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What We Do

The Chamber of Commerce is a group of businesses that supports the interests of its members. The Caldwell Chamber elects its own leadership and board of directors.  Our board will decide what agendas to pursue annually at our strategic planning session.  The Chamber is not part of any governmental body and the chamber does not create laws, but we work to influence pro-business policies by lobbying legislators and advocating for our member businesses.

Our Statement of Purpose

We are an association of business & community leaders driven to build & support a robust local economy.


We leverage resources to empower a collaborative environment that advocates for our member businesses, neighboring communities, and educational institutions.


We will provide our members with avenues to connect & grow, which will ultimately foster success.



We lead the effort to promote Caldwell County as a growing tourism destination.


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Bryan D. Moore

President & CEO

Building Long Term Relationships

Bryan has begun his 5th year at the helm of this great organization.  His extensive business background and leadership have helped the Caldwell Chamber make a dynamic shift as we proceed into the next 100 years for the Chamber of Commerce.


Prior to Chamber work, Bryan spent the greater part of his professional career in the hospitality industry in a variety of roles, from Marketing Director at Chetola Resort & Conference center, to 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. He graduated from the State University of New York College at Cobleskill and the Walt Disney World College Program.



Cheri Huffman

Membership Director

Strengthening Local Business

Cheri joined our team in March of 2022 and 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.

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Executive Officers

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Lisa Starnes

2024 Board Chairwoman

Baker Realty

Michele Woods - 2022
Michele Woods

2024 Vice Chair

2025 Chairwoman Elect

UNC Health Blueridge

Jason Lingle
2024 Treasurer

BlueRidge Energy

Jim Engelman

2024 Immediate Past Board Chairman
Edward Jones

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Brandy Eby

2024 Secretary

Express Employment Professionals


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Ethan Schronce


Sandra Williams

Life Store Insurance

Leslie Gray

Tourism Committee Chair
Bo's Entertainment

Robin Nicholson
Robin Nicholoson

Duke Energy

Board of Directors - Term Year Expires 2025

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Marla Tallent

UNC Health Caldwell

Christopher Chessnutt
Christopher Chessnutt


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John Bostain

Moss Marlow

Chase Winebarger

Town of Sawmills

Board of Directors - Term Year Expires 2026

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Josh Wilkie

Wilkie Construction

Klaudia Sanders
Klaudia Sanders

Sattler Corp.

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Felicia Stewart

Skyline National Bank

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Sarah Thomas

Mitford Museum

Emeritus Board Members

Dr. Mark Poarch
Board Member Emeritus

Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute

Dr. Donald Phipps
Board Member Emeritus

Caldwell County Schools

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Ashley Bolick
Board Member Emeritus

Caldwell County Economic Development

Past Chair 2020

Anthony Starr
Anthony Star
Board Member Emeritus

Western Piedmont Council of Governments

Bryan Moore
President & CEO

Caldwell Chamber of Commerce

Past Chair Advisory Council

Kim Edmisten
Kim Edmisten

Director of the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center 

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Chase Keller

Granite Insurance

David Martin
David Martin

First Horizon Bank

 Ben Willis

WPCOG Economic Development

The Caldwell Chamber maintains proud membership in these fine organizations. Each one guides us as a Chamber of Excellence!

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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.

Join The Caldwell Chamber and get started on your journey of success!

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