The Caldwell Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of businesses and citizens who are investing their time and money in a community development program, working together to improve the economic, civic and cultural well-being of the area. The Chamber is a not for profit business organization representing over 350 members.
The Chamber of Commerce is led by its members. They elect a Board of Directors who determine policies and set goals. The Board consists of 15 elected members and members of the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is composed of Division Vice Presidents who are appointed to head up the seven Divisions that carryout the Chamber’s annual program of work. The Chairman of the Board presides over all board meetings. The management and day-to-day operations of the Chamber are handled by the President/CEO and staff.
The Chamber serves as the destination marketing organization, promoting the assets of the County. The Chamber manages tourism related advertising and internet marketing and operates a Visitor Information Center in Lenoir. The visitor center is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm.
The Chamber also manages the day-to-day operation of the Wilson Creek Visitor Center through a management arrangement with Caldwell County. This facility is located in a very rural area of the Pisgah National Forest on Wilson Creek, a designated “wild and scenic river”. The center is open seven days per week from 10am until 4pm April 1 through November 30. Throughout the remaining four months it is open on weekends.
Annually the Caldwell County Visitor Information Center welcomes approximately 3,500 walk-in visitors and Wilson Creek Visitor Center approximately 10,000 visitors.
Any business or citizen who is interested in helping develop the area is eligible to be a member of the Chamber of Commerce. A membership investment in your Chamber will vary depending on the size and type of your firm. Investments are paid in advance on an annual basis and may be tax deductible as a business expense.