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Statement of Purpose

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

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

We will provide our members with avenues to connect & grow, which will ultimately foster 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 501-C-6 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 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 tourism 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.

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Bryan Moore

President & CEO

In 2023 Bryan will be entering 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 (Extended Stay America, Maya Hotels, and others) across the state of North Carolina and the Southeast.  He graduated from the State University of New York College at Cobleskill and the Walt Disney World College Program.

 

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Cheri Huffman

Member Outreach Specialist

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.

Cheri is looking forward to connecting with you!

Email: cheri@caldwellchambernc.com

Phone: 828-726-0616

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Elizabeth Ann Norris

Collaboration Coordinator

Elizabeth joined the Chamber team in July 2022. She is a graduate of Lenoir Rhyne University with a BA in Human and Community Services. Prior to her employment she participated in Caldwell Leadership Alliance, class of 2021, and volunteered with many other programs of the Chamber. Elizabeth has many community connections through her prior work with non-profit organizations and service organizations.

 

She is very involved in the community and eager to find ways for all to collaborate together. Elizabeth is a Caldwell County native and lives in Cajah’s Mountain with her fiance and dog, Maggie.. She loves spending time with her family, cheering on the LR Bears, and serving the community.

Financial Operations

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Ashley Adkins

Western Piedmont Council of Governments

Financial Manager

Executive Officers

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Jim Engelman

2023 Board Chair

Edward Jones

Hudson, NC

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Lisa Starnes

2023 Vice Chair

2024 Board Chair Elect

Baker Realty

Lenoir, NC

Pam
Pam Helton

2023  Treasurer

Pam Helton, CPA, PLLC

Lenoir, NC

Jamie
Jamie White

2023 Secretary

Granite Insurance

Granite Falls, NC

David Martin
David Martin

Immediate Past Chair - 2022

First Horizon Bank

Granite Falls, Whitnel & Lenoir

Board of Directors

Board of Directors - Term Year Expires 2023

David
Edward Hinson

Skyline Membership Corporation

Sandra
Sandra Williams

Life Store Insurance

Leslie
Leslie Gray

Tourism Committee Chair

Bo's Entertainment

Robion
Robin Nicholoson

Duke Energy

Board of Directors - Term Year Expires 2024

Michele
Michelle Woods

Leadership Caldwell Committee Chair

Jason
Jason Lingle

Blueridge Energy

Jessica
Jessica Teeters

Individual Member

Chase
Chase Winebarger

Town of Sawmills

Board of Directors - Term Year Expires 2025

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Marla Tallent

UNC Health Caldwell

Christopher Chessnutt
Christopher Chessnutt

Google

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Brandy Eby

Express Employment Professionals

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John Bostain

CaseWorx

Non-Voting Board Members

Mark
Dr. Mark Poarch
Board Member Emeritus

Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute

Phipps
Dr. Donald Phipps
Board Member Emeritus

Caldwell County Schools

Ashley
Ashley Bolick
Board Member Emeritus

Caldwell Economic Development Commission

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Bryan Moore
President & CEO

Caldwell Chamber of Commerce

Past Chair Advisory Council

Kim
Kim Edmisten

Director of the J.E. Broyholl Civic Center 

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Owner -Ever Crafted

Carmella
Carmela Tomlinson

Director of the Caldwell Small Business Center

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Owner Paragon Design

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Chase Keller

Granite Insurance

Hudson
Janet Winkler

Mayor -Town of Hudson

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 Ben Willis

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.

 

Click here to join the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce and get started on your journey of success.

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