Steko Strength Systems is another new member we are welcoming to the Chamber family! Owner Brandon Luther has over 15 years of experience in the fitness industry. He opened Steko Strength Systems with a mission of positively impacting people through health and fitness. He and his team work to help individuals meet their goals by building relationships with each client in order to be able to look at the full picture of their needs and how best to reach their goals.
Brandon has created his business around the core values he feels are most important:
Serve one another
At Steko you can find a team of personal trainers that will help you reach your goals, create a schedule and routine that works for your life, and meet you at whatever level you’re at. They work with all ages and fitness levels! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a tour and find the plan that works best for you.
Crawl Space Pro is our newest family owned and operated business to join our membership!
Owner Kevin Johnson worked in the pest control business for years, where he was able to learn and gain experience in crawlspace work. When he moved to the area in 2018 he decided he wanted to specialize in order to provide the best service and experience possible. Now Crawl Space Pro provides encapsulation services, vapor barrier installations, dehumidifier installations, crawl space door installation, under home insulation repairs, wall liner installation, and even more – all as moisture control services for your home!
Serving ENC means they know first hand the effects our humid environment has on our crawlspaces, and as a result, the interior of our homes. They believe that if you seek to protect what’s under your house first, you can better protect what’s inside. Give a call to the pros to see what you should be doing to help protect your biggest investment at 252.320.8875.
Our newest member is our local State Employee’s Credit Union. Vice President and City Executive of Winterville’s branch, Kara Holland has a clear belief in what their financial institution does to support their members. A credit union is different from a bank in that each member is an owner in the institution and receives many benefits as such. Their loan and mortgage officers are salary based, not commission, so their most important goal is to serve their members in the best way possible – even if that means telling them a better deal could be found elsewhere. The SECU in Winterville is looking forward to becoming an even stronger part of our community and our Chamber! Learn more about what they do here and consider donating to their Toy Drive for the Maynard Children’s Hospital at ECU Health by dropping off toys before December 15th.
Off Road Realty is our next newest member to join us! Owner Lisa Wilson has been in the industry since 2014, first starting with a major name agency where she learned many of the skills she needed to start on her own, but in particular it helped her discover the need to go off-script in order to truly help people. This idea, plus her love for Jeeps, has combined to make Off Road Realty the perfect name.
Lisa says that home buying and selling can’t ever simply be a transaction; that its a personal and often emotional experience. You need a realtor on your side that is willing to get to know you and your needs to protect what’s most important to you.
You can contact the Off Road Realty team at email@example.com to find out how they can be the right fit for you!
Grace and Grit Mobile Thrift Store is the latest unique business to join our Chamber family! Owner Angela Cunningham takes pride in thoughtfully curating items and styles that you may not find in other stores, as well as being sure to offer something for everyone. Her unique business structure allows people the opportunity to shop in locations they may not otherwise be able to. Angie loves being able to help others shop sustainably and affordably with styles they love, which she believes helps to create a meaningful connection between the business and their customers. She offers motivational stickers and prayer cards with each purchase as it’s something positive to share, and offers a little piece of who they are.
If you’re interested in having Grace and Grit come to your business or event as a vendor you can reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to follow their socials to see where they’re going to be next!
Carolina Oyster House is being welcomed to our Chamber next! Owner Ahmad Aboshie is passionate about his community and providing a good meal in a warm environment.
Carolina Oyster House has all the different types of oyster dishes you’d expect, but they also have much more! Their menu ranges from shrimp and lobster to steak and chicken and even burgers and salads! They work to source their ingredients and products from local vendors in North Carolina and Virginia to provide fresh ingredients and help support local!
If you’re thinking of something new for date night, girls night, or even a delicious lunch – stop on by Carolina Oyster House. They are located at 3150 Evans St, Suite N, and are currently open Monday through Saturday 11am to 9pm.
Join us for the Grand Opening Celebration and Business After Hours event on the 15th to see what they’re all about!
Please help us welcome Barkyardigans Pet Pawlor to the Winterville Chamber family! This new pet grooming facility co-owned by Megan Norris and Nicholas Kowalski is set up to be a stress free grooming experience for your dog – or even cat! They schedule their grooming appointments so that each pet can come inside and be immediately cared for, instead of waiting in a kennel. Their cage-free environment eliminates much of the stress that makes our pets anxious to be groomed.
Megan says she’s been in the grooming world forever – she grew up with a Mom in the business. Working with pets all her life has given her an extra special touch and way with our four-legged friends.
You can visit Barkyardigans at 2598 Railroad Street in downtown Winterville.
Grandma Has Dementia is our newest member we are welcoming to our membership. Owner Carolyn McGinn started this journey from personal experience and seeing a need to be filled in our community. Carolyn is now a certified caregiver who can help families who have loved ones either living with dementia, newly diagnosed, or seeking a diagnosis. Carolyn is partnered with her niece, Raven Pellegrino, who brings her nursing background to further assist their mission.
If you or someone you know is struggling with what to do or where to start with helping your loved one with dementia, this is the duo to call. Carolyn and Raven do workshops, presentations, and 1-on-1 coaching to assist these families. They can be your first call, or your call for help.
Take a look at some of the resources available on their website and how you can get started with the help you need at grandmahasdementia.com
On October 18th the Winterville Chamber celebrated Sweet Porpos with their ribbon cutting ceremony! Our sweetest and most interactive ribbon cutting to date, we got to sample some of the baked goods they make fresh in store and watch as the owner, Gloria Jinks, gave us a demonstration on how they roll their ice cream! Be sure to check out Sweet Porpos and their mission to help those with disabilities through employment and community service by visiting them at 4125-B Old Tar Road in Winterville!
East Carolina Kiddie College is another new member we are welcoming! Located at 4024-B Old Tar Road, this family owned daycare center is committed to the Winterville community. Owners Steffen and Tenisha McGhee have called Winterville home for many years, started their family here, and began their business owner journey here. Originally the couple were utilizing the services at ECKC for their own children when the opportunity came for them to take over the business. Being able to go from customer to owner gives them a unique perspective that allows them to better understand the needs and concerns of their customers, and help build lasting relationships with them. This power couple is committed to family, service, and education.
ECKC has two Pre-K classrooms with certified teachers, an after school program, and a daycare for infants and toddlers. Give them a call at 252.752.7002 to set up a walkthrough to see why ECKC is the best fit for your child!