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First Friday Morning Brew – What is it all about?

Last Friday, February 4, 2022, The Chamber hosted our inaugural First Friday Morning Brew for 2022. First Friday Morning Brew is held the first Friday of every month. Thank you to this month’s Business Sponsor Player’s Ridge Golf and Supporting Sponsor RYGID AV.

Our First Friday Morning Brew event offers Net giving opportunities for our Shareholders and Investors to build strong, diverse professional relationships that last and contribute to the bottom line of their business by sharing their knowledge, valuable tips and strategies with each other. 

A great crowd of entrepreneurs and business leaders made it out to the morning event. After check in, members had the opportunity to hear about Player’s Ridge Golf, from Owner, Brandon Lee. 

Brandon Lee, owner of Player's Ridge Golf

Shortly after, Nathan Cooley, The Chamber of Catawba County’s Partner Recruitment & Sponsorship Manager, introduced over 25 new Chamber Partners. New Members had an opportunity to introduce their business and share more about their services and/or products. New Shareholders or Investors who join The Chamber within the last six months are always provided the opportunity to introduce themselves and their business during the program.

With a cup of warm coffee in hand, attendees participated in several Net giving rotations, where they shared stories about their businesses and offered ways that they could help others in the community. 


Here’s what Members are saying about our most recent First Friday Morning Brew:
“It is always such a positive vibe and great group of people!”

“Several positive connections were made!”
“It’s always nice to meet others in the community and support one another. A lot of these folks become business contacts and many of them often become friends.” 
“It was my First Morning Brew and I was surprised at the attendance and the willingness of folks to talk. Very engaging!”

At the conclusion of the event, door prizes were given out from participating Chamber Partners. Door prize donations are accepted at each event. Simply bring your prize and attach your business card if you would like to showcase your business. (Limit one per business, please.)

If you’re interested in attending the next First Friday Morning Brew, it will be held at the YMCA of Catawba Valley Hickory Branch Teen Center on Friday, March 4 from 8:00 – 9:30 AM. Registration is requested. Make your reservation here

Here are a few other upcoming locations for 2022 to keep an eye out for: Lenoir-Rhyne University, L.P. Frans Stadium (sponsored by Carolina West Wireless), Hickory High School (sponsored by Hickory High School.)

For questions about First Friday Morning Brew, please contact Emily Jaynes, our Shareholder Relations and Events Manager.

Event photos courtesy Pat Appleson Studios. For more photos from this event, click here.


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