New Member – Family Foot and Ankle Physicians!

New Member – Family Foot and Ankle Physicians!

Family Foot and Ankle Physicians is one of our newest Chamber Members! This talented team works exceptionally hard for their clients. They treat pain and other issues in the feet and ankles associated with arthritis, injuries – including fractures, infections, ingrown nails, warts, and more.

The experienced, patient, and friendly Family Foot and Ankle team can help you not only with the problems you may be currently facing, but also guide you in how to avoid future issues. You can learn more about all that they offer – and book an appointment – on their website here.

New Member – The Pichan Realty Team of EXP Realty!

New Member – The Pichan Realty Team of EXP Realty!

The Pichan Realty Team of EXP Realty has just joined the Winterville Chamber family!

Husband and wife duo Michael and Jessica Pichan believe in supporting the community and working hard for their neighbors.

When you list with The Pichan Realty Team you can expect professional HD photos of your home, outdoor drone shots, and a 3D virtual tour of your home! Reviewers say Michael and Jessica are dedicated to their clients with the highest level of professionalism, integrity, and service.

When you’re thinking of putting your house on the market, or want to delve into buying in today’s difficult market, give The Pichan Realty Team a call! Check out their Facebook to see what they’ve got listed now.

New Member – Frederickson Advertising!

New Member – Frederickson Advertising!

We are welcoming our new member Frederickson Advertising to the Winterville Chamber! This family-owned business started in 1994 with the Frederickson Matriarch, after 30 years of successfully supporting businesses in their advertising needs, son Mitchell took over to continue the tradition. He moved the business to our area in 2018 from Indiana and is enjoying serving the Pitt County community.

Now the Frederickson Advertising team does logo creation, engraving and screen printing, and about any kind of promo product you can think of. Check out their website to see how they can help your business!

2022 Chamber Awards Finalists

2022 Chamber Awards Finalists

Thank you to everyone who helped by submitting nominations for our 2022 Chamber Awards! Now it’s time to vote! Read below about each of the finalists so you can help us choose the winners in each category.

Vote here: https://forms.gle/EvxWh6b1tDX3cTrW6

Business of the Year:

Beacon Dental has been a part of the Winterville community since the summer of 2019. Since that time the entire staff has helped to give our community beautiful smiles – and reasons to do so! They continuously rise to the occasion when donations are needed in the community. You will also be hard-pressed to find a team that all work together so effortlessly while showing that they clearly love their job.

Full Service Flooring has been in business for 27 years, first starting in carpet cleaning, then to rug sales and carpet installs, then finally to the full-service retail floor and installation services they’re now known for. Owners Tim and Kristina Tyson chose to move their business to Winterville when they were ready to build, and for these last 8 years have dedicated themselves to always being a true part of Winterville.

Jaac and Jill is a youth development program based in Winterville. They have an afterschool program, summer and spring break camps, as well as drop-in services for K-8. Owners Asiya and Christie take the care and education of our youth seriously, and take the time to teach important programs such as horticulture, cooking classes, soft skills, yoga classes, and much more. They are often holding community events to give families and children in our community fun and constructive ways to spend their time together!

Citizen of the Year:

Aaron Kennedy serves as the Senior Pastor of Opendoor Church along with his wife, Lauren. Aaron’s parents founded Opendoor in 1986, while Aaron has been leading the church since 2015. The staff at Opendoor say that Aaron has a true passion for helping people know God and he leads Opendoor as a place of guidance and genuine teaching, authentic faith, and passionate worship for people all over Eastern North Carolina and Beyond.

Alton Wadford is a familiar face and name to many involved in the community. He has been a member of the Winterville Chamber of Commerce Board for many years, has been involved in the Watermelon Festival for just as long, and is continuously showing up for his community. Alton will always say yes to someone asking for help, and truly has a love for our Town and does his part to make it a great place to live and work.

Amy Amacker-Self is co-owner of Local Oak Brewing Co. She works hard to make her business somewhere for the community to be proud of. She serves on the Winterville Chamber of Commerce Board and enjoys organizing street clean-ups to help keep our community clean. Amy is a kind and humble voice for anyone in need of a hand.

Teacher of the Year:

Katie Greenberg is a kindergarten teacher at WH Robinson. She’s been teaching for 18 years, the majority of that time has been in Pitt County. Even when she took time off teaching to have her daughters and be a stay-at-home Mom, she has remained active at WHR as PTA president for several years. Her gentle and kind disposition leads her to be a fantastic teacher, particularly for the young students she is guiding. Katie is nicknamed St. Katie by her husband because she continually goes above and beyond for any and everyone.

Jason Thomas is the art teacher at WH Robinson. He has been a teacher for 23 years, 13 of which were at GR Whitfield where he was nominated for Teacher of the Year for the school as well. Jason has also been a middle school coach or assistant coach for 16 years. He’s a big kid at heart which serves him well as a fun art teacher!

Volunteer of the Year:

Abbott Hunsucker is a long time dedicated member and officer of the Winterville Historical Society. He serves as treasurer, assists with rentals, performs maintenance and yard work. Whenever something needs to be done, Abbott is always willing to pitch in and put his shoulder to the task. His attitude and spirit of volunteerism is second to none, and has been critical to helping keep the organization going through the pandemic.

Heather Jackson is the new Chairperson on the Board of the Winterville Watermelon Festival Committee. She is dedicated to the Winterville community and continuously signs up to volunteer for a variety of events that support our area. Heather has lived in Winterville her whole life and holds dear our Town.

Michele Marston has been serving non-profits in our community for many years. She currently is the Program Administrator for Koinonia Community Solutions, serving youth and individuals in Northeastern North Carolina by leading affordable housing initiatives, educational programs and equitable opportunities. She was the Founding Director of the Rock the Arts initiative and served as committee chair for the Junior League for 5 years. Michele’s dedication to serving others and her community has given her notice in recently receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award from Pitt Community College.

Most Dedicated Public Servant:

Al Gutridge is a firefighter with Winterville Fire-Rescue-EMS that has shown dedication to his community throughout the years by continuing to volunteer through the transition from strictly volunteer to paid employees of the department.

David Moore is the Fire Chief for Winterville Fire-Rescue-EMS that has been with the Town for 13 years. He leads a strong group and dedicates his knowledge efforts to serve our community.

Ryan Willhite is the Chief of Police for the Town of Winterville where he has served us for the past 9 years. His strength and integrity have led our officers well and is reflected in how well they keep our community safe.

Favorite Spot to Shop:

Needless Toys and Collectibles is the place to go for comics, model kits, figurines and other toys. They take pride in offering unique, rare, and even signed products!

The Alley on Cooper is an expansive thrift shop offering a variety of home decor and furniture from many different eras. Like any thrift shop this is a place to enjoy a good hunt, but here you may find yourself walking away with something truly special for a bargain!

The Village Market is an artisan shop full of NC made items and products ranging from corn bread mix and homemade jam to cutting boards and pottery. This family-owned business is always looking for new sellers and products to keep their inventory fresh!

Favorite New Business:

Joe’s Eatz is a new casual dining restaurant serving breakfast and lunch favorites, plus a few specials like a falafel wrap and 4 brothers burgers.

Meating Ground Cafe is the new brick & mortar by the owners of Prevail Food Truck. If you’re looking for delicious food in a great environment, this is the place to go. They have a variety of biscuits, lattes, sandwiches, salads, and soups – all with the delicious twist we’ve come to expect from them!

Tie Breakers of Winterville is new to our town, but not new to good food and service. Here you can hang out to watch the game, or maybe just to enjoy the patio, while indulging in a good burger, chicken sandwich, or even some scrumptious (and huge) salads!

New Member – Fame All Stars NC!

New Member – Fame All Stars NC!

We need your help to welcome Fame All Stars NC to our Chamber membership! Fame is a competitive cheer and tumbling facility that also does summer camps, afterschool programs, and much more! The staff at Fame is well-known for their skills and impressive program.

Kids can start as young as preschool age with their tumbling classes! Here your children can develop confidence, flexibility, coordination, self-discipline, patience and even more skills that will help them in many other ways throughout their lives.

If you’re curious what Fame can offer your kids, take a look at www.fameallstarsnc.com for more information.

 

New Member – Sunset Storage Solutions!

New Member – Sunset Storage Solutions!

We have another new member to welcome – Sunset Storage Solutions! They are here to help you with all your storage and outbuilding needs, located at 5036 Winterville Parkway.

Sunset Storage Solutions sells and delivers sheds of all sizes as well as kids clubhouses, smart barns, dog kennels, and more! They have several types of buildings available and in stock for you to view on their lot, or they even have a virtual shed builder so you can customize the type of building you need.

Their goal is to always be able to provide a quality service and product to their customers. Rent-to-own, $0 down, 90 days same as cash, and other payment options are available! If you have any questions about how they can help you find the perfect out building you can visit their Facebook or call them direct at 252-408-6200.

New Member – The Village Market!

New Member – The Village Market!

The Village Market is a recent addition to our membership! This wonderful business features artisan goods from all over NC. Everything from salad dressings, corn bread mix, and jam to pottery, cutting boards, and jewelry can be found under their roof.

They work hard to not only have a widely varied selection, but also to keep adding new things to choose from so you can keep coming back to see what’s new!

The Village Market is located at 5036 Winterville Parkway. You will often see them hosting vendor events on the weekends where you can enjoy an even wider selection of crafts and goods alongside pony rides, ice cream, and great company. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on all their upcoming events!

New Member – Dutchess Sweet Shoppe!

New Member – Dutchess Sweet Shoppe!

Our sweetest new member is Dutchess Sweet Shoppe located at 4125-B Old Tar Road. They’re open Wed-Sat 11am-5pm.

Owner Jasmine Spencer wants to be involved in her community and provide both the more standard tasty treats we crave like cinnamon rolls, chocolate chip cookies, and brownies, as well as baked goods with some personality! She’s always creating something new, so you can pop by each week to try something a little different. This week it may be a blue velvet cookie, and next week a cinnamon toast crunch cupcake!

Jasmine wants her customers to know they shouldn’t be bound by what they see in the display case, because she’s always excited to whip something fun up! She will make baked goods custom upon your request for your next event – or craving. Tastings to make sure it’s exactly what you want is a must so is included in this service.

Check out Dutchess Sweet Shoppe on Facebook and Instagram to keep your eye on what’s new in their case!

 

New Member – Railroad Cigars!

New Member – Railroad Cigars!

We have a new member to celebrate – Railroad Cigar Lounge! This unique business is located at 2586 Railroad Street in Winterville, at the heart of our downtown. Owner Kevin Jones says this is a place for anybody and everybody (21 and up) to come relax, enjoy some good conversation, cigars, and a sense of community. The environment here reflects that. They have massage chairs spread throughout the space, TVs for you to watch the game, and of course a humidor in the back for you to select the perfect cigar!

The Railroad Cigar team has been working to bring weekly events to enjoy here like themed trivia night or live music every week. Jazz Night, 90’s Night and Trivia, Smoke and Sing Karaoke night, and more!

If you’re looking for a place to be able to simply check your stress at the door, look no further. The environment here is all about being welcoming and inclusive, so have no fear about being a newcomer!

Stay tuned on their Facebook and Instagram to see all their upcoming events and be in the loop on their current featured Cigar of the Week!

New Member – Koinonia Community Solutions

New Member – Koinonia Community Solutions
Please help us in welcoming Koinonia Community Solutions to the Winterville Chamber of Commerce!
This nonprofit was founded in 2014 by Bishop Rosie O’neal of Koinonia Christian Center to serve as a separate entity from the church that can continue their mission of community outreach.
Executive Director Watsi Sutton and Program Administrator Michele Marston have been hard at work fulfilling their mission: Building bridges of opportunity to the underserved in northeastern North Carolina through education, housing, and economic empowerment initiatives.
They have brought a brick & mortar to Winterville to serve as a central location they can reach more people from. They currently have a program focusing on assisting middle school males and their families (although working on an expansion for young girls) through tutoring, mentoring, after school programs, teaching leadership skills, soft skills, public speaking, health and wellness information, conflict resolution skills and much more. They are able to help them see themselves through a positive lens to discover their self-worth and potential.
Koinonia Community Solutions is working on creating a world where no person is left behind. They believe that equity and access to opportunity is the God given right of every person. They are working to make this message heard and felt throughout our area!
Visit https://www.koinoniasolutions.org/ for more information on their impact and how you can get involved!
Stay tuned for plans of a May ribbon cutting!