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Havelock Chamber of Commerce E-Connections February 7, 2014 Seeking Nominations for Standing Ovation Award

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Have you ever received a standing ovation? If you have, you know how it makes you feel - energized! Standing ovations show that others recognize the good work you have done. BB&T is sponsoring the Standing Ovation Award for businesses in the Havelock Chamber of Commerce. This will be a traveling award to a different business each month to recognize outstanding customer service, community participation, and business practices. The Havelock Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Committee will select an awardee each month from the nominations received. The next meeting of the Ambassadors is February 18. The winner will be announced with a week of the meeting. If you would like to submit a nomination, please send a brief write up explaining why you think your nomination should receive the Standing Ovation Award to Stephanie@havelockchamber.org .

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Dates to Remember

SAVE THE DATE FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS Lunch 'n Learn Series at NOON, cost is $10 per person, includes lunch and refreshments in the conference room of the Havelock Tourist & Event Center:

Wednesday, February 19 - Craven County Economic Development presented by Timothy Downs

Wednesday, March 19 - Getting the Most from Your IPad presented by Susan Braaten

February 7, Ducks Unlimited Annual Banquet

February 11, Havelock Chili Festival Committee Meeting, Havelock Tourist & Event Center Conference Center, 5:30 pm

February 18, Havelock Chamber Ambassador's Meeting, Havelock Tourist & Event Center, 8:00 am

February 19, Lunch 'n Learn featuring


Business Before Hours:

Craven County Economic Development Director, Timothy Downs, Havelock Tourist & Event Center, NOON

Rescheduled due to severe winter weather to Tuesday, February 25, learn more about Craven County Schools, presented by Gurganus Elementary. Business Before Hours will begin at 8:30 am.

February 20, Joint Business After Hours with New Bern, Havelock, Pamlico County and Carteret County Chamber of Commerces, Trent Cadillac Buick GMC, 5:30 pm

Tuesday, April 22, Identity Theft presented by Navy Federal Credit Union February 24, MAC Executive Committee Meeting, 1:00 pm

Business After Hours begins at 5:30 pm:

Thursday, February 20 joint After Hours with New Bern, Havelock and Pamlico County Chambers of Commerce hosted by Trent Buick/GMC/Cadillac

Thursday, March 13 hosted by Keller Williams and Edward Jones

February 25, Business BEFORE Hours, W.J. Gurganus Elementary School, 8:30 am

February 26, Havelock Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Meeting, Havelock Tourist & Event Center Conference Room, 7:30 am

Thursday, April 10 hosted by Nationwide - Amato Insurance Group Did you know? Thursday, May 15 hosted by Atlantic Marine Corps Communities

The Havelock Chamber of Commerce offers FREE Notary services to all Chamber Members. Please contact Maria or Sue at (252) 447-1101 to arrange to have your items notarized. Chamber Members are free, everyone else is $5.

The Havelock Chamber collects used printer ink cartridges. We are able to recycle and collect a little extra money to help provide better services. If you have used printer ink cartridges, let us know, we will pick them up!

Member to Member Double J's Texas BBQ is now delivering. Contact (252) 652-6063 to place your order. Menu is now available online at


www.jjtexasbbq.com .

John Malloy, your local Avon Representative has 104 ways to use Skin so Soft, call (252) 444-3662 or (252) 646-6508 to find out. Visit www.youravon.com/ladymalloy58

Office Fusion Solutions is offering Havelock Chamber members one free hour of service with every new contract signed. Office Fusion Solutions add value to your business one step at a time by offering Accounting, Payroll, Taxes, Administrative, Bookkeeping, Homeowner's Association, Professional Organizing, Spanish Translation and Commercial Cleaning services. OFS is bonded and everything is confidential. Visit www.officefusionsolutions.com for more information or call (252) 247-9548.

Coastal Carolina Orthodontics has been providing superior care for children and adults in the Havelock area for over 30 years. We offer FREE consultations for all of our patients. Please call (252) 4471181 or visit www.smilemakersnc.com to schedule your initial appointment.

Mike Toler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is offering a $19.95 oil change to Havelock Chamber members. Where else can you get an oil change for $19.95 + tax with Factory trained technicians and Factory parts? Nowhere. Contact our service department to make an appointment at (252) 247-2003. Up to 5 qts only. Add'l charges may be applied to HEMI and fluid disposal. Offered on 1995 to current year regardless of mileage. Excluding: Crossfire, Viper, Prowler, Diesels, SRT10 and other vehicles that require synthetic or semi synthetic oils.

Boulia Construction & Restoration, One Call Does It All. BCR will credit $100 towards deductible on insurance repair for Havelock Chamber members. Call (252) 223-2122.

Freedom Ford is offering $100 for referrals. make sure to send your friends to Freedom Ford.

Rose Brothers Furniture - Discount to Chamber Members and their families. Ask about Chamber Dollars.

Furniture Distributors offers Employee Pricing. Furniture Distributors is your source for all of your furniture needs. Contact Customer Service at (252) 444-


6960 for more information.

Statistics December, 2013 www.havelockchamber.org had 260 visits and the Havelock Chamber assisted with 3,334 visitors.

January, 2013, www.havelockchamber.org had 262 visits, the Havelock Chamber assisted with 2,228 visitors, 309 directories were distributed.

VOTE NOW!!! Havelock High Schools Future Business Leaders of America have entered a state wide competition, the institute for emerging issues hosted by NC State. This years criteria was to create a process, environment, or tool for the K-12 classroom to increase student engagement. Havelock High Schools FBLA club created the computer program, app, and handheld device "Handy Educational Learning Program" or "HELP". Voting ends on February 10, 2014 and the winners will be announced that same day. Check out the video and learn more about it by clicking here.

Craven Community College Small Business Center The objective of the Small Business Center is to increase the success rate and the number of viable small businesses in Craven County. Entrepreneurship Academy - it's FREE! Feb 11 - How to Finance a Business, 6-9 pm. Feb 13 - Cash Flow/Break Even Analysis, 6-9 pm Feb 18 - Hiring the Right Employees, 6-9 pm Feb 20 - Legal Considerations for Small Business, 6-9 pm Feb 25 - The Reality of Owning a Small Business, 6-9 pm Feb 27 - Taxes and Recordkeeping, 6-9 pm Contact the Small Business Center at (252) 638-1191 to register and for more information. The Small Business Center provides FREE Confidential counseling services for individuals wishing to start a business. It also provides counseling for small business owners who need some type of assistance.


Looking for a few good members! We are looking for a few good members! Can you make the cut? The Havelock Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to be a part of our new committee - Chamber Ambassadors! Being a Chamber Ambassador puts you and your business in the spotlight! The Chamber Ambassadors serve as liaisons between Chamber Members and staff. Many Ambassadors find their participation in this group to be an invaluable tool for making contacts throughout the business community. Ambassadors enjoy the rewards of making new contacts, strengthening relationships and accessing a wealth of information and resources. Their primary responsibilities are to help in the retention of members, the recruitment of new members and to assist at events. Their purpose is to serve as the public relations arm of the Chamber of Commerce. Ambassadors are responsible for calling and contacting Chamber member companies for customer service purposes such as: membership satisfaction, promoting involvement, and updating and delivering Chamber information. The Ambassadors create a positive image of the Chamber by attending networking events. Members of the group circulate, greet and welcome new chamber members; make introductions and invite participation wherever they go. Ribbon Cuttings and Grand Openings take on a more festive air when the ambassadors arrive. This dedicated group of volunteers works hard to promote the Chamber and to welcome and nurture members. Being active in the Ambassador program provides a unique opportunity to build relationships with business associates members may not otherwise have the opportunity to meet. Our next Ambassador Meeting will be Tuesday, February 18 at 8:00 am in the Conference Room of the Havelock Tourist & Event Center.

Member News The 6th Annual St. Jude Race will be held on Saturday, April 19 and will consist of a 1 mile walk / run, 5k walk / run or a 10k run. Check in is at 8:00 am and the race begins at 9:00 am - Rain or Shine at Walter B Jones Park. $25 early registration fee, please visit www.stjude.org/havelockfunrun for more information. The Havelock Library will sponsor a "Let's Talk About It" Series beginning in February. The theme is: Not for Children Only and features many titles you will know such as Charlotte's Web, Little Women, Classic Fairy Tales, and more. Register at the library and pick up a bookmark with all the dates and titles. There is no cost for this program. First meeting to talk about the series is Feb 13. Books are available at the library. Also, the January and February meetings for Friends of the Library will be moved to the Jan. 22 and Feb. 26 at 9:30 am. Soo's Chocolate is offering a Happy Hearts pin with every order over $15. Pins are Made In America and the style will change with each season. Contact Sophia Edgett at (252) 876-SOOS (7667) or visit www.facebook.com/Soo.Chocolate.Bakery for more information.


CravenCountyWebsites.com is offering a 25% discount on 2 of their packages to the first 25 businesses to advertise, and one of those businesses will win an IPad. In addition, those businesses will be featured on our billboard during the next billing cycle of 02/28-03/27.For more information contact Todd Frankson at (252) 637-1999 or email ToddFrankson@CravenCountyWebsites.com . Start off the New Year with a "fresh" start and a clean house! Call Heaven Sent at (252) 571-0436 for your free estimate. Rates starting at $40...(Check out our ad in the Local Book.)


Click here for more information on Family Fun Day.


Gramercy School is holding a Golf Tournament on Friday, May2 at Brandywine Golf Club. Cost is $75 per person and includes green fee, cart, drinks on the course, snacks and awards banquet. Format is 3 person Super Ball. Check In at Noon. For more information contact: Frank Amato, (252) 447-8178 or email frank.amato@nationwide.com . The proceeds to benefit General Fund for Educational Excellence.

It has been 50 years since the "British Invasion" After Paul's song, "Penny Lane" became a Beatles hit, the street signs for the actual Penny Lane in Liverpool disappeared with such regularity (as they did on the real Abbey Road), that the town reverted to simply painting "Penny Lane" on the buildings, rather than have street signs. "Strawberry Fields" was named for a real place, Strawberry Field, a children's home run by the Salvation Army in Liverpool. Its location was near John's childhood home. The original Victorian building was too old and was demolished in the late 1960's and some land at the back was sold off to help pay for the new buildings. It's still called "strawberry Field" and the original walls and gates are there, and it's still a Salvation Army Children's Home.


Though the Beatles were still largely unknown in the US in October 1963, Ed Sullivan got his first glimpse of Beatlemania on Halloween of that year. His plane at Heathrow Airport outside London was delayed due to hordes of screaming Beatles fans welcoming the boys back from an overseas concert. When he was notified about the cause of the delay, Ed Sullivan said, "Who the hell are the Beatles?" That experience prompted him to book them on his show in 1964. On Dec 17, 1963, a disc jockey at WWDC in Washington, DC, became the first person to broadcast a Beatles record on American airwaves. James Carroll played "I Want to Hold Your Hand," which he had obtained from his stewardess girlfriend who brought the single back from Britain. Due to listener demand, it played daily, every hour. Since it hadn't been released yet in the States, Capitol initially considered court action, but instead released the record earlier than planned. Before she was Cher, singer "Bonnie Jo Mason" recorded the novelty song, "I Love You Ringo." Source: http;//www.eskimo.com/~bpentium/facts.html Please make sure to update the Havelock Chamber of Commerce with any information about your business or organization. If you are interested in joining the Havelock Chamber of Commerce, please contact us. We would love to hear from you.

Sincerely,

Stephanie Duncan The Havelock Chamber of Commerce

Don't forget the Member Get A Member Sweepstakes Earn $25 toward your membership investment renewal for every new member you refer who joins the Havelock Chamber of Commerce. How easy is that? In the meantime, please spread the word and let everyone know how much the Havelock Chamber of Commerce is doing for the business community of this area.

Reminder - your membership to the Havelock Chamber of Commerce is like a treadmill. It does not give you the results you want unless you use it!


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