News and Events at the Chamber
The Chamber offers many events throughout the year, including Business After Hours, Networking Events, Ribbon Cuttings, and much more.
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Main Street Community Theater
The Main Street Community Theater project will take place in an empty lot near our Chamber office in the Downtown Williamston Historic District. We plan to make this empty lot into a vibrant public space that can be enjoyed by citizens and community organizations. Being in the middle of Main Street and right near our welcome center, this location will be easily accessible to our residents and visitors.
This space will be used as a community gathering center. We plan to build a covered stage at the far end, seating areas, and above ground gardening boxes along the building wall that will spell out Williamston along its side.
This project will be completed by the end of 2020!!
To learn more, or to get invloved, call our office at 252-792-4131
Main Street Market series has begun in Martin County!
Markets run Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30pm in Downtown Williamston
Dates this year are:
Join us as a vendor!
Call us at 252-792-4131 to learn more.
ECU Pirate Challenge 2019
Representatives from Martin County attended the 2019 Pirate Challenge hosted by ECU Miller School of Entrepreneurship.
The Pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge is the Miller School’s signature business pitch competition. It’s open to all entrepreneurship teams that have at least one enrolled ECU student.
The 3-round challenge begins in the Fall and the top-12 winners based on judges and community votes will move on to round two.
In 2019, more than $75,000 in cash and prizes were awarded to teams who placed in the competition.
Judges from Martin County included:
The final round will occur in Feburary 2020.
Chase Conner – Director of Martin County Chamber of Commerce
Barney Conway – Director of Martin County Tourism
Charles Banks – Martin Community College Small Business Director
Jason Semple – Director of Martin County Economic Development
Zach Dickerson – Planning and Downtown Marketing Coordinator for Williamston
These individuals are also serving on the RISE29 Advisory Council for Martin County. They help place ECU students in interships across the County.
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Mondays at 8:25am
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U.S. Senator Tillis Round-table Discussion
Martin County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Chase Conner welcomed U.S. Senator Thom Tillis to Martin County this week.
Senator Tillis reached out to organize a bipartisan meeting among local elected officials, business owners, and industry leaders from around Martin County.
Topics discussed included disaster relief funding, rural healthcare, tariffs affecting industry, infrastructure updates, gun rights, new CDL health requirements, and county water costs in connection with the water treatment plant federal contract.
Attendees included representatives from the Martin County Commissioners, Towns of: Jamesville, Bear Grass, Parmele, and Williamston, GOP Congressional District, Martin County Economic Development, Senator Bob Martin Ag Center, Martin County Sheriff’s Office, Martin County Arts County, Martin General Hospital, Martin Community College, Penco, Domtar, Roanoke Tar Cotton, Weitron, along with other local business leaders.
Increasing efficiency of communication between federal and local government is something Senator Tillis is focusing on.
The Chamber plans to hold future networking events that help connect the dots among our community.
We invite you to learn more about the Martin County Chamber of Commerce by contacting us!