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The Burke County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to help our members celebrate important business milestones.  Below are photos from some of our most recent Celebration events!

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Real Living Carolina Property New Location

On Thursday, August 29, 2019, the Burke County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Real Living Carolina Property – Watts to celebrate their new location! Several were present to celebrate; Owner, and Chamber Board Member Michael Watts, the realtors of Real Living Carolina Property, Mayor of Morganton, Ronnie Thompson, Burke County Commissioner Chairman, Johnnie Carswell, Burke County Chamber of Commerce President & CEO, Tonia Stephenson, Chamber Ambassadors, Kerri McFalls and Kelly Messenheimer, Chamber Board Member ,Danette Brackett, County Commissioner, Scott Mulwee, City Councilwoman, Wendy Cato, and many others were there to participate in the ceremony!

Open Hearts Bakery 10 Year Anniversary

Open Hearts Bakery held a Ribbon Cutting hosted by the Burke County Chamber of Commerce. Bakery Manager, Jenna Cole, along with the Bakery Team, were excited to celebrate 10 years of business. City Councilwoman, Wendy Cato, County Commissioner Chairman, Johnnie Carswell, Burke County Chamber of Commerce President & CEO, Tonia Stephenson, Chamber Ambassadors, Candice Smith, Janet Hannah, and Dustin  Huffman were also there to celebrate! Come visit Open Hearts Bakery for amazing fresh baked goods!

Bridgewater Hall Historic Inn Ribbon Cutting

Wednesday, August 28, 2019, was a special day for the Bridgewater Hall Historic Inn. The Burke County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in honor of the Inn’s reopening with a new look! Chamber President & CEO, Tonia Stephenson, Burke County Commissioner Chairman, Johnnie Carswell, Owner, Michael Gavin, Chamber Ambassadors, Nancy Roberts, Kelly Messenheimer, Dana Shllinglaw, and Marcia McCall, Tourism Development Authority Director, Ed Phillips, and many others were present to celebrate as the ribbon was cut. Welcome to the Burke County Chamber of Commerce Bridgewater Hall Historic Inn!

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019, the Burke County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina. Director, Andrew Kota cut the Ribbon with Mayor, Ronnie Thompson, County Commissioner Chairman, Johnnie Carswell, President and CEO of the Chamber, Tonia Stephenson, the Chamber Ambassadors, and many friends and family. Welcome to the Burke County Chamber Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina.

Cup n’ Spoon Grand Opening

On Friday, July 12, 2019, the Burke County Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Cup n’ Spoon Coffee & Yogurt Bar. On hand to cut the ribbon were Owners, Melissa and George Diedricks, and their two sons, Chamber President & CEO Tonia Stephenson, Mayor, Ronnie Thompson, County Commissioner Chairman, Johnnie Carswell, and Ambassadors, Tammy Lail, Candice Smith, Mike Casey, and others as they celebrated this new business.  

Tires Plus of Morganton Groundbreaking

 

A Groundbreaking was hosted by the Burke County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, for the new Tires Plus of Morganton. Owners, Ronnie and Donna Lefevers were pleased to have Chamber President & CEO, Tonia Stephenson, Mayor Pro Tem, Forrest Fleming, family, friends, and others who are making this project possible present to have the golden shovels break the dirt! Congratulations Tires Plus of Morganton!

 

 

 

The Berkeley Grand Opening 

The Berkeley held a Grand Opening Ceremony hosted by the Burke County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Many familiar faces were there to spread cheer as the Ribbon was cut by Mayor, Ronnie Thompson, Kinch Waldrep, and Pastor, Ted Swann, along with many others! Congratulations to The Berkeley! Welcome to Morganton!

 

 

 

Thurston Springer Financial Grand Opening 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, was a day of celebration for Thurston Springer Financial. The Burke County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Grand Opening Ceremony to welcome the business into Valdese. There to celebrate was Chamber President & CEO, Tonia Stephenson, County Commissioner Chairman, Johnnie Carswell, Mayor of Valdese, Chip Black, and many more! Welcome to Valdese, Thurston Springer Financial!

 

 

Panera Bread Grand Opening

 

On Monday, April 29, 2019, the Burke County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Panera Bread in Morganton. Danielle Farmer, the Marketing Manager for Panera Bread and Jamie Gossett, Director of Operations were pleased to see a large turnout for this event. In attendance to celebrate were Chamber President & CEO, Tonia Stephenson, County Commissioner Chairman, Johnnie
Carswell, Mayor Ronnie Thompson, other city officials, lots of the Chamber Ambassadors, and many more! Welcome to Morganton, Panera Bread!

 

 

Classic Car Wash Ribbon Cutting

On Thursday, April 25, 2019, the brand new Classic Car Wash in Morganton held a Ribbon Cutting hosted by the Burke County Chamber of Commerce. The proud owner Ron Glover, his wife Debbie, and their children Sam and Bishop, were pleased to provide Chick-fil-A goodies for their guests and offer free car washes all day. On hand to celebrate were Chamber President & CEO, Tonia Stephenson, County Commissioner Chairman, Johnnie Carswell, Mayor Ronnie Thompson, and many of the Chamber Ambassadors. Welcome to Morganton, Classic Car Wash!

 

 

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Alpine Mill No.7 

 

  Once an abandoned furniture factory in Morganton has been transformed into a marvelous apartment complex named Alpine Mill No.7. They have renovated this historic structure to include 47 apartments and 43,000 square feet of retail. The apartments are 1 and 2 bedroom units, ranging in size from 730 to 1,322 square feet. Please call, 828-390-6151 or email us (info@airlieproperties.com) to reserve your brand new apartment!

 

 

 

The Grand Opening of Aspen Dental in Morganton

 

 

Aspen Dental practices are committed to treating patients with the compassion and respect they deserve. The practices believe in providing comprehensive care that addresses both your short- and long-term dental care needs, and promise to provide an honest, judgment-free environment where it all comes down to great care. For more information please visit their website HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

The Grand Re-Opening Of Di’lishi in Morganton

At Di’lishi, the mission is to provide a fully-interactive frozen yogurt bar and full range coffee bar! Guests can create their own tasty project from an assembly of options provided. The coffee bar includes fresh espresso with beans that are locally sourced and ground fresh, as well as, fresh ground drip coffee. For more information please call (828) 475-4172 or message them through their Facebook page HERE!

 

 

The Levee Brewery & Pub Grand Opening

The Levee Pub is the first brewery and pub in Valdese, N.C.. Their goal is to combine the best parts of the British Pub with the best parts of American craft beer, The Levee is a place to come hang out, meet your local community, bring old friends or just come and get away from the outside world for a while. All accompanied by great beer, of course. For more information please visit The Levee Brewery & Pub website. 

 

 

Reece Winery Grand Opening

Crafting wine started off as a hobby in 2011 to be able to surprise my husband as a anniversary gift and today it has become our family business.(ReeceWinery).”  Reece Winery is a great place in the heart of Downtown Morganton to kick back with family, friends, and locals to enjoy a glass of wine. Located in Downtown Morganton at 116 N. Sterling Street Morganton, North Carolina. For more information please call (828) 544-5390, message on their Facebook page HERE, or visit their website HERE!