PPP Loan Recipient? North Carolina may owe you money.

In 2020, as the government mandated business closures, many small businesses secured Payroll Protection Plan (PPP) loans from the federal government to maintain the cash flow necessary to pay expenses and keep employees on the payroll.  For North Carolina businesses who received a PPP loan, you may be eligible for additional cash due to a […]

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 […]

A Day in Raleigh with our Advocacy Taskforce

Chamber President/CEO Lindsay Keisler and Advocacy Director, Brian Francis, spent the day in Raleigh with several leaders from our Advocacy Taskforce. They met with members of our  state delegation, Representative Jay Adams, Representative Mitchell Setzer, and Senator Dean Proctor. Our Advocacy Taskforce had the opportunity to meet and engage in policy discussions with members from […]

2022-23 Leadership Catawba Advisory Board Announcement

The Chamber of Catawba County announces the 2022-23 Leadership Catawba Advisory Board.  These individuals are graduates of Leadership Catawba and give of their time to assist the Chamber in development and implementation of the monthly sessions throughout the program year.    • Alexis Abernathy, First Horizon Bank• Timothy Adams, Catawba County Schools• Crystal Barnes, von Drehle Corporation• James Barnhill, Truist• Jerrica Broome, Broome Associates, a […]

Introducing the 1972 Legacy Forward Club

2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the merger of the Greater Hickory Chamber of Commerce and the Eastern Catawba County Chamber of Commerce to form one unified voice for the business community, the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce, now known to you as The Chamber of Catawba County.  As we cast a vision forward in […]

2021 Annual Report

Valued Partner, March 2020 will forever be a timestamp in our minds-the beginning of an abrupt disruption of our way of life and the way we conduct business. Yet, business in Catawba County was resilient. Little did we know, the changes and challenges would keep coming throughout 2021. The lingering COVID-19 pandemic continued to cause […]

Advocacy@Work Update: Welcome Brian Francis

As your Chamber continues to further lean in as the lead advocate for business regarding local, state and federal policy issues impact business in Catawba County, we are thrilled to announce the addition of Brian Francis, Founder of Francis Consulting Services, as our Public Policy Consultant. We would like to express a special thanks to […]

Shareholder & Investor Privileges

Thank you for your interest in partnering with your Chamber!  We are the area’s leading business organization and are committed to driving economic prosperity and business success in Catawba County and the greater Hickory region. Your investment enables you access to more than 2,000 business owners and managers in this market, helping you capitalize on […]

2020 Annual Report

Valued Partner, What a privilege and honor it is to serve you. Thank you for your commitment to YOUR Chamber. On behalf of our team, we humbly thank you for allowing us to work alongside of you and for you every day. Contained within the pages of this document is a summary of the impact […]