Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC)

To help Chamber Shareholders and Investors achieve growth and competitiveness success, we have forged a partnership with one of our state’s most experienced business assistance programs; the university-based NC Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC). The SBTDC has a proven track record of helping businesses develop high-return strategies, including increasing sales, developing new markets, building talent, enhancing leadership capabilities, as well as working with regional partners to “Make your business better.”

As a benefit, you receive preferred scheduling for complimentary business assistance. Schedule an informational appointment with one of their Business Counselors to understand how they can assist you in achieving your goals for growth. 

Hickory Region Office Location: 1090 Main Ave SE, Hickory, NC 28602

K-64 (Kindergarten Through Retirement)

We have the privilege of being a founding partner for K-64, a collaborative public-private economic development through education initiative to connect business and education to meet workforce demands and foster prosperity.  Allow our team to connect you with the K-64 team in order to address your short-term & long-term needs for qualified talent. 

Click here for more information & email Emily Jaynes for her to make a warm introduction for you. 

Friends of LR Program 

Do you want to market your products or services to Lenoir Rhyne University, faculty & staff?  Consider becoming a Friend of LR by agreeing to offer a discount in exchange for higher visibility through this program intended to foster a solid gown town relationship.