One of the best reasons to become a member of the Wilkes Chamber of Commerce is that your chamber is actively involved in advocating for business issues. Through a working partnership with all levels of government and community organizations, we provide an environment for our members to prosper, and we implement programs to grow new leaders that will help grow our cities and region.
Lobbying and advocacy for a more conducive economic environment are a core activity of this chamber and our partner affiliates, the NC Chamber and US Chamber. Advocacy in all its forms is the basis of our organization’s strength, influence and relevancy.
Government Affairs Sessions:
Sessions are held to keep Chamber members well-informed of local, state, and national government. The sessions are held quarterly and each meeting provides attendees with the opportunity to meet and greet with local government officials and to learn about legislation that could impact their business. Informational sessions are held to provide updates on particular projects and feature guest presenters from NC Dept. of Commerce, NC Department of Transportation, NC Rural Center, Northwest Prosperity Zone, and State Treasurer’s Office. Meetings are normally held in the Chamber Boardroom.
North Carolina Chamber
The NC Chamber is the leading business advocacy organization in North Carolina. We work in the legislative, regulatory, and political arenas to proactively drive positive change, ensuring that North Carolina is one of the best places in the world to do business. NC Chamber believes every business is important and matters to North Carolina’s future. That’s why the NC Chamber will continue to be a voice for the commonsense middle and work tirelessly to advocate for solutions to make North Carolina a place where each business and its workforce can thrive.
US Chamber of Commerce:
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization representing companies of all sizes across every sector of the economy. Our members range from the small businesses and local chambers of commerce that line the Main Streets of America to leading industry associations and large corporations. The U.S. Chamber is the “voice” in Washington, across the country, and around the world. For more than 100 years, we have advocated for pro-business policies that help businesses create jobs and grow our economy.
County of Wilkes