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 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 Debbie Gettys at  or 828-287-3090 to register a representative who belongs to 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, Chair
King Law Offices, PLLC
Chamber Board of Director

Debbie Gettys, Co Chair
Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce 


Gregg Whitmire
PSNC Energy 

Marcia Monahan
KidSenses Children's

Stacy Hawkins
NC Vocational Rehabilitation

Karen Marshall
BB & T 

Lori Spurling
The Daily Courier 

Jackie Godlock
NC Vocational Rehabilitation

Doug Barrick
Town of Rutherfordton

Paul Baydarian
Carolina Chiropractic Plus 

Deborah Fields 
Kangen Alkaline ionized Water

Stuart Marsh
TD Bank

Debbie Smith
DrugForce Screening

Judy Russell
Smith's Drugs of Forest City

Alex Lidberg
Access Staffing

Angie Scoggins
Rutherford County Family & Children's Dentistry

Melanie Scruggs
Oak Grove Healthcare Center
April Hicks
Willow Ridge Rehabilitation & Living Center

Amy Brevard
Rutherford County TDA

Taylor Hardin
Rutherford County TDA

Andrew Strait
Wireless One Verizon Premium Retailer

Kayla Bradley
Fatz Southern Kitchen