3 / 18 / 2020
Mission
Statement

To advance, promote, and encourage successful business growth for our members.
2020 Chamber Champions
Announcements
Business After Hours w/ Mt Airy Tourism Development Authority

It was wonderful to partner with the Mount Airy Visitor Center / Mount Airy Tourism Development Authority team to host Business After Hours on Thursday, March 5th! Thank you to all those who attended and assisted in making this event a success. It was a fantastic setting for business networking with good food, friendly faces, and door prizes.
2020 - 2021 Chamber Directory in Production!

Attention Chamber Members,

The Mount Airy News sales team will be contacting you regarding ads for the new Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce 2020 - 2021 Membership Directory. If you would like to purchase an ad, contact them at (336) 786-4141 or Advertising@MtAiryNews.com.
Paying your Chamber Dues is Easy!

All Chamber members should have received a renewal notice for
their annual membership dues in the mail. Here are three ways to pay your dues:

  1. Online w/ Credit Card: Go to the Chamber website, scroll to the bottom of the Home page, and follow the instructions listed.
  2. Phone w/ Credit Card: Call the Chamber, (336) 786-6116, ask for Cristie or Randy, and they will assist you with your payment over the phone.
  3. Mail: Checks can be mailed to the Chamber's PO Box 913, Mt Airy NC 27030.

Thank you for your continued support of the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce!
Written by: Randy Collins, Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce President & CEO
Published in  The Mount Airy News  Sunday, March 15, 2020
An Update from the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce

We wanted to touch base with Chamber members and others on our contact list and give you a few updates. This virus outbreak has changed many things in our daily lives and we want to make everyone is safe and has the information they need.

Here are just a few updates for you:

  • Chamber member businesses or any business in our community: we want you to know that the Chamber is here to help in anyway that we can. Call on us if you need help or information. Chamber contact numbers are listed at the end of this update.
  • Stay in touch with credible news outlets, social media pages and news websites. Please make sure that any news you may here is coming through a reliable source.
  • Many Chamber events and meetings have been postponed or cancelled. Check the Chamber Facebook page for regular updates. (Excellence in Business Awards, April + May Business After Hours, postponed)
  • For our restaurants and retail stores: let us know that you are open and operating, and under what circumstances. The Chamber is happy to pass along this info, like take out or delivery options, and shipping services that you have.
  • The Mount Airy Visitor Center, that the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce shares building space with, has closed and the front door is locked (the same door where you enter the Chamber offices). Chamber staff is onsite until further notice and can be reached by telephone or email.

Chamber contact:
Randy Collins, Chamber President and CEO
336-786-6116, ext. 203 (once you hear voice mail, enter the extension)
336-401-2875, Cell number for Randy

If you don’t know who to call, call the Chamber. Stay safe out there and let us know how we can help.
Chamber Programs / Events
POSTPONED
Thursday, March 19, 2020
6:30pm-8:30pm
Cross Creek Country Club

This event has been postponed! The new date will be announced shortly. Tickets can still be purchased on the Chamber's website. Click the Learn more button below. Thank you sponsors!
Sponsored by:
2020 BUSINESS AFTER HOURS SCHEDULE
Click to RSVP

Apr. 2 - Salon Wet (POSTPONED to Jan 2021)
May 7 - WLA Trucking (POSTPONED to May 2021)

Those interested in hosting a Business After Hours in 2021, should email Travis Frye to reserve a date. Travis@MtAiryNCChamber.org.
Member / Community Info.
Surry Community College - Small Business Center
Did you know the SBCN services, including the business seminars and webinars, 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!
Upcoming Free Seminars

Topic: Start-up Assistance
April 2, 2020 6pm-9pm
Location: SCC V Building

Topic: Financing
April 7, 2020 3pm-4pm
Location: SCC Elkin Center

Topic: Start-up Assistance
April 9, 2020 6pm-9pm
Location: SCC V Building

SURRY COUNTY HOLDS 250th ANNIVERSARY KICKOFF CELEBRATION
Surry 250

The County of Surry will hold a kickoff celebration in recognition of the County’s 250 th Anniversary on Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Historic Courthouse Square, 114 W. Atkins St. in Dobson. The event is called Surry 250.

Citizens will enjoy food trucks, Surry County sonkers, children’s activities, historical and tradesmen booths from Wake Forest University and Horne Creek, Revolutionary War re-enactments and the following lineup of bluegrass, old time, country and jazz musicians: Nunn Brothers, Slate Mountain Ramblers, Melva Houston, Anna Mertson, Mickey Galyean and Cullen’s Bridge. Those who attend should bring a blanket or lawn chair to relax on the Historic Courthouse lawn, where concerts and social events were held for decades.

“Surry County has a deep, rich history of music and these local musicians will put on a great performance for citizens on May 2,” Board Chairman Larry Johnson said. “In addition, the booths, Surry County sonkers and food trucks represent a terrific mixture of Surry County flavor and history, including Native American origins on our rivers and agriculture. We invite our citizens and everyone in the surrounding counties to come out and experience a great time on May 2.”

Atkins and Crutchfield streets will be blocked off for the event; parking will be available at Dobson Elementary School, Dobson First Baptist Church and the Surry County Judicial Center.

A lecture series and bus tours will be held throughout the year to honor the County’s history, which includes a time period that current land in Forsyth, Stokes and Yadkin counties were part of Surry County. Dates, times and details for those events will be announced in subsequent media releases.

For more information about Surry 250, log onto http://facebook.com/surry250 and www.surry250.com .