Carteret County Chamber of Commerce Presents State of the Community Breakfast Featuring Prominent Panelists

The Carteret County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the upcoming State of the Community Breakfast, scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 24, from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. The event will be hosted at the Carteret Community College Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center, proudly presented by Duke Energy and Rogers and Company CPAs, PA.

This highly-anticipated gathering will provide a unique opportunity for the community to gain insights into the latest developments within the area, as officials from various organizations share their perspectives on the region’s ongoing initiatives and future prospects.

Distinguished panelists who are scheduled to attend and share their expertise include:

  • Col. Brenden C. Burks, Commanding Officer aboard MCAS Cherry Point
  • Chip Killmeier, Port Manager at the NC Port Authority
  • Jim Browder, Executive Director of the Crystal Coast Tourism Development Authority
  • Kyle Marek, CEO and President of Carteret Health Care
  • Mark Meno, Executive Director, Fleet Readiness Center East
  • Richie Paylor, Superintendent of the Carteret County Public School System
  • Tommy Burns, Carteret County Manager
  • Tracy Mancini, President of the Carteret Community College

The event will feature a dynamic format where questions will be presented by a skilled moderator, including questions from the audience. As the region experiences a period of unprecedented growth, it also faces unique challenges and opportunities. The State of the Community Breakfast is the perfect opportunity to gain direct insights from individuals who play a pivotal role in shaping our community’s future.

In addition to the generous sponsorship of Duke Energy and Rogers and Company CPAs, PA, this event is brought to you by the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce Public and Legislative Affairs Committee, who have worked diligently to make this event a reality.

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: Carteret Community College Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center
Tickets: $20 per person for Chamber of Commerce members, $25 per person for non-members

Tickets can be purchased until October 20 on the Chamber’s website at

Tickets are limited. The event will be live streamed to the Chamber’s YouTube channel: @nccoastchamber.

About the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce:

The Carteret County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to fostering economic growth and development in the Carteret County area. With a commitment to the local business community, the Chamber hosts informational and educational events and provides networking opportunities, support, and resources to enhance economic growth and the overall quality of life in the region.

The Carteret Chamber is an independent, nonprofit organization that is 100% funded by its membership and fundraising efforts. The Chamber is not affiliated with any governmental or political entity and does not endorse political candidates.

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