Welcome to Elizabeth City NC!
We are excited to welcome you to the Elizabeth City NC Chamber of Commerce! Browse our new connECt website to learn more. Since our motto is “Shop Local,” we felt it was time to use our local photographers and writers to create this one-of-a-kind online guide.
The website reveals the beauty of our region and proves it is an ideal place to live, work and enjoy life. Our Chamber has been “The Voice of Business Since 1911,” and we are proud that we have helped our local businesses grow for over 100 years. The new name for the website, connECt stands for our mission of connecting businesses, people, ideas, visions, lives, and the community as a whole.
We know that our region is a great place to live and raise a family. With first class health care providers and three major institutions of higher learning, we have it all.
Our region is also steeped in history and is a great place to have fun. Whether enjoying one of our historical sites, museums, fine golf courses, ball fields, local theater groups, restaurants, retail shops, art centers, or any of our other entertainment options, we have something for everyone.
The majority of Elizabeth City Chamber of Commerce members are small companies with fewer than ten employees. Businesses of this size especially enjoy referrals from other members and the numerous networking opportunities the Chamber provides. We offer the most affordable and effective way to advertise our members’ businesses. Simply put: we bring businesses together.
Come explore the many towns and hidden gems of the Elizabeth City area and discover that this is truly a great place to live, work and play!
Kelly Thorsby, President
Kelly Thorsby – President
Amy Herlihy – Membership Director
Holly Staples – Business Manager
Dayna Sones – Marketing/Administrative Assistant
2015 Chamber Board of Directors
A.R. Chesson Construction Co., Board Chair
Firehouse Subs, Chairman Elect
Long & Foster Real Estate, Past Board Chair
TowneBank Mortgage, Vice Chairman Membership
Wal-Mart, Vice Chairman Finance
North Carolina Division of Vocational
Rehabiliation Services, Vice Chairman Education
Comprised of the Executive Committee Members
Board of Directors
Linda Cox • eyecarecenter
David Cross • David Cross Real Estate
Frank Cudequest • Northeastern Flooring
Gloria Frelix, MD, MHA • East Carolina
Phil Johnson • Pepsi Bottling Ventures of
Jennifer McNinch • Albemarle Hospital
Rhonda Twiddy • Long & Foster Real Estate
Dion Viventi • Elizabeth City Regional Airport
Skip Zinsmeister • Northeastern Workforce Development
Commander Bruce Brown • USCG –
Rebecca Cross • Elizabeth City Downtown, Inc.
Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer • College of The
Jeff Dixon • Pasquotank County Commissioner
Wayne Harris • Elizabeth City | Pasquotank County Economic Development Commission
Chancellor Stacey Franklin Jones • Elizabeth City State University
Michael McLain • Camden County Commissioner
Mayor Joe Peel • City of Elizabeth City
Dr. Clay Perkins • Mid-Atlantic Christian
Charlotte Underwood • Elizabeth City Area
Convention & Visitors Bureau
Linwood Williams • Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools
We thank all of the above individuals for their exceptional service and dedication to our Chamber.