The Chamber is excited to announce the launch of the Rutherford County Chamber Ambassador Program.  Every business owner wants to be a part of what is going on between business and the community.  Now is your opportunity to strengthen the link as participation in the Ambassador Program is only available to Chamber Members.

What is the Ambassador Program?  This is a group of representatives from the chamber membership body who agree to volunteer a few hours of their time each month to promote the company they represent and serve as a link between the chamber board, community, and new and existing members.  Opportunities are as follows:

  • Monthly networking lunch
  • Attendance at ribbon cuttings
  • Attendance at Business After Hours
  • Invitation to business announcements
  • Participation at other chamber sponsored events
  • Exclusive weekly emails
  • Speaking opportunities to promote/share about your business
  • Free advertising opportunities
  • Unlimited networking potential

The Ambassador  Program allows you to promote your business, build a network for referrals, gain an inside perspective on local business and community events, establish a one-on-one connection with new and existing chamber members and gives you another opportunity to have a voice within the chamber.  

The Chamber is now accepting volunteers for the 2015-2016 Ambassador Program.  All volunteers will earn points for participation and have an opportunity to earn quarterly incentives.  In addition, an annual incentive will be awarded and one business and will be selected in June 2016 for a free or reduced chamber membership for the coming year.  To qualify, your business must be represented by an employee of your choice who serves activity as a participant in the Ambassador Program.

Please contact Kimberly Mullinax at or 828-288-3085 x 110 to register a representative from your business for the Ambassador Program.  This is your opportunity to maximize your chamber membership and connect with local businesses, community leaders, and to let the Chamber know how we can better serve our members.  


Kimberly Mullinax
King Law Offices, PLLC
Chamber Board of Director, Chair

Debbie Gettys
Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce


Denise Holland
Forest City Owls 

Jamie Costner

Amber Stroud

Jacob Bright
Brights Lawn Service


Gregg Whitmire
PSNC Energy 

Karen Clark
Bank of the Ozarks

Greg Poe
Edward Jones     

Jackie Godlock
NC Vocational Rehabilitation


Lori Spurling
The Daily Courier 

Karen Marshall
BB & T 

Stacy Hawkins
Vocational Rehabilitation 

Sandy Bailes
Gardner-Webb University


Amanda Hill
Rutherford Housing Partnership

Tammy Martell
Bed and Barn NC 

Ashley Lowery
Rutherford County Family & Children's Dentistry

Gerene Butterfield
The Healing Connection 
Wellness Center


Doug Barrick
Town of Rutherfordton

Meriana Dubose
Carolina Chiropractic Plus 

Edward Bielec
TD Bank

Deborah Fields 
Melaleuca, The Wellness Co.
& Kangen Alkaline ionized Water


Ty Clements
Vassey & Hemphill Jewelers

Marcia Monahan
KidSenses Children's
Interactive Museum

Emilie Conner
Berry Business Systems 

Judy Russell
Smith's Drugs of Forest City


Adam Horn
Horn Chiropractic 

Kristina McNeil
Hospice of Rutherford Co.

Brandi Nanney
Country Lanes Real Estate 

Gary Bridges
Robert Greene Real Estate


Cindy Wilkerson
Trinity Christian School

Christi Arms
White Oak Manor

Brian Cotton
Gardner-Webb University

Karen Ruhl
First United Methodist Church Rutherfordton


Janet Clark
Angler's Choice

Kim Balliro
Angler's Choice

Angie Scoggins
Rutherford County Family & Children's Dentistry