12 / 16 / 2020

To advance, promote, and encourage successful business growth for our members.
2020 Chamber Champions
Aspen Dental Ribbon Cutting

Today we celebrated a new dental practice in Mount Airy, NC with a Ribbon Cutting and a warm welcome into the business community. Aspen Dental (2151 Rockford St. Mount Airy, NC) will have its grand opening tomorrow, Thursday Dec. 17th. To learn more about this practice, go to aspendental.com or call (336) 429-4146.
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 #36
Jimmy Flythe, Director of West Region Government and Community Relations at Duke Energy
Virtual Seminar #37
Linda Wall, Volunteer Coordinator at Mountain Valley Hospice

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.
The Granite City Chicken Stew & Silent Auction

The Chamber held its first ever The Granite City Chicken Stew & Silent Auction over the past two weeks (Starting on Dec. 4 and ending on Dec. 13). We sold out of 400 quarts of Chicken Stew, made by All Sauced Up of Pilot Mountain, and the week-long online auction, hosted by Mayberry Online Auction, was fantastic and convenient for bidders. Thank you to all those who supported this event! Because of its success, we plan to host a similar event next year.
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Chamber Programs / Events
Virtual Mixer #38
Thursday, December 17, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
Online with Zoom

Guest Speaker: Mike Brannock, CEO of WorkForce Unlimited
ONLINE Job Fair!

The online Job Fair began in July 2020 and will continue to the on the Chamber's website until the end of December. Thank you to all who participated! We hope that all went well in your staffing pursuits.
Virtual Mixers and Seminars in 2021

The Chamber plans to continue hosting virtual events for members to attend and benefit from next year. There are already plans for a Virtual Seminar in January! Stay posted for event details.

If you would like to participate in these virtual events as a guest speaker, please contact Travis Frye, Chamber Program & Events Director. Travis@MtAiryNCChamber.org
Member / Community Info.
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
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