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Phase II Reopening Extended: June 26th, 2020

Updated Monday, June 29th, 2020: Click here for information from the NC Department of Health and Human Services. On Friday, June 26th, at 5 p.m., Phase II Reopening was extended, and masks are mandatory throughout the state inside of businesses, and outside when you cannot maintain at least six feet of distance from others who … 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

Updated December 3, 2020 North Carolina remains in a Phase III Reopening with some modified measures. Groups of no more than ten people can gather together inside, and no more than 25 people together outside. Masks must be worn inside and out when interacting with anyone who does not live in your household, and the … 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 US Small Business Administration – PPP 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 … 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


What is Leadership Carteret?

In less than a month, the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce will conclude this year’s Leadership Carteret program. As well-known as it is, our staff constantly fields questions about it, and what the course entails. To describe it, we must first take a look at the name. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary: lead·​er·​ship | \ ˈlē-dər-ˌship  … read more