McDowell Chamber of Commerce
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The McDowell Economic Development Association, Inc. (MEDA), McDowell County Health Coalition, McDowell Chamber of Commerce, and researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, received funding from the Kate B Reynolds Foundation to conduct a research study to gather information and opinions about promoting employee health and safety from more than 400 McDowell County employers as part of their Healthy Places initiative.

Please take 10-15 minutes to complete the McDowell County Worksite Health & Safety Survey so that your ideas and opinions about promoting health at work are included in this first step of the research project. For more information about the initiative and the survey, please click here to view a video about the project.

You can complete the survey in one of three ways:

  • PAPER: If you prefer to complete a paper survey, please email us at or call us at (919) 843-2662 to request a print version of the survey and we will send you a survey in the mail along with a postage-paid envelope to your completed survey to the research team.
  • PHONE: If you prefer to take the survey by phone, please call (919) 843-2662 to set up an appointment with a member of the research team. We will read the questions, and you will answer them over the phone.

Please join with us to share your thoughts, opinions and needs for improving health in McDowell County and complete the survey by November 30, 2014!

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Be joyful - we're officially Playful!

Be joyful - we're officially Playful!

KaBoom designates Marion as a "Playful City USA"

KaBoom, the well respected non-profit website dedicated to helping children play and learn safely in their communities, has designated Marion as a "Playful City USA" for 2013. 

The designation was received because the City has a public park within a half-mile walk of nearly every child who lives in the City, and because of the City's efforts to make recreation a priority.  

KaBoom also partnered with Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to build three new public playgrounds in the community; Grace Community in PG, Grace Baptist on Shady Lane, and Nebo Crossing Church.  While these are all on church property and maintained by each church, they are all open to the public seven days a week. You should definitely check them out with your kids!

Welcome To Our Newest Members

Thank you for joining!

We are delighted to welcome our newest members of the Chamber of Commerce, and we would like to introduce them to you.

Please click here to see the full list of new members...