Haywood Chamber of Commerce Tops Campaign Goal

By Haywood County Chamber of Commerce | Jun 28, 2013
Courtesy of: Haywood Chamber of Commerce From left to right: Ron Leatherwood, Outgoing Board Chairman; Sharron Greene of 99.9 Kiss Country; Nyda Bittmann-Neville of Asheville Savings Bank; Michele Rogers of Select Homes; Greg Boothroyd of Incoming Board Chairman; Darlene Allison of Champion Credit Union; Eddie Fox of 99.9 Kiss County; and Chamber President CeCe Hipps.

The Haywood Chamber of Commerce concluded their 2013 Membership & Sponsorship Campaign this week. The campaign reached out to over 1,000 businesses in the Haywood County Area, successfully garnering 96 new members and renewals.

“Campaign leaders and volunteers are a true testament to the power and value of Chamber membership,” said Chamber President CeCe Hipps. “I am amazed each and every year with their dedication and results to this important endeavor.”

Nearly 40 business leaders and 8 teams volunteered to recruit new members during the campaign.  Volunteers shared their stories about the positive impact the Chamber has had on their business and the many benefits of Chamber membership. Top Producers included Michele Rogers of Select Homes, Darlene Allison of Champion Credit Union, Jennifer Allen of the Mountaineer, Rob Roland of Keller Williams Realty and Greg Boothroyd of Smoky Mountain News.

The Haywood Chamber recognizes that benefits of membership are essential to the success and growth of businesses in Haywood County. In addition to monthly networking events and professional development programs, membership with the Chamber offers a valuable return on your investment. Chamber membership extends chamber opportunities to all the employees within a business. Employees may take advantage of seminars, networking opportunities and special events that not only provide valuable business information, but also enable employees and business owners to build resourceful contacts.

“The Chamber offers venues to exchange ideas, develop business relationships and increase your professional network,” said Campaign Chair, Nyda Bittmann-Neville, VP, Director of Marketing and Communications for Asheville Savings Bank.   “Taking advantage of Chamber advertising options keeps your company ‘top of mind’, and receiving referrals from inquires to the Chamber increases sales. These are only a few of the many benefits membership with the Haywood Chamber affords your business. Why wait, join us now.”

Chamber programs including Women in Business, Young Professionals of Haywood, Business & Economic Development and more provide distinctive opportunities for business professionals in all fields of work. Events ranging from the Apple Harvest Festival to the Blue Ridge Breakaway draw countless visitors to Haywood County. Ultimately there is something for everyone.

The Haywood Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary, non-profit organization with approximately 500 businesses in the area.  The mission of the Chamber is to create and sustain a successful economic environment. Please visit www.haywoodchamber.com for additional information.