The term “Chamber of Commerce” dates back more than 400 years. A chamber of commerce is a local network of businesses, governed by a board of directors and run by professional staff, who work to serve and advance business interests. Chambers strive to increase wealth and prosperity within their communities by facilitating the growth of existing businesses and fostering the development of new ones. Like professional and trade associations, chambers of commerce are not-for-profit, tax-exempt organizations as outlined in section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The Burke County Chamber of Commerce has been a trusted resource for local, regional and national businesses and their employees since 1945. We are an independent organization governed exclusively by our local board of directors and not a construct of a national or state organization. Members rely on our full calendar of networking and learning opportunities as well as our assistance in navigating complex issues facing the business community. The Burke County Chamber of Commerce works every day to build a stronger community for businesses and for residents.
“Growing Business. Building Community.”
This message reflects the chamber’s multiple roles:
- To help Burke County businesses succeed in the competitive 21st century marketplace
- To promote free enterprise and the entrepreneurial spirit in Burke County
- To support and create partnerships that make Burke County a leading community to live, learn, work, visit and do business
“To become the premier partner, advocate, voice and resource for Burke County businesses.”
In 2019, the Board of Directors approved a 2 year strategic plan that will guide the efforts of the Burke County Chamber of Commerce through 2020.
This plan centers around four strategic priorities that include:
- Membership Development
- Chamber Operations
- Governmental Affairs
- Marketing & Communications
Contact us today!
It is easy to get in touch with the Burke County Chamber of Commerce. Our staff members are here to help you find the information you need and the answers you are searching for. Contact us today and let us know how we can assist you.
Street & Mailing Address:
110 East Meeting Street
Morganton, NC 28655
CLICK HERE to be directed to the Burke County Chamber of Commerce staff directory