Programs and Services


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At this Network After Work hosted by Image Gallery, the chili was a big hit. 


Business and individual members of the Montcross Area Chamber

have access to a wide array of programs and services

Network After Work is a series of after hours events hosted by member businesses, with an emphasis on making business contacts.

Ribbon-Cutting ceremonies are offered for members’ new or expanding businesses.

Business Buzz @ Breakfast events are morning sessions with speakers or panels on important local issues.

Entrepreneur Roundtable provides a forum in which new and future business owners can meet to share ideas, learn from each others experiences and obtain mentoring from successful business ownners.

Entrepreneur Summit is a day-long annual conference at which highly successful entrepreneurs make presentations and participate in panel discussions designed to provide valuable information to help those who have started a new business or plan to start one.

Workshops & Seminars address issues most requested by the membership. Presenters usually are provided by the Small Business Center at Gaston College, by the Ben Craig Center at UNC Charlotte and often by fellow Chamber members who are professional trainers.

Community Forums address issues important to Chamber members and the community and feature an expanded program with a speaker or panel discussion and question-and-answer session.  

Money$aver: Member-2-Member Discounts encourage members to do business with fellow Chamber members and save money in the process. Participation is free and easy. Member discounts and special offers for fellow members are publicized on the Chamber website.  

Referrals are made to member businesses when newcomers or visitors come to the Chamber office or request information by phone or email.

Chamber Office Displays are available for members’ business cards or brochures.

Advertising Discounts for new members by the Gaston Gazette and Banner News.

Sponsorships are available for Chamber events and programs including major annual events such as:

  • Annual Meeting & Banquet
  • Golf Tournament
  • Entrepreneur Summit
  • Christmas Parade

Chamber Directory is published in the Gaston Gazette, includes a free listing of all member businesses and individuals and is widely distributed and used as a reference throughout the year.

Annual Visitor & Newcomer Magazine is a full-color publication with useful information for those visiting the area or relocating here. It is distributed year-round at the Chamber office, Visitor Center, hotels, restaurants, offices of advertisers and at other locations. Chamber members get a discount on ads in the magazine to promote their products and services.

Chamber Website includes a free listing of all member businesses and individuals and provides a vital link to newcomers and visitors seeking services.

Advertising Opportunities are available exclusively to Chamber members on the website, in the Chamber directory and in other publications.

Service & Volunteer Opportunities are available on a wide variety of Chamber committees and projects.


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