497 Olde Waterford Way #202 Belville, NC 28451

What is the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce?

The North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce is a group of professional, energetic, forward-thinking individuals; community leaders who are willing to volunteer their time and work together to encourage growth and economic progress in Brunswick County.  In addition, chamber members help support our Excellence in Education program, which provides scholarships for Brunswick County students.

The North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce represents the economic interests of Brunswick County, Wilmington, and the surrounding communities.

Our Vision

To work together as a community of businesses and residents whose goal is to serve as stewards of positive future growth while maintaining the great traditions and personality unique to north Brunswick County.

Our Mission

The mission of the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce is to lead and advance the economic development of our area and promote business activity that enhances the quality of life for all residents.

Our Programs and Activities Include:

  • Networking events: we offer a wide range of networking events, including monthly luncheons with speakers, business-after-hours events and quarterly breakfast events
  • Educational speakers: our speakers include community leaders and business experts who help our members increase their knowledge and skills
  • Member services: ribbon cuttings, new member baskets and other services designed to help our members grow their businesses
  • Public relations: activities to promote the many reasons northern Brunswick County is an attractive place to do business
  • Economic development: efforts to attract new businesses to northern Brunswick County

Opportunities for Involvement

The North Brunswick Chamber is only as strong as its members and volunteers. The chamber encourages everyone to become involved and make a difference to strengthen the chamber and business network. There are many groups to become involved in such as:

  • Chamber Board Members
  • Chamber Events
  • Chamber Committees
  • Ambassador Program
  • Volunteer Program
  • Sponsorship
  • Fundraising

Hello and a warm welcome from North Brunswick County!

Many folks from across the country have discovered what a wonderful place the gateway to Brunswick County is for families to live, work and play! We have so much to offer; scenic forests and waterways, a variety of neighborhoods and strong commercial growth that has encouraged the development of many retail centers.

The collective efforts of our Chamber members allow us to promote civic and economic opportunities and events in North Brunswick County such as the Business Showcase and Expo, Leland Under the Lights Car Show and Cruise-In, concerts by popular local and national artists and the highlight of the holiday season, the North Carolina Christmas Festival.

The North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce members are a group of professional, energetic, forward thinking individuals who live, work and play in the communities of Belville, Leland, Navassa, Maco, Sandy Creek, Town Creek, Winnabow and Northwest. We believe in our mission to lead and advance the economic development of our area and to promote business activity that enhances the quality of life for all residents.

If you are considering joining our Chamber, please know that customers place value on Chamber membership and it gives you instant credibility. If you are considering visiting or locating to our area, enjoy your visit and we hope you stop by the Chamber office to say hello.

Dana Fisher

Executive Director

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Executive Board of Directors FY 2017-2018

Martha Jackson 

John Lerch
Vice President

Suzanne West

Tyler Wittkofsky

Board of Directors

Term Ends 2018:

Melanie Gardner
Broker/Public Relations/Listing Agent, Compass Pointe

Melanie was born in Wilmington, NC. She has worked at Compass Pointe for the last four and a half years as the Broker and Public Relations as well as a listing agent for builder specs and resales. She has one daughter that lives in Chicago and the three pups that she loves spending time with. She loves the growth that Brunswick County has seen over the last 20 years and is proud to be a part of it.

Tinisha Green
General Manager, Holiday Inn Express of Leland-Wilmington Area

Tinisha has been with Holiday Inn Express for nine years. She began her career working the Front Desk at the hotel and prides herself in being one who loves working with people and giving the best experiences possible when staying at her location. She is a wife and mother of three, who enjoys spending as much time with her family as possible. Her motto is always use life's challenges as learning experiences for future successes, live in wellness, purpose, & abundance in all things.

Martha Jackson, President
Branch Manager and Assistant Vice President, South State Bank of Leland

Martha has nearly twenty years of banking experience and is proud to live, work and play in the wonderful Town of Leland. She currently serves as the Board's President and strives to lead them to success each and every day.

April Scott
Director of Small Business Center, Brunswick Community College

April has 18 years' experience in business development, non-profits and leadership. One of her many favorite quotes is "Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you", Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO.

Kristin Tait
Clinic Administrator, Novant Health Oceanside Family Medicine

Krisitn moved to Leland, North Carolina from Tampa, Florida in 2006. Krisitn received a marketing degree from the University of South Florida and, among other business accomplishments, spent five years cheering on the sideline as a NFL Cheerleader with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Term Ends 2019:

Ben Felner
Vice President, PODS Eastern NC - Wilmington - Myrtle Beach

Born in South Florida, Ben moved to North Carolina in 1997. He started his career with PODS in Greenville, NC. In 2005, he moved to Wilmington and then to Leland in 2009. He has been leading and developing the PODS business in Eastern North and South Carolina for 14 years and is prud to be part of the growth in our communiy.

John Lerch, Vice President
Vice President of Outside Plant Operations, Atlantic Telephone Membership Corporation (ATMC)

John is a 38-year veteran of the telecommunication industry and has resided in Brunswick County since 2012. Originally from Virginia, he worked for C&P Telephone, Bell Atlantic and Verizon. He joined the ATMC team in 2015.

Jason Paradis
Duke Energy

Jenny Rich
Work Order/Inventory Coordinator, Brunswick Electric Membership Cooperative (BEMC)

Jenny earned her Bachelors of Business Administration from Averett University located in her hometown of Danville, Virginia. She worked for Piedmont Electric Membership Cooperative located in Hillsborough, North Carolina for over 14 years. In 2014, she relocated to Brunswick County and is currently employed at Brunswick Electric Membership Cooperative. She loves working for the electric cooperative simply because they give back to the community that they serve.

Daniel Teachey

After 40 years of working in the grocery business and having the wonderful experience of meeting thousands of amazing people, Dan wanted to extend his knowledge of the opportunities that are avaliable in the North Brunswick area. He worked in Lelalnd for the first time in 1979, coming back in 1984 and finally from 2000 to 2017. He had the privlage of seeing what good people have brought and built in the area. The Chamber "allows me to see the challenges that are being addressed and the growth that continues to come to our area."

Term Ends 2020:

Ryan Bruff
Senior Mortgage Banker, Atlantic Bay Mortgage of Leland

Ryan is very passionate about home ownership and strives tirelessly to help people obtain a mortgage. He has been in the margage industry for 6+ years and loves what he does. Ryan is originally from Rhode Island. He and his wife moved to Leland in 2015 and have since had two children. He has made Leland his home and is excited about all the growth in the community.

Brandon Korman
Chief Tropical Officer, Tropical Smoothie of Belville, Midtown and Porters Neck

Entrepreneur, Investor, Father, Husband, and Overall Funnyman. Brandon brings a diverse background of over a decade of corporate experience in research, marketing, data & analytics, and management. He now owns Tropical Smoothie Cafes, managing a 40+ team over three stores with the same goal - quality, speed, accuracy, and TROPITUDE.

Jacob Shaheen
Director of Business Development, Startegic Behavioral Center - Wilmington

Jacob is a graduate of Auburn University. He started working for Strategic Behavioral Health in 2014 and fund a passion for helping peole struggling with mental illness. He joined the Chamber of Commerce to become more involved in spreading awareness of mental illness and removing the stigma associated with it.

Suzanne West, Treasurer
Business Development Officer & Vice President, First Bank of Leland

Suzanne has over 19 years of experience in leadership excellence, sales, developing relationships and growing profitability within her company.

Tyler Wittkofsky, Secretary
Public Information Officer, Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO

Tyler is a Leland native born and raised. He received his Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and is working on his Masters of Business Administration. He was named one of Brunswick County's Future 10 in 2017 for his passion for helping others discover the jewel that is Northern Brunswick County.


Ron Hadley Ambassador Leader
Business Solutions Consultant, Atlantic Telephone Membership Corporation (ATMC)
Mr. Hadley has worked successfully in Business Development providing IT Services/Solutions and Telco solutions for 35+ years with TECH Leaders: IBM, AVNET IT, SPECTRUM/Time Warner Cable, ALLTEL/WINDSTREAM offering services for thousands of Small, Medium businesses and Corporate Enterprise Businesses nationwide. He enjoys Island Life on Oak Island, NC with his wife and outdoor activities at the Beach, Golfing, Kayaking, Biking, etc. When not working the family likes to travel in the US and Europe and visiting wineries/vineyards in CA, NC and Italy.

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