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Chamber of Commerce

Cherryville Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 305
220 E. Main Street
Cherryville, NC 28021
Phone: (704) 435-3451
Fax: (704) 435-4200

President Richard Randall

President
Richard Randall
Email: rrandall@cityofcherryville.com

Vice President Mary Beth Tackett

Vice President
Mary Beth Tackett
Email: mbtackett@cityofcherryville.com

The Cherryville Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic member-based organization that is vital to the growth, development and sustainability of the Cherryville community. The Chamber unites and advocates for business and professional interests in an effort to enhance our local economy and continuously improve our community's quality of life. The Chamber draws its strength from a diverse membership which creates a pool of resources from which to draw ideas, energies, and finances. The primary functions of the Cherryville Chamber of Commerce are:

  • To assist in attracting new industry and commerce to the Cherryville area
  • To support and retain existing industry and commerce in the Cherryville area
  • To act as a resource center for dissemination of information about the City of Cherryville for prospective business interests, newcomers, visitors, and tourists
  • To create and sponsor programs and activities to promote travel and tourism in the Cherryville area
  • To serve as a liaison between the business community and the City of Cherryville regarding business and commerce issues
  • Provide business services and programs that are informational and educational
  • Encourage a curriculum of occupational training in the local public school system

The Cherryville Chamber of Commerce is governed by a twelve member Board of Directors which is elected from its active membership. For more information on Chamber activities and programs, please call (704) 435-3451.


Cherryville Economic Development Commission

The Cherryville Economic Development Commission is an organization that represents a joint effort between the City of Cherryville and the Cherryville Chamber of Commerce. The EDC is headed by an Executive Director who coordinates the economic development efforts of the City and Chamber. The primary functions of the Cherryville Economic Development Commission are:

  • To serve as the primary contact for development interests considering locating new industrial or commercial facilities in the Cherryville area
  • To work with City, County, State, and Federal officials to leverage resources to attract new industry and commerce to the Cherryville area
  • To interface with existing industry and commerce to assist in the retention and expansion of these interests in the Cherryville area
  • To work on behalf of the City to secure grants for land and infrastructure to support new development in the City
  • To facilitate the development and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy for the City

The Cherryville Economic Development Commission is jointly governed by the Cherryville City Council and the Cherryville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. For more information on Cherryville EDC activities, please contact Richard Randall or Diana Beam at the number or email addresses listed above.

For additional economic development information on the county or state level, please visit the Gaston County Economic Development Commission, the NC Department of Commerce, or ElectriCities.