About the Chamber

We support our businesses and organizations and help them to thrive in our community.
We promote and advertise the Winterville community so others will know what a great “slice of the good life” we have.
We are committed to promoting excellence in business and community.

What Does Our Chamber Do?

  • Ribbon Cuttings for new businesses - The Chamber helps to welcome new businesses by creating and promoting a Ribbon Cutting celebration for them. Town Council members, the Town Mayor, local papers, and all Chamber Members are invited. Board members of the Chamber will be there to assist with the event and to help provide a warm welcome.
  • Quarterly Membership Networking Meetings - At these meetings we discuss Chamber happenings, welcome new members and give them an opportunity to introduce themselves. Guest speakers come to present topics of interest to business owners and to educate them on ways to help their business grow.
  • Business After Hours - These events offer the opportunity for business owners to meet, greet, socialize, network, and have a good time in a relaxed environment.
  • Chamber Champions - This is free advertising for our business and organizations! We randomly draw a business or organization name to have their ad featured on our social media pages as well as on our website. We direct some of our marketing funds to advertise the Facebook post, allowing it to reach more of our community. Check out this feature on the Chamber Champion tab of our website (snippet also featured on the home page) or on our Facebook page.
  • Annual Awards Banquet - Every Spring we host an Awards Banquet recognizing members of the community in categories such as “Business of the Year”, “Citizen of the Year”, and others. All Chamber members are invited to make nominations in each category.
  • Blessing Boxes - The Chamber created two Blessing Boxes to place in Winterville in 2020. The boxes were built as a collaboration between a local Eagle Scout and Chamber members. Local businesses sponsor the boxes and keep them filled throughout the year. You can find the first on the edge of the property at Winterville Christian Church on Cooper Street, and the other beside Winterville Insurance Agency on Railroad Street.
  • Scholarships for Local Seniors – Each year we award a $1000 scholarship to a deserving senior from our area high schools. This award is given at our Annual Awards Banquet.
  • Christmas Social - This is a time for our members to gather to celebrate the holiday season. Door prizes, networking, and a great environment make this yearly event a popular one!
  • Annual Teacher “Welcome Back” Breakfast - At the beginning of the school year we serve breakfast at each of our areas schools to welcome back the teachers and start the year on a positive note.
  • Monthly E-Newsletters - Each newsletter has a new feature about new businesses, special events happening in the community, and even business tips! They are emailed on the first of every month.
  • Website Listings - On our Chamber Member Directory page we have all our businesses, organizations, and schools listed to make it easy to shop and get involved with your fellow chamber members! See our Chamber Member Directory tab for a preview.
  • Promoting our community - We keep up-to-date on what’s happening in the Winterville community and businesses and post events, articles, and photos to help promote our community.
  • Networking - The chamber provides numerous opportunities for you to network with others and make connections within our community. We host a Membership Networking Meeting at the Winterville Train Depot regularly for our members and prospective members to attend.
  • Leadership Opportunities - As a chamber member you have the option of getting more involved in the chamber itself by becoming an officer. An opportunity for personal and professional growth and to help your fellow chamber members.
  • Winterville Watermelon Festival - This festival is the biggest watermelon festival in the state and brings people from all over to our community. The Chamber does a lot to assist the festival and benefit our community, including assisting with sponsorship forms and sending them early in the year for our Chamber members to have early access to this opportunity.
  • Supporting Businesses in any way we can - Need to meet with the zoning board? Trying to find a new business space? Our business is making your business better. Let us know what we can do to help support you.