Statement of Purpose
We leverage resources to empower a collaborative environment that advocates for businesses, communities, education, and tourism in order to promote opportunity and success
Who We Are
The Caldwell Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of businesses and citizens who are investing their time and money in a community development program, working together to improve the economic, civic, and cultural well-being of the area. The Chamber is a not-for-profit business organization representing over 350 members.
The Chamber of Commerce is led by its members. They elect a Board of Directors who determine policies and set goals. The Board consists of 15 elected members and members of the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is composed of Division Vice Presidents who are appointed to head up the seven Divisions that carry out the Chamber’s annual program of work. The Board Chair presides over all board meetings. The management and day-to-day operations of the Chamber are handled by the President & CEO and staff.
The Chamber serves as the destination marketing organization, promoting the assets of Caldwell County. The Chamber manages tourism-related advertising and internet marketing and operates a Visitor Information Center in Lenoir. The visitor center is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.
Annually the Caldwell County Visitor Information Center welcomes approximately 3,500 walk-in visitors and Wilson Creek Visitor Center approximately 10,000 visitors.
President & CEO
Bryan joined the Caldwell Chamber team on March 4th 2019, a very fitting day for us to March Forward with a new direction. His extensive business background has proven that he is a great fit for our community and to take the helm of this great organization. Prior to his arrival at the Chamber of Commerce, Bryan lead the marketing department at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock.
He has spent the greater part of his professional career in the hospitality industry in a variety of roles – from Regional Director of Sales and Marketing and Director of Business Development, to Director of Operations and Director of National Sales Deployment – for both national and regional hotel groups (Extended Stay America, Maya Hotels, Broadway Hospitality & Adams Mark) across the state of North Carolina and the Southeast. His goal-driven, relationship-oriented experience has led to his expertise in business management, creative marketing, and sales and business development. Moore’s community and Chamber involvement is extensive, reaching from Mecklenburg to Caldwell to Watauga counties and all points in between. Bryan has served on multiple Tourism & Chamber Boards around the state of North Carolina. He is a graduate of the State University of New York College at Cobleskill, and the Walt Disney World College Program.
Bryan and his wife Kate and their youngest of 4 daughters Maureen, reside in Hudson, NC.
Member Relations Specialist
Cheri is the newest member of our team and like many staff of the Chamber she is a graduate of Caldwell Community College and Technical institute with an Associates Degree in MOA. Prior to her employment with the Chamber, Cheri worked in a sales role at Allstate, where she earned her property & casualty insurance license. Her experience and eagerness to build relationships is what makes her a great asset to the Caldwell Chamber team.
In April 2020, Cheri became an inducted member of The National Society of Leadership and Success. She looks forward to being a leader and role model in the community.
Cheri is a Caldwell County native and lives in Granite Falls with her husband and 2 sons. She loves to spend time with her family riding motorcycles and being outdoors.
Cheri is looking forward to connecting with you!
Member Relations Intern
Business Development Intern
Picture Yourself Here
2022 Board Chair
First Horizon Bank
2022 Vice Chair
2023 Board Chair Elect
Timber Wolf Forest Products
Representing the Community At Large
Immediate Past Chair - 2021
Board of Directors
Board of Directors - Class of 2022
Education Committee Chair
Skyline Membership Corporation
Tourism Committee Chair
Helping Hands Clinic
Board of Directors - Class of 2023
Community Committee Chair
Life Store Insurance
Smith, Stephens & Ford, PA
Board of Directors - Class of 2024
Leadership Alliance Committee Chair
Frye Regional Healthcare
President, Artem Lenoir Gallery
Town of Sawmills
Non-Voting Board Members
Dr. Mark Poarch
Board Member Emeritus
Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute
Dr. Donald Phipps
Board Member Emeritus
Caldwell County Schools
Board Member Emeritus
Caldwell Economic Development Commission
Caldwell Chamber of Commerce
Past Chair Advisory Council
Owner -Ever Crafted
Owner -Paragon Design
Mayor -Town of Hudson
WPCOG Economic Development
Who Can Join
Any business or citizen who is interested in helping develop the area is eligible to be a member of the Chamber of Commerce. Membership investment in your Chamber will vary depending on the size and type of your firm. Investments are paid in advance on an annual basis and may be tax-deductible as a business expense.