March Chamber Of Commerce Members Luncheon

Denise Boston, Jennifer Manchester and Paige McKinney.
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MINT HILL, NC – On Tuesday, March 15, the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce held its Monthly Member Luncheon at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation.

The Chamber welcomed 3 new members to the Chamber of Commerce this month: Charlotte Plumbing Solutions, New Hope Financial Counseling Services, and Vitality Ginger.

Board of Directors Liaison Dale Dalton gave a brief update from the Town of Mint Hill.  He spoke about Age-Friendly Mecklenburg, an initiative that works to improve the quality of life for older adults.  Two gentlemen from Age-Friendly Mecklenburg spoke at the Board of Commissioners meeting on March 10 about the Age-Friendly Mecklenburg Action Plan, which helps address the needs of and access to services for the county’s growing population of residents aged 55 or older.  Replacement of the soccer fields at Veterans Park with artificial turf has been postponed until November so as not to interfere with Mint Hill Madness, which is again slated for October this year.  The next Community Shred Event will take place on April 2 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (or until the truck is full) at Veteran’s Park.

A highlight of this month’s luncheon was the presentation of the Tina Ross Business Leadership Award.  Normally presented with other awards at the Chamber’s annual meeting in November, the Chamber elected to present awards at the 2022 monthly member luncheons in lieu of having a virtual meeting.

The Tina Ross Business Leadership Award is presented annually to an individual who has positively contributed to the betterment of Mint Hill’s business community, a business leader who, like Tina herself, is a public servant and civic leader who is dedicated to making an impact in Mint Hill.

The Chamber was proud to present the 2021 Tina Ross Business Leadership Award to Chick-fil-A Mint Hill & Albemarle Road Marketing Director Denise Boston.  “Denise has a true servant’s heart, always humble,” said Lynn Nelson, who nominated Denise for the award.  “She is a devoted wife, daughter, mother and grandmother.  Denise balances so much in her daily life, but she tirelessly gives so much more.  Denise is so much more than a Marketing Director for a Major Company; she is a true good will ambassador to the community and embodies the grace and kindness of the extraordinary woman who this award is named after. The late Tina Ross would be as proud of Denise Boston as we all are.”

Lunch this month was provided by Olde Sycamore.  Over a delicious lunch of grilled chicken breast, Southern green beans, roasted potatoes and house salad, members listened to Matt Villmer from Weaver, Bennett & Bland, who shared “10 Legal Tips Every Business Must Know.”

The next big event on the calendar for the Chamber of Commerce is the Annual Spring Tea and Brunch slated for the end of April.  Follow @minthill.chamber on Facebook for updates!

The next Monthly Member Luncheon will be held on March 15 at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation.  It will feature speakers Paige McKinney from the Chamber of Commerce and Mary Beth Foster from the Mint Hill Times, who will share tips for working effectively with the paper to showcase your business.  For more information on joining the Chamber of Commerce, visit 

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Mary Beth Foster
Mary Beth Foster works part time as an essay specialist at Charlotte Latin School and full time as a mom to her five-year-old daughter Hannah and her two-year-old son Henry. Prior to having children, she worked as a high school English teacher for nine years. Most recently, she chaired the English department at Queen's Grant High School. She and her husband have lived in Mint Hill with their children and their cats since 2011. Email: