Chamber’s 2016 Directory
The 2016 Business Directory & Visitors Guide, published by the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce, is available – free of charge – at the chamber headquarters at 801 Arendell St., Morehead City. The 90 page publication includes a complete roster of Chamber members who are listed three ways- categorically, alphabetically and by key contacts.
“This is a great resource for long-time residents as well as folks who have just moved to the Crystal Coast,” said Chamber President Tom Kies.
Plan Now for Leadership Carteret 2017
“This will be our 29th season to offer Leadership Carteret and our slogan is: ‘Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders Today,’” said Lana Collmann of the chamber.
“The goal is a comprehensive orientation about contemporary issues and challenges that are unique to Carteret County. And we introduce the class members to the county’s top business leaders and decision makers,” said Tom Kies, chamber president and graduate of Leadership 2007. “We visit places off the beaten path and behind the scenes in order to give the participants an experience they will never forget. We guarantee it.”
The Leadership Carteret Steering Committee (consisting of past graduates of the program) will be formed in September and applications will be available after Labor Day.
Tuition is $415 for Chamber members and $525 for others. The class is limited to 35 participants. Address inquiries to Lana Collmann at email@example.com.
County Named ‘Coast Guard Community’
Commander Javier Delgado of Sector North Carolina Field Office Fort Macon said: “For more than a century, the citizens of Carteret County have made efforts big and small to strengthen long-standing and enduring relationships with our Coastie families. We are forever grateful.”
The official Proclamation singled out the Chamber’s Military Appreciation Committee (MAC) for its events and activities, especially the john C Beitz Serviced Person of the Quarter Luncheons.
David Heath, MAC Chair, expressed appreciation for all the resolutions and letters of support that cam in, including those from the Chamber’ Board of Directors, The County Board of Commissioners and town governing boards in Atlantic Beach, Beaufort, Emerald Isle, Indian Beach, Morehead City, Newport and Pine Knoll Shores.
Who Is the Best at Customer Service?
The Carteret County of Chamber of Commerce is leading the way to discover who the tops in Carteret County when it comes to customer service.
“One of the best marketing tools a company can have is an employee who shines at customer service,” said Chamber President Tom Kies. “We’re looking for those high achieving individuals for our 2016 Outrageous Customer Service Awards.”
The nomination process is simple. Just send in a detailed note about someone you work with or someone who has served you well. Direct your correspondence to Tom Kies at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is Sept. 16. The awards ceremony will be in mid-October. The awards program is also co-sponsored by the Carteret Community College, and the Emerald isle Beach & Pool Club. Reception sponsorship opportunities are available.
Chamber Awards Community Leaders
Earlier this year, the Carteret Chamber of Commerce presented its major awards during the Crystal Ball at the DoubleTree by Hilton Atlantic Beach Oceanfront Hotel. Former Chair Kerry Youngblood served as master of ceremonies for a brief program and 2016 Chair Bucky Oliver presented the awards.
Beaufort Mayor, Richard Stanley, received the Joan Huss Pulley Award for Public Service, sponsored by Duke Energy. This award memorializes Joan Huss Pulley who served on the chamber’s board of directors. The award embodies Joan’s spirit for civic deeds.
Sandi Malone of the Arts Council of Carteret County accepted the chamber’s Citizen of the Year Award, which honored her late husband Bob Malone of Carteret Community Theatre.
Clarke Merrell received the Arnold Murray Small Business Person of the Year Award. Merrell is the owner of Circa 81, Dank Burrito as well as several other businesses in Carteret County.
Recognized as the winner of the Cassie Algeo Award for Extraordinary Chamber Leadership was Christina Fulcher of BB&T. Additionally, Raymond Hopkins earned the Debbie Godwin Ambassador of the Year Award.