News: November 2015

Chamber welcomes new members with reception

About 75 people attended the New Members Reception at Chamber headquarters November 17, hosted by the Board of Directors. New members and their guests were welcomed by Chamber Chair Kerry Youngblood, President of Carteret Community College.  He thanked them for their investment in the Chamber and emphasized that the Chamber of Commerce is all about … read more

MAC honors Marine and Coast Guard Service Persons

The Military Affairs Committee of the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce paid tribute to an outstanding young Marine and a Coast Guardsman November 13 at the John C. Beitz Service Person of the Quarter Luncheon.  The ceremony took place at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City with the meal catered by Fat Fellas … read more

‘Shop Carteret First’…before Thanksgiving!

  Pssst.  You don’t have to wait until Black Friday or Small Business Saturday (after Thanksgiving) to start your Christmas season shopping.  The weather should be perfect this weekend to “Shop Carteret First.”     “Shop Carteret First” is our battle cry.  Do your business with local stores…and keep that money recirculating in our communities … read more

Carteret Health Care wants BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina to come to negotiating table

Carteret Health Care (CHC) is being unfairly battered by accusations from BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina, related to the hospital’s contractual agreement with the state’s largest insurer, said CHC President Dick Brvenik. Brvenik told the hospital’s “side of the story” Wednesday during the Chamber’s Legislative Luncheon gathering. (One of the Chamber’s top Legislative Agenda priorities … read more