CHAMBER

INITIATIVES

Transforming the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce into a network of interconnected strategies for business competitiveness, leadership, and economic development.

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WORKFORCE

CONNECTIVITY

The Chamber is committed to Talent Attraction, Recruitment, and Training in Catawba County.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP &

SMALL BUSINESS

The Chamber continues to enhance Catawba County's resources for the development of business competitiveness success opportunities for new and existing small business.  We strive to create a community environment attractive to new entrepreneurs.

  • Co-Hosted the 1st 3D printing competition for middle school and high school students with the North Carolina Center for Engineering Technologies and the SBTDC  - $5,000 in stipend compensation distributed to faculty in each school to launch 3D Printing Clubs; winning school received new 3D printer.

  • Marketed to all Chamber Shareholders & Investors the small business training workshops sponsored by the Small Business Center at CVCC and special training programs from the SBTDC.

  • Continue to serve as the platform for connectivity for our Shareholders and Investors by delivering pertinent programs and events to help foster growth and profitability.

The Chamber provides on-going leadership training opportunities for the public and private sectors and to our citizenry at large that will guide our county's future prosperity for a lifetime.

  • Reinvented curriculum for our 42nd Leadership Catawba class to align with the priorities in our Community Strategic Plan, Innovate Catawba.

  • Co-Sponsored, publicized and encouraged participation in TEDX Hickory.

  • Catalyst to expand the implementation of The Leader in Me program in area elementary schools.

  • Established a CEO Legacy Leadership Network.

LEADERSHIP

NETWORK