CHECK OUT THE “new and improved” website of the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce at www.nccoastchamber.com.
“The new site is up and running,” said Susan McNamara, director of administrative services. “It has been designed to specifically showcase all the wonderful photographs we have to illustrate why the Crystal Coast is the perfect recreation destination.
“Members and guests can now easily check the online calendar and then register and pay for Chamber functions through the website,” she said.
“Visitors and second home owners can keep up with legislative and regulatory affairs that affect Carteret County. We will monitor developments that have an impact on insurance rates, tourism, beach nourishment, education, the port and the military.
Recently, the chamber’s board of directors adopted a formal resolution to “Oppose Exploration for Oil & Gas and Seismic Blasting off the Coast of North Carolina.”
In a nutshell, the chamber’s basic position is: “The inherent serious risks to our region for offshore oil and gas exploration and drilling have the potential irrevocably harm and destroy our natural environment, our economic well-being, or overall quality of life and the health and safety of residents and visitors.” More information is available at the website.
“Over time, enhancements to the website will continue to be added to make the chamber site even more interactive,” McNamara added.
“Technology and social media platforms are changing rapidly, and the chamber is moving first toward an expanded presence by utilizing Facebook. Follow us and like us at www.facebook.com/nccoastchamber.”
The chamber’s Military Affairs Committee has its own Facebook account: www.facebook.com/nccoastchamberMAC. For younger business people, Connect Carteret – A Young Professionals Network is aligned with the chamber. Keep up with Connect Carteret at www.facebook.com/connectcarteret.
The chamber’s vision is for Carteret County to be “the most desirable location for business and leisure in North Carolina.”
The website helps us to effectively and efficiently promote all the reasons why the Crystal Coast is North Carolina’s preferred business address and also known as the “Water Sports Capital of North Carolina.”
Mike Wagoner, President
Carteret County Chamber of Commerce