Go From Stressed, To Success

You tell us what you are not getting done for your business and we build our services around your priorities and on your timeline.

Chamber Accomplishments

  • ACCE National Chamber of the Year Award – 2012
  • IOM Designation – US Chamber of Commerce Institute 2011
  • US Chamber of Commerce Accreditation – Laurinburg/Scotland County Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Merger – Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce (Laconia/Franklin/Alton)
  • Chamber Association Leadership: CACCE, NEACCE, NHACCE

Community/Economic Development

  • E3 Program for Manufacturing
  • Infrastructure (I-44 and I-495 designations)
  • Main Street Programs
  • Rural Broadband Access (Public/Private Collaborative)
  • Retail and Small Business Recruitment Program


  • S.T.E.P. (Strategic Twin Counties Education Partnership)
  • TEN – The Entrepreneurial Network (web-based platform of resources/tools)
  • Young Entrepreneurs Academy
  • Kauffman Foundation – FastTrac Certified
  • The Leader in Me Program


  • Community Events (fairs and festivals)
  • Conferences
  • Expos (Job, Niche, Home)
  • Seminars and Webinars
  • Sponsor Development


  • Healthy Communities – $20,000,000 to Edgecombe & Nash Counties
  • USDA Rural Economic Development Grant – Building Reuse
  • NC Rural Center – NC 21st Century Communities
  • $550,000 raised to build/rehab historic building for chamber offices
  • Entrepreneur Grant – $150,000 for Accelerator Programs


  • Affinity Programs
  • Investment Programs (Tiered Dues, Partner Programs)
  • New Member Campaigns
  • Retention Programs
  • Total Resource Campaigns

Strategic Planning/Visioning

  • Scotland County Strategic Vision Plan
  • Lakes Region Comprehensive Economic Development Plan (CED)
  • Twin Counties Vision Plan

Workforce Development

  • Career Fairs/Job Expos
  • Hiring our Heroes Program – US Chamber of Commerce
  • Manufacturing Collaborative (Manufacturing Month, National Association of Manufacturers)
  • Internships/Apprentice Programs
  • Talent Pipeline (web-based resources and employment tool)