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Reduced staff now working in office – May 26th, 2020 letter

A Message from the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce Dear Chamber of Commerce Members and Friends: As you know, on Friday, May 22, North Carolina’s Phase 2 reopening took effect. A complete overview and guidelines are on the Chamber of Commerce’s website at www.nccoastchamber.com. We applaud the governor for allowing more businesses to reopen just … read more


Modified Phase II Reopening – Friday, May 22nd, at 5 p.m.

The following information is from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services regarding the Modified Phase II Reopening that starts at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 22nd. Under this new phase, some of the conditions include only up to 50 percent dine-in capacity at restaurants, while bars are unable to open yet. Phase 2-Easing … read more


COVID-19 Update: May 8th, 2020

A letter to our members: From the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce Good news tempered with good sense.          On May 5th, Governor Cooper modified North Carolina’s Stay At Home Executive Order, which began to transition the state to Phase 1 of slowly easing COVID-19 restrictions. Executive Order 138 starts on Friday, May 8 at … read more


Phase 1 Reopening – From NCDHHS

The following excerpt and information is from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released on Tuesday, May 5th, 2020. North Carolina is moving toward a Phase 1 Reopening starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 8th. We are moving to Phase 1! On May 5th, Governor Cooper modified North Carolina’s Stay At … read more


Town, County and State COVID-19 Responses

The Phase II plan to reopen North Carolina began at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 22nd, 2020. We encourage you to continue referring to the state, county, and local municipal websites to see if rules vary between different locations. Governor Roy Cooper has reminded residents that if their town has more rigid rules, those supersede … read more


COVID-19 Message – April 6, 2020

Dear Chamber Members and Friends: We are still in the midst of one of the most serious events in our generation. Please practice social distancing, purchase take-out food from our local restaurants, buy gift cards from shops to use later or shop with our businesses that are operating online. When you have a chance, thank … read more


Small business resources related to COVID-19 hardships

Please click on the below links to learn more about resources for small businesses during this time. Payroll Protection Program FAQ’s to NC’s Stay at Home Order FEMA  COVID-19 NC Unemployment Insurance Information COVID-19 NC Unemployment Insurance-Before You Apply NCEM Public Assistance Applicant Briefing Schedule Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act MS&RP Small … read more


COVID-19 Message: March 30th, 2020

A Message From Our President: Dear Chamber Members and Friends: As I’m sure you already know, the Governor has issued a Stay at Home order for the next 30 days to try to stem the spread of the Covid-19 virus. The public beach accesses and playgrounds throughout the county are closed, and all short-term rentals … read more


COVID-19 Response from the Chamber – March 23, 2020

A Message From Our President Dear Chamber Members and Friends: We are living through an unprecedented time. I’d be irresponsible if I minimized the seriousness of this situation to our community, state, and nation. As you know, the County has declared a state of emergency and is discouraging travel into our area. All of the … read more


COVID-19 Response from the Chamber of Commerce

A Message From Our President Dear Chamber Members and Friends: The Carteret County Chamber of Commerce is currently staffed and working for you.  We will do our best to be a relevant source of information in the coming weeks. We will give you the latest and most pertinent information needed by our Chamber businesses, such as … read more