Programs and Events
Business Training Seminars – Held primarily in conjunction with Edgecombe Community College’s Small Business Education Center, the seminars provide an educational opportunity for business owners on a vast array of relevant business-related topics (ie customer service, hiring practices and record-keeping).
Annual Meeting - The Annual Meeting, held in October, serves as an opportunity to applaud the past year, introduce the Chamber’s new leadership, and pay tribute to Chamber's outgoing leadership. The highlight of the evening is the presentations of the prestigious Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award which honors an individual for their service to Edgecombe County and the Chamber Small, Medium and Large Business of the Year Awards which recognizes outstanding businesses in the area.
TECC Time Reverse Raffle and Silent Auction - This fun summer fundraiser for the Chamber is open to the public to participate. Only 250 tickets are sold for a chance to win $3000. The event also features a Southern barbecue dinner. The silent auction features everything from weekend getaways to furniture to spa services.
Business After Hours – This networking event gives businesses the opportunity to meet the business community, potential customers and new members. Hosted by member businesses on a first-come, first-serve basis. Guests enjoy hors d’ oeuvres and adult beverages.
Farm City Breakfast - This breakfast is held in November or December and involves the local business community and the local agricultural community. The Cooperative Extension Service takes the lead in this event.
Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon – Held in conjunction with the Small Business Center, this April event honors the business administration professionals in the area.
Tarboro Downtown Christmas Parade -- Kick off the holiday season with the annual Tarboro Downtown Christmas Parade. The parade is usually held on the second Sunday in December and features over 125 units from high school marching bands to homemade floats to boy scout troops.
Parade Registration Form
Band Registration Form
Fire Department Registration Form
Parade Policies and Guidelines
First Benefits Insurance- First Benefits Insurance Mutual, Inc. specializes in providing workers’
compensation coverage for North Carolina employers. Our focus is to help you manage your costs by working with you to create a culture of safety for your employees, prevent workplace injuries and lower your claims costs. First Benefits Insurance Mutual, an association – based workers’ compensation carrier, has
partnered with the Tarboro Edgecombe Chamber of Commerce! Your chamber membership provides you
access to this experienced work comp carrier who prides itself on personal service, competitive rates, flexible
payment plans (interest-free), experienced claims management and will consider writing new ventures.
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Community Updates - Our Chamber serves as a strong advocate for local business. These programs area valuable educational way of keeping you informed on local, county, regional and state issues that can affect your profitability.