College - Small Business Center
Upcoming Free Online Webinars

November 12, 2020 6pm-8pm

November 17, 2020 6pm-9pm

November 17, 2020 6pm - 8pm

NEED YOUR HELP. Please take this survey if you are a small business owner in NC. The NC Main Street & Rural Planning Center (NCMS&RP) has partnered with the Small Business Technology Development Center (SBTDC) to survey small businesses (under 100 employees) across the state. It should take less than 10 minutes to complete and will provide them with important information to customize statewide training webinars and small business assistance that fits your business needs.