49th Class of Leadership Catawba Graduates

The Chamber of Catawba County's Leadership Catawba Graduation-Class of 2024

On Thursday, March 14, 2024, The Chamber recognized the achievements of thirty-six business, education, nonprofit, and community leaders who graduated from The Chamber’s 49th Class of Leadership Catawba.  Since 1974, Leadership Catawba has educated and equipped hundreds of Catawba County residents about the critical issues facing our community. Over the 8 month duration, participants are immersed […]

Meet our new Event Coordinator, Melissa Eller

The Chamber of Catawba County is excited to introduce our new Event Coordinator, who joined us in late February. Melissa is a creative person who is passionate about helping others and serving her community. She has over a decade of experience working in healthcare, including customer service, communication, and administrative skills. She is excited to […]

52nd Annual Meeting & Reception Recap

Yesterday, we hosted the 52nd Annual Meeting & Reception at the Hickory Metro Convention Center. Over 350 business and community leaders attended our annual event to recognize the achievements of the past year.  We recognized our Chamber Ambassadors, who made 625 touches in the form of calls, emails, virtual visits, and mailed cards to Chamber […]

Xplore64 Launch-Explore the World of Future Career Opportunities in Catawba County

Our Unifour is full of curious career-seekers, but many prospective employees are unaware of the vast number of opportunities available to them in Catawba County. That’s why K-64 has been working with leaders in business, education, and government to create Xplore64, an online platform that enables Catawba employers to easily connect with local talent.  Xplore64 […]

Introducing The Startup Catawba County Digital Toolkit

The Chamber of Catawba County proudly announces the launch of The Startup Catawba County Digital Toolkit-a digital resource offering step-by-step guidance for aspiring business owners. The guide covers refining the idea, selecting a location, obtaining permits, passing inspections, and more. When printed, you’ll notice that our digital guide doubles as a checklist.   Did a family […]

Bumgarner Oil/Little Caesars Ribbon Cutting

On January 25, 2024, we celebrated our First Ribbon Cutting of 2024 with Bumgarner Oil, parent company of Cubbard Express. At Bumgarner Oil, they love pizza almost as much as they love being Hickory, North Carolina’s #1 oil company. At the end of 2019, they purchased a Little Caesars Express franchise. Like Little Caesars, Bumgarner […]

January Advocacy Taskforce Meeting

Today, we convened our Advocacy Taskforce for our first meeting of 2024. Rodney Miller, Deputy City Manager/CFO, City of Hickory, shared an overview of the Hickory Regional Airport and future expansion and development to spur economic development and growth for our region.  We also had guests from Raleigh, representing NC Child. NC Child is a nonprofit […]

2023 Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide Feature: Downtown Newton

The Chamber of Catawba County is excited to launch the 2023 Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide. This digital clickable guide features nonprofit organizations, retail, dining experiences, local destinations, and more. Join us in spreading holiday cheer and supporting the heart of your community: our local businesses and organizations. Shop local, give local, and make this […]

2023 Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide Feature: Viewmont Pharmacy

The Chamber of Catawba County is excited to launch the 2023 Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide. This digital clickable guide features nonprofit organizations, retail, dining experiences, local destinations, and more. Join us in spreading holiday cheer and supporting the heart of your community: our local businesses and organizations. Shop local, give local, and make this […]

2023 Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide Launch

The Chamber of Catawba County is excited to launch the 2023 Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide. This digital clickable guide features nonprofit organizations, retail, dining experiences, local destinations, and more. Join us in spreading holiday cheer and supporting the heart of your community: our local businesses and organizations. Shop local, give local, and make this […]