New Member – Tie Breakers of Winterville

New Member – Tie Breakers of Winterville

The Winterville Chamber is so pleased to announce that Tie Breakers of Winterville is our newest member! We have all enjoyed watching them transform the space they have on Railroad Street into something alive and welcoming – now it’s time for us to enjoy it!

Owner Brayom Anderson wants his customers to know that they have the same menu, with just a few different selections of beers and liquors. They also have 5 mini-splits in the outdoor patio area to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer! He’s looking forward to serving you all on your lunch breaks during the day, and for a nice dinner out. The ribbon cutting is set for February 23rd at 11:30am – come hungry!

 

Chamber Business Tip #2

Chamber Business Tip #2

Business Reviews

It’s become incredibly important to have many positive customer reviews visible online for your next potential customers to see. But not every happy customer thinks to give a review, so how do you get more?
Ask.

To some, this may seem simple, but to others it can be an uncomfortable task. If you can challenge yourself to ask your customers to give you a review, you may find yourself surprised by how many you’ll get!
Take the opportunity as soon as they tell you that they’re happy with your service or product.  Try something like, “Thank you so much for your business. If you find the time, it would mean a lot to me if you could write us a review on Google or Facebook.” You’ll likely have reviews adding up in no time!

New Executive Director Announcement

New Executive Director Announcement

The Winterville Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce our new Executive Director, Rebecca Caveness. Rebecca is no stranger to the Chamber, as she has been a volunteer with our organization for several years now and was brought in as the Assistant Director in April. For the past 10 months Rebecca has been acting under the guidance of Debbie Avery, who retired from her position in December. Debbie handpicked Rebecca for this position, and the two worked closely together as Rebecca gradually stepped into her shoes.

Rebecca grew up in Winterville and is very passionate about the continued growth of our community. She’s excited about helping new businesses move to our area, and support those that already call Winterville home. Her goals for 2022 are to add value to the Chamber and increase community advocacy by working closely with area organizations. She’s working on plans for educational webinars for the business community, and a fundraiser to help the Chamber get the support it needs to strengthen and expand their programs and initiatives.

Mayers Realty Ribbon Cutting

Mayers Realty Ribbon Cutting
On January 12th the Winterville Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of the new location of Mayers Realty at EXP! Shawn and Ellishia could have chosen anywhere for their business and seen success, but they chose Winterville for its growth and community support – and we are thankful for it. The community they help to create between the family and team they have here, to the workshops they host to help other agents continue their education is something wonderful to see.
Thanks to everyone who came out to help them feel welcome!

Chamber Business Tips – New Year’s Edition

Chamber Business Tips – New Year’s Edition

New Year’s Business Resolutions

The start of a new year means resolutions made to better yourself this year. But instead of just making personal resolutions, make some for your business as well! Here’s some suggestions:

  • Create new organizational processes
  • Update your business plan
  • Use social media more
  • Show your employees your appreciation
  • Attend networking events
  • Refresh your marketing plan
  • Look into customer service missteps
  • Listen to your customers and your employees
  • Clean up your office space

Making a plan for your business for 2022 should be all about positive steps! If you have a bigger, long-term goal you’re reaching for, make sure to include the smaller steps needed to achieve it in your resolutions. Write them down, work them out, and cross them off. 2022 can be your year of growth!

2021 Christmas Social & Debbie’s Retirement

2021 Christmas Social & Debbie’s Retirement

On December 20th the Chamber held our annual Christmas Social to celebrate the holiday season! We hosted it at The Cotton Barn this year, which was decorated so festively that you couldn’t help but get into the holiday spirit. We enjoyed some delicious food from Famiglia, and exchanged some great gifts from all the local businesses that attended! The Chamber Board decided to honor Debbie Avery at this year’s event, as this was her last event with us as our Executive Director. The Winterville Town Council and Mayor honored her the week prior with a touching Proclamation, and Keen Lassiter, the Town Attorney and Chamber member, was kind enough to read the proclamation this night to share with all of us. We had Alton Wadford, our Chairman of the Board, and Glenda White, our President, speak about the accomplishments throughout Debbie’s career. We also heard from Veronica Roberson, Town Council Member, and our new Mayor, Ricky Hines about how much Debbie means to our community. It seemed everyone chimed in with kind words to say! We presented Debbie with an enormous (and delicious) cake from Sam’s Club, flowers from Winterville Flower Shop, and some beautiful windchimes from PostalAnnex for her to enjoy. Thank you to everyone who helped make this a special night for her!

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Happy retirement Debbie!

New Member – A Real Clean!

New Member – A Real Clean!

The Winterville Chamber is excited to announce our newest member, A Real Clean! Owners Hope Mills and Jasmyne Lindsay are Pitt County natives who took over their Mother’s business of 28 years when she needed them most.

This family-owned business handles all types of cleaning jobs, including regularly scheduled home, office, or church cleaning, move in/out cleaning, and post-construction clean-up. These women are passionate about their work, and love the satisfaction of refreshing a space by making it sparkling clean.

Hope and Jasmyne have goals of getting more involved in their community. They want to help support other business owners and uplift others. We are very excited to have another new business, with such energetic owners, join our Chamber.

You can give A Real Clean a call at 252-258-5615 to schedule your cleaning service. If you want to get it done right, these are the ones to call! Let Hope and Jasmyne help you check off a New Year’s Resolution early; a clean office space!