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Government Relations

Serving the business community in public policy matters

The Government Relations Committee meets on the last Friday of each month at 8:30 am in the Chamber conference room


To serve as the voice of the business community in matters of public policy

Action Items

  • To ensure that government bodies serve the High Country’s business community’s best interests.

  • To participate in local governmental meetings, committees, and commissions which impact the local business community.

  • To inform and educate on policy issues which impact small business success.

  • To work with local Military Veteran's organizations on partnerships and projects that can benefit the business community. 


- Organize “Meet the Candidates” forums for local, State, and Federal candidates as appropriate.

- Monitor proposed legislation which may impact the local business community and recommend policy positions to the Chamber Board of Directors.

- Administer the Hands of Hospitality Program sponsored by the Town of Boone addressing important town issues and programs.

- Schedule Town Hall meetings on various issues concerning the business community when needed.

- Support the Military Officer's Association of America High Country Chapter's efforts to establish a Watauga County Veteran's Memorial in Downtown Boone.

Committee Chairs

Mark Gould, Mast General Store

Omer Tomlinson, Spectrum Reach