As the word normal morphed into new meanings for all of us across the nation in 2020, McDowell businesses and residents rose to the challenge. When Zoom no longer meant a fast car, residents, businesses, schools, and organizations shifted gears adapting to rapid-fire changes in order to keep McDowell County strong, healthy, and resilient. The McDowell Chamber of Commerce dedicated its traditional Annual Banquet to honor those in our community that exhibited strength, fortitude, acuity, compassion, and
As way to help promote our members, Member Engagement specialist Emma Mathews created T-Shirt Tuesday. This simple, but incredibly effective promotion is getting businesses noticed and talking. Posts like the one here reached more than 1.7K viewers, was shared more than 10 times and more thank 242 people liked, loved, or commented. The concept is simple, we wear your company's branded T-shirt on Tuesdays and as we go about our day, we visit other businesses, grocery stores, tire stores, restaurants, etc.
The Visit NC Farms app features over 1,000 destinations and counting! Farmers Markets & Fisheries are invited to join now from any county. That's right. More and more local farms, food and agribusiness destinations have joined the Visit NC Farms app. If your local farmers market made up of multiple growers and producers from your community has not yet joined the app, here's your chance. Fisheries to include seafood, shellfish, wild caught and aquaculture operations are also invited to join in.Click here
RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 4, 2020 New Chamber Board Leadership Appointed for 2021 MARION, NORTH CAROLINA—The McDowell Chamber of Commerce welcomes new board officers, Dawna Ledbetter and Stacy Buff as incoming board chair and vice chair respectively. Ledbetter and Buff officially took office January, 1, 2021.Veteran board member and community activist Dawna Ledbetter will lead the organization as board chair for a three-year term. A native of Marion, she graduated from McDowell Technical Community College as
Please join SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza on thursday, January 7 at 1 p.m. for the ground-breaking launch of Ascent, the online digital learning platform for women small business owners. Ascent is the first-of-its-kind online resource specifically designed to help the nearly 10 million American women entrepreneurs grow and scale their small business. This virtual event will include discussion panels with real women entrepreneurs, success stories leaders, and a take a look into how the Ascent platform