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Vice President of Agri-Business: Tammy Kelly, Lenoir County Cooperative Extension Service Staff: Laura Sylvester, President and Jan Parson, Director of Events Agri-Business is responsible to the Board of Directors for activities and projects that address Agri-Business and the Farming Business Community and associated industry. In addition, these activities should promote increased membership and participation in the Chamber from this sector of the business community. The Agri-Business Committee will review and define its goals and mission. This committee will consider new projects as they communicate with various agri-businesses, educational institutions, and organizations (i.e. Farm Bureau, Farm Credit Services, Cunningham Research Farm, etc). Other possible projects include: -Chamber involvement and support of the annual Coastal Plains Livestock Show & Sale -Enhance the Got to Be NC involvement at the BBQ Festival on the Neuse -Farmers Market Season Opening Celebration, special events, Business After Hours, and year-long e-post updates and newsletter -Encourage Tourism Development Authority to develop an assortment of Explore Lenoir Agri Tours -Strengthen Agri-Tourism awareness through Tourism Development Authority and visitkinston.com -Help public officials and business leaders to realize that promotion of local farm products is good public policy and local economic development.
Fresh fruit, scrumptious vegetables, homemade goods and advice from local farmers are just a few of the wonderful things you can find at the Kinston Farmers Market. During summer, be sure to join us at 2nd Saturdays for a free breakfast at the Farmers Market and shopping from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Kinston-Lenoir County Chamber of Commerce has been serving Kinston and Lenoir County since 1911. The Chamber acts as a voice and advocate for the community regarding economic, community and government issues and represents Kinston and Lenoir County as a great place to live, work and play.