May 2019 - It’s hard to believe I’ve been at the helm as your Chamber Director three months already!
It has been an action-packed, firehose drinking, hand-shaking, event attending, designing, re-organizing, public speaking, networking, and brainstorming quarter.
Words still cannot express how engaged and committed I truly am, to being your Executive Director and working beside everyone to take us to the next level as a Chamber of Commerce.
Over the past three months, the question I’ve heard or received most is, “What is the Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge,” “What does the Chamber do” and also – “How can I support you?” So let us start there and tackle those kinds of questions.
At a high level - Our Mission - To promote economic progress and quality of life in the Hickory Nut Gorge Community while helping to protect the natural integrity and unity of the communities of the Gorge. The Chamber is a catalyst for the creation of activities and opportunities for both visitors and residents and promotes an atmosphere that encourages visitation, business growth, and a strong sense of community.
More simply stated, we are the umbrella organization that supports and represents all businesses, organizations, non-profits, residents, and visitors of the Gorge. We are your “go to” for information, events and business support. We are the only organization IN the Gorge, dedicated to promoting everything IN and ABOUT the Gorge.
At a service level for our members – our website and database serve as a direct connection to Chamber members and a wider audience. You have the ability to utilize our website and social media to promote and market your business in various degrees (and we will help you). We have the all-inclusive online calendar of events focused on the Hickory Nut Gorge and surrounding areas