News Room

Fort Macon State Park

Checking in on our New Year’s Resolution: We’re going to Fort Macon State Park This year, we resolved to act like a tourist in our own backyard.  It’s fun to get out and about to explore Carteret County and all the culture and heritage that abounds along the Crystal Coast.  Next stop on our magical … read more

Carteret County milestone: We’re a ‘Coast Guard Community’

    Coast Guard Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. John M. Mabus of Elizabeth City set the tone in delivering his invocation.  Here are excerpts of his remarks: “Thank you for this beautiful day and this beautiful location to celebrate and honor the rich Coast Guard heritage here in Carteret County.  This history is full of Coast Guard innovation, commitment to excellence … read more

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

Sun shines on MAC’s ‘Down East Military Fun Day’

The Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee presented its annual “Down East Military Fun Day” October 9 under sunny weather on Harkers Island and at Cape Lookout National  Seashore. “By all accounts it was a very successful event,” said MAC Chair David Heath of the Town of Newport.  “Our objective is always to show our military friends … read more

Message from the President

Chamber Board opposes exploration for oil & gas and seismic blasting The Board of Directors of the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce voted September 5 to formally oppose the exploration and drilling for oil and natural gas in the Atlantic Ocean off of the North Carolina coast. Although the Chamber Board advocates residential, business and commercial … read more

Chamber presents Skilled Trades Professional Awards

Each year since 2005, the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce has saluted men and women in the county who “work with their hands and their heads” to make things better. They are the “Skilled Trades Professionals of the Year.” The 2015 award winners are Sherman Walton of Carteret Health Care in Morehead City and Mary … read more

Nominations invited for major awards

The Chamber is now accepting nominations for two of its major awards – the Arnold Murray Small Business Person of the Year Award and for the Joan Huss Pulley Award for Public Service. Separate nomination forms are required and are now available with an easy download – The Arnold Murray Small Business Person of Year … read more