On April 13th our Chamber got to celebrate Meating Ground Cafe’s opening with their Ribbon Cutting! The owners of the beloved Prevail Food Truck have been serving us up great food through their window for some time, so their choice to open a brick & mortar was greeted with enthusiasm from the whole county! Now you can visit their cafe and sandwich shop for delicious food, perfect coffee, and an ambience you’ll never want to step away from.
You can find Meating Ground Cafe at 4810 Old Tar Road in Winterville. They are open Tuesday through Friday 7am-2pm, Saturday 8am-2pm.
Be sure to follow their Instagram for the updated specials!
On Monday, April 11th the Winterville Chamber got to celebrate Pitt County K9 Academy’s new location! You can visit their new grooming facility at 111-A W Firetower Road in Winterville. We are so grateful they choose to remain in Winterville and are very excited for their continued growth!
Thanks to everyone who came out to show your support!
On March 23rd the Winterville Chamber of Commerce celebrated ENC Community Magazine with a ribbon cutting. Owner Aron Daniels took the a popular Pitt County Womens Journal and evolved it into a more inclusive magazine. With just a few issues under his belt, he has already made a big impact. Aron has taken the community aspect very seriously in that he has truly connected all kinds of people together. It was obvious in the turn out of people there to support him just how many lives he has touched. We are so grateful to have him as a part of the Winterville Chamber!
This ribbon cutting was the first one we held at the Train Depot. This is part of a collaboration we have with the Winterville Historical and Arts Society. We are so grateful to be able to offer this as a venue for ribbon cuttings for businesses that are home-based or don’t have a retail location.
At the beginning of March we held a Membership Networking Meeting at the Train Depot in Winterville. Our speaker was Tom Quigley from JOY Soup Kitchen. He informed us of the changes and growth JOY is going through with expanding into a Community Center. We learned about all the different activities they are hosting there to benefit the whole community. Tom spoke about how important it is to be able to have a place you can go when you need a meal, that no one should feel ashamed for simply being hungry. We are looking forward to assisting JOY with some community outreach in our area. We will need volunteers with this endeavor so stay tuned!
We enjoyed seeing so many faces that evening. We hope everyone not only got to learn about JOY and be in the loop of everything going on within our Chamber, but walked away having introduced themselves to everyone in the room.
We are looking forward to our next Membership Networking Meeting tentatively planned for June!
Thanks to the Winterville Historical and Arts Society for letting us use the Train Depot for this event!
On February 23rd we finally got to celebrate the new location of Tie Breakers in Winterville! Their new location is a wonderful addition to our downtown area, and we hope all of Winterville will continue to show them love and support. They’re here to serve you a quick (and delicious) lunch on your break when that’s your need, or for you to hang out, drink a few beers and watch the game on their big screens when you’re wanting to kick back in the evenings! You can find them at 2582 Railroad Street in Winterville.
On February 8th the Winterville Chamber celebrated Farm Bureau Insurance and their new location on Beacon Drive! We celebrated their Groundbreaking Ceremony in April, and are thrilled to have been a part of seeing all their hard work come to life.
Their new building is designed with a a welcoming front entrance, plenty of room for their growth, and even a full kitchen with back patio with a grill for the staff – who are obviously more like family – to enjoy.
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!
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!
On November 22nd, the Chamber executed our Thanksgiving Meal Initiative for the second year in a row. With the help of an incredible membership and an amazing community we were able to feed 82 families for Thanksgiving this year! Words can’t express how important this is to us, and how thankful we are for the help we received in making this possible. We purchased these meals from Publix, had a pie donated by Sam’s Club to go with every meal, and the Winterville Historical and Arts Society allowed us to use the Train Depot to set them all up and be ready for pick up.
This was an amazing day of the community coming together that was made possible because of our generous members and the community partners that assisted us in finding those that were in need this year; our area social workers: Kim and Tammy, Daughters of Worth, Building Hope, Center for Family Violence Prevention, and Julia’s Well. We appreciate you all!
You can find their new location at 113-A W Firetower Road in Winterville where Shawn and his wife, Alicia, will be there to warmly greet you and give you a no pressure consultation to help with your home buying and selling needs. You can also give them a call at (252) 686-2860 for an appointment.
Be sure to drop by this Saturday, 12/04, for their Grand Opening event! Bring a toy for Toys for Tots and you’ll get a free photo with Santa. There will also be food, crafts, and lots of prizes.