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Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (CACCE) Names 2014 Carolinas Accredited Chambers


Greenville, SC – The Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (CACCE) recognized the 2014 recipients of the Carolinas Accredited Chamber designation at their Annual Management Conference in Greenville, SC on October 30, 2014. Eight chambers of commerce were honored as the recipients of this prestigious designation for 2014:


  1. Asheville Area Chamber
  2. Fayetteville Regional Chamber
  3. Greater Lexington Chamber
  4. Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber
  5. Greenwood Chamber
  6. Outer Banks Chamber
  7. Richmond County Chamber
  8. Wilkes Chamber&nbsp                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The CACCE Carolinas Accredited Chamber program sets standards of excellence for chambers in North and South Carolina. It recognizes chambers that have met those standards while offering guidelines for others to improve their effectiveness. The program follows the U.S. Chamber model, and it shows that a chamber has gone through a detailed analysis of what and where they are as an organization. This group joins nine chambers that were recognized last year, bringing the total number of Carolinas Accredited Chambers to 17.   CACCE is the professional development organization dedicated to improving the educational opportunities for chamber of commerce executives and staff members in North and South Carolina. CACCE equips chamber of commerce professionals with leadership skills and tools to build innovative chambers. The organization was formed in 1994 when the North and South Carolina state chamber associations merged. For more information on CACCE, or any of CACCE’s conferences or programs, contact Tiffany Fulmer Ott at 404.312.0524.   Photo Caption: Grier Blackwelder (Greater Sumter Chamber), Nirin Gierbolini (Fayetteville Regional Chamber), Emily Tucker (Richmond County Chamber), Linda Parsons (Wilkes Chamber), Karen Brown (Outer Banks Chamber), Angelle LaBorde (Greenwood Chamber), and Toby Weas (Asheville Area Chamber) receive their Carolinas Accredited Chamber plaques. 




Chambers Announces Leadership OBX Charter Class


The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Charter Class of Leadership OBX.  The Leadership OBX program is sponsored by the Outer Banks Community Foundation, the Outer Banks Hospital, and the Create the Future Initiative (CFI). 


Selected to participate in this year’s program are:


Matt Austin, Towne Bank

Patricia Broom, Phoenix Restoration

Carol Ann Brown, PNC Bank

Jim Brown, individual member

Karen Brown, Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce

Michelle Brown, Wells Fargo Bank

Dick Campbell, DWM Advisors

Jackie Chunn, Southern Insurance

Melanie Corprew, Dare County Department of Health & Human Services

David Daniels, Dare County Regional Airport

Talmage Davis, Outer Banks Beach Rentals & Sales

Carole Emerson, Children at Play

Susan Flythe, Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative

John Garner, First South Bank

Terry Gore, Sun Realty

Teri Hannell, Malvin Riggins

Ryan Henderson, Outer Banks YMCA

Sherri May, Workforce and Continuing Education at COA

Lynne Miles, Vidant Medical Group

Amy Montgomery, Outer Banks Hospital

Claudia Neal, Mano al Hermano

Lilliana Noble, Mano al Hermano

Mike Remige, Jennette’s Pier

Brandi Rheubottom, Dare County Older Adult Services

Amanda Hooper Walters, Small Business Counseling/Tax Preparation

Larry Warner, North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island

Ray Meiggs, Whalehead at Historic Corolla (scholarship request)


Through the generosity of our sponsors several scholarships were awarded.  The Outer Banks Community Foundation presented two non-profit scholarships to Claudia Neal (Mano al Hermano) and Carole Dawn Emerson (Children at Play Museum); The Outer Banks Hospital and CFI presented scholarships to Dick Campbell (DWM Advisors), Talmage Davis (Outer Banks Beach Rentals & Sales), Ryan Henderson (Outer Banks Family YMCA), Sherri May (Workforce Development & Continuing Education at COA), and Ray Meiggs (Whalehead at Historic Corolla).

Leadership OBX provides leadership minded individuals with the opportunity to: experience the community from public, business and individual perspectives, develop interest in the future of the Outer Banks region, create an environment to inspire community leadership, broaden community viewpoints, builds leadership skills, builds working relationships among class members, provides for personal growth and development, establishing a sense of community and enthusiastic leadership are cornerstones of the program.

Goal Statement for the Program is “To Enlighten, Educate and Engage future and current leaders of the Outer Banks Community.”   Those interested in additional information can contact Karen Brown at (252)441-8144. 


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