GC Chamber of Commerce publishes Resource Guide

Published 4:58 pm Tuesday, May 9, 2023

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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:

A&W Outback

Jubilant Fields

The Barn on Acorn Hill

Lawrence Lane House

Little House on park Avenue

The Teacherage

The Creek House

Pipkin 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)

Julia’s Subs

Corapeake Country

China King

Tar Heel BBQ


Benbridge Insurance Agency

Kellogg Morgan Agency

Lee Insurance Agency

NC Farm Bureau Insurance

Brinkley’s Hardware

Red Barn Farms

TW’s Outdoor and Hardware

G.P. Kittrell & Son

Gates County SECU

Southern Bank

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.

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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