MINT HILL, NC – On Tuesday, September 20, the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce held its Monthly Member Luncheon at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation.
September’s lunch program kicked off with a welcome from Executive Director Paige McKinney.. President Rick Peniston (Peniston Deason Attorneys at Law) led the Pledge of Allegiance, and Vice President Phil Angelo (Leisure Travel Experts) led the group in prayer.
Present at Tuesday’s luncheon from Mint Hill’s Board of Commissioners were Commissioner Tony Long and Mayor Pro Tem Dale Dalton. Board of Directors Liaison Dalton shared some important updates from Town Hall. On the docket for the next Board of Commissioners meeting is a vote on the much-discussed ten-year Land Use Plan. The Town is looking into the possibility of building a baseball facility on Bartlett Road, which has the potential to bring additional tourism money to Mint Hill. LED lights are currently being installed on the soccer fields at Veterans Park. These 80-foot poles with LED lights will not only allow use of the fields after the sun sets; they also promise to save on electricity costs. The Town recently completed two sidewalk projects, a 1000-foot path stretching from Central Drive to Timber Creek and Wilson Grove, and a 325-foot section on Bartlett Road connecting the Glencroft and Stonebridge neighborhoods.
The Chamber welcomed two new members at the August luncheon: Adobe and State Employees Credit Union. Representatives from Adobe and SECU were unable to attend Tuesday’s luncheon, but Executive Director Paige McKinney expressed her excitement about getting both organizations involved in the Chamber.
This month’s Chamber Member Spotlight was Travis Underwood from Future Home Loans. Underwood joined the Chamber of Commerce in hopes of making connections that would help him expand his customer base and grow his business. “I visited the Mint Hill Chamber for a coffee networking event to determine what opportunities might be available,” explains Underwood. “However, upon my visit, I discovered more than the standard business organization. I discovered a great group of people that not only want to grow their business but care about the people and the businesses of their community and want to see all succeed.”
The Chamber recently wrapped up two important community initiatives, the Annual Back2School Classroom Supply Drive, and the 10th Annual Golf Classic. The Classroom Supply Drive was such a success that they could barely fit all the supplies they collected in one photo! Last Wednesday’s gorgeous weather made for a great 10th Annual Golf Classic. McKinney expressed her gratitude to each and every Chamber member who had a part in making it such a success.
September’s luncheon was a celebration of this busy time of year when so many Chamber members are planning community events. In lieu of a guest speaker, McKinney encouraged all the members present to share their news. Here’s a brief look at some of the great events coming up in Mint Hill.
- 1st Choice Properties and Pour 64 invite everyone to join them at Pour 64 on October 1 for Mint Hill’s annual Oktoberfest. Don’t forget your costume!
- Spotlight Performing Arts has two great shows coming up: Mary Poppins Jr, showing on on October 15 and 16 and Little Shop of Horrors, showing the following Thursday through Sunday. Spotlight Performing Arts is also currently in need of teachers! Reach out to apply.
- Mint Hill Coffee and Social House is celebrating its five-year anniversary with a customer appreciation event on Saturday, October 8. Join them at the Coffee House for a day of family-friendly fun!
- The Mint Hill Kiwanis are looking for volunteers and sponsors for their November 7 golf tournament, an annual fundraiser which supports the “Terrific Kid” program.
The Chamber of commerce has several ongoing and upcoming events to promote. The Chamber’s 4th Annual Cornhole Tournament will take place on Saturday, October 15, at Pour 64. Proceeds from this annual event go toward the Chamber’s scholarship program. The 2022 Best of Mint Hill Photo Contest and nominations for the 2022 Tina Ross Business Leadership Award are both underway. Lastly, mark your calendars now for the Annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party on December 3 at Independence High School and the 4th Annual Pop Up Christmas Shop in front of Town Hall.
The next Monthly Member Luncheon will be held on October 18 at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation. For more information on joining the Chamber of Commerce, visit https://www.minthillchamberofcommerce.com/.