GC Chamber of Commerce publishes Resource Guide
Published 4:58 pm Tuesday, May 9, 2023
The Gates County Chamber of Commerce has published a magazine as the organization continues its effort to promote existing businesses as well as to attract new ones and expand tourism.
The “Welcome – Resource Guide to Gates County” was printed last month and Chamber officials are currently engaged in the distribution process.
The 28-page publication serves as a local business directory as well as listing county resources. It also features articles on some of the unique attractions in Gates County.
“When we started work on this project in 2020, our goal was to produce a publication that would encourage people to think local when they shop for goods and services and to highlight the businesses in Gates County,” said Ed Morgan who serves as President of the Gates County Chamber of Commerce. “The original concept was expanded to be a resource guide for people outside of our area who may not be familiar with Gates County. We’re excited about the end product.”
Chamber officials collectively stressed that this publication will have a ripple effect for local businesses and the county in general.
“Our Chamber Board selected members to serve on a committee to develop a magazine that would be easy to search for information and to provide direct contact to our Chamber, our members, as well as Gates County local government offices,” stated Ray Freeman, Chairman of the Chamber’s Board of Directors. “Our committee designed the magazine to inspire and complimented it with beautiful photographs of our county. The magazine is both professional and welcoming. It serves as a resource guide for visitors to our county and to those thinking about opening a business here.”
Additionally, the Chamber is working with the newly formed Gates County Tourism Committee, stressing that the Resource Guide will be an asset to promoting tourism.
The publication will be distributed to many visitor centers and museums throughout North Carolina and some in southeastern Virginia counties.
Copies are also inserted inside today’s edition of the Gates County Index.
Distribution sites include the following:
Merchants Millpond State Park
Gates County Public Library
Gates County Manager’s Office
Gates County Cooperative Extension Services
Gates County Health Department
Gates County Board of Education
Gates County Post Offices
Reids Grove Rosenwald School
The following Gates County businesses will also have copies of the Resource Guide on a limited basis:
The Barn on Acorn Hill
Lawrence Lane House
Little House on park Avenue
The Creek House
Bennett’s Creek Guest House
Dome Sweet Dome
Gilbert Jenkins Realty
Brian Silvers,Weichart Realtors
Tammy Matthews Real Estate (brokered by Swell Real Estate)
Tar Heel BBQ
Benbridge Insurance Agency
Kellogg Morgan Agency
Lee Insurance Agency
NC Farm Bureau Insurance
Red Barn Farms
TW’s Outdoor and Hardware
G.P. Kittrell & Son
Gates County SECU
Bagley’s Preventive Maintenance
Casper’s Sales and Service
Corapeake Collision Center
Studio 32 Gift Shop
Sunbury Boutique and Treasures
Community of Hope Funeral Service
Dennis J. Stallings Memorial Funeral Home
Hunter’s Funeral Home
Miller Funeral Home
Marsha’s House of Flowers
The Petaler Florist and Gifts
The Plant Park
Other locations include Chowan University, Elizabeth City State University, College of the Albemarle, and Roanoke-Chowan Community College.
Please note the following corrections within the publication:
Under Accommodations, The Teacherage, 252-455-9077 and they are Chamber members;
The Gates County Library was started in the 1940’s, not in the 1040’s.