Meet our 2024 Board Chair, Pat Carver

The Chamber of Catawba County takes pride in highlighting the esteemed individuals who have committed to serving on our Board of Directors. This dedicated group of volunteers, reflecting the diverse landscape of our business community, is devoted to shaping the organization’s vision and priorities. Annually, a new Chair is appointed to lead the board, chosen […]

School Performance Grading Model Reform Needed

Recently, you might have come across the 2022-2023 school grades published by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and featured in the Hickory Daily Record. These grades assign a letter grade to each school in North Carolina referred to as the School Performance Grade (SPG). The grading system, established by the General Assembly in […]

Advocacy at Work

To continue to further lean in as the lead advocate for business regarding local, state and federal policy issues impacting business in Catawba County, in 2021, we hired Brian Francis, Founder of Lumin Strategies, as our Advocacy Director.  Francis has more than 20 years of experience in communications and public affairs, previous serving as Public […]

Better Health Care. Better Business?

At the Chamber of Catawba County, we aim to serve as the strong pro-business voice, advocating for free enterprise and working alongside local government to ensure a friendly business environment that is needed for all business in Catawba County to grow and sustain. Two major issues impacting business repeatedly rise to the surface of our […]