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Monday, August 03, 2020
I once heard a poem written by Charles Franklin Benvegar, titled “Builders and Wreckers” and I’ve kept it in my desk drawer ever since. It goes like this….”As I watched them tear a building down, a gang of men in a busy town. With a ho-heave-ho, and a lusty yell, they swung a beam and the side wall fell. I asked the foreman, “Are these men skilled, and the men you’d hire if you wanted to build?”  ...read more
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Monday, July 13, 2020
Inside the Chamber:   Lifting the Anchor   The words, equally beautiful and potent, found in the Declaration of Independence, came to represent a moral standard to which the United States should strive.  “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the ...read more
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Thursday, May 21, 2020
 Lives or Livelihoods? Both.   The dichotomy between public health and economic health, I believe, will go down in history as the most divisive debate of the century. Restarting the economy to protect livelihoods is being placed in direct competition with protecting lives from this highly contagious and at times, fatal disease.  Coronavirus-19 has wreaked havoc and caused major damage, some of ...read more
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Thursday, May 14, 2020
 Inside the Chamber:  May 14, 2020 “You were made for such a time as this.” is a statement that I play repeatedly in my mind as I push forward and lead my team, our organization and the business community in these unprecedented times.  I find the most irony in the fact that the military term, “VUCA” (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity), was first coined during the year that this ...read more
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Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Inside the Chamber February 27, 2020There are many aspects of your business that you can control –things such as product innovation and quality, customer service, internal processes and procedures, your company’s brand and marketing messaging and who you hire to join your team.    There are aspects of business, however, that are outside of your control, yet directly impact your ability to grow, ...read more
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Monday, January 20, 2020
Catalyst (cat·a·lyst):An agent that provokes or speeds significant change or action.    Sparking community transformation takes action and vision. Your Chamber, alongside of our collaborative partners, serves as a game changer for business and a driver for economic growth and advancement.  Over the past eighteen months, I’ve had the pleasure of regularly convening a group called, “The Catalyst.”  ...read more
Categories: Chamber of Commerce News
Thursday, December 05, 2019
Our Chamber Ambassadors are an extension of our Chamber team that helps serve our organizations’ 850 Shareholders and Investors.  They are our public relations team and are highly visible throughout your Chamber and the community.    We are deeply grateful for the Ambassadors’ commitment to generously serve local business and support our mission. This group of dedicated volunteers builds and ...read more
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Wednesday, November 27, 2019
The following was written by Emily Kiziah, Intern, at the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce. In the six months that I have been with the Chamber, I can easily say that I have developed into a better professional and citizen. Through my time serving as intern, I have been engaged in transformative experiences that have pushed me out of my comfort zone into areas that I would have never navigated ...read more
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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Inside the Chamber Column—  “This week, I attended the NCIDEA Foundation Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Conference in Raleigh with over 400 other leaders from communities across our great state that are passionate about fostering vibrant ecosystems of support for our innovators, job creators and heroes of main street.  The agenda was packed full of thought leaders from across the country on ...read more
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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Last Monday, we hosted the Tapping Into Talent Symposium in partnership with the Catawba County EDC, K-64, Catawba Valley Community College and Lenoir-Rhyne University.  We brought together leaders in business and education to spotlight local resources and best practice efforts by companies in the region regards to talent attraction, retention and development.  Topics included work-based learning ...read more
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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Serving Those Who Have Served - Overcoming The Hesitation  The following was written by Nathan Huret, Director of Existing Industry Services with the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation and Co-Lead of the HKY4Vets, an talent recruitment initiative led by the Catawba Chamber and the Catawba EDC:   “As I was doing my weekly content creation/search for our various social media ...read more
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Monday, August 26, 2019
Inside the Chamber: “Tapping Into Talent”  Employers continue to be challenged with turning to more unconventional or innovative solutions to meet their needs for qualified talent to fill their open positions.  Weekly, my team, along with our collaborative partners at the Economic Development Corporation, K-64 and Catawba Valley Community College stand in the gap with ideas and local resources to ...read more
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