Chamber honors King’s legacy during annual celebration

By: By Kaitlin Adkins - Contributing columnist

Dr. Martin Luther King once said “darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” On Monday the Chambers Multi-Cultural Business Committee held the 17th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Business Reception. With over 400 people in attendance, we had a wonderful time celebrating and remembering Dr. King and his legacy. I would like to thank the Multi-Cultural Business Committee for all of their hard work and dedication to making this event successful every year.

Join us on Monday, Jan. 23, for our Member of the Week at 10:30 a.m. This Monday we will be at Howard and Bradshaw, PLLC. Come out and congratulate them, network with other Chamber members, and enjoy Burney’s croissants. They are located at 115 East Elizabeth Street here in downtown Clinton.

Save the date for Tuesday, Feb. 21, for the Chamber’s Annual Celebration. This year we have kicked it up a little bit with a Mardi Gras theme and masks are encouraged for all members to wear. Join us at 5:30 p.m. for a cocktail hour followed by dinner at 6:30 and the awards show at 7 p.m. This will be a celebration that you do not want to miss. Contact the Chamber to reserve your seats today.

Through these networking opportunities, it gives members the chance to make the connections and create those relationships that are vital to potential future partnerships. We encourage you to get involved with the Chamber and utilize the opportunities that we provide for you. It is the fastest way to make connections in Sampson County and we thoroughly enjoy seeing partnerships unfold at our networking events.

If you would like for the Chamber to work for you or if you have any questions about any of our events, please contact us at 910-592-6177 or at

By Kaitlin Adkins

Contributing columnist

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

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