HR Networking Program in works!

The Twin County Chamber of Commerce is looking to form a Human Resources Networking Program. The program will help connect Chamber HR Professionals in Grayson, Carroll, and the City of Galax. The program will meet quarterly or semi-annually and discuss topics and trends in the HR industry as well as feature guest speakers. If you are interested in joining this program, please provide your contact information on the following Google Form: Chamber HR Networking Program

For more information about the program, please contact: Candace Vaughn (Program Leader) at cvaughn@wfunlimited.com. Or contact Anthony Edwards (Chamber President) at anthony@alumni.uncg.edu.

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Board Meeting Report for February 25, 2020

The Board of Directors of the Twin County Chamber of Commerce met on February 25, 2020 at Vaughan Office Suites in Galax, Virginia.  The meeting was well attended with representatives from three businesses in our region presenting on their products and services. Pictures from the meeting are below.

A presentation by Carter Bank & Trust was led by Kevin Carlan and Hank Testerman with fellow staff members Karon Felts, Stefany Shaw, and Theresa Hall supporting.  Carter Bank & Trust has locations in all three areas of our Chamber (Independence, Galax, and Hillsville).

Workforce Unlimited presented on their services in the Twin Counties, the presentation was led by Betsy Phillips with fellow staff members Candace Vaughn and Kayla Pell supporting. 

A presentation by our newest Chamber Member, Thomas Automation Management (TAM), of Woodlawn was made by Brad Rodriguez, Managing Director.

The evening also carried reports on our recent Chamber operations, in summary:

  • Executive Director search is continuing with our Human Resources Committee interviewing candidates on February 21 and next on February 28.  We have received multiple resumes.

  • Our Committees have been extremely busy over the past three weeks.  The Professional Network steering committee met recently with Board President Anthony Edwards and Board Vice-President Greg Pearson.  Smoke on the Mountain committee met for project management discussion.  Our ad hoc Poor Man’s Dinner Committee met for project management discussion on changes to this year’s event and timelines for mailing invitations.  The Marketing Committee is meeting soon to discuss a project for August 2020.

  • A ribbon cutting is in planning for April for a local Chamber member that has moved locations.  Announcement and more information to be distributed to Facebook in the next two weeks as final planning is completed.

  • After-hours events in planning for April and May!

  • Multiple inquiries during the week of February 17 via phone call and email about joining the Chamber. Excitement and synergy is building!

  • Financial conditions of the Chamber remain stable and increasing.  Budget approval for operations and Smoke on the Mountain due to Chamber Board of Directors on March 24, 2020.

  • Social media spotlights have created a large increase in outreach and inquiry of our Chamber. 

Smoke on the Mountain 2020 – Sponsorship Levels Announced!

The Smoke on the Mountain Committee of the Twin County Chamber of Commerce has announced Sponsorship Levels for 2020 for the Virginia State Barbecue Championship.  The Chamber has always been greatly appreciative of the investment by the community and local businesses into this incredible event.

For questions or to purchase a sponsorship, please contact Board President Anthony Edwards at 276-236-2184 or anthony@alumni.uncg.edu.

Executive Director Job Posting

The Twin County Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. See below link for PDF job flyer.

The Executive Director, reporting to the President of the Chamber and furthermore, to the Board of Directors, will manage the daily affairs of the Chamber Office while serving the members and local business community in keeping with the Chamber’s Mission Statement.

The Executive Director will manage brand awareness, networking events, and programming, while working to increase the membership of the Chamber to goals set forth by the Board of Directors.

Please apply with a cover letter and resume to HR@twincountychamber.com

We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Our talent acquisition and employment policies are inclusive. We respect both the spirit and letter of the laws of equal employment opportunity.

Link to Job Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/181Mnj5CNAjMvQ_RqVHDcYgaEcCssAMZg/view?fbclid=IwAR3yqYodxFoKIRwJy4otfPSBSU3c-ptGBx2XAspMm57yJpyecxM6fxMBPJc

Chamber Elects Officers Team for 2020-21

The Twin County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce our Board Officers for 2020-21.

Anthony Edwards (President), Gregory Pearson (Vice-President), Jennie Stucchio (Board Secretary), and Michael Stevens (Treasurer).

Anthony Edwards is a Vice-President at Skyline National Bank and also represents as Chair of Junior Appalachian Musicians, Inc. Gregory Pearson is CEO of Twin County Regional Healthcare. Jennie Stucchio is Owner and President of Elite Training and Consulting, Inc. Michael Stevens is a Senior Executive Vice-President at Vaughan Furniture Company.

The Board Officers for 2020-21 look forward to working with our Executive Director Beth Dixon and the Board of Directors on new events, initiatives, and community networking.

For Board Inquiries please email Anthony Edwards at anthony@alumni.uncg.edu.

For Program Inquiries, please email Beth Dixon at director@twincountychamber.com.