Being a member of The Burke County Chamber of Commerce comes with many benefits that can boost your business. Check out what the community and our members are saying!
I called your office several weeks ago after years of searching for someone who could help us with organizing and downsizing for my dear family member. It is important to me to share with you and others, what a valuable asset Brandi Silver, Owner, Nook and Cranny has been. I searched and prayed for years to find someone to help guide our dear family member to bring order and loveliness to her home once again. The reason for the wait was clear. Unknowingly the answer would be Brandi, and we needed to wait until she started her business, chosen for such a time as this. She has helped our family member in far more ways than just trying to bring order and organization. Her skill and expertise brings peace to a home. Brandi brings encouragement, joy, friendship, and other endearing qualities that are difficult to find when you feel discouraged.
As we age, many times we bring along material possessions that brought happy memories, or we don’t want to just throw things away, because it may bless others. Those “things” we accumulate seem to be a way to relationship building, in our minds. We dream about the joy that particular item may bring to someone we have saved it for. Some” things” seem to accumulate in our lives and how many people would love to have someone help put order to areas that bring stress? None of us are gifted the same. We need each other. Brandi gives guidance and homework. She works along beside you. She helps downsize when it seems hard to do on our own. She does not condemn or judge. She simply uses her gifts and tallents to help others. She does it with the right heart. But she is also professional in her approach. She has a plan and helps you stick to it. She shares the progress and the goals. She certainly goes above and beyond in excellence. Our only regret is that we don’t have her in the city where I live! Brandi is exceptional and we are very grateful for the connection that you helped us make.
“We really appreciate everything you have done for the county through this horrible year. You guys and the Western Piedmont small business center have truly saved a lot of businesses” Tamika Garrison, Tex’s Fish Camp & Family Dining
“Starting a small business can be daunting and down right intimidating. Entering The Burke County Chamber of Commerce, they have assisted in even the small details when I was in need of help and continue to be a positive source for helping my business stand out. I am so proud to be a part of this chamber and can’t say enough wonderful things about the staff. Thank you!!!” ~ Samantha Reid, The Belle at Avery
“Just wanted you to know that I have been subscribed to your Facebook page about Burke County Business, and especially the one that highlights Take Out, Delivery, and Dine-In options in our area. I think this is a really great idea! You have highlighted a way to help our businesses to keep their doors open, while also improving the value proposition of membership in your organization. Keep it up! I’m a big fan.” ~ Rick Furse, Western Piedmont Community College
“The Burke County Chamber is a tremendous resource for the Valdese business community. From networking to business promotion we all benefit from helping and supporting one another. I truly appreciate the relationship the Town of Valdese has with our local Chamber and I strongly recommend all new businesses join this wonderful organization.” ~ Morrissa Angi, Town of Valdese Community Affairs & Tourism Director
“Thank you for all your hard work at the Chamber! I am thankful for all the help that you have been to me and my businesses during this time! From promoting our business online and social media, to supporting us with your business in the shops, we have been encouraged by your help and are very thankful that we signed up as Chamber members!” ~ Rick & Donna Reid, Mega Bite Baits and Vine & Prosperity Mercantile
“You all have worked so very hard helping all of the business owners with any needs we’ve had during this virus. I for one greatly appreciate everything you all have done for me and my business! I don’t think it can get any better! You guys are awesome and I’m thankful to be a part!”~ Tina Byrd, Bud’s Korner Kitchen
“Great local business resources and always enlightening my news feed with great information going on in the community! ~ Michelle Settlemyre, Settlemyre Nursery
“Ya’ll are THE BEST Chamber! What an awesome job you do and you share the joy along the way. The entire team ROCKS! These ladies go the extra mile in helping us with our business needs. No matter what we need, they have a solution / connection / enthusiasm / moral support. The BEST chamber EVER!” ~ Lynn Marilla, Eagle Rock Camp: A for-purpose non-profit
“Keeps the community buzzing!” ~Wayne Giese
“Tonia, I just wanted to say thank you to you and your team at the Burke Chamber for the outstanding job and all of the diligence, support, and efforts in keeping Burke County and the communities informed especially during this pandemic crisis. You are all Rock Stars and should be very proud!” ~Janet Williams
“You guys have done a great job of getting out information to the small business community during this time of crisis! Our business owners need as much help and information as they can get and you guys are staying on top of it! Stay safe and wash your hands!” ~ Sonja Marston, City of Morganton
“THANK YOU and your team for everything you are doing to help in the community. It is noticed and very much appreciated by local groups.” ~ Danielle Stillwell, Carolina Container
“Shout out to you and the Burke County Chamber! I greatly appreciate all the informative and timely emails you’re sending. The Back to Business tool kit is an awesome resource. They are all so helpful! I’m using the one you sent recently regarding OSHA and the CDC as discussion in our weekly Zoom call today.” ~ Marla Black, Habitat for Humanity of Burke County
“The Chamber of Commerce ‘bout near saved my business.” ~ Mike Samolinkski, Boulevard Barbecue
“ALL OF YOU AT THE CHAMBER ARE AMAZING & I PERSONALLY AM SO GRATEFUL FOR EVERYTHING YOU ALL HAVE DONE TO HELP THE SMALL BUSINESS & EVERYONE ELSE DURING THIS PANDEMIC & BEFORE YOU ALL ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED ALTHOUGH YOU ALL MAY NOT BE TOLD ENOUGH! THANK YOU ALL!” ~ Jessica Mayfield Hensley, Jessica’s Mediterranean & American Eatery
“Burke Co has the BEST Chamber of Commerce in NC❤️ Thanks for everything you all do to take care of Burke’s businesses🥰” ~ Donna Smithson Adams, Small & Martin Orthodontics
“Thank you so much for providing the terrific course on “How to Manage Problem Employees.” It was a jam-packed class with lots of great insights. I appreciate you and the Chamber for offering this training.” ~ Browning Rochefort, Burke County Literacy Council
“You all are doing a tremendous job during the COVID.” ~ Kelly Messenheimer, Bowers Insurance Agency
“Sending out the email blasts has been a huge help. We are getting orders from people because of it, I see direct results from it! When the email goes out, I will get at least 2 or 3 orders from it. I also am gaining customers that may have never known about us, but get them email from you. Thank you thank you thank you… It has really helped in these uncertain times,” ~ Becca Stephens