Ribbon Cutting for Sweet Porpos!

Ribbon Cutting for Sweet Porpos!

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!

Thanks to Amy Lima Photos for the pictures!

Aces for Autism Groundbreaking Ceremony

Aces for Autism Groundbreaking Ceremony

On October 11th the Chamber celebrated with Aces for Autism, alongside many of our community leaders, the Groundbreaking for their Ron and Rose Bowen Autism Campus. This facility will provide educational, behavioral, diagnostic, occupational, and speech services for children and families impacted by autism. We were honored to be a part of this ceremony and are looking forward to see the impact Aces for Autism has on the community spread tremendously with the building of this campus. You can find out more by visiting acesforautismnc.com.

Ribbon Cutting for Oh Happy Day! Balloon Decor

Ribbon Cutting for Oh Happy Day! Balloon Decor

Oh Happy Day! Balloon Decor celebrated their Ribbon Cutting on May 19th at the Train Depot! Owner Kelli Heverly created a special balloon arch for the occasion that even had spiky balloons, and showed off her creativity with balloon handhelds for the children (or children-at-heart).

Oh Happy Day! can create arches, columns, garlands – including grab-and-go editions, and so much more. Kelli is happy to customize your balloons to your brand or event colors and is so easy to work with.

A special shout out to the Winterville Historical and Arts Society for letting us use the Train Depot, and to Uncle Dave’s Kettle Korn for supplying some delicious takeaways!

Ribbon Cutting for Koinonia Community Solutions

Ribbon Cutting for Koinonia Community Solutions

On May 4th we celebrated Koinonia Community Solutions with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony! This organization has been strengthening our communities for some time already, and now this location will only further help them to serve others! We are grateful to them for putting down roots here in Winterville and are looking forward to helping them as they continuously work towards their mission; “Building bridges of opportunity to the underserved in northeastern North Carolina through education, housing and economic empowerment initiatives.”

We strongly encourage you to consider being a sponsor or participant in their upcoming Opportuni-Tee Golf Classic on June 9th. More information can be found on their Facebook.
Thank you to our Chamber and community members who came out to show your support for this impactful organization!

Ribbon Cutting for Meating Ground Cafe

Ribbon Cutting for Meating Ground Cafe

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!

 

Ribbon Cutting for Pitt County K9 Academy

Ribbon Cutting for Pitt County K9 Academy

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!

 

Photos by Amy Lima Photos.

Ribbon Cutting for ENC Community Magazine

Ribbon Cutting for ENC Community Magazine

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.

 

March Membership Networking Meeting

March Membership Networking Meeting

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!