Chamber of Commerce

Catawba County Chamber of Commerce LogoThe Catawba County Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization in Catawba County. It is an association of businesses that exists to help its members succeed. They are one of the area’s most active organizations, and have a positive influence on both the business climate and the quality of life in our community.

They pride themselves on being the “Voice of Business” in our community, and their 900+ members agree. They have a staff that is committed to creating one of the most respected and visionary Chambers in the country.  The Chamber continuously advocates for the area’s business owners, and ensures that local governments keep the process of owning a business as simple as possible. They are also involved in advocacy at a state and national level.

The Chamber’s primary focus in 2011 is to recognize and incentivize small business as the economic engine for job growth in Catawba County. They plan to achieve this through their Entrepreneur Round Table Group. This group meets to brainstorm for local businesses, and they train to develop a culture of creativity and innovation within the business community.  They also identify and reward new start-ups that have developed new and innovative products or services. The group also helps facilitate  mentor relationships among business owners.

As a member group, the Chamber strives to provide their members with a plethora of special events, services and programs that are designed to help create new relationships, which often turn into new sales channels. This saves on business expenses, and gives members access to influential business leaders. They work hard to help you increase your network.

Catawba County’s Economic  Stability Plan was recently developed by the Chamber. The plan is a cooperative partnership with local businesses, education and government. Priorities include:

  • Creating jobs at all levels
  • Education and workforce preparedness
  • Catawba County Branding and Marketing

The Catawba County Chamber of Commerce is a powerful organization, and a great tool for business owners in our area. Their goal is to help our community become the most entrepreneurial friendly community in America. Visit their site to learn more.