New visitor & newcomer magazine cover making a splash

13th annual edition includes Chamber member directory

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Michelle Dorosiewicz and Cohen Adkins are the paddle boarders in this year’s cover photo made on the Catawba River at Riverside Marina in Belmont. They’re accompanied by kayakers (from left) Mary Cannon Frye, Collin Frye, Anderson Gibbons, Claudia Frye and Michael Brunnemer.  (Biz Well Corp. photo by Debbie Cole) 

Free copies available next 12 months


Water activities are natural themes for promoting communities located between two rivers, and the Montcross Area Chamber went back to the water for the cover of its 2020-21 visitor and newcomer welcome magazine. In it’s 13th year, this is the first cover to feature paddle boarding. 

Riverside Marina in Belmont, just visible in the background of the photo above, was the launch point for these Catawba River paddle boarders and kayakers on a gorgeous summer afternoon.  The 10-acre marina at 1500 River Drive offers paddle boards, kayaks, canoes and pontoon boat rentals in addition to covered and uncovered boat slips and dry storage. The venue also is available for event rentals offering an outdoor kitchen, grills, bar and seating. More info on Riverside Marina at 704.813.4591, or

Since 2008, the Chamber has published the magazine annually featuring all six cities and towns of the Montcross area in eastern Gaston County. Articles and information highlight the municipalities and also provide useful information for visitors and newcomers about all of Gaston County. Area attractions also are featured in the publication, along with a directory providing contact information for all members of the Montcross Area Chamber. 

Chamber member Biz Well Corp. is the publisher, and Biz Well owner Debbie Cole is the designer and photographer. Biz Well has published all 13 editions of the magazine.  

Copies of the magazine are free and will be available throughout the next 12 months. Magazines will be distributed to advertisers this week and to town halls and other locations as they re-open after COVID-19 closures.

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