August Chamber Of Commerce Member Luncheon

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MINT HILL, NC – On Tuesday, August 17, the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce held its Monthly Member Luncheon at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation.

August's Monthly Member Luncheon was held at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation
August’s Monthly Member Luncheon was held at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation

August’s luncheon featured a showcase of nonprofit members.  Prior to lunch, guests had the opportunity to visit tables set up around the room and learn more about what each nonprofit organization offers to the Mint Hill community.



August’s lunch program kicked off with a welcome from Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Paige McKinney.  Vice President Rick Peniston (Peniston Deason Attorneys at Law) led the Pledge of Allegiance, and Director Phil Angelo (Leisure Travel Experts) led the group in prayer.  

Perhaps due in part to the nonprofit showcase, August’s luncheon saw a large number of first time guests and members in attendance: Victoria Singleton, a Mint Hill teacher and agent with Keller Williams; Rochelle Williams, standing in for Kim Rhodarmer from A Servant’s Heart; Chad Davis (Griffin Masonry) and Sue Todd, both representing the Mint Hill Historical Society; Madi McKinney, daughter of Paige, from SeaTrust Mortgage; Monica Hailey Sharpe, owner of Carolina Hemp Company; and Wanda McWilliams from New Beginnings Church.

Also in attendance at Tuesday’s luncheon were Mayor Brad Simmons, Town Manager Brian Welch, and all four of Mint Hill’s Commissioners: Mayor Pro Tem Dale Dalton, Chamber Liaison Mike Cochrane, Tony Long and Patrick Holton.  Mayor Simmons spoke briefly about the county-wide mask mandate expected to pass on Wednesday and the land use plan currently under development.  Mayor Simmons encouraged everyone in Mint Hill to provide their input at the public forum being held September 16 at Town Hall (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm) or online.  “Don’t wait until something happens next door to you to get involved in our zoning,” encouraged Simmons.  “Get involved now.”

The Chamber welcomed many new members, including Monica Hailey Sharpe (Carolina Hemp Company).
The Chamber welcomed many new members, including Monica Hailey Sharpe (Carolina Hemp Company).

The Chamber welcomes several new members this month: Dina Braun of Fathom Realty, Handyman Solutions, The Sunflower Club Outreach, Southern Perfection by Corey, The Hill Bar & Grill, Home Clean Heroes of South Charlotte, and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Mint Hill Branch.

The highlight of August’s luncheon program was the spotlight it placed on Mint Hill’s nonprofit organizations. In addition to setting tables up around the room, each nonprofit gave a brief overview of their organization over lunch.  In attendance were Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care, Bright Blessings, Kiwanis Club of Mint Hill, Mending Strides Ranch, Mint Hill American Legion Post 555, Mint Hill Historical Society, Mint Hill Women’s Club, New Beginnings Community Life Center, and Servant’s Heart of Mint Hill.  New member Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Mint Hill Branch couldn’t be present but gave a video presentation.  Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more details about what each of these organizations brings to Mint Hill!

Former Police Chief Tim Ledford spoke about Mint Hill American Legion Post 555.
Former Police Chief Tim Ledford spoke about Mint Hill American Legion Post 555.

The Chamber of Commerce is still looking for help with their 9th Annual Golf Classic, which is quickly approaching on Thursday, September 9.  Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Novant Health, the Chamber Golf Classic brings local business leaders together to enjoy friendly competition on the greens.  The Chamber is still seeking foursomes to play, giveaways, and hole sponsors.  Contact the Chamber at (704) 573-8282 for more information about how to donate and participate!

The next Monthly Member Luncheon will be held on September 21 at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation.  For more information on joining the Chamber of Commerce, visit https://www.minthillchamberofcommerce.com/.

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