Military Affairs Committee

MAC honors and supports service men and women


The Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee (MAC) is committed to strengthening relationships between the local business community and military personnel and their families – partnerships that are mutually beneficial.

“Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point and Fleet Readiness Center East have an enormous economic impact on our local economy,” says MAC Chair Lori Tulloch, of Intercoastal Mortgage, LLC. “The Marine Corps estimates that Cherry Point brings over $2.2 billion a year into the region.”

The Cherry Point facilities combine to rank as the area’s major employer, providing thousands of jobs to Carteret County residents. Carteret County also is home to Coast Guard Sector Field Office Fort Macon and Station Emerald Isle.

“The MAC specializes in showing our active duty and retired military families how much we appreciate having them as our neighbors,” Tulloch said.

MAC programming includes:

  • John C. Beitz Service Person of the Quarter Awards
  • Annual Military Family Fishing Fun Day
  • Annual Military Fun Day at the Cape
  • Annual Cookies for the Troops holiday cookie drive

The MAC’s annual program of work is supported by Chamber members who make financial contributions to the MAC as Star Sponsors. To inquire, contact Taylor McCune, Manager, Marketing and Program Development, at or 252-726-6350.


The MAC meets at 8:30 am on the first Friday of the month at the Chamber office. MAC members are instrumental in helping us serve current and former service members and their families and foster relations between the community and our military bases.

Volunteering & Sponsorships

The MAC offers several ways for community members and local businesses to give back to the military community. Members help steer the MAC’s fundraising and outreach strategy, volunteer at events, solicit community support, and become sponsors themselves. Find out more about how you can help!

Our 2023 MAC Star Sponsors Make This Year’s Programs Possible

Five Stars 

Big Rock Sports / Calcutta Outdoors

Rotary Club of Morehead City – Lookout

Four Stars

Amos Mosquito’s Restaurant & Bar

Bluewater Real Estate – Darcy Wine

Duke Energy

Frank Door Company

Three Stars

Black&Tanne Realty Group 

Carteret-Craven Electric Co-operative

SoundSide Restaurant

WoodmenLife Chapter #1513

Two Stars

Re/MAX Ocean Properties

One Star

Debbie Fisher – Mary Kay

Gladys & Ed Suessle

The Lori Tulloch Group at Intercoastal Mortgage, LLC

Michael and Esther Falcetta

Victor Heinrich