Kenersville Chamber Committees

You must be a current members of the Chamber, either business or individual, to serve on committees.

Ambassadors Committee

The Chamber Ambassadors are volunteers within the Chamber that focus on member retention, engagement and recruitment.  This group of volunteers work throughout the year attending events like Business Before and After Hours, ribbon cuttings and Business of the Month presentations to meet potential and new members. They work with new members of the Chamber to introduce them to longtime members and they work with the Chamber staff to recruit new members. The Ambassadors have monthly meetings to discuss upcoming events in the Chamber and the community as well as potential mentoring opportunities.

We are activiely searching for new committee members. Tacy Burdette is the contact and can be reach at member@kernersvillenc.com. 

Annual Banquet Committee

The Annual Banquet is held every November and tickets are open to the membership with over 200 attendees. The banquet is held at Summerfield Farms and features a reception and dinner. We recognize award winners and Business of the Month Recipients.

This committee is currently fully staffed. Chris Comer is the contact and can be reached at chriscomer@kernersvillenc.com.

Business Social Event Committee

Hosting a business social event is a great way to showcase your business. Hosting a networking event is a great way to market your business to other members and make lasting connections.

We are activiely searching for new committee members. Ashley Sinclair is the contact and can be reached at ashleysinclair@kernersvillenc.com.

Business Affairs Committee

Business Affairs intentionally gets to know all businesses in Kernersville in order to choose a Business of the Month which actively promotes and supports the Chamber and the community and presents the Annual Business Awards in May of each year. 

Chris Comer is the contact and can be reached at chriscomer@kernersvillenc.com.

Business Showcase Committee

The Business Showcase is held every year in the month of October. This is an excellent opportunity for businesses to showcase themselves and connect with the community at the same time.

Ashley Sinclair is the contact and can be reached at ashleysinclair@kernersvillenc.com.

Christmas Parade Committee

The Annual Christmas Parade is held the first Sunday in December in Downtown Kernersville along East and West Mountains Street. Participants in the parade include local businesses, school organizations, and more.

This committee is currently fully staffed. Chris Comer is the contact and can be reached at chriscomer@kernersvillenc.com.

Civic Council

The presidents from each Civic Organization in Kernersville shares Best Practices for meetings, events and speakers. Meets annually. 

Chris Comer is the contact and can be reached at chriscomer@kernersvillenc.com.

Downtown Committee

Since 1993, The Kernersville Downtown Committee has been preserving the historic qualities of downtown Kernersville and preventing the deterioration of the central business district. As a non-profit community and preservation organization, we invite you to learn more about us and how you can support our organization and programs. 

Ashley Sinclair is the contact and can be reached at ashleysinclair@kernersvillenc.com.

EDAC Committee

EDAC identifies corridors with potential for redevelopment, examine current model for Economic Development, be proactive in finding markets for economic development through leads from existing industry, and work with small manufacturers and family owned businesses to influence and encourage our ecnonomy. Meets monthly.  

Education Grants Committee

Teachers in the community submit applications anonymously to the Kernersville Chamber Education Grants Committee in hopes to receive an education grant. By sponsoring a grant, the money goes right back into a local classroom to support our teachers.

Chris Comer is the contact can be reached at chriscomer@kernersvillenc.com.

Evening Golf 

Evening Golf provides an opportunity for those that enjoy golf, to network, connect and develop lon-term relationsjhips through an evening golf league. Meets twice a year.

Chris Comer is the contact and can be reached at chriscomer@kernersvillenc.com.

Farm to Table Committee

Farm to Table is held in late August/early September. This event will showcase local businesses to curate a menu that showcases locally grown produce.

Ashley Sinclair is the contact and can be reached at ashleysinclair@kernersvillenc.com.

Golf Tournament Committee

The Annual Golf Tournament is held at Pine Knoll's Golf Course and is open to members and nonmembers. There is a morning and afternoon tee time.

Chris Comer is the contact and can be reached at chriscomer@kernersvillenc.com.

Governmental Affairs 

Governmental Affairs is to make our local business community better informed and more aware of the impact of the government on commerce, while advocating for the betterment of business interests in our community with information, education, and provision of networking opportunities for members, with the goal of bridging the gap between government and commerce in our community through opportunities for in-person and virtual communication with our government leaders, guidance to businesses on the effect of government policies on local commerce, and forums for political leaders to share their plans and visions for our community.  Meets 8 times a year.

Chris Comer is the contact and can be reached at chriscomer@kernersvillenc.com.

Healthy Living Expo Committee

The Healthy Living Expo is held at the Kernersville Seventh Day Adventist Church. Vendors set up tables with materials that help promote a healthy lifestyle for the whole family.

Ashley Sinclair is the contact and can be reached at ashleysinclair@kernersvillenc.com.

Kernersville Connects

Kernersville Connects gives interested high school students work skills that will set them up for a successful future by matching students from East Forsyth and Glenn High schools with a paid internship offered by Kernersville Chamber member companies. Program includes a soft-skills course and a paid, part-time internship offered over a minimum 6 week or 120 hours. Meets monthly.

KDPDC 

Kernersville Downtown Preservation and Development Council is a housing rehabilitation in Kernersville, NC whose mission is: Promotion activities for Downtown Kernersville.

Ashley Sinclair is the contact and can be reached at ashleysinclair@kernersvillenc.com.

Leadership Kernersville Committee

Leadership Kernersville consists of approximately 20 of Kernersville's emerging leaders. Participants meet once a month, August-May to learn about the different faces that make up our community.

This committee is currently fully staffed. Ashley Sinclair is the contact and can be reached at ashleysinclair@kernersvillenc.com.

Music at Twilight Committee

Music at Twilight is a summer concert series held monthly May-August at Paul J. Ciener Botanical Gardens. The event is open to the community with a reach of an average of 200 guests. Beer, food, and wine area available for purchase.

Ashley Sinclair is the contact and can be reached at ashleysinclair@kernersvillenc.com.

Recycle Day Committee

Recycle Day takes place in April each year at Town Hall/Chamber parking lot from 9 am to 1 pm. Local area residents can drop off items that need to be recycled- including a shredding service, electronics disposal, and other bulk items.

Ashley Sinclair is the contact and can be reached at ashleysinclair@kernersvillenc.com.

Small Business Development Series

Provides assistance to small Chamber member businesses in navigating entrepreneurship through programs, educational opportunities, sharing best practices and showcasing small businesses in the area. Meet 4 times a year.

Spring Folly Committee

The Spring Folly is held the first weekend in May, in Downtown Kernersville and is free to the community. The events attract 30,000 people consisting of: carnival rides, vendors, live music, food, live entertainment, and much more.

Chris Comer is the contact and can be reached at chriscomer@kernersvillenc.com.

Talent Supply Committee

Chris Comer is the contact and can be reached at chriscomer@kernersvillenc.com.

Women in Business Committee

This outlet is a perfect opportunity to provide professional women in our community with the tools they need to feel empowered and to succeed. Speakers will cover a wide variety of topics and the day will be filled with engaging breakout groups and discussions.

This committee is currently fully staffed. Ashley Sinclair is the contact and can be reached at ashleysinclair@kernersvillenc.com.

Young Professionals Committee

This committee is currently fully staffed. The Young Professionals of Kernersville fosters an environment for young professionals, ages 18-39 that is energized, engaged, and empowered to continue the legacy of leadership, progress, and growth that has helped shape Kernersville.

Ashley Sinclair is the contact and can be reached at ashleysinclair@kernersvillenc.com.