New director excited to work with Chamber

By Kaitlin Norris - Contributing columnist

This past Monday I started my New Year off as the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Director. What a wonderful and blessed way to start off 2016! I am a Sampson County native, and I am so excited to come back to this wonderful community that I call home. Reflecting on the last couple of months in my life, I have experienced a great deal of change. From getting engaged, to graduating college, and being named Executive Director of the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of commerce, I cannot express my abundance of joy enough. I am certain that my education and work experience, especially my internship at the Garner Chamber of Commerce, has prepared me to fulfill this role to the best of my ability.

I would like to say thank you to the community for coming by to visit, send emails, and calling me to congratulate me on this new and exciting journey that I am taking with you all. I have already felt so welcomed and reconnected with this place I call home. Just within this past week I can already see that this business community works together to help each other grow and that is something to be treasured about this town. I look forward to continue giving businesses the opportunity to network and support one another with events that are set in place and hopefully expanding to new opportunities.

Sending a big Chamber congratulation to our Member of the Week, North Carolina Marble and Grant. This was my first event as Executive Director and I truly enjoyed listening to Quincy Edgerton explain the history of this five generation family engaged business. The Chamber would love to have everyone come out Monday mornings at 10:30 to help us celebrate and highlight our Member of the Week. This is a great opportunity to get to know your fellow Chamber members and to make some connections with the business community.

I would like to also give a big thank you to the Board, our Ambassadors, Laura Deans, and Janna Bass for helping me with this transition. They have all worked so hard to make this transition easier for me and to keep the Chamber running for the last month. I truly appreciate it more than you will ever know.

I strongly encourage all businesses in the Sampson County Area to get involved with the Chamber and with the community. We offer a stress free environment to be able to connect with fellow businessmen and women and we would really like to help you grow your business. I would love to sit down and talk with you regarding questions or needs. I look forward to helping each other grow in the coming months.

For more information about the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce, visit or call 910-592-6177.

Kaitlin Norris is the executive director for the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce.

By Kaitlin Norris

Contributing columnist

Kaitlin Norris is the executive director for the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce.

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