COMMUNITY RIDE & RALLY ON RAIN OR SHINE
The King Chamber of Commerce is the local chamber of commerce serving the city of King and the surrounding Stokes County communities. We are an action agency designed to meet community needs. In addition we are a voluntary organization of individuals and businesses who band together to advance the commercial, financial, industrial and civic interests of King and the surrounding area.
Committees are the backbone of the Chamber. They are the units that accomplish the Chamber's goals and objectives. The needs of the community and policies of the Chamber determine the kinds and number of these committees. The following committees are currently active in the King Chamber of Commerce: Business Leader of the Year/Education, Golf Tournament, Government Relations, KingFest, Membership, and Fundraising.
The Chamber is financed on a voluntary basis, with expenses apportioned among its members. Chamber membership is an investment in the present and future of the member's and the community's welfare. Membership dues are a major part of the Chamber's annual revenue. Sponsorships and fundraising activities add the other major component of the annual revenue.
The Board of Directors, elected by Chamber members and serving without pay, sets the policies of the Chamber and makes decisions affecting the Chamber. The Executive Director and Executive Assistant, employed by the Board, work in the Chamber office.
“I can’t even begin to tell you how pleased and honored I am to give you all this award,” said King Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director Cathy Loveday as she presented the Business of the Quarter plaque to the City of King on Friday at the city’s annual employee appreciation luncheon.
“I just want to take this opportunity to thank each one of you and express my gratitude for everything you do,” she said.
Town Manager Homer Dearmin commended the city employees for a safe and productive year.
“I appreciate everyone and their hard work and dedication. Our jobs are often thankless. People don’t often think about the water and sewer department when they turn their hot water on in the morning. They don’t think about the fire or police department that responds to a wreck on their way down the road. But our citizens do appreciate you, our council appreciates you and I certainly appreciate you. Thank you for a great year.”
Dearmin said the King Chamber of Commerce plays an important role by hosting events that bring the community together and showcasing the city’s array of businesses.
“We’re proud to partner with the Chamber to make the City of King attractive to residents, businesses and all other stakeholders,” Dearmin said. “We’re grateful for the strategic partnership that does a great job unifying our business community.”
King Mayor Jack Warren added, “This award is not for our elected officials. It’s for all of you who work for the City of King. You did this and this award is yours.”