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Catalyst - For Business Growth

Convener - Of Leaders and Influencers

Champion - For a Thriving Community

Our mission is to promote economic development and strive to enhance the quality of life for all Wilkes County citizens.  Our vision is to be a catalyst for economic growth and sustainability for our members through advocacy, education and community involvement.

2022 Chamber Champions

 

What Our Members Say

Being a small digital marketing agency in a rural area, I knew getting involved with the local business community would be vital to our success. One of the first things we did in starting a local business in 2012 was join the Wilkes Chamber of Commerce in June of 2013. Since then, Cube Creative, Inc. has grown immensely in Wilkes. The opportunities our chamber provides through programs such as Leadership Wilkes, Business Topics at 12, and Wilkes Business Links have helped our company grow as we are able to reach unique audiences. I would be remiss if I didn't mention how rewarding it has been to serve as VP of Membership for the past five years as I know each new member has an abundance of opportunities to build relationships and thrive.  

 

Chad J Treadway

Cube Creative Design

(O) 828.367.2823

(C) 828.292.7100

What Our Members Say

"I love Wilkes County and have been a huge fan of every little nook and cranny she’s got to offer since moving here years ago. It wasn’t until my membership with the Chamber of Commerce and with the Wilkes Business Links group that I was able to share my passion for photography and love of the land to help draw other people’s interests too! Since joining, I’ve been given opportunities to capture events within the community and properties and locations surrounding the community to create awareness from insiders and outsiders alike. These opportunities could have gone to any other highly skilled and highly qualified lover of photography and nature in the
area, but because of the referrals given by the generous members of Wilkes Business Links group at the time, I was chosen and am able to participate in something bigger! Now, I consider it the “icing on the cake” to have this group to share ideas and laughs with after every adventure. It’s a genuine highlight for my week!"

Heather Cardwell
Photographer/Artist
Times Treasured Studios
(336) 902-3448

My membership with Wilkes Chamber of Commerce has benefited me both personally and professionally. As a realtor, I was able to become a participant of the Wilkes Business Link; a Chamber leads program. From my affiliation, I received a client referral from a fellow WBL member that led to a condominium sale in Boone. The investment I made to become a Chamber member has certainly been a good decision for me and my business. I highly recommend joining the Wilkes Chamber of Commerce, actively participating in the programs and events, and becoming a partner of the Wilkes Business Link.

Your Realtor!!

Linda Wehrmann-Broker

Ward and Ward Properties

Office: (336) 667-1719

Cell: (336) 984-0833

What Our Members Say

"As the Advisor for the Wilkes County Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative, I have enjoyed the benefits of our Chamber of Commerce membership in many ways. Most directly, I have been able to connect to employers and business owners through chamber activities to discuss recovery in the workplace and build partnerships. Additionally, I see the chamber as a champion for local business needs, stepping in to advocate for business owners across varied arenas. This is a tough time for businesses with "the Great Resignation," "the Hiring Crisis," and the effects the COVID-19 pandemic brought. The chamber has been a constant resource to business owners and employers through this tough time. The more we can do to support the chamber, communicate our needs with them, and attend their various activities, the better the chamber is equipped to be our champions!"

 

Ariana Williamson

Advisor - Wilkes County Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative

Wilkes Recovery Revolution, Inc.

(336)-818-1909 ext 103

awilliamson@wilkesrecoveryrevolution.com

What Our Members Say

"Wilkes Chamber of Commerce has been a great asset to our business in many ways here are a few. By posting our events and activities along with new products that we are bringing into the store monthly and trying to improve the beekeeper’s world, has greatly increased our customer base. Our most recent ribbon cutting was a huge success with the president, Linda Cheek being here and surprising us with a beautiful cake donated by Dom Bakeries. Thank You, Wilkes Chamber for all you do."

 

HS Greene

Hidden Happiness Bee Farm

Chestnut Mtn. Rd,

Deep Gap, NC 28618

336-973-5412

hhbfarms@gmail.com

What Our Members Say

"I have actively participated in the Wilkes Chamber of Commerce since 2009.  Even as a local Wilkes County Native I have learned so much about our community.   I enjoy my time at Chamber events visiting, building relationships, networking, and seeing my clients.   As an independent insurance agent, I need to constantly meet new faces and the Chamber has several networking opportunities available.  I believe when you take advantage of the programs provided by the Chamber and participate you will see positive results.  I highly recommend joining the Wilkes Chamber of Commerce!"

Your Insurance Agent,
Shanna Bell
Stroud-Miller Insurance
Office: 336-667-9238
Cell: 336-469-5710
Email: sbell@stroud-miller.com

What Our Members Say

The Wilkes Heritage Museum has been a Chamber member since the opening in November 2005. Wilkes Chamber of Commerce has been a big part in the continuing success of the museum. As a member, we have hosted Business After Hours events that provided networking and a chance to build relationships with area businesses. These relationships have created new and exciting partnership opportunities. As a member of the Chamber’s 2006 Leadership Wilkes program, I learned as an Executive Director new and more effective ways to lead my organization. Because of my experience and knowledge gained, I have encouraged fellow museum staff to participate in the Leadership Program. One concept that I remember through my Leadership Wilkes training is the importance of mentoring the next leader so as to ensure the future of the Heritage Museum.

The museum having the marketing opportunities that the Chamber provides, both digital and print media, has been a source of growth as they have created higher visibility and increased visitation to the Wilkes Heritage Museum.

Wilkes Chamber manages the Northwest NC Visitor Center located on Highway 421, a major highway leading into the High Country and the Blue Ridge Parkway. The heritage museum has an exhibit of various artifacts on display at the Visitor Center. This display has created a venue to showcase information about the artifacts and the heritage of the community that in turn has brought multiple visitors to downtown Wilkesboro to tour the museum and participate in the many activities held there.

Jennifer

What Our Members Say

My journey with the Chamber of Commerce began many years ago when I relocated to Wilkes to raise my family and start a career in Real Estate. Being new to the area, my first stop was a visit to the chamber office. There, I found a friendly staff that provided abundant resources to help get me started and acclimated to the area. The chamber encouraged me to join as a member and get involved….so I did! It was one of the best decisions that I have made. Over the years, membership involvement has brought a credibility and visibility that has allowed me to reach greater success within my Real Estate profession and personally.

I have been blessed to serve on several committees, graduated from Leadership Wilkes 2016, and honored to have served as the Chamber Chair in 2017.  As a Realtor, I am always looking for new opportunities to network and make connections. The Chamber is that “Go-To” resource. I absolutely love supporting new members by attending grand opening / ribbon cutting ceremonies along with the many business after-hours events with their meet and greet opportunities.

I look forward to future involvement with our Chamber along with its continued positive impact in the growth of Wilkes!

Your Real Estate Connection!!!

Terrie Stackhouse

Realtor/ Broker

Carolina Realty of Wilkes, Inc.

Mobile: 336-984-8873

Email: tstackhouserealtor@gmail.com

Website: www.StackhouseHomes.com

What Our Members Say

"The Wilkes County Chamber of Commerce has been a huge part of my success since joining in 2017. As a Financial Advisor, developing relationships is very important and the Chamber has been instrumental in giving me opportunities to connect to other business owners and community members.  Not being a native to Wilkes County, I've been able to gain a better understanding of the local economy and all Wilkes has to offer. I encourage everyone not only join the Chamber, but get involved! As a member of the Chamber Board and the Wilkes Business Links group, the Chamber continues to add value to me personally and professionally."  

 

Sam Morrison

Financial Advisor

Edward Jones

(336) 838-2928

Sam.Morrison@edwardjones.com

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