Mission: To help the small business members of The Chamber become and remain successful. Increase the value of membership.


  • Provide opportunities for training, information sharing, networking and advertising for small businesses.
  • Inform the general public about the importance of the small businesses in Henderson County and why we should support them.

Action Steps:

  • Continue the Silent Partner program to include “SBA Day” type sessions for accounting, marketing and legal subjects.
  • Explore the need for a CEO Roundtable group.
  • Host monthly seminars that use local facilitators and address a variety of business related subjects and a minimum of 2 seminars annually off site.
  • Coordinate, promote and produce the “Small Business Week” celebration.
  • Continue efforts to encourage citizens to shop and dine locally.
  • Identify and honor the small business leaders of the quarter and year.
  • Appoint a member to serve on the Business Morning Update planning committee.
  • Support Chamber sponsored Leads Groups.
  • Manage and produce annual Blue Ridge Business Growth Awards.
  • Organize and promote a Member-to-Member discount program.
  • Organize, promote and produce the Business Plan Contest.
  • Organize and produce quarterly Reverse Trade Shows.

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