Member Benefits

Identification.   A membership plaque is provided to identify you as a member in good standing with the Edenton-Chowan Chamber of Commerce.

Presence on the Internet.   As a part of your membership investment, you are listed on the Chamber of Commerce web page at no additional charge.

Publication.   The Chamber of Commerce Directory that is published as needed, and is a publication that highlights the unique qualities and lists all chamber members. More importantly it is sent directly to all inquiries seeking information on personal and business relocation to Edenton and Chowan County.

Sponsorships.   The Chamber offers a full spectrum of sponsorships for members to consider. These are opportunities designed to put your business in the spotlight.

Annual Awards Banquet.   The Annual Awards Banquet of the Edenton-Chowan Chamber of Commerce is held in late January or early February each year. The Chamber recognizes several award winners during this banquet such at the Business Person of The Year, Volunteer of The Year, Humanitarian of The Year, Non-Profit/Organization of the Year, and Small Business of the Year. Destination Downtown Edenton and the Chowan County Tourism Authority also recognize their Main Street Champion and Tourism Person of The Year award winners at this event.

Business After Hours.   A popular Chamber tradition, this series of networking events is designed to give Chamber members the opportunity to combine business and pleasure while featuring prominently the host company.

Chamber Gift Certificate Program.   The Chamber of Commerce offers gift certificates to anyone to be redeemed at any Chamber Member. The Gift Certificates may be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber Discount Cards. The Chamber produces Chamber Discount Cards that features local Chamber Members offering discounts to their goods and services.  Designed to promote Shopping Local, these cards are sold to the public, and one is provided to all Chamber Members in good standing each year when produced.

Scholarship Program.   The Chamber of Commerce offers rising senior children of Chamber Members the opportunity to apply for two $500 Annual Scholarships to be presented to John A. Holmes High School Seniors at the school’s annual award banquet in May of each year.

Educational Seminars.   The Chamber frequently joins with the College of The Albemarle and other organizations to encourage participation in a wide range of workshops and seminars that help business owners and operators become more successful and productive.

Buy Chowan First.   This is a marketing program that encourages individuals to shop in Edenton and Chowan County.

Worker’s Compensation Plan.   All members are eligible to apply for the First Benefits Insurance Workman’s Compensation Plan. Designed to reduce cost, this program is available only to Edenton-Chowan Chamber of Commerce Members through a local independent insurance agent.

Grand Opening Services.   The Chamber is ready to assist you with your celebration, ribbon cutting, groundbreakings, and anniversary celebrations. Events are fee based and conducted on a first come, first serve basis during normal working hours.

Mailing Labels List.   The Chamber Mailing List is available to Chamber Members at no charge.

Annual Golf Tournament.   The Edenton-Chowan Chamber of Commerce annual golf tournament is held in May of each year.

Shrimp By The Bay.   The Annual Shrimp By The Bay takes place during the month of August of each year.