Why Join the Chamber

The Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to be the voice of our business community. Members vary from single proprietorships to our largest employers and every size in between. All are focused on making Cabarrus County prosperous for all with a great quality of life.

So, why join the Cabarrus Regional Chamber?

Promotion – Connect to customers by highlighting your strengths with sponsorship opportunities, features on the Chamber’s active online presence and referrals from other members.

Education – Participate in a variety of professional development opportunities to grow your business acumen in small group, large meetings or online settings.

Advocacy – Let the Chamber represent your business’s issues with local, state and federal legislators and join your voice with thousands of others on issues important to the business community.

“The Chamber has a proven history of serving the people of Cabarrus County in a positive and impactful manner,” said Annette Privette Keller, director of communications for the city of Kannapolis. “Organizations that take an active role in the Chamber are able to experience the camaraderie, collaboration and partnerships of our community in a more meaningful way.”

Each year, the Chamber encourages success and recognizes outstanding Cabarrus County businesses with awards presented at our Annual Meeting. Meet the 2018 winners.

Small Business of the Year: TEAM HONEYCUTT – Allen Tate Realtors
“I have been active with the Chamber since 1990 and to this day, I am convinced this is the most economical way for a business to have their voice heard, as well as a great way to connect with other businesses to share resources and experiences,” said Diane Honeycutt, TEAM HONEYCUTT – Allen Tate Realtors. “As a large membership group, our voice on issues that affect each of us is stronger if voiced together, and our Chamber makes sure we are heard locally, in Raleigh and in Washington.”

New Business of the Year: DeAnna Ford, CPA
“As a small business, the Chamber was a wonderful way to reach out to other businesses,” said DeAnna Ford, CPA. “Starting a new business, I needed many resources, and the Chamber provided a trusted group of business professionals I could turn to and build relationships while also building my business. I tell people all the time the Chamber is one of the main reasons my business has succeeded as much as it has.”

Nonprofit of the Year: Cooperative Christian Ministry
“The business community is really a source of tremendous resources,” said Ed Hosack, executive director, Cooperative Christian Ministry, an organization that provides crisis assistance including food, financial aid and housing through a variety of programs. “The business community is what generates jobs, opportunities, resources and employee volunteers that are then sent out into the community. The Chamber is a way for busy, focused people to be connected and share resources in order to make a difference in the community they serve. It’s the engine that drives positive change.”

Environmental Excellence and Sustainability Award: Vulcan Materials
“Vulcan Materials, the nation’s largest producer of crushed stone for the construction industry, has two quarries in Cabarrus County,” said Denise Hallett Vulcan Materials. “We support the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce, because we value the important role the Chamber plays in being the ‘voice’ for pro-business policy and advocacy, as well as providing the environment for connecting business and building vital community relationships.”