Heath Jenkins accepts gavel as 2020 Chamber Board Chair

Elected at 60th Annual Celebration in Mount Holly Grand Hall

Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:30 pm

Photos By Bill Ward Photography

Montcross Area Chamber officers for this year are: From left, Treasurer Wil Neumann of Gaston Capital Partners, Board Chair Heath Jenkins of the Town of Stanley, Past Chair Shannon Thomas of Creative Solutions Special Events and Secretary Nicole Flowers of Wilbert Plastic Services. Chair-Elect Gordon Quarles of Blue Harbor Bank was unable to attend.  

New record high in membership of 538 announced

Stanley Town Manager Heath Jenkins was elected to lead the Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for the next year during the Chamber's 60th Annual Celebration and General Membership Meeting on Jan. 23, 2020, in the Mount Holly Grand Hall. A full house of more than 275 attended the gala, for which the presenting sponsor was CaroMont Health.

Outgoing Board Chair Shannon Thomas announced a new record high membership level of 538 for the Chamber during her 2019 in review comments.

Other officers elected were: Chair-elect Gordon Quarles of Blue Harbor Bank, Treasurer Wil Neumann of Gaston Capital Partners, Secretary Nicole Flowers of Wilbert Plastic Services; and Past-Chair Shannon Thomas of Creative Solutions Special Events.  

Guests enjoyed a reception sponsored by H&M Catering and a Silent Auction sponsored by Wilbert Plastic Services before a dinner served by Jim 'N Nicks Catering. ATG Entertainment was the sound and video sponsor. 

Awards presented during the program included: EPIC Award to Chronicle Millworks, sponsored by Duke Energy; Harley B. Gaston, Jr. Public Service Award to Larry Capps, president of Piedmont Area Wildlife Stewards (PAWS), sponsored by Creative Solutions Special Events; and Business of the Year Award to Chick-fil-A Belmont, sponsored by South State Bank. 

Also elected to their first term of service on the Chamber Board were: 

  • Emily Wilson of Atrium Health
  • Todd Garrett of Holy Angels
  • John Robinson of Wellzesta
  • Heather Woodson of Gaston College
  • Andrea Sipka of Schooley Mitchell
  • Paige Mixson of BB&T Bank
  • Lindsay Lockett of Gaston Christian School
  • Andy Mercer of Finial Homes
  • Chris Etherton of Gaston Printing & Signs
  • Karen Kleiner of Anatonywise

     Click for complete list of Board members

Click these links to read comments made at the celebration by:

Health Jenkins

Shannon Thomas    


New Board Chair Heath Jenkins accepts gavel presented by 2019 Board Chair Shannon Thomas.

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