On behalf of the staff and Board of Directors of the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce, welcome to the latest edition of the Chamber’s Insight Community & Business Magazine.
Thank you to all of our board members, ambassadors, and volunteers for the dedication of so much of your time and talents to ensuring the success of the Chamber.
Thank you to all of our Members. This Chamber is here to serve you with a mission to enhance the business, civic, and economic vitality of our New Bern Area community.
Our community is a treasured one – a place with unmatched natural resources, exceptional healthcare providers and a top-ranked hospital system, award-winning schools, and a thriving business community, all of which foster an environment that draws many people to visit, live, work, and retire here.
As a Member of the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce, I encourage you to take advantage of the unique opportunity we have to be part of an organization that has been a key partner in developing the rich fabric of this community for over 124 years. The Chamber offers countless opportunities for members to network, facilitate partnerships, advertise, and share your voice for the needs of your business. Please make the most of your membership.
I look forward to serving as your Chair for 2023 and wish you all much success for the coming year and beyond!
Kyle Dickerson, Chair
Sumrell Sugg, PA
New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce 2023 Board of Directors
Kyle Dickerson, Chair, Sumrell, Sugg
Jeff Medlin, Immediate Past Chair, First Citizens Bank
Ed Hughes, Incoming Chair, Individual
Dan Roberts, Treasurer, Edward Jones
Ray Staats, Craven Community College
Lindsay Sims, Mitchell Hardware
Jim Robinson, Robinson & Stith
Kevin Roberts, President & CEO, New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Term Expiring 2023
Acquire Financial Associates, LLC
Sumrell Sugg, Attorneys at Law
Blount’s Landscaping & Maintenance, LLC
New Bern Farm, Garden & Landscape
Hyundai of New Bern
Genesis of New Bern
Coastal Concierge Services
Term Expiring 2024
International Paper Company
Religious Community Services
Century 21 Zaytoun-Raines-Real Estate, Inc.
Craven County TDA
You’ve Got Maids
Term Expiring 2025
CarolinaEast Health System
Union Home Mortgage
Thompson Home Group
Bear City Impact
Voting: By Appointment
Director, Coastal Carolina Regional Airport
Director, Craven County Economic Development
Executive Director, Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corporation
New Bern Riverfront Convention Center
Dr. Wendy Miller
Superintendent, Craven County Schools
Dr. Dwight Carlblom
The Epiphany School of Global Studies
Past Chair 2014
Past Chair 2016
Past Chair 2013
City Manager, City of New Bern
MCAS Cherry Point, Community
Plans & Liaison