ABOUTUS

Ambassadors are chamber members who volunteer their time to provide a crucial link between the Burke County Chamber, its members and the greater business community. They assist chamber staff to ensure that all members receive the maximum return on their investment.  Ambassadors are at the center of business activity in the community. Their primary responsibilities are to help in the retention of current members, the recruitment of new members and to assist staff at chamber programs and events.

Leadership   
 Kolby Watts
COO
Wendy B’s
(Chair)

 Marcia McCall
Financial Sales Manager
First Citizens Bank(Co-Chair)

Nicole Neubauer
Director of Sales
Hampton Inn
(Co-Chair)
Becca Stephens
Event & Business Coordinator
Morganton Community House

(Leads  Co-Chair)

   
   Ambassadors  
Brandi Behlke
Fund Development Specialist
Blue Ridge Foundation
Leanne Brittain
Realtor
ERA Mt. View Real Estate

 

Chad Burel
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones
Leslie Austin

Account Executive

Medi Home Health

Hospice & DME

Kevin Farris
VP of Marketing

Farris Insurance

 April Stephens
Staffing

AccuForce

Kelly Messenheimer
Co-Owner
Nationwide – Bowers Insurance Agency
Eric Hershberger
Business Development
ServPro
Tom Johnson
Realtor
Stock Properties

 

 

   Diplomats   
Yusleidys Abreu
Creative Director

R Mark Media

Teresa Adkins

Outreach Specialist
Burke Hospice & Palliative Care

Tyler Barnhardt
Multi-Media Ad Consultant
The News Herald 
Katrina Blumetti
AVP, Loan Officer
Morganton Savings Bank
Angie Buchanan

Dir. of Accounts Receivable

Sonocare

Tim Farris
VP
Farris Insurance
Janet Hannah
Business Relations Rep

Voc. Rehab.

Christy Hildebran
Office Mgr. Morganton
Catawaba Valley Staffing, Inc.
Ryan Lander
Public Safety
MDPS
Travis Mull

Financial Advisor

Wells Fargo Advisors

Stacey Ripley
Event Coordinator
Honey Bee’s Events
Nancy Roberts

Realtor

Nancy Roberts Realty, LLC

Melanie Townsend
HR Manager
Catawba Valley Staffing
Jessica Whitesides
Dir. of HR & Payroll
Sonocare
 

 

Ambassadors are chamber members who volunteer their time to provide a crucial link between the Burke County Chamber, its members and the greater business community. They assist chamber staff to ensure that all members receive the maximum return on their investment.  Ambassadors are at the center of business activity in the community. Their primary responsibilities are to help in the retention of current members, the recruitment of new members and to assist staff at chamber programs and events.

Leadership   
 Kolby Watts
COO
Wendy B’s
(Chair)

 Marcia McCall
Financial Sales Manager
First Citizens Bank(Co-Chair)

Nicole Neubauer
Director of Sales
Hampton Inn
(Co-Chair)
Becca Stephens
Event & Business Coordinator
Morganton Community House(Leads  Co-Chair)
 Ambassadors
Brandi Behlke
Fund Development Specialist
Blue Ridge Foundation
Leanne Brittain
Realtor
ERA Mt. View Real Estate

 

Chad Burel
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones
Leslie Austin

Account Executive

Medi Home Health

Hospice & DME

Kevin Farris
VP of Marketing

Farris Insurance

 April Stephens
Staffing

AccuForce

Kelly Messenheimer
Co-Owner
Nationwide – Bowers Insurance Agency
Eric Hershberger
Business Development
ServPro
Tom Johnson
Realtor
Stock Properties

 

 

   Diplomats   
Yusleidys Abreu
Creative Director

R Mark Media

Teresa Adkins

Outreach Specialist
Burke Hospice & Palliative Care

Tyler Barnhardt
Multi-Media Ad Consultant
The News Herald 
Katrina Blumetti
AVP, Loan Officer
Morganton Savings Bank
Angie Buchanan

Dir. of Accounts Receivable

Sonocare

Tim Farris
VP
Farris Insurance
Janet Hannah
Business Relations Rep

Voc. Rehab.

Christy Hildebran
Office Mgr. Morganton
Catawaba Valley Staffing, Inc.
Ryan Lander
Public Safety
MDPS
Travis Mull

Financial Advisor

Wells Fargo Advisors

Stacey Ripley
Event Coordinator
Honey Bee’s Events
Nancy Roberts

Realtor

Nancy Roberts Realty, LLC

Melanie Townsend
HR Manager
Catawba Valley Staffing
Jessica Whitesides
Dir. of HR & Payroll
Sonocare