Rich Ferretti welcomed Yatin Patel at RX Care Pharmacy into the Chamber of Commerce at the July meeting. Photo by Amanda Waters

The Chamber of Commerce met at Jimmie’s last Thursday.  Rich Ferretti welcomed everyone and made some announcements.

The Mint Hill Madness committee is looking for volunteers to help with arts and crafts at the festival.  He introduced the board of directors and the new ambassadors.

“Your chamber is growing, and I just think that’s a wonderful thing,” said Ferretti.

Denise Hallett announced the new member orientation will be Thursday, September 13 from 4-5:30 pm at Pine Lake Country Club.  The orientation is open to all members.

“It’s a chance for you to learn a little bit about what the chamber is doing,” said Hallett.  “In order for this to grow we’ll need your help.”

The chamber welcomed its newest member, Yatin Patel at RX Care Pharmacy.  The pharmacy is located at 11304 Hawthorne Drive Suite 120.  Patel provided an overview of services, including generic medications for $3.50, free delivery to homes in Mint Hill, and working with pharmaceutical companies to provide medications to those without insurance.

Dana Gravely announced plans for Kilahpalooza.  She asked businesses for raffle prize donations.

Nate Huggins announced Blessed Assurance won a $40,000 handicap accessible van, and he invited the chamber to a community event to be held at Scott Clark’s Toyota dealership.

“I want to thank each and every one of you,” said Huggins.

Karrie Lawrence announced the Kiwanis Club golf tournament and asked for sponsorship.

Whitleigh Cook announced the flash mob plans for Mint Hill Madness and asked for participants.  To participate in the flash mob, contact Cook at

Carolyn Mullis announced the Matthews-Mint Hill Optimist Club will meet every second and fourth Wednesday from noon to 1 pm at the Palmetto Grill.  She invited others to join.

“These wonderful service organizations make all the difference in our community,” said Mullis.

During the testimonial section of the meeting, Mike Cochran said “I have never had a bad experience with any business in mint hill.  Most of the folks who open up businesses in mint hill have pride in what they’re doing.”